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Born, raised, and worked in Austin for over 50 years. Austin sucks the same way cities like New York city suck. Traffic. $2400 rents. Taxes. The new population of Soy-Boys who call the fire department on their neighbors because they think someone firing up the grill smells of a chemical spill or fire. And also call the cops when they see someone cleaning a deer in the front yard.Remember when you use to talk to your neighbor and not get offended at crap they said?Remember when you couldn't build a building taller than the Capitol, and there were registered "lines of site" that a new building couldn't obscure so the rest of the city could see the Capitol? How about when parking spaces were made for pick-up trucks, and not a Prius? Now downtown looks the same as every intersection along the hyway, with a Starbucks, Walmart, CVS, and Home Depot. Austin and most of it's people have become nothing less than monochromatic in appearance and nature. Here is to the times of Auqafest with Czech night, Mexican Night, and Western Night. Also cheap beer and music at Liberty Lunch. And hippie stoners who worked all day, and partied well into the night.Dang, now I'm feeling like I need to go to the store and buy a 6 pack of Lone Star Tallboys and Jam out to some Steve Ray Vaughan and Joe Ely! Thanks
El Hombre, do your neighbors really call the FD about BBQ smoke and call the PD about skinning a deer?I'd like to hear those stories, if you don't mind sharing.
Memories of my first moving to Texas from elsewhere include the following bumper stickers Will the last person out of Michigan please turn out the lightsBeautify Texas, put a Yankee on a busThe difference between a good Yankee and a damn Yankee? A good Yankee comes and goes, a damn Yankee comes and stays!Guess I'm a long term damn Yankee
I believe those circles at job sites were called "safety meetings".
QuoteI believe those circles at job sites were called "safety meetings".Traditionally used the same way by river guides, FWIW.
Wow, this topic has gotten off into the weed(s).
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