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Old 05-25-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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Here's what I personally miss (in no particular order):

1. The smells of Miami which seem to be more intense because of the breeze:
Burger King, Chinese restaurants, and Cuban Coffee and bread permeate the air. Also, the smell of grass and "after the rain" smells are more noticeable.
2. The Miami Skyline and Biscayne Bay area--including the bridges. The larger, bluer sky.
3. The sidewalks.
4. The street pavement/wide lines. The sounds made while traveling over the bridges.
5. floral/tropical landscaping. Palm trees.
6. The street names.
7. The tropical breezes.
8. The cool people's social skills.
9. The non-reclusive, non-drab winters.
10. The excitement of fishing in a canal. You never know what you might catch.
11. Good radio stations. Fewer country music stations. Also, Cuban music.
12. Fashionable people who don't wear sweats and a tee shirts in public.
13. Afluent minorities.
14. The lizards, tropical birds, and spider webs.
15. Slim people who don't need to cool the air if the temp rises above 63 degress.
16. For English speakers, esteeming proper grammar. Less uses of double negatives.
17. Seeing brown eyes and brown hair.
18. At 5'10," not feeling short.
19. Seeing jumbo jets in taking off and landing at Miami International.
20. Occassionally finding lost money on the street.
21. Single adults.
22. The produce section in supermarkets.


Things I don't miss (in no particular order):

1. Roaches, mosquitoes, fireants, and jellyfish.
2. Shabby looking tropical plants.
3. The smell of strong B.O.
4. Tolls.
5. Racial tension.
6. Lack of privacy due to population and space issues.
7. Slum neighborhoods.
8. Load sounds, including people, horns, and music.
9. Illegal drug use.
10. Hurricane warnings.
11. Feeling less safe--careful not to be victimized by a criminal.
12. Riots.
13. Hairy people.
14. Excessive use of jewelry, especially gold anklets.
15. Tar and scorching beach sand.
16. Less convenience at banks, finding a gas station, or supermaket.
17. Heavy traffic and parking problems.
18. Murder rate notoriety.
19. Heavy downpours and wet groceries and shoes.
20. Flat roofs.
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:26 PM
 
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Talking Nice list

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Originally Posted by BringontheSun View Post
Here's what I personally miss (in no particular order):...

Things I don't miss (in no particular order):
....

20. Flat roofs.
But why flat roofs? Was it concrete?
By the way, really good lists.
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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ugh "The cool people's social skills." is what got me
how shallow
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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Cixel, you are a prime example of what I'm referring to. You speak your mind and I respect that. Most people from cities do, but it's particularly salient in Miami. Bahama Breeze, thanks for the affirmative on my list--which by the way is not exhaustive. Yes, the flat roofs make a lot of the homes and buildings look boxy and uninviting. Secondly, the water tends to pool there. This makes for an excellent water source for misquitoes and roaches. Overall, I wanted to point out that Miami is a fantastic town. I hope those who reside there can help repair it's image. "Miami is for me!"

Last edited by BringontheSun; 05-25-2007 at 01:18 PM.. Reason: "Miami is for Me"
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:40 PM
 
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Interesting...On my list, flat roofs is something that would be under "What I miss about Miami." Of course, not the flat boxes.
Just goes to show.

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Old 05-26-2007, 07:23 AM
 
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Well, at least that one has curved corners.

Here's a shack in TN Moderator cut: off topic
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Old 05-26-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Cooper City, FL
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Lots of homes in Hialeah south of the train tracks near LeJeune Road and E. 15 street, give or take a few blocks north and south, with flat roofs. Very unique and nice middle class homes.
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