Sure LA's weird and twisted but I kinda like that about it. NY is too...straight for me it's too sturdy and monochrome
First let me say that I hate Frank Sinatra songs. Hate. Anyway, I bet many New Yorkers could not make it in, say, the slums of Lagos.
Stupid story. My brush with fame was with Liza Minnelli, though I was too young to remember.
My family went to the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal, and allegedly a drunk Liza Minnelli cornered me in an elevator and told me I was cute. I was probably petrified.
Seriously, even sober Liza would have been able to spook a lot of 4-5 year old children.
Sinatra was a sexist prick. That Wives and Lovers song made me wanna hurl.
To me I just find people here really mean. In LA everyone talked to me. In NY its "harumpf!"
NYC is one of the least friendly places I've ever been to.
NY...while great...is emotionally bankrupt.
Yeah I prefer that more laid back life. I hate the hustle and bustle up here. I'm not a busy businesswoman who wants to crunch numbers all day. Besides I hate any temperature below 50 degrees
If I were to leave NY for the Land of the Fruits and the Nuts, I think I would prefer San Francisco to LA.
Of course, housing costs there are even more insane than in downstate NY.
San Fran is too expensive for me. I checked it out. But I gotta leave soon because I think this state is starting to drive me crazy. I may have to settle for a temporary move to Vegas
Seattle is nice, and I think quite a bit less expensive than SF.
The problem there is it's cold, it snows, I hate snow of any kind with a deadly passion. also I'm a big theme park fan and the closest one to seattle is like 8 hours away
OK, LA it is.
If you are looming for an affordable wonderful place, try wilmington north carolina. The beaches are unspoiled, the people are kind and the fishing is fabulous. Dont know about derby tho
I lived on wilminton for bout 7 years. Used to go down there when company came from home. Go to hard rock for a hoot. Havent been back since 2006 tho....really miss it
Sadly It is a conservative state, and thus I could not live there under their laws and possible persecution of my Girlfriend. And their trans bathroom thing.....nuh uh
I lived in nc for over 20 years. First winston salem, then charlotte, then wilmington. This transgender bathroom thing is fucked up. But i have to say. I came from an industrialized state. When i moved there with my girlfriend i decided to lived my life, out and proud. Thiscwas in the early eighties. We were embraced by a huge lgbt community. Our workplaces were accepting and we prospered. Of course there was predudice, but it WAS the eighties.
But i certainly get your reasons to stay away. California is most definately a more progressive place to be. I love it there too. I hope you get there if thats were you want yo be....
Lol Janet. So true. You can make it anywhere...I hear they have great roller derby in LA...heck...they have great everything...
Tired of the winters, huh?
You can; it just might take some time to find a good job and place to live. You'll need to save up a few thousand.
You can do it Jan, you're smart and resourceful, I can see you living anywhere you put your mind to :)
Oh why can't you move & make it there?
I don't actually know what I'm good at to get a job in. To be honest I can't work in an office I'd probably go crazy and burn the place down, so I need to figure out what ELSE there is for me
ABCDEFGHIJKLMN oh yeah true :P But LA beats the pants off of NY any day! NY is old news, cold icy disnelyandless, LA is the escape NY is the literal cold hard reality. It's like LA is art class or recess or gym and NY is math class
go home freeranger you're drunk :P
California - land of nuts and fruits. The nuts have taken over the government, and the fruits have taken over the streets.
And burglars. The living is easy, but it's awfully hard to put up with the nuts and fruits and burglars all the time.