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Old 03-02-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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Probably my only adjustment is that I'd thought I'd find better ribs here (currently Tona Romas is sitll my favorite place for ribs).
I thought this place had good ribs. 521 BBQ is located north of Kilburnie on U.S. 521 in the Indian Land community near Charlotte. The restaurant offers Southern BBQ and other American fare.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Probably my only adjustment is that I'd thought I'd find better ribs here (currently Tona Romas is sitll my favorite place for ribs).

I thought I'd here more southern accents then hearing the classic Treton, NJ or Brooklyn/Bronx/Long Island NY variants.


And finally...Life is what you make of it. You are the main factor in your own happiness.
And your environment doesn't play a factor in your happiness? Come on....
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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And your environment doesn't play a factor in your happiness? Come on....
Sure environment is important but it's not the only determinate. The statement is a simple way of saying your reaction and how you deal with any situation regardless of the circumstances is 100% up to you.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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Wait no alcohol before noon on Sunday??? OH NOOOOOOOOOOO
Oh yes, and the ABC stores are closed on Sunday too
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Sure environment is important but it's not the only determinate. The statement is a simple way of saying your reaction and how you deal with any situation regardless of the circumstances is 100% up to you.
Yes, you're right. It's absolutely not the only determinate. However depending on the factors it could be a major one, whether it's where you came from and/or whom you were surrounded by. If you leave your family and all that was familiar behind, there's no replacing that no matter what you make of it. Or if you've moved into an area where the crime is a little more than what you'd think it would've been. There will always be some sort of circumstance where "what you make of it" will only take you so far.

Essentially, if you have to say "it's what you make of it", essentially you're kind of saying, "I'm trying my best to make the best out of a less than desirable situation". And if you keep finding that you have to work at it, then maybe the situation really isn't for you.

This'll be an instance where we're going to have to agree to disagree.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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I'm a fan of total wine. They by far have been the cheapest for me and definitely cheaper when buying by the case. I'm a huge fan of Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio and in supermarkets its about $25. In total wine, its just about $20 a bottle and less if by case. They love me when I walk in..
Have you tried World Market as far as buying wine?Fantastic prices as well.
IN 06 i was in Rome and bought Santa Margarita for about $8 euros, american about under$10 bucks!! Good stuff, i agree!!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Probably my only adjustment is that I'd thought I'd find better ribs here (currently Tona Romas is sitll my favorite place for ribs).

I thought I'd here more southern accents then hearing the classic Treton, NJ or Brooklyn/Bronx/Long Island NY variants.


And finally...Life is what you make of it. You are the main factor in your own happiness.
Couldnt agree with you more on your last line, your absolutly right!!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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for some reason I thought the area would be more 'open', more land. I know I'm right in the thick of things being in the university area but I guess I thought I'd see more farmland. I was kind of under the impression that I might be able to walk up to somebody's farmhouse and ask their permission to hunt on their property. I'm sure this is probably the case further out from the charlotte area. I didn't really think too much about it before moving here, but that's just kinda the picture I had in the back of my head.

I also thought it would be a little easier to meet single women. I'm not college age anymore....if I was it would be a snap to meet women. I can't really hold that against charlotte, as I guess it gets harder to meet single people anywhere as you get older. Also, I've only been here a month so maybe I just haven't found the right establishments.

Lastly, someone mentioned the lack of 'mom and pop' places. I have to agree. Still can't find a good breakfast place where you basically feel like you're in someone's kitchen. Just a whole lot of shoney's and chains like that.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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for some reason I thought the area would be more 'open', more land. I know I'm right in the thick of things being in the university area but I guess I thought I'd see more farmland. I was kind of under the impression that I might be able to walk up to somebody's farmhouse and ask their permission to hunt on their property. I'm sure this is probably the case further out from the charlotte area. I didn't really think too much about it before moving here, but that's just kinda the picture I had in the back of my head.

I also thought it would be a little easier to meet single women. I'm not college age anymore....if I was it would be a snap to meet women. I can't really hold that against charlotte, as I guess it gets harder to meet single people anywhere as you get older. Also, I've only been here a month so maybe I just haven't found the right establishments.

Lastly, someone mentioned the lack of 'mom and pop' places. I have to agree. Still can't find a good breakfast place where you basically feel like you're in someone's kitchen. Just a whole lot of shoney's and chains like that.
Hmm, there's a nice little diner/cafe in Monroe were you get that *exact* feel. THe checkered kitchen clothes and all that. They close up at 4:30pm though.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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thanks Miker! so that's one and it looks like it's about a 45 minute drive for me. anyone have suggestions closer to harris and mallard creek? oops, don't mean to change the original post so feel free to pm me.
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