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Old 08-05-2012, 06:40 AM
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I think there are a lot more city enthusiasts out there than we realize. I don't think having an interest in cities is particularly "weird" or obscure. After all, cities are where people live, so it really is relevant to huge numbers of people in one way or another. Also, no one would think it's weird to say you love traveling or history or architecture or politics. Well, cities encompass all of those elements. It's not like being interested in stamp collecting or bugs... almost everyone has at least something to discuss regarding cities even if they're not "urban nerds" like us, and the conversations are endless and diverse.

My wife is definitely not a city freak like me, but she definitely appreciates the urban environment and often accompanies me to many events/discussion groups/development meetings and enjoys them (well, at least most of the time).
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:35 PM
Location: Shaw.
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My girlfriend said she thought it was weird. I think I just told her I'm researching places for when I move to D.C. (which is true) and she left me alone.

She thought it was pretty weird when I busted out the Excel sheets, though.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:53 PM
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I don't really tell people I'm an enthusiast but if I start talking about urban environments or hearing someone talk about it, it usually involves them telling me that cities are grimy dangerous places where the traffic is always bad
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:59 PM
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Originally Posted by grapico View Post
Haha same... my gf says... "on that blue site again" I am a pretty big travel enthusiast so a lot of it is actually relevant.
Yeah my old roomate said something like that to me one time. He was like "Everytime You go on the computer your always on facebook or that blue website". I use my phone alot more now even though I'm typing this while on the computer.

I've always been into geography even when I was young so this is pretty much my outlet.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:42 PM
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Im already considered a nerd, I talk about geography and history way too much for most people. I dont tell people about this site, but people I work with constantly ask me "who in the world knows that" when I rattle off some stats or facts about places. Im a confirmed history and geography geek, a hopeless case.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:11 AM
Location: In the heights
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it sounds like even though a lot of us bicker back and forth, we're pretty much nerds of a feather
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:51 AM
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Originally Posted by ja1myn View Post
I just come on CD to mess around and waste some time with some good old Internet conversation. I don't really have a fascination of cities, since that is a bit dumb.
Why would it be considered dumb? Anyone who enjoys traveling, for example, would most likely be fascinated with cities to some extent.
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