Hi there. Been a while
So I've been accepted to Arizona State University to study architecture. I'll be living, working and studying in Tempe, AZ come August.
I'm just curious: what's it like to live out west? I understand that it's a vastly different pace out there. Those I know who live there say that to me, coming from the hustling, bustling Northeast Corridor it will be "painfully slow."
I'm okay with that though. In all honesty I feel I've done my time in the northeast. Things move too quickly around here. It's very easy to hurry and get nowhere very fast. And people around here are just rude, quite frankly. Everyone drives like an asshole. It's taking a toll on my good NF feeeeeeelings, man.
In any case, I'm not too sure what to expect when I make it out west. The only source I have on the American southwest is Breaking Bad on AMC. It's a great show, but doesn't show the region in a terribly flattering light.
Okay, so I know lesson one: don't get involved in selling or taking methamphetamine.
Other than that? I'll still be in an urban center but I've only been to two western urban centers in my life. I've been to San Francisco, which felt very much like Philadelphia. The other was Rapid City, South Dakota, which had the feel of the suburb I currently live in. How's mass transit out west? Should I bring my car? What are gas prices like? What are prices like in general, specifically food? What is there to do out west? Which reminds me, is there a gay population to speak of in Arizona?
The only thing that's on my To Do list at this point is visit Maynard's winery in central AZ.
I'm going out to visit the school this coming Monday, so I'm anxious to see how everything will pan out.
I'M SO EXCITED.