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Old 02-15-2011, 10:43 PM   #61
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As I was reading this line two girls in bikinis pulled up on a scooter next to me at a light and one of them smiled at me. I'm thinking Largo, Florida isn't a bad place to be in February.

Atlanta isn't for me either, not anymore. Does it make me sound like a geezer to say it was a lot better 20+ years ago and I don't like it much now either?

I guess I really am not a fan of really large cities in general. Smaller and medium size cities that are big enough to have things to see and do, but not so large that they have collapsed from their own weight in their heart.

Every city has a different identity and a different feel. All of that comes from the people there. People make the place. Certain cities or even parts of a particular city attract people with things/ideas/feelings in common. Think of Buckhead vs. Forest Park vs. Peachtree City vs. Newnan. They are all parts of "Metro Atlanta" but you can walk into a grocery store or restaurant in any one and they are all different. They feel different because people behave differently and hold different values/ideas/feelings about others and their own lives.

I guess what I am trying to say is you might be able to find whatever you are looking for without moving thousands of miles away. Travel is good. But making a new start comes from the inside. Does that make sense? I just don't like the idea of abandoning your support structure (friends and family) and possibly getting marooned without a raft. Just ask Buffon how that feels. That man really needs a raft.
I know what your saying man, I have just always been curious as to what west coast life is like and want to experience it for myself. there are alot of personal factors that are involved in this decision. So just dont get the wrong idea about why i really want to do this.

I know I dont have to go far for a change in atmosphere, but im just at a point in my life where i want to go far away to see what it would be like, Im young and really dont have much to lose other than (a few close friends and a couple of kinda close family members)

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Expect the job search to take twice as long as you expect. Also I would try to have more then 2k available. You will end up blowing through money faster then you expect.

I just did the whole lets move away thing and it took me 4 months to find a job I wanted. I was expecting it took take maybe a month or a month and a half at the most. I also blew through 4k in that time, but a lot of that was buying more go fast parts for my car.
2k is the minimum i want to take with me, i will try for more. i have been contemplating taking my turbo stuff off the car when i get out there so i can get the ball rolling on life and come back to the mad power game later (but that will probly be impossible for me to bring myself to do)

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I took 7 months. but early in that stretch I bought a PS3 so...
I already has one! :P so that nessecity has already been taken care of. lol

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Hey WonTon,

I don't really post much and would PM you with this but since I don't have the post count for it I'll say it here. SF isn't a bad place to live and the people are pretty decent but it's not for everyone. I moved here from LA permanently about 10 years ago and much prefer SF to LA. The Bay Area in general gets old after a while because it's just so damn expensive to live here. Ultimately you'll probably realize you're better off living somewhere where your money travels a little bit farther but at your age I doubt that's much of an issue now. I don't know you but from what little I've read here about you I think you'll like the change of pace. If you need help finding a job let me know. You mentioned a "warehouse job" and while I'm not sure what you mean by that I work for an advertising company that has an operations facility in San Francisco (as well as one in Oakland) which may be something you'd like to hear more about. We're often hiring and I'd be happy to put in a word for you. PM me and I can tell you more about what we do if you're interested. Good luck!
Thanks man, I really appreciate that. ill shoot you a PM with my Email so we can talk. Im very interested in any job opportunity.

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Atlanta is indeed a shithole....it'll make you a raging racist in about 2 weeks. After having been around the country a fair bit, I will stand by my statement. I'd rather sit on the 101 at 5pm than I285 at 2am on a Sunday morning. General Sherman didn't burn enough of this place down...****** should have tried harder
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:54 PM   #62
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WAIT! Joe, did you say Kari Byron lives in SF?

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The whole Mythbusters crew lives here. My bro saw that guy with the beret somewhere in SF. Guess what? He was wearing a beret. lol.

Are there alot of gays in AT? If not be, ready for a shock(er).
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**** yeah, i love Myth busters!

You ever heard of Little 5 points? Man, I have been hit on by a Gay deaf mute black dude before, it cant get any worse than that!
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**** yeah, i love Myth busters!

You ever heard of Little 5 points? Man, I have been hit on by a Gay deaf mute black dude before, it cant get any worse than that!
if you look gay...that'll happen anywhere.

i've been to gay bars on both coasts and never get hit on.
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yeah, its deff not that. the ****** saw my tongue piercing and assumed I was gay. (its the only time i have ever been hit on.)

maybe not for you cause your not sexy like me!

EDIT: wait, why the hell did you willingly go into a gay bar?
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