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post #76 of 2709
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Originally Posted by softy View Post
Apocalyptic zombie hipster wasteland

Literally.
Someone upthread talked about people shitting in the street. That is small-time.
I remember walking along and dudes with huge chunks missing from their legs bleeding onto the pavement appearing out of nowhere. Meanwhile, families continued eating their meals at a bistro. it was like Resident Evil
post #77 of 2709
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Originally Posted by james_timothy View Post
Nah, clearly he's an Oakland kind of guy.

+1 Oakland rocks.
post #78 of 2709
WOO WOOOOOO
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post #79 of 2709
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post
but she was waaay into being in a AZN gang or something and would tell me about how she was going to fight this korean chick after work or something.

Uhh this is HOT

post #80 of 2709
I agree with Mr. Mencken

"What fetched me instantly (and thousands of other newcomers with me) was the subtle but unmistakable sense of escape from the United States."
- H.L. Mencken
post #81 of 2709
i love san francisco, it is nice
post #82 of 2709
I think the Bay Area is large and diverse enough for you to find enough things to appreciate and make you happy if you are open to it.

That being said, a place that has not been mentioned for a residence is Piedmont in the East Bay. But if I had to choose one place to live outside of San Francisco, it would be San Anselmo/Fairfax.

As far as the issue with the paucity of hot women, I have to agree. If you do find one, however, they will be most likely highly educated and career driven, but driven to the point that they will pop out a couple of babies and still work 40 hour work weeks.
post #83 of 2709
I hear you can dine at the highest levels in SF.
post #84 of 2709
My reaction to SF is that, like NYC, it is a place that requires sacrifices -- space, cost of living, etc. -- to live there, like NYC the locals are always talking about how wonderful it is in order to justify the pain they suffer in living in that setting.

But unlike NYC, SF doesn't have the benefits to justify the sacrifices. Really, it should be priced along the lines of Seattle or even Chicago (a more lively and humble city than SF, though with vastly worse weather).
post #85 of 2709
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
^Is that 30 minutes just outside the city where, as one local said, "we have nature!". If I could find a place high on a hill that was defensible, then maybe.

I'm not sure "one good museum" is a selling point.

What's with the garbage on the streets?

Wanting a coffee, I'm sorry - "The best coffee in the country!" I stupidly got in line at some place called Blue Bottom or Blue Bird and had to listen the fucking chipper chick behind the counter greet everyone with a peppy "HI THERE!". After about 8 of those I left the line and looked for a Dunkin' Donuts. No luck.

lefty

You should move to Pittsburgh.
post #86 of 2709
Odd, my 25 years there were a very different experience. It's one of the three US cities in which I'd one to live.

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
I feel that SF is indeed a Boston-type city, that is, a worse NYC wannabe.

SF never looks to New York for inspiration. San Francisto doesn't give a damn about NY. I say that having lived in both ... and currently owning a residence in both.
post #87 of 2709
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
Yes, this might be a good comparison. I feel that SF is indeed a Boston-type city, that is, a worse NYC wannabe. LA boldly does its own thing. It is obnoxious and annoying and congested, but hey, the weather is nice, the girls are hot, and there are enough cultural experiences to be had if you make an effort.
SF and Boston have very little to do with NYC, you are an idiot.
post #88 of 2709


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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
After about 8 of those I left the line and looked for a Dunkin' Donuts. No luck.

Ahhh, the East Coast love of Dunkin' Donuts.
post #89 of 2709
I think it is physically the most beautiful place in the world. The people are not nice but not overtly rude either. More like condescending.

There is no bum like a Berkeley bum.
post #90 of 2709
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
Just got back from a four day "let's check the city out" trip in anticipation of our move in March. Couldn't wait to get home.

In no particular order:

Cabs, if you can find one, are filthy with drivers who have no idea where they are going.
Homeless crack heads are insanely aggressive. I had to push a guy away from my wife. Next time I bring an axe.
Waiters are way too chummy and have no idea how do do their job. Look, pal - you are not part of our conversation; don't touch me when telling me the specials; and don't remove an empty plate until we're all finished. I finally had to tell a waiter to leave the plate and he looked at me like I killed his puppy.
There's garbage on the street.
The women look like men. Up close, ugly men.
The residents are like Stepford employees of the tourism board. "Oh, you'll love it here. Did you know you can ski in the morning and surf in the afternoon?" Look closely in their eyes, however, and what you see is a tinge of fear. As if they are trapped in the Billy Mumy Twilight Zone episode.

I met up with an ex-New Yorker and asked him why the fuck everyone was so nice. He replied, "It's nice to be nice." Fuck me.

I was blindsided by one line in a contract and am now royally fucked.

lefty

WAAA WAAA.....
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