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Old 12-12-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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I have a thing about numbers. I like seven but dislike 6 and it comes to mind with city names. I like city names with six letters (Boston, Austin, Dallas, Mobile) and like names with seven letters much better (Houston, Chicago, Seattle, Orlando).
Well, you can't move to where I live - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Notice that both have 12 letters. This is helpful if you're a track & field fan - winners of some Penn Relays events were (when I was there, in the early 70's) presented with watches with the state name replacing the letters. Actually, it was the host school's name - Univ. of Penn. - but you get the idea. Sometimes wordy ("lettery"?) is useful
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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One of my main reasons for never wanting to live in Florida is that when we were visiting family in Orlando a few years back, a huge, and I do mean HUGE, as in at least two or three inches long, palmetto bug skittered across the hallway as I was walking back to go to bed. That FREAKED me out! I mean, up here you only get critters like that if you don't take your garbage out regularly, but to find them skittering about in a spotlessly clean house, just because they are indigenous and they CAN...no, thanks!

Ditto scorpions in the Desert Southwest.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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One of my main reasons for never wanting to live in Florida is that when we were visiting family in Orlando a few years back, a huge, and I do mean HUGE, as in at least two or three inches long, palmetto bug skittered across the hallway as I was walking back to go to bed. That FREAKED me out! I mean, up here you only get critters like that if you don't take your garbage out regularly, but to find them skittering about in a spotlessly clean house, just because they are indigenous and they CAN...no, thanks!

Ditto scorpions in the Desert Southwest.
palmetto bug = flying cockroach
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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palmetto bug = flying cockroach
Well, then maybe this wasn't a palmetto bug, unless they fly AND skitter across the floor, but whatever it was, it was a huge, brown, thick shelled insect, the likes of which I've never seen up here, although I have never personally seen a cockroach other than in pictures.

Add love bugs and no see 'ems to the list of annoying insects I can do without.

Florida can be beautiful, but...those bugs!!!

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Old 12-12-2014, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I don't like Honolulu because it is awkward to type since all the letters are typed with the right hand.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:04 PM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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palmetto bug = flying cockroach
Giant flying cockroach. What a way to wake up in the midle of the night with one crawling across your chest.!
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:09 AM
 
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It's not dumb, but i think historically whether they were traitors or not.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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It's not dumb, but i think historically whether they were traitors or not.
Care to elaborate?
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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For me, it's anything that will keep me from enjoying being outside.

Snow, beyond a very occasional light dusting, is a deal breaker for the rest of my life.

Same for humidity, or even really hot dry weather.

Same with bugs that would ruin my enjoyment of the outdoors, like mosquitos, biting flies, and chiggers.

And anywhere with scorpions. I endured scorpions walking through my house or finding them on the wall - like the skittering June bug listed above - while living in Mexico for a year. They're the size of mice down there!

A bad homeless population. It was really bad where I just moved from. I called them Zombies. They were everywhere asking for handouts constantly. And they'd come bug you when you were pumping your gas, even. That was the worst, because you couldn't just walk away. I swear I couldn't come and go from grocery shopping without being approached, either. Disturbing.

I'd rather not live in a town or on a street with an embarrassing name, but that wouldn't be a deal breaker.
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