Seattle Guys

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    Dec 02, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    So I have the possibility moving up to Seattle for a job ( which im not 100% sure about) and a) im pretty much scared shitless cause i still live at home and b) I've never been up there and am trying to decide where I would be happier? at home barely making it with my family and friends or off in a city ive never been to and whatnot? hmm decisions?

    whats Seattle like? worth it?
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    Dec 02, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    I hear seattle has good coffee icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 4:13 AM GMT
    hmmm.. decisions decisions.. i havent made my decision yet as i was just asked today so its like hmmm...

    my adrenaline level is super high cause ive never been offered something like this..

    my heart says stay home and explore what home has 1st .. i mean idk.. i could always come home but is moving up there without ever having visited worth it ? icon_smile.gif

    have some time to decide gotta do it logically
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    Dec 02, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    azimmwax saidI hear seattle has good coffee icon_wink.gif


    yeah ive heard its THE Best ? lol
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    On one hand, moving anywhere is a growing and learning experience. If it doesn't work out, then there's always the move to the next city.

    Sometimes we move because we have to, but it's nice to move because we want to.

    What is drawing you to Seattle over other places? Why do you want to move, and move here specifically?

    Before I moved to the Seattle area, I read a lot about the are and what was here, read the local papers to get a feel for the culture and people.

    There's lots of culture, music, plays, libraries, social groups, etc. If you are looking for something in particular, chances are you'll find it.

    I will say though, that Seattle isn't for everyone. The winters are pretty grey and the people not always socially inclusive. It might take awhile to make some good friends, although people are pretty nice here.

    Will you be in the city proper or in the burbs?
    have you been up for a visit?
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    Lived in Seattle for 8 years. Love it would move back if it were not for
    School.
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:52 AM GMT
    Seattle is easy to live in. But the traffic us just stoopid. The key is to arrange to live within easy bicycling distance of wurk.
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:55 AM GMT
    Do it. Do it. Do it. icon_smile.gif

    If you haven't struck out of home yet, that would be a cool place to go. Try it out, give it a year or two. Stay, or move back home if you want to.
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    Dec 02, 2011 6:16 AM GMT
    I think seattle is more about comfort than stylish urbane fashion, intimate circles of friends instead of inordinate amounts of casual acquaintences and how many people you can stick on a facebook 'friend' page. For many areas of seattle, its more about who you are than what you drive, 'cause as was aptly said by mindgarden, traffic truly IS stoopid. It's not a cheap place to live, even in this recession. There are a myriad of activities to partake in, many gay sports or social groups. the skiing is good, but expensive. The city busts out in spring & summer, cuase winter really does suck for being able to do anything in the rain. -and there is a perpetual 'moisture' in the air 10 months out of the year. I love it. give it a try. but bring some good antidepressants with you, or at least get hooked up with a good MD in case you sink into a case of the blues from the change in climate (read: sun).
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    Dec 02, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    ^ thx for the correction, trollileo icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 6:35 AM GMT
    thanks for all the support guys!! i havent spoken with my manager yet but it would be me moving from california to seattle. ive never been so that part freaks me out but adventure is out there!

    i have a lot of questions to ask about the position, so i will def. follow up with you guys ! :-)
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    Dec 02, 2011 7:33 AM GMT
    I had the greatest time when I visited. Is it possible for you to take a flight or drive for the weekend and explore some of the city and sights? I think it would make the decision easier. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 8:05 AM GMT
    heard very many great things about seattle! id consider it icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    uombroca saidI had the greatest time when I visited. Is it possible for you to take a flight or drive for the weekend and explore some of the city and sights? I think it would make the decision easier. icon_biggrin.gif


    yeah a drive would be like 24 hours lol and a flight might be possible. i already asked my dad but maybe i should take a friend? airplane tickets are gonna be super $$$ atm !!
  • Schnapps78

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    Dec 23, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    There are so many misconceptions about Seattle out there. To start, it doesn't really rain that much here. Especially compared to many other states. There may be a frequent cloud cover, which can lead to the impression that it rains a lot, but it's really just a myth.
    That leads me to the other issue: Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder. Yes, people may get depressed here because of the constant gray, but let me tell you my experience: I lived in WA until I was 25. I hated it here. I wasn't happy with my life, and I directed a good portion of that hate to the state itself, and to the weather. I moved away, and came back after 5 years.
    I've loved it ever since! I've been back since 2007, and all of my hatred is gone. I've made great friends in addition to the ones I already had, and the weather doesn't bother me. I truly love it here.
    I will say this: it is definitely difficult to make new friends, unless you either know someone who can introduce you to everyone else, or you have something in common with the people you are trying to talk to (outside of being gay). But once you get into one circle, you can easily get introduced to other circles and build your own.
    Do it. Move here. I don't think you'd regret it. Washington is a beautiful state, and Seattle is a city with a lot of character. It's very gay friendly.
    Oh, and about the coffee fame: go to the small-time coffee shops instead of Starbucks, Seattle's Best Coffee (which is really owned by Starbucks) and Tully's. You'll find the smaller cafes have better coffee!