Ot. Heading for the hills.

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 1, 2020 - 1:09pm

Playing a game called ignore the news.

Im going into local wilderness area early tues.

Will be there through thurs...

The game will be to see how long i can go without discovering the winner of the ele tion.

Will need to stay focussed. Inform those around me of my wish.

Turn off phone notifications.

Submitted by XBoxBoy on November 1, 2020 - 5:53pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:

The game will be to see how long i can go without discovering the winner of the election.

Might be that when you get back we still won't have it settled. Hard to know what's going to happen.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 1, 2020 - 5:57pm.

I want to be in the top 2% of the last people to know.

Submitted by svelte on November 1, 2020 - 8:01pm.

I got blotto after the 2016 election I was so upset.

Somehow I feel I'll do the same after this one - I'll be either hyper happy or hyper upset.

The next 48 hours - or more - are going to be very very stressful.

Submitted by carlsbadworker on November 2, 2020 - 10:42am.

svelte wrote:
I got blotto after the 2016 election I was so upset.

Somehow I feel I'll do the same after this one - I'll be either hyper happy or hyper upset.

The next 48 hours - or more - are going to be very very stressful.

Vote, at the end of the day, is the tyranny of the majority. Therefore, it would be able to do almost nothing in addressing the internal conflicts of this nation.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 2, 2020 - 12:35pm.

i had saved my unmailed bush gore ballot for many years, hoping to sell it on ebay someday, but i lost it somewhere.

I was thinking of saving this ballot too, but decided to let the money go and mail it in.

Submitted by teaboy on November 2, 2020 - 3:06pm.

Hate to be the realist here, but does anyone think the political dynamic and news cycle will substantially change with a Biden presidency?

Plenty of articles out there ruminating on what might happen...
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2...
"From profiting off his lifetime Secret Service protection to trolling the Biden administration by cozying up to dictators around the world, Trump’s stint as ex-president could be as disruptive and norm-busting as the last four years have been."

...

I will certainly be happy if he and his fam are kicked to the Pennsylvania Avenue curb come January, but I also feel that the collective liberal ejaculation over a Biden win may prove to be quite premature.

Bit like all the unrealistic expectations on a vaccine approval quickly making things go back to the way they were pre-COVID. Just pure disillusionment for the majority of the (naturally optimistic) general population.

tb

Submitted by svelte on November 2, 2020 - 3:29pm.

carlsbadworker wrote:

Vote, at the end of the day, is the tyranny of the majority.

I like that saying! I think I'll steal it!

Submitted by svelte on November 2, 2020 - 3:36pm.

teaboy wrote:

I will certainly be happy if he and his fam are kicked to the Pennsylvania Avenue curb come January, but I also feel that the collective liberal ejaculation over a Biden win may prove to be quite premature.

I've often wondered over the past few years if we've entered an era where each side elects someone even more extreme just to piss off the other side...like the pendulum is swinging wider and wider. It feels as if the right took such offense to Obama that they elected someone as out there as they could. And while Biden isn't "out there" Kamala could be viewed that way by some.

Submitted by Coronita on November 2, 2020 - 4:41pm.

I voted for Kanye West....

... Because I couldn't think of a better role model for the First Lady than Kim Kardashian.

... And it's the best way I thought I could support BLM...

...by cutting out the usual white guy middleman that normally is always in the way ...

But more importantly, I voted no for almost every single proposition. Especially Prop 16.....

Submitted by Coronita on November 2, 2020 - 5:47pm.

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Submitted by Coronita on November 2, 2020 - 5:52pm.

I'll make a public bet with someone that if Biden wins, BrianSD/FlyerInHi comes back at least once to gloat about the victory....

That way, if he does come back, I win. And if he doesn't come back, this blog wins....

Submitted by sdrealtor on November 2, 2020 - 5:55pm.

I'll take that bet. Id like to think Brian has some self respect and finally learned his lesson. We just need an appropriate wager.

Submitted by svelte on November 2, 2020 - 6:33pm.

Coronita wrote:

But more importantly, I voted no for almost every single proposition. Especially Prop 16.....

I did the same thing. Actually I've done so the last few elections...no, no, no, no, no...

Usually one or two yeses but almost all no.

And I voted no on 16 also.

Submitted by svelte on November 4, 2020 - 10:58am.

Most of the props are going my way
except
14 Medical Bonds (I voted no)
15 Prop Tax Chg (I voted yes)
22 Uber (I voted no)
24 Consumer Privacy (I voted no)

And to tell you the truth, I didn't care about any of those all that much so I'm fine with it.

Submitted by carlsbadworker on November 5, 2020 - 8:01pm.

svelte wrote:
Most of the props are going my way
except
14 Medical Bonds (I voted no)
15 Prop Tax Chg (I voted yes)
22 Uber (I voted no)
24 Consumer Privacy (I voted no)

And to tell you the truth, I didn't care about any of those all that much so I'm fine with it.

14 and 15 results are not final yet.

Submitted by carlsbadworker on November 5, 2020 - 8:02pm.

svelte wrote:
Coronita wrote:

But more importantly, I voted no for almost every single proposition. Especially Prop 16.....

I did the same thing. Actually I've done so the last few elections...no, no, no, no, no...

Usually one or two yeses but almost all no.

And I voted no on 16 also.

My default response is always no too.

Submitted by ltsddd on November 7, 2020 - 11:06am.

Scaredy, you can come back down from the hills.

America and the American people won.

Submitted by svelte on November 7, 2020 - 1:09pm.

ltsddd wrote:
Scaredy, you can come back down from the hills.

America and the American people won.

+1

Submitted by scaredyclassic on January 13, 2021 - 2:18pm.

holy crap, biden won! anything else new?

Submitted by sdrealtor on January 13, 2021 - 2:40pm.

Nope

Submitted by scaredyclassic on January 13, 2021 - 3:44pm.

I'm staying in SD in the east village in a free, totally hipster tiny apartment for three months my wife got through work. I now realize that maybe I should be living in the east village and not in trumpy temecula. Any reason not to impulsively buy a small 400k condo in this incredibly hip area, other than the superabundance of homeless people and dogs peeing and pooping everywhere? I love it here!

i think im an old person ready to downsize.

My primary concern is that they appear to be building a highrise on every single block. Are there enough people to actually fill all these buildings? indeed, does anyone actually live here? the streets seem relatviely empty.

Is everyone just hunkered down? I never want to go back to temecula. I want a tiny condo!

Submitted by Coronita on January 13, 2021 - 9:20pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
holy crap, biden won! anything else new?

I unregistered as a republican last night, after maybe being registered as such for a decade or more. I forget.

I guess I'm a refugee now, lol ...

Sick of too many people not doing the right thing.
#TreasonIsNotMyPartyAnymore

Submitted by svelte on January 13, 2021 - 9:40pm.

Welcome back Scaredy...I've been thinking about you every few days.

As I'm sure you've seen Trump tried his best to burn the place down on his way out the door. Jan 6, 2021 will be in textbooks for decades to come. Those photos of hundreds of troops laying on the floor the the US Capitol are really something.

This is all such an amazing thing to watch and while it embarrasses me that our country is going through this, it shows that the foundation is still rock solid. Our system works. All three branches of government work. It took four years to spit out a defective part of the executive branch, but the defective part was indeed spit out.

Submitted by sdrealtor on January 14, 2021 - 3:04pm.

Come to Flahida Scaredy, Come to Flahida...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on January 14, 2021 - 5:19pm.

svelte wrote:
Welcome back Scaredy...I've been thinking about you every few days.

As I'm sure you've seen Trump tried his best to burn the place down on his way out the door. Jan 6, 2021 will be in textbooks for decades to come. Those photos of hundreds of troops laying on the floor the the US Capitol are really something.

This is all such an amazing thing to watch and while it embarrasses me that our country is going through this, it shows that the foundation is still rock solid. Our system works. All three branches of government work. It took four years to spit out a defective part of the executive branch, but the defective part was indeed spit out.

The capitol riots cheered me up. We are a nation founded on genocide and slavery, and in general we've always been an undemocratic, militaristic, war-mongering, nation of aggressive dudes ready to mess up other countries for our own personal gain. It's who we are. It's our brand.

Now, it seems, we are the same, except the anger is directed inward. This is interesting. The enemy is us. Instead of screwing with guatemala's elections or some CIA coup outside our borders, we seem to be doing to ourselves what we have been doing to the world for a century. Destabilizing ourselves as an inside job.

Its therapeutic for the world for us to bring our aggressive idiocy home where we can deal with it without screwing up other nations.

Also, really, I was a bit jealous of the capitol rioters. So much community spirit amongst them, which I do not feel in my own life. So much purpose! and they seemed to be having such an awesome time. It looks like maybe one of the best days of their lives, and for most, with small penalties to pay, probably on the whole worth it. What am I? Some dumb liberal wuss who hates gun and is afraid of everything. I want to walk into the Nation's capitol like I own it, maybe take a piss on Mitch Mcconnell's desk. Man that would've felt good. But no, I can't because I am a reaosnable antifa type person who is concerned about other humans points of views. What a dope.

I do not agree that everything is OK. Everything is just as it was. unstanble. Chaotic. Primed for possible improvement, or decline.

Overall--thrilling. I give jan 2021 5 stars.

Now, about the SD condo market....should I wait?

Submitted by sdrealtor on January 14, 2021 - 5:25pm.

Wait IMO. Massive inventory added down there the last 20 years and more coming plus exodus away from density should work to your favor if you still want to in a few years. Either way no hurry and not subject to the madness I see up by me

Submitted by scaredyclassic on January 14, 2021 - 6:20pm.

sdrealtor wrote:
Wait IMO. Massive inventory added down there the last 20 years and more coming plus exodus away from density should work to your favor if you still want to in a few years. Either way no hurry and not subject to the madness I see up by me

ok. does seem to be a lot of inventory even in the super nice building we are in. near island and 11th.

I was overcome by an urge to start a completely new life, at a low interest rate, but that is not just a matter of buying a condo.

Also, yardwork is wearing me down.

Maybe in a few years. It all seems so small and manageable. a little tiny place. this desire seems so utterly predictable, cliche, embarrassingly so.

I definitely want a 100 sq ft plus patio.though and I'll be set... i can sleep out there.

what is reaosnable per square foot ona high end sd condo in your opinion, sdrealtor? Any idea what the building cost is on these massive structures per square foot?

Submitted by gzz on January 14, 2021 - 6:38pm.

Scaredy, i lived in the Discovery Cortez Hill building and loved it.

Some positive points: easy access to the 163, quiet area with minimal vagrants, large rooftop pool (for a condo tower), traditional doorman, hill location means good views on the lower floors.

Main downside is that Cortez Hill is almost all residential and walking to downtown itself is a non-flat mile long walk.

My patio was about 20x30 feet!

No reason you have to buy now. Get a 2-3 month airbnb here in ocean beach and see if you like it better. In many ways we are more walkable: short blocks, slow moving traffic, businesses spread out more. Hillcrest and PB are similar. As I recall, Hillcrest is the most dem neighborhood in San Diego, about 92-8 Hillary over Trump.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on January 14, 2021 - 7:31pm.

discovery cortez looks awesome. walk to little italy, farmers market, balboa park right there....the HOA seems high. 730? is there a risk of large special assessments in places like this.

is everything up to the inside of the house covered by that?

It's all even walkable to the airport, which attracts me. i can just take a short hike with a backpack.

are these homeless people going to be here forever or is there some sort of giuliani like nyc 90s plan to clean up the city?

i guess we could have two residences....

Submitted by gzz on January 14, 2021 - 8:54pm.

Hoa includes pool, hottub, gym, doorman, water for units, utilities taxes insurance on common areas.

Doesn’t ever really get below $500, so your extra $200 is for the common amenities and doorman. The lobby is also big and free of trespassing, and packages get delivered and you pick them up downstairs.

Condo complexes seem to get gauged by building contractors. Replacing wood trim, painting common rooms etc.

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