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I'm Leaving California

By NuttBoxer following x   2019 Jan 23, 11:18am 3,882 views   111 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


Getting on that outta state bandwagon. Despite making good money, and keeping my rent level for the past two years we are tighter than ever. I accepted a job in Phoenix, partly for the 30% decrease in cost-of-living, partly to stay within a drive-able distance of friends and relatives in San Diego. I had always assumed a six figure salary would mean I'd made it when I was younger, even if it was low six figures. That is no longer the case in California. Sick of seeing all my money go out as quickly as it comes in. I'd love to come back sometime in the future if prices ever go back to something remotely normal, but great weather and the ocean just aren't enough anymore.

I've always preached live within your means, this is me making the hard decision and practicing it. If you rent you are always one move away from getting back on track.

Debt is Slavery!

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81   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2019 Apr 4, 10:36pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayneIndiana says
Are you in Texas?


Arizona. Thought about Texas, but the 3 day trip to visit family in California was a deal breaker.
82   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 4, 10:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Someone asked above.

The answer is Scottsdale over SD, no question
83   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 4, 10:45pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

By the way, thanks for sharing your story.

My wife and I have tossed around the idea of leaving Silicon Valley for quite a while.

Unless you got into housing at the right time, why compete so hard for so little?
84   anonymous   ignore (null)   2019 Apr 5, 3:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

everything says
Retirement communities are expanding is my guess.


Rent before buying in a 55 and over place - a cautionary warning, I did not buy in one of them and glad I didn't.
85   anonymous   ignore (null)   2019 Apr 5, 3:21am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
Some people just move because they are chronically agitated and annoyed where they already live and think that the 'adventure' of moving will change things, until they become agitated and annoyed in their new environment.


Also referred to as a "geographic" in 12 step programs. Doesn't work for most of those that try it since the underlying problems travel with them.
86   anonymous   ignore (null)   2019 Apr 5, 3:22am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

NuttBoxer says
but the 3 day trip to visit family in California was a deal breaker


That would seem to be an incentive in a lot of cases - actually a 4-5 hour plane trip removed is far better and you just can't put a price on a 12 hour plus plane trip, different day and time zone..
87   willywonka   ignore (3)   2019 Apr 5, 3:59am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You can always return to SD to vote there. Even citizens of Mexico can vote in California.
88   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 5, 7:11am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

willywonka says
You can always return to SD to vote there. Even citizens of Mexico can vote in California.


Or put voting in your Will. Dems like to "mine" the posthumous vote.
89   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 5, 9:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says
My wife and I have tossed around the idea of leaving Silicon Valley for quite a while.


Is the Bay Area your home town area? (ie, where you grew up?)
90   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 5, 10:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

B.A.C.A.H. says
BayArea says
My wife and I have tossed around the idea of leaving Silicon Valley for quite a while.


Is the Bay Area your home town area? (ie, where you grew up?)


Yes, grew up in the East Bay
91   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Apr 6, 8:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

1 hour of Classic San Fran Freako rant

92   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Apr 6, 8:40pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

You got to do what makes financial sense for you. I feel like CA has gone from a family friendly place, to just a place everyone trashes. bums, needles, mentally ill parades (lgbt, trannies, and other horseshit), illegals, and problems such shortage of housing and other basic needs which probably stems from insane inflow of illegals that the system fails to keep up with.

I can't fault anyone for leaving CA, like I can't fault anyone for wanting to get the fuck out of Detroit.
93   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 6, 9:32pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

California still has really incredible natural beauty in spite of everything.

Maybe after all the liberals have died out from feminism, it will once again become a good place to raise a family and stay long term.
94   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Apr 6, 9:41pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Maybe after all the liberals have died out from feminism, it will once again become a good place to raise a family and stay long term.



Except, you still won't be able to escape "Something", even if you hide in the bathroom with the door shut.



Ese, it's 3AM, the fiesta no silencio, amigo. Ahora, nosotros tenemos los pollos luchar. Debito cuarenta dolares en "La Machina", el grande le aca.
95   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 6, 9:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says


Yes, grew up in the East Bay


Yep. This is sad. I know more homies who left than stayed. Many more.
96   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 6, 9:57pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
after all the liberals have died out from feminism

Won't even be missed. Privileged grad-school graduates with H-1's backfilling the void with their own kids and value systems. We're becoming an extension of Shanghai and Bombay, with a population of illegals for them to exploit.
97   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 7, 9:38am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLearnToCode says
Patrick says
Maybe after all the liberals have died out from feminism, it will once again become a good place to raise a family and stay long term.



Except, you still won't be able to escape "Something", even if you hide in the bathroom with the door shut.



Ese, it's 3AM, the fiesta no silencio, amigo. Ahora, nosotros tenemos los pollos luchar. Debito cuarenta dolares en "La Machina", el grande le aca.


Damn, she's cute.

Mostly I don't mind the Mexicans as people. Good families, hard workers. I just want them to come here legally and in limited numbers, or not at all. And once here legally, they should strive to become American like previous waves of immigrants did.
98   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Apr 7, 10:07am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Everything comes and goes. Left is obsessed with promoting fag shit and feminism.

4-8 years that fetish will pass. CA will be conservative again, it will not survive otherwise. And history teaches us that liberalism leads to shit, followed by conservatism.

Patrick says
California still has really incredible natural beauty in spite of everything.

Maybe after all the liberals have died out from feminism, it will once again become a good place to raise a family and stay long term.
99   just_dregalicious   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 7, 11:04am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MisterLearnToCode says
Ese, it's 3AM, the fiesta no silencio, amigo.


That has been my experience trying to camp anywhere near Austin or San Antonio. Day and Night. Every. Damn. Time.
100   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Apr 7, 2:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says

Damn, she's cute.

Mostly I don't mind the Mexicans as people. Good families, hard workers. I just want them to come here legally and in limited numbers, or not at all. And once here legally, they should strive to become American like previous waves of immigrants did.


Agreed, especially on the first count. My post was facetious. It's the Left Wing crowd that is the danger.
101   anonymous   ignore (null)   2019 Apr 7, 2:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Mostly I don't mind the Mexicans as people. Good families, hard workers


Heard the same lines in Conyersa few years back. Some of those "good ole boys" like on the Dukes of Hazard talking about their black co-workers.

They were a bit more specific though...

Wouldn't want one to marry into the family

Wouldn't marry one themselves

Wouldn't want to break bread with them or hang out with them after work

But other than that they were okay with "them", hell they might even share the lunch room with "them peoples".
105   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 14, 1:06pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

just_dregalicious says
MisterLearnToCode says
Ese, it's 3AM, the fiesta no silencio, amigo.


That has been my experience trying to camp anywhere near Austin or San Antonio. Day and Night. Every. Damn. Time.


My last few camping trips in CA have included neighbors having all night fiestas.
107   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 May 23, 11:28am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says
My last few camping trips in CA have included neighbors having all night fiestas.


I’ve experienced that as well, but only at the State Parks campgrounds. Go to a private campground or KOA and you will have a much better experience. I know the State locked up the best locations, but there are some really nice ones in private hands!
Best experience hands down was Ventana in Big Sur. Shady grounds with large spaces plenty of room, nice bathrooms and showers, surrounded by massive redwoods, and you can have campfires. Very relaxing, and only 3 miles from Pfieffer Beach with the purple sand!
108   RC2006   ignore (0)   2019 May 23, 12:11pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says
just_dregalicious says
MisterLearnToCode says
Ese, it's 3AM, the fiesta no silencio, amigo.


That has been my experience trying to camp anywhere near Austin or San Antonio. Day and Night. Every. Damn. Time.


My last few camping trips in CA have included neighbors having all night fiestas.


Don't forget the diapers, trash, and graffiti. Anything that is free or cheep, or near city gets trashed by them.
109   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 May 23, 12:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HonkpilledMaster says
it's 3AM, the fiesta no silencio, amigo.

That's why there is a siesta. The night is there to party. You just need your afternoon nap. Same in Spain.
110   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 May 23, 12:25pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Maybe after all the liberals have died out from feminism, it will once again become a good place to raise a family and stay long term.

Really? How many kids you have? It will be Mexican, and that's that.
111   mell   ignore (2)   2019 May 23, 2:46pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says
Patrick says
Maybe after all the liberals have died out from feminism, it will once again become a good place to raise a family and stay long term.

Really? How many kids you have? It will be Mexican, and that's that.


Mexicans will def be more conservative than leftoids and reign back in the wildebeest feminazi womyn currently damaging society. In fact most other cultures are more conservative than the current white white west under the leftoid kybosh of tranny-feminazy-lgbtqq+-1234xyz freakism.

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