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Old Apr 1st 2016, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Ah yes, an early inspiration for me too, but probably not too relevant for life in Connecticut?
I also watched Columbo and Murder She Wrote. Actually, I learnt about stopping for school busses from Columbo.
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Old Apr 1st 2016, 4:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I don't get depressed or sad, but I still get flashes of "WTF am I doing here?" In a "my life prior to getting married in no way prepared me for some of the things that I now consider completely normal" kinda way.
But you are living in North Carolina.
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Old Apr 1st 2016, 4:21 pm
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I think it is really just a nostalgia thing. Even people still in Britain go on about the "good old days" and lament about how everything has changed. The difference for us is that we have moved to a different culture, so we assume that is the trigger rather than another drop in the ocean.
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Is there such a thing a poop-tinted lenses, because I think you're wearing them.

Shit weather? If you were somewhere near the south on the coast I could understand, but you live in Chicago!
Yeah, no such thing as summer in Chicago

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Yeah, no such thing as summer in Chicago
Chicago gets a lot more rain and it is ******* freezing in the winter for ages. But sure, better weather because you bake to death in the summer...
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That's rich judging by your location

It pisses it down in Washington, the place is notorious for it
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Chicago gets a lot more rain and it is ******* freezing in the winter for ages. But sure, better weather because you bake to death in the summer...
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That's rich judging by your location

It pisses it down in Washington, the place is notorious for it
Yeah, well IMO both places have weather that is no better/ worse than the UK. We get generally, mild short winters, probably averaging 2-3 snow falls, but none in some years. And only a couple of oppressively hot and humid months in the summer. We get about the same rainwall as the UK (west side), but it almost all comes down in 3-4 rainstorms per month. For about 3-4 months each year, spilt between spring and autumn, we use neither heating nor AC.
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Every location has it's plus and minus depending on your personal want's, need's, and choices, they also all have their beauty, i don't care if you live in Santa Barbara, Kansas City or New Orleans....If any one area was better than everywhere else, then we'd all be living in that one area, the Eco system is self balancing. I hope this thread dosen't end up as a location bashing thread, the thread heading is called; 'The feeling of being gone'.

Have a great weekend friend's, take care, travel safe my loves.
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I think it is really just a nostalgia thing. Even people still in Britain go on about the "good old days" and lament about how everything has changed. The difference for us is that we have moved to a different culture, so we assume that is the trigger rather than another drop in the ocean.
This is pretty much it I think.

Good post.
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Here we go gain
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Here we go gain
.... on our own, going down the only road we've ever known ......
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Originally Posted by themadpooper View Post
The UK is crap and whenever I think about it it makes me glad I moved to the States. The little England mentality that all Brits seem to have. Bizarre obsession with the NHS and social class. Self entitlement, where everyone thinks the government should run their lives for them
I see you've adopted the nauseating ignorance of America.
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My experience is west coast Canada having moved here from San Diego. For the most part things are not so different that its startling and really is not a heck of a lot of difference between WA state and BC but there are significant differences between San Diego/So. California that I miss.

High quality zoo to spend a day. Museums of good quality all close by in one location. Plethora of community colleges to take a class or 2 at an affordable price.

To name a few.

Reality if healthcare was something we could afford, we would seriously consider living there and would be nice to have family around again. Kind of lonesome in this place sometimes with no family around.
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Old Apr 1st 2016, 7:07 pm
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As each day goes past, I find myself thinking less and less about the UK. I used to watch a tonne of shows from back home but now I hardly ever watch anything from back home. I still watch Sky news every morning, but that's because I'm rather partial to watching proper news rather than the biased bullshit you get over here. The only thing I really miss are my 35 days of paid time off a year, and family and friends of course.
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Yip all good responses.....I'm way past the stage of looking back everyday or pine-ing etc.....I agree the NEWS channels are iritating, in fact i don't watch any TV anymore, it's complete and utter nonscence, AND OH THE POLITICS, oh please.....Maybe i wouldn't have those moments if i absorbed all the bull hype on TV...LOL
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