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Old 02-06-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: O.C.
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Work hard for many years to save up to live in the middle of nowhere, bunkering oneself in a McMansion, emerging to go to work, and the occasional triumphant jaunt to the glorious local WalMart. Or Bass Pro Shop! Partaaaaayy, yo!
Another clueless post from the peanut gallery. Middle of nowhere? You've obviously never spent much time in TX. You live in San Jose. I can guarantee you there is more to do in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio or probably even Austin then there is to do in San Jose...
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: O.C.
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With the price of oil so low, they are now talking massive layoffs in Texas. Not going to take the "low road" and rejoice at their misery (like they did when we were in trouble), but it's interesting how things can do an about-face in such a short period of time.
You have proof of this from a reputable source? Oil prices are already on the rise and will be sky high by the end of summer. TX cut 19,833 jobs last year. Thats not "massive" thats a drop in the bucket for the state with the 2nd largest economy. The oil industry isn't going anywhere and neither is TX.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-stoc...ise-1423142850
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Another clueless post from the peanut gallery. Middle of nowhere? You've obviously never spent much time in TX. You live in San Jose. I can guarantee you there is more to do in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio or probably even Austin then there is to do in San Jose...
The towns you mentioned are their own entities, out on the prairie. SJ is part of a massive region that extends far beyond city limits, quite full of things to do, sweety! But yes, if you can't find anything to do in SJ, it's you, not the town.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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A lot of Californians are more interested what is outside their front door than inside.
That, they are.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: O.C.
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The towns you mentioned are their own entities, out on the prairie. SJ is part of a massive region that extends far beyond city limits
What? Silicon valley? Yea, TONS to do in Milpitas, Mountain View and Redwood City! Those are towns! What a joke LOL Stop pretending you live in San Francisco, you don't.
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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What? Silicon valley? Yea, TONS to do in Milpitas, Mountain View and Redwood City! Those are towns! What a joke LOL Stop pretending you live in San Francisco, you don't.
We don't live in SF, because we don't want to. No one down here is pretending. Just because you can't figure out anything to do, doesn't mean we can't. Shouldn't have to rely on others to provide your entertainment.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:52 PM
 
Location: O.C.
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We don't live in SF, because we don't want to. No one down here is pretending. Just because you can't figure out anything to do, doesn't mean we can't. Shouldn't have to rely on others to provide your entertainment.
What Im saying is, you are acting like TX is filled with nothing but po'dunk towns with nothing to do but the "occasional triumphant jaunt to the glorious local WalMart. Or Bass Pro Shop!" as you put it. When in reality, cities like Dallas, Houston and San Antonio offer much more to do than San Jose.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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What Im saying is, you are acting like TX is filled with nothing but po'dunk towns with nothing to do but the "occasional triumphant jaunt to the glorious local WalMart. Or Bass Pro Shop!" as you put it. When in reality, cities like Dallas, Houston and San Antonio offer much more to do than San Jose.
I don't know...San Jose has casinos, wineries, proximity to great beaches, hiking, great outdoor concert venues, and a train to an actual world class city that takes about 45 minutes. That's not a very different commute than most residents of any of those Texas cities have from the restaurants, shopping, urban festivals, outdoor activities, nightlife, pro sports, international airport access, higher education and culture in their cities, and the Bay Area trumps Texas cities in these areas by a healthy margin.

I'd easily pick San Jose over any city in Texas.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:07 PM
 
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Mbell, Texas cities are fun but c'mon man. There's no comparison. Austin and San Antonio are the only two cities with ample outdoor activities. Houston, where I'm from, is basically a go to work, go home kinda town. The other things to do are eat, shop and drink yourself silly. But that doesn't mean that its boring by any means. Houston has one of the best nightlife scenes of any city. I always had a blast. But outside of that? Rowing in the bayou? Cycling down memorial park which has a few tiny humps to make it look less flat?

Now marble falls, that's a gorgeous town outside of Austin. That's comparable. Its small peaceful and surrounded by hills and a beautiful lake. Georgetown? Yes, pretty and eclectic, almost like a Texan Palo Alto.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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What Im saying is, you are acting like TX is filled with nothing but po'dunk towns with nothing to do but the "occasional triumphant jaunt to the glorious local WalMart. Or Bass Pro Shop!" as you put it. When in reality, cities like Dallas, Houston and San Antonio offer much more to do than San Jose.
If you are highly enamored with guns, bibles, and Cowboys, then by all means, have at it. Send us a postcard.
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