Re: Turn of the Century / Cryptonomicon

Tom Whore (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 13:31:56 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 7 Jul 1999, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

--]I lived in SF for a year and will never move back. Seattle is just
--]a suburb of SF. Portland is paradise in comparison to both, but only
--]if you really really love rain before you get there. I'd trade ten
--]perfectly sunny Laguna Beach days for an afternoon sun-break in Portland,
--]which makes them about even on the niceness scale.

And thus my reason for living here. I had a freind up from LA this weekend
who bemoaned the clouds and lack of sun greatly, to wich i pointed out the
happiness she felt during the bright spots.

There is a mindset of conformity that loves the same thing all the time
(in LA Movie by steve martin the weather forcast is taped once a week for
replay wiht the line "70's and sunny, next forecast in 3 days")

Every day is a season in portland (cold, cloud, sun , rain , warmth ,
fall, repeat) and for the love of diversity in my environs I have found no
better place (sf, la, NYC, NJ, FLA, GA, Montreal, and the few other
polaces i have been) to call home.

I wont go on about the lack of real kinishes of deli cold cuts (they cut
them up here ONCE A DAY in the morning..who would buy hours old roast

Its a place where a mind like Stephesons sould write his works:)-