Waving is Out

This definitely falls into my top 10 signs I am from Philadelphia: I wave.

That’s right. I wave.

As opposed to flashing a double peace sign or breaking out a shaka (hang ten).

Both of which I received when out running two quick errands today. Oh, and they weren’t errands like say, to an organic farm or the local surf shop where those greetings might be expected, and, really, probably preferred so you have a more authentic / immersive experience. I was at the UPS store. In a strip mall. And Starbucks. Also in a strip mall.

Grace, unlike me, is Oregon greeting ready. Lately, she’s been either winking or giving Kenny and I a thumbs up to communicate.

Not me. I need to come up with something. If you are looking for me this weekend, I will be locked in my bedroom practicing something way cooler than waving to adopt as my new Oregon greeting.

(Hand Jive? Gangsta guns? Double thumbs up? Two thigh slaps and a double clap? What do you think?)

I like to fit in.



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  1. Kristin

    You’re lying. You just *have* to be! lol

    So…did you have to Google “shaka”, or did you already know what it was called? As for your own greeting, I like the thumbs up/wink, accompanied by that slight clicking sound that you make with the side of your mouth – know what I mean?

    May 10th, 2012 // Reply
    • goingwestcoastal

      As for the greeting, YES! Totally and I actually just did it while I was reading your comment. hahaha.

      May 10th, 2012 // Reply
  2. goingwestcoastal

    LOL – seriously, right? Nope – double peace signs coming out of Starbucks and a shaka from a dude I let cross in front of my car. I learned shaka in Hawaii in January for a work trip – had it not been for that – I would have called it a ‘hang ten’. Hahahaha. :)B

    May 10th, 2012 // Reply
  3. SB

    I love this magical place called Oregon. It’s like an alternate reality of American cheese-less amazingness.

    May 10th, 2012 // Reply
  4. allison quinn

    thanks to Ken’s dinner tutorial I know that difference between guns and gangsta guns now. I say go with those; they are super cool….. at least thats what Ken taught Grayson.

    May 11th, 2012 // Reply

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