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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    The Angry Postman

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    steveanne
    Somewhere, there is an angry postal worker trying to track me down. And he's got a bag full of credit card applications with him.
    Ok, so we seem like a fairly mobile bunch. How many times have you moved as an adult (post highschool or undergrad college)?

    [Edit: Sorry, Skel!]

    For me, 18 moves in the last 14 years. (It's a very long story.)
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Eight moves since high school. Lived in the same house the first 18 years of my life.

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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
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    12 moves in the eight years since high school. Seven of those were during undergrad years.

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    10 moves in 12 years since leaving my parents house for college. Most of them were within a 1 mile radius of each other.

    I just got done with what I hope to be my final move prior to purchasing a house.
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

    - Homer Simpson

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    Cyburbian Otis's avatar
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    13 times since end of undergraduate school.

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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
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    13 times since 1975
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Re: The Angry Postman

    Originally posted by SGB
    [Edit: Sorry, Skel!]
    Huh?
    Why sorry? 'cause I have no credit card? 'cause I just got out of HS last year? 'cause I haven't moved as much? (althought I like traveling a lot )

    Anyways... I hate my postman...mabye I'll go postal on his a$$ :-P

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    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
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    11 times in my life - comparatively few compared to you lot!

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    The upcoming move in a week and a half will be the 16th residence I've lived in since moving out of my parents' place in 1987 to go to University. I'm hoping this will be the last one for a long time though...

    I had to do the exercise of tracking down every address I have lived at since I was 18, in order to apply for permanent residency up here. It took the better part of three months to find all the addresses, as many of the management companies I rented from were closed now.

    Univ. of California Davis 3/88 to 6/88
    Los Angeles, California 6/88 to 9/88
    Davis, California 9/88 to 9/89
    Davis, California 9/89 to 9/90
    Sacramento, California 9/90 to 9/91
    Sacramento, California 9/91 to 9/92
    Sacramento, California 9/92 to 12/92
    Davis, California 12/92 to 7/93
    Davis, California 7/93 to 7/94
    Sacramento, California 7/94 to 10/94
    Woodland, California 10/94 to 9/95
    Oak Harbor, WA 9/95 to 5/98
    Portland, OR 5/98 to 1/00
    Vancouver, WA 1/00 to 12/01
    Edmonton, AB 12/01 to present

    Surprisingly, I have only held down four planning jobs from 1989 to now. I just move a lot I guess.

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    Since graduating from university, 3 moves in 8 years.
    During university 3 moves (dorm, house, house)
    Before university, same place for 8 years, then a tonne of moves(10-15 in 12 years) before finally settling.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Cyburbian H's avatar
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    If we are counting addresses (not cities), I have moved 5 times since undergrad. That would be 5 times in the last 5 years. So; every year.

    I am about to move for the 6th.

    *I also moved every year of undergrad, so in a sence I have moved every year since high school. :-S

    **though I lived in the same house my entire childhood. and mom still lives there.
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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    Eight times since graduating in 1996.

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    Cyburbian Big Easy King's avatar
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    I've moved 5 times since high school.
    A person who strives is one who thrives. It's GREAT to be THE KING!!!

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    Don't remember the dates very well, but my migratory pattern is as follows:

    1. Fort Wayne, Indiana 0-18

    2. 3. Peoria, Illinois 18-20? (Bradley University Dorm, then nerdish Fraternity house)

    4. 5. Chicago, Illinois (summer internship)-two apartments (the one was located on an active stroll (The Kenmore/Wintrhup Corridor) and featured the smell of gas )

    6. Peoria, Illinois

    7. Fort Wayne, Indiana (post-engineering failure )

    8. Charlottesville, VA

    10. Clearwater, Florida (summer internship for Pinellas County)

    11. Charlottesville, VA

    12. 13. Knoxville, TN (two years-two addresses)

    14. 15. Fairfield, CA (two differnet apartments in the same complex)

    16. Vacaville, CA (for the last seven years.)

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    16

    Since leaving the parental nest:

    7 residences in 5 years in Oshkosh (college, undergrad)
    3 residences in 3 years in Kaukauna (first job and grad school)
    1 residence in Hartford
    1 residence in a teeny burg south of Fond du Lac
    2 residences in Milwaukee
    1 in St Francis
    1 in Oak Creek

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    Twenty-two

    2 in Philly
    3 in Arkansas
    2 in New Orleans
    2 more in Philly
    2 in SW Washington State
    6 more in Arkansas
    2 in SW Missouri
    3 here in Oregon
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    22 (And I'm not counting temp living of a month or so...)
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    C'mon and get me you twist of fate
    I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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    Cyburbian Plus Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    Nine since high school: dorm, dorm, apt., apt., rented house, townhouse, house, Mom's house (during divorce), house.

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    Cyburbian Habanero's avatar
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    8 times since high school, I hate moving, and i really hate moving since the last time I moved the forward mail request was never actually put into place and my old psycho roomate held my mail for ransom.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    14 times since High school, but for the last three, I have inhabited the original home 5 days out of 7 so I get the fun of being home pluss the fun of being in a BIG Urban area!
    I can't deliver UTOPIA, but I can create a HELL for you to LIVE in :)DoD:(

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    Cyburbian Plus PlannerGirl's avatar
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    11 times in 11 years

    eeek!
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Cyburbian Seabishop's avatar
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    Just 3 all in the same area. The postman's not too angry.

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    Eleven since graduating college the first time, fourteen years ago.

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    14 times since graduating high school in 1987

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    Hilarious. Now I don't feel so paranoid. He's apparently lost somewhere in downstate Illinois with a confused look on his face wondering which way to go.

    I'm gonna try and break it down a little more.
    Since highschool:

    1994 - Greece, NY (super-suburb of Rochester, NY)
    1994 - 1995 - Dorm, Edinboro PA (south of Erie)
    1995 - 1998 - apartment, Edinboro PA
    1998 - 1999 - half a house, Rochester, NY
    1999 - 2000 - studio apt., Clermont, FL (west of Ei$ner's Place)
    2000 - 2002 - apartment, Lake Buena Vista, FL
    2002 - apartment, Arlington Heights, IL
    2002 - 2003 - house, Des Plaines, IL

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    I've never left home. Would you like to see my collection of Seka and Johnny Holmes videotapes?

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