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Old 05-09-2014, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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I moved to Houston voluntarily during the worst economic times in the city's history. And I benefited from Houston's rebound. Houston was good to me, but I outgrew it. I maxed out my career in a creative field and Houston left me no room to grow.

So, in the middle of a terrible recession, I left the comfort and security of a six-figure job in an inexpensive, but creatively vanilla market with no upward mobility to move to a very expensive, but dynamic market with great growth potential.

That's the difference for creative professionals. I've seen it across multiple industries in Houston. Dallas works a bit better. Austin, per capita, is much better, but is really small for creative professionals. So, many leave Texas for NYC, LA, Chicago or SF. That's not knocking Houston. That's just how it is.

I do know this-- if I were in some kind of accounting, energy, or medical field, where moving to Houston would greatly advance my growth opportunity, I'd still be hesitant to leave a place like San Francisco for Houston and sacrifice my quality of life issues.

Of course, the fact that I don't have kids makes such a decision much easier. If it were all about economics and feeding people who counted on me, it would be a much different story.
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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PS Dee--I was born in Nacogdoches and lived there until six days after my high school graduation. Whatever Matt's issues are, they aren't due to his being "from your same region".
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:01 AM
 
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PS Dee--I was born in Nacogdoches and lived there until six days after my high school graduation. Whatever Matt's issues are, they aren't due to his being "from your same region".
You is not a resident or ever been a resident of my city lol
The things people say to make them look good really lol

Welcome to Texas!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:07 AM
 
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PS Dee--I was born in Nacogdoches and lived there until six days after my high school graduation. Whatever Matt's issues are, they aren't due to his being "from your same region".
P.S. Did you get my message!

I see what these people are talking about because you and Matt are talking a bunch of trash talk that doesn't make sense.

Grown people with city names tell me enough!
Did you not see sesame street lol?:sho cked:
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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I'm having difficulty deciphering your posts, Dee. Are you saying that you doubt I lived in Houston, or in Nacogdoches? Why would anyone lie about living in either?
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Austin
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My head hurts.
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:11 AM
 
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PRETTY HURT'S in my Beyonce' voice!!!!!

I will get back on topic before I was rudely interrupted!

Houston is the 4th largest city in country and basically explaining or arguing with a city that is under that spot is like a parent arguing with a child and that kind of stuff should never take place.
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:56 AM
 
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So, now you're going to try a "Cold as War" tactic? I have never denied where I was born, and never really wanted to live in NYC. I wanted to be in San Francisco and now, here I am.

I moved to Houston when I was 17 and got my own apartment at Memorial and Shepherd, in the heart of the city--not some far-flung suburb like you. I also lived in the Heights in a house I bought when I was 23 and a townhouse in Rice Military that I bought when I was 30. I even moved to Dallas for a couple of years.

You are an adult, I'm guessing, who lives at home with his mother in Tyler and fantasizes about Houston. and you want to play the "you were born in Nacogdoches" game? People don't choose where they are born, only what comes after they become adults.

You've chosen Tyler.
Come on now Tyler ain't that bad


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Old 05-09-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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You're comparing apples to oranges here. The Astrodome to the Cottonbowl is not accurate. Its era was in the 1970's, 80's, & 90's along with Texas Stadium. A better comparison to the Cottonbowl is Rice Stadium. It has hosted the Oilers, Super Bowls, & even John F. Kennedy gave a famous speech there. At 70,000 seats, Rice Stadium was the 2nd largest college stadium after the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Cottonbowl - 1930

Rice Stadium - 1950

Astrodome - 1965

Texas Stadium - 1970
OMG. I wasn't comparing stadiums. I was comparing ICONIC stadiums. Both the Astrodome and The Cotton Bowl are ICONIC. Rice Stadium is not.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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No real sports fan cares about video boards. Plus, talk about one city copying another out of "pure jealousy"...
The new "gigantic" video boards at NRG stadium were put in to qualify for contention to host the 2017 Superbowl, not to keep up with the Jones.. NRG(Reliant) it seems was the only NFL stadium not to have a digital scoreboard at that time. I guess they figured if they were going to do something, why not do it big, and they did. For a mere 16 mil, I thought it was a pretty good deal.
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