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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-24-2010, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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I'm moving, after all these years ...

..... to f*cking Houston. South Houston. Friggin Hurricane Alley.

I'm somewhat familiar with the area, but not keen on going ...so if anyone knows anything fun to do, I'm willing to try it. I would like to keep my mind open and at least enjoy my time there. Keep in mind, we now need family-friendly fun things to do.
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Hook up with MotoHouston.com - they're a good crowd. I rode with them a few times a month when I was down there last year. Only thing I didn't like is that they burned daylight on weeknights meeting in parking lots and generally never got going until dark.

I really like Houston between Sept & March. Rest of the time it's way too hot. Winter in
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job transfer?
No, my fiancee is an engineer on the Constellation program. We're only staying until Congress passes a budget and cuts the program so he can get laid off or until he can find a job in San Antonio and we can move back.

Frankly, I'd rather just move to Chicago but there are NO jobs there
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houston fcking sucks.
I know. South Houston is even worse.
Its only saving grace is we're renting a way bigger house than we have now, which will be a treat.
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Whats with all the houston bashing? I love it b/c they employ me. I'm in tomball, you have a place in mind you are moving to? Motohouston.com is ok, alot of squids over there (i just started posting over there). We have the rodeo every year, which my 2 year old loved.

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Yep welcome to Houston, I have been here since Oct. It will be nice having another person from IL. I am on motohouston also, a different crowd than clsb. When will you be in the houston area?

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Houston is the armpit of the United States. It is a complete dump.

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Are you going to be inside or outside the dome? is it done yet?




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Houston is the armpit of the United States. It is a complete dump.
in your opinion it seems that every city is the armpit of the US

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houston is the armpit of the united states. It is a complete dump.
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Houston was sweet back in the Earl Campbell Days - After that, not so much

Dig on the new big ass pad tho

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hate all you want but my 2500 sqf house cost 1/3 of yours

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We're moving to Clear Lake-- we got a house that's under 10 minutes to JSC, which is where we'll both be working. My company has an office there so they're letting me squat there for a few months.

I lived in College Station for 7 years, so I went to Houston as much as I could back then and have done all the big things-- 'stros, Rodeo, rice village, congestion. It's not bad but living in Clear Lake there's no effing way I would go downtown during the week. I-45/610 is a nightmare. I wouldn't mind exploring on the weekends though. I would be most into running some 5ks or finding other couples to do kid friendly things with.

I'm selling by bike, too, so bike meetups aren't really on the horizon for me.
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So wheres that in relation to the big dome over the city?




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in your opinion it seems that every city is the armpit of the US
I don't where you got that from. If blazing hot humid heat and bad air quality is your thing... Cool.

I've suffered through more jobs than I can count working at refineries down there.

There are plenty of nice cities and towns in the United States but the first cities that pop into my head as being "Dumps" are Houston, Detroit, Little Rock and El Paso.

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And Alison, don't get me wrong. I wish you and your family the best. I'm just being an honest asshole. I hate Houston.

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I don't where you got that from. If blazing hot humid heat and bad air quality is your thing... Cool.
You've said it about other cities, oh well I like it here (mainly b/c I live north of the city). Clear lake is a nice part of town, low crime, not much goes on. 45 does suck booalls, 610 isn't that bad the worst part being around the galleria. I work basically 45 to 290 and beltway to 610, been working alot in acres homes near 45 lately.

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Nick you're right, Houston sucks. IMO it doesn't have character, and in addition the weather is cruddy and it just doesn't have any activities that give it redemption. Plus, it's near the water but there's nothing that makes the water attractive to residents!

Clear Lake IS nicer than the rest of Houston, but it, too, lacks character. It's a lot of chain stores and restaurants. But at least it's low crime, and I can work and raise Lucy without trouble for the few months we're there.

Oh, and as much as the Galleria is nice, it's just a mall. A mall with more traffic in one month than Woodfield sees in a year, and a lot of snobby privleged bitches driving their Hummers to it. I doubt I'll visit...even though it DOES have a JCrew
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Yep welcome to Houston, I have been here since Oct. It will be nice having another person from IL. I am on motohouston also, a different crowd than clsb. When will you be in the houston area?
I move the last week of April. My fiancee and a few other engineers from NASA work on a LeMons car; if you're into that and looking to meet people, we're not too far from you.
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Hook up with MotoHouston.com - they're a good crowd. I rode with them a few times a month when I was down there last year. Only thing I didn't like is that they burned daylight on weeknights meeting in parking lots and generally never got going until dark.

I really like Houston between Sept & March. Rest of the time it's way too hot. Winter in
Chicago sucks although this year I discovered ice riding/racing so now I've found my midwest winter activity.
Chicago winters are the best If you don't like winters, move. Hesus why do people complain about winter If you don't like it, move. Personally having been Houston, its the hot, dank, sweaty armpit of America....and the women are ugly and the guys are urban cowboy dorks.

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+1 I see Nick has visited the city and came away with the same impression as I did

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hate all you want but my 2500 sqf house cost 1/3 of yours
But your house is in Houston

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the women are ugly and the guys are urban cowboy dorks.
Hate all you want on Houston, but rest assured most of those "urban cowboys" you see work in oil or farming/ranching and it's not an act they're putting on. And those who don't work in those industries have a family farm/ranch nearby and work it on the weekends. Or at the very least, a hunting lease.

That look is total BS up in chicago but it's not for show down here.
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But your house is in Houston
I live in the Oswego of the houston area, Tomball.

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You're actually in an awesome part of town. Like me, it's a PITA to get into downtown if that's your thing, but you're close to lake conroe and the woodlands, brenham/college station, magnolia ... 290 is right there if you want to head over to Austin.
I almost moved out that way to work for Dreyer's ice cream, but I chose San Antonio instead. Sometimes I regret that, but I just didn't want to live in Houston. Plus, it was a Nestle company and the job required heavy travel-- the thought of trekking out to IAH all the time was unappealing.
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Ya we like it here, I shoot straight down 249 to get to work. If I would have stayed back home we never would have owned a house and I would most likely be miserable still working for fedex. I love my job which hugely out weighs any of the negatives posted above.

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