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Old 04-02-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Wow, good reply thanks! I was wondering how you can handle the heat in AZ or NV did you have to work indoors?
I worked as a valet my first few couple of times in Nevada and also when I lived in Phoenix so many of my jobs were outdoors. Heat wise I just got used to it after awhile and made sure to drink plenty of Gatorade and H2o. I now work as a casino dealer and have the luxury of being inside during the really hot months. It never really made sense to me why people who worked inside would complain to people who worked outside about how hot or cold it was outside LOL.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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You might check out Salt Lake City, UT Despite perception by some it's actually quite liberal/progressive and offers a lifestyle similar to Portland without the rain/clouds.

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I will agree with this partially. There are small segments of the SLC population that are liberal and progressive. Most are centered around downtown, and the University of Utah. However, Salt Lake Valley, or to take it out further, The Wasatch Front, is mainly conservative. Utah has voted republican in every Presidential election since 1964, with LBJ's landslide.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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My white middle class suburb in CA was middle middle class and largely Democrat...Hispanic, Jewish, Italian, Irish and a whole lot more. To the OP, places where the sun shines most of the year tend to have a better "attitude." People are outside doing things instead of at the local coffeehouse with a book. While the PNW probably has one of the more comfortable temperature "bands" for a northern latitude, it can be morose.
Surprisingly, I know some people who transplanted from the PNW to Florida (diametrically opposed) and, despite the humid summer, like it there and have remained. I guess a turquoise colored ocean or gulf can do that to someone.

There are just as many people hanging out in shopping malls in warm parts of the country as there are in colder parts.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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OH MY GOD the sun came out today after what seems like 8 months of gloom. LOL I dont know how to act?!
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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There are just as many people hanging out in shopping malls in warm parts of the country as there are in colder parts.
Yeah, I actually don't think there is a strong correlation between weather and attitude. Look at the crime statistics: South and Southwest have higher crime than North and Northeast, overall. Some cities where people go to live in "paradise", like LA, SD or Phoenix, have some of the most pi$$ed off residents in this country! My personal favorite: the places with the most aggressive drivers and have the most fatal driving accidents are in places with what most would consider "excellent weather".

Now there could be a variety of reasons why these things exist where they do, but two things I know to be true about weather are: a.) there is not a place in the world that somebody who is unhappy can move to become happy simply because of the weather (barring a medical condition, etc.), and b.) I am happier when there is sunlight....WITH the occassional cloudy/rainy/sleety/snowy day. Gotta have variety!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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oh my god the sun came out today after what seems like 8 months of gloom. Lol i dont know how to act?!
be happy!
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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I kinda think warmer weather makes people more hot blooded, and passionate. Cold damp makes me want to stay home and not get into trouble.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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OH MY GOD the sun came out today after what seems like 8 months of gloom. LOL I dont know how to act?!
I'm glad you said "seem." Otherwise, you'd be lying.

I'm sorry you find rain in springtime to be such a bad thing. But there is a reason for the saying . . .

Hope you find somewhere new, and perfect for you, to live soon. We really don't need you to be unhappy here, when so many others can be, and are perfectly happy.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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Believe it or not, damp cold (rain) and 55 F feels more cold than say 35F with dry lake effect snow. Also, cities like in upstate NY know how to handle snowy road conditions very well.

I personally feel if I had to live in cloudy weather, I would probably choose snow over constant rain...
Different strokes...I much prefer 55 and rain than 35 and snow. But we are all entitled to our opinions.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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just thinking about the weather in portland makes me a bit sad inside.
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