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Where in the world are you from??

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by The Hud, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Lazarus Dei

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    No worries, wouldn't be my first choice if I had access to all the movies either... but it's free and it's still Star Wars :D
     
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    Nebraska, USA.
     
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    It's actually my least favourite SW film, just beneath Caravan of Courage... but a free SW social? Hell yeah!
    C'mon @SKB, join us. (BTW, does that stand for Star Killer Base???)
     
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    Absolutely not, it means : the Stones Killed the Beatles.
     
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    I live in a Galaxy far far away
     
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    Rural Western Penna.
     
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    I live all the way in Auckland, New Zealand. Any other Kiwi’s on here?
     
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    There is another...
     
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    I'm originally from the other Ireland - Kodiak, Alaska.
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    Kodiak is something like if you took Salt Lake City, Utah (that's a bit like Sheffield, England for those across the pond...well...minus the LDS bit, but the undercurrent is what I'm referring to here), and injected it into Seattle, Washington, then wrapped that up in Texas and moved it to a more jagged and cold Ireland.

    So...I guess that would be basically a jagged mountained Wales, but with nicer people. :p

    It's the kind of place where people have town nick-names like "Coyote", "The Carhartt Man", or "Wireman".
    The kind of place where a two guys at a bar are hanging out and somehow they decide, in the middle of winter, to go see who can hit a golf ball up Pillar Mountain...and not only actually do that crazy thing, but in so doing, cause a whole annual competition to start called, "The Pillar Mountain Golf Tournament" where every winter players hit balls rubbed in chalk up the mountain.

    This is Pillar Mountain. If you look at the last picture above, you'll notice that it's pretty much the mountain the the town proper is hugged up around (easy to spot by the giant land slide portion - they used to have a line of a pile of cars in front of it as the barricade; now it's rocks in wire mesh - a further landslide pushed the cars out).
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    It rains over 300 days of the year in some form of another.
    That scene in Forest Gump where he talks about all the different kinds of rain he experienced...that's the reality of Kodiak.
    Other names for it locally that we referred to it as when I was growing up where things like, "K-Hole", and "The Rock" (we weren't referring to the movie...we called it that way before that...we were referring to Alcatraz...because as a teenager, this isolated place can be pretty rough - especially before the age of internet).

    It's also where the Buoy Swing is a regular part of life...
    No, not this kind
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    THIS kind
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    I miss the place dearly, but there's no chance of living there again. It's expensive as hell to live there, and my wife really gets anxious on islands.


    My wife and I met in Talkeetna, Alaska:
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    I worked at that pub on the left side (West Rib). I worked there to afford my vacation in Talkeetna, which was great because I got free food and free beer.
    I did most of the jobs there over the summer - dishes, then prep, then cook, then bar-backing.

    By the way...that image is pretty much the whole town. There's a little bit more here and there, but that's pretty much it.
    They had a cat as the mayor...not honorarily. Officially. No, I'm not kidding. Their official and very real mayor was a cat.
    He has his own Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stubbs_(cat)
    There's some contest by media over this, but the reality is if you went to Talkeetna and asked anyone who the mayor was, they would say, "Stubbs".
    If you insisted on talking to the real mayor, Stubbs. Whatever the media wants to believe, they can, but the citizens of Talkeetna very earnestly, and in all official manners, treated Stubbs as the mayor when I was there.

    He died recently, and if you read through his adventures...that cat really lived his full 9 lives....and I think he borrowed a few other cats' lives as well.

    Talkeetna is a pretty special place. Hanging out there in the summer is to hang around spontaneous music sessions constantly.
    You really could just grab your guitar, or whatever you play, walk down to this area (park is just out of view of the lower right), and have a very strong chance of happening across a cello player, fiddler, banjo player, guitarist, drummer of some kind, or ... someone playing some kind of musical instrument...

    I'm not joking.
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    I played with these guys. The violinist is very good.
    They were playing in the pub. I was sitting with my soon-to-be wife, eating, decided I wanted to play, so I just grabbed my guitar, walked over struck up a tune I had at the time and they all just jumped right in like they'd all played it hundreds of times before. Good times.

    This town is also the central hub for bluegrass music up here (go figure!).

    I'm currently marooned in Wasilla, Alaska.
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    It's a place that exists because...well...you had to get gas somewhere...why not here?
    It's a place that grew from that to some skeleton of a northland desert "city" because Anchorage is far more expensive if you want to buy a house (sometimes upwards of double to triple the cost for the same house and land).

    I hate Wasilla. It's dry, windy, dull, unimaginative...it's just where people are - not often is it where they would rather be.
    The feel of the place is something like a farm field that's dried out and then someone said, "Hey! People driving by need gas and coffee...let's put up a shop!", and then everyone kind of forgot to get back on the road and keep driving.

    Why am I here?
    Well, firstly, my wife's extended family lives here, so that's good for the kids, and my Mom now lives here...so pretty much everyone's here now.
    Also...like I said, it's cheaper than Anchorage, so I get this for $190,000 ($1,300/month mortgage):
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    So while I'm not a fan of the city...I like my little abode. ;)
    I just don't go out anywhere - there's no real point. lol

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    Possibly ;).
     
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    I'm in L.A. The Valley, to be exact, which is the surburban hell part of L.A.
     
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    Living in Wichita, Kansas....been here the longest of all the places i've lived. I still don't consider myself "from" here, but that's what happens when you're a Military Brat/Veteran.
     
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    I was born in Texas, and with the exception of six months in Georgia twelve years ago, I have lived in "the Lone Star state" all my life. I've thought of moving somewhere else a few times, but never wanted to be alone in it.
     
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    From Georgia, USA (had to clarify because there is Georgia the country)
     
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    I'm from a part of the world nobody thinks about. When I say "I'm from a town near Yosemite National Park.", people don't really have any kind of reference for what that looks like. I live at about 3500 feet, surrounded by ponderosa/incense cedar forest that stretches on up into the high country where it's not uncommon to find mountains over 10,000 feet high. The town I claim to be my home is a good 6 miles away. It sits in a broad valley with a small river running along the base of a ridge that demarcates the end of the foothills and the beginning of the mountains. The town itself runs mostly along the highway that leads to the south gate of Yosemite. It's big enough for two starbucks, two major grocery stores, two drugstores, most of the main fast food franchises, four or five pizza parlors and a five-screen movie theater. While not a tourist destination itself, it relies heavily on tourism in and out of Yosemite, supplying hotels, food and gas for everyone coming and going from the south.

    While it can fall victim to the usual rural frailties from time to time, it's still a good place to grow up. It would take a lot to tear me away from these mountains.
     
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    Guys, c’mon! How come that this thread exists since over a year AND NOBODY HAS TOLD THE DUDE?

    Especially the story of these two gentlemen made my eye water and my day a bright (@Bligh?) one! This is such a great story in the Star Wars community and the Cantina!

    Thanks @The Hud for starting this!

    So I’m hailing from Germany as most of you already know, originally from the Town of Osnabrück (back then having the biggest garrison of the British army outside the UK), but living since some years now in a backwater region called the Emsland, in the Town of Lingen at the river Ems. This is where a big part of the natives think drinking Beer and Schnaps is a sportive event that needs frequent practice.

    But at least the EMP headquarter is just over the road with their industrial selling. ;)
     
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    I'm new here and from Northamptonshire, UK!
     
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    Greetings from Seattle WA!
     
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    I'm from Tongeren, the oldest city in Belgium.

    Here, a 180° picture of our Great Market with the Statue of 'Ambiorix' & 'The Tongeren Basilica'
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    Born in Argentina. Grew up in Brazil. Now living in Luxembourg.
     
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