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I never wanna see another alcohol as long as I live.
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noctua:
How much champagne did you have? smile
toothpickmoe:
You'll come back. They always come back...
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RIP Bettie frown

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redheadedleague:
Very sad.
oxy:
frown
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Well, looks like things are beginning to go into motion...as a follow up to a previous post, it looks like I'm starting to look hard at America as a place to live. So far on the list: Boston, ....uh...and not that many other ideas so far, actually. Looks like I'll be doing a tour pretty soon, trying to find somewhere that...
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noctua:
Sounds exciting! But not as exciting as finally landing in whatever US city you've chosen and thinking, 'Wow. I'm not calling Canada home any more.' Even if it's a temporary thing, it's exciting.

"One of us! One of us!" smile
thefreak:
Boston's a good call. 'Nuff said.

-TM
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Man...that was a good night.
kogun:
Did you notice how similar the imagery was to say Numberg 1939. Not saying but I'm just saying. I was laughing my ass off at the bar. (huge history buff, like History Channel is number 1 on my TIVO)
redheadedleague:
Wish Prop 8 hadn't passed here in CA, but yeah.
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kogun:
What up brother?
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It's hard not being maudlin sometimes. Maybe it's the environment; when the only thing that guides your day-to-day life is your own willpower, it can be a rough, winding road.

Take tonight for instance. Tonight was a great night for work...until I heard the silence creep in. Sitting there, slowly making itself felt, it just found me. So of course it asks...
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dorwayin:
May I suggest not starting over in Massachusetts. biggrin It is too expensive for not enough return.
noctua:
I second the 'San Francisco', but then I'm biased, being out here. wink

I know how inertia can be. It ties you down, and you get comfortable with what you know. I see it in a lot of people who seem miserable about their situation, but unlike you, haven't quite realized that a solution was available: getting up and trying somewhere new.

I was thinking about it, and I realize that in the last 15 years, I've only spent about 3 in Toronto. I was either in Waterloo, or somewhere out here in California. I've moved 9 times in the last 10 years, now that I think about it. Needless to say, settling down hasn't been a big part of my lifestyle. smile

Questions to ask: Are you comfortable enough with yourself to be alone for the first little while? It does take time to make friends, after all. To find new hangouts. To hit a groove with work and personal life. How do you handle change? If it sends you into a depressive bout, moving might not work out for you. I'm pretty adaptable, but even for me, moving to SF (which is very Toronto-like in its own way -- much more so than, say, Texas) had culture shock issues. But I moved passed them.

Of course, there's also all the small details of moving cross-country, or to another country. What do you do with all your shit? Is it legal to stay there? How much will it cost? How will I pay for stuff? Etc. Who knows... maybe the exercise of figuring it out will give you an answer: try something new, or find something new in Toronto.
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toothpickmoe:
There is a DMV about 5 minutes from my front door. I'll be taking this up from them.

I'm very happy to have such a lovely mascot. biggrin
toothpickmoe:
Wrong-o. Gimme my $100. wink
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WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING
The 2008 Election, you crazy Americans. It's just the most interesting thing right now. I've got my own thoughts on everything (well, as well as a million thoughts on CNN anchors...like, why does Lou Dobbs get a show?), but I'll try and keep 'em to myself. I'll...honestly...try.

WHAT'S ON MY LIST TO...
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jonnytrrrash7:
i learned in film class that movies encompassed or could encompass all the artistic disciplines, from writing to painting to music and so on.

whatever happened to George Miller?
redheadedleague:
I'm embarrassed for my country right now. As for why Lou Dobbs gets a show... what can I say? There are a lot of angry unemployed workers who like to point fingers, and Lou feeds into that. Ironically, I was watching an episode of Rome the other night, and the characters were complaining about how slaves were taking all the work away from upstanding plebians. History. Circular, and stuff.