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Unread 03-16-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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Moved here so (now ex-) girlfriend could go to grad school at Pitt back in the late eighties as a young adult. Ended up falling in love with the city, raising a kid here, getting a couple of college degrees myself and am fifteen years into a very happy tech career here. Lived in the east end for a long time and loved it, moved out to Murrysville and hated, hated it. Moved back here to the Northside a few years ago and am loving life again.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I moved here to go to grad school, and then stayed when my internship turned into a job. When I first moved here I thought I'd be in Pittsburgh for a few years and then move on. I like it here and the job market's tight. The longer I'm here the more the thought of uprooting doesn't appeal.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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I came here to open a few of my retail shops in the Burgh
What are your retail shops?
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Unread 03-16-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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Grew up in DC suburbs, went to college and medical school in Norfolk, VA. Moved to Pittsburgh in 2004 for medical training, it wasn't my first choice but I knew a few people in the city, it seemed okay the two times I had visited, and the program was a good one that was consistent with what I thought my longterm career goals were (they changed within a year of moving). I disliked Pittsburgh for the first year or so, tolerated it the second, and really liked it for years 3 and 4 to the point that I would have stayed if the right career opportunity was there.

Came to Baltimore to do more training which made me realize even more how much I really liked Pittsburgh, now will very likely be coming back later this year for good (preparing to ink the contract). Pittsburgh isn't perfect, but its the only place I've lived that I really missed once I left.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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Came to Baltimore to do more training which made me realize even more how much I really liked Pittsburgh, now will very likely be coming back later this year for good (preparing to ink the contract). Pittsburgh isn't perfect, but its the only place I've lived that I really missed once I left.
That was an interesting story. My wife and I used to swear that no matter what, we weren't going to die in Pittsburgh. That still isn't the plan (I'm counting on nanotechnology leading to immortality), but here we are over 17 years in, and settling down for much longer still.

This isn't true for everyone obviously, but there is something strangely seductive about Pittsburgh, perhaps particularly for people from other places. This is also, at least in my view, much more true now than when we first arrived in Pittsburgh (back in 1993)--somewhere around 2000, give or take, Pittsburgh started getting nicer and nicer.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Mt. Lebanon)
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I've lived here my whole life and I love the city. I would be willing to re-locate somewhere else if the work opportunity presented itself but I'm not unhappy with my current situation.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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(I'm counting on nanotechnology leading to immortality)
Oh, please, NO! My 401(K) would never last long enough. (I'm not in any hurry to die. I would just would like to retire someday, and how do you plan for retirement with immortality...plus the planet would be WAY too crowded.)

Grew up in the 'burbs. Went away to college and ended up staying away for 10 years. Came back about 17 years ago, and plenty of opportunities in my field and the need to care for elderly relatives caused me to stay. So, I'm here at least until my 88 year-old mother isn't (she's pretty healthy). I don't have any thoughts of living anywhere else at this point. However, if an opportunity to move to the beach dropped into my lap, that might be too much to resist.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA & Sh-ittsburgh, PA
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What are your retail shops?
Public Safety uniforms and apparel stores.
Now we know why I always reply on posts related to fire, police, and ems services! LOL
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Unread 03-16-2011, 11:41 AM
 
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Oh, please, NO! My 401(K) would never last long enough.
That is what the replicator machines are for:

Replicator (Star Trek) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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plus the planet would be WAY too crowded.
Space colonies?

More seriously, and this is off topic, but I always thought the ideal would be remaining in perfect health, and being able to choose exactly when you would die. I agree literal immortality sounds like more of a curse than a blessing, at least without such radical transformations in the nature of ourselves that it wouldn't really count as our current selves living forever anyway.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Wilkinsburg
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More seriously, and this is off topic, but I always thought the ideal would be remaining in perfect health, and being able to choose exactly when you would die.
Far out. Sounds like a statement that would come up in thought experiment about moral philosophy.
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