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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,16:34   

Us Americans being very America-centric, I tend to think of everyone here as being American, with a few exceptions like Faid and Stephen Elliot. And of course our Strine friend K.E.

We're a more diverse crowd that that, but I don't know how diverse. So where's everybody from?

Me: US, mostly Florida and North Carolina.

   
Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,16:39   

The pinhead branch of this colloquium is located in Seattle (though the various branches of that family eventually trace back to the SE US--hillbilly "gap" country and Georgia).

  
MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,16:49   

Quote (stevestory @ Dec. 21 2006,16:34)
Us Americans being very America-centric

Not all of us Americans are Americentric.  This one isn't, but maybe that is because this one was born and raised in UK and used to live in Africa, and isn't a real American because he was naturalized.  :D

But now I am in Iowa for a while, via Cornell (and in case there any Iowans here, I mean the other Cornell, the one in upstate NY   :)

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stephenWells



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,16:53   

Born Zululand (South Africa), grew up in England, now in Arizona.

  
jujuquisp



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,16:54   

I'm from the best city in the USA, and possibly the world-----Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,17:04   

SF Bay Area/California Central Valley, going back three generations. (May not sound like much, but it's kind of rare here.)

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"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,17:18   

Born and raised in Pennsylvania.  Moved to Florida seven years ago.


Would *like* to live in the Amazon rainforest.    :)

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Occam's Aftershave



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,17:25   

Born and raised in Baltimore, Md. (that makes me a 'Baltimoron'  :p ), moved to N. California (between SF and SJ) in the early 80's upon leaving the U of Md.

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Wonderpants



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,17:35   

Another UKer making his presence known.

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Bing



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,17:45   

I'm currently living in a small town outside of London, ON, Canada and  alum of UWO.  Go Stangs!

  
argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,17:49   

I'm also from Seattle.  And am still here.

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Seizure Salad



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,18:08   

Quote (Bing @ Dec. 21 2006,17:45)
I'm currently living in a small town outside of London, ON, Canada and  alum of UWO.  Go Stangs!

Also in London, Ontario Canada. Attending Fanshawe, not UWO.

  
Mike PSS



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,18:26   

Central Florida.  Via MN (UM grad), UK and GE (USAF), Vancouver Canada (THE best place in North America) and Madison, WI (THE second or third best place in NA).

I'm near Tampa so I pick a local radio station that is left winger socialist (88.5 Radio Active.  Lenny should know this one.) so I get exposed to both sides of crazy in the political pantheon.

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,18:32   

Born in Lakeland, FL. 26 years in Florida.
Then off to Texas, Washington, Texas, and now California.

Update: Lansing, Michigan area now.

Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on April 19 2007,00:26

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creeky belly



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,18:39   

Seattle

Sounds like a couple of us are at the U perhaps....

  
deadman_932



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,18:51   

Ah wuz borned a po' mutant chile somewheres in this hyar solur sistem, possubly Uranus.

Okay -- New Mexico, originally, then Los Angeles. Soon, New Zealand -- the best place in the multiverses (hah! ).  :p

Edit -- I forgot to add: I like long walks in the rain, the poetry of Neruda and can drink soup from the head of a decaying horse. And I like kissing afterwards, too...mmm...sexah.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,18:52   

Good lord, 4 Florida, 3 Seattle, 2 London, Ontario. This is patterning weirdly, like some big triangle.

:O  :O

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"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,18:56   

Quote (Mike PSS @ Dec. 21 2006,18:26)
I'm near Tampa so I pick a local radio station that is left winger socialist (88.5 Radio Active.  Lenny should know this one.)

I listen every day.   :)

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,18:59   

Nice to see that Florida, the weirdest place in the known universe, is overrepresented here.

   
"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:00   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Dec. 21 2006,18:52)
Good lord, 4 Florida, 3 Seattle, 2 London, Ontario. This is patterning weirdly, like some big triangle.

:O  :O

I spent a couple months in Seattle, back in 1989 while I was working for the Central America Peace Campaign.  

The detail I remember most clearly was that, in the University District,  on all the "USA Today" machines, some wag had added, "The World Tomorrow".

;)

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deadman_932



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:02   

AHA! Arden is 3rd-gen central Kahl-ee-fornyahn (thanks Gov. Gropenfuhrer! )...now I suspect I may know why he abuses woodpeckers. :)

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:04   

Born in England, live in Chicago now.

Hoping for a Tardtopia.

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Shirley Knott



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:04   

Currently Madison, WI.
Looking back, greater Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City (both), Portland OR, Raleigh NC, greater East Lansing MI area (MSU and extended environs), raised at the confluence of Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
Whew!

hugs,
Shirley Knott

  
Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:05   

Worse still, Arden, my mom was born and raised in Corcoran, CA (it was her parents that were from Georgia), my cousins are from Modesto and Livermore, my sisters live in Stockton and Berkeley, and... well, you get the idea.  There's definitely a Central Valley thing resonating here too.  *koff koff*  OK, enough with the heat, dust, and pesticides, already!

  
steve_h



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:17   

Originally Nottm, UK (Go magpies), then London (Go Smoke FC), Swindon (Go Robins), Rüegsauschachen, Switzerland (er, yay! ) and now near Basel, Switzerland (Hopp FCB).

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:32   

Quote (Steviepinhead @ Dec. 21 2006,19:05)
Worse still, Arden, my mom was born and raised in Corcoran, CA (it was her parents that were from Georgia), my cousins are from Modesto and Livermore, my sisters live in Stockton and Berkeley, and... well, you get the idea.  There's definitely a Central Valley thing resonating here too.  *koff koff*  OK, enough with the heat, dust, and pesticides, already!

CORCORAN? ? ?


YEEEE-HAW!

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k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:43   

Originally from the south island of 'The Land of the Long White Cloud' Ao Tea Roa or in Pakeha, New Zealand (go All Blacks) now in 'The Land of the Long Weekend' oar-stray-lee-yah, Australia (go All Blacks...snicker).

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The Wayward Hammer



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:43   

I am the opposite of AFDave - started in KC, ended up in Texas.  Can claim Illinois, Indiana and two incredibly long years in West Virginia on the resume.

  
Russell



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:49   

Born in New Jersey.
Lived from age 5 to 29 in California.
Spent the next 15 years in the New Jersey/New York.
Past 10 years in Columbus, OH.

(But these days I spend half my time in New Jersey again).

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 21 2006,19:54   

Southern California- currently in Dana Point about 3 blocks from the ocean.  I lived for 5 years (off and on) in Yucatan, Mexico, and for about 6 years in Augusta, Ga (AKA Disgusta) where I taught at the Medical College of Georgia.

As far as anyone can determine, 18th century immigrants from Scotland and France married into various combinations with some Native Americans for seasoning.

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