Quirky Town, Mixed Feelings


 Lauren Hartley
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Star Rating 5/10/2011
I've lived in several areas around Seattle for the last ten years and I'm ambivalent about Seattle. The rainy, gray weather is about to drive me insane, every winter I get severely depressed -- and put on weight from lack of outdoor activities. On one hand, I love something about the Seattle people, they are highly intelligent and easy-going compared to the East Coast. The summers here are wonderful, very beautiful and full of activities. There are many intellectual and artistic activities, lots to do with the kids. The air is always fresh, the traffic easy, nothing is really crowded, and the cost of living not great, but not terrible. It's a pretty town, very quaint. On the other hand, I haven't made a single real friend in ten years, I'm unemployed -- yet again even though I have really good tech skills, my boyfriends lack a certain ambition and drive -- very sweet but-- boring? I crave a real man, someone who doesn't wear a baseball cap and dress like a ten year old. The winters are too long and dreary. Every year I plan on leaving and get beguiled by the summers into thinking this place isn't so bad. This year I'm going to leave... really.
 

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This reply goes to the un-educated person who called the green mold growing on the sidewalks etc. Its called moss,something you would have no clue about in that dry,dirty city called Phoenix. Also Seattle drivers do not drive slow as I know this from living and driving I5 all the time , if it says 60 they do 65 or 70 also the pass its 60 but did 65/70.The only thing I noticed about Seattle was people there were not real friendly. I could never get a straight answer in why they acted so distant. Alot referred to it as the Seattle freeze. I am still looking for an answer to this.
 

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