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Postby peladoboton » Tue May 11, 2010 7:51 pm

Dow Williams wrote:
peladoboton wrote:i dont drink, but i have watched plenty of my mates get sloshed on patios in spots all over SLC..


For a mormon boy, you sure do get your Utah towns confused.


was actually using SLC as an example.... :wink:

are you evading the subtle # of wives inquiry, dow? :shock:
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Postby Dow Williams » Tue May 11, 2010 8:12 pm

peladoboton wrote:
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peladoboton wrote:i dont drink, but i have watched plenty of my mates get sloshed on patios in spots all over SLC..


For a mormon boy, you sure do get your Utah towns confused.


was actually using SLC as an example.... :wink:

are you evading the subtle # of wives inquiry, dow? :shock:


An emoticon wink? Moapa and I were talking about St. George, why use SLC as an example? Two different towns, two different liquor ordinances. I was not avoiding the wives thing, just thought the immature stereotyping was sort of pissing on your religion of choice bro. Whatever issue Mormons have with each others religious practice, I would rather avoid.
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Postby peladoboton » Tue May 11, 2010 9:00 pm

Dow Williams wrote:
peladoboton wrote:
Dow Williams wrote:
peladoboton wrote:i dont drink, but i have watched plenty of my mates get sloshed on patios in spots all over SLC..


For a mormon boy, you sure do get your Utah towns confused.


was actually using SLC as an example.... :wink:

are you evading the subtle # of wives inquiry, dow? :shock:


An emoticon wink? Moapa and I were talking about St. George, why use SLC as an example? Two different towns, two different liquor ordinances. I was not avoiding the wives thing, just thought the immature stereotyping was sort of pissing on your religion of choice bro. Whatever issue Mormons have with each others religious practice, I would rather avoid.


Dow, honestly, if you got anything out of my posts than a harmless attempt at some humor, you are taking this WAY too seriously.
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue May 11, 2010 11:08 pm

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Postby fossana » Wed May 12, 2010 2:05 am

This entertaining article on Boulder came out while I was living there.
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Postby Dow Williams » Wed May 12, 2010 2:31 am

fossana wrote:This entertaining article on Boulder came out while I was living there.


"If Reinhold Messner himself walked into south Boulder's mountaineering shop to buy a carabiner, the sales staff would give him attitude. It's enough to make you revolt against the blue sky (300 sunny days a year), pull down the blinds, and watch NASCAR."

"The sun is shining. The prairie dogs in the infield are chirping. One more round of whitening strips and my choppers will be gleaming. Everything's, like, most excelente."

Most entertaining, thanks for the read Michelle.
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Postby tigerlilly » Wed May 12, 2010 11:24 am

Are we pretty much writing off the East Coast? :shock:
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Postby fossana » Wed May 12, 2010 3:25 pm

tigerlilly wrote:Are we pretty much writing off the East Coast? :shock:


That's fine by me.
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Postby Hotoven » Wed May 12, 2010 4:15 pm

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tigerlilly wrote:Are we pretty much writing off the East Coast? :shock:


That's fine by me.


+1 :D (I got to get out!)

Your not on a real mountain until you can feel the altitude! :D
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Postby MoapaPk » Wed May 12, 2010 6:49 pm

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fossana wrote:This entertaining article on Boulder came out while I was living there.
That article doesn't paint a picture of a town normal people would want to live in. It actually gives credence to some of the things certain ex-members or low posting con members have posted.


It is enlightening to scan this (previously-cited) article, clicking on "religion" for example:
http://www.bestplaces.net/city/Boulder-Colorado.aspx#

Averaged over all people in the town, Boulder doesn't look that much different from the rest of the affluent USA -- or course, "non-residents" (college students?) may not be included. Education, voting, and cost-of-living are different, but not surprising for a college town. If you judged Clinton, NY on the folks at Hamilton and Kirkland Colleges, you might have a picture very different from reality.
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Postby fossana » Wed May 12, 2010 7:49 pm

studmuffin451 wrote:
fossana wrote:This entertaining article on Boulder came out while I was living there.
That article doesn't paint a picture of a town normal people would want to live in. It actually gives credence to some of the things certain ex-members or low posting con members have posted.


Firstly, I wouldn't exactly classify myself as 'normal'. Having a white picket fence and a houseful of kids is my nightmare. I'd be the first to admit that if you're bothered by the fact you're not the top [insert athletic label here] in town you'd best not move to Boulder. When I lived there previously my PT had won the LA marathon and my chiropractor was a sponsored adventure racer. That being said I found most of the elite athletes I met to be very supportive of those of us with lesser abilities.
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Postby MoapaPk » Wed May 12, 2010 8:53 pm

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A Buddhist monk moved into our condo complex. Shaved head, full regalia, real deal. He drives a 30-cylinder pickup truck named after a subarctic ecosystem where trees don't grow and frost lingers.


I'm sure the article was tongue-in-cheek. The statistics show that Boulder actually has a lower participation in eastern religions and Islam than the average US community, at least among legal residents. Though with perhaps 16 eastern religious (?) people in the town, the sampling statistics are not that good.

Your PT or Orthopedist in Las Vegas may not have run a marathon, but s/he may have treated Andre Agassi or Tiger Woods. My PTs have been treating the athletes from Cirque du Soleil in the same rotation. Not that this would be a good reason for choosing Vegas -- too many other yucky things.

(It's hard to put "Tiger Woods" and "Las Vegas" in the same paragraph without a few chuckles...)
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Postby fossana » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:55 am

Thought I'd provide an update after all of the great suggestions. After paying a 5 day visit to Boulder, I decided to move to Bishop until I decide I can no longer hack small town living or my remote working arrangement gets nixed. The gravitational pull from my great group of E Side friends and the High Sierra sealed the deal.
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