Anyone sick and tired of their hometown?

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    Apr 10, 2009 12:32 AM GMT
    Anyone here still live in their hometown and are just sick & tired of it? It doesn't matter if you live in a farm town or a big city because i live in San Francisco and i kind of want to get the hell out of here. Anyone have any success stories of their departure?
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 10, 2009 2:19 AM GMT
    San Fran is the place all of the unsatistfied gay guys around north america are moving to, because they haven't found love where they are.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 10, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    if you're suicidal, there's no hope for the rest of gay humanity.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 10, 2009 2:23 AM GMT
    But, enough about them. I have a hot condo overlooking a waterfront city in farm country in Canada. There are hot guys driving tractors 10 minutes away from my place.
  • DCEric

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    Apr 10, 2009 2:28 AM GMT
    Nah, I like my hometown.... and the one I live in. I'm always told that I will enjoy whatever I get though.

    /Not much help.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 10, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    I grew up in a town of 1,500 people, and I couldn't wait to leave after high school. I love going back, but I could never live there again. Now I am city-hopping, and it's great. I'm a true urbanite!
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    Apr 10, 2009 3:20 AM GMT
    Yes, but I know as soon as I leave, I will want to come back. icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 10, 2009 4:36 AM GMT
    If your not happy where you live now, you might not be happy where you go. What makes you unhappy or what do you hate or dislike.

    The grass is not always greener..
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    Apr 10, 2009 4:38 AM GMT
    tafkalil saidYes, but I know as soon as I leave, I will want to come back. icon_twisted.gif
    that is because you have not been to san diego to visit me and t-bone yet icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 10, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
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    Apr 10, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidif you're suicidal, there's no hope for the rest of gay humanity.


    When you don't have the guts to do the job, just move to Palm Springs just like all the other cowards. icon_lol.gif

    Pardon my humor, it's White Party weekend. The most horrible of weekends in PS. Nothing like guys without clothes, that SHOULD have clothes on, druggies, and sex hounds to make a resident wish he were elsewhere.
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    Apr 10, 2009 4:48 AM GMT
    I couldn't wait to get away from my home town. Moses Lake Washington is the shittiest shit hole ever shit forth upon the face of the earth. If I still didn't have a couple family members I like there, I would say it would be the perfect place to test bio-weapons and practice carpet bombing.
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    Apr 10, 2009 4:53 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidI couldn't wait to get away from my home town. Moses Lake Washington is the shittiest shit hole ever shit forth upon the face of the earth. If I still didn't have a couple family members I like there, I would say it would be the perfect place to test bio-weapons and practice carpet bombing.


    Quoth for truth. Plus, it's rather close to north Idaho. Please wait another two months and twenty-seven days before you carpet bomb the place, if you would....that's how many days until I've vacated eastern Warrrrshington for good. Though this isn't my area of origin, I can't wait to leave the area...and yeah, I'm counting down.

    As for home....that's Fairbanks, Alaska. It will always hold a place in my heart, but I'll never return for more than the briefest of visits.
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    Apr 10, 2009 4:58 AM GMT
    I like living in the Washington DC area. Since no building in Washington can be taller than the Capitol Building, it doesnt have the towering skyscrapers that block the sky, sun, and wind. It is a planned city so there are lots of parks and trees and green spaces. Yet it is a big city with amenities of much bigger cities. With the federal gov't here and the Smithsonian Institution and all the museums....most of which are FREE....you can have one hell of good cultural life along with a nice environment.

    And stepping just across the river to Alexandria, you even have the small town and historical feel.

    I really wonder how people live in small towns with no cultural amenities to speak of. WTF do they do?
  • zakariahzol

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    Apr 10, 2009 5:00 AM GMT
    That why I have houses in three city. One in the city, one in the suburban and one in a village. The city apartment is where I hunt for fun , sex and entertainment , the suburban where I work and the village hut is where I go for nature and relaxation. Lately even this 3 places start to get a little bit boring to me, now I am looking for a 4th place for my place to stay. But if I do , it got to be outside my country . However I probably have to rent out one of my existing properties to pay for this new place.
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    Apr 10, 2009 5:01 AM GMT
    zdrew said
    GuerrillaSodomite saidI couldn't wait to get away from my home town. Moses Lake Washington is the shittiest shit hole ever shit forth upon the face of the earth. If I still didn't have a couple family members I like there, I would say it would be the perfect place to test bio-weapons and practice carpet bombing.


    Quoth for truth. Plus, it's rather close to north Idaho. Please wait another two months and twenty-seven days before you carpet bomb the place, if you would....that's how many days until I've vacated eastern Warrrrshington for good. Though this isn't my area of origin, I can't wait to leave the area...and yeah, I'm counting down.

    As for home....that's Fairbanks, Alaska. It will always hold a place in my heart, but I'll never return for more than the briefest of visits.


    You know the area well then. You even know how the unwashed inbred flatlander hillbillies pronounce Waaaaaaaaaaaarshington. I would say nuke the whole Columbia Basin taking Ephrata, Warden, Soap Lake, Royal City and Quincy out as well, but Obama is trying makes nukes go away so I would honor that and see how big a mess I could make with conventional weapons. Maybe I could whip up a genetically engineered predator I could unleash upon their red neck "Spanish, it's the sound of America dying" bumper stickered asses.
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    Apr 10, 2009 7:07 AM GMT
    I used to live in the Toronto area. After 3 yrs of living there, during a drive to work in the freezing cold, blowing snow and miserable traffic - I realized I just wanted to get the hell out of the province. Took well over a year but I was offered a job in British Columbia and I left faster than you could say goodbye. During that year I was probably the most miserable person you could imagine, living at home, working a job I despised and living in a place I hated.

    Now that I've left, I'm so much happier and healthier - the difference is quite amazing. I wouldn't move back there if my life depended on it. All you gotta do is keep at it - if you want something badly enough, you'll eventually make it happen. I tried to do something everyday that would get me closer to my goal - so a strong determination helps a lot.
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    Apr 10, 2009 9:57 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    Yo, Nanook, ya heading for Arizzzzzzzona?


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    Apr 10, 2009 10:18 AM GMT
    zdrew said

    Quoth for truth. Plus, it's rather close to north Idaho. Please wait another two months and twenty-seven days before you carpet bomb the place, if you would....that's how many days until I've vacated eastern Warrrrshington for good. Though this isn't my area of origin, I can't wait to leave the area...and yeah, I'm counting down.

    As for home....that's Fairbanks, Alaska. It will always hold a place in my heart, but I'll never return for more than the briefest of visits.


    Hey, northern Idaho's actually pretty nice now that they drove out most of the nutjob Aryan Nation folks. Couer d' Alene is a gorgeous city, after all, and the mountains...my gods the mountains. That being said, it would bring me great pleasure to see Eastern Washington carpet bombed, just so long as south-central Idaho is included in the next round.

    I did manage to escape my hometown of 1700 in Idaho, and I would never want to live there again. I like to visit the parents there, and do some hiking in the high desert surrounding it, but you couldn't pay me enough to live there again.
  • alwaysonpoint

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    Apr 10, 2009 10:25 AM GMT
    I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. It's a nice, pretty clean city that I appreciate, but the rest, I don't. It's just not enough diversity for me and the night life is the worst. I chose to go to a boarding school (in Arkansas) for high school, so that gave me time away from home. I attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and I stayed on campus all 4 years. My school's community was called the Vandy Bubble, and it was like not even living in Nashville, so that was cool. And I studied abroad in London for a semester...so that exposed me to a big city life, full of diverse people, great public transportation, and a great night life. One time I was riding the bus and there were 5 different languages been spoken around me, and I thought it was cool to see so many different peoples living as one.

    After I graduated from my university, I spent some time working as a flight attendant, and that was the best job ever. Of course, I was all over the place...and now I work in Iraq most of the year. I get a total of 54 vacation days broken up into three vacaitons in on year...and I spend that time traveling around and enjoying the rest of the world. I dred Nashville. I return to see family and my best friend, primarily! Other than that, the city offers me nothing and I try to leave at any opportunity I get!

    And that makes me homeless...since my company provides my housing here in Iraq, I don't pay for anywhere to live in the States...so I'm just always on the go...one of these days, I'll stay put...maybe!
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    Apr 10, 2009 10:35 AM GMT
    First we love the place we hate.
    Then we hate the place we love.

    Terence Davies (Of Time and The City)

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    Apr 10, 2009 10:37 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    Caslon10000 said . Since no building in Washington can be taller than the Capitol Building,

    I thought the ordinance forbade any building taller than the Washington Monument.

    No, the Capitol...

    Height
    The original Height of Buildings Act, passed by Congress in 1899 in response to the construction of the Cairo Hotel, limited buildings to the height of the Capitol building, which rises to 289 feet (88 m). But the act was amended in 1910 to restrict the height of any building to the width of the adjacent street plus 20 feet (6.1 m); thus, a building facing a 90-foot-wide street could be only 110 feet (34 m) tall.

    To escape the District's height restriction, architects wishing to construct higher buildings close to downtown often do so in Rosslyn, Virginia, directly across the Potomac River from Georgetown

    Rosslyn-DC2.gif ... Rosslyn's in the foreground, DC in the background
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    Apr 10, 2009 10:54 PM GMT
    My home town of Bracknell, in the UK is certainly not a touristy town, it has practically no historic buildings, it is inland and has no river running through it. Furthermore the centre, or "downtown" is due for a major refurbishment, under constant delay due to red tape and bureaucratic wrangles. The shopping precinct is overlooked by a derelict office block with smashed windows. It really is an eyesore.
    But the housing estate where I live is on the border with a large area of forest owned by the Crown. Even my back yard backs onto a copse. Along with good communications, we are just 30 miles out of London, and we are pretty central in getting anywhere in the UK, including Heathrow Airport.
    I'm surprised that G_Moe in his OP wishes to leave San Francisco. I have been there and I loved the city, especially Pier 39 and the Bay area. Like all cities, there may be some tacky areas, but that is part and parcel of life. (Vaillancourt Fountain in SF has a bad write up, so I read, but having a duplicate of that monument in Bracknell would, in my opinion, enhance the town!)
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    Apr 10, 2009 11:10 PM GMT
    grew up in a suburb of Toronto, definitely will never go back there, however Toronto has a big pull to it. It has everything, and is constantly changing. I must say, its one of the most beautiful, clean, and modern cities ive seen.

    new idea, everyone post pics of their hometowns.

    toronto_night_skyline.jpg
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    Apr 10, 2009 11:33 PM GMT
    Sick of where you live?



    Just remember this: "Where ever you go...there you are."



    So maybe the problem isn't the city.
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