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Old 05-25-2013, 09:34 PM
 
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Almost June and weather still sucky in MA. Life is too short to look at cloudy skies for 7+ months! Head south. I did.
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Yup, so you can spend your summer months indoors in front of an AC and trying to dodge the sparrow sized flying cockroaches and ticks. No thanks.
Good point there, Eevee. Apparently Deanon has found a good place . . . for Deanon. Glad to hear it. But no place is the right place for everyone, including warm-weather spots.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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Default Boston = Hell...Moving to TX

I'm from Boston, and have lived there most of my life, and I can tell you that most people from the Boston area are lifers...they never leave because their entire extended family usually resides across the spread of a couple of wretched towns, or because they are too scared & narrow-minded to branch out & see the rest of the country. The truth is that most of the people in New England only stick around because they simply don't know what it is they are truly missing. People from Boston are work-aholics whose only enjoyment is sitting their large, obese, selves on the couch and watching sports...that is all.

The image that comes to mind when I think of Boston is this: A pothole filled with dirty, oil-slicked rainwater, cigarette buts, soggy lottery tickets, & old Red Sox tickets...that is all.

Honestly, the weather is completely abysmal from Mid-October through June, and by the time July & August come around, between the natives who are crazed from 9 months of darkness, & all of the GD tourists and snow-birds, people are literally clawing at each other for the last parking spot at the nearest wildly over-crowded beach...I mean that is PENDING the OFF CHANCE that there be one completely sunny day...which is like a unicorn here in Massachusetts. Realistically, the only 2 months worth living in Boston are July & August, which is why our population almost quadruples during those months due to tourists and snow-birds who enjoy the best part, and flee before 10 months of Hell.

For the past 3 years that I have lived in MA after moving back from VA for grad school, the ENTIRE month of June has been dark, rainy, and in the 50s...yes...in June. Then, when July comes along, it goes from 50s and rainy, to 90-93 degrees and humid as a steam room. There simply is no spring, and anyone who claims that there is a spring in New England clearly has not traveled much at all. In VA, I was in a T-shirt by March, and temps gradually rose from 50-60-70-80...etc...the change was gradual, like it should be, and quite comfortable. Good luck finding a transitional period from winter to summer up here...it just doesn't happen.

There is so little sunshine up here, in fact, that our rate of Multiple Sclerosis is one of the highest in the country. Don't believe me? Google search a distribution map of Multiple Sclerosis cases...they are clustered most heavily up north, and almost NON-EXISTANT in the southern states...clearly, the human body needs sunshine, and does not like being covered in clothing from head to toe & locked up for 10 months of the year. So while the typical overweight, beer-drinking Sox fan in Boston is rotting in front of the television for 10 months getting almost zero exposure to the sun...he may just be slowly developing multiple sclerosis, then @ the ripe age of 40...surprise!!! You won't be able to wipe your behind by yourself in 5 years! Bring on the wheel chair! I mean, at least he would still be able to drink beer and watch his precious sox in a wheelchair, right?

Aside from all of the absolutely horrible weather, the cost of living up here is laughable, at best. I mean, you spend 9 months a year inside your house, and because the housing prices are extremely inflated up here, $500K will buy you a reclaimed Meth Lab that needs to be gutted and completely re-done. If you want a move-in ready house with a granite kitchen and an acre of land...HA! Expect to pay >$750K at a minimum....don't believe me just take a look-see on Realtor.com for a good laugh.

If all of that didn't convince you that Boston is the @sscrack of America, how about the traffic? 3 years of traffic in the DC area was a breeze compared to the traffic I have lived with in Boston. Want to go to the Cape? You will rot for about 4 hours waiting to get over the bridge. Want to go up north skiing on a Friday...Yeah, I'm sure you do...you & about 4 million other New Englanders, so expect rotting in the worst traffic of your life to put you in a jolly mood for skiing. The daily commute...don't even get me started.

If all of that doesn't have you convinced...how about all of the taxes, rules, and regulations in Massachusetts that totally shaft its residents? Wanna buy a car in another state & drive it back? HA! You can't! the DMV will tell you to go FIST yourself because MA "Doesn't Do" temporary tags...they just don't...So if you want to buy a non-MA car that is not a complete RUST BUCKET, say, in Florida, you have to fly down, pay for the car in cash, get the title, fly back to MA, wait in DMV for the correct forms, fax the forms to your insurance agent, get your insurance info, then register your car, BEFORE you can legally drive it back to MA...don't believe me? Call the DMV and ask them.

Don't worry, I will send pictures of my 7 bedroom, 5,600 square foot home outside of Houston, TX with a 4-car garage, gourmet kitchen, in-ground pool, & tennis courts, etc. that I just closed on...that I paid $450K, yes, $450K. When I'm drinking a beer & grilling a steak on the grill that is park of the outdoor kitchen that is looking over my pool, I will think of all of the miserable, unfriendly @ssholes that I left behind in MA, and my friends that will pay $450K for a 2BR shanty in Quincy, so close to the next house that when you fart inside your bathroom, your neighbor will hear you. Too hot & humid in TX? Oh, that's right, I have a massive pool as well as a fully air conditioned house...what's your point? Too many bugs? Really...A grown man scared of a couple of cockroaches?

Sounds logical...I will sit and rot up in Boston, one of the most expensive and underwhelming cities in the country, plagued by 9-10 months of cloud-smeared darkness & some of the worst traffic on earth, because it's too hot & humid down south & I have heard they have large insects, and snakes, and pickup trucks, oh-my...makes sense...

Have fun shoveling snow, paying 6.25% sales tax, & rooting for Elizabeth Warren guys, have fun. Oh, and also, have fun zipping around town in your Toyota Prius with the Red Sox license plate...hahahahaha PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 07-09-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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Enjoy Houston, the only place where I had to use a roll of paper towels to wipe off the sweat from walking half a mile in July.

Enjoy Houston, the only place I have had seen a full diaper chucked out of a truck onto the highway.

Enjoy Houston, the only place I have sat in traffic for hours on an 8- or 10-lane highway, miserably trying to escape the city for the weekend with everyone else.

(wait, where are you from? You say that Boston has an obesity issue?)
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA USA
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Ha! Houston=hell - don't let the door hit u in the ass..
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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Benesthesia,

You wrote: "Honestly, the weather is completely abysmal from Mid-October through June, and by the time July & August come around, between the natives who are crazed from 9 months of darkness, & all of the GD tourists and snow-birds, people are literally clawing at each other for the last parking spot at the nearest wildly over-crowded beach...I mean that is PENDING the OFF CHANCE that there be one completely sunny day...which is like a unicorn here in Massachusetts. Realistically, the only 2 months worth living in Boston are July & August, which is why our population almost quadruples during those months due to tourists and snow-birds who enjoy the best part, and flee before 10 months of Hell.
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You post made me laugh out loud!!! Ha ha ha!! I lived in Boston for 25 years from college onwards (went to Emmanuel, you know it, and B.C. for grad school) and I have to tell other posters that this is just Bene's opinion of the Boston climate! It is not true that it is hellish like you say! Ridiculous. I love the four seasons and think that Commonwealth Avenue in the snow is beautiful, the falls and springs are gorgeous, etc. And I lived all over Boston as well as for a stint in Milton, but mostly Dorchester, Brookline, Allston, Brighton, etc. So, I know Boston weather and that is just your opinion on it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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The image that comes to mind when I think of Boston is this: A pothole filled with dirty, oil-slicked rainwater, cigarette buts, soggy lottery tickets, & old Red Sox tickets...that is all. . .
Don't forget the detritus from the seething hoards of 8th grade educated Dunkin' Donuts swillers who throw their trash in the streets. That is, of course, if they can even make their way into a Dunkin Donuts past the homeless alcoholic chain smokers who loiter the day away p@ssing in the bushes until the shelter opens up again.


Seriously, there is not enough Rep in the world for this post.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: a bar
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Don't forget the detritus from the seething hoards of 8th grade educated Dunkin' Donuts swillers who throw their trash in the streets. That is, of course, if they can even make their way into a Dunkin Donuts past the homeless alcoholic chain smokers who loiter the day away p@ssing in the bushes until the shelter opens up again.
For the record...I always go behind the dumpster out back.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: New London
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I'm from Boston, and [yadi-yadi-yada]
Okay, it's good that you got that off you're chest, and it's good that you're moving.

Hope you enjoy the oven!
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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LOL my biggest complaint from the last week is that the weather is too hot and sunny...

Also, seems like you really are obsessed with driving. I would suggest you try walking or taking a train sometime, but God knows that's impossible anywhere in Texas.

I hope both you and Dwight Howard have a good time in Houston.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Criminey! The poor fellow is actually happy about leaving for Texas & Houston specifically of all places!
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