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If you don't buy your milk in bags (Ontario, Canada) and you say ya'll and good mornin' instead of g'day (Australia) You might be in the right place!

I am personally from the Texas Panhandle, north of Amarillo! Our State is enormous and diverse. I love it when people ask me, 'Oh, you're from Texas, Do you know so and so?" Um, do you realize you can start driving from Amarillo toward Houston and 10 straight hours later you might be within an hour or two of getting there. (if you don't stop for something) also (Texans measure distance in hours) How far is it from Amarillo to Dallas? About 5 1/2 to 6 hours!
 

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Hey Mark,
Thanks for reminding me I need to call 1-800-8888TEX. 
Oh and if you leave right now, you can be here in time for supper.

They Changed their number it is now 1-800-452-9292.
That number will also give you road conditions In Texas.
 

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I recently moved to TX for the third time - 1st time in Fort Worth. Second and third (and hopefully last) in Port Aransas. Hope to find a local writers group on the island. So far I've self-published on Kindle, but still have a lot to learn. Nonfiction titles have sold, but fiction so far a bomb. Will keep trying as I'm learning so much with every story.
 

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I'm here (temporarily). Originally from Athens, GA, a college town with an eclectic mix of people, great music, great liberal arts scene. I currently live in Plano, TX. It's nice, upscale, quiet. It's a short drive to Dallas, which has a decent music and arts scene as well as some great clubs (Lizard Lounge and Insomnia being my personal favorites). I'd much rather live in Austin, for obvious reasons (short drive to San Marcos, a city I also love). Denton is another area I'm fond of, again, for the arts vibe.

But yeah, stuck in Plano at the moment, could be worse. I've got 6 starbucks, 4 malls, 6 Best Buys, five major theaters, a dozen book stores, and countless restaurants within 10 minutes of me...oh, and my Gold's Gym...can't forget that. I'm not a big fan of the country scene, so this suburbia thing is ideal in that regard.

In conclusion, Texas has something for everyone, even artsy types like me.

Edit: probably more than 6 Starbucks...I'm just counting off the top of my head...
 

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Mark,
I am just down the road or two in Odessa.
 

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Well, I'm from Dallas and all of my family lives there. I visit as often as possible -- but I now live in Florida. I get homesick for people who correctly use the word ya'll! And Mexican food, and good chicken-fried steak, and huge glasses of iced tea, and tons of other things, too.
 

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Having lived in Amarillo too (for 20 years and originally from AZ) and now stuck in the DFW area (mostly from my own stupidity lol), it drives me nuts to hear people in these parts say that it doesn't snow in Texas. Oh yes it does, just go west and north into the real North Texas and you'll see plenty of snow!  ;D
 

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Oh Mark,
Please quit sending your weather south.  Oh and do you know my mother?  She lives in Corpus Christi.   
 

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ruecole said:
Not all Canadians can buy their milk in bags. Just the Ontarians, I believe. ;)

Rue
You're right, Rue. Its just us.
The Canucks are invading the Texas thread!
Not from Texas, have some family there, going back to my Canadian thread now. Have fun, y'all!
 

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Michael McClung said:
Born and raised in San Antonio, but living in Southeast Asia for the last 12 years. Can I get Affiliate status?
Only because you and my son were born in the same town.
 

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Howdy! (Sorry, it was only a matter of time before someone broke that out  ;D ) I live right between Dallas in Houston! Been living here my entire life. I spend almost all my time in Dallas or Austin though when I'm not at home.

I have to admit, I'm loving this crazy Texas weather.  :eek: :D
 

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KathyCarmichael said:
Well, I'm from Dallas and all of my family lives there. I visit as often as possible -- but I now live in Florida. I get homesick for people who correctly use the word ya'll! And Mexican food, and good chicken-fried steak, and huge glasses of iced tea, and tons of other things, too.
I love me some Mexican food, especially Tex-mex.
 

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cinisajoy said:
Oh Mark,
Please quit sending your weather south. Oh and do you know my mother? She lives in Corpus Christi.
Yeah, we have been getting snow after Snow for the last few weeks. I think it finally calmed down now. We are supposed to be in the 70s next week. And yes, this is the REAL North Texas!
 

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ruecole said:
Not all Canadians can buy their milk in bags. Just the Ontarians, I believe. ;)

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Bags of milk ....so weird! So how do you get milk in British Columbia? In cartons, in plastic jugs?
 
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