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Living in miami

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by edinatlanta, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. razl

    razl Senior member

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    I'm a northern transplant who's lived in central Florida for about 25 years. I'm athletic and run about 12-20K a week (depending). I'm also somebody who sweats super easy (and I'm as pale a cracker as you'll find).

    You didn't say how far you ran, but unless you're superman, you are not running in 110 in Florida. Actually, here we only get up to about 102-103, but humidity can be 85%+, even when temps are "only" 85-95'ish. You will die just trying to run 3 miles. No joke, people pass out and have heart-attacks.. I bust my arse just to safely get 10-12K in a week during our killer june-august span. August especially is brutal. During those times, I'm fond of saying "it's not how far you run, it's how long you survive"

    Dry heat is easy - you can escape it by shielding from it. High heat and humidity is like a sauna. And, just for comparison, I've 10 hour hiked the grand canyon to the bottom and out (south rim) when it was 100+ on the surface and 135+ down in the canyon with zero humidity - no prob.
     
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  2. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    I always tell people its not the heat, but the humidity.
     
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    I've lived here for about 3 years and while I enjoy much of what Florida has to offer, it's not my ideal place to live. The weather is highly overrated. As mentioned above, there's 1 season, it rains all the time and it's miserably hot most of the year. I'll eventually relocate down the road, the weather being a factor in that decision.

    Of course you have pretty good nightlife, shopping, beaches, lots of beautiful women, ample job opportunities (although i wouldn't call the job market "great"), and a few months of what I would consider pretty decent weather.
     
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  4. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    As a counterpoint, its currently 80 degrees. In the middle of January. Anyone who wants to bitch about the heat can suck on that. Beats freezing your dick off in some northern hellhole.
     
  5. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    I like humidity. Like, I've spent extended periods of time in equatorial outposts at the height of summer. Loved every second. (Just for...something I guess... In the summer I drive windows up, no AC. Don't ask me why. But just to give an idea of my tolerance or whatever...there you go.)
     
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    80 isn't bad as long as it's not humid, although I like 70 better. The one nice thing about the heat are the nights and early mornings in the winter. I can go outside at 10pm or 7am in shorts and a t-shirt.
     
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    dacia1300 Senior member

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    its going to be 65 in nyc this weekend, u mad?
     
  8. LooksGood

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    No that's what I'm saying though, like if an average looking guy with average talk game made 200k in NYC, he isn't getting any models. But put that guy in Miami, where people make much less, he WOULD have what it takes, no?
     
  9. Rambo

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    not necessarily. because NYC $200k is more or less equal to our $150k and I'm sure there are plenty of people pulling that down. down here, its more about image and the appearance of money. style really doesn't factor into it much for men. miami has abysmal men's style.
     
  10. globetrotter

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    damn, you beat me to it
     
  11. LooksGood

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    I was talking 200k in Miami though, which, if the ratios are consistent, would be like 267k in NYC, which is probably on the border of impressive. I'm surprised to hear that Miami has poor style, but most of what I know about South Beach derives from watching Nip Tuck.
     
  12. Rambo

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    and only the one doctor dressed well. its really a women's style town. men just wear what is hot and/or expensive.
     
  13. LooksGood

    LooksGood Senior member

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    good to know; btw which doctor dressed well, I really thought they both dressed well, Christan was just flashier.
     
  14. Rambo

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    Christian. The other one was bland and boring.
     
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    agree. and that's among the relatively few men who care about their appearance in public. it's actually more common to see women in their coiffed evening best walking with their dates looking like garbage in wifebeaters, cargo shorts and flip flops.
     
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    what about all those fitted affliction and ed hardy shirts with the true religion jeans
     
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