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23 Things Everyone From L.A. Is Thankful For

Giving thanks for In-N-Out, mostly.

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1. Not getting a parking ticket when you leave your car in a spot for an extra five minutes.

Give thanks because: Because for once, the Parking Gods smiled down upon you fondly.

2. Matching with someone on Tinder who lives near your neighborhood.

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Give thanks because: Nothing is worse than matching with a hottie in Santa Monica when you live in Los Feliz. Because we ALL know that just isn't going to work out, no matter how good the D is.

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3. When there's an earthquake that doesn't knock any breakables over but just leaves you with a good story.

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Give thanks because: It's practically free conversation material for you and your coworkers the next day, duh.

4. Going to the Grove and it's magically not crowded.

Give thanks because: Face it: It can be REALLY nice to go to The Grove. Just not on a weekend when there are like, a million people there.

5. When it goes below 65° and you're all like, "SWEATER WEATHER!!!"

Give thanks because: While everyone else in America is shoveling out of three feet of snow, you're putting on a parka because it dipped below 60°. And that's pretty damn awesome.

7. Keeping your cool during random celebrity spottings, but then bragging to your non-L.A. friends.

Give thanks because: You kept it totally real when you saw Sandra Bullock at Whole Foods, but then IMMEDIATELY texted your besties back home. #Blessed

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9. Hitting minimal traffic on the 405.

Give thanks because: This one is pretty self-explanatory.

11. The fact Disneyland is like, less than an hour away.

Give thanks because: It's pretty damn cool that the Happiest Place On Earth is like, in your backyard.

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13. Discovering kale for the first time... and not getting judged for liking it.

Give thanks because: Wait, it's actually COOL to be healthy? Yeah, that's pretty awesome.

15. But also finding a great late-night dining spot for when you have the drunchies.

Give thanks because: After a few drinks, you need some drunk food... and in this town, it's HARD to find.

17. Taking the PERFECT Instagram on your "hike."

Give thanks because: In L.A., hiking means flaunting what you've got.

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19. The only thing better than going to Coachella is staying in L.A. on a Coachella weekend.

Give thanks because: For once, the streets are empty of all the bad drivers.

20. Finding a parking sign that ACTUALLY makes sense.

Give thanks because: Really, this happens once in a blue moon.

21. Very importantly, going on a juice cleanse...

Give thanks because: You get to brag about how ~healthy~ you are to your friends AND actually feel better in the process.

22. ... just so you can get EVERYTHING Animal Style at In-N-Out.

Give thanks because: I want it all.

23. But most of all, not giving a fuck what the rest of the country thinks of L.A., because you're too busy sunning yourself to care.

Give thanks because: Sorry, we're not sorry.

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