Moved to Washington?

Discussion in 'Elizabeth III's Guestbook' started by sendorange, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
    Bigsoccer.com
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    When did you move?
     
  2. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In 1999. I attended college and got stationed here with the US Air Force.
     
  3. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 7, 2001
    thats washington state and not washington DC...
     
  4. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    It's the State of Washington

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  5. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
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    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    You been to any DC United games to see Freddy Adu play??
     
  6. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No. I don't live in DC. Though, I used to work in Andrews AFB in DC for a couple of months during my Air Force years.
     
  7. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
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    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    So what's Tacoma like as a place then??
     
  8. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Just an average American city, except crime rates are low. :cool:
     
  9. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
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    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    What's unique about though? Is there anything?
     
  10. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    People are more civilized in Tacoma, including Seattle, compared to average California city, if not the whole country. But Tacoma is home of the most stressful city in America.




    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/01/10/life.stress.reut/
     
  11. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
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    Nat'l Team:
    England
    All that stress, eh? What do you do in Tacoma to relax?
     
  12. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Swimming, Clubbing and watch live Seattle Mariners baseball games at Safeco Field, then get drunk while watching the "Great American Past Time". ;) (Hey, it's only 5-10 bucks for a single ticket, and $5-8 for alcohol :D )
     
  13. sinner78

    sinner78 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 7, 2001

    I thought you had given up on alcohol?
    seem to recall you saying that you were never gonna get drunk again or something.
     
  14. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I drink, but i'm not gonna be an alcoholic again...
     
  15. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
    Bigsoccer.com
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Well if you are going to drink, try out those new RU21 pills, let me know if they work :D I've heard they're good at preventing hangovers and stuff.
     
  16. Hawkeye17

    Hawkeye17 DynaChick v QuakeBabe v WildKate v Chewie23

    Aug 25, 1999
    Miami Vice 82
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ex-Air Force cadet... interesting?

    best place to hang out in Tacoma, or Seattle?

    or would you pick San Francisco over Seattle? or the other way around?

    Was in Seattle long ago, say 1989. Never got up to the needle--ended up on the highest floor of the downtown Sheraton... but hanging out at Pioneer Square, Pike's Peak, and the Kingdome (now Qwest Field, with Safeco Field nearby) was a blast... though I do have a major abhorrance towards clubs...

    As much as it is, wouldn't mind catching a game either at Safeco or Qwest. :) Big fan of stadium architecture, and used to work for one of the rivals to HOK.
     
  17. Hawkeye17

    Hawkeye17 DynaChick v QuakeBabe v WildKate v Chewie23

    Aug 25, 1999
    Miami Vice 82
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tickets are very pricey here at SBC... though, just lounging at Safeco sounds good at this stage though alas, not until next season... speaking of which...

    Mike "Lefty" Hargrove was named manager of the Mariners replacing Bob Melvin (another one of the humm baby Giants)...

    I'm already starting to miss Pioneer Square... I can still hit the bars, even at this day and age... :p

    Nah, wouldn't go for the drugs, except beer of course... ;) cheers!
     
  18. Neo¹

    Neo¹ Member

    Sep 17, 2004
    Hey Liz

    Where Did you live before?
     
  19. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    San Francisco.
     
  20. tcmahoney

    tcmahoney New Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    Metronatural
    Good old McChord AFB. My father, a 20-year-plus veteran of the Army with five kids to feed, would head up with me in tow to the PX at either McChord or Fort Lewis to load up on groceries. We'd put the back seat down and fill up every inch of space in a VW Rabbit for the trip.

    It's been 20 years. I miss him.
     
  21. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    :)

    I got stationed in McCord AFB as an Air Force reservist, and ended up living here in Lakewood, WA.
     
  22. tcmahoney

    tcmahoney New Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    Metronatural
    Lakewood certainly doesn't present its best face as you go along I-5. But American Lake is a great place. I had the best crew race of my life on that lake, back more years ago than I want to remember, back when I had delusions of being a lightweight.

    Fun stuff to do in Pierce County, if you haven't done it already:
    • Mount Rainier. Hey, it's in the county. OK, if you want to wait until next July or August, fine. But make sure you spend a day or two up there.
    • When you're on your way down State Route 7 to Mount Rainier, stop in Eatonville at the weaving shop on the main drag. The mother of a good friend of mine from college runs that shop.
    • Mount Rainier too high for you? Try Point Defiance Park, then, including the zoo. Or cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (yes, that's the one that fell down, but they built a new one) to Kopachuck, Penrose Point or Joemma Beach state parks.
    • Or hop on your bike and take the ferry to Anderson Island. If the ferry looks familiar, that's because it was in that Levi's commercial, the one with "Nebraska" as the punchline.
    • Downtown Tacoma is intentionally trying to become artsy-fartsy :) as a way to renovate downtown. IIRC, they've got not one, but two glass museums downtown now, not to mention the Washington State History Museum, which this history anorak would love to visit someday.
    • If you want something off the ESPN-beaten trail in the way of sports, catch a Pacific Lutheran University football game (great D3 program) next fall, or catch one of the state basketball tournaments in the Tacoma Dome first part of next March. Heck, they've got state football semifinals going on there even as I type.
    • Learn how to pronounce "Puyallup." :)
    Hope that helps.
     
  23. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Been there, done it all. Except hopping on the ferry to Anderson Island. :(

    Btw, my boyfriend goes to PLU. Good university, except the Lutes have to play their home football game in Puyallup's Sparks Stadium.




    Edit: PLU Football had the legendary coach Frosty Westering. A great gentleman.
     
  24. DeigoRedD

    DeigoRedD Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 28, 2004
    Fort Worth, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LOL That is a classic one. You can always tell who lives/has lived in the PNW. Its a true test. Its so fun to laugh at people who don't know how.

    And another spot to visit in the PNW. Drive up to Skagit Valley, usually late March or early April for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Its so damn pretty and you can get in some good pics for portraits or just of the scenery.
     

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