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Old 06-22-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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To Movingwiththewind:

By the way, how long did you live in New York City before moving to Vancouver? I lived there for 18 years haha I lived in Seattle for 4 months.
So you're 18 years and 4 months old?

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How do you feel about Portland, Oregon?
Never been to Portland, OR.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Pike Place Market closes early because they open VERY early. They've discussed staying open later, but its just not feasable.

But yeah, the tourist spots shut down very early. You need to retreat to the neighborhoods (even parts of downtown) for evening/late night fun.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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Because I'm in San Diego. SD is a different city but I guess we all will have our opinions.
I agree, Gentoo. I've been to every US city with a pro sports team and while some share some similarities (politics, architecture in some places), the differences add up a lot faster than the similarities.

Usually the "XX city is similar to YY city" arguments devolve into "XX city is BETTER than YY city..."

And so it goes.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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Yeah starting in April the weather has been horrid. I can't remember such a crappy may/june, it seems to be one long, gray haze. I read in the paper that this last Sunday,we got the same amount of sunlight that we would typically see in February. It's sunny today so hopefully summer is finally here.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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Yeah starting in April the weather has been horrid. I can't remember such a crappy may/june, it seems to be one long, gray haze. I read in the paper that this last Sunday,we got the same amount of sunlight that we would typically see in February. It's sunny today so hopefully summer is finally here.
I don't know. I've been in Seattle / Vancouver, BC since the beginning of May, and I love the weather so far. But I heard some people here in Vancouver complain.

Be happy you're not in NYC. Talking to my relatives every day and it's humid and 90 and over day after day after day.... I'm soooo happy to be in the PNW!

Take away California, and compare Seattle's year-round weather with the rest of the country, and you'll see that Seattle weather is as good as it gets.

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Old 06-22-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I've lived in CA for 7 of the last 8 years, and in general, people here have a positive opinion of the PNW. The only people I've met who have an outright negative opinion of the place are people who have lived there or been there for an extended period of time, and didn't like it... honestly, for every one person I've met who didn't like it (granted, it's not like I just start chatting up folks on the bus about what their opinion of Seattle is), I've probably met a dozen who say something positive about it.

From my perception, people in SD are generally pretty approachable, but they do have a sort of nationalism about San Diego you don't get from people in LA - but then, so does Seattle... if you say something negative about LA to a Los Angeleno - for instance, you say "man, there are so many fake people here!" or "the traffic here is epic awful" - they'll probably say, "yeah, there are a lot of people here who are fake," or "I know, right? Man, does the 10 suck!" It seems like everyone kind of takes the good with the bad, and are aware of both.

If you say something even remotely negative about Seattle - no matter how true it is - you can expect to have a very severe rebuttal, as though you told the person in question their kid was ugly. I like many things about San Diego, but it's too Ronald Reagan for me, and I recall when I said something to this effect to a coworker from San Diego, he got VERY defensive, and then got very offensive. One of my best friends/mistresses is from La Jolla, and even though she chose to live in LA and prefers it, any negative comments about San Diego are met with a very sharp retort.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:33 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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but they do have a sort of nationalism about San Diego you don't get from people in LA
You are so right about that!

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f you say something negative about LA to a Los Angeleno - for instance, you say "man, there are so many fake people here!" or "the traffic here is epic awful" - they'll probably say, "yeah, there are a lot of people here who are fake," or "I know, right
I found this true about LA too.

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I like many things about San Diego, but it's too Ronald Reagan for me, and I recall when I said something to this effect to a coworker from San Diego, he got VERY defensive, and then got very offensive
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any negative comments about San Diego are met with a very sharp retort.
Man you know San Diegans so well! It's one reason I don't participate much in the SD forum. In fact I believe I post in the Seattle forum far more than that one. Say anything negative about SD and they act like you stabbed them in the heart or something.

Now I myself haven't had anything negative yet to say about Seattle so I've yet to experience this. Good to know though as I tend to tell things like they are.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Please. If you say anything negative about something as mundane as the weather in the Seattle forum, a couple of posters will respond sharply, (some who don't even live here or just moved here) and instantly the thread gets closed. I've never seen anything like it.

Apparently discussing the weather in Seattle is more controversial than gun laws, pit bulls or politics. It's the electric fence of threads so be careful about discussing the weather here. You will get a sharp rebuke from a couple of posters and pow, a lock on the thread.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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Please. If you say anything negative about something as mundane as the weather in the Seattle forum, a couple of posters will respond sharply, (some who don't even live here or just moved here) and instantly the thread gets closed. I've never seen anything like it.

Apparently discussing the weather in Seattle is more controversial than gun laws, pit bulls or politics. It's the electric fence of threads so be careful about discussing the weather here. You will get a sharp rebuke from a couple of posters and pow, a lock on the thread.
Agreed.

I grew up being told that talking about weather is suppose to be the most inoffensive subject to talk about. I suppose its the sign of times.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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Please. If you say anything negative about something as mundane as the weather in the Seattle forum, a couple of posters will respond sharply, (some who don't even live here or just moved here) and instantly the thread gets closed. I've never seen anything like it.

Apparently discussing the weather in Seattle is more controversial than gun laws, pit bulls or politics. It's the electric fence of threads so be careful about discussing the weather here. You will get a sharp rebuke from a couple of posters and pow, a lock on the thread.
It just gets old after awhile. Let's face it, whenever Seattle comes up in passing conversation, movies, tv, etc....somehow the weather is always brought into the conversation as well. No other city has a reputation that is so intertwined with it's weather. Portland and Vancouver, which have virtually identical climates, aren't stigmatized nearly as much as Seattle is regarding the overcast weather. It just gets real tiresome having to listen to it day after day. We get it already.
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