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Kim and I are moving to Minneapolis.

Next Monday.

What happened was the people who now own this apartment complex, right around the same time I was notified that I'd be laid off, informed us of their desire to convert to condos and their intent to eventually evict us - of course, they'd be happy to give us a payoff to move out earlier...and WE'D be happy to not live in an apartment complex almost empty, yet filled with the sounds of hammering - oh and of course the 25 people (and their elephants) living above us.

Given the confluence of events, I threw out the idea that maybe God was trying to tell us something - namely, that we should get the hell out of Silicon Valley.

Using the last of my severance pay and the payoff from the property owners, we're rolling the dice and heading to the top floor of a house in Minneapolis - bigger, nobody above (or next to!) us, hundreds of dollars less a month, her family instead of mine, "interesting" weather - yep, we got it all.

In retrospect, I would have tried a little harder to get a job FIRST and then get THEM to pay for it, and then I would have bought a laptop and some new records with OUR money. Well....maybe later.

Also, and stop me if you've heard this one, houses are DRAMATICALLY cheaper, and bigger, and have yards, and...so all we need are a job or two, and to ride out our new lease.

I hope and pray the truck doesn't get hot enough to warp the records....or that I'm able to pack them so close together they just CAN'T warp. Ha

Anything else? Eh. Back to boxing things.

In conclusion, you could have learned this weeks ago by reading my wife's blog. THE END



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Allow me to be the first to welcome you to the Midwest, CRZ and Kim...even if it is the enemy capital.

But Cheesehead Nation does need more operatives in the land of purple sperm-on-the-helmets...so be loud and proud in being a Packer fan in Minneapolis.

At least this only puts you 5 hours away from Titletown, USA...and a free beer from me if you ever get out this way!



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Well, I wouldnt have moved to Canada2 (the DUECE) but, if you guys have family there, I would at least give it a go.
Best of luck with the move, hope the records make it out okay, I lost about 300 in a move once, and cried like a girl for a few days over it.



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Moves like that bring culture shock. I went from Seattle to a small town in Connecticut (her family here not mine), which isn't as drastic as what you are attempting, but it took a long time to get used to. At least you aren't starting it off by moving in with In-Laws. Go Wolves?
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    In conclusion, you could have learned this weeks ago by reading my wife's blog.


She also has cooler pictures of stuff, too. And those American Idol summaries are outstanding.




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Since: 25.6.02
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Good luck Zed.......



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Packers at Vikings, Christmas Eve day at 2PM. Plan accordingly :-)



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Since: 2.1.02
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Better get your fix of 7-11s now. The nearest one is 300 miles. Oh, same goes with Jack in the Boxes.

And that made me figure out the familiarity with the W. The color is close to the Gophers color. Everything else is way off though. The "M" would be the wrong font, and the letter after it looks to be an "O".

Oh, but what I really started writing for. Welcome to the state (well soon anyways).



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I knew Schwarzenegger would start driving people out. :)



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I REALLY want to move back to Minneapolis, but after spending seven years in Atlanta, and two here, I just can't bring myself to deal with those damn winters again. Yes, I'm a wuss. Good luck, man.



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    Originally posted by CRZ

    In conclusion, you could have learned this weeks ago by reading my wife's blog.



Yes; some of us did, even. But you used to have so much fun inciting rampant speculation; I kept waiting for you to drop a hint here or there and it never happened.

You used to be cool, CRZ. What happened? ;P



    ..."interesting" weather...



I'd go past "interesting." Come February you're actually going to understand exactly why there's a whole other season defined between December and March. I can't wait for the first, "Holy Sweet Shit it's Cold of the Day," thread. Invest in goose down. And woolly socks. And a good parka. And boots.



    ...her family instead of mine...



Shyeah. We all know you really did it to be closer to Prince.



(edited by tarnish on 20.7.04 1108)

/tarnish...

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Welcome to the Twin Cities, just think you'll be here in time to see the final stage of the Peanuts characters littered around St. Paul. This year it's Snoopy on his house. Plus they just opened up a monstorous IKEA near the Mall of America.



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    Originally posted by Tony Stewart
    Moves like that bring culture shock. I went from Seattle to a small town in Connecticut (her family here not mine), which isn't as drastic as what you are attempting, but it took a long time to get used to.


I'll call your culture shock and raise you Miami, FL to London, Ontario to Tallahassee, FL...Or to put it another way, from Tropical Crazyville to Passive Colorless Siberia to Redneck Haven College Town.

I've been here a year and a half now and I'm STILL getting acclimated.

If you've lived in tropic areas your whole life, Zed...there will be nothing more fun than the first time you have to shovel snow out of the driveway. I speak from experience.

(edited by Blanket Jackson on 20.7.04 1126)


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I can't wait to read the travelogue of this trip.



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Welcome to the wonderful midwest Zed. As you're moving to the one place that even Chicagoans look at and say "good god in heaven are those people crazy for staying there in winter time" I wish you the best of luck in avoiding frostbite. Make sure to keep your hair tucked under your hat, lest you come home and have to spend time picking the frost out of it.



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    Originally posted by tarnish

    I'd go past "interesting." Come February you're actually going to understand exactly why there's a whole other season defined between December and March. I can't wait for the first, "Holy Sweet Shit it's Cold of the Day," thread. Invest in goose down. And woolly socks. And a good parka. And boots.



Goose down? You silly Americans are so backwards when it comes to winter. The secret to staying warm in winter is layering. Wear many layers of loose fitting garments to trap air next to your body and you'll be much warmer. This is how cariboo stay warm in the Arctic. Their hair is hollow so there's lots of air next to their bodies during the winter. Ask a Canadian about winter.

I would invest in a good windbreaker though, with a hood. They are your best friend in cold climates.



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    Originally posted by StampedeFan23
    Ask a Canadian about winter.


You did happen to notice that tarnish IS Canadian, right? From Nova Scotia, even.



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I believe that the Minnesota State Fair is the original home of Deep Fried Snickers Bar.....

and make sure you stop and get yourself a Pecan Log at Stuckey's as you drive cross country

good luck



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Since: 12.1.02
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.58
    Originally posted by Teapot
      Originally posted by StampedeFan23
      Ask a Canadian about winter.


    You did happen to notice that tarnish IS Canadian, right? From Nova Scotia, even.


Oopsie. My bad.



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    Originally posted by SirBubNorm
    Better get your fix of 7-11s now. The nearest one is 300 miles. Oh, same goes with Jack in the Boxes.
You mean I might actually stop getting FATTER? Oh, wait, White Castle...no. :)
    Originally posted by Jimmy O
    Welcome to the Twin Cities, just think you'll be here in time to see the final stage of the Peanuts characters littered around St. Paul. This year it's Snoopy on his house.
I predict I will be too lazy to see them until we hit the state fair.
    Originally posted by Jimmy O
    Plus they just opened up a monstorous IKEA near the Mall of America.
Don't I know it - we're throwing all our furniture away (okay, not ALL of it) here so we can get it replaced with SVERIGE "technology!"
    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    If you've lived in tropic areas your whole life, Zed...there will be nothing more fun than the first time you have to shovel snow out of the driveway.
Ha! I'M parking on the STREET! ;-)
    Originally posted by StampedeFan23
    I would invest in a good windbreaker though, with a hood.
I still have my cop coat...I just plan on wearing two or three more layers underneath it. I have also inherited a "40 below zero" coat which was my grandfather's (and don't think my parents weren't thrilled to get THAT out of their house!)
    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    I believe that the Minnesota State Fair is the original home of Deep Fried Snickers Bar.....
Oh yeah, baby. Although I still prefer the cube of walleye the best.

Here now, for purposes of getting government clearance, is the list of tropical places I've lived my whole life:

Born: Landstuhl, Germany
Denver, Colorado
Pullman, Washington
Big Spring, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Modesto, California
Riverside, California
Sunnyvale, California
Santa Clara, California

So....yeah, no snow since the 70s, but it's not like I've NEVER lived in it either. I'll bet it'll still be the same temperature INSIDE.





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