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Moving to Texas. Advice?

By hool10

76 days ago

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    #99 74 days ago
    Quoted from hool10:

    Ok let me clarify some things because like some people flipped the F out and then I somehow ended up with a warning. I really don't care about your political leanings at all really but I may disagree with you. I have some friends who voted and will vote again for Trump and I'm like "hey, you do you man but don't parade it around".
    Let me put it this way. When I was getting my car rental the 3 ladies at the desk made me a list of barbeque and Mexican food restaurants and were INCREDIBLY nice. We literally talked for about 20min. That also happened with the bartenders too. People were just nice and said "hello". I felt actually home sick because I wanted someone to not say "hello" back or look down if you made eye contact to feel "normal". Some people were from across the world (not for TPF) for business. You don't have many people that are really "nice" in New England. It's literally like pulling teeth. A good example is my manager gave us all some chocolates and scratch tickets for Christmas and I was the only one who bought him some candy as a "thank you". It's really a take all and keep it for your family extremely close/limited pool of friends in New England.
    With the drug stuff you have to remember that Trump stated that Manchester, NH is a drug den. That is a fact! There is a highway corridor that is I-93 that goes under Boston straight through the middle of NH and any major city on that corridor has drug/violence issues because they hand the drugs off so it can go east/west like a postal worker because NH is mainly a vertical state. All the New England states are drugged and MA just made it legal finally after being baked since hippies were around. When certain players from certain states go to some houses the owners always say "please smoke it in your car". It's always a ME, NH player getting baked before a tournament. The owners always have to walk out and say to them to take it somewhere else to and it's so disrespectful.
    I could go on and on but I have my reasons for wanting to move. Sure the weather can get hot but I hate having about 1 month of the entire year that is nice here.
    Ok so Dallas and Austin sound promising. What places would you folks recommend to check out? I want to check out the Alamo and my parents have told me it's small. They make it sound like a fortress in history class but it's really a small church?

    I am calling 'Total BS' on this post. You lived in Manchester, NH for 2 years...barely.. I've been there for over 20. I'm not sure you would even know where the drugs are in the city. Yes, every city has them. I know you didn't see drugs where you lived, as you lived right down the street from me in a quiet, safe area.
    I warned you about making blanket statements like this and how people react to it. Making insulting and derogatory remarks about people and places generally results in those people and places rejecting you. If you start insulting the people and places in Texas like you do in New England, I suspect they will reject you as well.

    #102 74 days ago
    Quoted from Max_Badazz:

    This has got to be some kind of a sick f*cking inside joke?

    Sadly, It's not. He has said this type of stuff on Facebook, and I usually tell him that it is rude and he should delete it. We all know the pinball community is small, and people talk. I've received numerous PMs about some of the things he says online including 'colorful' suggestions on how to respond.

    #110 74 days ago
    Quoted from fisherdaman:

    If you're overly concerned about drugs and pot, maybe consider moving to Salt Lake city. I've been to Dallas, Houston, and Salt Lake and they are hands down the most uptight about that stuff.

    Wherever he can find a wife....it doesn't matter....New England 'seems' to have a shortage, so he is branching out. His folks want grandchildren already....

    #114 74 days ago
    Quoted from fisherdaman:

    Didn't realize we had a shortage in New England..

    that's what he told me.... others say there is a plethora... he's probably just picky.

    #130 71 days ago
    Quoted from Dent00:

    Having visited Houston in the past, I would recommend several things:
    1) Get a toll tag.. Lots of toll roads in Houston that you will want access to, without getting a ticket.
    2) Learn to speak Spanish. Lots of people around that I could not communicate with and wish I could.
    3) Purchase a house close to where you want to be.. Travel across the city is a major pain, so minimize driving if you can.
    4) Buy a truck... Not a small truck.. A regular truck... Everybody in Texas that is anybody has a truck...
    5) Learn that meat is required in every meal. Its what's for dinner... breakfast and lunch too.
    Everything is bigger in Texas, so just get ready...

    Sooo, I take it Texas does not have a significant vegan population?

    #133 71 days ago
    Quoted from fosaisu:

    It’s a big state, I’m sure there are tens of thousands of vegans.

    I was prompting for a snarky response. Anyone who has dealt with someone who has converted to a vegan diet (or any with severe limitations) knows the annoyance of it. :p

    #135 71 days ago
    Quoted from fisherdaman:

    only in the liberal stronghold of Austin.. Pretty sure they ran all liberals and vegans out of the small towns and into that one city

    Austin has a somewhat Bostony vibe to it...accent is different though. Pinball is decent as well.

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