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View Poll Results: SD vs H-town
Houston 22 34.92%
San Diego 41 65.08%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-06-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Originally Posted by KerrTown View Post
Exactly why I like L.A. I'd rather live in L.A. County (in the Westside of course) than boring as white bread cookie-cutter suburb San Diego. Their beaches are nowhere as famous as L.A. and Orange County's.

What was so good about La Jolla that people are ranting and raving? It feels as populated as a small town (like Santa Barbara) with blank store façades and bland people shopping and coming out of those stores with blank shopping bags. No wonder I didn't remember what were the names of those stores since they might have blended into the façade (like First Colony in Sugar Land). Orange County is much closer!

Aren't border towns usually backwards? I think of the Rio Grande Valley (the largest U.S. metro area on the Mexican border outside San Diego) when border town comes up. If anything said about Detroit is true, it could be the RGV's counterpart in the north.
I admit, I love West L.A., but what do they have that San Diegans can't experience? Its not that far away. I can get there in under 2 hours in good traffic conditions. If we want to go on game or talk shows, we can get tickets online for free just like them. All LA theme parks have the same discounts for San diegans as the LA metro. We are not out of the loop. We can go to UCLA and other public LA metro schools cuz they're all funded by the state. During major wildfires, we use LA metros resources and vice versa. If anything, ur bitter that you don't have access to all of these life pleasing luxuries

 
Old 08-06-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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haha, who cares about how "famous" our beaches are? They are still nicer, warmer, cleaner than those to the north of us. God some of you are so obsessed with "status", no wonder you like LA.
L.A. has cláss. Like Las Vegas, S.D doesn't.haha

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and that is exactly what some people like about it. Not everyone wants their coastline dotted with giant skyscrapers like Miami.
Notice I mentioned that the signs mixed into the façade. If you drove down SH-6 in Sugar Land, the wayside signs are all black with white letters and the facade signs are black on a light-colored background (or sometimes the reverse when dealing with bricks). No yellow 'm' on the McDonalds logo, just a black 'm' on the façade of the strip mall and a white 'm' on the wayside sign. Continue the color scheme for the other businesses (e.g. the K-mart logo on the façade but rendered in it's proper font in black, etc.) I don't know why the subdivision (or was it the city) made it colorblind 10-15 years ago but it's horrible.

La Jolla has that problem. I can't tell one street from another.
 
Old 08-06-2008, 03:57 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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L.A. has cláss. Like Las Vegas, S.D doesn't.haha
Ever heard of the Bellagio? The Ventitian? The Wynn?
 
Old 08-06-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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L.A. has cláss. Like Las Vegas, S.D doesn't.haha
tell that to Ron Burgundy.


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Notice I mentioned that the signs mixed into the façade. If you drove down SH-6 in Sugar Land, the wayside signs are all black with white letters and the facade signs are black on a light-colored background (or sometimes the reverse when dealing with bricks). No yellow 'm' on the McDonalds logo, just a black 'm' on the façade of the strip mall and a white 'm' on the wayside sign. Continue the color scheme for the other businesses (e.g. the K-mart logo on the façade but rendered in it's proper font in black, etc.) I don't know why the subdivision (or was it the city) made it colorblind 10-15 years ago but it's horrible.

La Jolla has that problem. I can't tell one street from another.
I don't really get what you're talking about here. Are you talking about street signs? Storefront signs? Are you saying all the signs are in black letter or something? if you have a pic of what you're talking about that would help..
 
Old 08-06-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Originally Posted by KerrTown View Post
L.A. has cláss. Like Las Vegas, S.D doesn't.haha



Notice I mentioned that the signs mixed into the façade. If you drove down SH-6 in Sugar Land, the wayside signs are all black with white letters and the facade signs are black on a light-colored background (or sometimes the reverse when dealing with bricks). No yellow 'm' on the McDonalds logo, just a black 'm' on the façade of the strip mall and a white 'm' on the wayside sign. Continue the color scheme for the other businesses (e.g. the K-mart logo on the façade but rendered in it's proper font in black, etc.) I don't know why the subdivision (or was it the city) made it colorblind 10-15 years ago but it's horrible.

La Jolla has that problem. I can't tell one street from another.
Just for the fact that you put down La Jolla but praise LA makes
me wonder about were your mind is. Sav is absolutely right, you are obsessed with status rather then reality. If that's the case, why do u live in Houston and not LA? Too poor? Don't worry, thais why the rest of Californias lowest common denomenator humans are all flocking to Houston too. Enjoy our worst
 
Old 08-06-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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SouthCali4Life-have you been to Houston for more than a few hours?
Not voting because I have never been to San Diego and it would be inaccurate for me to opinionate based on internet info.
 
Old 08-06-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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the funny thing is, I know where more then half of the Houston votes came from: subLime, kerrtown, jluke, sweetclimber... LOL thats 4/6.i can speculate on the other 2 but not enough evidence yet...
 
Old 08-06-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Originally Posted by SouthCali4LifeSD View Post
the funny thing is, I know where more then half of the Houston votes came from: subLime, kerrtown, jluke, sweetclimber... LOL thats 4/6.i can speculate on the other 2 but not enough evidence yet...
Were not allowed to vote for the city we want??? How is that funny? O_o
 
Old 08-06-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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SouthCali4Life-have you been to Houston for more than a few hours?
Not voting because I have never been to San Diego and it would be inaccurate for me to opinionate based on internet info.
cubssoxfan, no, the closest I've ever been to Houston was when I was in Atlanta or St. Louis, whichever is closer to it. But statistics are just as accurate as the real thing. I have a very perceptual mindset, I've seen videos and photos of Houston. Stats on the city etc... The only thing Houston has for it is job growth and a modest cost of living, agreed? Like sav said, I work to play, not live to work.

Look, I have a good depth perception of Houston: Houston has 5.5 million people in its metro, 3.5 million of which are within fair distance of the city proctor. Houston is flat, humid, filled with oil companies and a huge Texas medical center and NASA. Houston has two very nice stadiums, both but within this millennium. Houston has a modern downtown with a number of skyscrapers topping or near 1,000 feet, yet, downtown seems a little dead for what it is. Inside the loop is densifying, but still surburban in appearance. Outside the loop has massive suburb communities, most notably, the woodlands. Houston is 600 square miles and has a population of 2.2 million. It is currently one of the fastest growing regions. Houston probably named after Sam Houston. Houston also has a huge port on a bay over 30 minutes away from the city center. Houston is a gamma world city, 2nd in fortune 500 companies and broadway plays only to NYC. Houston also has lots of fancy restaurants, whooptie dooo. The city of Houston is very sprawled with poor public transportation and a mass interconnecting freeway system. Galveston sits on a natural barrier that protects the Houston area somewhat from possible storm surges. The city hardly has white people, like 1 in 3 is white....

I can go on but the point is, I don't have to be there to know what's up. My presence there would only improve the region

P.s... Excuse my typos, I'm using an iPhone, a California product
 
Old 08-06-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Were not allowed to vote for the city we want??? How is that funny? O_o
its all about the skewing of the results. I majored in business marketing and I know that when I know 4 of the 6 people who voted for Houston BY default, then the results are meaningless, but in the end, it doesn't matter anyway cuz San Diego still over 70% of the vote

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