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Old 05-28-2012, 11:53 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I'm here largely to avoid the hot summers, I don't have a car, and I still have had to deal with really warm weather in the bay area pretty often, just doing normal stuff. Bleck!

*mumble San Mateo fairground mumble*
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Why not move back to SF? Sold your soul to your job?
I moved back to NYC after getting divorced from my wife. Though I had a decent amount of friends in SF, most of my friends and family were back east in NY. I figured it would be good to have that family support while going through the divorce. The problem wound up being that my sister's kid (then 6), now 12, became very attached when I moved back to NY, I'm his favorite Uncle, and like a 2nd dad to him. I've been threatened bodily harm if I move back before he goes to college, lol.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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So I'm considering a move to either San Diego or San Fransisco from Pittsburgh PA. I was a little worried about the whether being cloudy and dreary like it is here in Pgh but you guys are really swaying me towards SF. I think I was meant to read through this thread. :-)
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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i disagree, i'm a bay native and have come to love hot humid summers
Many of these across the country come with swarms of extremely annoying bugs buzzing you the second you open the door. Not fun doing anything outside under such conditions.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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So I'm considering a move to either San Diego or San Fransisco from Pittsburgh PA. I was a little worried about the whether being cloudy and dreary like it is here in Pgh but you guys are really swaying me towards SF. I think I was meant to read through this thread. :-)
both places are awesome but i prefer the north!
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Nice place to visit, but I'm glad I live 50 miles away. My sister lives in S.F and is always trying to convince me of how great it is - I have to wonder how great a place is when people are always trying to convince people of how great it is (I suspect they're trying to convince themselves).
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Nice place to visit, but I'm glad I live 50 miles away. My sister lives in S.F and is always trying to convince me of how great it is - I have to wonder how great a place is when people are always trying to convince people of how great it is (I suspect they're trying to convince themselves).
Well, you're wrong. SF is the t!ts.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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Well, you're wrong. SF is the t!ts.
When did t!ts become a bad thing?
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: New York City
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What I love and miss about the Bay Area is just the beauty of the area. I lived in Walnut Creek for 7 years, and I loved that I could just wake up, get in my car, and take a day trip to Napa/Sonoma, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Or, I could take a day trip to Sausalito, also another jewel in the Bay area. Or I could take a trip to Monteray, or Lake Tahoe, all of these places within 2 hours of where I live, and all, breathtakingly beautiful places. If I want to drive a little further, there is Yosemite. There is NOWHERE near NYC that I can go to that matches these beautiful areas, or offers what can be had when traveling to these places.

Sure, there are many young folks who can't understand the simple beauty of these areas, maybe it's too boring for those people who can only enjoy the hectic nightlife of NYC. To each their own, Those are just some of the areas near the Bay Area (or in the Bay Area) that I absolutely love/loved, and miss big time. It's the simple things in life I enjoy, and sipping wine in Napa, or enjoying lunch in Sonoma Plaza (also with a glass of wine), or sitting in Angelinos in Sausalito enjoying a great lunch while staring at the Bay and San Francisco across the Bay, or taking a night time dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe, going to the Monteray Aquarium, these are all my versions of heaven. To each their own, like I said, some people can't enjoy these type of simple pleasures, I sure miss them. It's a love/hate thing with San Francisco and the Bay area, some people get it, some don't.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I know exactly what you are talking about. I've been to many of those locations you mentioned and I enjoy them tremendously although I'm not much of a wine person. I do enjoy going to sonoma/napa for great spas and massages. And the natural scenery cannot be beat!
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