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Old 03-28-2008, 12:00 AM
 
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Thanks for the rep point! I just learned what those were a short bit ago (thanks allforcats!)...

If it's a form of therapy, and helping others let off steam, then I'll stop rolling my eyes every time I see this thread at the top of the page... I'm all for outlets!

 
Old 03-28-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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Just get out people - get out!!! I did, you can too!

There is life after the freeze thaws....
 
Old 03-28-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Austin Bound
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What's it accomplishing? It's therapeutic. Since we can't be sitting in a hot tub in Marin holding hands in a circle, we'll do this instead!

This made me laugh out loud. Robertpolyglot, if you ever come through Houston, I'll have coffee with you.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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This made me laugh out loud. Robertpolyglot, if you ever come through Houston, I'll have coffee with you.
Yeah, I was thinking about you are faring out there...so far, ok, right?
 
Old 03-28-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Austin Bound
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Default Pacific Northwest to Houston

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Yeah, I was thinking about you are faring out there...so far, ok, right?
We've only been here a week but so far, so good. Lots of sun, which we are soaking in. Since we've been busy with move logistics, we haven't seen much other than our own neighborhood. But I've been pleasantly surprised by how green Houston is. I thought moving from the Pacific Northwest I would really miss the trees but Houston has trees, too.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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Default Freeze password

All ya gota say to get into Oompa-loompaville:

"take me to your leader"


Last edited by Hbud; 03-29-2008 at 05:39 PM.. Reason: spelling
 
Old 03-30-2008, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Default Freeze This!

I'm from Seattle, and only heard the name "Seattle Freeze" a few years ago. In a way I have always known about it without naming it, and I like it. It's not a very nice thing to want to freeze someone out, but I have been guilty of using that as an option. We do have a rep. for being nice people here-nice to your face, but having no intention of calling you up to go out or have lunch, or be to close in your life. We wouldn't want to go that far.... One big thing I notice when visiting other city's, like on the East coast or something, is all the street noise! I never thought cars had horns! Here in the emerald city no one uses them- quiet as a mouse here in the downtown area. People should like that I would think. In fact I heard there is a law about how/when to use your horn. Is that true? Growing up here I have made plenty of friends in my adult life, but have zero contact with anyone from my childhood, but there are many other reasons for that. Most everyone that I call my friend now has come from a church I go to called Grace Seattle, and from there I have learned to thaw out a little.
 
Old 03-30-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: WA
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[. One big thing I notice when visiting other city's, like on the East coast or something, is all the street noise! I never thought cars had horns! Here in the emerald city no one uses them- quiet as a mouse here in the downtown area."



That's so funny. When my husband moved from Seattle here to NC, he admitted that he didn't even know where his car's horn was. I get frustrated when riding with him because I just want to reach over and honk at people.
 
Old 03-30-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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I know where mine is and I will use it! I did get called an f'in b**** last year when I tapped it to let the lady who was trying to take the parking spot I'd been waiting for know that I was already waiting for it. I'm still going to use it...it's always for people who are just not paying attention.
 
Old 03-30-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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I was reading another thread that was not necessarily freeze related (saterno), but I had an idea and wanted to post it before I forget.

I've always considered Seattle's weather the main reason for it being a kind of dreary place to live (I've also lived in many places), *but* I've come to believe there may be another piece of data that largely helps explain it.

AGE

I think for some reason people that are ardent that Seattle is perfect and is a super duper place to live, seem to be mostly 40 and over (or mentally in that category). I haven't put in enough thought to exactly why this seems to occur, or if it's just my corner of the world. Am I off on this idea? I'm just wondering if there is a consensus to those who like it and those who don't, and a correlation with age.

I've always thought Seattle was one of the most *boring* places I've ever lived or spent considerable time in. When I travel I am reminded that things haven't changed that much, it's just how Seattle is. I always thought it was the weather, and then the tech environment that were condusive to this unique area of America, but it just occurred to me, maybe it has something to do with age?

Btw, I'm 39 but I put my mental age at about 28 (others put it at 18-22).

And again, this is in addition to the weather, not the primary reason. Maybe this ties into some of the socialbility issues Seattle has. When you hit that mental age of 40, there may be a tendency to care less about socializing.
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