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scruffziller
05-16-2003, 12:20 PM
People in one area of the country are different than people in another. I have noticed that living in Iowa people are very self reserved, skeptical in nature and take everything at face value.
They don't really leave alot of room for big dreams or long journeys. I found it rather interesting that even though due to the rise of certain patches of legalized gambling in Iowa that
Iowans gamble the least. And I chalked all that up to the charachter traits that I listed previously. But I also figured because that is the case that makes sense why the majority of our population are blue collar workers and why meth production is so rampant. Because the people who make meth know it is easy money and they know they will get it just as long as the cops don't interfere. Which they believe that the odds are 100% in their favor, they think they are invincible. To put it plainly, there alot more people out there getting rich from making meth than they are winning the lottery/casino jackpot. So what are some of those quirky things that you have noticed about people in your neck of the woods?

Deoxyribonucleic
05-16-2003, 01:38 PM
The worst drivers in the country are grown here!

Greed was invented here

Selfishness is a common trait

And Mercedes and BMW owe their existance to So. Cal!

;)

Jargo
05-16-2003, 02:53 PM
I don't leave the house so I don't know. I have no intertaction with other humans at all. I don't look at other people lest Our eyes meet and I keep my head down and myself to myself. Mankind is a cesspit of its own making that I want no part of and all humans are born to fail miserably and die. The very precepts of what defines society are wrong and a recipe for disaster. That is inevitable. Destruction is all there is and at the very heart of all the destruction is the negative minded human. Mankind does not deserve to survive.

DarthChuckMc
05-16-2003, 04:10 PM
That's refreshing.....can I have a piece of that lemon you're eating there sourpuss?









;) j/k Jargo

stillakid
05-16-2003, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by Deoxyribonucleic
The worst drivers in the country are grown here!

I disagree. For the record, I'm from the Midwest, so I'm trying to be objective about it.

In my opinion, Boston drivers are the absolute worst and most dangerous drivers anywhere in the States. Aggressive, but to the point of peril. They seem to know what they are doing, no matter how dangerous, but they go ahead and do it anyway. That would fall under the category of pre-meditated aggression.

Second on my list is NYC. There they are aggressive, but seem to be smart about it.

So. Cal. drivers are just morons. First of all, they don't have a clue how to drive in the proper lanes. Left is for the faster traffic, right is for slower, but no one here seems to be aware of that. Plus, they can't drive up hills and maintain speed. They can't drive around curves and maintain speed. They can't pass a vehicle on the side of the fwy or a cop and maintain speed. If it isn't sunny and a straight line, they can't maintain speed. They are self-absorbed and make moronic lane changes...not because they are aggressive, but because they are selfish and don't give a rats arse. :frus: Traffic slows down every day...not because there are too many cars, but because there are just large enough numbers of morons who get on the road in the morning who are incapable of maintaining speed. 1 lane, 100 lanes, wouldn't matter. There are enough morons out there to block them all so that a 65mph lane will slow to 10mph by 7am. :mad:

Tycho
05-16-2003, 05:32 PM
Emperor Jargo, if you're planning to destroy the Earth, I just wanted to get on board with your program, so please sign me on to help. I don't want to do something small like litter, over-populate the planet with my illigetimate kids, or contribute to air pollution, something like that, but rather something big like blowing up stuff, OK?

Stillakid: it is legal to pass on the right in California - or pass a cop if you aren't breaking the 65 limit. I generally get away with either at 70mph, and Highway Patrol is the only one that's really going to bother pulling you over. Local police and Sherrif's don't really trouble themselves, as they are on business trips when they use the highways.

I am not prepared to make more statements about whether I'm an optimist or pessimist about the future of humanity at this point. I will only say that in general, we have good and bad choices and we are equally capable of making either of them, and then reversing ourselves - our patterns into bad policies or for that matter, good ones.

It's a trial-and-error, extremely slow evolving, changing process one must just be patient with.

We really shouldn't destroy the earth because none of us can know which way it will "end up" turning.

We decide our own role in things while we're here, and should try to make the most of that and not effect things for far long after we're gone.

Vortex
05-16-2003, 05:33 PM
A state where if your stomach doesn't overhang your belt as a guy or sticks out farther than your chest as a woman, you're not normal weight for your age or size. If you don't supersize your fast food orders they think your sick or ill.

The only state I know where business and schools close down to watch the state high school hockey tourney in March. There are 18,000 a day that go watch the tourney from Thurs to Sat. Sometimes getting tickets to the championship game is harder than getting Vikings tickets.

Don't get me started on the pre-game rituals of some people when its the packers vs. vikings.

Most people have a cabin some place up north on one of the 10,000 lakes/ponds/swamps...same goes for ice house.

We function normally in 6' of snow, and in a windchill factor of -70.

Around here you said you want a soda and people look at you weird.

No function is complete without 10 kinds of goulash or hot dish, and various sorts of fruit or chocolate bars.

When two minnesotians are talking they will stand about 3' apart, at a 90 degree angle from eachother and talk. Neither will look at the other person but focus on some spot way off in the distance. Converstations will consist of football, college hockey, the weather, or how well the crops are doing.

The friday before Fishing opener is a state holiday.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-16-2003, 07:18 PM
Wait; it's 50 degrees outside? OH MY GOSH! It's a blizzard! Cancel school! Call for help! Ahhhhh!!!! :eek:
(I come from Ohio, where 50 degrees will give you sunstroke)

Wait; it's raining outside? OH MY GOSH! It's the Storm of the Century! It's StormWatch '03! Drive slower? No! Faster! Must outrun the droplets! Ahhhhh!!!! :eek:

Let's fly flags; of sports teams, of P.O.W., of military groups. But we'll not follow proper U.S. flag-flying rules, especially leaving ripped, faded, torn flags out, even in the rain. :(

Southern California is an odd, ecclectic blend of oddities, conservatives, radicals, self-absorbed, silent, loud-mouthed. :crazed:

InsaneJediGirl
05-16-2003, 10:32 PM
Quirks of where I live?Lets see:

-If you ask for a "pop" or "soda-pop" you are looked upon as the devil.Every soda type drink is reffered to as Coke,no matter what the brand

-Everyone owns a truck,either in red or black,with a hunting dog cage in the back along with an emtpy Six-pack

-Greens,Chitlins,Gator tail,etc are all common place food items

-Weather with a high of 50 degrees in the afternoon is considered the big freeze

-Discussions consist of H.S. and College Football(Pro is rarely watched in these parts),the crops,your guns,your dogs,your livestock,the next cattle/horse auction or what some city-folk were trying to buy at the local feed store.(The last one is funny to watch:D)

-Anyone without some type of tan is considered a chicken-leg or twig-boy


Thats about it.Just think of all of your Southern sterotypes and that about discribes my town.;)

JediTricks
05-16-2003, 11:42 PM
I think a large part of the driver problem here in So Cal is that the DMV will give anybody a license with the only proviso being that they have to be able to wait in a long line. This is one of the main reasons I don't drive, these dolts out there who have no concept of road rules, much less common-sense road safety! 1 idiot can make a lane full of sensible drivers screw up or get ultra tense. We need to enforce higher standards of quality for our drivers right away, get these fools off the roads so the rest of us can go by without having a heart attack waiting for these idiots weaving into us or stopping in the middle of intersections or paying attention to the phone or food or radio!


Oh yeah, what was the topic again?... People in my area are generally a little dis-focused on everything around them in important ways but nosy in those insignificant ways. They're selfish 9/10ths of the time and then annoyingly generous when you least expect it. Everybody has a cellphone. Everybody drinks coffee from a coffee-specific place, then complains about all the people drinking coffee from those places. Most folks are out of shape but consider others who are out of shape to be disgusting, or some folks who are no longer out of shape and find others to be disgusting but only got into shape via surgery and drugs. Everybody thinks their conversation is more important than everybody else's, but are offended that YOU are having a conversation that is more animated or interesting or slightly louder than theirs. Everybody complains about the traffic but virtually nobody takes the mass-transit system. Everybody comments on how much stuff costs but pays it anyway rather than shopping around no matter how easy. Everybody shows concern about the population congestion but none of these fools will move out of the neighborhood! Everybody thinks the rules apply to everybody else BUT them. Everybody makes ridiculous generalizations as if they were the gospel. ;)



Originally posted by Bel-Cam Jos
Let's fly flags; of sports teams, of P.O.W., of military groups. But we'll not follow proper U.S. flag-flying rules, especially leaving ripped, faded, torn flags out, even in the rain. :( As a former boy scout, this one bugs me to NO END - especially after Sept 11th when everybody wanted to show patriotism by buying a cheap flag made in China and then putting it in a place where it'll get immediately tattered, fall into the gutter, and get run over 50 times before finally washing out to sea and choking an endangered species to death.

stillakid
05-17-2003, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by Tycho
Stillakid: it is legal to pass on the right in California - or pass a cop if you aren't breaking the 65 limit. I generally get away with either at 70mph, and Highway Patrol is the only one that's really going to bother pulling you over. Local police and Sherrif's don't really trouble themselves, as they are on business trips when they use the highways.

It's not a question of legality. Just common sense and the way the rest of the US is taught to drive. As JT mentioned, anybody with a pulse and the fee can pull a drivers license out of the vending machine. To be quiet blunt about it, there are just enough mind-numbingly brain dead drivers out there who might as well have horse-blinders on that traffic stops dead at the drop of a hat. Where I happen to live at the moment, the city wants to push through an insanely idiotic plan that would widen the 101 by at least two lanes on both sides. The result? A thousand + homes and businesses wiped out, a project that would take so long as to be ineffective by the time it was actually completed, and a bill so large as to be fiscally irresponsible. Why? All because there are too many morons on the road. It would be far more effective and cheaper to either reeducate the masses on how to actually drive a car (not just the mechanics, but the subtleties of stuff like think ahead) or to put measures in place on the existing roads to force them to drive better (like more signs and lane dividers).

I'm only ranting at the moment because yesterday it took me 30 minutes to get from the Westside down to the 10 (4 miles total) and another 30 to get from there to USC. Then another 80 minutes to get from USC up to Burbank (about 12 miles or so). Lots of cars? Yeah. Why do they slow down? Morons. No reason for the fast lane to EVER slow down. EVER.


sigh. deep breath.

plasticfetish
05-17-2003, 02:20 AM
I'll agree that the #1 southern California flaw is selfishness. It's an odd thing too because there's so many people that live here that aren't really "from" here. The minute you hit town it's as if your brain says ... "Hey, it's all about me now ... let's go for a drive." Deoxy ... did you know that the particular part of Los Angeles county that we live in is often referred to as "Iowa by the sea"? Because many of the people around here are transplants from the midwest and in some cases ... where I live in particular the demographic is pretty much the same. scruffziller, knowing where you live and your town in particular very well, I think you're right on the money. Iowans are pretty cautious and practical ... I know from the hard times that my grandparents had endured that it just comes with the territory. Where you live has never been a place where rich people live ... remember, my family comes from the little town "Prole" just around the bend from you. That name has always said it all to me. They're farmers and workers, good people but they've lived lives of moderation for centuries and tend to only "open up" or trust people that they know well ... or "kin." The Iowa gambling thing still amazes me, but they're putting in casinos near me for the same reasons ... so again it's a small world. As far as the "meth" thing goes ... same thing for where I live. Give the proletariat a few casinos and some amphetamines to take there mind off of how poor they are ... not a new idea and it has nothing to do with any specific region.

I don't know if I'd say that people in my area are so different than people in the midwest or the northwest or the east, south or any place. Over the past 30 years people have migrated back and forth from coast to coast and since this Internet thing, regional cultures have blended quite a bit. Get the world online and soon we'll all be so busy sharing our common complaints that there won't be any time for war. We'll soon learn what we all know already ... that people are screwy all over.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
05-17-2003, 09:46 AM
I generally think that Western NYers are one of the most tight-knit people in the States. Of course being from that area clouds my opinion, but we receive national recognition from out-of-state newspapers (like the Washington Post) all the time, from Hollywood movie studions that film their movies here (the latest being Bruce Almighty), from tourists who flock to Niagara Falls, and from our Buffalo born and bred famous citizens (the Goo Goo Dolls, Tim Russert, Ani DiFranco being a few).

However, I cannot not talk about the quirks of some of the people who live in my mid-sized city of Lockport (about 38,000 combining the city and town). A few years back, a group of immigrants, from Taiwan I believe, settled in Garland, Texas because their leader proclaimed that God had talked to him and told him to move to this town, because on a certain date (sometime in 98') when God unleashes his wraith on humankind, they would be spared their lives if they came to Garland. So this guy and his flock of people moved and the date came to fruition, but alas, no destruction. I remember hearing about it in the news and it is even in my high school yearbook for 98' under the 'year in review' section.

Well this man moved on and toured this great country. He and his following eventually decided to settle about a mile from where I live because of it's relative location to the Great Lakes (we are about equidistant from Lake Ontario and Lake Erie). He believes the Great Lakes are enchanting bodies of water and are really a great repository of souls.

These people wear funny yellow hats and have earned the nickname "the funny hat" people from local townsfolk. They like to ride around on bikes and from what I hear, generally keep to themselves. Why they would ever settle in this rut and ghetto of a city is beyond me, but they have, and have for a couple of years. The good news is that people seem to be accepting and tolerant of them so this may become their permanent home.

kool-aid killer
05-17-2003, 12:00 PM
In Omaha (or maybe its all of Nebraska) it seems as if the people think they deserve more recognition. I know it sounds dumb but we are always complaining about what our image is to others. People are the biggest bandwagoners here too. Creighton did alright in college basketball and people were talking final four and buying up any type of clothes that displayed their logo. Only to get beat in the first round looking ahead to a possible matchup with duke. There are other quirks but im sure they are no different from where you live.

Exhaust Port
05-17-2003, 01:12 PM
In Northern Ohio everyone is hypersensitive to the winter whether. It's not that they can't handle it, they just get all worked up over it.

Every year we get snow which seems to suprise a good amount of people. Duh, it's winter.

Every year the Snow Belt gets pounded with snow and people complain. It happens every year and everyone has to make light of it.

Every year everyone complains that it we got so much snow but then follow that up by saying "but it's usually worse than this." That's very true, this winter was the first TRUE winter I can remember over the last 10 years.

All I can say is MOVE. It happens every year at the same time. It really isn't that bad as most of us can adjust, if you can or just like to complain please move down south.

Darth Sidious
05-17-2003, 05:02 PM
Let's see...
-You can't get even a friendly date (Let alone a Girl/boyfriend, depending on your gender) unless you look like a supermodel or better. Personality? They couldn't care less about it.
-People discriminate against gays as much as humanly possible. Sickening.
-Everybody wishes they were a drug dealer, gangsta, prostitute, or pimp. What's really sick about this is how the people who act this way live in a rural area (or suburban at best) surrounded by farmland and drink moonshine with their "paw" under the lean-to when they're not with their buddies.
-EVERYONE wants to be in a freaking "punk" or SKA band.
-If you don't cheer for the school football and basketball teams and kiss the ground they walk on, you get strange looks.
-If you don't have a girlfriend by the time you're 13, everyone thinks you're ***.
-There are about 4 happily married couples in the whole area.
-Fourth graders slash bus tires, then evolve to having sex at 11 years old. Afterwards they move on to drinking at 15, and drug dealing at 16.
-Cliques. Lots of preppy *** cliques. Lots of "Preps" too.
-People complaining about the snow, then complaining about the heat in summer.

Ad nauseum...Where do I live? No, it is NOT Hell, just northeastern Ohio.

Jargo
05-17-2003, 07:57 PM
Seriosly for one minute, I live in an area where they all know everybody elses business despite not knowing anyone personally.

Kids between the ages of five and ten will stone an eighty year old man unconscious and leave him for dead.

The guy across the street deals drugs to nine year olds.

Girls are more aggressive than boys.

It's okay to be *** but not okay to be black. or any ethnic group come to think of it.

Your car has to be noisy and have the muffler removed from the exhaust, and drive round with music so loud you can hear it three streets away.

Everyone wears sportswear but never plays sport.

If you go to the local bar you have to drink fifteen pints of strong beer in as short a time as possible and fall down so drunk you pass out or you're seen as effeminate.

door to door salesmen keep coming but no-one ever opens their door to them. Same with political canvassers, religious people, government officials, the police, or any person wearing a suit.

There's no difference between vile insults hurled in anger and humourous jibes made in jest, exept the tone of voice they're said in.

Everybody hates everybody else but still send each other christmas cards.

When people move away the first thing that happens is that the local kids torch the empty house.

Nobody trusts anyone else.

Nobody eats anything other than fast food or listens to anything but fast music and buy everything at convenience stores and drive their cars too fast and talk really fast and live really fast.

Most people are catholic.

Despite being a poor urban area, when it comes to finding cash to go on expensive vacations or buying lavish christmas presents or affording the latest fashions and gizmos there never seems to be a problem for the poor.

People would rather stare at brick walls and barbed wire fences than have the bother of making a garden and seeing green from their windows.

Darth Sidious
05-17-2003, 08:17 PM
Depressing isn't it? The world was not like this in the old days. I mean the very old ones, before technology and greed ran rampant through this tortured planet that we laughingly call our home. Hell, even 80 years ago it wasn't this bad. It all just seems to go downhill, farther and farther down the slippery slope to self-destruction. I fear the Cataclysm is nigh. It will come much sooner than we think, especially if the human race keeps acting as it is now. The Cataclysm isn't far off.

scruffziller
05-17-2003, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
Seriosly for one minute, I live in an area where they all know everybody elses business despite not knowing anyone personally.

Kids between the ages of five and ten will stone an eighty year old man unconscious and leave him for dead.

The guy across the street deals drugs to nine year olds.

Girls are more aggressive than boys.

It's okay to be *** but not okay to be black. or any ethnic group come to think of it.

Your car has to be noisy and have the muffler removed from the exhaust, and drive round with music so loud you can hear it three streets away.

Everyone wears sportswear but never plays sport.

If you go to the local bar you have to drink fifteen pints of strong beer in as short a time as possible and fall down so drunk you pass out or you're seen as effeminate.

door to door salesmen keep coming but no-one ever opens their door to them. Same with political canvassers, religious people, government officials, the police, or any person wearing a suit.

There's no difference between vile insults hurled in anger and humourous jibes made in jest, exept the tone of voice they're said in.

Everybody hates everybody else but still send each other christmas cards.

When people move away the first thing that happens is that the local kids torch the empty house.

Nobody trusts anyone else.

Nobody eats anything other than fast food or listens to anything but fast music and buy everything at convenience stores and drive their cars too fast and talk really fast and live really fast.

Most people are catholic.

Despite being a poor urban area, when it comes to finding cash to go on expensive vacations or buying lavish christmas presents or affording the latest fashions and gizmos there never seems to be a problem for the poor.

People would rather stare at brick walls and barbed wire fences than have the bother of making a garden and seeing green from their windows.

YEP!!!!!! SOUNDS JUST LIKE IOWA!!!!!!!!:D

I have always said that the Midwest is the Great Britian of the United States. And from Jargo's list, there is no doubt in my mind.
Good stuff you guys!!!!!!!:D

Tycho
05-17-2003, 09:00 PM
The Old Days?

1) If you called a man a liar and he shoots you dead, the sheriff only needs one witness to say that he was OFFENDED before he shot you, and it's ok then.

2) No one cleans up after their horses, so you have to watch where you step. If you complain about it, somebody might throw a shovel full of it right back at you - at the very least.

3) You can hang out with your neighbors, but they're hanging out with the buzzards. Don't complain about the smell though, because that's just the scent of justice on the winds. They'll cut them down when its time to hang you up.

4) Drive-by gang shootings sound much more sophistocated when you call them Man-Hunt-Posses. But watering holes for the gangs were much more eye-friendly when they looked like streams and ponds and not 7-elevens.

5) brown water is on the menu, and 'on the runs' has a whole new meaning.

6) If you don't like the neighborhood kids, you can sell them to the Apaches for their scalps. That usually solves the problem.

7) Publically burning buildings usually signal typhoid or bad fevers, not bad upbringing.

8) Working mothers had a whole different meaning.

9) Racial discrimination had not only clubs you could join, but regularly sceheduled weekly 'hang-outs.'

10) There wasn't CSI, so being a criminal was a much more respected career occupation. Probably all the violations and assaults that happen today happened back then, but if you were guilty you could just tell the judge "the Indians must've got them."

James Boba Fettfield
05-17-2003, 09:24 PM
Shhh Tycho, don't tell him that.

Jedi Clint
05-17-2003, 09:59 PM
My experience tells me there are probably as many quirks for people (in our area or any other) as there are people Scruff. I doubt there's much if any accuracy in making generalizations about people based upon geography (or any other factor for that matter).

scruffziller
05-18-2003, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by Jedi Clint
My experience tells me there are probably as many quirks for people (in our area or any other) as there are people Scruff. I doubt there's much if any accuracy in making generalizations about people based upon geography (or any other factor for that matter).

Well I am not talking about to that degree but the degree where you do see similarities.

The 'Xir
05-19-2003, 12:08 PM
I had a friend from Chicago visit me about 6-7 years ago, and he said he noticed that our stye of wearing t-shirts under button down shirts with them tucked but unbuttoned was definitely a Syracuse thing, and I was kinda taken back by that 'cause 1)He said of all the places he's visited here is the only place he's seen it through a majority of the pop. 2) I thought everyone did that(to an extant)! However, that was 6-7 years ago, and now most guys are doing the whole everything untucked look which once again I think is the "style for the moment" craze.
The city is about 50%Irish 30%Italian 15% African American and 5% everything else SO we Drink ALOT!
It's pretty much got everything else every other city or town has.
However I am hearing alot of whinning from Ohio people about their weather!!!
Ohio Weather? we're talking about Ohio? BWAH HAHA HAHA HAHA HHAAAAAAAAAAA!!! That's funny!
Syracuse has set records for snow fall in 24, 36. and 72 hr periods, and if we ever lose the records, it's to our neighboring cities along the erie canal way/NYS thruway like Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany! The only places that I think could possibly beat us are those bordering towns in Montana, N. Dakota, and Minnesota with Canada. However, I think we led all cities this year again with a season leading 180+ inches maybe more! I will say Syracusens are just as annoying in that they complain about the snow although it happens every year, I just think they don't have anything better to do!
The Snow City (http://www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?s=%20%201101683) <--- Just so you know this article was written back in January and by then we we're already over 100 inches let alone the pounding we took in Feb and March!

stillakid
05-19-2003, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by The 'Xir
Syracuse has set records for snow fall in 24, 36. and 72 hr periods, and if we ever lose the records, it's to our neighboring cities along the erie canal way/NYS thruway like Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany! The only places that I think could possibly beat us are those bordering towns in Montana, N. Dakota, and Minnesota with Canada. However, I think we led all cities this year again with a season leading 180+ inches maybe more! I will say Syracusens are just as annoying in that they complain about the snow although it happens every year, I just think they don't have anything better to do!

www.expedia.com


;)

The 'Xir
05-19-2003, 01:03 PM
LOL, Funny! Real Funny Stilla
I wasn't complaining, just a weird kinda boast! I don't ski as much as I used to, but I don't mind winters it's dealing with all the people who whine about it that sucks! I say to 'em duh, you're in Syracuse NY, It's winter, there's gonna be snow!!! I just feel like asking them, How long have you lived here?! I think there is this false hope in Global warming here in Syracuse where all of a sudden our winters are gonna turn into like Miami Beach Fl or something! :rolleyes: I actually like it here in the North East, you get to see the different seasons, Syracuse is 4hrs from Canada 4 hrs from NYC if you feel like taking a road trip. It's a huge college town(I just wish it was a huge college party town) SU students have gotten lame over the past 10 years, they actually like study or something now! What's up with that? Oh and did I mention:
WE'RE NATIONAL FREAKIN' CHAMPIONS BABY!!!! OUWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Deoxyribonucleic
05-19-2003, 01:06 PM
On a lighter note, I'm going to compress my "area" down to my neighborhood, here goes:

I live on a very small, quiet street with huge trees in front of every house, the trees are so green, lush and big that they grow into each other at the top and create a lovely canopy over the street so when you drive down the street, you feel like you are in Narnia or some other beautiful place like that. My neighbor on my right is my best friend and I think of her daughter as my own as well. Her father was LAPD for 27 and a half years and always tells us great stories and jokes and he knows when ANYTHING is out of place in the neighborhood be it a strange car or a strange person.

My neighbors on my left are also GREAT friends, we all watch each others homes and animals when the other goes on vacation, this goes for the neighbors all the way down the street in both directions. The neighbor across the street is in his 60's and always tells "the girls" dirty sex jokes LOL, at first it was disgusting, but then you just get to know the fellow and shake your head and laugh, he also keeps an eye out for strange going's on in the neighborhood too.

We all have block parties for New Years and 4th of July every year, we have a neighborhood garage sale and we are all always borrowing stuff from each other with a quick return rate LOL and more often than not, a few of us are always hanging out our porches or in the front yard talking about life in general...GREAT PEOPLE!

I love living here and feel extremely lucky to have my home among these wonderful people!

TheDarthVader
05-19-2003, 02:12 PM
Where do you live, DNA? Sounds great! My neighborhood is similar, but the people aren't as close.

Vortex
05-19-2003, 02:37 PM
I forgot to mention that all the high school kids and early college kids all dress like gap and AF commercials.

Housing complexes from once city to the next all look the same. If you come home drunk one night, you could never tell which house was yours.

Everyone keeps up with the neighbors. If mr. smith puts lights out one year, the rest of the block does it.

All the yards are kept clean, always mowed (biological wastelands really...I hate suburban yards) and watered constantly. People belly ache in the summer if they can't water their yards due to drout conditions.

No one can think for themselves or be creative or different. If it doesn't match the neighbors they can't do it.

People want to be they own individual, yet have to be part of the fold and accepted.

Maybe I'm a little jaded in the architectural profession today, since a client can't let go of old 80's pastel colors or neutrals...yet wants to do something new and current....

Deoxyribonucleic
05-19-2003, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by TheDarthVader
Where do you live, DNA? Sounds great! My neighborhood is similar, but the people aren't as close.

Southern California, south Los Angeles county, PF knows almost exactly where I live, as we frequent the same stores for toys, yet strangely enough have not run into each other yet LOL

It's a pretty cool area and I LOVE the weather down here, plus full access to the beaches that are actually warm enough to surf, swim, scuba or what have you.

:)

Jargo
05-19-2003, 06:36 PM
Well looky here. Someone sent their satellite over my house and took a snapshot. This is the urban junkyard that is my neighbourhood.

Tycho
05-19-2003, 08:06 PM
That's great Emperor Jargo.

Now on your map could you draw your route to the locations of Walmart, Target, and Toys R Us in your area?

It's always great if our thread could be expanded to include useful information. :happy:

If you can go on further, please indicate major highways that inventory stock trucks take as routes to these stores while they're bringing your retailers more Star Wars.

Patient Zero
05-21-2003, 04:39 PM
I live in north western New Jersey and i constantly dread running into anyone that I have ever met over the course of my life, which tends to happen everytime I leave my apartment. Everyone seems to be out for themselves no matter what the cost to others, average IQ is failing and the drivers never stay in their lanes along with the Sunday drivers who never remember what day of the week that it is. I have a long term girl friend who complains about the general population just a tad less then me and two close friends, male Chris and female Chris (makes things easier on my miserable memory), and when we get together the general topic of discussion are the antics of morons we work with. I have been living in the apartment for 2 years now and have no desire to befriend any of the neigbhors there.

My parents live in the Pocanos (PA) and there is a whole different breed of homosapians up there. I was at a fleamarket in the area once and there was a man, walking past me, who stepped in a puddle, stopped, wiggled his foot around in it, said "Hu...water. It's wet!" and then proceded to look at the clouds above him as if it could have been raining and he was walking between the raindrops. These sorts of things drive me into insane hysterics...which explains alot about my personality.

Piett
05-21-2003, 09:16 PM
"In my opinion, Boston drivers are the absolute worst and most dangerous drivers anywhere in the States. Aggressive, but to the point of peril. They seem to know what they are doing, no matter how dangerous, but they go ahead and do it anyway. That would fall under the category of pre-meditated aggression."

A nun flipped me off on the concourse going to Logan Airport:frus:

Deoxyribonucleic
05-22-2003, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Piett

A nun flipped me off on the concourse going to Logan Airport:frus:

Are you serious???

What kinda nun is THAT?

Sheesh, before we know it, nuns having sex on tv will be commonplace! :eek:

:crazed: :p

Dar Basra
05-22-2003, 02:02 PM
I live in a neighborhood where people pay out the wazoo for a 3-car garage, then park all their cars in the driveway. But then, I'm thinking that's probably not just a local phenomenon.

Piett
05-22-2003, 07:00 PM
" What kinda nun is THAT? "

My guess is a Red Sox fan, I was wearing a Yankees knit hat (by necessity, not choice)

plasticfetish
05-22-2003, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by Deoxyribonucleic
Sheesh, before we know it, nuns having sex on tv will be commonplace!
Commonplace?
Is there a channel that's just doing this on "special" occasions? I have digital cable ... is it one of the standard channels? Perhaps something new on Fox or UPN ... or is it that PAX channel?

jjreason
05-23-2003, 12:16 AM
People in my area like to smoke lots of rope and die while I'm at work apparently, based on my first few shifts in the new digs.

Tycho
05-23-2003, 03:45 AM
Originally posted by Dar Basra
I live in a neighborhood where people pay out the wazoo for a 3-car garage, then park all their cars in the driveway. But then, I'm thinking that's probably not just a local phenomenon.

This is absolutely and unconditionally forgiveable if they use their 3-car garage for a shrine to their Star Wars toys!

Be careful who you judge. If your neighbors have a spaceship in their garage, then I say it's alright!

jjreason
05-23-2003, 12:05 PM
Everyone knows that absurdly large garages are only used for one purpose - storage of that should have been thrown in the garbage years ago. Where you been Dar Basra? :D