Where all have you lived?

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Where all have you lived?
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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 8:43am
For me: Michigan, Japan, Arizonia, North Dakota, Florida, Oklahoma (same place but two different times), Turkey and four different areas of Texas (San Antonio (twice), Wichita Falls, Lubbock and Austin).
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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 1:01pm
Depending on how strongly you feel about "life begins at conception" - City Slemain, Morocco (conception through 2 months after); Evreux, France (7 months before birth through 13 months after); Twin Falls, Idaho; Abilene, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; Abilene, Texas; Cherry Hills, New Jersey; Wilson County (unincorporated), Tennessee; Tulip Grove (part of Nashville), Tennessee; Joelton (part of Nashville), Tennessee; Denton, Texas; Lackland AFB, Texas; Sheppard STTC, Texas; Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California; Langley AFB, Virginia; Hampton Roads, Virginia; RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, UK; Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, UK; Spetse, Greece; Long Handborough, Oxfordshire, UK; Loring AFB, Maine; Bar Harbor, Maine; Rockledge, Florida; Cocoa Beach, Florida; Merrit Island, Florida; Cape Canaveral, Florida; Houston, Texas; Southlake, Texas; Euless, Texas; Denton, Texas (again); Dallas, Texas; Far Hills, New Jersey; Buffalo, New York; Silver Spring, Maryland; Hales Corners, Wisconsin; Farmington, New York; Tucson, Arizona; Hales Corners, Wisconsin (again); Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Shorewood, Wisconsin; Jacksonville, Florida; Middleburg, Florida; St. Mary's, Florida; Mount Vernon, Indiana; Evansville, Indiana.

Phew!

Firefly


Edited 9/28/2003 1:02:25 PM ET by phirephly

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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 2:01pm
Ankara
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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 3:13pm
Air force intel or sumtin'? Whatever you were doing, I gotta tel ya' there is something suspicious about having THAT good a memory. I got tired just reading that list.
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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 4:23pm
My father was the first operational C-130 pilot in DOD. That kept him on the move. Then the airlines - also a fairly transient occupation until you get a little farther up the union scrotum pole. After that it was his Bob Vila gene that kept us moving - buy a fixer upper, fix it up, sell it and move across town. Then it was my parent's second divorce. Then *I* went into the service - first as Air Base Ground Defense specialist, then as a Russian interpreter (until I found out that I'd been seriously lied to about what the actual job of an enlisted RI was - at which point my volunteer status for the job was withdrawn and since it's an all-volunteer position, I was put back in the ABGD pipeline), then after *all* that training, the AF decided that guaranteed job meant guaranteed *training* and that they'd met that requirement. They then shipped me off to acounting school for the job they really wanted me in. Then Langley, then RAF Upper Heyford, both time living both on and off base in nearby towns. A few other places in Europe for extended stays (anywhere I had to have my mail forwarded for more than 3 months, I counted as having to "live" there - the Spetse thing was 3 and half months of my own time - I *never* took a day of leave for my first 4 years in the service and I was in jeapordy of doing the the "use or lose" thing for a second consecutive year and my commander and I reached an agreement where I took *all* my accumulated leave plus all the leave that I was accumulating while I was on leave and burned it all up at once - on a little island outside of Athens - a wonderful vacation - but it was more like a sabbatical). After the AF, I bummed around a bit. Then got married, followed her on her career for a while, then got divorced and moved in with my father (that Tucson stay), then back to Milwaukee where my job network was, got remarried, then Jacksonville until we bought a house in Middleburg, then got a non-contracting job in Evansville, but lived in Mt. Vernon for a year first.

Not that odd, just a very, very busy life.

Firefly

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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 4:50pm
You were an accountant in Langley, LOL? You have mentioned the interpreter job before. Why was it such a bummer? This is just idle curiosity, I realize it is none of my beeswax.
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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 5:21pm
Hey, that reminds me, I lived in Tucson with my dad for almost a year.
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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 6:30pm
I was *told* it was embassy duty translating intelligency intercepts. It turned out to be sitting in an unheated, unairconditioned tin shack for 16 hours a day listening to East German tank commanders dit-dot to each other in Russian military morse code.

Firefly

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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 6:32pm
Anyone who thinks living in Florida means dealing with bad drivers who are *old* should spend a few weeks in Tucson.

Sheesh.

My insurance rates *tripled* moving from the snow belt to Tucson. When I asked my insurance agent why, he said I'd moved to the city where 90 year olds go to die, usually behind the wheel of a car.

Makes those 75 year old retirees in Florida look downright sprightly.

Firefly

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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 6:35pm
Bermuda, Sydney, Hong Kong, KL, Singnapore, Boston, CT, NYC, San Fran, Sacramento, London and Marin County, CA. Whew! Makes me tired just thinking of all those moves! Most of them were in my mid 20's till 3 years ago (I'm 34) and almost all were for work.
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Sun, 09-28-2003 - 9:25pm
My list is rather short: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles.