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Old 07-22-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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Can't figure this out. Is that a positive or a negative? For me it would be a major negative to be 2 hours away from the ocean. By the way I do have coworkers that live in Bakersfield and can get to work in an hour and 40 minutes. So it is closer than 2 hours. Still that is way to far to be from the beach.
2 hours isn't that long, a lot of people live like a long plane trip from a ocean.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: clermont, fl
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What does this mean?


Oh... Edit: It makes sense if you leave the first sentence out. Which would'a been the best thing to do anyways.



Aww... see... fixed it for you. What a nice thing to say to someone.

hahaha love it.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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Personally, I'd take what people in the entire California forum say with a grain of salt.
Yes, please do.

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The majority come off as extremely bitter that the life choices they made didn't turn out like their fantasies envisioned them and some live in cities you wouldn't wanna even stop to pee in, yet they come on here and bad mouth places like Bakersfield, probably never having gone there and just driven thru on the freeway.

Hope your move is successful and you make a great life for yourself out here!
You're being presumptuous in your ad hominems. To correctly put it, people have different temperaments and how one reacts to certain environments is depended on that. Don't assume the other's reasons for their negative comments just to defend your own stance. The correct argument would be providing reasons why you think a certain place is and ask why this certain other has this opposite view. To do what you just did just placates the notion of bashing. And yes there are those who leave comments without reasons either positive or negative on here, I've been known to do so, at times; one ought to provide reasons for whomever is inquiring for the sake of being more accurately informative.

Take care.

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Old 07-22-2010, 11:40 PM
 
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Thanks for taking the time to reply. I'd love to know how long your co-workers have been doing this commute for. Everyone that I talk to about it thinks I'm nuts. I'd like to hear from someone that has actually done it and hear what they say about it. Thanks again.
When I was attending UCSB, I used to commute to Bakersfield on most weekends. The drive from school to home often 2.5 hours to get home, sometimes longer if there's a slowpoke in front of me on Ventura Hwy 126. To me, I always felt there were two trips -- one on Hwy 126 as the first hurdle, and the drive from Santa Clarita/Valencia to Bakersfield being the second.

The fact that I always had to drive south and then around the mountain to head back up north to reach the destination on the other side always irritated me.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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2 hours isn't that long, a lot of people live like a long plane trip from a ocean.
So true, and in all fairness I was joking around. I for one live near the ocean and get to see it every day of my life. It wouldn't be a normal day if I couldn't look out over the Pacific and see the beautifull Channel Islands off the Coast. A two hour drive to see the ocean when you want to live by the ocean is amazing though. Why not just live by the ocean?
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: California
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Personally, I'd take what people in the entire California forum say with a grain of salt. The majority come off as extremely bitter that the life choices they made didn't turn out like their fantasies envisioned them and some live in cities you wouldn't wanna even stop to pee in, yet they come on here and bad mouth places like Bakersfield, probably never having gone there and just driven thru on the freeway.

Hope your move is successful and you make a great life for yourself out here!
Isn't that the truth
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:06 AM
 
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Isn't that the truth
It must be that some of the snobby folks living on the coast *have* to feel good and justified about about their current residence so they trash Bakersfield whenever they can.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Or that Bakersfield is a total trashpit. I've spent enough time there to have an informed opinion and I would rather move back to North Carolina than live there. It's terrible. Anyone who would consider moving there is either misinformed or a masochist.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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Or that Bakersfield is a total trashpit. I've spent enough time there to have an informed opinion and I would rather move back to North Carolina than live there. It's terrible. Anyone who would consider moving there is either misinformed or a masochist.
Anyone who considers moving to Oakland would be suicidal with their high crime rates.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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It is funny when someone says, "I spent a year in Bakersfield one week."

The truth is that I don't have a problem with Bakersfield. It is a nice community. Not my idea of what I want out of life, but still it gets the job done for those that want to live there.
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