Continuing Education in Fits and Starts

lungsAnd now that I have a little distance from the recent class I took at the University of Scranton, I’ll tell you some more about it…

I was concerned, you see, that the instructor might ask for my site’s URL, and maybe even display it on the screen in front of the group.  So, I figured it would probably be a good idea to keep my virtual mouth shut for a while.  But the statute of limitations must surely be expired by now, right?  Right.

The first week I was late, because I couldn’t find the parking garage.  The school sent me a pass to hang off my rear view mirror, along with a warning that I was to park on level two of a certain garage, or my car would be seized, crushed, set aflame, and returned to me.  And I can’t have that.

They also sent an informational flier, with directions to the garage.  And a worst set of instructions I don’t think I’ve ever encountered.  They had me doing turns, doubling back, putting my left foot in, putting my left foot out, etc. etc.  But once I finally got there, I realized it was almost a straight shot from my house.

What in the cafeteria-style hell?!  Those directions could’ve been two simple lines of type, instead of a whole sheet of paper.  Academics:  making the understandable complex!

So, I was late and running through the snow on my first day of class in twenty years.  I felt like an idiot.  Plus, the streets were slick and I almost earned myself a horizontal buttcrack, to go with the vertical one.

But I finally got there, and rode the elevator up to the fourth floor.  I heard the class already in session as I approached, and every head turned when I walked through the door.  Excellent.

The instructor, a man in his mid-fifties I’d guess, told me to pick a PC or a Mac, and handed me a thick textbook.  And once I was finally settled in my seat, I took a look around and saw there was only four of us.  Four students, and one instructor.  Huh, I could’ve sworn there’d been at least twenty people shooting me dirty looks as I clomped into the room.

We were asked to introduce ourselves to the class, and I mumbled some kind of nonsense down the front of my collar.  Then the woman next to me spoke.  And spoke, and spoke some more.  Obviously, this is a person who enjoys talking about herself.

She told us she was taking the class because she owns a small-business, but knows nothing about her website.  She said she’s afraid her webmaster might be “blowing smoke up the pretty blonde’s skirt.”

So, she pontificated for what seemed like thirty minutes, called herself pretty(!), thought she was cute, and coughed her lungs inside-out.  Did she have tuberculosis?  It was certainly a possibility.  And the rest of us just stared straight ahead, with no expressions on our faces.

When the teacher suggested we make “copy and paste” our friends during the two-day course, ol’ TB Mary shouted, “And how do you do that?!”

“How do you do what?” he asked.

“How do you copy and paste?”

There was an audible groan inside the classroom.  This woman was going to be high-maintenance…  She’d apparently done nothing with a computer, beyond Google searches for “the cast of Twilight pitchers.”  And that cough!  Good God, it was terrifying.

The material was pretty easy during the first week, and I had no trouble keeping up.  The teacher was funny and interesting, so that probably helped.  Plus, I benefited from the dingbat to my left, who slowed everything to a crawl.

“Um, I think I did something wrong… tee hee,” was the standard refrain after each of our assignments.  Then the instructor had to spend the next five minutes trying to unravel the mess she’d made.

Lunch was provided by the school, at one of their fancy-pants cafeterias.  It was unbelievable.  They had chefs on-hand, carving turkeys and making stir-fry.  It was almost like the commissary at Warner Bros. studio.   I thought school cafeterias were about soggy pigs in the blanket with mustard packets?

While we were eating, someone asked about TB Mary; she hadn’t joined us for lunch.  The teacher said she’d gone to move her car to the parking garage.  “Well, I hope she’s not trying to do that and chew gum too,” the first guy said.  And we all laughed, including the Authority Figure.

During the second six-hour session, on the following Thursday, things got a little more complicated.  I started to realize HTML is a lot like math, and I probably don’t possess the necessary wiring to fully master it.

Source attributes… nested frame sets… hexadecimal colors…  this modifies that, but not always, and sometimes Y… I could feel myself glazing over, like I was at good ol’ Dunbar High again.

Our friend, Rumble Lungs, didn’t show up for the second class, and I think I might’ve actually pumped my fist in celebration.  Yeah, she provided cover for me, but also caused the sessions to be interrupted and herky-jerky.  What with her dumbassery, and all.

So, I was happy to see her chair empty.  But about thirty minutes into it we all heard what sounded like a person vomiting into an upright ashtray, somewhere off in the distance.  No!  Please God, don’t let it be…

And she came waltzing in, her face all contorted by deep-coughing, carrying a laptop that looked like it had been under a bed since August 2003.  The thing was completely covered in dust, and had what looked like chocolate milk spilled all over it.

Why would a person bring a computer to a roomful of computers?!  It made no sense to me, but she explained at length (relishing her time in the spotlight) that she’ll feel more comfortable on her own machine, and will probably make fewer mistakes.

So the teacher stopped the class and helped get her laptop up and running, while the rest of us waited and rolled our eyes.  Finally he told her to create a new folder on her desktop, and returned to the front of the class.

“How do you do that?” she whined.  “How do you create a new folder?”  And I looked over at one of the other guys, who appeared to be on the verge of a murder/suicide.

I know it’s only continuing education, but there needs to be at least some cursory screening for those classes.  I mean, seriously.  I paid $275, and feel like I was deprived of an hour, possibly more, of instruction.  The chick was dumm — and needed to see a physician about her incessant, phlegm-spangled, deep-lung cough.  Holy shit!

But overall, I enjoyed the experience.  The other two guys were cool, the instructor was excellent, and I liked being around creative people with ambition for a change.  I don’t get to experience that much, where I currently earn my living.  Ahem.

I’m thinking about buying a copy of Dreamweaver, using the substantial student (ha!) discount, and taking a couple more classes there.  Starting with Dreamweaver Basics.

If I wait until next quarter ol’ Sanitarium Bags should be out of the system (she was planning to take Dreamweaver in February), and I’ll probably be safe.

But there’s one in every class isn’t there?  Somehow I know this, instinctively.  It’s true, isn’t it?  Sweet sainted mother of Bonnie Franklin…

I’ll leave you now with the simplest of Questions.  I do this every couple of years, and it’s been at least that long since last time.  I’d like to know where you are:  in what city are you reading today’s update?  And, if you’d like, also give us a one-word description of it.

And that’s that.  I have extracurricular obligations tomorrow, and won’t be able to update.  So, unless I get a wild hair and do something over the weekend, I’ll see you guys on Monday.

Have a great weekend, my friends.

Now playing in the bunker.

458 Responses to “Continuing Education in Fits and Starts”

  1. Firstish

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  2. Wow 1st !!!

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  3. Second?!?!?!?!

    Okinawa City, Okinawa, Japan

    One word: Shifty

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  4. 2nd! Reading in Urbana Illinois
    Go Illini!

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  5. Huntsville, AL – beautiful

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  6. buffalo, ny -effingcold

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  7. first?

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  8. I’m reading from lovely Washington, Indiana. One word description: Square.

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  9. Clarks Summit, PA.

    Smells’like’tuna.

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  10. Damn slow computer.

    Suburbs of Richmond, Virginia

    Immutable

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  11. San Francisco.

    Homolicious.

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  12. unique

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  13. Dayton, OH

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  14. Reporting in from Whiting, NJ
    Surrounded by pine trees, covered in snow & buffeted by freezing winds.

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  15. Raleigh, NC – But who cares?

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  16. Fort Valley, GA — Small. Been a Jeopardy answer a time or two. Or is it a question?

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  17. Effingham, IL. Insert Effingjoke here.

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  18. Out on Lawn Guyland

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  19. London, Ontario (http://www.london.ca/)

    Mediocre

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  20. Springfield IL — corrupt !!

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  21. Richmond, Virginia – just across the river from the Federal Reserve.

    Freezing me titties off!

    Fat Dave – do I know you?

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  22. Chapel Hill, NC – freezing my nutsack off

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  23. High Ridge, MO — Hoosier

    Because we have them in abundance even if I’m not. Sorry Indiana, it has nothing with being an “indiana” hoosier, it’s just what we call a hick, hillybilly, etc here in St. Louis (I live right outside the metro area).

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  24. Good Evening Surf Reporters!!

    Beaver, Pennsylvania

    very “Mayberryesque”

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  25. San Francisco

    patchouli (I live in the Haight Ashbury)

    Hey, Joey Jo Jo – where are you?

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  26. Love the bunkercam today. I have family in Pisa, and that picture could have been taken ANY DAY during the summer. Then there are those who like to look like they’re pushing it over.

    Idiots.

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  27. Mannford, OK – Little town on a lake.
    Hills, trees, sky and wind. Lots of wind.
    Only two seasons.
    Winter for two months, summer is the other 10.

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  28. Lincoln, NE

    GO BIG RED !!!!

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  29. Memphis, TN – scary

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  30. Chicago. Snow, parking wars, and Obama (and I guess Blago “The Hair” too). My coworker spotted him out jogging the other month.

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  31. Good evening surfers!
    Boyertown, Pa is my bunker site.
    Clean, Nice people, not much trouble in this burg. But its f**king cold tonite, like 10 or some such shit.
    But, I hear 50′s over wk-end.

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  32. Oakville Ontario.
    One of the coldest / snowy winters we have had in a long time.

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  33. St. Paul, MN

    warmer

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  34. Huntington, WV – unhealthy

    And apparently the first native on The West Virginia Surf Report today (other than JK of course).

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  35. San Francisco – gay (in more ways than one)

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  36. Richmond, Va – Marginal

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  37. Salt Lake City, UT…(1) No I am Not (2) Just one (obigatory answers to your next 2 questions.)

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  38. Portland, Or…rainy

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  39. Riverview, New Brunswick
    Boring

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  40. Oklahoma City, OK
    Toby Keith built my hotrod

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  41. Scarymary, I used to live in St. Louis and interviewed once for a job in High Ridge

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  42. Greenville, SC
    Pretty nice , actually.

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  43. Charleston, WV but found WVSR while I lived in Atlanta. ;-)

    Description: Too much snow already this season. Spring… NOW!

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  44. How do you comment?

    tee hee

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  45. Roanoke, VA – adequate

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  46. Staten Island, NY
    one word: guido.

    yeh staten island’s officially part of new york city… but fuggid. at least i don’t call it “Richmond County” or whatever crappery they used to call it back in the day.

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  47. Santa Fe, New Mexico-

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  48. Keene, NH
    in a word-tranquil

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  49. Yakima,Wa

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  50. Richmond, Virgin-ya
    not close enough to WV to get any real snow

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  51. Hello from snowy Emporium Pa. in the heart of the Pa Wilds. Keep up the entertainment!

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  52. Chicago suburbs-armpitoftheworld

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  53. Dunedin, FL

    One word: Angina (not to be confused with MANgina, although there’s a lot of those running around, too)

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  54. Charleston, SC wishing I was back in Morgantown, WV

    one word: boring

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  55. Sinking Spring, PA (Middle of the road suburb of trashy Reading.)
    Mediocre.

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  56. Frigid Leesburg, VA

    Overrun with escapees from DC and Central America

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  57. Raleigh, NC – booming!

    (and I care, Shiny Rod!)

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  58. On the train between Chicago and Mundelein IL. The weather and the train conductor’s attitude can both be described as “frosty” unless weather can be called “disdainful.”

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  59. Harvard, IL

    Dull

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  60. Wake Forest, NC

    Baptistlicious

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  61. Pittsburgh, PA

    Super!!!!!

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  62. Coconut Creek, FL
    Oldfolksish.

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  63. Essex, IA
    ?

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  64. akron ,ohio deathtown

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  65. Waco, TX – ghetto

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  66. Florence, KY, under the Florence Y’ALL water tower!

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  67. Parkersburg, WV. Ralphin my brains out, chillin with the stomach flu tonight ’cause that’s how I roll in the ‘Burg!

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  68. Burlington, Ontario: sub division of Canada’s Steeltown: Hamilton(why does the fish have 3 eyes daddy?) half way between Mike in Buffalo(More snow!) & Dave in Oakville(Higher property taxes!) Pretty much Nirvana:)

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  69. Fairport, NY.

    A suburb of Rochester in Upstate NY, along the Erie Canal. :-)

    It’s cooolllllllddddddd up here.

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  70. @ Hardoxdan
    Were neighbors man.

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  71. Roanoke, VA. Sort of like West “by god” Virginia.

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  72. Newport Beach, California.

    Nice cars, blond whores and plastic surgery.

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  73. Lower Pottsgrove, PA “nice”

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  74. Atlanta – Packt Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box

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  75. @ girlgoyle
    You’re even closer than hardox!
    Must be something in the water.

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  76. Houston, TX

    SunnySkies

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  77. Sedona, Arizona
    Beautiful

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  78. Santa Barbara,CA – Warm

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  79. In the middle of Boyertown, Sinking Spring and Pottsgrove. Yikes.

    Snowy.

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  80. Good old Atlanta, actually within walking pace of many of the places Jeff has talked about from his Atlanta days.

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  81. Fairmont, WV
    stagnant

    it’s been a difficult day and when I read “I almost earned myself a horizontal buttcrack” I busted out laughing. Man, I just love it that I can count on you, Jeff Kay, for that. Thanks

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  82. Brad K –funny!

    Reading this from the home of the WVSR mailing address, Olyphant, PA…bucolic.

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  83. Normal, IL…yes thats really the name

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  84. Charleston. Adequate.

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  85. city = Nagoya, Japan.

    description = Bush League

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  86. Follansbee, WV

    Little Italy

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  87. Brad K – funny!

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  88. So, mudpup, girlgoyle, and limey are all neighbors.
    We must plan a block party for this summer and invite Jeff.
    Yes, this would be a hoot.
    I will bring the Makers Mark and the extra pants.

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  89. Erik is in Follansbee?
    I grew up in Wellsburg. Brooke High grad, 1982.

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  90. Woo-hoo! Number 88 or so.

    Fairfax, Virginia. Close enough to DC to consider itself important. City fathers busy tackling the tough issues like renaming streets.

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  91. Yea, Hardox, Girlgirl and limey, I am up for a Party. I tend to hang at local waterin holes but if Hardox is bringin the goods, well, I will show up anywhere, anytime.
    Dont think Jeff will venture this far from home, but we can invite.

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  92. London, Ontario : oxymoron

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  93. Nome, Alaska. Awesome!

    Today I celebrate 14 years of living here. Winter is cold and snowy, but the Summers are incredibly nice (most years). Gas is $4.99 a gallon and since it is shipped in on a barge once a year, that is the price we will pay until the next barge arrives next June. By comparison, milk is $7.99 a gallon. Of course, in the Summer you can go down and buy a 3 pound King Crab for 10 bucks, and if you like salmon, all you have to do is dip a net into the water, they are that plentiful. Other than the price of gas and milk, most everything else is surprisingly about the same as stores in the lower 48.
    No State income tax or sales tax, and we get a couple thousand dollars a year from the state off of the oil royalties from the pipeline. A bit on the expensive side to live here, but the pay more than makes up for it.

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  94. Kingston, Ontario
    The penitentiary capital of Canada.

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  95. Vancouver BC, = Pre-Olympic who gives a fuck.
    Not raining. Yet.

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  96. Midland, Michigan.

    One word. “Tridge”. Google it.

    B

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  97. Springfield.

    Bootylicious?

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  98. Louisville, KY

    Suck.

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  99. Harrisburg, Pa

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  100. I said it before and I will say it again: Those types of people are known as askholes.

    In Los Angeles and in one word: POURING

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  101. Saint Albans, West Virginia.

    Quiet.

    Just the way I like it.

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  102. Boulder, CO

    20 square miles surrounded by reality.
    Filled with stinky hippies and pretentious fucks.
    Nice weather, though!

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  103. Cross Lanes, WV

    Very cold, but a great place to live.

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  104. Huntsville, AL — pseudo-techno-yuppie

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  105. Saint Louis, Missouri: Depleted (But hopeful)

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  106. Brunswick, Georgia
    One word: mashthebutton

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  107. TB Mary would have gotten my 10 second commercial.
    This is where I tell her for $30/hr I will be glad to get her caught up on the basics. Yes, I have the patience.
    Make some money and speed up the crawl of the class all at the very same time.

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  108. Lake Winola, PA
    Bucolic

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  109. Akron, OH- cold!

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  110. Saint Cloud, MN
    COLD

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  111. Dunbar, West Virginia!

    My one word description of this town would be, “HELLDERLY!”

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  112. Sammamish,WA

    Pine tree-y

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  113. Brandy,
    What in the hell is a MANgina?

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  114. Wauwatosa, WI

    White. It is white here. White snow, white citizens, white bread. But it’s a convenient starting point for fun!

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  115. Im in Fort Collins CO now amazing
    but im from Peterborough NH.. home

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  116. T TOWN OKLAHOMA

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  117. San Angelo, TX. Dry.

    Dreamweaver is for sucks, Jeff. Don’t give in! I teach both and code is harder but much better in terms of design flexibility. And I hate math too, so if a fucktard like me can master it, so can you.

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  118. Katy,TX – suburb of Houston.

    FLAT

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  119. I agree….learn to code HTML in notepad, and then you can scoff loudly at the “Web Masters” when they fire up Dreamweaver (or God Forbid FRONTPAGE)…and after you have mastered Notepad, move on to PSpad (Free download)

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  120. Peoria, IL

    average

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  121. Watertown, NY.

    The word …. Legacy. (www.myspace.com/rockinlegacy )

    I remember a post that in which, Jeff mentioned passing here en route to Canada….

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  122. Author: Zax
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    I agree….learn to code HTML in notepad, and then you can scoff loudly at the “Web Masters” when they fire up Dreamweaver (or God Forbid FRONTPAGE)…and after you have mastered Notepad, move on to PSpad (Free download)

    I would agree, Zax except I finally accepted WP into my life and I can do both. And it gels. And auto-saves.

    Looking up PSpad btw. Never heard…

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  123. @Zax — thank you my man
    PSpad dot com is sweet.
    I never knew apps like this even existed.
    It’s been a hard (but fun) road. LOL

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  124. Buford: Googled it! Is that the bridge you and your buddies crossed when you went to poke the dead guy with a stick? “Oh darlin stand by me etc etc”

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  125. Philadelphia
    avuncular

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  126. Albuquerque, NM

    Brown.

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  127. Same burg as the Evil Twin (natch). Saint Albans, WV and wouldn’t trade it for anything less than Orlando.

    One word: cold!

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  128. Greensboro, NC… I think Jeff and I lived in the same place on Mendenhall St (about 8 years apart from each other) College Hill Sundries and New York Pizza on Tate St. For Life, baby!

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  129. Samammish – mossy

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  130. Checking in from Mt. Airy, NC. The original Mayberry. It’s boring. And cold.

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  131. East Syracuse, NY

    one word: hillbilly

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  132. Tulsa, OK

    Churchy

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  133. Brisbane, Australia

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  134. Tuscaloosa, AL –football crazy

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  135. Ivan in Moscow Idaho: fields

    There is one in every class. I dare say though that it is eve worse when you are actually in college. Even more so if you are a jr. or sr. that by some spiteful act of god ends up in a 100 level class. These are usually 200+ seat auditoriums full of freshman. It seems that the majority of freshmen are less intent on learning and more intent on showing off how smart they are. Listen; I assume you are smart (or really rich) if you are in college. At the very least you aren’t downright retarded since your shoes are tied. Sit down, shut up, and maybe we can all get out of here faster. I am not paying $5000 a semester to hear what my peers think of peasant workers’ rights in cambodia, because honestly the majority of my peers are downright mentally sterile. If you don’t write the tests you don’t speak in a lecture hall.

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  136. Rural Missouri.

    Out in the sticks. The boondocks. Nearest “town” is about 10 miles away and it hardly qualifies. Let me put it this way, if I want to go to a fast food place the nearest McDonald’s or Sonic or taco bell or something like that the nearest drive thru is about 50 miles away. It’s about a 100 mile round trip if I want a Big Mac.

    I absolutely love it here. You couldn’t drag me away.

    My place in a word? Quiet.

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  137. Martinsburg WV

    That word is poontang.

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  138. Cairns, Australia
    One word: Sticky

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  139. Avilla, Arkansas
    8 miles out from the nearest town, quiet and peaceful.

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  140. new wilmington, pa. QUIET. college town. our big crime wave last year was some kids puncturing holes in those stupid blow-up xmas decorations. haven’t locked my doors in thirty years. sometimes the college students bring in beer and get rowdy, but that’s it. oh, did i mention that the town is DRY????? sez it all.

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  141. Gaffney SC
    small

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  142. South Charleston, WEST BY GOD Virginia.
    Dumpy

    Evil twin and wife have it made; I grew up in St. Albans and it is by far the best place to be.

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  143. Pittsburgh, PA — Superbowl champs!

    I’m afraid at some point soon I’ll have to undergo a class like Jeff’s. Frontpage 2000 (sorry Zax) just isn’t cutting it anymore. I just can’t conceive of a mathtard like myself attempting any code without going all fetal like Nossy.

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  144. Charleston, WV one word: cosmopolitan… BWHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

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  145. Reading in Ocala, FL—–Sunny

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  146. Saugus, Mass – Atlantic ocean

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  147. Brentwood, TN = pretentious

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  148. Formerly of Dayton, OH – reality

    Now, Boulder, CO – seriously?

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  149. Indianapolis – conservativey

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  150. Hopwood, Pa

    Windy

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  151. Claremore, OK

    Craptacular!

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  152. Charleston, SC – southern

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  153. Spring, TX (north of Houston)

    One word: piney

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  154. Kansas City, Missouri

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  155. Conway SC….Cold

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  156. Kitty Hawk, NC – 100 yards from the Atlantic.

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  157. Clifton, NJ
    Famous for being 15 miles from NYC.

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  158. Melbourne Beach, FL
    Mayberry- by -the-sea.
    Loves it!

    I took some classes at the Small Business Institute 2-3 years ago. They were federally funded and FREE. I was working my way through the esoteric MS Office stuff. “Everything you ever wanted to know about Excel and were afraid to ask” ~about five hours. Can’t even remember the other classes. But, you are correct, Jeff, there is one in every class. I just tried to avoid it being me.
    45 degrees today and wearing motorcycle boots with sox.

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  159. Orlando, FL!! Not as cold.

    I actually like Dreamweaver (Frontpage should be doused with cleansing fire, however…); code is code, no matter what you use. The good things about Dreamweaver are the abilities to code and preview and the same time, as well as keeping snippets and templates in logical order if you use a lot of the same coding for multiple projects. Otherwise, it does a good job of holding your hand if you are a beginner and need help with making sites.

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  160. Guys Mills, PA – where?

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  161. Jason (from AL),

    Mangina:
    (n) The act of tucking the male genatalia back between the legs, creating psuedo feminine genatalia.

    Used in a sentence: At first glance, the sex of the individual was hard to determine by creating a mangina.

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  162. hexadecimal colors

    There are 10 types of people in this world.
    Those who understand Binary and those who don’t.

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  163. Fort Worth, TX

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  164. Harrisburg PA – COLD but thankfully getting warmer!

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  165. Erin, Wisconsin

    Rural

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  166. Atlanta – InTownComfort

    Seriously – get out of the suburbs and into the city.

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  167. Suburbs of DC

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  168. Brandy,
    Thanks for clearing that up. I had it in my head that a mangina was a male anus, used in the same way as a vagina. I guess it would bleed, be penetrated, talk to you while you’re high, etc. The real defeniton is much less disturbing.

    There’s ALWAYS one in every class. I took some CE classes last year and our chatty bitch looked like Rod Stewart. One more day of her crap and I was going to cut her brake lines. How do you live, Rod Stewart? Drink bleach!

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  169. WEIRD! My response to Brandy showed up before her question.

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  170. ROCHESTER NY
    COULD BE WORSE

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  171. Midtown Manhattan – chilly

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  172. Outer Banks (Kitty Hawk), NC

    with the OBX FatMan

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  173. Another from parkersburg, WV. (Hi, GOLDNBLUE!) Fess up, Clintcurtis, I remember the clubbin’ days. We’ve already talked about that!

    Something unique about us: Blennerhasset Island in the beautiful Ohio River, and, the undisputed home of the Du Pont C8 scandal.

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  174. Lindfield, West Sussex, England

    Old.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindfield,_West_Sussex

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2109/2254837560_4f5d6989c7_o.jpg

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  175. Molvena, Italy (north of Venice)
    in one word: small!

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  176. Steinbach, Manitoba (Canada)
    One word: Mennonite-ville

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  177. Comments are out of order? You’re out of order!

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  178. Philly- cold with good times in the forecast

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  179. Greenville, NC

    hellhole

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  180. but origionally from the OBX w/ Marcie & the Fat Man.

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  181. Grand Forks, ND
    4 words not one ~~~ Hell did freeze over

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  182. Seattle-ish. It’s raining again.

    I once took an entry level “welcome to computers” class at community college because it was a prerequisite for a programming class, and I didn’t realize you could test out of it. There was one douchetard who constantly, in a VERY loud very slow voice, asked questions like “So what you’re saying is… the mouse is used to control the cursor on the screen?” Everyone in the class wanted to throw him out the window, but it did provide entertainment. And no coughing.

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  183. “Ye Olde” Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario.

    Warmer than Ottawa

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  184. Tempe– sunny

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  185. Toronto, ON.
    COLD!!! but nice.
    Cannot wait to go to Ottawa and see if I can spot Nancy and crew!

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  186. New Orleans. Drunk.

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  187. Busan, South Korea

    Smelly

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  188. Archtastic!

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  189. dr buford-

    I had my prom pictures taken at the Tridge! Haha I escaped, how is it that you are stuck there?

    DFW, one word- “Texan”

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  190. Fostoria, Ohio
    pseudo-dangerous

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  191. Southern Suburbs of Atlanta, NASCAR

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  192. @ chill – I grew up in Fairfax, back when Braddock and Ox Raods were DIRT.

    Which, apparently, I’m older than.

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  193. Cottage Grove, OR – wet

    going to enjoy the KLCC MicroBrewFest tonight. Over 100 different micros to sample.

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  194. Charleston, WV
    Sunny (finally!)

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  195. Wheeling, West (by God) Virginia!

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  196. A septic tank somewhere in Rhode Island…

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  197. Jackson, TN – Lil’ Memphis, in the worst possible way.

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  198. Kalamazoo, MI

    Home of Bell’s Beer!

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  199. Ambridge Pa. whitetrashy.

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  200. I’m at fucking Bennigan’s, in the Charleston Mall, West Fucking Virginia! I’ve got my cock out, and I’m enjoying a fucking monte cristo, Jeff KAY!

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  201. Moosic, PA
    Sunny, yet completely covered in residual road salt

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  202. Buffalo, NY

    “iThinkISawAlQaeda”

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  203. Charleston, W.Va. Appalachialicious!

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  204. Plainfield, IN – Quaker-y

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  205. Beverly Hills 90210

    Yes it is a real zipcode!!

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  206. Colorado Springs, CO – meh

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  207. West Boston, MA
    Cold. Guess I’m the first person from the People’s Republic of MA to report in.

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  208. Liquid cereal?

    I’d rather lick my dog’s asshole.

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  209. New York, NY – antidisestablishmentarian

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  210. Baltimore /Baltimoron.

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  211. ATL

    Just steps from the Clermont Lounge.

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  212. Bremerton, Wa.
    Naval Town

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  213. Sidney, Ohio = Small

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  214. Obviously same as Wally, Normal, IL. One word- depressing!

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  215. I took computer networking at Chubb in Philadelphia. We all had admin rights for our class. One guy deleted another guy off the network but the guy that got deleted thought another guy did it. So those two went crashing over their computers a-kickin and a-gougin while the guy that started the whole sat there like a cigar store Indian. Fun, fun.

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  216. Edge of Insanity…crowded

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  217. Concord CA
    wannabe a real city

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  218. Virginia Beach – 23456 (coolest zipcode ever!)

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  219. Moscow…the one in Pa.

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  220. Harrisburg, PA
    In the Capitol Building

    Oppressive

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  221. Baltimore. Kitschy. Divine. Hon.

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  222. Nashville, TN

    thawing.

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  223. Austin, TX

    Weird

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  224. New York, NY
    Crowded.

    Glad you’ve enjoyed my alma mater.

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  225. Sanford, FL – Bikertown

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  226. Landover, MD

    Goodplacetodumpbodyland

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  227. Whites Creek ,TN…lil community just north of Nashville.
    Pleasant, very pleasant.

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  228. Corpus Christi, TX – Tropicalforcewinds

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  229. eh….meant tropicalSTORMforcewinds

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  230. Birch Run, MI – Farmy

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  231. Mansfield, OH. One word- Thawing.

    It hasn’t hit 38 in a month, so this is a welcome surprise.

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  232. Walnut Creek, Ca
    Expensive

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  233. Lafayette, IN – Go Boilers!

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  234. Sugar Land TX

    “sweet”

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  235. Mission Viejo, CA — SoccerMoms

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  236. @Brandy – My dog does that after I give her a bit of my cereral. Guess she’s try to see want tastes better. Carnation Instant Breakfast is the closest I will come to liquid cereal.

    @Kenju – Face it, raleigh is a boring dull city. The best thing that came out of Raleigh was the truck that dropped of my furniture when I moved here from Atlanta.

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  237. Dearborn MI. Home of the Ford Motor Co.

    One word: nervous.

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  238. Tulsa,OK – not as bad as you think.

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  239. Toledo, Ohio – Yawn

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  240. naperville illinois – one word?keepingupwiththejoneses

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  241. Greetings and thanks from Randolph, NJ

    it’s cold!

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  242. Richwood, Ohio

    There is no forest here just corn fields and flatter then my table

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  243. Started reading in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    “Happy” to say I’m in Chicago IL. One word? Four words! Fuck You Pay Me (Thanx G-Rod)

    Why is it when someone asks where you are people say “suburbs of” or “outside of”?? If you called the cops for help would you say down the street from, or a few blocks after..??

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  244. Westerville, Ohio (suburb of Columbus)

    Winter

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  245. Chandler, AZ – sunny

    Hi Mike in Tempe!

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  246. West Point, NY

    One word: Hooah

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  247. Marmora, NJ — WASPY

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  248. Mountain Top, PA
    Overlooking the squalor of Wilkes-Barre & the surrounding Wyoming Valley from the Armpit of the Pierogi Belt.

    Or a 1 word description-POLKALICIOUS

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  249. tiny little town of Emporium, Pennsylvania

    One word to describe it SHITHOLE

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  250. Spring Hill, TN

    White.

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  251. Hey Linda in Va. Bch. I know the 23456 area well! My mom use to live in Green Run and brother use to live in Brigadoon. I’m going to be down there in a couple of weeks.

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  252. Montgomery, NY …Blah
    Be happier in the Adirondacks!

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  253. Walnut Creek, CA…..
    Hey Loser, we’re neighbors!

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  254. Cedar Rapids, IA – Flooded.

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  255. just outside of Philly in Pitman, NJ… one word: Lynchian (as in David)

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  256. Sheffield Vlg. Ohio
    Micky Mouse has grown up a cow

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  257. Houston, Tx.

    Fat

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  258. San Antonio, TX

    Third Fattest City in the Country, but probably not as fat and sweaty as Houston.

    So, I was late and running through the snow on my first day of class in twenty years. I felt like an idiot.

    Did you remember the combination to your locker?

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  259. Morgantown. One word description: Pennsylvania. Or more appropriately, Pennsyltucky.

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  260. Middletown, RI
    Island

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  261. Okay, I’m ‘fessin up, Greg! I do remember you from the clubbin’ days! Sitting in the biottom bar at the Hanger before I went up top to tend bar upstairs. Man, those were the days!
    So, I really am here in Nome, Alaska…about 200 miles north of where I met my business partner who is from St. Marys…which led to my wonderful life in WV!

    Dave and Mrs. Dave in Sammamish…I grew up on NE 100th St. over in Redmond, about 2 blocks away from Redmond Junior High. Are you guys natives of the area?

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  262. Danshui, Taipei County, Taiwan

    One word: tourists

    @Hal F Wit – great binary joke!

    @Fearless Leader – there was somebody from Saugus before you.

    @ Linda – 23456? Fabulous!!

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  263. South Park, PA

    Inline Skating on Corrigan Drive.

    **Zoom!!**

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  264. Asti, California
    Once home to the late Pat Paulson and his movement “Hands Across My Asti”

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  265. sounds like one of my wife’s friends was in your class..

    from St Clairsville, OH; born in Wheeling, WV (does that count as true WVite??) – now stuck in Cottage Grove, MN (don’t ask) – one word = whitebreadcookiecuttersuburbweevengotanapplebeesand not 1 but 2! roundaboutsohmyhoweuropeanwearefuckingidiotcitycouncilsowiselyspendingmytaxdollarsonusefulshit….

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  266. sounds like one of my wife’s friends was in your class..

    from St Clairsville, OH; born in Wheeling, WV (does that count as true WVite??) – now stuck in Cottage Grove, MN (don’t ask) – one word = whitebreadcookiecuttersuburbweevengotanapplebeesand not 1 but 2! roundaboutsohmyhoweuropeanwearefuckingidiotcitycouncilsowiselyspendingmytaxdollarsonusefulshitwhenonefuckingstopsignwouldhavedonethetrickyougoddamnpretentiousassholes….

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  267. Reading update at work (nice!!) in Frederick, Maryland.

    One word: shopping

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  268. wow iseem to have ranted right off the page; damn i’m i must be a bit tipsy…

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  269. Back on board after a slight hiatus due to employer blocking site with Baraccuda Web Filter. Now have password to bypass it. From Salamanca, N.Y., drab and cold…a great place to work, but not to live, which I don’t.

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  270. London, KY

    word?….Dry, ..as in….no alcohol!
    Home of the “world famous” chicken festival
    http://www.chickenfestival.com/

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  271. Lea – we have a “world famous” Ostrich Festival…haha. Well, it’s not really world famous, but it’s unique.

    http://www.ostrichfestival.com/

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  272. Stony Fork PA
    struggling dairy farms
    Deer everywhere, pretty Endless Mountains.
    Winter wonderland – way too much of a good thing this year. Hasn’t been above freezing since November.
    Greetings to Emporium neighbors.
    Can’t type, teeth chattering, hands going numb. Craptastic.
    Love you Jeff & the Surf Report
    Bye

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  273. Reading from Virginia Beach, VA

    Go Navy

    scarymary-that is SO RIGHT! Your description of the ST Louis/MO use of “hoosier” is right on and really made me laugh. I am a kindred spirit, born and raised in St. Louis. Ah! You made me homesick with that! No one else understands except people from St. Louis!

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  274. I fear I may have been the “one in every class” at some point long ago when I started taking html fundamentals! But now I am a thriving webmaster : ) as willing to roll my eyes and think superior thoughts as anyone else when I encounter the current “one in every class” in any of my on-line forays into continuing education….

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  275. slugmama and Linda! Hey! I live in the fabulous 23456!

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  276. Brooklyn, NY

    waybetterthanmanhattan

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  277. multicorn-I felt the same way while in Buffalo and going through Ontario …..I think they like being close to the grid!

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  278. Shelly in St Louis-what HS did you go to : ) ?????

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  279. Jackson, Mississippi. Pot-holy.

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  280. I guess I’m the only one reading this is in the cultural wasteland on Las Vegas.

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  281. Doylestown, PA
    Pornfest

    Pornfest only takes place in my apartment.

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  282. Tucson, AZ – Warm

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  283. Cindi K in VA, on February 7th, 2009 at 10:34 am Said:

    slugmama and Linda! Hey! I live in the fabulous 23456!
    *************
    Cool Cindi…Are you deaf yet from the flyovers?lol

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  284. Boonton, NJ

    Dilapidated

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  285. cindi K, when I went “away” to college (springfield, MO) I used the term hoosier and got only blank looks in response. lol.

    I went to Mehlville!!!

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  286. Hi Jim from Rochester! Are you really in Rochester or just close?

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  287. Hi Jim from Rochester!

    Are you really in Rochester or just close?

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  288. @Linda – Sorry, your zip code is second-coolest :^)
    I was born in 12345.

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  289. Stephens City, Virginia – snore

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  290. Comin atchu from Melbourne, FL!

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  291. When I move back to the US of A, I want to live in zip code 12345. Definitely the coolest zip. Sorry @Linda.

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  292. NDfaninAZ,

    OMG…Ostriches are way cooler than chickens.

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  293. Franklin, TN

    MAYBERRY!

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  294. Brown Deer, WI

    Warmish*

    *applies to this weekend only. Soon it’ll be colder than a … a … um …
    Soon it’ll get really effing cold again.

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  295. Loganville, GA
    “It’s farther from Atlanta than you think!”

    http://www.ala.org/ala/alonline/currentnews/newsarchive/2006abc/april2006ab/pottergwinnett.cfm

    It makes me so proud, sniff, sniff…

    @Greg-”InTownComfort” I can’t wait.

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  296. Born in Huntington, WV though, does that count mountie9wv?

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  297. Huntington, WV.

    Potholes.

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  298. Des Plaines, IL
    Chicagoland, right next to O’hare

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  299. Thanks folks! This is going better than I’d hoped.

    But we still don’t have representatives checking in from: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, or Wyoming.

    Here’s the list, so far: http://thewvsr.com/index.php/surf-report-roll-call-2009/

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  300. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, eh

    Eninenhabited

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  301. Sanford, Maine – Depressed, former mill town, but friendly, nice location-Ocean, lakes, mountains, Portland, Boston all within easy driving distance, people are pretty decent here, good sense of community.

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  302. Greenville, SC

    late

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  303. Jeff’s hometown, Dunbar, WV. Tittieballs.

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  304. Where’s Lew in Bama? She’s in Huntsville, AL too.

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  305. Poops Shathead- I love that name!
    slugmama-I don’t even notice anymore! When I am outside on the phone I just say- “hold on one-ok, now….”
    scarymary-I went to Tarkio College (at the time private Presbyterian-now part of the state U at Maryville) and Northwestern Mo at St. Joseph MO. My HS was MRH-home of the Blue Devils, yay! I am really surprised to see how many people from MO in general, and St. Louis/metro area in particular, are on this site. Love it!

    Guys it was 72 degrees today. My trusty Husky, Boris, and I went for a LONG walk on Sandbridge beach, then I had a glass of wine and Boris had hushpuppies at Sandbridge Island on the deck. A perfect day in February.

    John in Franklin TN-I want to move there! It is my fantasy to be Helen Crump and have Aunt Bee actually like me, instead of thinking I’m dangerous and not quite clean.

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  306. um Bill? Tittieballs I’m strangely intrigued…..

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  307. I’m in Melbourne Australia……47 degrees Celcius on Saturday….half the state burnt to a crisp by bushfires…not a happy place at the moment……

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  308. Kettering, Ohio
    Not one word can describe it.

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  309. Palm Bay, FL

    Home.

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  310. I can not believe there is someone else from Ocala FL.

    one word…Slo-Cala.

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  311. Better late than never *yawn*, *scratch*.

    What? Oh, yeah, Wheeling, West Virginia.

    Since we are a de facto suburb of Pittsburgh, I am still basking in the Steelers’ Super Bowl victory.

    Today’s quote: “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”

    Henry David Thoreau

    Best regards to all our Surf Reporters, a truckload of thanks to you, Jeff.

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  312. Chama, New Mexico

    One word….Where?

    “A word to the wise is infuriating” Hunter S. Thompson

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  313. Bill in WV….I’m not associating the Tittieballs with Dunbar.
    I even speculated that you might be thinking about the long stretched out titties of the Hellderly that live in town and being unable to distinguish the difference between balls and titties.( I personally would have to add knees into the mix.)

    Can you explain?

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  314. Cincinnati suburb.
    Snore (but home)

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  315. Pittsburgh, PA

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  316. Let the wind blow high. Let the wind blow low. Through the streets in a kilt I go

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  317. Elizabethtown, KY

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  318. Nashua, NH – don’t live there, work there and reading this is one of the only things that keeps me sane in this joint.

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  319. Bellefontaine, OH – High

    As in, the highest point in Ohio, Campbell Hill, at a staggering 1,243 feet above sea level – the second (?) highest point between the Appalachians and the Rockies.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellefontaine,_Ohio

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  320. bedford nh snooty

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  321. Somerville, MA = Dense

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  322. Tammie, just go to the Critter Dinner and you’ll understand. I think they’ll be cooking up a few of them down there. LOL

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  323. Other Krister grew up in fairport work in fairport/er
    live in seabreeze

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  324. Anyone notice how Jeff has given us a fun subject (how fun it is to talk about ourselves) to keep us busy-kind of like a teacher does before they leave the room for an extended period of time? Hmmmm…where is he?

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  325. I know the “critters” who cook the critters and I’ve never heard them mention it.

    If Jeff doesn’t post something soon I’m going to have to break for lunch.
    Think I’ll have the same thing I had Saturday…

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  326. Fence, WI

    small

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  327. Florence Kentucky, hometown of Ashland Ky.

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  328. Basehor, Kansas
    Dated

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  329. NYC

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  330. CT in the house! Stamford

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  331. Palm Springs California – Blue skies and sunshine 355 days per year.

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  332. Atlanta GA here

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  333. Norfolk. Claustrophobic.

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  334. Sorry. Wrong post. How about a column on Old Forge Pizza? Loving you in the Stroudsburg, PA!

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  335. I didn’t make t elist so – let me say that Lawn Guyland is Long island, New York.

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  336. Tulsa baby, Tulsa

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  337. Another Atlanta

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  338. I am in Delaware.

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  339. Jacksonville, FL

    behind

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  340. Ok, I didn’t know this was an official roll call, so I guess I should chime in.

    Chalk another up to Los Angeles, CA. Santa Monica if you want specifics.

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  341. St. Louis, MO also

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  342. Bridgeport, PA

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  343. Batesville, Arkansas

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  344. Logging in from Austin, TX.

    Trying to stay weird.

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  345. London, UK (intl.reader!!)

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  346. Wilmington, Delaware

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  347. Cleveland, Ohio

    One word can’t describe it

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  348. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Cowboy-iffic

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  349. Sorry, Jeff!!! I’ve been a longtime surf reporter (Is 2001 possible?) and I am currently logging in from Wyoming, Delaware!

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  350. Place: Clyde, NC
    Description: Clyde

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  351. Kuna, Idaho

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  352. Parsons, KS

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  353. Tauranga, New Zealand

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  354. I’m checking in from Essex Jct., Vermont!

    How would I describe it here…weather ADD…

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  355. I’m in Springfield, MO right now, and until I saw the list of WVSR readers from MO, I wouldn’t have guessed there were 6 people in the state who knew how to operate an interwebs.

    I’m off to graduate school next fall, either in New York or Delaware, so I may be able to boost the First State representation here.

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  356. Hays, Kansas

    Where the buffalo roam…

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  357. hudson OH

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  358. reading from delaware

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  359. Tim are you in Scotland or a gay bar?

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  360. Navesink, NJ – The Sink

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  361. Decatur, Alabama.
    Just down the road from Dogballs.

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  362. Mt Cobb, PA or just down the hiway from the bunker,

    I USED to live in WY , a few years back, If that helps any, Jeff.

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  363. Hilo, Hawaii – Wet

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  364. Wichita, KS

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  365. Overland Park, KS in the hizzouse…

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  366. Houston…deep in the heart of the great state of TEXAS!

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  367. Alexandria, VA – traffic.

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  368. Naperville, IL.

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  369. AKA derangedhillbilly. The other Squaw Valley, Google Earth 93675. Central Cal about 18 miles from Kings Canyon national park. Lower foothills, 2000ft above sea level. Beachfront property when everything from the coastal range west finally slides off into the sewer. NOT the overpriced northern yuppie haven. 45 miles to work. but quiet.

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  370. Reporting from Missoula, Montana. Another state filled in!

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  371. Knoxville, TN

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  372. Lubbock, Texas
    God’s country

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  373. Brooklyn, NY. Home of the Brave.

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  374. Ashburn, Va……transplant from South Charleston, WV

    Cookie cutter houses as far as the eye can see……depressing.

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  375. Imus, Cavite — 12 miles or so south of Manila, Philippines.

    I hope the one word is TEMPORARY

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  376. Queen Creek, AZ

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  377. Ohio (Oh-Hi-Ya)

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  378. St.Clair Michigan

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  379. Minot ,Maine

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  380. Hong Kong

    I read because I like a real “on the ground” look at life in the US

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  381. Dunbar, West By God Virginia

    One word: Home

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  382. AustinGuy-
    Are you a Southie or one of those fancified Round Rock-Cedar Park-Georgetown types? And don’t even get me started on Pflugerville….

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  383. Chicago, IL

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  384. I travel for work…so I read theWVSR wherever I go… but my home base is:

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada — aka “The Great White North”.

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  385. Greensboro, NC

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  386. Checking in from Kensington, Maryland.

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  387. Reading Jeff’s whining from Saint Paul, Minnesota!

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  388. been making me laugh for years!!! Stevensville Montana

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  389. Reidsville, NC

    Disheveled

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  390. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Fatn’happy

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  391. I missed the roll call, but I’m here! I’m here!!

    Reading in Gainesville, Florida….Go Gators!

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  392. Holiday, FL

    misleading

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  393. SUMAS,
    WASHINGTON STATE!

    just another sumASSHOLE.

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  394. Charleston, SC

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  395. Tucson, Az

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  396. Austell, GA

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  397. Checking in from Akron, OH

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  398. Wanted to add mine from Nashville, TN

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  399. Ona, WV

    Maybe you could count those of us who first came here for the Deadwood count towards South Dakota.

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  400. St. Louis, MO!

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  401. New Albany, Indiana in the hi-zouse!

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  402. SLC, UT

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  403. Montgomery, AL or wherever I am with my Blackberry.

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  404. Reading in New York, NY

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  405. Okay, okay… Writing from Greensboro, NC

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  406. Chicago.

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  407. Columbia, SC

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  408. Santa Clarita, CA

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  409. Grrrrr, Minot Maine not good enough for the list?

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  410. Regarding the two missing states, I have a cousin who just moved back east after living in South Dakota (!) for twenty years or so. His wife is from Wyoming (!!). Don’t know if that counts, but at least I’ve said their names.

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  411. Phoenix, AZ
    Today was pretty cold…65°

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  412. Dayton, NV
    Need more than one word to describe: “No! its not near Vegas.”

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  413. Hi from Connecticut.

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  414. Manchester, Connecticut, that is.

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  415. Sorry for such a late reply, I am just catching up on my web surfing. Sadly, I am reading in a place that you already have covered – New York City.

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  416. Auckland, New Zealand :)

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  417. I “work” just off Regent Street, London, so I have plenty of time to read the WVSR up-dates in the office.

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  418. Fairport NY (a rochester suburb)

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  419. Errol, Scotland.

    (The clues in the name!)

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  420. Lubbock ,Texas- Lu Ann

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  421. Cincinnati, Ohio

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  422. Fort Smith, Arkansas

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  423. Delegate from Western Massachusetts registering for the Roll, a week late to the party, as usual!

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  424. I used to be SC Scott, but just moved across the border to Gastonia NC, known to people of Charlotte as Hicksville. I guess I’ll fit right in.

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  425. COLUMBIA,SC

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  426. Oxford, Connecticut

    :-)

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  427. Salt Lake City, Utah
    I hate being late.

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  428. Mechanicsville VA

    My Last name starts with a Z so I am use to being last

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  429. Fairfield, CA

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  430. Goshen, IN but I work in the next town… Some of you might remember Elkhart, which President Obama visited this week? Our unemployment rate is over 15% and our main industry is RV’s. Go RVing, folks!!!

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  431. Jeff –

    I’m in Morgantown, PENNSYLVANIA, not West Virginia (please correct for the record). For a comment, you can just put “Pennsyltucky”.

    Thanks!

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  432. “For some reason it’s kinda fun”

    Acworth, GA (Atlanta Suburbs, though all of Atlanta is an Atlanta Suburb)

    Word: Suburban

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  433. Etters, PA checking in.

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  434. Pierre, South Dakota

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  435. Reading in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Halfway between the capital of the U.S. and the capital of the confederacy. Which makes it the city that can’t decide what it wants to be when it grows up.

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  436. Checking in from the small, backwards town of Warsaw, Indiana, a town which solidifies Indiana as a fly-over state with nothing to offer but corn fields, bible-thumpers, and meth labs.

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  437. Fairport, New York

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  438. K, read all the time, never comment, but I gotta get in on this…. Justin, TX (outside Ft Worth-ish)

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  439. Strongsville, Ohio

    Close enough to smell Cleveland if the wind is right.

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  440. Austin Texas

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  441. Harpers Ferry WV :)

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  442. Oklahoma City here but I was born in Wyoming. I know that doesn’t count and also not that interesting but what can you do?

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  443. Greetings from Mexico City

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  444. Reading from Orlando, FL
    One word- Transient

    I was going to say that I started reading when I lived in Vermillion, SD to see if that counted, but I see SD has finally bee covered.

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  445. Ponce Inlet, FL
    Until I go back to Houston.

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  446. Checking in from Marietta, GA.

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  447. Chattanooga, TN!

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  448. My favorite blog Jeff!
    Checking in from Franklin, Wisconsin

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  449. Worthington Oh!o

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  450. Roll Call: Oroville, California.

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  451. Spokane, WA Checking in wayyyy too late

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  452. Checking in from
    North Adams, MA

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  453. Huntington, WV

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  454. checking in here from Raleigh, NC via Camp Liberty Iraq!

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  455. Oswego, NY

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  456. Richmond Hill, GA

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  457. New Castle, DE. One word description: “Bullshit.”

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  458. Union, KY

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