I remember looking up from books places of fame on earlier versions of the world on the web. maps were crude but got you there. and yet all i lacked was the reviews.
I’m curious really if you’ve noticed now that most of the reviews for places are snippy if the person wasn’t an instant king or queen in the busiest place …and even then would die if they had to say it’s five out of five stars. I myself wouldn’t know great service as i tend to miss expressions across a room and other key details of that’s my food in the window getting cold as the waitress stepped out for a smoke anyways… I mean i miss that stuff. I also consequently never seem to get the better service even with tipping by reputation.
but right now i am speaking only of map data. I am moving and have two places to consider honestly, one’s dumpier but close to everything by walking for me a plus and the other is ritzier and next to nothing out in the middle of nowhere in practically a gated community next to a christian college….don’t forget close doesn’t mean score going out but it means i can. and ritzy while nice doesn’t quite garunttee me much of a date if bus wise my dating life at this far away place ends at 8 o clock or mr curfew child can either walk home across a multi lane highway at night partially influence and wholly blind…. yeah that’s safe. not.
I understand swank and loks well enough that to many they count. but i’ll never drive legally or safely in any freedom sense. so location tends to count with me.
i may have lived next door to my job once but it was a bitch to haul groceries a mile home through the snow and nothing was closer really than a mile away but that job which was then only a volunteer thing well into me moving elsewhere. that means it’s about an hour haul to get a coke. a bit of a pain
I moved to where it was a half mile to a variety of beer shacks and a convenience store or three and about 10 restaurants. the grocery was about 1.5 miles away a bit too far to walk with groceries but I did it anyways more than once never having to cab it. as you can imagine though the job loses it’s luster a case of beer in and six miles home never truly feeling I had a day off as I truly was on call.
I moved to the hills to be on vacation! this ends as the hotel keepers want a better life so i’m moving away. no real gain occurs as no gal pal ride or sense of my needs being met by me really occured here. I mean it’s sure pretty, but smaller town, the booze shack all of them closed most mondays… great i only seem to want beer on mondays. 😉 or the store for foods is about a dollar more per item than anywhere “in town” as in the big town and even there this place is visibly more expensive. but ahhhh pretty.
so now I face a town I passed through enough times and the question of is this or that i actually live like close? how close and what do i get to do and so far the answer seems to be everything if the other party throws away 500 bucks in non returnable fee … or nothing if they get the nicer place damn near out of town. heh. that’s just a short list of impressions i remember the rest of them back til about 3 years old ish… I just didn’t care about the same things at 3 😀
but it sure is amazing how much I can see on a map save what it’s really actually like. the halmarks of first hand not offhand info. oh hope against hope that this fancy place is further away from their jobs so I have a prayer of convenience for them to wage a war for my bald self interest 😉 or hope i find a good bloody mary joint for breakfast… because anything after dark beer would be out.