motiontodismiss wrote: scionb4 wrote:
quickquestionthanks wrote:LA can be pretty cool if you know where to go. Don't bash it until you've lived there for at least 6 months.
6 months!? You should be able to make judgment on whether or not you'd like to live somewhere in quite a bit less time than that. I personally wouldn't ever want to spend 6 months in a place I hate in the hope that I will stop hating it, especially if I never did and I blew all that $ on a place I didn't want to live in. LA is waaaaaaayyyyyyyy too expensive of a place to just say "Oh, give it 6 months before you make a decision."
6 seconds at LAX is enough for me to render a decision. LA proper is much worse than LAX.
LAX is hands down the worst airport in the world. No place on Earth, not even Chicago, is as hellish and awful as LAX. That said, I agree 6 months is too long. Look, it's preference. If you like hot dogs and pizza soup then you should go to Chicago. If you like the best Sushi outside of Japan and dining options as diverse and interesting as the people of the earth then you might want to think about LA. If staying indoors and whining about the brutal cold while your brittle fingers clumsily attempt to shelf another log on top of your waning, lifeless fire is your idea of a good time, I'd pick Chicago. I'd choose LA if you enjoy hiking, hitting the beach, snowboarding (less than an hour to Big Bear, maybe two depending), travelling to wine country for the weekend, visiting the Bay when ever is convenient, shopping (LA rules all but high fashion. High fashion I will concede to NY, and probably even to Chicago), attending a variety of sporting events in decent weather, having a world championship basketball team in your backyard, or living in a kid friendly place (urban sprawls are convenient in some ways).
Then again, I'm big on SoCal. Others are not. I have no idea why, but others are not.