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I Have Lived In California

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    San Jose

    When I was a teenager, we moved to San Jose, CA. for yet another of my mother's boyfriends.  He was a really big, fat dude with a full face of hair and he drank like a fish.  But he was loads of fun to hang out with, in that he had lots of really interesting friends...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2008

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    A Song About L.A.

    I moved to California from NY in the early 1980's, and left in the mid 1990's. Besides culture shock....I have lots of good memories too. Randy Newman - I Love LA
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Oct 27, 2012

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    Home

    By now, I have lived half of my life in CA and the other half living in the east coast.  I don't care if I end up living in the east coast the rest of my life, I will always consider CA my home.  I  miss it! The original plan was that my then husband and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    I Was Born and Raised In L.a.

    I lived in Glendale, Pasadena, Eagle rock, Highland Park, then later Idyllwild(in the mountains), and Hemet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Born And Raised

    I was born and raised in Southern California.  I have 1000's of stories relating to what California used to be like.  One of my favorites is:  I am old enough to have seen the Laguna Beach greeter when he was alive.  More to come
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Jan 2, 2010

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    Born And Raised In The Bay Area

    I loved the Bay growing up. Eventually, I had to move away after elementary school. All I could think about was moving back. I would visit my old friends every summer. The town I grew up in was a small town where many people knew each other from kindergarten all the way to senior...
    ahonui247 ahonui247 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2011

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    Living here was glorious

    as compared to when I lived in Utah which was too cold in winter and dry in the summer. California was my oasis. I grew from an adolescent to a teenager there and those years were the most sweetest. I learned, I wept, I dreamt, and I felt like never before... I truly do intend...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jun 10

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    Where I Use To Live

    Yea i live in California a while ........ -.-' But um not very long, i was born there in Rose Ville. But yea i didnt live there long because my family got into fights so i lived with my grand parents mostly my whole life So yea.... :) The End :P
    Newguy3214 Newguy3214 13-15, M Jun 1, 2012

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    when we were kids we lived in Cal.

    my oldest sister was a flower child... lol ;)
    goneaway2 goneaway2 51-55, M Apr 24

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    Overview, More to Come

     I was born and raised in Southern California.  I stayed until I was 32 and left.  Haven't been back much since.  I have been to Disneyland over 50 times, but only once in the last 25 years.  Sometimes I think I have been on every road in California built...
    rw5453 rw5453 56-60, M 2 Responses May 25, 2009

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    My life you would think I was a military child but no. Growing up I moved a lot because of my dad. He was abusive and was bad so we ran away a lot. Raised in Hawaii, born in...
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    Taup Taup 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I was born in Costa Rica. Moved to the US when i was five. By the time i was ten, I was living with my parents in Spain. Spain is still somewhat home to me. But i left when i was...
    seimiol seimiol 22-25, M Aug 10

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    My mom passed away last year (January 2013). She was eighty-eight years old, which was very fitting for her to have lived in years, the same amount as there are keys on a piano...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 8

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    This year is like a turning point in my life. I've been always been an explorer since then, but this time I have done things I've never done before and had a little change in my...
    Asurina Asurina 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I started packing (again) and found all my old keys. Since my freshmen year (I'm currently a senior) I have lived in six different places between my mom and dad. I hate moving.
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    As far as I can remember I can't recall the last time my parents ever said I love you or we are proud of you hugged me or even had a discussion with me, I'm originally francophone...
    alexaz66 alexaz66 26-30, M Aug 11

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    There is a certain point in a person's life when he/she has to admit that they have lived out a certain area of his/her life completely. This is where I am fearing that I may be...
    purposebuilt purposebuilt 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Leonard709 Leonard709 31-35, M Aug 19

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    I have discovered that this is my biggest flaw and challenge in life. Low self-esteem truly affects me and causes me both physical and mental distress that is unbearable much of...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I live on a boys' hall in the college dorm. Once, I had an erection, and another boy told me, "Put away that erection. It's disgusting." Nonetheless, I kept showing off my erection...
    Triangulate Triangulate 18-21, M Aug 25

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    I wonder how would it be if they have lived too, my life would be so much richer for my little children, and they would all have each other. My starting-to-be-verbal daughter asked...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So as long as I have lived where I currently am, there has been this old guy who bikes past a couple times a week. This is the very first time I have not heard him ranting and...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So, I know nothing yet. But I've been diagnosed with Chronic Depression, OCD, Bipolar 2 and BPD. I have lived with these diagnoses for over ten years now..... After "hitting a...
    MonaO78 MonaO78 36-40 2 days ago

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    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Aug 3

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    I'm going to Ontario, California in October, but only to fly in from STL. I don't know my true destination just yet. I do know Ontario is 54-55 minutes away from Kat Von D's...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Aug 10

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    I hate it here though. I've only ever lived in two city's my whole life. Can't wait till I gat to move out.
    butterflyannah butterflyannah 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Demons: Acerbial and Savitsier By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective Haunted and Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Hey I am single and live in California Anyone that lives in California and in the city Santa Ana should chat with me and that is in the age range of 13-18
    ttdannytt ttdannytt 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I just got back from San Fransisco, California. It is an amazing experience. :)
    catherinejacobs catherinejacobs 41-45, F Aug 10

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    I am a total California girl.
    abrokendreamer abrokendreamer 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I just moved here to California from Texas a few days ago. I quit my job in Texas to come here. I realized so many things. I love it here. I can start a new life and use what I...
    inspirelove inspirelove 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been in california for a little over 5 years now and I live in los angeles
    ViolentRed ViolentRed 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    A Family Friendly Response - Since purchasing my first bikini last year (Yellow String Bikini, August 24, 2013) I have tried a number of different makes and styles. My wife...
    epUpland epUpland 51-55, M Aug 14

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    My relationship with my father stalled because of my mothers constant adultery, with his friends! I hardly saw him at all between ages eight and when I moved in with him at...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm not completely sure why I even signed up on this site, yet alone posting a story. At the end of the day, I know that this will not improve nor will it change anything about my...
    LilMsUnknown LilMsUnknown 36-40, F Aug 13

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    HUGO Deep Red - Hugo Boss According to the 'The Perfume Shop' website: Heart notes - Ginger leaves, freesia and hibiscus Top notes - Blackcurrant, pear, tangerine and blood...
    Ri95 Ri95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I have a 7 yr old adopted daughter that I'm very concerned about. She and her twin sister were abandoned at the hospital, born 3 mos. premature, and positive for methamphetamine...
    mama27kidz mama27kidz 56-60, F Aug 5

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    Average californian accent here. nothing to scream about in my opinion, but whatever. i am mixed ethnicity and can speak in a Spanish accent when im speaking Spanish.
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    "Dear Father" Dear father, Why do I feel so empty? Like there is something missing. Yet there isn't. It's like I can't expect it to be there but I hope in silence that it's there...
    kittykat6918 kittykat6918 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    In my life I've been to 3 countries around the world I've been to USA in Minnesota, California, Los Angeles. To Sweden, Stockholm, Uppsala . To England ... There's lots of...
    sopanut sopanut 18-21, M Aug 14

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    I am Samoan born and raised in the United States and am in a long and serious relationship with a Caucasian man who I knew since we were 11 years old. I have not seen him in 3...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    LoveBound15 LoveBound15 13-15, M Aug 17

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    Do Californians actually have accents? The valley accent doesn't count.
    sairaa sairaa 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    anderrss16 anderrss16 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    EmilyAlter EmilyAlter 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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