Kelsey's moving to San Francisco!


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Not until August, though. Still. San Francisco! O(≧▽≦)O I've been studying at community college in my native Silicon Valley since I left Montana two summers ago, and in June I finish my lower division courses. In August, I get to enter San Francisco State University's Urban Studies and Planning program as a Junior. ヾ(●⌒∇⌒●)ノ It took me until the age of 24, but I'm finally packing off to university! My acceptance letter is so shiny. Metaphorically, of course. Because that would be weird otherwise.

Obligatory flowers in my hair: (✿◠‿◠)

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24 is nothing it took me until 30 for a B.A. so you are doing well. Good luck hope you enjoy san fran.


Pan wrote:
24 is nothing it took me until 30 for a B.A. so you are doing well. Good luck hope you enjoy san fran.

Thanks!

I do feel a little old. My friends are mostly 18-20. Wonder if it'll be similar at university. I think it won't be when I get to graduate school.


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Congratulations.

And don't forget to replace those flowers regularly. Nothing looks as sad as someone with wizened flowers in their hair. Well, a lot of things looks sadder than that, but that doesn't matter.


Grats! I hope you enjoy your move!

I hear it's a lovely city!

And if the big quake they keep predicting ever hits, your property value will skyrocket due to suddenly being ocean-front property!


Huzzah!


Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Spoiler:
you are still living on the wrong coast


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Freehold DM wrote:

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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No doubt, the Gulf Coast is where it's at.

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BigDTBone wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

** spoiler omitted **

No doubt, the Gulf Coast is where it's at.

Too true. I miss Galveston.


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Freehold DM wrote:

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
You are still living on the wrong continent.

Thanks, everybody!


Well, if you've been in the South Bay for a few years, you already know most of what's-what, but if you ever need a list of, "Things an East Bay native thinks you need to see", let me know!

And welcome! Good luck on finding a place with a 3-digit rent!

Scarab Sages

Congrats! Have fun there!


NobodysHome wrote:

Well, if you've been in the South Bay for a few years, you already know most of what's-what, but if you ever need a list of, "Things an East Bay native thinks you need to see", let me know!

And welcome! Good luck on finding a place with a 3-digit rent!

I would appreciate it. I was born in Los Gatos and grew up in San Jose, but as a teenager I only remember going to San Francisco once. We very, very rarely ever traveled outside Silicon Valley. When I was younger and my Dad wasn't behind bars I went to San Francisco countless times, but I don't really remember it all that well. I left the state for 4 years and returned, and I've gone to San Francisco a couple times since, but I don't really know the city all that well.

The Exchange

That's awesome. I have been to SF for the first time in my life just a few short months ago and it's a city to fall in love with. Beautiful, unique and pleasant.

Even more awesome is you going to university. I am now halfway through my fourth and last year in getting my first degree, and I can tell you that you have a hack of a time ahead of you. Nothing quite compares to the buzz you feel at the end of a long day of studying new concepts and ideas.You'll have just about more freedom than in any other period in your life to, and you'll meet some great people and have a wonderful time.

Best of luck :D


Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
Pan wrote:
24 is nothing it took me until 30 for a B.A. so you are doing well. Good luck hope you enjoy san fran.

Thanks!

I do feel a little old. My friends are mostly 18-20. Wonder if it'll be similar at university. I think it won't be when I get to graduate school.

Sometimes it's better to wait. You lose some of the college experience, but you tend to take the education part more seriously. I went back around 30 and did much better than I did the first time, though I had more fun the first time around.

Congrats and I hope it all works out for you.


Congrats and good luck.


Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Well, if you've been in the South Bay for a few years, you already know most of what's-what, but if you ever need a list of, "Things an East Bay native thinks you need to see", let me know!

And welcome! Good luck on finding a place with a 3-digit rent!

I would appreciate it. I was born in Los Gatos and grew up in San Jose, but as a teenager I only remember going to San Francisco once. We very, very rarely ever traveled outside Silicon Valley. When I was younger and my Dad wasn't behind bars I went to San Francisco countless times, but I don't really remember it all that well. I left the state for 4 years and returned, and I've gone to San Francisco a couple times since, but I don't really know the city all that well.

Well, I'm getting my friends to compile a list of "the best of", but almost all of that is in Japantown and has to do with food. Go figure!


  • If you have never been to/don't remember the Exploratorium, you MUST go! It's San Francisco's premiere science museum, and it really is its own little slice of eccentric tinkerer. It's not as snazzy as the Tech Museum down south, but it's got personality.
  • Similarly, legends are told of Golden Gate Park, but you can easily spend two days: One walking the length of the park proper, seeing both sights magnificent and sights that make you think, "Why the heck did NH tell me to come here?" The other day is spent in Steinhart Aquarium and the Academy of Sciences. Not as "eccentric" as the Exploratorium, but I find it easy to burn a day there.
  • For many years we spent every anniversary dining at the Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton, but it decided to go "modern" and is no longer worth visiting. For a little slice of San Francisco dining, I'd suggest Betelnut on Union Street. It's a little slice of everything that makes San Francisco dining unique.
  • Another really good one if you can possibly get reservations is Greens in Fort Mason, though it's booked months in advance. It is vegan food that is worth waiting 3 months to taste. There's no other way to describe it. Food grown by Buddhist monks in the north bay and lovingly prepared to perfection. It really was an experience.
  • I personally don't care for shopping, but some people consider Union Square an upscale shopper's Nirvana, with a Bloomingdale's, Barney's, Tiffany's, etc.
  • The San Francisco Zoo is another low-priced, hidden gem of the city.
  • If you're a baseball fan, even I have to respect the magnificent PacBell park, and I have multiple Croix de Candlesticks and was on the field during a 49er game during their dynasty years. That says something about that ballpark.
  • Lots of people rave about the Sony Metreon as an entertainment mecca. Not my cup of tea. I personally prefer the Yerba Buena skating rink, bowling alley, and other nonsense.
  • You'll notice I don't mention the north beach at all. I can honestly say I find better Italian food in the East Bay, and Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf just depress me. Give me Jack London Square in Oakland any day of the week.
  • If you have a car, just get on Highway 1 and drive south. Forever. It is one of the most beautiful drives you will ever experience. All the way to frickin' L.A. 16 hours down the line.
  • Five and Diamond. Look it up. Go there. Try to spend under $1000. It's NOT easy.
  • Costumes on Haight. Halloween will never be the same.

I'll see what my friends smack me upside the head for missing...

EDIT: OK. The trip to Alcatraz is a hoot, even if we no longer have Vicky around to conduct the tours.

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Orthos wrote:
BigDTBone wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

** spoiler omitted **

No doubt, the Gulf Coast is where it's at.
Too true. I miss Galveston.

I miss Galveston all the time. Drive right past it to a beach much further south and much cleaner ;-)


Should someone warn Kelsey that San Fran is just over 500 miles from the Mythic Unfrozen Pony Lawyer Lich's stomping grounds?

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NobodysHome wrote:

Well, if you've been in the South Bay for a few years, you already know most of what's-what, but if you ever need a list of, "Things an East Bay native thinks you need to see", let me know!

And welcome! Good luck on finding a place with a 3-digit rent!

San Francisco has leapfrogged past Manhattan as the most expensive place to live.


LazarX wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Well, if you've been in the South Bay for a few years, you already know most of what's-what, but if you ever need a list of, "Things an East Bay native thinks you need to see", let me know!

And welcome! Good luck on finding a place with a 3-digit rent!

San Francisco has leapfrogged past Manhattan as the most expensive place to live.

You know, I realized life here had become officially stupid when our neighbors rented their 900-square-foot two-bedroom house on a 3750 square foot lot...

For $3800/month!

When I got out of grad school in '96 and moved back here from Davis (all of 60 miles of open freeway), our "homecoming welcome" was a tripling of our grocery bill. That was sticker shock. Seeing the rents at that level is just a, "WTF? Haven't you ever calculated the mortgage on a loan to BUY a house?!?!?"

Pretty soon I'm just going to be able to move to Embassy Suites and let someone else deal with my teensy little house!

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