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Old 09-10-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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Tejanos!!!!
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:12 AM
 
Location: southwest michigan
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Oh my gosh...I forgot a very important one- can I have 11 things on my list? I'd probably put this somewhere close to 1 at this point:

I miss not having to turn off the radio when the kids are in the car because the ad that's on is some girl talking about how she's so glad she can get her tummy tuck and her "augmentation" on sale in time for Valentine's Day. Ewwwww! Please don't fill my girls' heads with thoughts of plastic 'perfection'! And yes, there is a place to get plastic surgery right between the Thai restaurant and the Jamba Juice in the Target shopping center right near my house. Double ewwwww!

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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Once in a while I'll see a woman with augmentation here in SA, and everyone looks at here like she's an alien. It must be standard in CA, I feel sorry for the little Californian girls who grow up not thinking they're good enough.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: southwest michigan
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Once in a while I'll see a woman with augmentation here in SA, and everyone looks at here like she's an alien. It must be standard in CA, I feel sorry for the little Californian girls who grow up not thinking they're good enough.
It is fairly standard, and it really, really does bother me- not so much the people themselves (hey, you can have your issues!) but the ads. Like, in the mailers that come to our house, right next to the sale at Kohl's and drumsticks for $0.98 a pound, an ad for all sorts of 'procedures' with an "actual customer" saying things like (and I quote) "I've had 9 surgeries, and Dr. Blank has the best staff ever!". Ugh. I can't throw them out fast enough. Thankfully, my neighborhood is filled with more down-to-earth folk, otherwise, I don't know how I'd go about my business, what with having to cover my kids eyes and ears all day long .
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Lots of Texas transplants to the SoCal area here! I moved from San Antonio to San Diego in May of last year. While I love it here, there are a few things I miss:

1. Sports. Although I've come to like the Chargers, I miss not being able to watch discuss Spurs games with people. Poor coverage of Longhorn sports.

2. Lack of good BBQ. I guess living in TX makes us all BBQ snobs

3. Friendly, down-to-earth people. Although there many cool, laid-back people here, there are a lot of seemingly self-absorbed people here who like to recklessly flaunt their wealth. Not half as bad as in parts of LA, though.

4. Lower cost of living, and not being taxed on every little thing.

5. Weather. People here freak out when there's even the slightest chance of rain. 3 raindrops is a "storm" -- and somehow it causes 100 accidents on the highways. Also, rain, which almost never happens here, helps to keep my car clean. "Cold" is considered to be temps below 65F and "hot" is above 85F. I find the periodic heatwaves where it gets to be 90+ to be a welcome change!
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Lots of Texas transplants to the SoCal area here! I moved from San Antonio to San Diego in May of last year. While I love it here, there are a few things I miss:

1. Sports. Although I've come to like the Chargers, I miss not being able to watch discuss Spurs games with people. Poor coverage of Longhorn sports.
Heaven help you if you bring up the Spurs during a Laker game, too!



[quote]2. Lack of good BBQ. I guess living in TX makes us all BBQ snobs

Someone had given me the name of a couple of places that supposedly had good BBQ. Of course, I can't recall the names right now.

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3. Friendly, down-to-earth people. Although there many cool, laid-back people here, there are a lot of seemingly self-absorbed people here who like to recklessly flaunt their wealth. Not half as bad as in parts of LA, though.
I noticed this, too!

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4. Lower cost of living, and not being taxed on every little thing.
I especially hate the state tax here!

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5. Weather. People here freak out when there's even the slightest chance of rain. 3 raindrops is a "storm" -- and somehow it causes 100 accidents on the highways. Also, rain, which almost never happens here, helps to keep my car clean. "Cold" is considered to be temps below 65F and "hot" is above 85F. I find the periodic heatwaves where it gets to be 90+ to be a welcome change!
Isn't this hysterical?! The weather bulletins about impending "storms" are downright laughable!
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: southwest michigan
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[quote=neutrino;5226332]

4. Lower cost of living, and not being taxed on every little thing.

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Ah yes, the cost of living! I live in a nice town right now....really, Temecula is fabulous in terms of SoCal *BUT* housing here is still more expensive than in S.A. and we're 60 miles from San Diego and 90 miles from LA. We have no airport, no historical landmarks, no cultural events, and no nightlife. There's a house for sale in Northwood for $199K....with 4 bedrooms and a good sized lot. It's totally renovated but "only" 1800 sq ft. For that price here, in the land of no-airport-really-far-from-the-city, $199K will get you a 1250 sq ft. foreclosure with a tiny dead yard, no appliances, and not a tree in sight. Bummer!
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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if u like texas so much why did u move away???
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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if u like texas so much why did u move away???
I moved away for a job. I'd consider moving back sometime in the future, but my unfortunately my field of work (biotech) is not well established in TX yet.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: southwest michigan
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if u like texas so much why did u move away???
Well, sometimes you don't appreciate what you have until you don't have it anymore...plus, family and job pressures sometimes mean you have to make hard choices. And I do like it here too- I just wanted to share what I miss about Texas on a Texas board to bring out the love amongst fellow Texans
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