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Old 10-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #556
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And one thing that annoys me me very much. I saw/heard Eva Longoria do this while campaigning for Obama and now I see that everyone in politics do this, and the two candidates did in the debate: they keep saying "this teacher I talked to in LV" or "I met a man who owned a small company and taxes bla bla bla". Is this real? Because it sounds so fake! Did they really meet these people or they just make it up? Eva Longoria's story sounded especially fake.



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I think they're real people, because I feel like I have seen interviews like.. years later where they show that "blah blah farmer from Ohio" is still struggling or whatever.


But yeah, it seems fake and it's an overused tactic
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I think they're real people, because I feel like I have seen interviews like.. years later where they show that "blah blah farmer from Ohio" is still struggling or whatever.


But yeah, it seems fake and it's an overused tactic
Reaaaally overused! They do it every 3 minutes! I lost count of how many people both candidates have mentioned.
And did you hear Eva Longoria? Her story really sounds fake...

How is life, Jess? Have you made a decision about school?

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I don't honestly know how people can still be undecided to the point where a debate is going to sway them unless you're really not secure in your own beliefs. Obama could have played Draw Something on stage for 90 minutes last night and I'd still be voting the same way I plan to because I already know what I need to know about the candidates and their platforms I mean, it's not like back in the day where you might not know anything about a candidate until the debate is played on the radio and your whole family gathers round
Exactly. And this is why it surprises me so much to hear statements like "Obama might have lost the elections yesterday" or "the race is back on". It's less than 2 hours, how does that change so much!
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Life is okay! I'm working on all my applications now! I'm really thinking of University of Texas at Austin now though. Everyone always has awesome things to say about Austin and it's a good program for the specialization I want (archives and preservation). Texas and UCLA are probably my two top choices. So we'll see!
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Life is okay! I'm working on all my applications now! I'm really thinking of University of Texas at Austin now though. Everyone always has awesome things to say about Austin and it's a good program for the specialization I want (archives and preservation). Texas and UCLA are probably my two top choices. So we'll see!
Austin was in that list star and I were discussing: Best cities to live in, or something like that.

This is so exciting for you. How long will it be? 2 years?
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Austin was in that list star and I were discussing: Best cities to live in, or something like that.

This is so exciting for you. How long will it be? 2 years?
Yes Most are two year programs
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I went to GM for the first time after the USO. So there is a big 4 it's settled?
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Life is okay! I'm working on all my applications now! I'm really thinking of University of Texas at Austin now though. Everyone always has awesome things to say about Austin and it's a good program for the specialization I want (archives and preservation). Texas and UCLA are probably my two top choices. So we'll see!
I have my say on FB already. I am thinking if you make it to UCLA, there will be Aimee, Mischa and Jiat coming to Indian Wells and it will be a riot!!!!!!!
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I have my say on FB already. I am thinking if you make it to UCLA, there will be Aimee, Mischa and Jiat coming to Indian Wells and it will be a riot!!!!!!!
Jess living on the West coast is a very starnge concept for me to understand
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I have my say on FB already. I am thinking if you make it to UCLA, there will be Aimee, Mischa and Jiat coming to Indian Wells and it will be a riot!!!!!!!
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Jess living on the West coast is a very starnge concept for me to understand
For me too but its even stranger for me to picture myself in texas lol.
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This is true and i bring a party wherever i go



For me too but its even stranger for me to picture myself in texas lol.
Why? Texas is cool, no?

I hope you realize you are going to love it regardless of the Uni you choose
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For me too but its even stranger for me to picture myself in texas lol.
People from other parts of the country are always a little hesitant about Texas, but it is a great place to be. I'm sure you'll love Austin. It's a very young city with lots and lots of bars and music. It also has a great food scene. I'll remind you the last Top Chef winner was from Austin.

It's on the edge of the hill country. There's a lot of greenery mixed with those eroded limestone hills. Austin itself has kind of rolling low hills.

Plus -- little known fact -- It has these spring fed pools that are around 65 or 70 degrees and great for cooling off in the summer. http://365thingsaustin.com/2012/08/0...ing-fed-pools/
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People from other parts of the country are always a little hesitant about Texas, but it is a great place to be. I'm sure you'll love Austin. It's a very young city with lots and lots of bars and music. It also has a great food scene. I'll remind you the last Top Chef winner was from Austin.

It's on the edge of the hill country. There's a lot of greenery mixed with those eroded limestone hills. Austin itself has kind of rolling low hills.

Plus -- little known fact -- It has these spring fed pools that are around 65 or 70 degrees and great for cooling off in the summer. http://365thingsaustin.com/2012/08/0...ing-fed-pools/
But the last Top Chef was....... Top Chef Texas

Yeah from what I've heard, Austin isn't like the rest of Texas... which to me is a good thing I need to visit Austin (and LA). Jiat won't let me forget to visit LA And one of our family's friends just became a grandmama and the baby was born ON MY BIRTHDAY in Austin So my mom and I were thinking we might get her to come down with us because she's familiar with Austin and can show us around and visit her family .

One of my high school friends is living in Houston and I RARELY talk to him lately, but even he appeared yesterday to tell me Austin is awesome.

But Texas I have like 2% country in me, and that 2% is that I like to wear boots. Texas just makes me think of like... Republicans and guns. UGH it makes me think of Rick Perry now that I'm thinking of Republicans and guns. Now I'll have nightmares before bed.
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But the last Top Chef was....... Top Chef Texas

Yeah from what I've heard, Austin isn't like the rest of Texas... which to me is a good thing I need to visit Austin (and LA). Jiat won't let me forget to visit LA And one of our family's friends just became a grandmama and the baby was born ON MY BIRTHDAY in Austin So my mom and I were thinking we might get her to come down with us because she's familiar with Austin and can show us around and visit her family .

One of my high school friends is living in Houston and I RARELY talk to him lately, but even he appeared yesterday to tell me Austin is awesome.

But Texas I have like 2% country in me, and that 2% is that I like to wear boots. Texas just makes me think of like... Republicans and guns. UGH it makes me think of Rick Perry now that I'm thinking of Republicans and guns. Now I'll have nightmares before bed.

It's a misconception that all of Texas is like Rick Perry and rifle racks -- although rifle racks are popular.

For me Texas is just really liveable -- unlike So.Cal which nice but it's so difficult to get around. I think what really struck me when I first got there was that Texans will take any opportunity to get together in big crowds outside to eat food. There are all sorts of events which although they have different names and purposes all end up with lots of people outside eating food and having a good time.

But, even though the last Top Chef was Top Chef Texas, it was just held in Texas. The chefs were from all over. It seemed there were more chefs from Chicago than from Texas. In the final four it was two from Chicago, one from somewhere notTexas USA, and then Paul from Austin.

Also, I think Texas is a lot of things -- there's a lot of diversity in Texas. I'm not sure what you mean by "country" but probably Austin is a bit more "country" than is Houston -- and particularly the Houston area close to downtown Houston where I lived. I say that because there is certainly a Austin type country music that is played more in bars there than it is in Houston. I'm not a fan of current popular country music at all although I do like the classics such as Patsy Cline and Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. When living in Texas, I did develop a fondness for Texas country music, e.g. Lyle Lovett etc.

More than a lot of states, Texas has its own culture and there are bumper stickers like "Naturalized Texan" and other things that make Texas seem like it's own country. But, just like the rest of the U.S. Texas is now an urban society and no longer a society of ranchers, farmers, and oil drillers.

I'm not particularly an Austin fan though because I think the city is poorly designed and sort of glutted with traffic and people. Also too many new agey kind of people that sometimes cluster around a university. I don't particularly care for that wafty type. I prefer Houston because even though it's bigger it has more of a neighborhood feel to me, but maybe that's because I've never lived in Austin. Also, I didn't really like Houston until I moved closer to downtown.
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