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  • So, if you were to live any other place.....

    where would it be?

    Right now, I'd like to live in Florida because it was the only place in the country with any warmth today. lol. Otherwise, I think I'd like to live at the beach or close to DC. I like the DC area because of all the excitement and because of the option of a subway. I might also be interested in living in a place that's close to Canada so I can visit at times. I'd prefer a place close to Quebec. I really can't see myself living there in the winter though.

  • #2
    Prague would probably top my list. Or, more specifically, somewhere just outside of Prague. That's assuming a whole lot of things, like ensuring that I have a comfortable lifestyle there and whatnot. It's not like it's a dream of mine, just a top choice if I were to live anywhere else in the world.

    Somewhere around Chattanooga would be a not-too-distant second. Just enough winter, just enough summer. Big enough to be a city, but small enough to be a town. Lots and lots of things to do and see within a two-hour drive.

    There are a ton of places that I enjoy visiting, but I wouldn't want to live there. I always enjoy visiting Chicago, but you couldn't pay me enough to live there, or indeed anywhere in Illinois. I actually enjoy visits to New York less every time I go; my brother lived there for years and I visited often, and there's no way in Hell I would live there. I always enjoy visiting London (and indeed just about anywhere else in the UK), but I could not stand to live there. If, for some reason, I could stand to live in the UK and I could pick anywhere, I would live in Newcastle.

    I could possibly stand living in Normandy. I'd have to give up a lot more than I'd want to in order to live there, but I could stand it if I were living comfortably enough.

    I would be comfortable enough living in Asheville or the area again, but three years of living there was enough for me.

    I could go for living in Columbia, SC.

    Somewhere between Louisville and Lexington would suit me pretty well, as would the area in the immediate vicinity of Bowling Green.


    There are a number of places where, if I were forced to live there, I would be brushing up on Seppuku: Memphis tops the list, followed in no particular order by Atlanta, most of Ohio, Houston, Paris, most of Africa (unless I lived super comfortably, like private plane and a gigantic plantation to myself kind of comfortably), New Orleans, Los Angeles, Budapest. There's probably a few more if I really think about it.


    There are some parts of Colorado where I would be reasonably happy, but it's hard to find the mix I like of a city nearby that isn't too big and being in a remote area. Same goes for Nevada: I actually think that the area around Vegas is very pretty, but it's tough to be "suburban" there. Same goes for Phoenix. I would probably be pretty happy somewhere outside of Münich or Berlin or Düsseldorf. Not terribly fond of Frankfurt.


    I'm sure there are a lot more in either direction. This is just what comes to mind immediately.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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    • #3
      I fantasize about living in a cottage near the beach sometimes but realistically I like to garden and I hate sand all over everything.

      In the U.S., I think I'd have a great time living outside of Boone, N.C. It has seasons, it has some minor altitude, it's beautiful, cost of living is fine, the gardening is great, it's rural enough and yet close enough to city stuff, and it's just a few hours from an ocean. Hunting, fishing, and history is good. Summers are not too hot, winters are not too cold and if push comes to shove, you can live off the land.
      "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
        I fantasize about living in a cottage near the beach sometimes but realistically I like to garden and I hate sand all over everything.

        In the U.S., I think I'd have a great time living outside of Boone, N.C. It has seasons, it has some minor altitude, it's beautiful, cost of living is fine, the gardening is great, it's rural enough and yet close enough to city stuff, and it's just a few hours from an ocean. Hunting, fishing, and history is good. Summers are not too hot, winters are not too cold and if push comes to shove, you can live off the land.
        Hey, Boone can get really cold in the Winter. I don't know if it compares to CO, but it gets cold.

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        • #5
          I asked myself that question a few times over 15 years ago and it's why I live where I live now.
          "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
          -John Locke

          "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
          -Newman

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          • #6
            New York City. Or Wickes Arkansas. One of the two.
            Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

            Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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            • #7
              San Juan, PR currently 83ºF
              The year's at the spring
              And day's at the morn;
              Morning's at seven;
              The hill-side's dew-pearled;
              The lark's on the wing;
              The snail's on the thorn:
              God's in his heaven—
              All's right with the world!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
                San Juan, PR currently 83ºF
                I don't think I'd want to live in San Juan, but Ponce or Mayagüez could be inviting.
                It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Adam View Post
                  I don't think I'd want to live in San Juan, but Ponce or Mayagüez could be inviting.
                  I have to live near hospitals and airports.
                  The year's at the spring
                  And day's at the morn;
                  Morning's at seven;
                  The hill-side's dew-pearled;
                  The lark's on the wing;
                  The snail's on the thorn:
                  God's in his heaven—
                  All's right with the world!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
                    I have to live near hospitals and airports.
                    There are airports at both. Not sure about hospitals, but I'd be a little surprised if there weren't hospitals in both places.
                    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lanie View Post
                      Hey, Boone can get really cold in the Winter. I don't know if it compares to CO, but it gets cold.
                      Well, it depends on your definition of "really cold" but really cold in Boone is a mild March day where I come from.
                      "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
                        San Juan, PR currently 83ºF
                        Yeah, in the dead of winter. I loved Puerto Rico in February.

                        But in summer....

                        "ANITA:

                        Puerto Rico
                        My heart's devotion
                        Let it sink back in the ocean
                        Always the hurricanes blowing
                        Always the population growing
                        And the money owing
                        And the sunlight streaming
                        And the natives steaming...."

                        Maybe you could live in PR in the winter and Vancouver, BC in summer. Or San Luis Obispo.
                        "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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                        • #13
                          Our winters are can be really cold and the summers can be really hot here in CO but at least the low humidity makes them bearable. I lived in San Antonio for 4 years and besides the Hill Country, the rest of the state was nothing but heat and humidity. Every time I complained about it, someone would tell me that it wasn't as bad as FL.

                          I love the San Juans in WA. They are the perfect mix of temps. I also could live in Kona because of their year round weather in the 80's and moderate humidity. Of course, the rest of the family would have to live there, too.

                          The only place I couldn't live would be a concrete jungle. We love nature too much for that.
                          May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
                          Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
                          And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
                          may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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                          • #14
                            6 months in Alaska (May - October), then 6 Months in either….lower 48 RV'ing, Ecuador traveling around, Australia traveling around, Africa feeding the locals, whatever the next year and our health would allow.
                            If it pays, it stays

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                            • #15
                              There's a darling little house about 6 blocks from here that I would like better than our apartment, but it doesn't have a view of the Bay, so everything's a trade-off.



                              Oh, did you mean a different city or state???????????? No thanks.
                              "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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