Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lesson from 11th grade required reading

The Grapes of Wrath. Hated it.

I did retain something from that 11th grade required reading- the unemployed moved to where there was work, they didn't just sit around hoping the work would come to them.

So, we're contemplating a move, brace yourself, it's NOT to Southern California ( the 10% 'just because' tax solidified that we will indeed never return to the promised land). As a good friend put it, I'm moving "where the 80's went to die."- Dallas, Texas.

People like to tell me how much they hate Dallas, but once Texas secedes from the union, and we make Ron Paul our King - they'll be singing a different tune.

16 comments:

JustRandi said...

if Texas decides to secede from the union, I will be first in line for citizenship.

Even if Ron Paul is involved.

Melissa said...

There might be employment in Delaware... maybe? Tax free shopping! We'd love to have you close! :)

Steve said...

DC has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country! Just saying. If you move to Texas, don't you have to learn Spanish and wear a silly belt buckle and/or hat? I HOPE they secede then we can get rid of a good chunk of the 'crazies', hehe.

Robin said...

NO NO NO! Dang It! You belong in BOISE. Sure, there are no jobs there. So what? I just like the idea of you being there. Or, move to colorado springs! Lots of jobs here.

Victory In Progress said...

I thought the best job market was in Detroit...

Emmy said...

Good luck! Changes like this are always fun and scary.

Maraiya said...

Have fun in Texas. And could luck on seceding. I've been hoping Alaska would it for the last 20 years but even if with our rogue of a former governor, it never happened.

Kim said...

I live in Fort Worth and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. BUT we are moving to Maryland later this year. Are you interested in buying a house on the "other side"???

O...as an added bonus there are too many to count LDS families on our street and it seems if one moves another one buys their house so it is only tradition that someone LDS moves into our house...j/k...sorta :) PLUS...we have the BEST ward ever.

Jess said...

I grew up in New England, attended BYU, moved to New York for grad school, stayed a while to build careers...and recently moved to a Dallas suburb. I'm a self-proclaimed east coast snob, but I ADORE it here. Great weather, you can actually afford to buy a beautiful home without breaking the bank, and a good size LDS population. We are in Rockwall/Fate (east of Dallas) and I HIGHLY recommend it here.

PS. Found your blog through the Bossy sisters a while back. I'm a friend of Emily's.

Mikie said...

While not in search of a job... Texas has crossed my mind lately. Let me know if it's Galt's Gulch when you get there.

Kristen said...

What an exciting change. I've heard good things about Dallas. It will be marvelous, because you will make it marvelous!

Kamilli Vanilli said...

I have several family members in Dallas, and they all love it. Good luck!
The lesson I learned from The Grapes of Wrath was that by the miraculous power of your bosom, you could nurse a dirty old man back into health. Yes, I know, I am so immature, but I am permanently traumatized by that part of the story.

Salt H2O said...

Randi-
Texas is the only place I think I'd feel entirely safe if Karl Marx got elected president

Melissa- Tax free shopping is almost as enticing as no state income taxes.

Steve- It's those crazies in Texas that permit DC to have jobs!

Robin- I like Boise, couldn't live there. It's cold. Really cold.

Victory- Surprising how the staunch Democrat state of Michagan has such high unemployment- a total shock that California, home of our blessed Nancy Pelosi also has massive financial issues. Hmmm... could there be a corrilation between political philosphies and economic health?

Marayia- Don't give up hope, the federal government will just have to pass some sort of law that enrages the entire state and it'll happen.

Kim- That's good to know! I like happy Texans. Part of the appeal of leaving Utah is to get away from all of the mormons :)

Jess- We've actually been looking at east Dallas! My biggest concern moving to any location is really good childcare.

Mikie- If Galt Gluch is anywhere- it's in Texas. I'll let you know when I find it.

Kristen- It's not a done deal yet, just a possibilty- I could end up spending the rest of my life in Utah. But, I think it's time for a new adventure.

Kamilli- That's not nearly as disturbing as my take away from Crime and Punishment.

Deanne Hill said...

Kinda strange about Jess' comment- my parents and two of my siblings live in Fate also (in her ward) and they love it! Every time I visit, the people are so sweet and welcoming; while driving, I never get honked at or flipped off; neighbors help each other out and are so nice... Long live the 80's!!

Sarah said...

Having grown up in Dallas myself I can vouch for nice people - maybe not "cool" people coming out of Texas. The cool people come from California or Colorado where there's surfing, skiing, and biking and stuff. :) Can't wait to come visit you down there!

Sally said...

Everyone I know that lives or has lived in TX loved it.

That said, why don't you move by me? I mean, who cares about financial security, retirement and being able to help your kids with college, right?