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A Bit of Down Time

I'm currently "stuck" in Atlanta, GA with halafax. Not that I mind it at all - well, the part about being with him, at least. Atlanta just has a negative vibe. Not quite my cup of tea.

Minneapolis, on the other hand - I fell in love with the city on first sight. From the plane I saw all kinds of rivers and lakes. So watery. So beautiful.

Then once I got to the ground, it almost felt like home right away. It just felt so comfortable. Sure I still got stared at, but that happens everywhere. The looks were different though.

Curiosity, instead of scorn.

Welcome, instead of "stranger alert."

I soon came to discover that "my kind of people" are plentiful in Minneapolis. Not to mention the city is just absolutely gorgeous. The downtown is the biggest I've ever seen (mind you, I've never been to NY, NY), and the architecture is just stunning.

Housing prices are comparable to NH, downtown at least, but a little less expensive. Yes, I'm seriously considering it. Like I said, I fell in love. The air is cleaner, the city is meticulously clean, public transit is awesome, most people get around by bicycle, and everything is right there at your fingertips.

I've always thought of myself as a coastal bug, but Minneapolis changed my mind. Sure the winters are rumored to be absolutely awful, but again comparable to NH, and the summers rarely get over 90 degrees because of the lake effect.

So I've been thinking about the possibilities of that the last couple days while kicking back with halafax. It's been a nice relaxing couple of days - just what I needed. My feet are back to their normal size, and things are coming into perspective.

So what if I've got $4.42 to my name for now. That will change soon enough =)

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maineshark
Jun. 11th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Hmm... you may want to chat with the folks down the street from me, who are "refugees" from Minnesota, due to a very oppressive political climate...
faucon9
Jun. 11th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Such as...?
maineshark
Jun. 11th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
Honestly, we have so many folks moving here from all over that I can't keep track of the specifics, but we do have the former chair of the Minnesota LP down the road from here... He said to feel free to pass along his contact info: http://ronhelwig.com/
faucon9
Jun. 11th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks =) Sounds like a plan ^.^
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faucon9
Jun. 11th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
It's not so much the people as the vibe and environment as a whole. It just feels unwelcoming...

...and do you think I'm going to be THAT reflective in a public post? ;P
java_fiend
Jun. 15th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
Interesting... I've been to Atlanta for work a couple of times and I've always found it to be terrific. Very friendly people, beautiful city... I really liked it there. What don't you like?
shadowgypsy72
Jun. 17th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Atlanta is not my place either, but there is a huge goth population, I know a dude down there who is really into it. Don't be fooled into thinking that winter is comparable to NH, noway. That place is an ice bucket in the winter, especially because of the lake factor. Ever watch Fargo? it is only 236 miles north west of Minneapolis. But the lakes are sooooooo Cool!!
faucon9
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Aha!

The Goth population down in Atlanta has really died out, as far as I hear from the local goths that I know. The Elder Goths don't come out anymore, which means the only people at the clubs are the scensters who end up being goth as a phase or fad.

And on the Minneapolis note... noted! I've been in some 12 to 20 below winters in NH though, with snow over my head as I walk to work because I had to crawl out the second story window to get outside... I could probably deal ;)
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