San Fran...City of Hope

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    Nov 30, 2007 1:07 AM GMT
    I just visited San Fran for the 1st time this weekend. It was a very last minute descision on my part but I needed to get away from L.A.

    I must honestly say, I am emotionally rejuvinated. I have never been to a city with so much love, compassion and beauty. When I left I had such an intense body high, that I teared up. I haven't felt that kind of high with out weed or and anti-depressant in a long time.

    I'm not expecting anyone to really care about me finally getting out of my depression and coming into the light but I must say San Fran did it.

    ALL OF YOU! GO! GET OUT THERE!

    LIVE LIFE. LOVE. FREE YOUR MIND.

    If you havent't been their and live in the area let me know! I will personally take anyone there...they have to see the beauty...the love.

    p.s. FUN FACT: By the year 2010, San Francisco will be ran on 20% recycled energy. amazing....

    <3 Clayton
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    Nov 30, 2007 4:02 AM GMT
    icon_cool.gifIf you're going to San Francisco
    Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
    If you're going to San Francisco
    You're gonna meet some gentle people there

    For those who come to San Francisco
    Summertime will be a love-in there
    In the streets of San Francisco
    Gentle people with flowers in their hair

    All across the nation such a strange vibration
    People in motion
    There's a whole generation with a new explanation
    People in motion people in motion

    For those who come to San Francisco
    Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
    If you come to San Francisco
    Summertime will be a love-in there

    If you come to San Francisco
    Summertime will be a love-in there
    - Scott McKenzie


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    Nov 30, 2007 6:12 AM GMT
    Wow I am so pleased to hear that you had such a great time. To me it's one of the best places a gay person can live.

    It's a city with it's tribes.

    It's a city that's very democratic.

    Everything a guy is seeking can be found here or aleast near here.
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    Nov 30, 2007 5:35 PM GMT
    I've been to San Fran before and would be perfectly fine if I never set foot in that city again.

    I think the people in San Diego are much nicer and besides the weather is better ALL YEAR LONG.
  • DrStorm

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    Nov 30, 2007 5:57 PM GMT
    I moved to the US from South Africa (Cape Town) in 1995 to pursue my PHD at the Univ. of Virginia in Charlottesville VA. Totally different experience living on the East Coast to what I was used to (typically Cape Town is very much like LA/SF). I lived in VA for 5 years full-time and then moved to Tampa, FL with my ex from 2000-2005 before moving to SF for my current job.

    The point being is that as a foreigner, I had lived in the US for 10 years before moving to SF without ever feeling "at home" - Atlanta and Washington DC came pretty close, but just not "totally"....

    Two months after living in SF (and Sausalito across the Golden Gate Bridge to be more precise) I was coming into work one bright sunny NOV morning and I looked back at the Golden Gate Bridge and I suddenly realized I felt "right at home" and that after 10 years I was finally "home" in America. I could live the rest of my natural life here - no city in the US has touched me the way that SF has.

    I liken SF to New Yorks' beautiful, yet trashy, naughty little sister.

    I am pretty sure that there are just as many other equally engaging cities in the US that have made people feel equally as wonderful as SF has the original poster and myself. SF is not everyone's cup of tea. Don't worry, Arvis1804, I thought the same about San Diego - reminded me too much of Tampa-St Pete.. Besides, being a meteorologist, SD has the most boring weather in the nation....but then again, I do like the Chargers....

    PEACE

    daWeatherMan

  • OptimusMatt

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    Nov 30, 2007 6:02 PM GMT
    Oddly enough, I've actually started thinking about the possibility of moving to San Fran.

    Lol, it started today (before I read this post, lol) and that song was definitely playing in my head ITJock.
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    Nov 30, 2007 6:44 PM GMT
    Let me preface my comment by saying SF is a rich city with much beauty and great progressive folks there. It's nice that gay men can walk hand in hand (in most parts of the city) and not get hassled. BUT...

    I frankly find it odd that in all the praise gay men give this city they seem not to see/notice/care about the widespread homelessness and poverty. To be frank, SF has some of the starkest examples of homelessness of anywhere in the US and I find it a bit disheartening. Of course, no city has everything and SF is beautiful...just be sure to keep the caveats in mind. XOXO
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    Nov 30, 2007 11:13 PM GMT
    I'm sorry to hear that Arvis, but I do agree with our Dr. Storm here..a change in the weather every now and then is nice. Plus the GG Bridge in the midst of the fog on any morning is absolutley stunning.

    Jackal- I did notice the poverty and homeless issue in SF...but I must say it doesn't hold a candle to the crazies we have in L.A.! None the less, you're right. It is a important issue and needs to be addressed more seriously.

    BioMatty (pretty eyes)- If you do move there let me know...I imagin I will be back their very soon icon_biggrin.gif


    All in all, IT Jock had it right:

    If you're going to San Francisco
    You're gonna meet some gentle people there...

    <3