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DAILY QUESTION THREAD ( GTKY) MARCH 2023 by GLITTERWOLF


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Most of you know the drill by now, for those who don't or need a reminder:

This is meant to get to know each other a little bit better and  have fun.

Questions/challenges etc.

 

RULES:

 

1 - Have fun and stay respectful

 

2- I'll post a question daily or for weekends as multiple questions/challenge. I'm in the Netherlands so I'll post it befor Noon Central European Time!

   Should I fail one of the Quisitors will step in.

 

3- You can always PM me if you have a question you like me to post.

 

4- You're free to answer/participate or not whenever you feel like it.

 

ALL HAIL WOOF!!!!!

 

AAAAAAAARRRROOOOOOO!!!!!

 

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23 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

Urban.

 

Why: Faster Internet. Closer to help if I needed it. Rural would be OK if I was wealthy enough to bring / build needful things out in the countryside. That said, I would choose Rural over being stuck in a full-on nest of concrete canyons like this:

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Or say Tokyo.

 

Luckily, there are lots of choices in between the two extremes.

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Depends on the details. I wouldn't want to live somewhere like LA or New York. I'd love to live in London. Paris might be nice if I remembered more hs French. They don't drink milk in Italy and I'm allergic to tomatoes, so that's problematic however fun Rome and Florence were. I miss the trains and metro/tubes of Europe. Chicago is not a substitute. The rural boonies are not appealing. Small towns a reasonable distance to larger, better stocked urban centers are what I'm used to. We're actual 10 to 20 minutes from town in a subdivision surrounded by farmland. An hour to the city. It's not bad except for yard care, which we have since outsourced. Outdoors there are bugs and spiders and ten tons of things I'm allergic to like grass pollen and leaf mold. And the yard is at least 35% tree roots and moss with a mole infestation and swampish tendencies. 

 

A well stocked nearby library is a must. I can't afford my reading habit. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

 

Yes; i.e., a combination there of. Living in a nice, little town would be ideal. Something not too large but with places that I could walk or catch a bus to.

Fredericksburg, TX was my ideal. There were a few other little towns around the Hill Country where living in town would have been terrific.

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

 

I was born and raised in a large city, moved to a smaller one later in life and now I live in a small town close to the rural area and a half an hour drive to a large city.

 

Nowadays with the internet one can order a lot of stuff from all over the World and the most important stuff is available here.

I prefer the smaller town and being able to walk into the woods over the noise, pollution and agression from the big city.

If I need something I can always drive to a bigger city and return home to the peace and quiet.

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

I grew up on a farm, so I would say rural is best. But if I ever moved back, I'd have to change things a bit; right now, I can go and buy something any day of the week, but on the farm I'd have to wait until I had a list before I could justify the drive to town. Right now, I'm content living in the city.

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

It's hard to say.  Rural has a lot of perks, like a much better view of the night sky, but for supply runs you're definitely going to want a vehicle to do a lot of things, doubly so since North American designers are even more obsessive about vehicles than a teen is over their first crush. 

 

Urban has the ability to get around without owning a vehicle (this is especially true in places like large metropolitan areas of Japan, most of Europe and the UK, and countries who have put the time and effort into a proper public transportation network), not to mention its what I've been around.  Out of the cities I've lived in, I do prefer how St. Albert and Red Deer were compared to Edmonton, and Calgary is somewhere in the middle of all that. 

 

Rural is nice to visit, but way too many modern conveniences are missing, especially high speed internet. 

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

 

I'd prefer to live in a Rural Environment, have lots of open space to wander about in and be closer to nature, but I'd have to be able to drive to get anywhere so I know it's an impossible dream.

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

Yes.  I grew up on a farm in the middle of no where.  My last place was rural enough that we had to plan shopping.

My current place is suburban but 5-10 minutes from everything.  Now that I'm older I think the convenience factor wins out.

I've never lived in a truly urban environment, but have stayed in a few big cities.  The walk to everything seems nice, but I'd need a car stored in a garage somewhere to go on drives.

 

My ideal house would be a nice rural house at our race track.  There is good shopping within 10 minutes and Halifax shopping is roughly a half hour away.  And I believe they ran fiber out there  for internet last year....

 

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

Rural.  I like to visit cities but never want to live in one.  I have a garden, an orchard, woodshop, the ability to raise chickens for meat and eggs, the ability to hunt.  

 

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

 

I'd prefer to live in a rural environment, as far away from other people as possible. And we have plans on building a retirement home some day either on the farm, or we may buy a little bit of land down in Appalachia and disappear down there. 

 

That being said, I currently choose to live in an urban environment because as much as I don't like living packed in with people I absolutely despise commuting. So as long as my offices are downtown, so am I. It's got some benefits though, I can walk or bike just about everywhere, I'm close to all the shopping and restaurants I'd ever need, and there's a great library and museum within walking distance. Thankfully, my job gets me out into wild spaces on a pretty regular basis, so I've got plenty of opportunities to get away from the concrete jungle and decompress. Which makes it not so bad. 

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QUESTION March 1st.

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

Dense Suburbs are my preferred enviornment.  My family has a farm, but only moved out to it after I left home.  The thought of driving 25 min on windy roads to get a donut was pretty awful.  My parents delt with it by planning the trip, multiple stops for every other day at most.  but it always frustrated me.   Also the small town politics (old boy networks) and conservative values didn't work well for me.  

The one time I lived in truly urban setting there were drug deals done in the parking lot, and lots of noise and cooking smells from the very standoffish neighbors.  
I don't think I knew more than a few people who lived in the building.   

but I like frequent buses or trains and shops within walking distance.   I like townhouses, and rambling apartment complexes. 
 I loved exploring dense cities in Europe.  would do urban if they felt the same way here. 
 

 

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7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

QUESTION March 1st.

 

Do you prefer to live in an Urban Environment or a Rural Environment?

Why?

 

 

Rural

 

I hate living near people.  I want space.

I grew up in the country, but a myriad of life circumstances put us in an urban (suburban) environment simply for our careers.  Still, we chose to find a house as far out from the true city as we could so I could escape as needed (then the damn city expanded out around us and that escape is harder and harder every year), but that still has had me stuck in Suburban hell for the last 27 years.  It has been good for our family and our children and our careers, but I hate it and want to leave and go back to northern WI so badly I can taste it.

 

I hate the damn green carpet lawns that smell of chemical death. I hate the snide neighbors who look down on my "country boy" ways of living, I hate the complete lack of privacy. I hate al the bleeping rules and codes governing what I can and can't do with my own property. I hate the smug superiority found in so many of the people here, looking down on other like they themselves are Gods gift to the world. I hate the petty, spiteful indifference of people.  I hate that people look at me weird for saying "hi" on the street or waving to them.  I'm a fish out of my water.

 

That said, it is in the 5 to 10 year plan, maybe as soon as 4 years once our youngest is out of college.

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