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Welpe:
That and its still living in New York City.  No thanks.   ;)  GoodScout, good luck on your upcoming move.  I am a recent transplant form California to Texas and I imagine your culture shock will be very similar to mine!

jjseikel:

--- Quote from: Welpe on November 16, 2009, 05:19:59 PM ---That and its still living in New York City.  No thanks.   ;)  GoodScout, good luck on your upcoming move.  I am a recent transplant form California to Texas and I imagine your culture shock will be very similar to mine!

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Ah, come on now. How can that shock comparison be even remotely similar?
 Wait till the Texans get wind of this!

TexDoc:
Welpe, compare and contrast please.  I'm curious.

Welpe:

--- Quote from: jjseikel on November 16, 2009, 10:09:46 PM ---Ah, come on now. How can that shock comparison be even remotely similar?
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Similar in the magnitude of the shock, not in the actual differences.   :)

Welpe:

--- Quote from: TexDoc on November 16, 2009, 10:15:45 PM ---Welpe, compare and contrast please.  I'm curious.

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Just a few off the top of my head and some of these things are Houston centric as opposed to Texas as a whole.

The drivers.  Quite frankly, the drivers here are absolutely horrible.  This comes from somebody that has driven quite a bit in both the LA and SF Bay Area regions.

Football.  It is king here, no doubt about it.  California has some good football as well but playing it at the organized middle school level was unheard of.  Never mind the multiple teams per level (Frosh A/B, etc).  Also, I notice the bands play non-stop here, even during the game itself.  Where I'm from the bands never played during live balls or when the ball was about to become live.  Also, the sports complexes that ISDs have here are quite impressive.  I'm used to each school having its own field, where all of the home games are played.

The governments.  California has a full time, professional legislature that LOVES to tell people how to live their lives and charge you a nice income tax for it.  Numerous differences in this category but I'll leave it at that.

Housing.  We can actually afford a house here.  ;D

Water towers.  They are EVERYWHERE here...and completely foreign to me.

Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of things I like about California but these are a lot of the things that brought us out to Texas.

One thing I notice I like more about California is the food.  I love a good brisket but I miss the wide variety of fresh sea food, produce and good luck finding good sourdough bread here in Texas.  Fortunately there is Shiner Bock here so all is not lost.   ;)

One more thing I like about California is the variety of the geography.  I took for granted living amongst rolling hills and a few mountains.  The Gulf isn't bad and is warm but I do also miss the Pacific ocean.

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