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Old 08-28-2007, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Everywhere
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I successfully made my escape from Tx after 30 years there. I left for similar reasons...heat, humidity, lack of seasons.....a need to be near the mountains, cool air, not having to have my a/c on for 10 months out of the year. Best of luck to you guys.
30 years, wow, that sounds like a prison sentence.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:50 AM
 
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30 years, wow, that sounds like a prison sentence.
How they survived that long is beyond me. I only have 7 months to go in texas. Just waiting to have my 2nd baby. Been in Texas 7 years and I told my husband I would leave him or we have to move. lol
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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How they survived that long is beyond me. I only have 7 months to go in texas. Just waiting to have my 2nd baby. Been in Texas 7 years and I told my husband I would leave him or we have to move. lol
Get out now, at least your baby wont have to be a Texan.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:31 AM
 
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Get out now, at least your baby wont have to be a Texan.
too late one was born here a year ago and we are waiting until the next one is born to move. but on the bright side, they wont have the accent.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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30 years, wow, that sounds like a prison sentence.
Pretty much a prison sentence! I'm not sure how I survived so long. On a positive note...when someone learned the other day that I lived in TX so long, they asked "Where's your accent?"...which was a super big compliment! I have had to train myself not to say ya'll....but it slips out occassionally. Best of luck on your escape!
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:19 PM
 
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Pretty much a prison sentence! I'm not sure how I survived so long. On a positive note...when someone learned the other day that I lived in TX so long, they asked "Where's your accent?"...which was a super big compliment! I have had to train myself not to say ya'll....but it slips out occassionally. Best of luck on your escape!
Minz, hello, glad to see you're still on the site. Now that you've been in COL SPGS for a few months, would you favor us with your thoughts on our city, and the state in general. I'm still as high on the city as I ever was.

Thanks!
s/Mike from back east
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:29 AM
 
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Pretty much a prison sentence! I'm not sure how I survived so long. On a positive note...when someone learned the other day that I lived in TX so long, they asked "Where's your accent?"...which was a super big compliment! I have had to train myself not to say ya'll....but it slips out occassionally. Best of luck on your escape!
Funny that you say that, I too have to be retrained in speach a little, and I have only been here in Texas for 5 months. Y'all is addictive. Its YOU GUYS YOU GUYS YOU GUYS.....I am going to have to be reprogramed. I am leaving for another escape attempt this Thursday. I have interviews in your city and in Loveland. It will be my 3rd time. IF nothing else I will get away from those stupid lone stars for a while.
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, FL
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So, what's with the Texas negativity? I'm not orginally from there but lived and worked in Dallas for 17 years. Wasn't perfect but other that the really hot weather in the summer I enjoyed much of my time there. Met and enjoyed my times with many good people. It was finally the never ending growth/surburban sprawl that got me to leave. Just seemed as I tried to move further out they always caught up to me.

I'm thinking about moving to areas N of Boulder along the front range. I'm in Florida now and am just tired of the heat/humitity all the time.

I've been browsing the posts for the past couple of weeks and it seems promising to me. I'll probably look to rent a condo for a while to get to look around and see where I really want to end up.

I'll probably never loose my accent, I'm originally from Augusta, GA and it's always going to be there I think.

Good luck all...
em
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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Funny that you say that, I too have to be retrained in speach a little, and I have only been here in Texas for 5 months. Y'all is addictive. Its YOU GUYS YOU GUYS YOU GUYS.....I am going to have to be reprogramed. I am leaving for another escape attempt this Thursday. I have interviews in your city and in Loveland. It will be my 3rd time. IF nothing else I will get away from those stupid lone stars for a while.
I never caught myself talking like them, but maybe when I return to Colorado I will start just for fun.

Ya'll
all ya'll
Fixin too
fuller than a tick on a dog.
My grass is more greener than yours
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Old 08-31-2007, 01:23 PM
 
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Default defending texas!

I've gotta weigh in with why I like Texas better. Admittedly, I moved from an amazing town, Austin (but I disagree with "Austin's not really Texas"--that's insulting to the rest of Texas) to a town I don't like, Greeley. So my observations are based on my experiences of these places and on the Valley, where I lived for a while. I've also lived in Boston, and DC, and San Francisco, and I like Austin best. Here goes:
1. Texas is so diverse throughout the state. Geographically, culturally, musically... Not just Hispanic/white, but Cajun elements, and German, and Vietnamese, and who knows what else. Colorado, well, besides Denver it seems all white/Hispanic to me.
2. At least in central/south Texas, people have some (or a lot of) respect for Mexican culture. It's a big part of life. My own area is a third Hispanic but it's unbelievably racist (whites and Hispanics are both racist, but whites have all the power and money around here).
3. Texan pride is amazing. Colorado, well, some people just live here in the summers or come to ski. I haven't noticed much state patriotism, if you could call it that.
4. Colorado ranks near the bottom in education spending, number of insured kids, lots of other human services measures. This doesn't just come from TABOR. Texas does better on these measures. You wouldn't think so, but it does. Want to know where CU is ranked as a national research university? 77.
5. Back to number 1: Texas has plains, amazing mountains (Big Bend, for example), rolling hills, forests, ocean, lots of swimming holes, farmland, big cities, cute towns. Colorado lacks this diversity.
Please disagree- I need some perspective on this.
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