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Old 03-27-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I personally welcome the winter and proper seasons
I have no problem with people liking one climate or another - some like the cold, some like the hot, some like changes, some don't - but saying that there are 'proper' seasons is rather inane, as the proper weather is completely dependent on your locale.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.
Doug Larson

Nostalgia is a powerful feeling; it can drown out anything.
Terrence Malick

It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.
Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa has the most amazing quotes. Shame about his music.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:32 PM
 
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My favorite quote of late (by Dr. Seuss) regarding nostalgia for things gone:
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
So long, Austin...
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Old 04-03-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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Austin has 'longer' than 99% of residents alive today. Area grow out will continue for 35 or so years at a decreasing rate. Tech runout will disburse to other areas and nations. Slow population decline last half of the century. Global warming may impact area water last half to quarter century and increase decline. (now do not go all political on me, I really do not care who or what is causing global warming, but is happening and will impact population in a negative manner, which with 7.5 billion population is not all bad.)
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: DFW
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It depends on how many more people move here who don't appreciate Austin and wish it to be more like California.
I think Austin (and other places like DFW, Houston, SA) are fine as is.

Midland, where i live, on the other hand, is a place i don't appreciate and wish it to be more like California.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:26 PM
 
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"They Call It The Hill Country"

The hills of cow gap stood rugged and awesome
But you have to have fill dirt when you're building a road
And the hills of cow gap, they weathered the ages
Got wiped off the map for 12 dollars a load

[Chorus:]
They call it the hill country, I call it beautiful
I'd call it progress if it could be saved
They call it the hill country I call it home
But what will they call it
When it's levelled and paved?

Uncivilized pagans drank untreated water
Right out of our rivers back in their day
Now those streams bubble with clean treated sewage
While they sit in their hotubs and they sip perrier.

Chorus

Scrape off the hilltops build look alike houses
Move in some people and turn on the TV
After the ball game turn on some old movies
They'll smile when they see how things use to be.

Chorus

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Old 10-11-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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What the hell?! Did you not just move here? And now you're posting a sentimental ballad lamenting development


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Originally Posted by katiev111 View Post
"They Call It The Hill Country"

The hills of cow gap stood rugged and awesome
But you have to have fill dirt when you're building a road
And the hills of cow gap, they weathered the ages
Got wiped off the map for 12 dollars a load

[Chorus:]
They call it the hill country, I call it beautiful
I'd call it progress if it could be saved
They call it the hill country I call it home
But what will they call it
When it's levelled and paved?

Uncivilized pagans drank untreated water
Right out of our rivers back in their day
Now those streams bubble with clean treated sewage
While they sit in their hotubs and they sip perrier.

Chorus

Scrape off the hilltops build look alike houses
Move in some people and turn on the TV
After the ball game turn on some old movies
They'll smile when they see how things use to be.

Chorus

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Old 10-11-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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What the hell?! Did you not just move here? And now you're posting a sentimental ballad lamenting development
Just a song that applies to everyone's apparent feelings here lol. Chill the heck dude! Plus I've been a fan of that song long before I ever moved to TX
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b1YVxXFp5M
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:52 PM
 
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Originally Posted by TexasHorseLady View Post
I posted the lyrics to this song ! Love the song.
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