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Angry Kid Hoyt 01-11-2008 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T.I.P. (Post 373990)
i run the risk of being boring here but: new york city

Not boring at all.
I love New York, kind of like I love my family.
I look forward to visits, but don't ever want to live there again.

auntie aubrey 01-11-2008 01:17 PM

the rocky mountains.


all of them.

zero 01-11-2008 01:21 PM

ªs°k°

12"razormix 01-11-2008 02:08 PM



madasacutsnake 01-12-2008 02:57 AM

Favourite country: Scotland

region: Barossa Valley

state: mercan - alaska, canadian - alberta of course, australian - tasmania

city: London, Melbourne, Singapore, Hobart, Vancouver, Seattle, Geneva, Rome.........too hard

brightpearl 01-12-2008 08:24 AM

oooooh, I don't think I can pick.
The things I like about one spot depend on the things I like about other spots.

I tend to like spots with a lot of time behind them...Tonina, Chiapas, the Grand Canyon.

Some other spots I like are lost to time...the Vietnamese neighborhood in my old hometown, most of New Orleans...

One spot I really like is the Mexican freetailed bat colony in Mason, TX. You have to walk out there, no road. You cross creeks and sand and prairie grass. And then there's this cave down in a hollow, and at dusk 6 million bats swirl out like a fanged tornado, a million at a time.

lukkucairi 01-12-2008 01:58 PM

OK, I can't do a favorite, but here's an unfavorite or five:

Alpharetta, GA. I could entirely do without ever setting foot in that burg again. Cul-de-sac suburban hell.

You can also keep Schaumburg, IL. Even an Ikea can't save that town.

Charlotte, NC. I have a personal grudge against that city and its fvcked-up unnavigable non-system of a road grid.

Provo, UT. Just...no. No.

Foxdale, Isle of Man. The only village I never liked when I lived there. It had a dead heart.

so, new ¿ question of the day ?

what towns have you been glad to leave forever?

when cursing a former residence, which dirt felt best to shake from your shoes?

zero 01-12-2008 04:46 PM

cowdenbeath

tulsa, oklahoma

zero 01-12-2008 04:47 PM

new pitsligo

zero 01-12-2008 04:48 PM

freuchie

auntie aubrey 01-12-2008 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lukkucairi (Post 374079)
OK, I can't do a favorite, but here's an unfavorite or five:Alpharetta, GA. I could entirely do without ever setting foot in that burg again. Cul-de-sac suburban hell.

um.


yeah.


i live in alpharetta.

while i can see many reasons for hating many places, and i can see many reasons to regard this area as a suburban idealist's wet dream, i hardly would consider it horrible enough to rank on a list of least favorite places in the world. i don't want to be THAT person who gets all defensive about their home geography, but this question strikes me as fairly mean-spirited.

there, i said it.

GodlessPinko 01-12-2008 05:03 PM

what is red?

GodlessPinko 01-12-2008 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GodlessPinko (Post 374106)
what is red?

its a town i never went to.


one i have been too...

Golmud, China

On the Tibetan plateau, moonscape, meets industrial waste and chinese colonialism. destroyed lives, a "peaceful war" has torn the town, like there is a war going on, constantly, but without the physical destruction, no bombs, but the emotional one. people slaving in factories.

else where in tibet seemed fine, but this one town looked ripped. i later found out the way that i entered the town was banned to foreigners.

12"razormix 01-12-2008 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lukkucairi (Post 374079)
what towns have you been glad to leave forever?

i have not experienced the feeling that anything is forever yet.

xfox 01-12-2008 05:25 PM

^^ Yes. I would love to live on a big sail boat in the Carribean (again) but my very own home sweet home, now just had a week without hot water, so where ever it's warm and one can do with a hot shower once a week just to get the salt off.

12"razormix 01-12-2008 05:29 PM

that's a very becoming new avy ms. fox, where did you get it? ;)

xfox 01-12-2008 05:38 PM

Thanks! zero came up with it. In my next life I plan to be a graphic artist.
Quote:

Originally Posted by zero (Post 372998)
much as i'd like to, i don't own the colour blue. however during my morning rounds just now i happened upon this arresting image.. well it arrested me anyway and maybe it'll arrest you too. (dinnae worry - in the tiny wee version the lady's mahoosive lugs & that thing on hers chin are barely noticeable)



professor kong

I like yours, too.

madasacutsnake 01-12-2008 08:32 PM

Hawker aka Dorker. It's where they filmed Wolf Creek. Nough said.


lukkucairi 01-12-2008 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by auntie aubrey (Post 374100)
um.


yeah.


i live in alpharetta.

while i can see many reasons for hating many places, and i can see many reasons to regard this area as a suburban idealist's wet dream, i hardly would consider it horrible enough to rank on a list of least favorite places in the world. i don't want to be THAT person who gets all defensive about their home geography, but this question strikes me as fairly mean-spirited.

there, i said it.

my apologies - twas not meant to be mean-spirited, but I am a jackass at times.

I'm removing alpharetta from the list because your presence means I have a reason to like it. it's the people who make the place for me.

ok, who lives in foxdale?

12"razormix 01-12-2008 08:40 PM

if we want to start to apologize for our likes and dislikes, we're in real trouble here..

Earthling 01-12-2008 09:03 PM

Now isn't this strange?
I have the same answer for the last two questions. 'Lynhurst, New York'
As a child growing up, Lynhurst was a paradise. It's an island off long island surrounded on 3 sides by canals, and the ocean on the other. We would swim, fish, go clamming, hunt crabs, etc. all summer long. And even though the canals were salt water, they would freeze coz of lack of water movement, so we could skate all winter. And there were empty sandlots atleast every other house, which were great for forts, baseball, digging, hide-n-seek, etc.
Now that I'm grown, i returned there several years ago.
No sandlots left, all homes now. The canals are all polluted from boat gases, and the saline in that part of the ocean has increased, so even the canals no longer freeze in winter. It was the destruction of my childhood paradise. I hope to never go there again.

Earthling 01-12-2008 09:03 PM

Now isn't this strange?
I have the same answer for the last two questions. 'Lynhurst, New York'
As a child growing up, Lynhurst was a paradise. It's an island off long island surrounded on 3 sides by canals, and the ocean on the other. We would swim, fish, go clamming, hunt crabs, etc. all summer long. And even though the canals were salt water, they would freeze coz of lack of water movement, so we could skate all winter. And there were empty sandlots atleast every other house, which were great for forts, baseball, digging, hide-n-seek, etc.
Now that I'm grown, i returned there several years ago.
No sandlots left, all homes now. The canals are all polluted from boat gases, and the saline in that part of the ocean has increased, so even the canals no longer freeze in winter. It was the destruction of my childhood paradise. I hope to never go there again.

brightpearl 01-12-2008 09:09 PM

Camelot.
It is a silly place.

auntie aubrey 01-12-2008 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 12"razormix (Post 374134)
if we want to start to apologize for our likes and dislikes, we're in real trouble here..

no apology was requested or required. likes and dislikes are purely subjective and of course everyone has a right to their opinion.

in my opinion, the way in which folks choose to express their opinions can sometimes be objectionable, and there's nothing wrong with objecting when something is objectionable. whether or not folks feel the need to apologize for their expression is purely up to them.

no need to add an apology clause to ye olde forum rules.

Stephi_B 01-13-2008 10:31 AM

Ingolstadt (Bavaria, straight in the middle between Nuremberg and Munich)
Lived there 11 years ('86-'97), we moved several times within the city but always managed to live only a stonethrow away from both the highway (A9, THE North-South traffic axis in Germany) and some oil refinery (look quite spacey at night, but cover everything outside and even inside if you leave open the window with black grease). Except from the tiny middle-age Old Town (nothing remarkable either), some historic highlights (Illuminati were (re?)founded there, the beer purity law was released there, owned once a famous university, had some eccentric dukes) and Mary Shelley setting her Frankenstein there it consists of triste industry areas, lots of social housing (without any subculture except a criminal one, heard there were for example 200-something burglaries within the last 3 months of the year 2007, not bad for a city with 120,000 inhabitants) and some suburbian hell hoods. The density of assholes is remarkable high (even if we leave aside my mother and stepfathers #1 and #2), nightlife underdeveloped for a Bavarian city of that size, just outside the city limits the Danube swampland begins, they used to send criminals to live there once (poor fellas!), my mother bought a fugly, askew house outta there... :rolleyes:

Munich
Yuppie stronghold, soaked with arrogance, smugness and this BS, Upper Bavarians (unfortunately quite successful) sell to the world as Bavarian culture, yeah and then they are fanatic about security (well, that why richer-than-Kroesus oil sheiks love the city for shopping vacations, yearly medical check-ups), fear that will become worse now after the recent attacks in the subway, dunno if that is still true but in the 90s Munich was the million+ city with the highest police density WORLDWIDE. Out of my own experience I know that it can happen that you sit peaceful, with a travelling bag at a bus stop, just one, two blocks away from the train mainstation and a police van stops and they check your data (even calling police in your home city) and whereabouts as if, dunno, just crazy. Only thing I can say positive about Munich: good film productions, quite some art/creative scene (though both can be a bit arrogant, overly self-conscious at times, see above).

Oh, if I think closely, Upper Bavaria sucks even outside the two urban centres I described above... so if you are touristically interested in Bavaria, please, stay away from that Oktoberfest-Lederhosen-Gamsbart-Neuschwanstein-yodelling-shite and visit Franconia (Nuremberg, Würzburg, Bamberg), Upper Palatinate (Regensburg, Donaustauff/Wallhalla close by) and Lower Bavaria (Straubing with the Gäubodenfest which got 1000x style than Oktoberfest and is the 2nd biggest fair of that kind in Germany after all, Landshut, Passau, the national park Bayrischer Wald, Czech and Austrian borders close by)

Frieda 01-13-2008 10:41 AM

none, i've lived in many places but all in the same area of the NLs. i wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the NL's but here in the Amsterdam area. well, maybe in Haarlem or even closer to the sea and dunes one day when i'm making enough money.

Stephi_B 01-15-2008 09:03 AM

New Q for today 15.01.2008:

¿ What is (are) the main source(s) of inspiration for you ?

Stephi_B 01-15-2008 09:22 AM

night: my time of the day, hard to explain, but then I can think best, feel clearest, ...
interacting with people, watching people/life outside
music(clips)
geometric forms, numbers

Although I read a lot (even the ingredient list of toothpaste and shampoo ;), the written word does not inspire me that much somehow)

trisherina 01-15-2008 11:02 AM

children

zero 01-15-2008 11:45 AM

datta. dayadhvam. damyata.
shantih shantih shantih

Brynn 01-15-2008 11:59 AM

music of all kinds - listening to it, improvising on an instrument, singing.
everything - everything - is better with it.
life would not be so good without it.
beautiful music, angry music, hopeful and despairing,
finding the music in art, music in a conversation or a personality, music in a movie, music in poetry - music in motion, in nature - all good things have music.

lukkucairi 01-15-2008 01:36 PM

about 2 in the morning, usually.

zero 01-16-2008 02:06 PM

the
¿ question of the day ? for wednesday january 16th is




how tired are you?

Stephi_B 01-16-2008 02:37 PM

too tired to find a degree for that now

lukkucairi 01-16-2008 05:17 PM

320 average

very tired

4 hrs sleep last night!

bah.

brightpearl 01-16-2008 06:33 PM

I missed one :eek:, and it says, "WAKE UP SLEEPYHEAD."

So I guess I am wavering between fatigued and dead. :rolleyes:

Earthling 01-16-2008 08:40 PM

259
Says I'm prettier than a clothes line. Already knew it !:rolleyes:

Frieda 01-16-2008 08:48 PM

239 milliseconds

and that for almost 1 am

Hyakujo's Fox 01-16-2008 09:59 PM

228

Avalon 01-16-2008 10:17 PM

192

"You've been getting your beauty sleep, but DON'T LET THE BED BUGS BITE."

Pfft. I sure don't feel that awake.


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