where would you live if you could live any where you wanted?

raggie33

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its so hard to love here i have zero things in common with these folks. there all into nascar and wrestling i hate both. well i did watch nascar when danica was driving and the black guy was racing i wanted to see them both win.... but man o man all they did was drive around a circle so boreing lol. .but i understand somestuf fi do seems boring to others
 

Monocrom

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Sorry raggie.... The normies think anyone with a passion for flashlights is boring.
 

chip100t

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its so hard to love here i have zero things in common with these folks. there all into nascar and wrestling i hate both. well i did watch nascar when danica was driving and the black guy was racing i wanted to see them both win.... but man o man all they did was drive around a circle so boreing lol. .but i understand somestuf fi do seems boring to others
Are we talking ravishing Rick rude, rowdy roddy piper, hacksaw Jim duggen kind of wrestling or the non staged competitive wrestling here?
(You can tell the last time I watched American wrestling 🤣)
 
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Remembertheslap

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Are we talking ravishing Rick rude, rowdy roddy piper, hacksaw Jim duggen kind of wrestling or the non staged competitive wrestling here?
(You can tell the last time I watched American wrestling 🤣)
The time The Undertaker threw Mankind off the roof of rage-in-cage wasn't staged.
 

bykfixer

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We call it "rasslin'" in the Jim Crockett territory. He owned NWA way back when Ric Flair, Paul Jones, the 4 horseman etc were the stars and the (then) WWF was a small venue at Madison Square Garden. But when Vince took it over it exploded on America like an atomic bomb. Everybody knew who Hulk Hogan was.

I haven't watched that or Nascar in years. The last time I went to the "rasslin'" event nearby the Iron Shiek took on Hacksaw Jim Duggan "hoooooo!!" And Dale Earnhart was still driving at the last stock car race I went to.

Where I live Ricky Steamboat and Paul Jones beat the crap out of each other in my high school gym one evening and shared a ride to the local 7-11 where Paul borrowed a dollar from Ricky to buy a 6 pack of a new beer called Lite. Yup, "great taste, less filling"……miller lite.

It was a sleepy little town back then. I moved to a few other places, met my wife and brought her back to that sleepy little town. It's not so sleepy anymore but it's still fairly safe. I have the beach or the mountains not far away and can get pizza delivered by 5 different pizza places. Neighbors still wave to each other and even know each others names.

Many people I grew up with moved away and stayed gone. Several moved and came back. Some never left and still believe it's 1983, mullets and all. They still play Van Halen's first album over and over and over……they say that new music by Nirvanna sucks. lol.

Overall it's not a bad place to hang a sign in my den that says "cave sweet cave". Screw what other people think. I keep to myself, which in turn freaks many people out because they don't know how to control me if they don't know my details.
 

chip100t

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We call it "rasslin'" in the Jim Crockett territory. He owned NWA way back when Ric Flair, Paul Jones, the 4 horseman etc were the stars and the (then) WWF was a small venue at Madison Square Garden. But when Vince took it over it exploded on America like an atomic bomb. Everybody knew who Hulk Hogan was.

I haven't watched that or Nascar in years. The last time I went to the "rasslin'" event nearby the Iron Shiek took on Hacksaw Jim Duggan "hoooooo!!" And Dale Earnhart was still driving at the last stock car race I went to.

Where I live Ricky Steamboat and Paul Jones beat the crap out of each other in my high school gym one evening and shared a ride to the local 7-11 where Paul borrowed a dollar from Ricky to buy a 6 pack of a new beer called Lite. Yup, "great taste, less filling"……miller lite.

It was a sleepy little town back then. I moved to a few other places, met my wife and brought her back to that sleepy little town. It's not so sleepy anymore but it's still fairly safe. I have the beach or the mountains not far away and can get pizza delivered by 5 different pizza places. Neighbors still wave to each other and even know each others names.

Many people I grew up with moved away and stayed gone. Several moved and came back. Some never left and still believe it's 1983, mullets and all. They still play Van Halen's first album over and over and over……they say that new music by Nirvanna sucks. lol.

Overall it's not a bad place to hang a sign in my den that says "cave sweet cave". Screw what other people think. I keep to myself, which in turn freaks many people out because they don't know how to control me if they don't know my details.
I live in a tiny terraced house where my front door is a foot away from my next door neighbours and we share the same small path to the street.

The people who rent the house next door sublet the two spare bedrooms via a small ads paper and there is a high turnover of lodgers as they never stay more than a few months.

I am a friendly person and always say hello when our paths cross (literally), but one of there latest tenants I would say hello when ever I saw him and each time he would completely blank me. So after the 4th time I politely asked him if there was a reason why he ignored me incase I had unknowingly offended him some how.

He got really angry saying I don’t have to talk to you and accused me of being a bully for saying hello.

So now I ignore him at his request., it seems very strange to me as I have been on saying hello terms at the very least with every neighbour I have ever had.
Especially if I’m coming as he is going or vice versa and one of us has to give way as the path is not wide enough for two.
 

bykfixer

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I work with a few folks like that Chip. Say hello and they give a grunt at best. Send them an email and they are very friendly. It's like human interaction is too much for them to handle. I just say something like "nice shirt" and go about my way.
 

aznsx

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im a city boy at heart i feel way safer around my own people. i guess becuase we share lots of the same ideas. here in the south i trully feel as if im a alien. some say well move then. it isnt to easy to move acorss the country
You're gonna make me break my rule against giving unsolicited free advice. Life IS indeed too short to live in a place one hates. I've never owned anything 'Nike' in my life, but 'just do it'. I've done it - several times - and I'm very glad I did.
 

Monocrom

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You're gonna make me break my rule against giving unsolicited free advice. Life IS indeed too short to live in a place one hates. I've never owned anything 'Nike' in my life, but 'just do it'. I've done it - several times - and I'm very glad I did.
If someone is single, I agree with you completely.
But, different story if they have family obligations.
If I were completely single, and alone; I'd move.
Literally every negative stereotype you've heard about NYC is 1,000% true. Especially when it comes to the type of folks who live here.
 

Lemurian

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I love where I live, but there are always trade-offs. It's scenic with nice seasonal weather, activities galore, not too many dipshits, some really neat people, and good food/interesting shops. Wildfires are, unfortunately, the main trade-off nowadays. And patches of tweakers. At the same time, I look forward to traveling. I've been fascinated by the Basque Country for days, so I can't wait to check it out.

I agree with the "just do it" sentiment. I am really glad I bailed from certain places that were just shitty. I have only "visited" the following place, and if you want to really appreciate where you live, check out Stockton, CA. I'll take Mos Eisley anytime.
 

Lemurian

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Cleveland sounds nice. Why did Howard the Duck talk so much crap about it?
 

bykfixer

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I have a neighbor who believed what she sees on tv and moved to New York. About a year later she moved back saying New York city sucks. It seems that one block away from all the glamour is not like they show on tv.
 

ledbetter

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NYC only sucks if you’re poor. Or working class. Or even middle class. It’s great if you’re rich because they have the best that money can buy and it will be expensive. The best food, fashion, art, culture, etc. and all the little people you pay to help you enjoy it. My rare visits to the Big Apple (it’s too expensive!)cost almost double what they do in Paris, Rome, or Venice. Only London and Tokyo compete in cost. Speaking of Venice, that’s where I would love to live in the Fall/Winter months. Basically a ghost town that hasn’t changed in hundreds of years, no cars, and awesome for a flashoholic. Night walks there are fantastic.
 
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