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View Poll Results: How close to your birthplace do you live?
0-49 miles 47 29.94%
50-99 miles 7 4.46%
100-249 miles 12 7.64%
250-499 miles 13 8.28%
500-749 miles 8 5.10%
750-999 miles 9 5.73%
1,000+ miles 61 38.85%
Voters: 157. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Houston to Fort Myers is about 1,000 miles.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I live 357 miles from where I was born.


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probably 9,000 miles or something. lol.

i was born in Colombo, SL . i left there when i was 2 yrs old.


Nice pics of Colombo! Were they taken from the Mt. Lavinia area? I enjoyed the atmosphere at the Lavinia Breeze restaurant.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: IN
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I grew up near Kansas City and now live in New Hampshire. That is about a 1400+ mile difference.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Thousands (New York to Florida) and I don't want to be.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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lol it seems like from the poll people either loved where they grew up... or had a total rebellion and went as far away as possible from where their family was. not much in between.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default I was born and raised in NYC

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lol it seems like from the poll people either loved where they grew up... or had a total rebellion and went as far away as possible from where their family was. not much in between.
You either love it with all your heart or you hate it with all your guts. There doesn't seem to be much of an in between.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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In a straight line, 9070 miles. I was born in Changi, Singapore.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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I am about 80 miles away from my birthplace. Born and raised in Newark, NJ (New York City Metro) and now live in Collingswood, NJ (Philadelphia Metro).
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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I live just a couple miles away. Born in Queens (NYC) and now live in Queens just a couple towns away.
Basically the same as me.

Born in Queens. Moved to Long Island at 3-17. Now living in the house I used to live in when I was 1-3.

So currently 0 miles from where I was born.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Basically the same as me.

Born in Queens. Moved to Long Island at 3-17. Now living in the house I used to live in when I was 1-3.

So currently 0 miles from where I was born.

That's basically just like me, except I moved back to Queens when I was 22 I believe. But I've lived in 2 other neighborhoods, not my birthplace. Though Middle Village still is a nice neighborhood
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