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Old 12-21-2007, 02:46 PM
 
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I remember this one person who posts here when they first moved to SA thought that Dezavala was spelled, "Days of Alla". LOL I thought that was so hilarious.
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Old 12-21-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh and let me address the Yield sign situation.. there might as well not be any.. because no one yields. I have had near misses where I am coming off from the highway.. oh wait should I say the 35 or IH 35? Or wait should I call it the Pan Am Expressway? But in either case.. you know what road I am talking about.. no one yields anymore.. and boy the dirty looks they give you.. because you failed to yield to them when you are the one with the right away.. and one thing I know, dont dare take the right of way on that yield.. once you have had the collision, the officer will ticket you as well for not yielding and not driving defensively.. where is the justice?
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:58 PM
 
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I remember this one person who posts here when they first moved to SA thought that Dezavala was spelled, "Days of Alla". LOL I thought that was so hilarious.
HA! That was me!!! I swear, when the guy on the phone was giving me directions and told me that, I was thinking "you're kidding me, right? WTH kinda name is that for a street?!" I asked him no less than 3 times, "turn right on Days (pause) of (spoken VERY clearly, followed by a pause) Alla??" I'm sure he thought I was some kind of freak, but I *did* tell him we had only been in town for about 2 days. Yeesh!
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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HA! That was me!!! I swear, when the guy on the phone was giving me directions and told me that, I was thinking "you're kidding me, right? WTH kinda name is that for a street?!" I asked him no less than 3 times, "turn right on Days (pause) of (spoken VERY clearly, followed by a pause) Alla??" I'm sure he thought I was some kind of freak, but I *did* tell him we had only been in town for about 2 days. Yeesh!
Isn't that right off of "Nights of Alibaba Rd"?????? LOL
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Diyallusss, TX
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HA! That was me!!! I swear, when the guy on the phone was giving me directions and told me that, I was thinking "you're kidding me, right? WTH kinda name is that for a street?!" I asked him no less than 3 times, "turn right on Days (pause) of (spoken VERY clearly, followed by a pause) Alla??" I'm sure he thought I was some kind of freak, but I *did* tell him we had only been in town for about 2 days. Yeesh!


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Isn't that right off of "Nights of Alibaba Rd"?????? LOL
I have trouble with Zarzamora Street.... Makes me want to start singing, ala Dean Martin style....
"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's amore
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
That's amore....."
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:27 PM
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Yes, they should re-name Zarzamora to it's English counterpart, which is Blackberry. Since the produce places are all down there, it would make sense!
(well, I guess it already makes perfect sense to Spanish speakers!)

The "days of Allah" gave me a chuckle, too. I must have seen that street before I heard anyone say it, or I would have been confused also. Perrin Beitel was one that I heard before I saw it, and I just couldn't figure out what the heck they were saying. Once I saw the exit, I was like, OH!! We do have some strange street names.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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Dont let the door hit ya....sorry you could not put up with the heat. From what I hear from californians, they like it here. They hate cali. schools, gangs and cost of living. You must have family back home that you miss to leave san antonio. Good luck and good bye.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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Well in fairness if people followed the laws of yielding then we would have complete gridlock on the access roads starting at four lasting till who knows. Try yielding at the DeZavala exit at 5 PM you will never go anywhere i like where they have implemented the do not cross the double whit lines signs makes more sense.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Emailed to me the other day...

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If someone in a Lowe's store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Texas.

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas.

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Texas.

If "Vacation" means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend, you may live in Texas.

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas.

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Texas.

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Texas.

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Texas.

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80 and everybody s passing you, you may live in Texas.

If you find 60 degrees "a little chilly", you may live in Texas.

If you actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all your Texas friends & others, you definitely live in Texas.

Need a vacation? Here is a list of actual places to travel to in Texas:

Need to be cheered up?


Happy, Texas 79042
Pep, Texas 79353
Smiley, Texas 78159
Paradise, Texas 76073
Rainbow, Texas 76077
Sweet Home, Texas 77987
Comfort, Texas 78013
Friendship, Texas 76530

Love the Sun?

Sun City, Texas 78628
Sunrise, Texas 76661
Sunset, Texas 76270
Sundown, Texas 79372
Sunray, Texas 79086
Sunny Side, Texas 77423

Want something to eat?

Bacon, Texas 76301
Noodle, Texas 79536
Oatmeal, Texas 78605
Turkey, Texas 79261
Trout, Texas 75789
Sugar Land , Texas 77479
Salty, Texas 76567
Rice, Texas 75155
And top it off with:
Sweetwater, Texas 79556

Why travel to other cities? Texas has them all!

Detroit, Texas 75436
Colorado City, Texas 79512
Denver City, Texas 79323
Nevada, Texas 75173
Memphis, Texas 79245
Miami, Texas 79059
Boston, Texas 75570
Santa Fe, Texas 77517
Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861
Reno, Texas 75462

Feel like traveling outside the country? Don't bother buying a plane ticket!

Athens, Texas 75751
Canadian, Texas 79014
China, Texas 77613
Egypt, Texas 77436
Turkey, Texas 79261
London , Texas 76854
New London, Texas 75682
Paris, Texas 75460

No need to travel to Washington D.C.

Whitehouse, Texas 75791

We even have a city named after our planet!

Earth, Texas 79031

And a city named after our State!

Texas City, Texas 77590

Exhausted?

Energy, Texas 76452

Cold?

Blanket, Texas 76432
Winters, Texas 79567

Like to read about History?

Santa Ana, Texas 76878
Goliad, Texas 77963
Alamo, Texas 78516
Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147

Need Office Supplies?

Staples, Texas 78670

Men are from Mars, woman are from

Venus, Texas 76084

You guessed it... it's on the state line...

Texline, Texas 79087


For the kids...

Kermit, Texas 79745
Elmo, Texas 75118
Nemo, Texas 76070
Tarzan, Texas 79783
Winnie, Texas 77665
Sylvester, Texas 79560

Other city names in Texas, to make you smile.....

Frognot, Texas 75424
Bigfoot, Texas 78005
Hogeye, Texas 75423
Cactus, Texas 79013
Notrees, Texas 79759
Best, Texas 76932
Veribest, Texas 76886
Kickapoo, Texas 75763
Dime Box, Texas 77853
Telephone, Texas 75488
Telegraph, Texas 76883
Whiteface, Texas 79379
Twitty, Texas 79079

The Anti-Al Gore City:

Kilgore, Texas 75662

Whoops, left out:

Muleshoe, Texas 79347
Cut and Shoot, Texas 77303
Buda, Texas 78610
and don't forget......
Farewell, Texas 79325

And, of course, there is a place in Texas that is......

Knott, Texas 79748
God Bless Texas!

Cheers! M2
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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Default agreeing detroiter,

I am now in Detroit and the temp is up to 25 from 08 degrees yesterday, from san antonio , I am just going nuts , three years to go til' union pension.
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I "hate" Canada and it's summertime cold.

I dream of whole summers above 85 F.
I don't care if I need ice cold drink every hour or so.
It isn't too hot for me if the temperature itself isn't burning me.

That's much nicer than needing a coat from a strong north wind in July, causing brisk afternoons in the mid-high 50's, 30 mph wind gusts under overcast skies.
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