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2007-10-13 02:09 am (UTC)
I feel more kindly toward CA in hindsight than how I felt about it when I was there. At the time, I couldn't believe anywhere could be so obsessed with itself, fixated on affluence or out of touch with the rest of the country. Then again, I
working in Sillyclone Valley. It's a weird place. People can become wealthy fast, and it seems to really mess with their heads. They forget it can all disappear just as fast. Still, the weather was good, the access to fresh food and diverse experiences unparalleled, and you can't beat it for public transportation or access to just about any service you need/want.
Then I left, and from what I saw it became apparent that it wasn't just CA that was self-absorbed, it had spread everywhere. Oy. KY was an "experience". I just hope it's an experience someone else wants to have so they will buy our house!
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