I moved to San Francisco in the beginning of May coming from New York. I’m moving back on Saturday. My thoughts.
1.) People here are soft. The reason I’m moving back is because I got into a tussle with some guy at a bar in Nob Hill. Instead of just punching me in the face (what I’m used to) he just said I should calm down. I went to go piss and knocked a chair down along the way. Security came into the bathroom and instead of tossing me, the guy just asked if I was okay. I couldn’t take it from that point forward. I bought a ticket and told this state to fuck itself.
2.) I wanted to live here for years. Nasir and JaHa painted California like an awesome place to be. Coming from the east coast mentality, I feel like a bully in a class full of softies. Not that I’m going to reign over them, but I feel like an asshole for whatever I do. I’m naturally loud and here they think I’m trying to assert dominance over them when in fact I’m just holding a conversation. It’s way more laid back than I can take.
3.) You WILL need to drive. It just can’t be avoided. Fuck that. I don’t drive except a motorcycle. I hate cars.
4.) They regulate EVERYTHING here. There’s a city in California that’s going to fucking outlaw wearing fur. What the hell? Your wardrobe is now regulated in California. That’s just one thing. Many other laws that won’t make sense to the rest of the 49 states are being implemented here in California. If you love your freedom, this is NOT the state you want to come to. Don’t even pee outside, or if you’re caught you will be labeled a sex offender. This was a cover story in the NY Times a few months ago.
5.) Depending on what you do as a professional job will control where you move. Just be aware of the job market.
6.) Weather here fluctuates except for L.A.
7.) Politics here is stupid. I mean very stupid. I don’t understand how this state is still surviving.
That said, I did have fun:
1.) Players out here? Stupid nice. I met WindZero, Private Eyeball, the FDM crew, Lord Raptor, Honzo Gonzo, Haunts, and Heroic. That’s just to name a few. They couldn’t have been nicer. I wish I could have met more. Okinage, Chrisis, etc,et. al, were all just very welcoming people and that’s different than many places on the east coast. Well, New York anyway.
2.) If you like beer, this is the best state. When you ask for a Bud Light, most bars won’t even carry it. I’ve had some solid beers here without having to travel to a different state and that is much obliged.
3.) People here aren’t as hostile, I guess. I’m used to hostility so it doesn’t bother me, but for anyone else from anywhere else in the country it can be a huge road block.
So I guess enjoy it. I did for a while, but then I realized I wasn’t happy here anymore.