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Old 03-18-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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Did your hometown turn you into a punk? Did moving across the country turn you into a zealot? Maybe a prostitute? a cowboy? a jerk?
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I am a child of the cul-de-sac. I grew up in a series of suburbs in different cities in different parts of the country, courtesy of my military dad. But a cul-de-sac is a cul-de-sac. Save for a change in vegetation, and a bit of stucco in the southwest, they're all interchangeable. The end result was a strong desire to not live a typical suburban life as an adult. I've lived in historic urban neighborhoods (one great, one on it's way, and one past its prime) and now live semi-rurally on a few acres.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I Grew up in NY, and I guess I always had a California soul packed into a NY attitude. A creative without the pretense.

Living in Pittsburgh, DC and West Virginia enhanced my life experiences (while I always liked "underground" music, I ironically started my first punk band in West Virginia). Best job I ever had was as a riverboat first mate in WV.

Living in MO, started sucking my soul so I returned to CA
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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Default Did moving from a "blue" area to a "red" (or vice versa) change your politics?

Why was the thread moved to this one?

Last edited by NIMBYS IN SPACE; 03-18-2013 at 06:24 PM.. Reason: Why was this moved? Could you just delete it instead
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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I grew up in suburban St. Louis and lived in suburban Memphis and Charlotte and can't deal with the suburban lifestyle.

By running out of St.Louisa as a young adult I've learned that you have to take the good with the bad and be happy with where you are in life.

You also have to get off the block to find yourself. I've noticed people who relocate from their hometowns seem to be more successful in life then those who limit themselves to one part of the country or to one side of the city.

My advise to anyone is to find what your looking for and go for it. Don't draw boundaries or else you will never reach your potential.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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I am a child of the cul-de-sac. I grew up in a series of suburbs in different cities in different parts of the country, courtesy of my military dad. But a cul-de-sac is a cul-de-sac. Save for a change in vegetation, and a bit of stucco in the southwest, they're all interchangeable. The end result was a strong desire to not live a typical suburban life as an adult. I've lived in historic urban neighborhoods (one great, one on it's way, and one past its prime) and now live semi-rurally on a few acres.
Interesting story - which historic urban neighborhoods, out of curiosity?
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