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15 Signs You're Forever A Beach Bum

You can leave the beach, but the beach will never leave you. Stay true to your seaside style and stay comfortable with a pair of Sanuks.

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1. You don't own anything black.

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Navy blue is the absolute darkest shade on your color wheel.

2. You're the only person who is actually cheerful during the morning commute.

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Why the long faces, people?! This day is gonna be sick!

3. "Dressing up" is a foreign concept to you.

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You have a couple pairs of non-ripped jeans you save for special occasions...

4. You don't sweat the small stuff...

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It's less that you're "chill" and more that you just get that life's a beach!

5. ...so your friends consider you a calming presence.

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Still waters run deep and whatnot.

6. The only thing you're snobby about is seafood.

You know fresh doesn't always mean fresh!
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You know fresh doesn't always mean fresh!

7. Everyone can always count on you to just hang.

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Darting around downtown every weekend just isn't your scene— you're the friend people go to when they want a genuine chill sesh.

8. You are perfectly comfortable striking up conversations with strangers.

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A stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet!

9. The ocean is the background on all of your robots.

And it's not some basic default one that comes with the phone. As if.
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And it's not some basic default one that comes with the phone. As if.

10. You often get up to watch the sun rise.

It's nature's way of saying "Oh, hello! Time to do the damn thing!"
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It's nature's way of saying "Oh, hello! Time to do the damn thing!"

11. Your home decor consists entirely of shells, beach glass, and driftwood (most of which you've found yourself).

Soft colors, rich textures, the slight smell of salt — what else would you want featured on every wall and table?
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Soft colors, rich textures, the slight smell of salt — what else would you want featured on every wall and table?

12. And you are constantly stocking up on suntan-lotion-scented candles.

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Yes, these are a thing, and THANK YOU to whomever invented them.

13. Pools do not appeal to you in the slightest.

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You stay far, far away from all chlorine (and who knows what else)-filled cement holes in the ground.

14. You've always got background music on.

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Ridin' those sound waves all day.

15. And when you're not responding to your texts, your friends know you're on vacation.

"Sorry, did you need me for something...?"
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"Sorry, did you need me for something...?"