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Considering relocating to Seattle

Postby b. » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:38 am

I'm in a great spot right now. Bozeman, MT. But I'm thinking about going to the gulf to clean up oil for a while and then relocating somewhere. Seattle is high on the list for some personal and employment reasons, but I'm not totally sold. I imagine that there are intangibles that might make it more or less appealing and aren't readily apparent. I'm a little intrigued about hanging out in a city for some time, it's been a while.
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Postby Klenke » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:33 am

Uh, did you have a question? Cuz your post reads like an entry from your diary.
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Postby Brian Jenkins » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:34 am

My mom took French in college.
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Postby Klenke » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:15 pm

This post edited out of respect for Brian Jenkins, my Internet friend and mentor and...what else?...ah nuthin'. :lol:
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Postby mcpherma » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:47 pm

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Postby rpc » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:53 pm

Pitch 7 (6c): Hell on their bellies, you could title this long. Take a long tape, because it makes a kind of zig-zag which just gives a little ass. Start out belly with webs (handsome), is easier to back another belly chokes on a long pass (well insured). You reach a point will hardly see their feet, and everything you see lisooo! Where are the skittles? Well, nothing, is sing a sharp left, shining (starts to be washed), so there is go. Long length.
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Postby b. » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:13 pm

I guess that about sums it up. Rain and lots of really strange people. :lol:
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Postby b. » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:55 pm

I drove almost the entire left coast over the last couple of weeks. The peeps I met in Seattle seemed completely put off by conversation. It wasn't the kind of place where you could meet someone in line at the book store and get a reply. Everyone seemed closed up. Is that normal? Anomaly? As I moved south, it was much easier. I know the hard facts about the place, just wondering if anyone has any subjective opinions that you can't see from the aspect of a visitor. The smart-ass replies to this post are the nicest encounters I had with locals when I was there, and you people are friendlies. :wink:
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Postby rpc » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:12 pm

from what I heard (never lived), seattle is closer to NYC (i.e. go f.ck yourself vibe you're describing) than it is to say portland (small & friendly)....your observations are yet another piece of data supporting this. for what it's worth tho., if we ever had to move out of portland, I'd try seattle (if I could).
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:21 pm

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Postby JHH60 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:44 pm

What about heading a bit north to Bellingham? When I've been there the people seemed pretty friendly. You don't have as many big company jobs there as in Seattle, but that also means there are fewer of us unfriendly east coast people who have relocated there for a big company job.
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Postby b. » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:52 pm

Bellingham has not been overlooked, but I couldn't make it there on this trip.
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Postby Snidely Whiplash » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:25 pm

Being a transplant from the East Coast (Philadelphia) and having lived in Seattle for 27 years now, I will make an observation. I think Seattle people are superficially friendlier and nicer than NYC folks. But they tend to be harder to get to really know, and to be included and welcomed into their group is much more difficult. At least this has been my experience. Maybe it's the more reserved Scandinavian pioneers who originally settled this area (sorry if I've offended any Scandinavians).
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Postby dskoon » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:40 pm

etsnyd wrote:Being a transplant from the East Coast (Philadelphia) and having lived in Seattle for 27 years now, I will make an observation. I think Seattle people are superficially friendlier and nicer than NYC folks. But they tend to be harder to get to really know, and to be included and welcomed into their group is much more difficult. At least this has been my experience. Maybe it's the more reserved Scandinavian pioneers who originally settled this area (sorry if I've offended any Scandinavians).


I've also talked with Euros who've said the same thing about L.A., as well as Portland. People are very nice to a certain level. . . and then it becomes more closed.
Could just be a west coast thing. . . though I'd like to think the west is friendlier than the east. .
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Postby welle » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:16 pm

au contraire, NYC folks are mostly lonely, therefore are very eager to strike a conversation in line at a bookstore or a coffeshop... only..IF THEY ARE NOT IN A RUSH!
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