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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. tropics

    tropics Senior member

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    it's sneaky sticky out there.
     
  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Manton, The Human Hygrometer[​IMG]
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am kinda liking the psychedelic Vimeo L Train.
     
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    now it's pretty hot out. Went for an ill advised walk after lunch.
     
  5. whiteslashasian

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    I walked to Mad Sq Eats to meet my girl there for lunch and was sweating in just a t-shirt and light gauge denim with no socks and boat shoes.

    Thankfully the shade in the park was nice and then some wind and clouds rolled in to make things bearable.
     
  6. archetypal_yuppie

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    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.
     
  7. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    i can think of 2 reasons to move to Houston:

    1 - family
    2 - job offer in energy or finance (with energy coverage)
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love it here. I also love to complain so it kind of works out.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The only thing I can get behind in that invitation is the dancing prohibited part.
     
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    No coffee?! :butbut::mad:
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It shows how cheap the bride's fucking father is.
     
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    Don't the Mormons shun caffeine?
     
  15. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    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.
     
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  16. archetypal_yuppie

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    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.
     
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    My biggest/only regret about switching from TWC. Have to find out why my RCN bill jumped another $20 this month though.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'd visit Dallas if I needed to. I hear it's very much like some Northeast cities.
     

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