I'm guessing she can take it back at her as it sounds like she's looking for in-your-face to be ongoing. All from one side gets boring or worse. And later, her nose may stay that way. Ribbing, I don't know her and don't want to be a meanie.
Orange County, eh? I've never seen the tv show, snot that I am. But I know lots of people in OC, CA. My Rich Uncle (now deceased), Cousins, Colleagues. I've memories of visiting my cousins for a weekend in '68 and being slightly wary parking in a grocery store lot there with a McCarthy bumber sticker on my Vdub.
I used to think there was no good food there at all, but there has been improvement. Also, demographics have gotten more interesting. I never got to the many vietnamese restaurants I'd have liked to have tried.
On the plus side, the Irvine Museum space is a favorite stop - lots of old california paintings hidden away in one professional building or another.
Hey, wait - you're from there and you're ok.