small town primer (thread for ruby)

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let's talk small towns and outlying places

jergins, Monday, 27 July 2009 04:12 (ten years ago) link

Small towns have their awesomeness and their soul-crushing aspects, sometimes equally but more often not.

jaq, Monday, 27 July 2009 04:24 (ten years ago) link

Moving from a city to a small town a few years ago manifested in me being stunned to always run into someone I knew or worked with, no matter where I went. Grocery: boss; gym: dental hygenist; library: landlord; farmers market: coworker; etc.

Sometimes, that was really nice.

jaq, Monday, 27 July 2009 04:27 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcata,_California

jergins, Monday, 27 July 2009 04:41 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_East,_Pennsylvania

once stayed in a red cross shelter here. v v cuet.

te,he (tehresa), Monday, 27 July 2009 04:48 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bainbridge_Island

jergins, Monday, 27 July 2009 04:50 (ten years ago) link

loving the list of famous residents. juliet from lost below Tori Black - adult film star, Penthouse Cover Model?

jergins, Monday, 27 July 2009 04:51 (ten years ago) link

have stayed on bainbridge island. a+ imo.

te,he (tehresa), Monday, 27 July 2009 04:54 (ten years ago) link

a+ name

jergins, Monday, 27 July 2009 05:02 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg_(village),_New_York

Every July, the Village of Hamburg celebrates Burgerfest to commemorate the invention of the hamburger in Hamburg[dubious – discuss] at the Erie County Fair in 1885.

te,he (tehresa), Monday, 27 July 2009 05:05 (ten years ago) link

DUBIOUS

te,he (tehresa), Monday, 27 July 2009 05:05 (ten years ago) link

discus

jergins, Monday, 27 July 2009 05:06 (ten years ago) link

i have spent a lot of time in hamburg so i don't think i can discus as i might be biased?

te,he (tehresa), Monday, 27 July 2009 05:07 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astoria_Oregon

jergins, Monday, 27 July 2009 05:09 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwoods,_West_Virginia

te,he (tehresa), Monday, 27 July 2009 05:13 (ten years ago) link

hamburglar's grave up there?

jergins, Monday, 27 July 2009 05:13 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutton,_West_Virginia

te,he (tehresa), Monday, 27 July 2009 05:15 (ten years ago) link

it's a tree stump, you silly!

te,he (tehresa), Monday, 27 July 2009 05:15 (ten years ago) link

can't believe they buried him under a tree stump

jergins, Monday, 27 July 2009 05:34 (ten years ago) link

A++++ thread, will check out all this small towns tomorrow after sleep.

if someone had told me a couple of years ago that i would actively want to move to a small town, i would have laughed in their face. lol ima old.

smoove operator, Monday, 27 July 2009 06:08 (ten years ago) link

i would enjoy a small gowns thread if possible

max max max max, Monday, 27 July 2009 14:04 (ten years ago) link

arcata, CA:
+ liberal/progressive
+ moderate weather
+ under 20,000
+ super old movie theatre

- overpopulated by students
- overpopulated by stoners

smoove operator, Monday, 27 July 2009 15:46 (ten years ago) link

four years pass...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY imo

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 December 2013 00:43 (five years ago) link

congrats ruby! happy dayyyyy!!!!!<3

lxy, Saturday, 21 December 2013 01:16 (five years ago) link

happy birthday to you, dear friend<3

estela, Saturday, 21 December 2013 02:23 (five years ago) link

Happy birthday!

jaq, Saturday, 21 December 2013 03:10 (five years ago) link

thankig u xxx

I SAW DOLPHINS TODAY! BEST PRESENT EVER!

smoove operator, Saturday, 21 December 2013 04:29 (five years ago) link

Happy birthday!

tehresa, Saturday, 21 December 2013 05:29 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...

I got to see smoove and ytth yesterday and I had more wine than intended and stayed out way past my bedtime but it was so so so worth it. No regrets.

💗💗💗

tehresa, Monday, 15 September 2014 22:23 (five years ago) link

aw<3

estela, Monday, 15 September 2014 23:07 (five years ago) link

i saw a cuet pic

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 01:27 (five years ago) link

lol i was still a bit drunk when i woke up at 6.30 the next day! quincie would have partied all night if they hadn't closed the bar.

smoove operator, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:49 (five years ago) link

I forgot I had to be in DC for a 7:30 appt so my morning was a little rough!

tehresa, Wednesday, 17 September 2014 01:35 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

idk if we have a thread for smoove but i want to wish her a happy birthday

spite n ease (harbl), Saturday, 20 December 2014 16:01 (four years ago) link

+1

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 December 2014 20:09 (four years ago) link

aw ruby, happiest of!

lxy, Saturday, 20 December 2014 20:15 (four years ago) link

happy birthday ruby!!<3

estela, Sunday, 21 December 2014 08:44 (four years ago) link

happy happy ruby!

tehresa, Sunday, 21 December 2014 12:39 (four years ago) link

thanks guys!! <3

smoove operator, Monday, 22 December 2014 07:00 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

to get a mn license I need to go to a testing center at a location separate from the licensing center and take a written test (despite having a valid license from another state). that center is only open mon-wed. then I have to bring my test results to the licensing center to get an actual license. why????

tehresa, Friday, 10 July 2015 18:56 (four years ago) link

sorry that's not quite for ruby just a small town "quirk."

tehresa, Friday, 10 July 2015 18:56 (four years ago) link

i had to do this 20 years ago despite having a valid nc license!

iirc you just need to remember that your headlights are only good for 40 ft*

(* may not be precisely accurate)

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 July 2015 02:57 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

mookieproof, Sunday, 20 December 2015 21:55 (three years ago) link

happy birthday dearest! 💗

tehresa, Monday, 21 December 2015 03:22 (three years ago) link

oh ruby

lxy, Tuesday, 22 December 2015 22:26 (three years ago) link

aw thanks guys <3 <3 <3

smoove operator, Thursday, 24 December 2015 16:23 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...

i'm sorry for your loss

http://www.espnfc.us/report?gameId=431829

mookieproof, Monday, 10 October 2016 23:08 (three years ago) link

and i hope you're feeling better!

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 October 2016 01:06 (three years ago) link

:( poor faroese people :(

i am feeling better! let's just hope it never ever happens again.

smoove operator, Wednesday, 12 October 2016 03:58 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

UM HAPPY BIRTHDAY

spite n ease (harbl), Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:32 (two years ago) link

happy birthday, dearest ruby!

toadstool might (tehresa), Tuesday, 20 December 2016 03:28 (two years ago) link

UM ditto

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 03:37 (two years ago) link

darling ruby, best of days to you!!!!

lxy, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 16:27 (two years ago) link

merry birthday ruby<3

estela, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 22:30 (two years ago) link

i wish you were closer so i could buy you dessert.

toadstool might (tehresa), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 02:52 (two years ago) link

awwwwww YOU GUYS <3 <3 <3 <3

smoove operator, Thursday, 29 December 2016 06:54 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

so we're going back to the faroe islands in 2018 and i've decided on a plan:

- befriend as many locals as possible
- make a good impression by being awesome
- save up lots of money
- wait until neko dies of old age
- send heartfelt essay/letter to faroese government expressing how much we love the faroe islands and how we'll be the most patriotic faroese citizens of all time, if they let us
- buy a village
- live happily ever after

i seriously cannot stop thinking about living there.

smoove operator, Wednesday, 25 January 2017 03:19 (two years ago) link

I think you are onto something

toadstool might (tehresa), Wednesday, 25 January 2017 23:37 (two years ago) link

pfft i got nicer islands than that

esperantzen (p much resigned to deems), Thursday, 26 January 2017 00:28 (two years ago) link

i don't believe you; the faroes are the nicest islands of all time

smoove operator, Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:30 (two years ago) link

i don't think we exchanged more than 3 words with a faroese person while we were there, gonna have to work on my social skills for next time. they're rusty bc i have no social life beyond the internet.

smoove operator, Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:31 (two years ago) link

i don't think we exchanged more than 3 words with a faroese person while we were there

my understanding from novels is that remote islanders prefer silence

deems may be a counter-example

mookieproof, Saturday, 28 January 2017 02:10 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

hi <3

mookieproof, Monday, 6 March 2017 01:28 (two years ago) link

back atcha <3

smoove operator, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 01:31 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

zomg happy birthday!

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 15:30 (one year ago) link

<3 hb!

toadstool might (tehresa), Thursday, 21 December 2017 13:41 (one year ago) link

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

spite n ease (harbl), Friday, 22 December 2017 01:53 (one year ago) link

HBB RR!!!

lxy, Monday, 1 January 2018 00:52 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

happy birthday, dearest!

toadstool might (tehresa), Thursday, 20 December 2018 21:11 (ten months ago) link

happy birthday!

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 20 December 2018 23:17 (ten months ago) link

belated <3

mookieproof, Monday, 24 December 2018 02:04 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

late birthday smooches, dear ruby

lxy, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 18:11 (ten months ago) link


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