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post #7186 of 11480
Moved to Houston from NYC recently. Was afraid the summer heat was gonna be unbearable, even though I'd been here many times before. It's different when you're living normally vs. visiting.

It's hilarious how the exact opposite is true. NYC makes you take long walks through it, or for some, disgusting subway rides. Getting lunch too.

Here everything is designed so that you never have to be in it if you don't want to (rain either). So oddly enough, I have experienced zero of the shit that you guys are bitching about incessantly. Also surprised by how, in general, the heat is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be when I do choose to be in it (golfing, chillin by the pool, etc). Maybe that's just how I've adjusted.

Anyway, I concur, NYC sucks. It was fun up to age 27. After that the negatives outweigh the positives.
post #7187 of 11480
i can think of 2 reasons to move to Houston:

1 - family
2 - job offer in energy or finance (with energy coverage)
post #7188 of 11480
I love it here. I also love to complain so it kind of works out.
post #7189 of 11480
I believe ArchYup has mentioned he does something in the financial arena. Unless it is energy related still doesn't make sense to me. I don't think anything could make me move to Texas.
post #7190 of 11480
true story: a few years ago I was supposed to go to a wedding in Houston. Mid July. 8 AM. No coffee provided. Dancing prohibited. Dry.


then I decided to go to London and sent a "wish i could be there!" card.
post #7191 of 11480
The only thing I can get behind in that invitation is the dancing prohibited part.
post #7192 of 11480
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

true story: a few years ago I was supposed to go to a wedding in Houston. Mid July. 8 AM. No coffee provided. Dancing prohibited. Dry.


then I decided to go to London and sent a "wish i could be there!" card.

No coffee?! butbut.gifmad.gif
post #7193 of 11480
It shows how cheap the bride's fucking father is.
post #7194 of 11480
Don't the Mormons shun caffeine?
post #7195 of 11480
my wife was in the bridal party too. Looking back i'm surprised that i was able to get out of it so easily. Wife had to wear a caridgan over her dress since the top half of her back is tattooed and the bride's father is a strict "russian orthodox" and we were warned that he would have none of that rif raf.

fuck that guy.
post #7196 of 11480
Most people up North have caricature impressions of Houston (and Texas more broadly) in mind, have spent little or no time here, and enjoy putting it down. It's perplexing because a lot of it is divorced from reality.

pBooth, I believe that - you're almost comically NYC.

FYI, the reason I moved here was because I wanted to move here. I worked out the job stuff to suit that goal. Not a dense-urbanite's cup of tea, but I was after:
-Economy better
-Everything cheaper
-Superior housing a.k.a my residence would be $10 trillion if located in NYC
-Much easier to travel
-Much easier to play sports of every variety
-Nicer people
-Fewer tourists
-Less gov't/taxes
-etc

Front door to desk (downtown) is ~15 mins, about as long as my walk to work was in NYC.
Edited by archetypal_yuppie - 9/5/14 at 2:57pm
post #7197 of 11480
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i knew i would lose pat kiernan
My biggest/only regret about switching from TWC. Have to find out why my RCN bill jumped another $20 this month though.
post #7198 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

true story: a few years ago I was supposed to go to a wedding in Houston. Mid July. 8 AM. No coffee provided. Dancing prohibited. Dry.


then I decided to go to London and sent a "wish i could be there!" card.

While it is true that all of us in Houston ride horses to work, and half of us have oil wells in the backyard, I have never heard of an 8:00 wedding.
post #7199 of 11480
You can like Houston all you want, but that doesn't make what everyone's saying a caricature. Texas is just as Texas as everyone thinks. Moreso, in fact.
post #7200 of 11480
I'd visit Dallas if I needed to. I hear it's very much like some Northeast cities.
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