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View Poll Results: what city should i choose?
minneapolis, MN 23 53.49%
philadelphia, PA 12 27.91%
providence, RI 4 9.30%
none (other options...) 4 9.30%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 07-17-2007, 09:17 PM
 
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thanks for the continued input, everyone. i do appreciate minneapolis' whole "GLBT-friendly" thing, but i'm only a "B" and a very discreet one at that, so it won't be an issue anyway. it's just something to consider dating-wise haha.

not surprised minneapolis is still in the lead. i continue to hear nothing but awesome things about the school i'm thinking of transferring to (U of M) and the city itself, even in real life from people at work (and this is in MA!)

but could someone please enlighten me as what a typical outfit on a winter day in minneapolis would be like? i'd like to know ahead of time what i'd really be getting myself into. thanks again!
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:35 PM
 
Location: I wonder... hmmmmm... maybe... I live somewhere in that pleasant state of VA, Mother of Presidents.
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I Voted "none," because Virginia cities have more to offer:

Virginia Has The Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk (one of the the East Coast's largest Naval Port), Assateague National Seashore (where the ponies cross to Chincoteague from), Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (located on the Atlancic Ocean along woth Assateague), Jamestown (on the James River), Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy (also on the James River), Virginia Beach (one of the best on the East Coast), the scenic Shenandoah River, Arlington (located on the Potomac River, near Washington, D.C.), and I might think of more later... LOL

Virginia is home to many Civil War Sites, including the famous battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac, the first Ironclads to battle at sea.

and as for Maryland, and Delaware, and West Virginia:



Well, Maryland... hmm... reminds me of no gun control, high Income/Property Tax, and high crime rates (Prince George’s County)

Where should I start... Richmond, Virginia was the capitol of the Confederacy and two famous Confederate Generals were from Virginia (Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson). Virginia started the South with Jamestown being the first permanent English settlement in the "New World." Virginia imported the first slaves from Africa in the early 1600's, long before any other Southern state (territory then). Planting of Tobacco started in Virginia and tobacco is the southern "green gold." Forget about cotton. Tobacco is the Southern cash crop and was first planted in VIRGINIA, (the sweeter Caribbean Nicotiana Tabacum found by John Rolfe) in 1612, and with that, the institution of slavery began to flourish from then on. And the largest tobacco company in the United is headquartered in Virginia, Philip Morris USA and Virginia is, was, and will always be an integral part of the south.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:42 PM
 
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^this is getting nuts. you should just program your computer to respond to every thread with "virginia."

edit: ok, i see there is a "none" option.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:31 PM
 
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yeah, no offense, VA lover, but your response makes me think you didn't even read any of the posts in this thread. everything you mentioned has nothing to do with any of the criteria i've been listing, it's just a rambling of how virginia is so great...

i'm not interested in VA, at all. i'm from the south and not really too interested in going back.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:46 PM
 
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/\Richmond is lovely, it really is. But a bisexual Buddhist in Bobby Lee's home state? NO. Virginia Beach is one of the most conservative cities in the nation. Also, don't degrade DelMar and West Virginia. Richmond isn't he safest of cities either.
/\ I suppose a winter outfit depends on your hardiness. I get by with a good coat and jeans (perhaps a hat or hood). I would bet alot of people have longjohns under their jeans if they are going on a long trek. Unless you are going out for extended periods of time, there is usually no need to dress like a snowman. In all truthfulness, our winters has of late have been pretty weak. I think it is something you have to gague for yourself, I have the body temp of the Grinch so I suppose it would be best if someone else chimed in here for some other ideas and views.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:58 PM
 
Location: I wonder... hmmmmm... maybe... I live somewhere in that pleasant state of VA, Mother of Presidents.
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We are pretty conservative (nevermind Allen losing to Webb) because we love our gun control rights and we like to keep our taxes low. In Northern Virginia (where I live), there are mostly Democrats, but not in the rest of th e state.

Virginia has it all!
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:41 AM
 
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We are pretty conservative (nevermind Allen losing to Webb) because we love our gun control rights and we like to keep our taxes low. In Northern Virginia (where I live), there are mostly Democrats, but not in the rest of th e state.

Virginia has it all!
i've heard there's no toilet paper in virginia. is it true that that the op would never need to wipe again in virginia?
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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/\Richmond is lovely, it really is. But a bisexual Buddhist in Bobby Lee's home state? NO. Virginia Beach is one of the most conservative cities in the nation. Also, don't degrade DelMar and West Virginia. Richmond isn't he safest of cities either.
/\ I suppose a winter outfit depends on your hardiness. I get by with a good coat and jeans (perhaps a hat or hood). I would bet alot of people have longjohns under their jeans if they are going on a long trek. Unless you are going out for extended periods of time, there is usually no need to dress like a snowman. In all truthfulness, our winters has of late have been pretty weak. I think it is something you have to gague for yourself, I have the body temp of the Grinch so I suppose it would be best if someone else chimed in here for some other ideas and views.
I would add that we have a "continental" climate here in Mpls/St Paul. That means our weather varies widely from day to day. In January, one day could have a high of 20 below, the next could be 50 above (rare bu not unheard of). I guess my point is, the "typical" winter day in this part of the country has much more variation than a typical winter day on one of the coasts, along the Great Lakes, or down South. Re; wardrobe, down is essential when it's below 20 or so, but think layers for the "milder" days.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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I'm moving back to Ohio Sunday. Ohio resembles places like Minneapolis, Iowa, and Indiana more than it resembles DC, New Jersey, and New York. Even Pittsburgh has more midwestern traits than East Coast traits. Plus, on maps, Ohio is considered Midwest/Great Lakes.
Got it. From your letterhead, I thought you were already in OH, thus my confusion!
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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"People don't like to get out of their cocoons in the Mid-Atlantic, unlike in the Midwest where you are always meeting someone new."

Perhaps another distinction between the easter Midwest and the western Midwest.
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