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Old 09-24-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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Anyone else fell that way? You have a choice of living somewhere that is really boring, or really expensive. Too much so.

I dunno. I don't know where I'd move to though. At the rate NYC is being gentrified there's no point, maybe the west coast?

Huhh.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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Anyone else fell that way? You have a choice of living somewhere that is really boring, or really expensive. Too much so.

I dunno. I don't know where I'd move to though. At the rate NYC is being gentrified there's no point, maybe the west coast?

Huhh.
Anyplace is as good as you make it.. That is how I feel. I have lived in Richmond (born and raised), Roanoke (2 years) and have been living here in Nova for 2 years.. I was not in love with Nova at first but have learned to fall in love with it. Yes it is very expensive but that is evened out with the higher rates of pay in the area. As far as boring I dont know how anyone can describe Nova as boring there is always something going on here!! I know everyone is different.. And what I love about Nova you might hate about it. I will admit my number one gripe for this area is the traffic but there isnt much we can do about that. Nova is definatly somewhere I will live for a long time.. I hope you find some place that suites you, living in a place you want to get out of is no fun.. Have you lived here your whole life? I know I felt this way about Richmond at one point but now I wonder how it would be live to live there "on my own" since I never had the chance to do that.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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If you want to leave, go for it. There's no need to stay here. Sounds like you just want something different so you're free to go anywhere. Cool! If you can transfer your job, why not head out to the first job opening you can find? Take a chance, go wherever an opening might be. If you need to move and find a job later, Rick Perry keeps talking about job creation in Texas so take him up on it and move there. Why not, even if there aren't as many jobs as you might think it's as good as anywhere else. If you want a place that's different from Nova and not terribly expensive, head to Pittsburgh. I hear it's fairly easy to get a $10/hour job to tide you over until you find something that pays better. Or, join the Peace Corps (or the armed services) and go wherever they send you.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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Yes, Traffic is my number one gripe as well. When you know you'll spend more time in traffic than you will at whatever it is you're going to, it really sucks the fun out of it.

Unfortunately I'm in one of those boring places (woodbridge). Geographically I'm not really far from like Arlington and DC, but when you actually get out there?

And yes, I've lived in Nova my whole life. Use to live in Arlington. But for what I get here, the living conditions, at least as far as my house, is way better.

I can tell you I do NOT miss roaches. I could go back to hearing kids running around above us. I could deal with the very, very pungent Indian food that would fill the entire hall way from the top floor all the way down, I could deal with that but I can not deal with roaches again.

I dunno, I'm just kind of venting, and bored out of my skull on a saturday. I fully realize it is what you make of it but I can't seem to make out anything I want to do. I wish I drank so going to clubs would be appealing. Being sober in a building full of drunk people is not fun, it's depressing.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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If you want to leave, go for it. There's no need to stay here. Sounds like you just want something different so you're free to go anywhere. Cool! If you can transfer your job, why not head out to the first job opening you can find? Take a chance, go wherever an opening might be. If you need to move and find a job later, Rick Perry keeps talking about job creation in Texas so take him up on it and move there. Why not, even if there aren't as many jobs as you might think it's as good as anywhere else. If you want a place that's different from Nova and not terribly expensive, head to Pittsburgh. I hear it's fairly easy to get a $10/hour job to tide you over until you find something that pays better. Or, join the Peace Corps (or the armed services) and go wherever they send you.
I hear the middle east is lovely this time of the year. The car bomb wrecks are in full bloom.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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Yes, Traffic is my number one gripe as well. When you know you'll spend more time in traffic than you will at whatever it is you're going to, it really sucks the fun out of it.

Unfortunately I'm in one of those boring places (woodbridge). Geographically I'm not really far from like Arlington and DC, but when you actually get out there?

And yes, I've lived in Nova my whole life. Use to live in Arlington. But for what I get here, the living conditions, at least as far as my house, is way better.

I can tell you I do NOT miss roaches. I could go back to hearing kids running around above us. I could deal with the very, very pungent Indian food that would fill the entire hall way from the top floor all the way down, I could deal with that but I can not deal with roaches again.

I dunno, I'm just kind of venting, and bored out of my skull on a saturday. I fully realize it is what you make of it but I can't seem to make out anything I want to do. I wish I drank so going to clubs would be appealing. Being sober in a building full of drunk people is not fun, it's depressing.
I live in the burbs too.. currently in Centreville but soon to be Leesburg where I have decided to buy a condo (if all goes well with the banks that are involved/its a short sale).. I think Woodbridge is probably similar.. its the burbs! Hey at least you have IKEA lol... I couldnt deal with roaches either.. thank god I am fortunate to live in a very nice rental at the moment even if it is $1300 a month my mortgage will be much less tho........... expensive nova but fun place to live IMHO.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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Nope I kinda like NOVA, but I guess I'm kind of the boring type - LOL

I'm in Woodbridge too, but I can't stand living the city life. My brother and his family are visiting from Mississippi and I took them to the museums in DC. I hate the hustle and bustle of the city personally. My bro is hesitant to move up here mainly for fear of not being able to find a good job. His wife wants to move to NOVA though so their kids can be introduced to more diversity. Our family has been trying to convince him to move up here, but we'll see...

Anyways, hope you find what you're looking for. Just remember though that the grass isn't always greener on the other side... Sometimes, make the best of what you have.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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I lived in NOVA for 2 years and felt the same way you do. I couldn't wait to get somewhere else, for probably the same reasons. Now I can't wait to get back to NOVA! I miss the moderate climate, the Loudon County countryside, and the good crabcakes. Just be careful what you wish for.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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Nope I kinda like NOVA, but I guess I'm kind of the boring type - LOL

I'm in Woodbridge too, but I can't stand living the city life. My brother and his family are visiting from Mississippi and I took them to the museums in DC. I hate the hustle and bustle of the city personally. My bro is hesitant to move up here mainly for fear of not being able to find a good job. His wife wants to move to NOVA though so their kids can be introduced to more diversity. Our family has been trying to convince him to move up here, but we'll see...

Anyways, hope you find what you're looking for. Just remember though that the grass isn't always greener on the other side... Sometimes, make the best of what you have.
Wow. My cousin left her $30/hr job in Falls Church to move down to Mississippi for a job that didn't pan out, now she's coming back up here. Hopefully she didn't burn her bridges. I know they filled her position immediately after she left but that's because she gave notice.

If you're in the right field NOVA is doing good as far as jobs go. Relatively good I mean. Compared to like...Detroit.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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Really though, I don't have NOVA, I hate Woodbridge lol. It's too far south. Traffic sucks and no form of Metro comes here. Gotta go up to Springfield at least.

Maybe I'll have to learn to deal with the roaches. Sucks that you can get a total germaphobe but if your neighbors aren't as clean as you, it doesn't matter. The whole building has to act like they give a damn.
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