Skip to comments.Yes, Another Vanity (eyeroll)
Posted on 07/06/2011 10:41:36 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
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You’d be surprised how many come down from the North and other places and try to poke fun at some of our people, places and way of doing things and constantly brag about ‘how much better this or that was at home’.
My mother, who is an RN, tells the story about an RN who moved down to Texas from NYC and was always spouting about ‘that’s not the way we always did it’, and ‘this and that was so much better back home.
The supervisor happened to drop by, overhead her mouthing off and told her, ‘If you don’t like things here in Texas, there’s a bus leaving everyday for NY’.
Just FReepmail it to me when you start looking! I’ll be happy to help.
You could save money on moving by staying overnight at FReeper houses.
You would certainly be welcome here in SW Mo for a night.
Grits work great on clearing out the fire ants there. Do they work on red ants in Texas?”
They have them for breakfast every morning with their eggs - one of the things that makes them so big.
I believe! I think you meant this for NoGrayZone.
I read recently that Houston city limits is now 33% white.
Isn’t Baytown just a bigger hellhole?
Not even close.
Baytown has one of the highest per capita number of millionaires in the country. Most of them are retired Exxon people. May not live like there is a lot of money in Baytown; they just don’t spend it.
I’m familiar with Baytown...it’s a hellhole. I also know some of the Exxon millionaires and you’re right...they don’t spend it... and it shows.
I am only making the argument that Baytown is all that great, but it is better than Channelview; not that that is saying much.
Baytown is not going to win any awards for being an attractice city. Funniest comment I have heard about Baytown is that San Jacinto Mall is East Texas Avenue with a roof.
Now ya know.....stay safe.
Houston are folks NGZ....trust em.
Short on time here, so I have not read all of the comments. I hope this helps.
Before your sister accepts a job offer make sure her RN license is valid in TX (don’t know why it would not be, but better to be safe & all that). The energy business in Houston is starting to boom once again, so hopefully her friend really can get you a job. If not, there are many headhunting agencies here that will be able to assist you.
Where the two of you work should be part of your decision as to where to live. Houston is a very large city, so you don’t want to work to far from home. Your commute, no matter where you live will be a bear ~ I work 12 miles from home & it is a 30 minute commute on good days. Will it possible for you two to stay with her friend for a few weeks until you can find a place to live? If you are going to live in Houston proper, you really need to check out an area before moving there.
Also, as I have noticed a few FReepers suggested surrounding cities to Houston. That is a good idea, as most of those cities have a more hometown feeling. Some of the area towns are Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, League City, The Woodlands, Spring and Tomball.
Regarding the weather. Yeah it is hot & humid in the Summer, but that is why all of us are grateful to the inventor of A/C. Our Spring & Falls are short but very pleasant. Our Winter last about four weeks, and those weeks are not necessarily in a row. It rarely snows, and when it does the snow does not last very long. A snow shovel is definitely not needed. We do get hurricanes once in a while, but we get fair warning & if you live inland the chances of damage are minimal. Once in a while there are tornadoes.
Regarding the landscape. The area is flat. No hills or mountains or curvy roads. But a few hours drive and you can be in the hill country ~ which is very lovely, especially in the Spring when the wildflowers bloom. We do have lots of trees & green grass (not so much green this year as we are in a drought).
Dont hesitate to contact me is you need more info.