Unless you like super cold winters and uncomfortably muggy summers, the East Coast isn’t for you. A friend of mine is thinking about relocating from San Francisco, the best city in America, to New York City or Washington DC for a little work.When your family and friends are on the East Coast, it’s hard to leave I understand. I think she’s a little nuts leaving our California sunshine behind and I’m trying to understand why, and maybe even why not. Since the Europeans first invaded the East Coast of America, there is a much richer heritage as evidenced by more developed infrastructure and building architecture.Any rational person would agree that living on the West Coast is better than living on the East Coast.Anybody who tells you otherwise probably has never experienced West Coast living long enough to understand the difference.My choice of helping children apparently made him look good. Tattoos are acceptable and pretty much everywhere in California. Then, you hit college in the 90’s and sorority and frat guys are getting one or two. In LA, I feel like your cool factor amplifies 85% if you have one on your arm, your neck, your wrist, your back, or your whole sleeve, in case you forget to wear one. It was cool in DC to see any celebrity or important person, no matter who they were.You would get excited for some diplomat or some old politician.Not complaining, but New York is an awfully expensive place to find out whether or not you like someone.
Perhaps there’s no real difference, other than the fact that when you eat a hot pastrami sandwich at Katz’s deli in NYC, it’s just more authentic given the history. Earthquake danger is overrated in California given the infrequency of large shakes. I’d much rather have a big earthquake every 30 years than tornadoes and hurricanes every year. Stand strong Virginia and East Coasters, stop making fun of us Californians! The latest blizzard of 2016 has shut down cities and towns for days. Homeowner’s insurance and maintenance costs are much, much higher than prices on the West Coast as a result.
The eastern Islands of the Pacific Ocean off the west coast, such as the Coastal islands of the Californias, are also important.
The west coast of North America likely saw the first sustained arrival of people to the continent.
Necessary evil the same way everyone is on Facebook because everyone is on Facebook).10 p.m.: I met Teacher, a woman I first met in college seven years ago and recently reconnected with when she moved to New York, for drinks.
We went through the normal conversation rotation — updates on lives, talk of family — and visited a couple of my favorite bars.