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    Nov 20, 2011 2:36 AM GMT
    So back in 2009 I visited Boston for 1 week and really liked it. It was my 1st time to the (north) east coast. I was going to try and move there last year but I ended up not getting the funds in order to do so, and then all my stuff was in storage 2,000 miles away and it would have been enormous cost to shift it all around.

    But next year the possibility will present itself moreso than it did last year.

    I know it's usually cloudy there, but this dryness out here is getting to me. I've never had so much issues with dry sinuses as I have been.

    And the best part: I just got my passport recently. Flights to Europe would be nonstop and so much easier than from the middle of the country. Actually, the western part of the country at that.

    On top of that, I am getting so fed up with having to be so stupidly far from every other city in the friggin country. I don't have buddy pass flight discounts and don't work for delta. When I want to go out of town, I have to sit in the car for 8-12-24 hours just to get to the next happening town...AND THEN, GET THIS, GET THIS.....................It's usually not even happening! It's just another isolated cow town! So you drive from dawn to dusk only to still be in the god damn middle of no where. And everyone here thinks old sorry Las Vegas is the best thing on earth. It's a friggin Orlando, Florida in the desert but with more gambling.

    So don't be surprised if my profile suddenly says 'Boston' in the near future...I keep saying if I go to Boston, I'll have access to Montreal, NYC, DC, The Jersey Shore boys, Nova Scotia, Ireland, The United Kingdom. Why am I even wasting my time here being convenient to nothing? What the mountains and skiing?

    I'm trying to grow a Boston Fern here but it's not liking it here. Maybe we have something in common.
  • jena2nsu

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    Nov 20, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    I hear you on that one. I travel a lot too and want to move to Toronto, Canada. I visited for a week and fell in love with the city. Now just trying to secure a one-year work visa so I can make it happen. Fingers crossed for summer 2012.
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    Nov 20, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    jena2nsu saidI hear you on that one. I travel a lot too and want to move to Toronto, Canada. I visited for a week and fell in love with the city. Now just trying to secure a one-year work visa so I can make it happen. Fingers crossed for summer 2012.


    Yeah, see if I moved out the country I'd have to do something like a foreign exchange student.

    I didn't know you had to apply for a work Visa to move to Toronto icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 20, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    May I suggest you consider a location without internet access / service?

    Thank you.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 20, 2011 8:24 PM GMT
    Are you the same young guy that was bitching and criticizing Denver, Colorado not too long agoicon_question.gif What makes you think that moving to Boston is going to automatically make you a happier person. You just impress me as an impossible to please person. You definitely need to take a harder look at yourself and stop putting so much emphasis on location.
  • ohioguy12

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    Nov 20, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    I moved to Boston in September for grad school, and I still have mixed feelings about Boston, people can be really standoffish, but maybe as I meet more people I'll like it more.

    I also don't understand why people want to live somewhere just so they can visit other places.
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    Nov 21, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    Cash saidMay I suggest you consider a location without internet access / service?

    Thank you.


    Damn, Y'all bitches hating big time. I was traveling well before I met this forum, so to even try and discourage me is futile. Every time you hate, it's making me better and better. And you can click on my profile and see my map getting redder and redder. Where the fuck you been?

    Of course you don't want me to have internet, you can't stand hearing about all the places your old tired, broke ass husband hasn't taken you yet that I've been.


    roadbikeRob saidAre you the same young guy that was bitching and criticizing Denver, Colorado not too long agoicon_question.gif What makes you think that moving to Boston is going to automatically make you a happier person.


    OK, Denver and Boston. over 2,000 miles apart. different humidity levels. Different setup (Boston is dense and nearby other cities, Denver is not). How can one compare the 2? Atleast I friggin visited Boston and not just making some quick assumption. I know what it's like there.

    Boston has 13,000+ people per square mile. Denver only 4,000. That means less driving around, more oppurtunity to meet people outside of gay bars (which I spent an entire week in Boston and found it much easier to meet people than Denver, or even have random conversation on the street.)

    I also like Boston for it's seafood and marina (as a NATIVE FLORIDIAN) I miss having access to ocean water and fresh, cheap seafood. Lobsters!!!

    I was able to find a photographer my 1st week there. Been in Denver for a year and haven't come across a single photograpger

    My 1st day I was in Boston, I met a lovely man who took me out to dinner on the pier in downtown. We had a fantastic dinner and a bottle of wine. On my last day in Boston, I got to drive a guy's Mercedes to his farm to the north side. All in all, I feel Boston has a more educated population than the pot smoking fags of Denver...

    That's why I think I'll like Boston better. So shut the fuck up and quit trying to bring me down. Before I fucking beat your ass down.

    ohioguy12 said
    I also don't understand why people want to live somewhere just so they can visit other places.


    Because unlike most Black people, I enjoy traveling often.And to be near several world class cities to visit is perfect. I get bored staying in 1 town forever. It's very valid to want to be near other cities. The longest I ever stayed in 1 city after I left my hometown of Tampa, FL in 2006 was Miami. I stayed in Miami for 8 months and as soon as I bought my 1st car, I was all over South Florida. Within 1 year, I seen most of the South. Since that time, I have never stayed in 1 city for longer than a few months. At this point, every month since March I have gone somewhere new. Every month.

    I say Boston because I don't feel Canada is it, NYC is way too expensive, DC as well. I also don't want to move overseas at this point in my life either. But to have the easier access to those places is a benefit.
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    Nov 21, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    I can't believe how negative so many of you are. You think that the only way a Black person my age can travel as much as I do is if I'm in the military. And that if I don't like where I live, I won't like anywhere. Bullshit.

    If you all going to act like that, I won't even tell any of you about where I'm going.

    All a bunch of pessimist. I can live without it.
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    Nov 21, 2011 6:06 AM GMT
    mochamuscle said
    Cash saidMay I suggest you consider a location without internet access / service?

    Thank you.


    Damn, Y'all bitches hating big time. I was traveling well before I met this forum, so to even try and discourage me is futile. Every time you hate, it's making me better and better. And you can click on my profile and see my map getting redder and redder. Where the fuck you been?

    Of course you don't want me to have internet, you can't stand hearing about all the places your old tired, broke ass husband hasn't taken you yet that I've been.


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    Wut?!?!?!

    I am not discouraging you to travel at all!!!! I am encouraging you to go far far away. Find the farthest most remote, exotic locales on the planet.

    Maybe even bore a hole to the center of the Earth.

    If you could colonize life on Mars - I would help you pack.

    It IS awfully hard to not be blinded with envy by yer glamorous globe-trotting lifestyle of excitement and intrigue.

    Please be sure to keep us all updated on who rejects you in each new city you visit!!!
  • ohioguy12

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    Nov 21, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    mochamuscle said


    Because unlike most Black people, I enjoy traveling often.


    Do black people not like traveling?
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    Nov 21, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidmochamuscle said


    Because unlike most Black people, I enjoy traveling often.


    Do black people not like traveling?


    MochaMuscle is just an idiot, ignore him.

    I hope he spends all of his money moving to Boston, to then realize that its not the cities that make him a hateful person, but he is just unhappy in himself.
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    Nov 21, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidAre you the same young guy that was bitching and criticizing Denver, Colorado not too long agoicon_question.gif What makes you think that moving to Boston is going to automatically make you a happier person. You just impress me as an impossible to please person. You definitely need to take a harder look at yourself and stop putting so much emphasis on location.



    Mmmhmm. Actually, I like Boston very much... I've lived her since my freshman year of college. But it does NOT make me happier. I don't care for the weather, and I don't particularly care for the social life. The longer I live here, the more this becomes true for me. The only things keeping me here are my job (well-paying and not a very portable career) and my condo (housing market needs to recover so I can at least make a TINY bit on my investment).

    Beautiful, historic city. But that's where the love ends.

  • ohioguy12

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    Nov 23, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
    DJBoston said
    roadbikeRob saidAre you the same young guy that was bitching and criticizing Denver, Colorado not too long agoicon_question.gif What makes you think that moving to Boston is going to automatically make you a happier person. You just impress me as an impossible to please person. You definitely need to take a harder look at yourself and stop putting so much emphasis on location.



    Mmmhmm. Actually, I like Boston very much... I've lived her since my freshman year of college. But it does NOT make me happier. I don't care for the weather, and I don't particularly care for the social life. The longer I live here, the more this becomes true for me. The only things keeping me here are my job (well-paying and not a very portable career) and my condo (housing market needs to recover so I can at least make a TINY bit on my investment).

    Beautiful, historic city. But that's where the love ends.



    You hit the nail on the head. It rains here all the time, the people are largely unfriendly, and I really hate how the T stops running at 1a.m. But I'm getting use to it
  • vintovka

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    Nov 23, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    Honestly, as a native of that area (born in Dorchester and raised in the suburbs) I'm not all that high on Boston. The cost of living is not much better than in NYC or San Fransisco, but with a smaller gay community and inferior public transport. I moved to Rhode Island 20 years ago (where the gay community is smaller and the public transport is worse) but at least here I can own an affordable house and keeping a car is not a giant pain in the ass.

    If you love Boston, I'd say go for it, but it has many of the disadvantages of a big city without most of the benefits. Frankly I would consider looking around the area and seeing if there aren't other options in the Northeast. Would Brooklyn really be much more expensive than Boston, for example? For that matter many people live here in Providence and take the commuter rail up to Boston for work, getting Boston's wages and Providence's cost of living. The north shore area (Salem, Beverly) is also nice and on the commuter rail Just my opinion though.