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Who's from Dallas here?

Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by Torturedcowboysfan, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. gp_cowpolk

    gp_cowpolk Landry Hat Zone Supporter

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    Dallas has always ranked high when it comes to hot women at one time Dallas was number 1 When I was driving for UBER I gave rides to some of the very hottest women I have ever seen They looked better than super models cause they were not skinny
     
  2. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Trannies
     
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  3. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    I used to think Dallas was THE hot spot for women and still is hot in Texas but I don’t know if they are the hottest . Maybe it’s because I go to Austin more now but they are incredibly hot there and not as plastic.

    I actually lived in Tarrant County not Dallas. We went there all the time and they still are definitely hot and classy but Dallas has become a huge melting pot with people from all over the country and world where Austin has been infiltrated mainly with Techs from California.
     
  4. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971 Zone Supporter

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    How the retirement market in Dallas? When I pack in up here in the dreadfully political and boorish NE, Dallas is on my short list of places retire. The chicks I find are hot everywhere, but my Wife only lets me look.
     
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  5. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    All of Texas is pretty good for retirement as there is affordable housing and if you are retired you can live further out and not have to deal with the traffic.

    It all depends on what kind of lifestyle you want and traveling out of DFW or Love is a snap. I know you guys have had tough winters up there but be prepared for some brutal summers down here and I have known people from the NE area to not like it here because of that. Some acclimate to it.

    I lived in Dallas more than any other city for an aggregate of 25 years, 3 different times because of job opportunities, but I never liked it. It doesn't have a personality or soul and it has no reason to be the largest landlocked city in the country. It exists for money, that's what the city was built on. If you are considering that area, I would take Fort Worth over Dallas 10 out of 10 times. They have a very cool downtown and an identity. And if you are going to become a Texan, they're a hell of a lot more Texan than Dallas who has always thought of itself as LA without the beach. They even tried their own Hollywood in Irving.

    I live in the Hill Country, just west of Austin, and it's hot as hell but the location is good and if you want to go to the city, you can hit Austin or San Antonio for that.

    Maxie, including myself, I know 5 people that lived in Dallas and retired...out of Dallas. But if you like the big city, it does have that to offer.
     
  6. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971 Zone Supporter

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    Thanks for the insight, Coach. I do spend a bit of time in the Metroplex during the football season and I agree with a lot of what you said there. Grapevine will be interesting when they get that rail completed, looping out of S Main St. - DFW - Ft. Worth. We enjoy staying that area most. Dallas has some cool vibes, I really like Uptown along McKinney and State/Thomas. Ft. Worth is a cool cowboy town and we enjoy the old west culture inherent to that part of the area.

    Most of all, it's the folks we like. As long as you don't meet them on the roadways, they are a pleasure and easy to be around.
     
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  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Certain areas of Dallas are full of heart and soul.
    Im in Lakewood...almost zero of the stuff you talk about.
    Friendly people who often know their neighbors, diverse points view and backgrounds, tend to plan on raising their kids here, etc.
    I do think some parts of it had that LA wannabee stuff a decade or two ago. Dont really see it now, as the city has grown its own personality.
    Now if you're referring to the suburbs, I cant argue that honestly on a 1st person basis.
    Otherwise, you’re making all kinds of old stereotypes here.
    Anyway, I do like Ft Worth too though. Wont argue that
     
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  8. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Different strokes and experiences, I was just imparting my experience to Maxie but he's been there enough to know if he would like it and it sounds like they've already scoped out an area, Grapevine and I have 0 experience there.

    My experience is with what is called Far North Dallas and the Plano/McKinney area. When my wife and I wanted to have fun, we got the hell out of there and headed into Dallas or Ft. Worth. When the West End was hopping, that was fun and Deep Ellum until it turned into a shooting gallery. And the Farmers Market was great, really miss that.

    The best thing Texas, and other Southern states, has to offer people from the North is the infectious disease known as niceness. I have talked to quite a few that relocated and it did take time but they really got into the genuine niceness of the people. That is not to say Northerners are not nice but they are not as approachable and friendly as people in the South.

    The business I was in connected me to the Irving Hollywood types and that jaded me quite a bit. And I admit it that I associate pain with Dallas as I lost too much there.

    It all comes down to the area anyone lives in and what kind of lifestyle they want but more importantly, where they're coming from and what they had there.
     
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  9. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, that's CC for ya. He sees a few hundred thousand people, and just assumes everyone is like that!
     
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  10. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    :laugh:
    Hes a standup guy.
    I was just pointing out how dramatically different the burbs in Dallas are compared to some other areas.
    He replied and confirmed what I suspected...that his experiences are mostly from the north and far north Dallas burbs.
    And what he said does fit that area of town somewhat.
    Keep up with Jones’, flashy, transient, etc. sure, its a sterotype and doesn't apply full sweep, but it fits more there than most places on average.
     
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  11. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Nah, I know you weren't b*****ng him out. Things just pop into my head and need to be shared. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. CouchCoach

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    When people are thinking about retirement, there are a lot of things to consider and it is best to make a list of everything you want. And not having what you have now, like snow, isn't a really strong motivator. The opposite could be worse.

    I have a friend that is retiring at the end of this year and he asked me about it. My best advice was to get as unemotional about it as possible and if you don't have enough experience with a certain destination, rent for a year and get a feel for you there. You might like the place but not you there. He asked me because he senses I am not happy where I am.

    I retired to golfer's paradise and don't play golf, what kind of idiot does that? I am surrounded by multi millionaires that have 7M lake homes as their 3rd or 4th place. The son of the founder of DirecTV paid 8.5M for a lake house and spent another 3M on the property and it has been complete for 14 months and they have yet to spend a night in it. I see Bentleys and Rollers daily as if I was standing on Rodeo Drive. The freakin' jets fly over where I live on a daily basis to an airport built just for them. Hell, I didn't like Dallas because it was all about the money and keeping up with the Joneses and end up living in a town with the highest concentration of millionaires and billionaires in the state. Answer to the question, me, I am that idiot.

    I did not investigate enough because I was not retiring as much as I was running away. I thought a change of scenery would change a state of mind and if it did anything, it made it worse because I have more time to dwell upon it.

    My advice to anyone retiring and relocating unless they have a lot of experience in that place is to rent and try it out first. You might think you know the place but you don't know you there.

    Ya know the absolute worst thing about unhappiness? Not knowing what will make you happy.
     
  13. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yep, every place I've lived had those places and that was my experience in Dallas because I lived in the middle of it on 2 of 3 occasions.

    Here's what Dallas was to me. When the tech crash hit and they were closing all of those buildings along Central like Nortel, the Dallas Morning News ran an article about a Plano family and I assumed this was to build some sympathy. He was out of a 200M job with little savings. They had two new cars, 450K house, country club, private schools for their two children and had basically succumbed to the keeping up lifestyle that seemed to permeate Plano. This was supposed to build sympathy? Ya know what his wife did? She went to another part of town and panhandled. I am reading this like it's some Lifetime tear jerker, the wife is out begging for little Susie's oboe lessons.

    Then comes the two pieces from 60 minutes on the first heart attack, fatal attack, of men in their late 30's and 40's that was so out of whack in Plano. They could only surmise it was lifestyle related. Make that maintaining the lifestyle because it was killing a disproportionate number of young men. The pressure to keep up and measure up was unrelenting. The second piece was on the high school heroin addicts and deaths at Plano High.

    Plano was like a beautiful woman with a dark soul. Really pretty on the outside but so ugly beneath the skin. When we lived there, my wife referred to the women as The Stepford Wives.

    Your experience is 180 of mine and had I had yours, I might still be there. And where Maxie is talking about sounds like a cool place, I just don't have any experience with that. But I would suggest anyone stay the hell away from that Plano/McKinney/Frisco area but then, that's just me.
     
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  14. Diehardblues

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    When I was younger living in DFW area was awesome. The availability of sports, entertainment and eateries were rival with anywhere in Texas. Not a place I’d rather be in Texas except for a few days a year at Port Aransas or a weekend in the Hill Country in Austin area.

    As I’ve aged and now in retirement the hustle and bustle of big city life and traffic is not as appealing anymore. I live within about an hours drive and feel am recieving a much bigger bang for my buck with all the amenities I need on a regular basis and can afford anytime to venture to Dallas area which I always enjoy with friends and family.

    I’m still very connected to the Metroplex and still consider myself a local but I now understand more what my father always missed when we moved up here joining his brother in business when I was still in school missing being a bigger fish in a smaller town.

    It wasn’t until after he passed away and we splintered off the business diversing I eventually moved back closer to my roots letting my baby brother eventually take a greater role as he’s stayed in that area. He’s about 10 years younger and truly loves it up there as they’ve continued to merge further North now near Frisco. What an amazing growing area in Collin County. Some areas there are still affluently rural.

    But we lived in Tarrant County growing up in Mid Cities (about 20 minutes from Texas Stadium) as they called it then. Hurst-Euless- Bedford( HEB) neighbors DFW Airport/ Irving to the East , Richland Hills the West, Grapevine to North and Arlington to South. Affluent to medium income. Outstanding schools and close enough to commute to all surrounding major municipalities.
     
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  15. Streetwise

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    There's a water park just outside of Dallas I saw on the Travel Channel just yesterday. I can't remember the name of it, but it looked pretty badarse.
     
  16. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    There’s more in the Metroplex but I bet it’s Bahama Beach which is in Dallas.
    http://www.bahamabeachdallas.com/
     
  17. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Wherever it was it was outside of Dallas. It was more extreme
     
  18. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    This is actually about 10 miles from downtown Dallas but still in city limits on highway.

    There’s other Water Parks. One near Six Flags.
     
  19. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, that's not the one. I'll look it up when I have time.
     
  20. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid Zone Supporter

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    I think those that have to live in NY are crazy.........whether they drive or not.
     

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