Well I've made it to San Francisco, America! Now what do I do?

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    Feb 10, 2011 5:35 AM GMT
    And start work in a new job on Friday and can't wait. Still have a lot of things to do - organise an apartment, phone, internet, television etc but so glad to be able to say that I'm living a moment I never thought I'd get to.

    Any suggestions on places to rent? Places to eat? Places to drink?

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    Feb 10, 2011 6:17 AM GMT
    Congrats! Humm specify America....

    USA? Mexico? Canada? St. Lucia? Argentina? or which country out of the 35 countries that make the Americas???

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    Feb 10, 2011 6:33 AM GMT
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    Feb 10, 2011 1:45 PM GMT
    Hmmm ... Must be the jetlag!

    Sorry guys I'm in San Francisco for the next coupons of years working for an e-commerce company.

    So far so good but still a lot of things to sort out like apartment for a start.

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    Feb 10, 2011 1:59 PM GMT
    iVan90 saidAmerica_fuck_yeah_woman.jpg



    Bahaha thats awesome.
    San Fransico? You should have moved to Texas, much better. But welcome to America all the same.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 10, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    Welcome to the US... sounds like you have things well in hand!

    Best Wishes

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    Feb 10, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    txbobcat21 said
    iVan90 saidAmerica_fuck_yeah_woman.jpg



    Bahaha thats awesome.
    San Fransico? You should have moved to Texas, much better. But welcome to America all the same.


    Well I originally planned to but SF is better suited for job networking.
  • laxdude25

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    Feb 10, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    Welcome to SF and the US of A. I live in NY, but went to grad school in the Bay Area...so I'm pretty partial to both. Sounds like you're settling down well, and I'm sure are lots of friendly RJer's who can help you out. Let me know if you're in NY and need a guide.
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    Feb 10, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    iVan90 saidAmerica_fuck_yeah_woman.jpg

    That's outrageous! Love it! So many cliches, from the US muscle car in the background, to the large American flag, her blonde hair and scanty attire. Now name as many things wrong as you can see in this picture:

    - Shotgun butt not in her shoulder pocket (unless you assume she's in the act of raising it). Pull the trigger like that and the recoil would rip that gun right out of her dainty little hands.
    - Apparently no ear protection.
    - Firing range too close to the parking and building. In addition to safety, the noise would make it difficult to conduct any business or have normal conversations.
    - Her loose hair. Though she has a hairband, the hair is still loose around her shoulders, a range hazard if wind blows it across her eyes while firing. On some ranges she'd be ordered to pull it back completely.

    OK, not about SF, which I've visited briefly a few times but not enough to help the OP. Sorry, that was my best contribution here. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 10, 2011 2:14 PM GMT

    Where did you end up finding an apartment?
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    Feb 10, 2011 2:43 PM GMT
    sydney_cider saidWell I originally planned to but SF is better suited for job networking.

    Read: for whoring and fucking
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    Feb 10, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
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    sydney_cider saidWell I originally planned to but SF is better suited for job networking.

    Read: for whoring and fucking
    HEY! That sort of thing never happens out here.

    Renting is a mixed bag often contingent upon what you can afford.

    Dining out, damn just walk down the street, there are soooooo many places. My bf and I try to never eat at the same place twice because there are so many places to check out. Use Yelp for reviews too, it helps.

    Cocktails, well it depends on what type of bar and people you like. If you're looking for gay bars, Castro and south of Market are your best bets. Within both of those places you can subdivide to your likes (twinks, dancing, quiet, bears, leather, etc). A place for everyone. If you're into a sports or mixed bar then downtown has a lot to offer too.

    Can't go wrong in SF.
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    Feb 10, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    Caslon17000 said
    sydney_cider saidWell I originally planned to but SF is better suited for job networking.

    Read: for whoring and fucking


    Gee thanks Caslon. I work in IT so how about you read that as good for networking with professionals?
  • darryaz

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    Feb 10, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    Caslon17000 said
    sydney_cider saidWell I originally planned to but SF is better suited for job networking.

    Read: for whoring and fucking


    Well, those things are important too.
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    Feb 10, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
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  • ajlclimber

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    Feb 10, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
    Well, congradulations on the job.. I used to live out there. So, places to eat.. IN'N'OUT for a great fast food burger, Ophan Andy's in the castro for 24 hour diner, and I have always liked Marcello's for pizza. oh..and Fuzio's for italian/asian fusion.

    If you like chinese food.. the best bet is to look to see if there is a line or a wait.. if there is.. then the food is good.. if not.. might want to move on.

    As for drinking.. depends on your scene.. gay boy dance clubs... Badlands and The Cafe. Neighborhood bar... The Mix, Moby Dicks, Truck. More adult... Powerhouse, Chaps II, (Truck on certain nights) 440

    the city is full of water holes.. it really just depends on the crowd you want to be around.
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    Feb 10, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    Congrats on the job and welcome to the US.

    I live in So Calif so I can't help with San Francisco, but here are a couple of suggestions:

    1) In the thread title, add after America / San Francisco, need help [so the locals will notice your thread]

    2) Search forum threads separately using search terms Castro (The Castro is a gay neighborhood, but the threads will discuss that and other areas.), SFO, and Francisco (not sure if search works well with multiple words)
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    Feb 10, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    Lol, I hope you are making a fuckton of money because apartments in San Francisco are some of the most expensive real estate in the country.
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    Feb 10, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    Seems as though you are living your dream and that is always pleasant to hear.
    Hats off to you!
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    Feb 10, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    iVan90 saidAmerica_fuck_yeah_woman.jpg

    That's outrageous! Love it! So many cliches, from the US muscle car in the background, to the large American flag, her blonde hair and scanty attire. Now name as many things wrong as you can see in this picture:

    - Shotgun butt not in her shoulder pocket (unless you assume she's in the act of raising it). Pull the trigger like that and the recoil would rip that gun right out of her dainty little hands.
    - Apparently no ear protection.
    - Firing range too close to the parking and building. In addition to safety, the noise would make it difficult to conduct any business or have normal conversations.
    - Her loose hair. Though she has a hairband, the hair is still loose around her shoulders, a range hazard if wind blows it across her eyes while firing. On some ranges she'd be ordered to pull it back completely.

    OK, not about SF, which I've visited briefly a few times but not enough to help the OP. Sorry, that was my best contribution here. icon_redface.gif


    Ear protection? I don't need no stinking ear protection. It's a lot more necessary indoors, not a bad idea, But i don't wear it when outside.

    As far as location, there is a skeet/shooting range close to me that is situated in a similar way, Houses across the st from the rang clubhouse. As far as the hair goes, yeah, depends on club. Some even require safety glasses, Bah!!


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    Feb 10, 2011 8:50 PM GMT
    Welcome to the US Sydney!
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    Feb 10, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    KyleAD saidLol, I hope you are making a fuckton of money because apartments in San Francisco are some of the most expensive real estate in the country.
    Oh you have that right! That's why I commute in everyday.
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    Feb 10, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    southbeach - I don't think H1B is a ridiculous process, unless the individual can't meet the criteria. We mainly hire H1B's into my company, and the only difficulty is when the quota is full. Translating degrees, advertising the position, etc we just give to the immigration lawyers and it comes down to timing / waiting rather than issues with the process itself.

    I know it's abused by some companies, but the process itself for me was relatively smooth - so was the Green Card.

    If the OP is on an E3, it's even easier.
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    Feb 11, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
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    Caslon17000 said
    sydney_cider saidWell I originally planned to but SF is better suited for job networking.

    Read: for whoring and fucking


    Gee thanks Caslon. I work in IT so how about you read that as good for networking with professionals?

    You're welcome.

    Sorry you forgot to bring your sense of humor...

    You kinda picked a bad time to show up...

    funny pictures
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    Feb 11, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    MisterT saidEar protection? I don't need no stinking ear protection. It's a lot more necessary indoors, not a bad idea, But i don't wear it when outside.

    As far as location, there is a skeet/shooting range close to me that is situated in a similar way, Houses across the st from the rang clubhouse. As far as the hair goes, yeah, depends on club. Some even require safety glasses, Bah!!

    First of all, I used to be a Range Control Officer in the US Army. Exposed to high sound levels all the time. And including from my own stints personally qualifying on the firing range, all outdoors (scoring the highest Expert rating for every personal weapon I ever handled, BTW).

    So guess what? Today the VA gives me 2 hearing aids, since 1996. And my worst ear, that hardly hears at all, is my right. And you can figure out I'm right-handed, as that's the side I fire from, right?

    Don't kid yourself. Fire weapons without hearing protection and you lose your hearing, inside or out. I did, and so will you.

    And I've never been at a skeet range where anything was nearby behind the firing points. That's just stupid. You need a better range.