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Old 03-03-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Denver
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In Chicago, there are times when the whole city smells like ass. It's especially bad in the summers, but sometimes it happens in the winter too.
Where you around Clark & Broadway ?

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Are you sure that it's not the onions that gave the city its name? (There are so many variations on the origin of "Chicago.")
During a culture bus ride as a kid I learned that the Indian translation
for "Chicago" literally meant "wild ass "

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Seattle-

The aggressive panhandling from the homeless is getting out of hand. They all hang out in the most touristy areas where the cruise ships dock during the summer, and it gives a bad first impression of the city.
I have seen them at off ramps too.
Mild weather ( free showers ) and an indifferent liberal city tolerates it.
Perhaps we could give them new blazers ( from a real estate co. )
and let ELF take them out.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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A lot of people are unaware that Bozeman recieves 100 inches of snow per year, since surrounding communities average only half that.

A lot of people are also surprised when it snows in May.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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Another example is in San Diego, where planes often look like they're flying dangerously close to the top of buildings downtown due to the proximity of the airport to the city center.
Nothing unpleasant about that... perhaps a bit shocking to some at first, but it's absolutely awesome!
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Phoenix-- there is so much light pollution you can't even see the stars at night, even though the SW desert region as a whole would naturally have some of the best stargazing in the world. Also, even though everybody knows Phoenix is in a hot desert, they may not know that even at night in the summer it stays incredibly hot due to the urban heat island. Normally deserts cool down dramatically at night and there are huge temperature swings between day and night-- but not Phoenix.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Where I used to live--DC area:
Main thing you need to know about living there is you can't just jump in your car and drive to wherever your heart's desire. For instance, if you decide you'd like to drive downtown, you have to think what is the traffic going to be like at this time of day? Will I be able to find parking? Is it better to take Metro? Once you understand the traffic flows around town, you learn where you can go at what time of day and how you can get there.

Traffic is such a big issue in DC that it is always a topic of conversation at a DC party. For instance, you meet someone for the first time, chat, find out where they live and where they work, then inevitably the next question is, "What's your commute like?"
Yeah, I have to agree with traffic for DC. I don't think it's as bad as LA (I never understood just how bad LA's traffic problem was until I actually went, blows away any city I've been to nationally or internationally), but it's pretty bad.

I guess I have to be thankful that the city doesn't smell like ass. I imagine it would be horrible to be stuck in traffic on a hot humid day with ass in your face.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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New York--This probably goes for most large urban areas in the U.S., but I can't stand being surrounded by so many people who are trying so hard to look cool. Seems like Manhattan has been taken over by overgrown teenagers who must spend at least 3 hours getting ready before they leave the house. At the end of the day, I'm happy that I can go back to my un-trendy Brooklyn neighborhood where everyone is content to be a slob.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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New York--This probably goes for most large urban areas in the U.S., but I can't stand being surrounded by so many people who are trying so hard to look cool. Seems like Manhattan has been taken over by overgrown teenagers who must spend at least 3 hours getting ready before they leave the house. At the end of the day, I'm happy that I can go back to my un-trendy Brooklyn neighborhood where everyone is content to be a slob.
That's the big cities it seems^
I think another term they're trying to imitate would be 'cosmopolitan'...
but country boy don't play that
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I would also add to my above post that so many people move to places like Albuquerque, Las Vegas and Phoenix to get away from the humidity and overcast days. No one likes extreme humidity, but I personally don't completely like the dryness. Oddly, I appreciate the dryness the most in the winter because you don't get the bone-chilling wet cold. But my hands are constantly chapped in the winter and nothing helps, not even Aquaphor. (This is probably less of a problem for young people, but I'm in my early 40s and skin gets drier as you get older.) Although, the summer evenings generally have pleasant temperatures around here, I miss the warm, humid summer nights that have that beachy tropical feel.

I LOVE the sunny days in the Southwest, but the sun feels so strong sometime, like you're under a glaring spotlight. Believe it or not, after awhile, you welcome a cloudy day!
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Oddly, I appreciate the dryness the most in the winter because you don't get the bone-chilling wet cold. But my hands are constantly chapped in the winter and nothing helps, not even Aquaphor. (This is probably less of a problem for young people, but I'm in my early 40s and skin gets drier as you get older.)
Make sure you're drinking enough water,dehydration is the reason for dry skin.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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That's the big cities it seems^
I think another term they're trying to imitate would be 'cosmopolitan'...
but country boy don't play that
Hey! I'm a bumpkin, but I'm a pretty-boy too who can't leave the home without gelling his hair into just the perfect alignment! LOL!
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