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Old 11-08-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas/Williston
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I wish I could find more photos like the second one. I love that angle.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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What gave it away? It is actually not bad living up above the strip. No crime, no HOA, no traffic. The only thing that sucks is going to the bathroom. But I have found some ways to merge my number 1s and 2s with the weather. Notice that Vegas only gets occasional sprinkles here and there.
But that shot wasn't taken from a helicopter. That's the the view from the bar at the top of Mandalay Bay.

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Old 11-08-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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I don't call it Sin City. Just a few do, and the few that do are not referring to the city as a whole. They are referring to the tiny little part of The Strip. The Strip is not Las Vegas and Las Vegas is not the Strip.
Plenty of normal people here. Probably just a million or so.
Most of the "sin" is slightly west of the strip, anyway.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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and in some peoples eyes it isn't SIN
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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Interesting....I'll give you. Normal...absolutely not.

Normal towns are not nicknamed Sin City. And normal towns usually have more residents, than non-residents sleeping there, in any given year.

My life has been far more "normal" in Vegas than when I lived in the NYC area, rural North Carolina, or Providence, RI. My wife and I enjoy a nice house here, walk our dog in the park every day, go hiking on Mt. Charleston, go out to eat at a nice restaurant every now and then, go to grocery stores a few times per week, Walmart and Lowes occasionally, go bowling, work in front of our computers most of the day, throw dinner parties, etc, etc... Pretty darn "normal" by most common definitions...
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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My life has been far more "normal" in Vegas than when I lived in the NYC area, rural North Carolina, or Providence, RI. My wife and I enjoy a nice house here, walk our dog in the park every day, go hiking on Mt. Charleston, go out to eat at a nice restaurant every now and then, go to grocery stores a few times per week, Walmart and Lowes occasionally, go bowling, work in front of our computers most of the day, throw dinner parties, etc, etc... Pretty darn "normal" by most common definitions...
I'm glad things are working out for you there and you are enjoying life. I'm sure many others also love living in Las Vegas.

Personally, I still would never refer to Las Vegas as a normal city.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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But beautiful upstate gnu yerk isn't like the real world....
au contrare...doesn't get more realer (is that a word???). Hell, one guy down the road even shoots and cooks his own squirrel...and he's sitting in a log cabin worth at least a half mill! We don't got that far...we buy our meat in plastic wrapped containers at our local supermarket.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: 213, 310, 562, 909, 951, 952, 315, ???
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au contrare...doesn't get more realer (is that a word???). Hell, one guy down the road even shoots and cooks his own squirrel...and he's sitting in a log cabin worth at least a half mill! We don't got that far...we buy our meat in plastic wrapped containers at our local supermarket.
And between him and his wife, they have a full set of teeth.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Not here in Beautiful Upstate NY. We like our log cabins in the mountains.
There are log cabins about 40 minutes away on Mt. Charleston. The residents love it up there, but close enough to the city if they ever want to come down.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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au contrare...doesn't get more realer (is that a word???). Hell, one guy down the road even shoots and cooks his own squirrel...and he's sitting in a log cabin worth at least a half mill! We don't got that far...we buy our meat in plastic wrapped containers at our local supermarket.

and in your world, eating squirrel is more 'normal' or 'real'?

*blankly stares at you*

as a former east coaster, tri-state to be exact, NOONE i grew up with eats squirrel.

only in a post-apocolyptic society is that even an option...


i guess all your posts in this thread are all the reasons why you choose NOT to call Las Vegas your home. and more interestingly, you have very strong opinions of why life cannot be normal for the people who do actually live here.
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