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Old 08-07-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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woah woah woah! Thank you so much for the replies, some are very informative and lead me to think more realistically about the whole relocating thing, while others... well thank you for exercising your human right to be pretentious. But thank you never-the-less! Please keep it coming! Whether I'm learning about CALIFORNIA aka CA (sorry - cali is not the ''hip and noy'' way to describe your state MY B... or is MY B outdated as well? g*d Da*m, where is Bill Mahers following BC I WANT TO LIVE AMONGST THEM!)...or just another culture in general all knowledge is appreciated. DROP THAT KNOWLEDGE ON ME BABY!
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:46 AM
 
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Hello! I am a 23 yr old, single, on again-off again college student (15 year plan sounds about right ) looking to move out of Richmond. I've grown up here for the past 8-ish years, with a Canadian citizenship. I have fallen in love with the east coast's historic beauty and great location between the beach and mountains... BUT... My northern upbringing has really opened my eyes to the cultural differences. I do like many things about Richmond, but I find the racial tensions, downtown scenes, and snobby socialite-wanna be's much too immature and draining for my taste. I'm an open-minded, easy going, liberal, growing girl who enjoys frat parties and coffee shops alike! I have never fallen into a ''clique'' or crowd in order to find myself - which is exactly how I see Richmond - a mold you must fit. Where can I go that agrees with me a little better??? A place where I can wear too much mascara, drink green tea, watch some good hockey, dance at the club AND read Carl Sagon... Could Cali be it?
The thing about California is that people who are not focused on job/career/earning an above average income tend to not like it as much when they get older. That's doubly true if kids enter the picture. The cost of living here is very high. There are cheaper areas, but there's a reason why they're cheaper. Living with roommates is ok when you're in your 20s but it gets really old by the time you're 30+. You may find higher earning friends will end up doing stuff you can't afford to do on a regular basis(eating out, weekend ski trips, concerts, etc). So it's not just the rent that's expensive here, but the general lifestyle as a whole, especially in places like Los Angeles and the SF Bay Area.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:26 AM
 
Location: In a Lonely Place
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Hello! I am a 23 yr old, single, on again-off again college student (15 year plan sounds about right ) looking to move out of Richmond. I've grown up here for the past 8-ish years, with a Canadian citizenship. I have fallen in love with the east coast's historic beauty and great location between the beach and mountains... BUT... My northern upbringing has really opened my eyes to the cultural differences. I do like many things about Richmond, but I find the racial tensions, downtown scenes, and snobby socialite-wanna be's much too immature and draining for my taste. I'm an open-minded, easy going, liberal, growing girl who enjoys frat parties and coffee shops alike! I have never fallen into a ''clique'' or crowd in order to find myself - which is exactly how I see Richmond - a mold you must fit. Where can I go that agrees with me a little better??? A place where I can wear too much mascara, drink green tea, watch some good hockey, dance at the club AND read Carl Sagon... Could Cali be it?
I'd say your maturity level is just about perfect for "Cali". Come on out!
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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where is Bill Mahers following BC I WANT TO LIVE AMONGST THEM!)
You'd hate Huntsville.
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Not sure, but if you say CALI, then you probably don't.
LOLOLOL. Thank you!
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:21 AM
 
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Bill Maher crowd is everywhere, his show sold out in Tulsa.

I always liked Vancouver, as far as the West Coast is concerned.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: santa maria,ca
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haha, who fits the 'type'? everybody, nobody
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Oakland
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Maybe the poster was thinking of Cali, Columbia?
Maybe you were thinking of Cali, Colombia.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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Maybe you were thinking of Cali, Colombia.
So, he spells it like an American, like France, or Italy, or Greece, or Germany, or Sweden, etc, none of those places are spelled like the locals spell it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Oakland
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So, he spells it like an American, like France, or Italy, or Greece, or Germany, or Sweden, etc, none of those places are spelled like the locals spell it.
Like an American spells it? Colombia the country is not "Columbia" no matter what language it's in.
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