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View Poll Results: Which Metro area is better?
Dallas-Fort Worth Mertoplex 106 72.60%
Phoenix Merto 40 27.40%
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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I didn't realize phoenix's metro was that large.

Yeah Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the US by land area 517.126 sq mi according to Wikipedia

Phoenix, Arizona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I'm sure Oatmeal is a beautiful person. I just don't know why she has such a negative outlook on Dallas. I like her charisma but, there is the TRUTH and there is just over exaggeration. But hey, she's just going the route of 95% of CD. No one can think for themselves.
I cant take her seriously. Her exaggerations are so extreme. I never know when shes being objective or when shes just talking s**t. Most of the time it seems to be the later.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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C-D is a haven for some to expose their psychopathic tendencies. You can sit behind your computer and talk as much s*** as you want in almost complete anonymity looking for reaction.

Many of us are rewarding OO's behavier by giving it the attention it's craving.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Yeah Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the US by land area 517.126 sq mi according to Wikipedia

Phoenix, Arizona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arizona also have huge counties.

County Map:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ocator_Map.PNG
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:40 PM
 
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Dallas area: better weather and more to do
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Dallas area: better weather and more to do
When? During your hailstorms and tornadoes? During your snow and ice storms? During your 100 degree days with high humidity? During your 70 degrees one day 35 degrees the next days?

Phoenix's lowest temperature so far this year: 41 degrees. Dallas' lowest temperature so far this year: 13 degrees.

Phoenix's weather has Dallas beat.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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When? During your hailstorms and tornadoes? During your snow and ice storms? During your 100 degree days with high humidity?

Phoenix's lowest temperature so far this year: 41 degrees. Dallas' lowest temperature so far this year: 13 degrees.

Phoenix's weather has Dallas beat.
The low temperature we had was a record we have not got that low in years! Dallas has ice storms?!?
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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Come on Lovemuffins! It's obvious some of what I'm saying is rooted in sarcasm with half-truths.

As for talking sh*t, my mom was forever popping me in the mouth when I was a kid for being sassy and rolling my eyes and neck. I guess I never learned I'll never forget the day she decked me in the mouth with a can of deodorant in FEDCO after I opened my mouth and said "Aaaaaah," after she told me to shut my mouth because I was talking so much. I was crying loudly, and she pushed her basket down the aisle as if nothing happened. I haven't been able to look at a can of Mitchum without getting the shakes ever since.

But I went to college and lived in the Northeast for awhile, so coming back to the sunbelt, the look of the cities does taking getting used to. I'm not the only one who has said anything about how generic and cookie-cutter much of Metro Phoenix and the suburbs of Dallas look. Ever had to count the houses of a street in order to figure out how to get to someones house? I had to when I visited a friend in Frisco. Much of Gilbert, AZ, where one of my brothers and wife live is just about the same. It's not as if I'm just saying this out of the blue.

The Cheesecake Factory thing was obviously a joke. I know Grande Luxe Cafe is where all the real ballers go! Seriously, Abacus was one of my favorites when I lived down there. Loved the steakhouses too.

The remarks about culture and edumacation was my 'Northeastern elitism' rearing it's ugly head again. I did obtain my MA down there in Texas for chrissakes. To be fair, the cultural offerings of DFW outdo what Phoenix has to offer in spades. Culture in Phoenix is tee time at the golf course. Phoenix is prettier to look at, and has better winters though. Summers are oppressive to me in both.

I do think what's going on with the textbook situation in Texas is absolutely appalling and ridiculous and reinforces the stereotypes that we've come to know and love about Texas becoming a theocratic dystopia.

Jluke, Cream of Wheat is quite delish too However, I like my grits with salt, pepper, butter and crumble some bacon in them, just like my daddy.

And speaking of the ex, I think I have to go down to Texas in about a month to ring the alarm on him yet again. Trying to keep my dining room table, I don't think so. I'm looking for the fastest route to get down there right now. I just hope I can make it down there before it gets hot again, otherwise I'll have to get my "summer wig" out of storage. Not about to sweat my weave out trying to take care of business.

Speaking of sweating my weave out and taking care of business, the boyfriend is getting a bit impatient and frisky, so toodles for now Lovemuffins!

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Old 03-18-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Come on Lovemuffins! It's obvious some of what I'm saying is rooted in sarcasm with half-truths.

As for talking sh*t, my mom was forever popping me in the mouth when I was a kid for being sassy and rolling my eyes and neck. I guess I never learned I'll never forget the day she decked me in the mouth with a can of deodorant in FEDCO after I opened my mouth and said "Aaaaaah," after she told me to shut my mouth because I was talking so much. I was crying loudly, and she pushed her basket down the aisle as if nothing happened. I haven't been able to look at a can of Mitchum without getting the shakes ever since.

But I went to college and lived in the Northeast for awhile, so coming back to the sunbelt, the look of the cities does taking getting used to. I'm not the only one who has said anything about how generic and cookie-cutter much of Metro Phoenix and the suburbs of Dallas look. Ever had to count the houses of a street in order to figure out how to get to someones house? I had to when I visited a friend in Frisco. Much of Gilbert, AZ, where one of my brothers and wife live is just about the same. It's not as if I'm just saying this out of the blue.

The Cheesecake Factory thing was obviously a joke. I know Grande Luxe Cafe is where all the real ballers go! Seriously, Abacus was one of my favorites when I lived down there. Loved the steakhouses too.

The remarks about culture and edumacation was my 'Northeastern elitism' rearing it's ugly head again. I did obtain my MA down there in Texas for chrissakes. To be fair, the cultural offerings of DFW outdo what Phoenix has to offer in spades. Culture in Phoenix is tee time at the golf course. Phoenix is prettier to look at, and has better winters though. Summers are oppressive to me in both.

I do think what's going on with the textbook situation in Texas is absolutely appalling and ridiculous and reinforces the stereotypes that we've come to know and love about Texas becoming a theocratic dystopia.

Jluke, Cream of Wheat is quite delish too However, I like my grits with salt, pepper, butter and crumble some bacon in them, just like my daddy.

And speaking of the ex, I think I have to go down to Texas in about a month to ring the alarm on him yet again. Trying to keep my dining room table, I don't think so. I'm looking for the fastest route to get down there right now. I just hope I can make it down there before it gets hot again, otherwise I'll have to get my "summer wig" out of storage. Not about to sweat my weave out trying to take care of business.

Speaking of sweating my weave out and taking care of business, the boyfriend is getting a bit impatient and frisky, so toodles for now Lovemuffins!
Get a grip Oatmeal.

I've got more relatives who golf in Chicago than friends and acquaintances who do in Phoenix.

On a side note, has Dallas' ever really improved its hip factor since the days of the Starck Club?
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:22 AM
 
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Come on Lovemuffins! It's obvious some of what I'm saying is rooted in sarcasm with half-truths.

As for talking sh*t, my mom was forever popping me in the mouth when I was a kid for being sassy and rolling my eyes and neck. I guess I never learned I'll never forget the day she decked me in the mouth with a can of deodorant in FEDCO after I opened my mouth and said "Aaaaaah," after she told me to shut my mouth because I was talking so much. I was crying loudly, and she pushed her basket down the aisle as if nothing happened. I haven't been able to look at a can of Mitchum without getting the shakes ever since.

But I went to college and lived in the Northeast for awhile, so coming back to the sunbelt, the look of the cities does taking getting used to. I'm not the only one who has said anything about how generic and cookie-cutter much of Metro Phoenix and the suburbs of Dallas look. Ever had to count the houses of a street in order to figure out how to get to someones house? I had to when I visited a friend in Frisco. Much of Gilbert, AZ, where one of my brothers and wife live is just about the same. It's not as if I'm just saying this out of the blue.

The Cheesecake Factory thing was obviously a joke. I know Grande Luxe Cafe is where all the real ballers go! Seriously, Abacus was one of my favorites when I lived down there. Loved the steakhouses too.

The remarks about culture and edumacation was my 'Northeastern elitism' rearing it's ugly head again. I did obtain my MA down there in Texas for chrissakes. To be fair, the cultural offerings of DFW outdo what Phoenix has to offer in spades. Culture in Phoenix is tee time at the golf course. Phoenix is prettier to look at, and has better winters though. Summers are oppressive to me in both.

I do think what's going on with the textbook situation in Texas is absolutely appalling and ridiculous and reinforces the stereotypes that we've come to know and love about Texas becoming a theocratic dystopia.

Jluke, Cream of Wheat is quite delish too However, I like my grits with salt, pepper, butter and crumble some bacon in them, just like my daddy.

And speaking of the ex, I think I have to go down to Texas in about a month to ring the alarm on him yet again. Trying to keep my dining room table, I don't think so. I'm looking for the fastest route to get down there right now. I just hope I can make it down there before it gets hot again, otherwise I'll have to get my "summer wig" out of storage. Not about to sweat my weave out trying to take care of business.

Speaking of sweating my weave out and taking care of business, the boyfriend is getting a bit impatient and frisky, so toodles for now Lovemuffins!
This is a BETTER post. Even the north has it's uncultured areas. But remember one thing. The North had a head start.
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