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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the weather here is definitely not nice.

    And Manton, it was humid as it gets at 6AM this morning when I went running. I thought I was going to die after about 5 minutes.

    As said though, at least everything has central A/C here.
     
  2. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    what city are you in?

    See that's Texas. At 6 am you feel like you're going to die because it never cools off at night.
     
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  3. aravenel

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    I'm just outside of Dallas at the moment at a conference/training thing. Will be in Austin later this week. Gotta say, Dallas seems like a pretty shitty place.

    You're right--it gets super hot and humid in New York too, but it cools off a little bit at night. Not so much here.
     
  4. Manton

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    I had this image of Texas as dry and dusty, granted my trips there have been few ...
     
  5. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    The problem with Texas is that you don't get any cool days to break the monotony. It's just unrelenting heat from May to September. Everywhere else in the country I've lived you'll have some horrible humid hot days but some comfortable days mixed in.
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

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    That's crazy, I spent a couple of weeks in Arizona, and New Mexico, which isn't far away and it was insanely dry, but hot. I woke up with nosebleeds every morning because of the dryness.
     
  7. Manton

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    I've spend a lot of time in the CA Central Valley which is also very hot and very dry. but it cools immensely at night, almost like a desert.
     
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    I've always had good times in Arizona, even in July visits. The heat was sweltering, the breezes felt like opening up oven doors, but the lack of humidity made a huge difference.
     
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    The distance from Dallas to Albuquerque is 650 miles. So basically the same distance as NYC to Cinncinati
     
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  10. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    That's why everyone loves CA. Truly beautiful weather.
     
  11. Manton

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    Nobody really loves the central valley, though.
     
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    alternatively, it's the same distance as driving out and back to Montauk three times over. So, it's far.
     
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    Yeah, but Cincinnati's weather is probably a lot closer to New York's weather than Dallas to Albuquerque.
     
  14. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm thinking of the time I spent in LA and to be sitting in full sun and being comfortable was amazing
     
  15. Manton

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    close your eyes and try to replicate that scene in Fresno. Or Redding.
     
  16. gomestar

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    LA weather, like the city, is pretty awesome.


    I like inclement weather, and LA lack that, but it's lame to complain about that.
     
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    LA, as Joan Didion put it, has "apocalypitc weather." It's nice 95% of the time but when it gets bad, it's like the world is ending.
     
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    Ain't that the truth. I'll be in Buttonwillow this weekend, and it's supposed to be 105. I literally might die.
     
  19. Manton

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    Buttonwillow is a name I never thought I would hear again.
     
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    And now I've gone and made you wistful...
     

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