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Old 11-21-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I followed my passions and am making 6 figures doing what I love (And don't 'work' a day in my life).
Then why on earth are you looking at taking a job in Tysons Corner? Many firms still do drug testing, and marijuana is still illegal. Also 99.5% of your neighbors will be hard-working consumerists-- not you type at all!
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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Then why on earth are you looking at taking a job in Tysons Corner? Many firms still do drug testing, and marijuana is still illegal. Also 99.5% of your neighbors will be hard-working consumerists-- not you type at all!

Well that's why I ask.

I'm very hard working (just not consumed by Beamers, Moderator cut: Inappropriate), and I don't smoke anymore because as much as I'd like to, I do realize that I need to support a family eventually, and current legislation would make that difficult.

What I'm looking for is that .5% you speak of. I was hoping to find a little corner of Arlington or something with a little culture -- local art/music/whatever -- and love. I want to live in a place where you say hello to people you walk by, instead of staring past them, or down at your phone.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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If you really think that 99.5% of a metro area of 5.5 million people are terrible people, then it sounds like YOU are the one who is judgmental and antisocial, not the millions of people who you can't seem to get along with.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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But I'm wondering:

where is the bohemian/stoner population of NOVA?

I'm not into the yuppie consumerist **** that plagues the area. Are there areas that avoided this, and live with a little more purpose?

I can't really speak to anything stoner, but probably the most "bohemian" area in NoVa would be Del Ray. You would find scatterings of people into locavorism, anti-corporatism/consumerism, etc elsewhere, but not really a visible concentration anywhere else, I think. And its not like EVERYONE in Del Ray is locavore, anticorporate, etc. NoVa as a whole LIKES authority,capitalism, globalism, mostly (except where it sees authority as challenging property rights - thats where we divide)

You might be happier in parts of DC (I want to say Petworth, but IIUC even thats changing to more yuppie) or Takoma Park in Maryland, though the commutes won't be great.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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If you really think that 99.5% of a metro area of 5.5 million people are terrible people, then it sounds like YOU are the one who is judgmental and antisocial, not the millions of people who you can't seem to get along with.

I think this is unfair. There are many people who are unhappy with the way american culture (or even global post industrial culture, if you prefer) has gone. That they are fewer in number than those with whom they disagree, does not make them antisocial.

Im not sure if OP said that the other sort of people were "terrible" - but that he wants to live where there is a critical mass of people more like him (if he is serious - there are aspects of his posts that make me wonder)
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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What I'm looking for is that .5% you speak of. I was hoping to find a little corner of Arlington or something with a little culture -- local art/music/whatever -- and love. I want to live in a place where you say hello to people you walk by, instead of staring past them, or down at your phone.
Arlington is probably a better bet than FFX, and South Arlington than North Arlington, but I think even, say, on Columbia Pike youd find mostly yuppies at one end, and working class hispanics on the other, and counter culture people scattered at best. You might try a website called ArlingtonNow, and ask there.

I think Del Ray and maybe adjoining Arlandria would be better bets.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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A better strategy might be to seek out people like you apart from neighborhood - find a Unitarian church, or a bicycle club, or folk music venue, or something apart from the mainstream. They exist here, even if they dont dominate a neighborhood.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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I think this is unfair. There are many people who are unhappy with the way american culture (or even global post industrial culture, if you prefer) has gone. That they are fewer in number than those with whom they disagree, does not make them antisocial.

Im not sure if OP said that the other sort of people were "terrible" - but that he wants to live where there is a critical mass of people more like him (if he is serious - there are aspects of his posts that make me wonder)
If you can't make friends with people who don't share your exact same views on culture and politics, then yes, you are antisocial. I would say the exact same thing about a strait-laced conservative christian accountant who shrieks at the sight of anyone with a tattoo.

He didn't literally use the word "terrible." In fact he used stronger disdain than that for "yuppies."
Again, if you think anyone who has a professional job is someone you don't want to be around, which covers millions and millions of people of all types of personalities, then you are the one who is judgmental, not the rest of us.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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If you can't make friends with people who don't share your exact same views on culture and politics, then yes, you are antisocial. I would say the exact same thing about a strait-laced conservative christian accountant who shrieks at the sight of anyone with a tattoo.

He didn't literally use the word "terrible." In fact he used stronger disdain than that for "yuppies."
Again, if you think anyone who has a professional job is someone you don't want to be around, which covers millions and millions of people of all types of personalities, then you are the one who is judgmental, not the rest of us.

I didnt read his cursing as referring to people, but to the culture.

It also appears to me that he HAS a professional job. Yuppie is often used to mean something other than its literal meaning - (it tends to be a derogatory word in both directions -used by "hipsters", and by those who dislike hipsters)


And again, one can be willing to interact with people who are different while being more comfortable with a large number who are similar to oneself.

In the TH thread, I feel like Im from Mars because of what I take for granted about how one can live comfortably. Its not alway comfortable feeling like you are from Mars because you are so different from everyone else.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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Brohemian

I don’t know if you are serious or just having fun. You sure did stir up responses which are pretty fun to read. I’ll go out on that limb to think that, yeah, maybe, you really are interested and are testing the waters.

I think that you know you have your answer. There is no critical stoner/bohemian mass anywhere in this area. Yeah, you can find a few people here and there but you would have to do some serious in-person outreach to find them. It takes majorly material amounts of cash to live the “worldly goods are immaterial” life-style here.

I lived and worked the Vienna/Tysons area for years. If you are still interested in the topic, check out the Bohemia in DC thread at Bohemian lifestyle. I’ll bottom line it for you: everyone agreed that whatever “bohemian “ is, it sure isn't found anywhere around here.
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