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Old 02-08-2010, 04:22 PM   #181
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Depends on your perspective.

For me, life is too short to drive 20-30 minutes to the nearest grocery store.
It's a college town.

You're s'pose to live offa the vending machines.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:23 PM   #182
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It's a college town.

You're s'pose to live offa the vending machines.
Oh I don't mean Denton. I mean "the country". I love the idea of having land, but I would rather face the prospect of commuting traffic versus having to be out of the house for almost an hour if I ran out of eggs or milk.

Just personal preference though.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:24 PM   #183
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Oh I don't mean Denton. I mean "the country". I love the idea of having land, but I would rather face the prospect of commuting traffic versus having to be out of the house for almost an hour if I ran out of eggs or milk.

Just personal preference though.
Yeah, good point.

I guess that's why they keep chikins and cows on tap.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:16 PM   #184
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Oh I don't mean Denton. I mean "the country". I love the idea of having land, but I would rather face the prospect of commuting traffic versus having to be out of the house for almost an hour if I ran out of eggs or milk.

Just personal preference though.
Personal preference and also dependent on where your job is.

Just gotta plan more and make fewer trips. Heck, it takes me 20 minutes to get to Wal Mart here in suburbia and it's only 4.5 miles away.

My FIL says his 1 hr commute is worth coming home every day and not hearing anything outside but the birds singing. Though personally, I wouldn't go quite that far out. There's a happy medium... plenty of places "out there" that are within reasonable range of things.

The difference in country living is that it takes you 10 minutes to get somewhere because it is 10 miles away versus 10 stoplights. It is WAY less stressful for me to drive a calm and quick 10 miles than a tense 10 stoplights, wondering if that red light is about to change, watching every car, waiting for them to do something stupid. That stress will take years off your life. I'm sure some people can deal with it, many do. I'm growing tired of it.

I timed my commute today... from downtown FW to I-35 / north loop 820 (6 miles) in 10 minutes in traffic, but I can be on the west side of fort worth (twice the distance) in 7 minutes.

In fact, I could be in Weatherford (perfect mix of rural/suburban) in the same amount of time it takes me to get home every day going north. That's 31, yes 31 miles in the time it normally takes me to go 10.

That's from Fort Worth though, I'm not sure where I'd go if I worked in Dallas. It's already overgrown to the point of not being able to do that. Probably somewhere in Denton county.
Anyway, that's a LOT more than I intended to post, I'll shaddup now... heh.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:53 PM   #185
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Still plenty of country living to be had on the south side of town, but it's getting pricier and farther out all the time. Johnson Country, for the most part, is still hickville but the Burleson suburban sprawl is gradually creeping south/southwest. Alvarado and Grandview are still pretty good for cheap land and a not-so-brutal commute. I've been in the Burleson area since back when it was still considered "country". Those days are gone. Still, it's a pretty nice little town, and I can be to Sundance Square in 15 minutes or less, Stockyards in 20. Less on the bike.

I'm up for a beer night. Been meaning to make it to one of these for awhile. I've even hosted a few here at the Casa de Pacman for a few dozen of my TWT friends. It's amazing how fun drunk biker Guitar Hero can be. Who knew? In fact, it might be time to think about doing another little shindig.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:20 PM   #186
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:34 PM   #187
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Still plenty of country living to be had on the south side of town, but it's getting pricier and farther out all the time. Johnson Country, for the most part, is still hickville but the Burleson suburban sprawl is gradually creeping south/southwest. Alvarado and Grandview are still pretty good for cheap land and a not-so-brutal commute. I've been in the Burleson area since back when it was still considered "country". Those days are gone. Still, it's a pretty nice little town, and I can be to Sundance Square in 15 minutes or less, Stockyards in 20. Less on the bike.

I'm up for a beer night. Been meaning to make it to one of these for awhile. I've even hosted a few here at the Casa de Pacman for a few dozen of my TWT friends. It's amazing how fun drunk biker Guitar Hero can be. Who knew? In fact, it might be time to think about doing another little shindig.
Hell yall even have a TV show now.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:30 PM   #188
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Hell yall even have a TV show now.
Yeah I heard about that. WTF is it? One of those inane reality shows, I'm guessing. I think it's filmed just a couple miles from my place.
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Yeah I heard about that. WTF is it? One of those inane reality shows, I'm guessing. I think it's filmed just a couple miles from my place.
It's about a bored girls dramatic high school life and how she strives to be outside the norm.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:33 PM   #190
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...you'll never git rid of 'em.)

A keg is the pinnacle of fine dining. A dinner soire' wouldn't be complete without it!



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A keg is the pinnacle of fine dining. A dinner soire' wouldn't be complete without it!



I'm surprised CodyY hadn't kicked down yer door yet.
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wait for it.

1.....2....3...

bam bam bam!
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:37 PM   #193
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Here we go. We have a real winner here, folks.
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/story/1955429.html
http://www.mtv.com/shows/mylifeasliz/series.jhtml

The stereotyping is already well under way. What can I say. They'll always love to hate us.
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I watched a couple of clips, but I had to stop. That was, like, way too many likes. Fer reals.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:58 PM   #195
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I watched a couple of clips, but I had to stop. The was, like, way too many likes. Fer reals.
I thought about slapping one once in case she was stuck on a loop, but decided the possible repercussions were too great if it turned out she was just retarded.
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