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Angry Venting my frustrations

Im so fricken tired of this crap weather! I have lived in the PNW my whole life.

People here say "its sooo beautiful" I call BS. Its a placebo affect, its so grey and cloudy here that when the sun actually makes an appearance the trolls are mesmerized by it beauty. If you have ever spent any time in the Seattle area you know what i mean.

The people here look like vampires. pale skin, bloodshot eyes. Highest % of suicide per capita(lack of vitamin D) Its really starting to play tricks on my mind...im beginning to think "mostly cloudy" is nice

Im just gonna sell the bike, get several facial piercings and join a goth band...

Rant NOT over, i got more where that came from

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Its too bad that you feel this way, friend. I've never been in Seattle so I wouldn't know in person, but I take your word on that.
Isn't anything you can do to make yourself feel better?
Some diet on the vitamin you're referring to? Some other activity that may help your personal needs psychologically?
Just a thought ......


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I'm down here in Portland and I feel your pain. I have lived here my whole life. People say that we have the most beautiful summers here. If you like your summers to be 3 weeks long.


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Its too bad that you feel this way, friend. I've never been in Seattle so I wouldn't know in person, but I take your word on that.
Isn't anything you can do to make yourself feel better?
Some diet on the vitamin you're referring to? Some other activity that may help your personal needs psychologically?
Just a thought ......
Oh makis...believe me, i self medicate. Beer, porn, pharmaceuticals(kidding about the porn)

Just imagine...everybody you know(outside your region) praising the fantastic weather. Images of boating, riding, camping etc..

I can only dream of the kind of climate you enjoy there in Greece, if not just for being consistent

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Southern Greece is very sunny even in winter but there are places at northern Greece that have very heavy winter and heavy rain in the summer. I am not saying it is as bad as you describe Seattle area but I have friends that spent 6 months covered in snow last winter.
What I mean is everyone has its area conditions that he has to put up with.

I live in southern Greece so it is 9 months of sun each year for me. You are welcome to stay here if you want but you have to know that you will be unemployed for at least the next 4 years and if you got yourself a job, you will not make more than $10.000 a year. And you need to pay almost half of it in taxes every year in order to live among civilized people. Otherwise you can move to a cave in a mountain, with plenty of sunshine, no internet, no bikes or cars but no problems in your head to vent!

I believe we cannot have everything in our lives. It's just sums up to if we can appreciate the things we do have, before they are taken away from us.

I really don't want to lecture you.....honestly. I just sometimes feel the same way like you do. You miss sunshine and I miss job opportunities and a pay check that reflects my skills. Not just a salary to keep me alive.....I am not a dog!
I hope you realized that I am venting my frustrations too, my friend....


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Southern Greece is very sunny even in winter but there are places at northern Greece that have very heavy winter and heavy rain in the summer. I am not saying it is as bad as you describe Seattle area but I have friends that spent 6 months covered in snow last winter.
What I mean is everyone has its area conditions that he has to put up with.

I live in southern Greece so it is 9 months of sun each year for me. You are welcome to stay here if you want but you have to know that you will be unemployed for at least the next 4 years and if you got yourself a job, you will not make more than $10.000 a year. And you need to pay almost half of it in taxes every year in order to live among civilized people. Otherwise you can move to a cave in a mountain, with plenty of sunshine, no internet, no bikes or cars but no problems in your head to vent!

I believe we cannot have everything in our lives. It's just sums up to if we can appreciate the things we do have, before they are taken away from us.

I really don't want to lecture you.....honestly. I just sometimes feel the same way like you do. You miss sunshine and I miss job opportunities and a pay check that reflects my skills. Not just a salary to keep me alive.....I am not a dog!
I hope you realized that I am venting my frustrations too, my friend....
Ill trade you a job and grey skies for three months(vacation) of your sun & unemployment benefits... but you have to take my wife too

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I feel you totally man.....but I am talking about way of living and not just for 3 months or even a year....

And I was always a fan of Seattle since I saw the first "Karate Kid" movie where he moves there with his mother. I don't know why but I had the best impressions of the area, however it's still a movie and everything supposed to look great, I know...

I have been around the world in the past, with commercial navy ships and saw a lot of places but mostly harbor areas. Never been to US west coast though.

Right now almost 15.000 young greek people have moved out from Greece, since 2011, to find a decent job in another European country. I am still here cause I still have a job (not sure for how long more though) and my hands are full with some other personal stuff. If I didn't, I would definitely consider the option on moving to another country.
In Greece, if you are not a politician or an oil importer, you need to work so hard to make a living, that you don't have the time to enjoy the sun.
My house is a couple of miles from the beach and the last two summers I haven't been able to go for a swim more than 4-5 times during the summer. Imagine that......
As for my RC, the gas price here is 1,7 euros per litter. That's like $8.5 per gallon. So the long rides (over 100 miles) are limited to a couple per year. Add on that the "not much of free time" factor and you get the picture!

I am making $50 a day in this job and it is considered the best income one can get in Greece.
I sent a resume on my motorcycle experience to a couple of workshops in UK and they said I could get 20-23 pound per hour for that. But it is always raining there......if I was unemployed and without the other personal issues, I could go after that job over there cause that is my dream job.....repairing/modifying bikes. Sure I would hate the weather over there, but I hate more the fact that I will wake up one sunny day here, a 60 yo guy, still being paid $50-60 a day, no dreams materialized and with a decade of work ahead with the possibility of not getting a pension eventually cause the country is bankrupt.
Where exactly the sun and the beaches can help me on that?


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I feel you totally man.....but I am talking about way of living and not just for 3 months or even a year....

And I was always a fan of Seattle since I saw the first "Karate Kid" movie where he moves there with his mother. I don't know why but I had the best impressions of the area, however it's still a movie and everything supposed to look great, I know...

I have been around the world in the past, with commercial navy ships and saw a lot of places but mostly harbor areas. Never been to US west coast though.

Right now almost 15.000 young greek people have moved out from Greece, since 2011, to find a decent job in another European country. I am still here cause I still have a job (not sure for how long more though) and my hands are full with some other personal stuff. If I didn't, I would definitely consider the option on moving to another country.
In Greece, if you are not a politician or an oil importer, you need to work so hard to make a living, that you don't have the time to enjoy the sun.
My house is a couple of miles from the beach and the last two summers I haven't been able to go for a swim more than 4-5 times during the summer. Imagine that......
As for my RC, the gas price here is 1,7 euros per litter. That's like $8.5 per gallon. So the long rides (over 100 miles) are limited to a couple per year. Add on that the "not much of free time" factor and you get the picture!

I am making $50 a day in this job and it is considered the best income one can get in Greece.
I sent a resume on my motorcycle experience to a couple of workshops in UK and they said I could get 20-23 pound per hour for that. But it is always raining there......if I was unemployed and without the other personal issues, I could go after that job over there cause that is my dream job.....repairing/modifying bikes. Sure I would hate the weather over there, but I hate more the fact that I will wake up one sunny day here, a 60 yo guy, still being paid $50-60 a day, no dreams materialized and with a decade of work ahead with the possibility of not getting a pension eventually cause the country is bankrupt.
Where exactly the sun and the beaches can help me on that?
If your trying to cheer me up your failing miserably

i have the "grass is greener" syndrome. Its a debilitating disease with little known treatment options.

Soooo back to the weather....

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Not trying to cheer you up......just venting too.
Sorry if I made it worse......your welcome to come over here whenever you feel like it and I'll show you around personally


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Not trying to cheer you up......just venting too.
Sorry if I made it worse......your welcome to come over here whenever you feel like it and I'll show you around personally
Im here for ya, vent away

maybe we could start a support group MODS?
We'd call it the "pressure cooker" all venting welcome Politics, weather etc...

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