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Old 07-26-2012, 11:24 AM
Status: "could've~would've~should've used 'have', not 'of'" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I only spent six weeks in the place I was born, so to me it doesn't make a bit of difference, it could have been anywhere.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I was born in New Orleans, lived in Texas for a while, and then moved back.

It took some adjusting to life in Texas, and then again when I came back home.

Sometimes I really wish I had been born in a more "normal" place- Houston, Kansas City, wherever... and then experienced discovering New Orleans. I'm actually pretty jealous of people that move here and are transfixed by the site of a daiquiri shop or some of the old architecture- I cherish my hometown's culture, but to me it is what "normal" is supposed to be.

I can relate! I have lived in Texas for twenty years now, and it still feels a little foreign to me, even though I love it very much.

There's an interesting debate going on on the Texas forum about whether or not East Texas is culturally part of the Deep South. I am catching HELL in there from a few people who are adamant that East Texas is not only southern (which it is) in character, but similar enough to GA, AL, MS, LA, and SC to be considered part of the DEEP south culture. I simply see too many differences - but no matter how I try to explain them, they are up in arms about it!

I tried explaining that if you've lived in the Deep South for twenty years (like me) and then in East Texas for twenty years (like me) you can see differences that other people may miss. I mean, I DO see the differences - I can't help it if they can't. Just because they can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there.

Anyway, New Orleans is a world of it's own. I am planning a trip back in the fall and I can't WAIT! I am going to go see my cousin in Metairie. WOOHOOO!
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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The Upper East Side with a silver spoon in my mouth
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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In orbit
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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if you really wish you were born somewhere else, then why not move there?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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wish i was born in the Mojave next to a cactus
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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Born in North West Indiana; Wish I was from Connecticut or Massachusetts
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Does it really matter where one is born?
Go to a 3rd world country and ask yourself that.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Bryn Mawr, PA. I'm pretty cool with it. Now, my girlfriend was born in Dover, DE, but wishes she was born in L.A. (she was in the womb when she moved).
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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Where was I born? Bismarck, ND. Where do I wish I was born? Bismarck, ND. I would not live there again if it meant being homeless here or living well there, I do not like ND, however, where I was born, does not matter to me one bit, where I am or will be in the future.
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