I've heard a similar analogy that your housing in California is really just a place to sleep and store clothes. I am all-in for giving the experience a shot and am looking forward to the possibilities. Unfortunately, even if I do greatly enjoy it, I will most likely be relocated to Denver, but at least that isn't too far away. Definitely have my family jealous as of now at least!
Yes sir, Lockheed Martin. I've always wanted an Audi, so here's hoping that happens someday haha! I appreciate it!
Not gonna lie, it is definitely refreshing to hear something a little more... positive about the area. I knew it was going to be expensive when I signed the contract, and my company has certainly made it possible for me to live comfortably near the city. I just had to realize that the money I was making wouldn't go as far, but that is why I am making 10k+ more than my buddy who has basically the same job with the same company in Fort Worth (and I'm not in Tech either). When I interviewed, my boss said the same thing as you: it is expensive, but you pay what you do for a reason. No where can you find the quantity and diversity of experiences as you can in the area.
I have to admit, my current plan isn't to stay in the area too long (as I mentioned before, even If I don't transfer within the company to be closer to family in the southeast, my job will eventually be relocated to Denver). However, I currently am just out of college with no family responsibilities, so I look forward to the opportunities that the area can provide that you can't get anywhere else.
Thanks again for "going on about it"! Lifts my spirits a bit!
I have a good friend who is a sommelier, so I will definitely be making it up to Napa/Sonoma at some point even if I'm not the biggest wine fan. Can't live in the area without checking it out at least once I figure!
I greatly appreciate all the suggestions, NorCal! The opportunities for such experiences is what I am most excited about, and I will definitely keep you in mind if I need any ideas moving forward!
My job will most likely be relocated to Denver in the next few years anyways (assuming I don't transfer out before then). The housing in the area was definitely the biggest pill to swallow. My company is compensating me in correlation so I'm not living out of a cardboard box, but it definitely was rough when I went apartment hunting and realized that money didn't go nearly as far. I'll be paying more than double for a 1-bedroom apartment that I did for a 3-bedroom in Florida.
Trust me, I don't plan on staying long than I have to! For now, just have to pay the bills at least.
To be fair, don't be any of those guys. Just feeding the flames.
Let's not forget the complete dismantling of an overrated Ole Miss team, though it is a shame it had to come at the hands of a Florida team that will now proceed into the top 8 because #SEC.
Just like the announcers when Auburn nearly lost to Louisville, if they go and beat LSU in a couple weeks, everyone will forget about their struggles. It's the first week. While I agree partially with your assessment (especially of Penn State and Nebraska), if last year taught us anything, a lot can change between now and December.
The better question is why are you watching a show with Mark May in it?
To be fair, they are the consensus #1 as well as the unanimous #1. But who's counting anyways?
Not to shabby, but I believe the accepted one for this year that players have used is #GrindFor9 (in place of #ChaseFor8)
Take the ensuing batter with a grain of salt, my man. We all love each other, though things can get a little hostile when gents are late to the party. Keep your chin up and better luck next time!
Don't forget this American Hero!
According to that above article and their website, he didn't show the "elite" talent they had come to expect of him at a camp, so they dropped him 96 spots. This is why these "rankings" can be such bologna at times.
Hopefully the development of some of the other guys, like Schutt and Lewis/Holmes, will make this a rarer occasion this year or at least make teams choose their poison. Definitely, though, him and guys like Bennett last year can't have their effect measured by tackles. If you're linebackers are raking in tackles, it's because your DLine is doing their job.
Though it is hard to argue not to have a safety like Bell in the top three, I think this is the year with all three linebackers up there. Between Perry, Lee, and McMillan, and having the (hopeful) growth of another dominant defensive line to free them up, I do think it'll be hard for anybody to break through that second level.
Perry -> Lee -> McMillan -> Bell -> Powell