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Old 05-03-2007, 05:29 PM   #21
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I used to dodge south Texas rattlers on my motorbike, had chigger juice to put on my legs when I needed to, and could handle the scorpions and such. But what I could not take was the black crickets that coated the entire highway and made the roads more slippery than ice. I think I would rather deal with ebola.
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Re: Kiplinger's annual suggestions on where to live out!
Old 05-03-2007, 05:44 PM   #22
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I used to dodge south Texas rattlers on my motorbike, had chigger juice to put on my legs when I needed to, and could handle the scorpions and such. But what I could not take was the black crickets that coated the entire highway and made the roads more slippery than ice. I think I would rather deal with ebola.
When I read something like this it's all I can do to keep from tearing up....

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My first drive through Texas. We stayed the night at some cheap hotel just outside of San Antonio. Just when we were going to leave some big mother of what looked like a wasp flew into the car. I swear this thing could have carried a small child away. I was told it could have been on of those Tarantula hawk wasps. My first Texas bug experience...sniff
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I got bit by a rattlesnake once.  It was horrible to watch the poor thing die of blood poisoning.

Most of you don't know that I'm a real estate genius.  DW and I bought a new house a year ago and the tax appraisal just arrived.  It has already appreciated 18% since we bought it.  Unfortunately, most of us Texans are real estate geniuses if you measure that with how fast our tax appraisals go up.

I'll repeat my comment on Rick Perry.  If he happens to be the VP on the repub ticket, that in itself is enough reason to vote liber or social on the next presidential election.  I'll have to wait to see who the dems nominate to recommend them since they will probably be elected.  There's no reason to vote for the winner because then you can't curse those d*mn b*st*rds that voted for the "idiot" that won -- be they repub or dem -- if you're one of the ones that voted for them.
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I am a real estate genius, too. I was able to sell my house in Clear Lake City (Houston) in '82.
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I am a real estate genius, too. I was able to sell my house in Clear Lake City (Houston) in '82.
You really are a genius if you got out in '82. You just beat the collapse. Hopefully, you went somewhere that didn't participate in what happened along the Gulf Coast and oil boom towns across the country the last time oil didn't go to $100 a barrel.
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Suggestions for retirees: Tampa Bay, Fla.; Pittsburgh; Harrisburg, Pa.; Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Roanoke, Va.
Funny for work I have been to all those locations in the last 12 months.

Tampa Bay - traffic is horrible. I hate sitting at a red light 3 cycles. Call me crazy.
Pittsburgh - very pretty city.
Harrisburg - booming city. Lots of building going on. Beware Route 30. Lots to do.
Port St Lucie - humid, humid, humid. Have a bag packed. A friend of mine said they evacuated 8 times in the last couple years due to hurricane alerts.
Roanoke - little city but very liveable. Heard lots of complaints about lack of medical care providers. Pretty much shuts down after 8pm.
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My first drive through Texas. We stayed the night at some cheap hotel just outside of San Antonio. Just when we were going to leave some big mother of what looked like a wasp flew into the car.
That's why in San Antonio I always keep my windows rolled up except when going through the drive thru topless liquor stores.
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That's why in San Antonio I always keep my windows rolled up except when going through the drive thru topless liquor stores.
I hope these brave and public spirited women wear plenty of insect repellent.

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