1. When you live in Oakland, you don’t just hella ♥ it, it makes you wanna…

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2. But no matter how pumped you are, you always come off as laidback.

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3. You and your bicycle have an… intimate… relationship.

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4. You come up to some warehouse for a party and you're like...

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5. But then you go downstairs and it's like...

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6. You may live in the only American city where Eritrean food is a real and present thing.

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7. If anyone mentions the Farmer’s Market, you’re already walking out the door.

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8. Taco Tuesday is often your primary reason for existence.

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9. Your friends who live in other big cities hear about you buying a car and they're like...

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10. But you know that when it comes to parking in Oakland, everything’s a snap.

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11. When your friends in SF complain about fog/rent you're like...

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12. But when you ask your friends from SF or the Peninsula to visit, they make this face

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13. One game you play every night is “Gunfire or Fireworks?”

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14. Your urban farmer’s garden looks nice, but his roosters are another story, especially in the early morning.

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15. And when a can lady tries to break into your building you’re like…

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16. You see a carjacking across the street and all you can say is: “Again?”

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17. Don’t even get me started on having to leave SF early because of BART…

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18. But why would you leave when there’s the Oakland Museum music/food/science smorgasbord on Fridays?

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19. And can experience all the feelings of being a member of Raidernation?

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20. And whenever you’re stressed out, just rent a boat on Lake Merritt.

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21. With all the new bars and music venues you discover every weekend, you feel like...

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22. It’s no surprise, though. Everyone knows Oakland is the Brooklyn of the Bay.

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23. Basically, for all the ups and downs, if anyone ever said, “Don’t you want to move?” you’d be like…

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