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Old 07-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been stuck working down here for 6 painfully long months, I almost lost my lust for life here - Texas is not meant to be inhabited.

Texas is hot. Hotter than any other place I've been in the United States. I've been in the swamps of South Carolina in the summer. I've driven through the deserts of Nevada past dozens of broken-down overheated luxury automobiles. I've run up California's rocky hills fully clothed under full sun carrying heavy loads. From Florida to Nevada to New Mexico to Arizona to California, I've never experienced unrelenting heat like I've experienced in South TX. It's utterly depressing. You look out your window at a totally beautiful, sunny Saturday morning, 9 AM, the world is your oyster...until you open the front door, and remember that some sadistic sun deity is hovering in the ionosphere with a 100x magnifying glass trying to roast you like an ant. The heat is hot, it starts early in the morning, lasts late into the evening, and does not stop for six months out of the year.

Add the gross bugs, constant threat of hurricanes, ignorant/incompetent people, ugly terrain and ridiculous heat to the pollution and the summers here are pure Hell. This is the rectal sphincter of the world, everybody into their status and what the Jones' have. I am going to relieve myself on the TX/NM state line when I leave. I now have a new kind of hate for Christians as well. This project was not good for developing my character.
The time I've spent in TX has also been the most miserable time of my life.

I'm working here for a couple more years before I make the move back to Golden or Summit County, but they better not send me back to that purgatorial hell of a state or I'm gone.

Pun intended, Texans.

...Sorry for the rant.

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Old 07-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As soon as I saw the thread title, I knew you were coming to CO.

I'm just glad you're not a native cowboy boot wearing, belt buckle grabbing, "well, back in Texas we..." Texan.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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We couldn't take the heat anymore either.... living in Harlingen it would be 110, the nreeze would be 120.... and full of sand....
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So much heat in Texas!
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Add the gross bugs, constant threat of hurricanes, ignorant/incompetent people, ugly terrain and ridiculous heat to the pollution and the summers here are pure Hell. This is the rectal sphincter of the world
I made the mistake of moving to the Gulf Coast of Florida about 10 years back and this sentence sums up the state perfectly.
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For some reason I read your whole post with a southern accent.
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Sorry man, that eastern half of the country is a scary, scary place.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, I had to work in Harlingen for a few months, then Houston.
I had my work truck broke into twice in Harlingen - middle of the day in a busy area. I'm glad you made it out Argo.
I felt like I spent half my time there waiting in line.

I thought we had awful drivers in Denver!
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Add the gross bugs, constant threat of hurricanes, ignorant/incompetent people, ugly terrain and ridiculous heat to the pollution and the summers here are pure Hell. This is the rectal sphincter of the world...
Surrey.

(Except for the hurricanes)
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I'm working here for a couple more years before I make the move back to Golden or Summit County, but they better not send me back to that purgatorial hell of a state or I'm gone.
I liked south padre island and a few restaurants down there but thats about it. I did go to a place in mexico where you could get a huge platter of food for $2.50, they had a piano player, nice bathrooms, and best of all my toilet was still safe the next morning I couldn't stand to actually live there though, I woke up one morning and my car was covered in water and it didn't even rain (moisture), plus I have a thyroid problem so the heat would probably put me in the hospital. Although that works to my advantage in the winter since I can withstand colder temperatures then most I used to live in Golden as a kid and thought it was great, good choice
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