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Old 04-05-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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I look at most of my friends from school, the neighborhood or work, and they are all characters in one form or another, and speak their minds. One factor might be growing up in two very large metro areas, including SoCal which is a magnet for characters and individualists, in addition to being a place that is irreverent when it comes to political correctness (that is changing, I've heard). Then, throw in the mix of either immigrant or first-gen friends I had, and it felt as if one was living in a sitcom. One friend from my small college told me, "Man, you knew all the foreign students, it's like you were the 'welcome wagon'." I have a sibling who seems to know more of the WASPy golf-playing white picket fence crowd. I think I count one WASP as a friend, I didn't plan it that way, but everyone I know is Italian, Hispanic, Jewish, Japanese, black, Middle-Eastern, with an occasional Irish-Catholic thrown into the mix.

Is your mix of friends eclectic and entertaining?
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Uh huh.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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I look at most of my friends from school, the neighborhood or work, and they are all characters in one form or another, and speak their minds. One factor might be growing up in two very large metro areas, including SoCal which is a magnet for characters and individualists, in addition to being a place that is irreverent when it comes to political correctness (that is changing, I've heard). Then, throw in the mix of either immigrant or first-gen friends I had, and it felt as if one was living in a sitcom. One friend from my small college told me, "Man, you knew all the foreign students, it's like you were the 'welcome wagon'." I have a sibling who seems to know more of the WASPy golf-playing white picket fence crowd. I think I count one WASP as a friend, I didn't plan it that way, but everyone I know is Italian, Hispanic, Jewish, Japanese, black, Middle-Eastern, with an occasional Irish-Catholic thrown into the mix.

Is your mix of friends eclectic and entertaining?
Oh, yeah. As is my family.

So Cal all the way. I love it when I'm the Token White
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: in Mary Ann and Ginger's hut
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Oh, yeah. As is my family.

So Cal all the way. I love it when I'm the Token White
lol, I love being the "exotic" one too haha
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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I'm from SoCal as well - my town was actually 50% Asian. Now I live in New York. My friends are definitely characters - but I'm a performer and most of them are or were at one time - so I think it goes with the territory.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: in Mary Ann and Ginger's hut
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I look at most of my friends from school, the neighborhood or work, and they are all characters in one form or another, and speak their minds. One factor might be growing up in two very large metro areas, including SoCal which is a magnet for characters and individualists, in addition to being a place that is irreverent when it comes to political correctness (that is changing, I've heard). Then, throw in the mix of either immigrant or first-gen friends I had, and it felt as if one was living in a sitcom. One friend from my small college told me, "Man, you knew all the foreign students, it's like you were the 'welcome wagon'." I have a sibling who seems to know more of the WASPy golf-playing white picket fence crowd. I think I count one WASP as a friend, I didn't plan it that way, but everyone I know is Italian, Hispanic, Jewish, Japanese, black, Middle-Eastern, with an occasional Irish-Catholic thrown into the mix.

Is your mix of friends eclectic and entertaining?
ya, those cosmopolitan, multilingual/"polyglot" areas like nyc, london, la, etc are cool
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