Please stay in Laguna.Posted by Charles Fuhrman at August 17, 2005 1:06 PM
Thank you for the sentiment, but since I've decided, among other things, to return to creating income instead of just cruising along on investments and other measures, the reality is that Laguna is not really a motherlode of revenue possibilities for a person in my line or lines of work.Posted by Gerard Van Der Leun at August 17, 2005 1:14 PM
Welcome to the Pacific Northwest. If you don''t mind the liberal newspapers and voters, the place is beautiful and a great place to live.Posted by RANDI ZABEL at August 17, 2005 5:21 PM
Not at all. I note the Liberal voters and newspapers and plan to counteract the voters by one and perhaps start a newspaper that caters to those who are not quite so left, i.e. one in the center and without the ads for sex, tattoos, and politicians sucking up to the unions and the teachers.
We note that the current governor won on, I think, the third recount with a hundred votes and change, so change is in the cards... even for Seattle and Washington.Posted by Gerard Van Der Leun at August 17, 2005 5:27 PM
Hey congratulations and enjoy August and September if they're not too hazy. I grew up on the corner of NW 100th and 5th, and while I've enjoyed my travels, I still miss it. Nice vignettes, btw.Posted by Mike Beversluis at August 17, 2005 6:11 PM
I'm a Carlsbad, CA native so I feel concern with the move to any place other than Southern Cal. It all sounds Ok until you actually get there. S. Cal. is v. liberal in places but also has Camp Pendleton and the Navy and Air Force Bases downtown and wonderful retired military folk which give help a lot with the Blue State Blues. Hope you find pockets of hope in Seattle. Here in the exact middde, in swing state Missouri, I totally enjoy your blog and have never forgotten the post you did with the pics on reasons to vote for Bush. I saved it and it still gives me goosebumps when I view it. Pictures of 9/11 should be shown more often. We forget easily, you know.Posted by tmt at August 17, 2005 7:25 PM
I applaud the move. But then I'm basically a selfish person.Posted by Mrs. VdL at August 17, 2005 7:28 PM
See Stefan Sharkansky's group web log Sound Politics http://www.soundpolitics.com/ for a primer on all things Seattle. Stefan is also a re-located Californian.Posted by kevin at August 18, 2005 8:34 AM
I never met you but I live near Laguna and feel like I am going to miss you. I was proud you lived around me. Silly, isn't it?
Always a fan, BarbaraPosted by Barbara Spalding at August 18, 2005 12:55 PM
I'm with Barbara on this one, but look forward to your take on the Emerald City.Posted by Stephen B at August 23, 2005 7:37 PM
I am in the Emerald City and it is indeed beautiful this time of year. We know the real reason for your move...one can still smoke in restaurants! See you at El Gaucho or on the Ducks amphib. This will be a good hive for you.