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sizz_leteen
596 Posts
17 years, 8 months ago
So we kind of know more or less where the members live, at least geography-wise. But tell us more about your hometown, or the various places you've lived in, if your family has moved around.
Me, I've lived in Mississauga all my life, even though my profile says I'm in Toronto. Mississauga's actually part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and the largest suburban municipality in North America. As much as I claim to hate Mississauga, it isn't that bad. It's sort of central in relation to other places, like Toronto, Brampton, and Oakville.
Unfortunately, there isn't much to do, other than visit Square One, which is Ontario's largest mall (not the Eaton Centre).
Uhm yes...Mississauga.
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    mr-funky
    1620 Posts
    17 years, 8 months ago
    I don't really feel like typing a lot but I'll tell ya a few great things..

    I live in Weatherford my whole life...
    its a okay place, peaceful most times, but I'm hating it a little because its growing rapidly I liked the old weatherford, their are many places to visit including in the center of town square is the monumental courthouse did I mention that Larry Hagman ("I Dream Of Jeannie") was born here as well?
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      Strykor
      1202 Posts
      17 years, 8 months ago
      Gardner, Kansas. About an hours drive southwest of Kansas City. While I was growing up, it was just a blip on the map. As to now, I don't know, not having been back since 2000. But here's some trivia. Gardner had the chance at being the site for the Kansas Speedway. They turned it down for some stupid reason, which for some reason I can't think of.
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        hsmith98
        3097 Posts
        17 years, 8 months ago
        Redding, CA. Its a small city. Gets super hot in the summer, and cold in the winter. Its with in an hours drive of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, The Trinity Alps, Castle Craigs, Lake Shasta, Lake Siskyou. Basically if you want to do anything outdoors, there is alot readily available. It kinda reminds me of the town in "Better Off Dead". Its small enough to where you just about know everyone. I had a few favroite night spots. One of them was this place called the Squire Room. The bartender started as a bus boy there in the 1960s. He is there every night of the week. And he will remember your drink. If I go back in a few months he will shout out (In his persian accet) "screwdriver, right?" That bar looks like a place that Scorsese could walk into and shoot a scene from Good Fellas. My parents owned an organic whole wheat bakery up there. We got to know alot of the community through it. My dad is part of the farmers market murial on the side of the parking structre, I took pictures of it. Sorry for the tree shadow.



          System
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          17 years, 8 months ago
          hsmith98
          Redding, CA. Its a small city. Gets super hot in the summer, and cold in the winter. Its with in an hours drive of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, The Trinity Alps, Castle Craigs, Lake Shasta, Lake Siskyou. Basically if you want to do anything outdoors, there is alot readily available. It kinda reminds me of the town in "Better Off Dead". Its small enough to where you just about know everyone. I had a few favroite night spots. One of them was this place called the Squire Room. The bartender started as a bus boy there in the 1960s. He is there every night of the week. And he will remember your drink. If I go back in a few months he will shout out (In his persian accet) "screwdriver, right?" That bar looks like a place that Scorsese could walk into and shoot a scene from Good Fellas. My parents owned an organic whole wheat bakery up there. We got to know alot of the community through it. My dad is part of the farmers market murial on the side of the parking structre, I took pictures of it. Sorry for the tree shadow.





          Your dad does resemble Dan Lauria. 8)
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            hsmith98
            3097 Posts
            17 years, 8 months ago
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            Your dad does resemble Dan Lauria. 8)


            That is true.
              System
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              17 years, 8 months ago
              hsmith98
              Reaper
              Your dad does resemble Dan Lauria. 8)


              That is true.




              Its poppa Hsmith! :lol:
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                hsmith98
                3097 Posts
                17 years, 8 months ago
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                hsmith98
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                Your dad does resemble Dan Lauria. 8)


                That is true.




                Its poppa Hsmith! :lol:


                I think thats why I cried so much on the last episode. His character is so much like my dad. He is tough but loving.
                  System
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                  17 years, 8 months ago
                  hsmith98
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                  hsmith98
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                  Your dad does resemble Dan Lauria. 8)


                  That is true.




                  Its poppa Hsmith! :lol:


                  I think thats why I cried so much on the last episode. His character is so much like my dad. He is tough but loving.


                  So were you the Whinnie or a Karen of the family? :lol:
                    flamepanther
                    948 Posts
                    17 years, 8 months ago
                    I spent my early childhood in Waco, Texas. Not many memories about the town itself, except that it was really hot during the summers. I remember seeing the Baylor Bears mascot (an actual bear, not a guy in a costume), and going to the Brazos River Festival. It was very hot and there was bluegrass music. I think there might have been mimes.

                    Most of the rest of my life, I've lived in Denton, Texas, which is about a 40 min. drive north of Dallas and Fort Worth (about equally distant from both). It was a small town when we moved here in the mid-1980s, despite having two relatively large colleges (UNT and TWU), but it's been growing very rapidly recently. A lot of the Scott Bakula movie Necessary Roughness was filmed here. I'm also told that the movie version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is somehow related to Denton. Thanks largely to the two colleges, Denton has a good local music scene, although not as good in recent years as it was a decade or so ago. We have a lovely historical courthouse (hardly used as a court anymore, it has a museum inside it) surrounded by popular locally-owned businesses. Denton was once the stomping grounds of local outlaw and folk-hero Sam Bass, sometimes described as a wild west Robinhood.

                    During college and for awhile after, I was in Conway, Arkansas. Arkansas is pretty, but I would never move back. Conway is a lot like Denton used to be when I was younger, but without as much historical culture and without the night clubs. It's one of the only two places in Arkansas I'd consider living if I was willing to consider living in Arkansas at all (unfortunately, it's also one of the parts of Arkansas that isn't pretty). The other is Little Rock. Conway has a local festival called--get this--Toad Suck Days. There is a park just outside of Conway named Toad Suck. Most of the places in Conway that I would want to go were within reasonable walking distance from my school campus, which was nice, since I didn't have a car at the time.

                    After Conway, I lived in Beebe, Arkansas. Not much to say about Beebe. It's a tiny town with a tiny college, and not much to do or many places to go. It wasn't unpleasant per se, just boring. Now I'm back in Denton again.

                    I never thought about it until just now, but I have never lived in a town that didn't have at least one college in it. Hmm.
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                      mr3urious
                      3356 Posts
                      17 years, 8 months ago
                      I moved to Tucson a couple of months ago. I'm living at my aunt and uncle's house, which is really nice. Tucson was founded in 1775, so it's actually older than Phoenix. It still feels old-fashioned.


                      "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not." -Kurt Cobain
                        17 years, 8 months ago
                        Lived in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia all my life - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chespeake, and etc. It's okay, tons of military because of the air base and naval base. Only thing that sucks here is the weather. One day it will be 63 degrees, two days later 88 (I'm not joking). We hardly ever get snow, and the humidity sucks. Other than that, not bad! :mrgreen:
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                          Celeste
                          963 Posts
                          17 years, 8 months ago
                          There's not much to tell about my hometown except that there's condos and townhouses going up everywhere to accomodate the retiring baby boomers. 1 mall and several shopping plazas and a Wal-Mart that the DTBD didn't want to have built here. I've lived in the same house, on the same block, in the same nieghbourhood for the past 17 years. My hometown in actuality is slowly becoming a busy little party town. I am originally from Toronto but my mother moved out here when I was 13 just because she wanted to give me and my brother a chance to survive.

                          While my family and I were in Toronto we moved a total of three times from the time that we were little to the time that we were growing up. Someday I would like to return to Toronto because where I'm living now I've never really considered to be my "home." It's just a place where I live, and it's not that special a place to live really.
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