Where do you call home?

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Where do you call home?
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Sat, 07-19-2003 - 12:35pm
Trinity's thread full of lonely people (myself included) on Friday night makes me wonder if any of us are near each other.

I know where some of you are residing, but not everyone. So, where do you call home? Don't give specifics! Just a general area. I'm near Kansas City.

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Sat, 07-19-2003 - 1:47pm
I've lived in Manhattan since 1994 with a 3 month stint in the suburbs of NYC in 1997. From 1966-1994 I lived right outside Manhattan, still in NYC, except for a few months in college in upstate NY. My parents still live right outside manhattan. I have a small very expensive (by outside NY standards) one bedroom apartment in a new-ish high rise - I have spent very very little on decorating because it is a rental. I love my building because there is a gym, laundry, drycleaners, and a wonderful staff right in the building so it is very safe and secure. I walk almost everywhere, take cabs infrequently, and do not have a driver's license. My firm is about a 35 minute walk from home and I typically walk - like today - since I am at work :-(.

On another note, anyone ever have an insane craving for a hamburger - like every cell in your body had to have meat protein? That was me, one hour ago. Craving satisfied. :-)

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Sat, 07-19-2003 - 2:03pm
Deena, you are just plain ornery, aren't you!

I'm going to spoil your fun, though. I was already craving a hamburger so I took a trip to Sonic and had myself a hamburger and onion rings and a Dr. Pepper. Yum! Yum! I'll just have wheat pasta and tomatoes for dinner and I should still be fine on calories for the day.

I always thought it would be neat to live in a high rise building with everything I need within walking distance. I live in the basement of my three story building in a very small studio with huge closets (why one of the closets couldn't have been a bedroom is beyond me) and a fireplace that takes up one entire wall! Work is about ten miles away, so no walking there for me! I bet you've got killer legs from all that walking, though!

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Sat, 07-19-2003 - 5:28pm
Now you did to me what you did to Shy last night. I must have a hamburger!!!! There goes the nice healthy dinner I was planning to have. You're such a bad influence!

And, in answer to Shy's question, as those of you know who visit the board regularly, I'm in the DC area. I actually plan to play tourist tomorrow. Some people are in town for a training and I promised one of them that I'd go with her to the holocaust museum tomorrow morning. I think I'll drag her to a nice cheerful museum (perhaps the spy museum) afterwards, so I don't go home depressed!

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Sat, 07-19-2003 - 5:55pm
Just make sure you (1) only eat half the bun; and (2) have a hot fudge sundae for dessert but don't eat the cherry.

I was at the holocaust museum about 6 years ago and have been to Yad Vashem in israel over 20 years ago. Most of my grandfather's family was murdered by the Nazis and/or in the pogroms in Poland.

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Sat, 07-19-2003 - 9:12pm
Laziness won out over my burger craving, so I never left my house to get one. But, one way or another I'll have a burger tomorrow!

I believe most of my grandparents' families left Russia and Poland before WWII, so my family escape what yours did not. But, since half of my family is Jewish, I do feel like I need to go to the museum, but I'm not really looking forward to it.

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 6:20pm
Right now, I call "the town that rocked the nation -- Philadelphia PA" (thank you to The Hooters for that!) home.

During the school year, Houston TX is home... but unlike George Strait, I don't have any "exes that live in Texas..."

I need to go back to bed... I was out Friday night and got home at 5 am. After sleeping for a couple hours, I packed my car and picked up a friend for a beach trip. Got home last night at 11 pm.

I'm so tired I can't stand it! But I had LOADS of fun!

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 6:20pm
Yes - it is more like something you "do" - to "do" - my mother, who heard about the holocaust every single day of her life growing up, blocked out the name of the town in poland my grandfather was from so I couldn't do the research in the library there.

I am truly impressed that you have decided to go - it is not an easy thing.

I had a burger yesterday - with fries - at burger heaven - heavenly!!!

Your PMS Friend,

Deena

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 9:20pm
You live where I grew up...I'm from the suburbs and I'm still a diehard Eagles fan. That doesn't make me too popular with the Redskins fans around here. But, being from Philly, I just don't care!
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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 9:27pm
It was very educational, but also very depressing. I learned a lot of very interesting details that I never knew before, but saw far too many pictures of things I never wanted to see. There's a glass wall with the names of towns in Europe that lost a significant portion of their population or disappeared entirely, so I looked for the town in Russia that my grandfather's family came from (and didn't find it), but I don't know the name of the town in Poland that my grandmother's family came from, so I couldn't look for any info on that one. I think we spent nearly 3 hours in the museum...I read everything and watched every film clip.

Well, the PMS thing explains the burgers and chocolate, and perhaps even why you're trying to corrupt the rest of us with thoughts of unhealthy food. I didn't get my burger again today, but did have a nice big juicy steak, followed by ice cream. It was very good, but I feel like such a pig now! Oh well, I'll make up for it during the week.

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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 8:05am
Eagles shirts are frowned upon in Houston. I try to keep the flaunting to a minimum. :-)

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