Fark-o-vision wrote:I can't believe people are trying to argue that LA is humid, or that Mexican food is gross. It only lends credence to my initial feeling that reaction on here is going to be largely regional. People are either going to gun for their spot, or gun against it. My list would be:
But I'm pro Cali all the way. New York, while interesting, isn't the epicenter of culture that everyone is making it out to be.
Gun for their spot or against it? Believe it or not, I was born in SF. I just think LA sucks, and a lot of Californians do, especially people from Nor Cal. I've moved around a lot though so I don't have the typical CA view of America.
New York is definitely the epicenter of culture. I mean, just watch Project Runway or America's Next Top Model.
All of the designers and models are trying to get contracts in New York and/or show in New York.
qualster wrote:Portland is closer to better beaches though, and the Mt Hood/Hood River area is way cooler than Snoqualmie, or anything else in the general area near Seattle.
I lived in Seattle for a few years. Haven't lived in Portland but I have plenty of family there and I've visited many times. Is Portland as yuppy filled as Seattle? To me, the problem with Seattle is that it is a city that has become what it once mocked. It is full of young professionals, and a ton of trustafarians, who've moved there from all over the country because of Seattle's cool image which largely resulted from the early '90's grunge scene, and the truth is that Seattle seems to have become a city of young yuppies who pretend to be alt/hipster/unique art types. I don't know. Maybe I'm way off base, but the dbag per capita count in Seattle seems to be rising by the minute.
Yeah, there are more "yuppies," but I don't necessarily equate being a yuppie with being a d-bag. I know a lot of engineers that moved to Seattle after undergrad to work for Microsoft (my brother included). They add an intellectual environment and the economy is doing a lot better, like the other person said, than Portland's economy. Seattle really reminds me of SF, except less "emo teens" running around, (although still a fair number of indie wanna bes), less "poser-activists" (although there are still a fair few, cough Borgen Project) and fewer crazy, psychotic homeless people and drug users. It's like a much improved SF that's also much cleaner. Seattle is really beautiful. Most beautiful place in America I've seen so far (although it doesn't have anything on the Scottish countryside).