DC?

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    Nov 02, 2008 7:50 PM GMT
    I'm checking out grad schools. I'm really thinking of going to Galludet in the Washington DC area.

    What are you're thoughts? How is DC?
    My partner wants to move to the West coast. I kinda wanna be a little closer to my momma (She's in Maine).
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    Nov 02, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    DC is great.... Not sure what you are planning on studying while in DC?

    If you want, send me a message and I'll be glad to tell you all about DC! I've lived in/around DC for basically my whole life.

    Best,

    -Z
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    Nov 03, 2008 2:22 AM GMT
    DC guy here too, glad to help, but why Gal.? Especially for someone who enjoys music.
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    Nov 07, 2008 10:34 PM GMT
    I want my Audiology degree. I've heard good things about their program.
  • DCEric

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    Nov 08, 2008 12:16 AM GMT
    Ah-ha that makes sense. Clearly you have a list of people interested in showing you the town... I guess I will just have to get into line like everyone else.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 08, 2008 12:23 AM GMT
    I've only stayed over night once. I'm sure I would like DC but my partner isn't that sure. He wants to move to San Diego. I'm just curious what people think of it.
    Anything has to be better than Phoenix
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    Nov 08, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    I live in DC now and I come from California and I have some friends that lived in San Diego. They really are both good. If you choose DC, you get to have seasons and stuff which is cool. And snow. I am excited for that.
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    Nov 08, 2008 12:52 AM GMT
    NE Washington isnt the best part of town....not as bad as SE tho.
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    Nov 08, 2008 1:28 AM GMT
    The area immediately surrounding Galludet U is not bad. Its cheap and relatively safe. You just gotta be aware of your surroundings.

    Obviously its not the only neighborhood in DC, so if you chose Galludet, you have a number of options in terms of where you can live.

    DC is a great city. Tons of culture, its not huge and overwhelming like NYC or LA, but you feel that you are in a city and its really a perfectly sized city There is a ton to do, see and explore. We have 4 lovely seasons.... Fall and Spring being the best.

    Come visit and see how you like it! http://www.realjock.com/reply/326356/
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    Nov 08, 2008 10:26 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidNE Washington isnt the best part of town....not as bad as SE tho.


    That isn't as true as it used to be. Although things are still pretty bad in many areas. Still along U St. in NE, and a few other areas in NE and SE things are getting better.
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    Nov 22, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    I lived in DC from 1977 to 1981. So much has changed--especially downtown NW. Unbelievable!

    Is "The Block" (in Georgetown) still active? How about the "Black Forest"?

    Or have they gone the way of the Frat House and Mr. P's?
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    Nov 22, 2008 10:51 PM GMT
    debussy81 saidI'm checking out grad schools. I'm really thinking of going to Galludet in the Washington DC area.

    What are you're thoughts? How is DC?
    My partner wants to move to the West coast. I kinda wanna be a little closer to my momma (She's in Maine).



    Well you do know Galludet is a school for the deaf, and only accept 5% of hear applicants?....Just thought I'd throw that out there.
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    Nov 22, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    You'll love D.C. I grew up in the area, and am moving downtown in a week to Adams Morgan. There is an incredible amount of culture, bars, clubs, nightlife activities. Lots of people are fit, and there are many sports clubs to join.

    It's also very gay-friendly. You and your partner will love it.
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    Nov 22, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    What are the Block and Black Forest? Cruise spots? I haven't heard of them before.

    I was (mis)fortunate enough to go to Mr. Ps once before it closed. That really was a dive bar.

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    Nov 23, 2008 3:07 PM GMT
    The block was a city block in Georgetown that was cruised excessively after the bars closed. Imagine bumper-to-bumper traffic and guys on the make rotating around a block of tony homes at 2 in the morning.

    The Black Forest was a section of Rock Creek Park near P Street. Also cruisy at night (and sometimes in the day).

    What fun I had being out in DC 1977-1981.
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    Dec 19, 2008 10:57 PM GMT
    I finally remembered to ask someone about the Block and Black Forest. You can always rely on being able to find someone at Annie's who has been around the block (or the Block) a few times.

    I am told the Block died as a cruise spot "decades ago". Its decline was blamed on the closing of a gay bar that had been in the neighborhood. Apparently the Black Forest is still active.