Feeling Sacramento

The News & Review is having fun with their “You know you’re a Sacramentan when” discussion. First published way back on March 11, 2010 this article has been added to via Facebook and reader comments.

A few of my favorites…

  • 8. … you kind of like the service at Zelda’s.
  • 25. … you dismiss gossip that the Sacramento 6 Drive-In was torn down – again.
  • 36. … you’ve had a tree fall on your car or house.
  • 46. … you grumble about how boring Sacramento can be, but love it to death anyways.

Well done, guys.

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8 thoughts on “Feeling Sacramento”

  1. This is my favorite, especially since I just ran into another friend that just moved back!

    “5. … after years of plotting to move away from Sacramento, you do, but inevitably move back.

    Sacramento seems to be a sort of black hole. It has a magnetic pull of relatively low-cost living, proximity to the mountains and the Bay Area, that city with a small-town feel and, until recently, a steady supply of stable state jobs. Although many itch for “more exciting,” denser cities like San Francisco, a funny thing happens after relocating. People inevitably move back to Sac. Admit it. You’ve done it. Your friends have done it. Your family and co-workers have done it. Hell, I’ve even done it. You are not immune: You’re a true Sacramentan! (S.S.)”


  2. Love it:

    Throw a stone in our town and you’re more likely to hit a sushi joint than a Starbucks. It seems that when Sacramento likes something, it just doesn’t know when to say when. And Sacramento loves its mayo-drenched variations on sushi. But a real River City resident has a more discerning palate, knowing what nigiri to spit and what nori to swallow. Megami. Zen. Nishiki. Akebono. What’re we missing? We know you know. (K.B.)

    For real, I am amazed at how low people’s standards are for eating raw fish.

    Tuna And Mayo Are Yucky, Agree?


  3. No “you’ve had a car fall into your tree or house.”? 😉

    And Honey Sac- even moving to LESS dense cities (lets try for 5,000 people [on a good night]) lands you right back where it all began. Just accept your inner Sacramento…


  4. I loved this as well. I think they did a good job making it into a list that is not too Midtown centric. My personal favorite

    23. … you love the low-tech innocence of Fairytale Town, but regret once letting your toddler nephew take off running down the Crooked Road.


  5. @Stickie: I’ve never eaten mayo with raw tuna. Does that make me a non-Sacramentan?

    But now that you mention it: Miyagi, Mikuni, Momiji, Banzai, Sakura, Kamon…. You’d think that the only way people here know how to eat fish is raw.

    I was gone for nearly 30 years, then got sucked back by the call of family and deciding I couldn’t stand another winter by the Great Lakes. Weirdly, it feels like I never left: the ever-present oleander and camellia bushes. The streets lined with date palms. The homeless guys and drunks wandering past the empty storefronts on K Street Mall. Nope, hasn’t changed a bit.


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