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Houston...ever been?

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:03 pm

If you have been there, is this a city you'd ever considered living in?
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:38 pm

no
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:42 pm

first or second question?
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:43 pm

both
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:50 pm

Used to travel there for work. Cool place to visit, wouldnt want to live there. Their infrastructure is amazing though. Impossible to get lost there. Downtown is a giant flat grid. Highways were 8 lanes with 2 lane feeder ramps for each exit.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:51 pm

I've heard good things about the housing market down there. Obviously, taxes are MUCH more favorable in that part of the country than they are in the northeast, for the most part. Lot of culture and stuff down there too.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:54 pm

Hot, humid.

And I've been in SC for 23 years. :lol:
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby SoupOrSam on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:05 pm

Worked at a few power plants down there a few different times... didn't like it. It was Spring/Summer so obviously it was hot and humid and miserable and miserable and miserable. Their mosquitos down there (even when it rains) are just like the absolute worst thing in the world. Biting through underwear, pants, and rain gear. 3 layers. MISERABLE.

Haha, no, but other than that I went into a Walmart to see if they had any chicken wire/fence or whatever you would like to call it... and NOT A SINGLE PERSON at 11pm spoke english. I literally could not find someone to speak to me in English. I kid you not. Take from that whatever you like, I'm not stating anything other than my experience.

But.....

HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT WOMEN. It's true, Texas women are def all the rage, lol.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:11 pm

That's a good point about the high number of Hispanics. Learning basic Spanish is probably a good idea if you are going to live there. I experienced the same thing in San Antonio.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:13 pm

if troy loney moves to houston, he will most likely feel comfortable rooting for the houston astros considering he is well versed following crappy baseball teams.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:15 pm

oh wait i thought we were talking about houston delaware
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Tomas on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:17 pm

I think you can do MUCH worse in the US. AFAIK, Houston is a high-growth, high-tech city, three excellent universities (Rice, UofH, A&M within a manageable driving distance), reasonably liberal (I think they are the largest city in the US with an openly gay mayor). Ultimately, career opportunities and growth options beat weather any day for me. (Since I spend a lot of time in Twin Cities, hot weather does not seem bad at all to me... :) )
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:25 pm

Is there a reasonable public transit? Do you have to get on a highway to get anywhere? I just don't want to live in a place where you have to drive everywhere and I can't ride my ruckus anywhere.

My cousin is head of corporate banking in texas for a regional bank...he's been trying to get me to move down to texas for a while and I'm finally warming up to the idea. I'm sold on moving to austin, i know i'm not going to dallas, but this opportunity in houston sounds lucrative so I have to atleast consider it.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby meecrofilm on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:27 pm

I'd take too cold over Mosquito-infested too hot
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:27 pm

SoupOrSam wrote:Worked at a few power plants down there a few different times... didn't like it. It was Spring/Summer so obviously it was hot and humid and miserable and miserable and miserable. Their mosquitos down there (even when it rains) are just like the absolute worst thing in the world. Biting through underwear, pants, and rain gear. 3 layers. MISERABLE.

Haha, no, but other than that I went into a Walmart to see if they had any chicken wire/fence or whatever you would like to call it... and NOT A SINGLE PERSON at 11pm spoke english. I literally could not find someone to speak to me in English. I kid you not. Take from that whatever you like, I'm not stating anything other than my experience.

But.....

HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT WOMEN. It's true, Texas women are def all the rage, lol.



I have heard that the mosquitos are pretty ridiculous. I'm more of a love heat person, so while i'd be miserable hot for a couple months every year...there's a month here in pittsburgh where the heat is unbearable as well. And if the winter is anything like it is in austin or dallas, that would be amazing.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:28 pm

No and no.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:29 pm

meecrofilm wrote:I'd take too cold over Mosquito-infested too hot



not me, i'm so sick of the cold right now. i think i'm finally like...screw this, i don't have to be cold like this if i don't want to be.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:29 pm

Or are we talking about Houston, PA?
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby mikey287 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Troy Loney wrote:Is there a reasonable public transit?


Never lived there. But in my discussions with people from Texas, public transportation is largely ineffective throughout the state of Texas as a whole. Nothing compared to the east coast, AIUI. Again, though, I never lived there, just from multiple accounts, this seems to be the case.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:44 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
meecrofilm wrote:I'd take too cold over Mosquito-infested too hot



not me, i'm so sick of the cold right now. i think i'm finally like...screw this, i don't have to be cold like this if i don't want to be.


lol its like people in pixsburgh had this sudden realization this year that it snows and the weather is cold here
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:48 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
meecrofilm wrote:I'd take too cold over Mosquito-infested too hot



not me, i'm so sick of the cold right now. i think i'm finally like...screw this, i don't have to be cold like this if i don't want to be.


lol its like people in pixsburgh had this sudden realization this year that it snows and the weather is cold here


Well, i can't speak for all of pixburgh, but i had a breakup and am selling a house, finished up with school and am like...."i don't like the cold very much, i should move".
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby MelicharSux on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:00 pm

I'm supposed to have a phone interview with a company in Houston soon. :pop:
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby JS© on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:07 pm

the planet Houston?

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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby meow on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:12 pm

I have to travel to Houston once a month. Everything is spread out. Traffic is horrendous. The people are usually nice, even though they have the Texas is superior attitude. I enjoy my trips there in the winter, but I dread the summer trips.
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Re: Houston...ever been?

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:12 pm

Why Houston?
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