You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone
You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
If you're not growing, you're dying. - Lou Holtz
In no special order other than:
10 where I've lived/been:
10 more where I might like to live:
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Cost of living no object, right?
Palm Springs, CA
Oh, a place in St. Thomas wouldn't be bad. . .
In no particular order.....
Apostle Islands, WI
South Bass Island, OH
St. Ignace, MI
Club Paradise (Land Of Lakes, FL)
OK I'm in
1. Toronto, ON
2. Montreal, PQ
3. Burlington, VT
4. Northampton, MA
5. Chicago, IL
6. Most any medium-sized city in England (Durham and Cambridge come to mind)
7. Phila, PA
8. San Francisco, CA
9. Portland, OR
10. Portland, ME
Excluding cities in Northern Illinois, and in no particular order:
Grand Rapids, MI
St. Petersburg, FL
Oklahoma City, OK
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hmmm? Let me see...
New York, New York
San Francisco, CA
Prediction is difficult, especially about the future. :-o
- Yogi Berra
I'm gonna move Oslo up on my list... I always forget how wonderful this city is!
What luck! A random assemblage of words never sounded less intelligent.
a few of you mentioned Dublin. which one tho?
Savannah. Savannah. Did I mention Savannah?
...Moving at the speed of local government
I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"
Ya I hear Brasilia was a nightmare of LeCorbusierian proportions. Huge buildings, wide avenues, nothing to look at!
My cities in no particular order:
London, ON, CA
Portland, OR, USA
Montpelier, VT, USA
Waterloo, ON, CA
Bangor, ME, USA
Barrie, ON, CA
Petrolia, ON, CA
Fredericton, NB, CA
I know, weird collection....different reasons for all of 'em.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805
I don't know...I'm pretty happy here in Chicagoland.
but I really like:
Fiesole, Italy (in the foothills above Florence)
My grandparents' old property in Hubbard Lake, MI
I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?
Every day is today. Yesterday is a myth and tomorrow an illusion.
They play in the Ontario Senior Hockey Association; a few of the guys in the league used to play pro in the CoHL/UHL.
But there was no real reason for picking Petrolia, other then it being closer to my hometown than Mt. Pleasant, and my urge to see real Canadian hockey!
In no discernible order
the proper London
Prague, Czech Republic
Koh Tao, Thailand (not a city, but let me live my fantasy)
New York, NY
Ann Arbor, MI
San Antonio, TX
St. George, UT
1. New York and New Jersey. My birthplace, and where I grew up, respectively.
2. London. In Europe (which I haven't seen nearly enough of) and said to be culturally rather like New York.
3. Tokyo, very big city, bound to be pretty interesting.
4. Los Angeles. Large city, sunny part of the world, brand-new rail system worth studying, in California.
5. San Francisco. (Of course.)
6. Washington, DC, lots of museums, very nice.
7. Hong Kong. One of the world's densest cities with a high income, so an exciting skyline and close to many services.
8. Berlin, Germany. It was a divided city for several decades, so looking at how its division and reunification affected the city would be nice to do.
9. Honolulu, on account of having always been partial to Hawaii, since I was a kid. Only problem is, Hawaii doesn't have too many railroads.
10. Amsterdam. Sexy, associated with Anne Frank, and bicycle friendly.
If one throws language and nationality into the mix, California rises up past the European cities, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and so does Washington, DC, although language is a reason why London's up there (although a relatively small reason). Most of the areas are dense and transit friendly; I might make an exception for Honolulu (which is dense enough and hasn't really gotten a good transit culture together, I don't think) and LA (ditto, kinda), but I generally like transit-friendly places (well, when I'm not driving, anyhow). There are also various New Jerseyan places out there, too...
If one also includes ethnicity, then, yeah, Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv would be invited into this crowd (and Hong Kong and Tokyo would suffer some demotion in the ranks as being a tad "gaijin", admittedly, although they'd still be places I'd like to visit). And there's also the temptation to head down to New Orleans to see how it's bouncing back from the hurricane.
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