Posted by medlib on May 8, 2000, at 2:27:13
In reply to location, location, location..., posted by CarolAnn on May 6, 2000, at 9:52:59
> Along harry B's lines...some people mentioned where they live in the age thread, for those who didn't but, would like to...This thread's for you!(just give a basic area, if that's all you're comfortable with).
> I live just outside of Orlando, Florida. CarolAnn
> p.s. FYI, apparently, you can't put quotation marks in the subject line.
Dallas, Texas--born and bred. I detest this place. The climate is atrocious; the only season that is tolerable is fall--all 4-5 days of it. And then, only if you don't have allergies; Dallas is the allergy capital of the US--maybe the world. Dallasites have always seemed alien to me; for me, they remain models of conspicuous consumption in a totally man-made environment.
I miss the West Coast. Altho I lived in Houston, Boston (Cambridge), and New York City when I was younger, my best memories are from the 10 years I lived in Rustic Canyon when my children were little. Rustic Canyon is a tiny coastal niche tucked between Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles. It has the only wet-all-year stream and the only redwood trees in southern California. We lived in a modest, mostly glass house on a hillside pad in a grove of eucalyptus trees. We had no need for air conditioning, window coverings or screens. In the summer all manner of wildlife would come down from nearby mountains to the stream to drink; my kids could climb in it and walk to the beach. Unfortunately, my old neighbor says that LA is no longer remotely liveable, my former house recently sold for 1.5 mil and she is ready to cash out and join the californication of Seattle.
I brought my kids back to Dallas when they were school age because my depression worsened and I had the vain hope that my family could be an emotional backup. I remain here because both my kids are still in Texas (1 in Houston, 1 in Dallas).
Depressed and Dissatisfied in Dallas--medlib