Where are you?

  • Ray K

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    This is more curiosity than anything else . . .

    In perusing these forums, I'm noticing a great deal of geographic diversity (which I think is a great thing)! I've seen post from at least three people from South Africa. I know there are people in Colorado, South Florida, Chicago, etc. I, myself, am in upstate New York (Albany area, 150 miles north of NYC).

    So, just wondering, an informal poll: where do you hail from?

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  • Lynn Pettis

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    Colorado Springs, Colorado (A born and raised Colorado Native).

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    In Denver, grew up in Virginia Beach.

  • GSquared

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    Tampa, Florida

    Moved here from Houston, Texas (more precisely, from Katy, Texas, outside Houston).

    Moved there from Washington, DC.

    Moved there from Missoula, Montana.

    Moved there from Los Angeles, California.

    Moved there from Seattle, Washington.

    And the list goes on and on and on.

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  • WayneS

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    Cumberland, VA (west of Richmond VA);

    Grew up in Virginia Beach, VA

    Currently working in Hampton, VA

    @Gus: in Tampa? My Mother-in-law is in Brandon. Guess I'll have to look you up the next time I'm down there.

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  • Gail Shaw

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    Johannesburg, South Africa. For anyone who's geography a little weak, that's at the southern end of the African continent.

    Yes, we have electricity and internet (most of the time), we don't ride elephants and lions don't wander the streets.

    😀

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  • Ron McCullough

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    Northern Ohio - 20 miles west of Cleveland

    Born in the borough of BROOKLYN in New York City.

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  • J-F Bergeron

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    GilaMonster (1/12/2010)


    Johannesburg, South Africa. For anyone who's geography a little weak, that's at the southern end of the African continent.

    Yes, we have electricity and internet (most of the time), we don't ride elephants and lions don't wander the streets.

    😀

    South Africa.. that looks wild and completely unknown to be, how's the weather there? Must be completely different from here, in Canada!

    I thought the savanna lions were hunters around there, guess I will have to go there sometimes!

    Cheers,

    J-F

  • Lynn Pettis

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    GilaMonster (1/12/2010)


    Johannesburg, South Africa. For anyone who's geography a little weak, that's at the southern end of the African continent.

    Yes, we have electricity and internet (most of the time), we don't ride elephants and lions don't wander the streets.

    😀

    ROFL When my dad moved out to Colorado from New Jersey in the mid 50's, relatives back there thought people still rode horses, carried pistols everywhere and still fought indians.

  • Lynn Pettis

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    J-F Bergeron (1/12/2010)


    GilaMonster (1/12/2010)


    Johannesburg, South Africa. For anyone who's geography a little weak, that's at the southern end of the African continent.

    Yes, we have electricity and internet (most of the time), we don't ride elephants and lions don't wander the streets.

    😀

    South Africa.. that looks wild and completely unknown to be, how's the weather there? Must be completely different from here, in Canada!

    I thought the savanna lions were hunters around there, guess I will have to go there sometimes!

    Anywhere in particular in Canada? Canada is a pretty big place itself.

  • J-F Bergeron

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    J-F Bergeron (1/12/2010)


    GilaMonster (1/12/2010)


    Johannesburg, South Africa. For anyone who's geography a little weak, that's at the southern end of the African continent.

    Yes, we have electricity and internet (most of the time), we don't ride elephants and lions don't wander the streets.

    😀

    South Africa.. that looks wild and completely unknown to be, how's the weather there? Must be completely different from here, in Canada!

    I thought the savanna lions were hunters around there, guess I will have to go there sometimes!

    Like we Canadians live in Igloos? Yeah, I know the feeling. I always think it's so funny that people from the South (The US folks, *cough* :)) Think we don't have roads, live in igloos, hunt seals with harpoons, and dance around a fire at night! (which is not always untrue, but just for fun ;))

    Cheers,

    J-F

  • Greg Charles

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    Olympia, Washington.

    Greg

  • J-F Bergeron

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    Lynn Pettis (1/12/2010)


    J-F Bergeron (1/12/2010)


    GilaMonster (1/12/2010)


    Johannesburg, South Africa. For anyone who's geography a little weak, that's at the southern end of the African continent.

    Yes, we have electricity and internet (most of the time), we don't ride elephants and lions don't wander the streets.

    😀

    South Africa.. that looks wild and completely unknown to be, how's the weather there? Must be completely different from here, in Canada!

    I thought the savanna lions were hunters around there, guess I will have to go there sometimes!

    Anywhere in particular in Canada? Canada is a pretty big place itself.

    I'm from Quebec, Montreal. But I used to live 100 miles north of Montreal. I moved for the job, because the internet does not reach smaller villages! 😉

    Cheers,

    J-F

  • Lynn Pettis

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    J-F Bergeron (1/12/2010)


    J-F Bergeron (1/12/2010)


    GilaMonster (1/12/2010)


    Johannesburg, South Africa. For anyone who's geography a little weak, that's at the southern end of the African continent.

    Yes, we have electricity and internet (most of the time), we don't ride elephants and lions don't wander the streets.

    😀

    South Africa.. that looks wild and completely unknown to be, how's the weather there? Must be completely different from here, in Canada!

    I thought the savanna lions were hunters around there, guess I will have to go there sometimes!

    Like we Canadians live in Igloos? Yeah, I know the feeling. I always think it's so funny that people from the South (The US folks, *cough* :)) Think we don't have roads, live in igloos, hunt seals with harpoons, and dance around a fire at night! (which is not always untrue, but just for fun ;))

    Only thought that was true of those living in the Northwest Territories. :w00t:

    But, after watching Ice Road Truckers, I have learned differently. 😉

  • GSquared

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    GilaMonster (1/12/2010)


    Johannesburg, South Africa. For anyone who's geography a little weak, that's at the southern end of the African continent.

    Yes, we have electricity and internet (most of the time), we don't ride elephants and lions don't wander the streets.

    😀

    You make it sound so boring! Definitely not a travel brochure writer. 🙂

    How about something more along the lines of: "South Africa! The southern tip of the Birthplace of Humanity! We have the Internet AND elephants and lions! (Don't ride the lions, and the elephants are only allowed in certain areas of the streets. Some restrictions apply. Side effects of using the Internet while riding an African elephant can include being trampled or gored.)"

    (This completely ignores that rideable elephants are Asian, and the African ones aren't really domesticated that way. But marketing and reality can usually only be matched with a full outer join.)

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