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Old October 2 2012, 05:52 PM   #16
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

Congrats about the move! The east coast is a weird place. The women here have 3.
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Old October 2 2012, 05:53 PM   #17
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

I visited Baltimore once. The whole city smells like fish.

EDIT: Nope, I'm thinking about Portland, Maine. Portland smells like fish.

Baltimore...I know I was there, but I honestly don't remember what I did.
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Old October 2 2012, 06:15 PM   #18
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

Learn to pronounce the "O" sound like a true Baltimorean, "Ao".
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Old October 2 2012, 06:20 PM   #19
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

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Baltimore...I know I was there, but I honestly don't remember what I did.
At a guess, Alcohol. You did alcohol.



Timby - no advice, never been there, but good luck with the job/move. One thing I have heard: try not to get shot.
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Old October 2 2012, 06:22 PM   #20
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Baltimore...I know I was there, but I honestly don't remember what I did.
At a guess, Alcohol. You did alcohol.
I feel like I went to a baseball game...?

Seriously, why the hell was I in Baltimore?
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Old October 2 2012, 06:39 PM   #21
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Baltimore...I know I was there, but I honestly don't remember what I did.
At a guess, Alcohol. You did alcohol.
I feel like I went to a baseball game...?
That's like getting a general anaesthetic, so I'm not surprised the memory's kind of hazy...
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Old October 2 2012, 07:01 PM   #22
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

Canton is hip but expensive.

6079SmithW already covered the big stuff. Baltimore also has a lot of options for live music, several excellent museums (one of my favorite places in the world is the American Visionary Arts Museum), a wide variety of ethnic restaurants, world-class health care (we'll hope you don't have the opportunity to use much of that), and a good zoo.

Since I don't know what kinds of things you actually enjoy, I don't know what else to mention. Oh yeah, I do... Shore Leave every summer.

Also, easy access to D.C.

Edited to add:

Public transportation is variable. The light rail and subway are great, but how useful you'll find them will depend on what part of the city or surrounding area you live in. I've never had the opportunity to use either! Bus service is much more widespread, but not as efficient.

Feel free to ask anything else you think of. Of the top of my head, I don't have any suggestions for neighborhoods to live in, but I'll be glad to give feedback on places you consider.

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Old October 2 2012, 07:06 PM   #23
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

Yes...close proximity to Squiggy is always a reason to move.
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Old October 2 2012, 07:29 PM   #24
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

As a Maryland native and someone who lives 30 minutes from Baltimore, I spend surprisingly little time in the city. I've heard that Canton is one of the better neighborhoods. Fells Point is also pretty cool. Then there's the touristy stuff at the inner harbor. Public transportation in the city? Not really sure, to be honest. I assume there's some sort of bus system but I've never used it. Driving is probably not ideal due to parking constraints. Walking seems to work well for many people. The MARC train will get you to DC if you want to explore the nation's capital.
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Old October 2 2012, 07:35 PM   #25
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

Timby, congrats on the job and the move.
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Old October 2 2012, 08:17 PM   #26
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

Glad to hear you landed on your feet, even if it is on the East Coast.



No advice, just best wishes and safe journey.
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Old October 2 2012, 08:53 PM   #27
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

I've heard it's cheap up there. That has good sides and bad sides. Don't take it as a representation of the whole east coast, that's all I'm saying....
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Old October 2 2012, 08:54 PM   #28
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

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I'm serious about the house thing. I'm a licensed Realtor in Maryland.
I'm moving with <$2,000 in the bank. A house is not an option right now.
Move in with Squiggy and his new bride.

I smell SITCOM!!!
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Old October 2 2012, 08:59 PM   #29
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I've heard it's cheap up there. That has good sides and bad sides. Don't take it as a representation of the whole east coast, that's all I'm saying....
Yeah, but I've heard about prices approaching DC levels in some neighborhoods when I was still in DC, because of all the DCers who decided to move to Baltimore...
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Old October 2 2012, 09:11 PM   #30
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

My girlfriend says Canton is nice, it's near the harbor and is being rebuilt. West of that area is also nice. North of it is Patterson Park, of which she says "stay away."

I suspect nevermore would be able to give you more specific advice, but there's that.
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