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Re: Where are you from?

Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:56 am

I'm from Taiwan and now live in San Diego

Re: Where are you from?

Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:08 am

Spain, now in southwest Florida.

Re: Where are you from?

Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:30 am

I live in (since 1969) Sonora, Ca. 95370 which is in the Sierra Nevada foothills, across the valley directly east of San Francisco. From my house highway 108 goes up hill to Nevada. My elevation is 2700ft. and Dodge Ridge ski resort is 30 minutes away at 6,600ft. elevation. Rumor has it that Sonora is Gods country, but since there has not been enough snow for Dodge Ridge to open this winter, I have my doubts.

Where are you all from?

Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:38 am

I'm currently living at Lake of the Ozarks in mid-Missouri.

{mod note:melampus merged & edited out below}
"I just went through all the pages in the General Discussion and didn't find a thread like this. There isa "where do you work" thread but I thought this would be a neat idea to maybe meet up and talk knives (hopefully see some knives first hand). So where is everyone from?"

Re: Where are you all from?

Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:44 am

Very good idea. Head chef from a restaurant here in NYC invited a bunch over for some food, drinks and knife nonsense a couple weeks ago via another forum.

New York, NY

Re: Where are you all from?

Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:58 am

In Raleigh, NC. Planning a move for my wife's grad school in 12-18 months.

Re: Where are you all from?

Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:04 am

I live rite smack dab in between Washington, D.C. And Baltimore MD in a town called laurel MD

Re: Where are you all from?

Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:57 am

lepus in researching this thread I discovered the thread about north carolina. sounds like a lot of nice knives (and folks) in north carolina

Re: Where are you all from?

Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:21 am

It's a very nice place by and large and I'm surprisingly happy to live here. Honestly, I suppose I always imagined living in New England or California by this point and not the backwater south, but NC is growing in all the right ways.

I initially read that thread and was a little surprised nice kitchen knives are popular here, as the South is typically considered poor and doesn't like foreign things, but after some additional consideration, I can expand on why. Caught by my own stereotype! For one, NC has Asheville. Asheville, if you haven't been, is one of the most fantastic cities in the Eastern US, particularly in terms of food and beer. Driving up there is nearly religious; you climb up, up, up these beautiful mountains and, just when you reach the top and think you're truly out in the middle of nowhere, you pull out of a tunnel and a a ninja city bursts from the rock. It's surreal.

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It's atypical for the South. It's a compact liberal city with decent transport and loads of sidewalks. There is a very high density of restaurants per capita and a lot of them are world class. It has an excessively strong farm to table movement there. For a while, and this may still be true, it was the greenest restaurant city in the country. The beer scene is amazing, too. In fact to illustrate how atypical the city is, there's a bawdy beer tour that takes a two story bus through the streets and is directed by a man crossdressing as a nun. The locals are pretty damn proud of it. I've been seriously considering moving up there for a while. I truly cannot recommend it enough as a destination vacation.

North Carolina also has Charlotte and the RTP, a conglomeration of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Charlotte's bigger, but I honestly like Raleigh much more, hence living here. They are two of the ten fastest growing cities in the country. Carolina furniture and carpets are the past - I live less than five miles from the largest analytics software company in the world. Both cities have some big name tech and medical firms, which brings a lot of young professionals, which brings a lot of high quality restaurants. The restaurant scene in Raleigh and Durham, in particular, shows every sign it's going to be Houston twenty years from now.

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I particularly like the thousands of oak trees. And the only pro sports team plays the only sport I care to see.

All in all, I've really grown to like it here. My wife is looking at grad school in New England, but I have little doubt that after I move away, I'll be back. And if she ends up at Duke or UNC, well, I won't complain.

Re: Where are you all from?

Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:43 am

All in all, I love the South. When I went to business school I only looked at schools down south. Ended up coming down to a decision between Duke and Vanderbilt. For a number of reasons, ended up choosing Vanderbilt, but I absolutely loved my time in Nashville. Charleston, NOLA and Louisville are great cities as well.
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