What Military Children Won’t Tell You about Being Asked, “Where Are You From" -
"I hate that question. I never know if they want me to tell them where I am living currently, where I consider home right now, where I have lived the longest, or where I was born. And that’s a problem because they are all different answers."
The above quote is pretty spot on. What’s interesting about living in the bay area is that there are generally a lot of transplants. But most transplants still have a simple enough answer to the “Where are you from” question.
Lately I’ve seen a lot of backlash about transplants “taking over the city” and what not. People rep the bay pretty hard and that’s fine. I rep the bay also. What I have a problem with is people who are like “I’m more SF/bay area than you because I’m actually from here.”
On the flight back from EDC last June, I overheard a drunk guy babble on and on about how the tech industry is ruining San Francisco because it’s attracting all these non-San Franciscans to the city and how SF is losing it’s flavor and originality because of it.
I think it’s pretty hypocritical of “original San Franciscans” (or anyone born in a major city) to think they’re more superior than others just because they had the privilege of growing up here. You’re supposed to be more open and accepting to others, right?
I think it’s actually a shame that most people I meet have only lived in one place their whole life. I may have moved around a lot and lost touch with a lot of friends and have spent years not being around family members, but I still wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I have more experiences in my 28 years of life than some people have in a whole life time. I don’t need to be “from” anywhere. I love being “from” everywhere.
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"I’d been studying German for a few years, and I met this woman who gave me the opportunity to go to Germany for a full year. The brochure looked very nice. The program included hikes, volunteer work, singing in church. It was very expensive, but my family thought it would be a great experience for me, so all my relatives chipped in to pay the program fee. I was so excited for months. On the day that I was supposed to leave, I went to the airport, and waited in line to check my baggage. When I got to the front of the line, they told me that my ticket was a forgery. When I tried to call the woman’s phone, it had been disconnected."
Fuck, that is crazy and is just awful that it had to happen.
so here’s some weird Corgi mixes
#they’re just mini versions of the other dog and I love every second of it
I’M FREAKIN OUT GUYS
Sometimes I wish I was 29 with my life figured out & sometimes I wish I was 5 with my whole life ahead of me and not a care in the world — Reyna Biddy (via halluzinogen)
News flash, kids: you’re not gonna have your life figured out at 29.
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if i hate your team, i hate your team.
dont try and say, “you’re just jealous that we have some of the best players in the league.” i dont care and im not jealous.
i just hate your team.
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I’m so down for that beard.
New York Giants QB Eli Manning and Denver Broncos Peyton Manning's DirecTV music video - NFL Videos -
What the fuck did I just watch.
Eli Manning was hella down for this.
And you know what, so was I.