i know. it’s 2014. first we started with a little alicia florrick to bring us to the start of this decade and now i’m going way back into college shows i missed out on.
anyways, i can’t believe i missed this show the first time! they played the streets on the first episode! why wasn’t i watching? this show is so me! especially 2004 me!
so now i’m on the second episode and they’re talking about the rich kids and she called them ‘oh-niners’ because their zip code ended in -09 and i was like WUT? because i’m from the northeast side of san antonio. alamo heights slash 78209 adjacent. and all my life everyone called that side of the tracks the oh-niners. and we called their HEB the gucci-b. and well, i was like, wut? is this a thing that happens in other towns too?!?!
so of course i googled and it turns out the director of veronica mars is from san marcos and probably had friends who were -09 adjacent as well and that’s where he got it from. HA! so oh niners is not a common term for rich people. it is a san antonio thing that just snuck its way into this cult show from 10 years ago that i never saw until yesterday. cool.
*09 story digression: once i was at an 09 fiesta event in some school parking lot and it was full of rich people or something, i dont know. but in the crowd of people i saw one tall, blonde man standing in line for funnel cake. STEVE KERR. king of the bulls 3s of yesteryear. (this is when he played for the spurs). i think i took a picture of him from the next fajita stand over or something. and that was the closest i ever got to michael jordan.
AND UPDATE: vintage paris hilton is on this show too!?! lolz even more!