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  1. The fourth largest city in the nation can't build an amusement park, Galveston is building one, and I wonder why. Parking? There are several empty areas, that could become parking lots, in close proximity to the seawall. This doesn't count how much street parking from end to end there that is available. I know it is across that looooong Seawall Blvd but there are plenty of stop lights also from end to end.. Walk people (non-handicapped) it really isn't as terrible as you may be inclined to believe. If you feel it is, stay home or go to the mall. This is a fantastic idea and one more reason people are going to drive through our great city only on their way to Galveston.
  2. The purist, rawest joy I've ever experienced was when I had the honor to live in a small village called Boa Esperança (good hope) and gave the children one small gift, then to see the smile in their faces with the knowledge that they MATTERED! Clothing, simple to most of us, made those innocent children...... EQUAL! That joy can not be duplicated. Those smiling faces will be with me forever. I shall return, I promise me.

  3. Utinga


    Damn, what type of monster skeeter are you trying to spawn? The outcome of a Houstonian skeeter mated with a Dallasville skeeter could bring Texas to her knees!
  4. iPod!........ "The average 12-year-old can hold in her hand more songs than my grandfather would have heard in his entire lifetime."

  5. Utinga


    Really bad in Northside Village as well. We can't seem to open and close the door quickly enough. Wish our kitty was into the little buggers, she plays as well as a wet towel.
  6. Agree. But I still can't see enough similar. I've no idea though.
  7. The two look nothing alike. Was there an extensive remodel?
  8. You are not stuck in traffic, you are traffic.

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      I'm confused. You should post a venn diagram to explain.

  9. "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election". Warren Buffet

  10. SHUT UP! Fran Lebowitz noted wryly that the opposite of talking isn't listening, it's waiting. "A lot of people have a tendency too quickly to say, 'That's interesting, now listen to my story!,'" says Gabor. "Instead of actively listening and thinking, 'Gosh, I want to know more about this,' we're just waiting for our turn to talk." Be the exception!

  11. "Roger adds that the West Inner Loop has over 94% occupancy" This is interesting data. Would West inner Loop comprise of N. Loop to S. Loop? More like I-10 to 59,no?
  12. The quickest way to impress triplets is to not spend ten minutes discussing the fact that they're triplets.

  13. "I support free speech and their right to protest, but that is the extent of my support for these fools, because that is what they are. Fools." Ah, so if I protest your opinion of these fools, am I then also a fool? History is rife with fools changing the course of other fools. It's a silly cliché, but "It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees. ..." In all disagreements there shall always be "fools", hopefully one of those fools will make our next great social change for the better. This fool can dream.
  14. Ah, Thank you for the info. I've done it before, but I believe it was due to the fact I was using the stupid iPad it went all haywire. But, more importantly you can see how people come and go through this "gated" community. The police car in the rear view had to put a smile on your face, no? Also the walk-through "gates" in the rear facing Dallas are almost alway open too. "Just Say No!" You go Nancy, right next to "War On Poverty" Mr. LBJ
  15. Too funny. My bad. Can't seem to get the street views to load properly. But if interested, go to google and street view both "gated" interances to Parkway. The rear intrance makes a great statement.
  16. Just an FYI http://maps.google.com/maps?q=houston&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8640b8b4488d8501:0xca0d02def365053b,Houston,+TX&gl=us&ei=J9mbTq3zE8mvsQLbyLnIBA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CDEQ8gEwAA
  17. Sadly, very few, on the West side at least. Lots and lots of empty lots, waiting for the market to turn I'm sure. Perhaps the Metro train will turn this side "around" faster than I believe, then I too will be "priced-out."
  18. Sad to say, nope. Far too may absentee slumlords over here as well.I'm doing my best to contribute to "renter" pride at least. Wish that could be a city wide effort. haha http://go-neighborhoods.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=49
  19. "with some low income remaining" "keeping a number of the best shotgun shacks" This is all I wish/hope for. You and I both know this 'ain't gonna happen'though.
  20. "shotgun shack" is a normal word to me." Touche' "The market forces would do that in a heartbeat." This says all I need to say. Sad as it may be.
  21. "Well, verbal masturbation is the best thing since sliced bread, right?" Used in the 'right' hand yes! "shotgun shack" is actually a pretty common name for that type of house" There are lots of names that are 'common' let us not be "common" in our usage of antiquated terms though. A home is not a shack. IMO "which could be instead university housing/businesses/upper class housing, is not an efficient use of the land." No more verbish needed by me! "they don't own the homes." True.That is the correct problem we should address. It's not fair to use that as a rationale to hold back on development that would benefit UH, TSU, and the entire city." Life is an unfair game, I'm well aware of that. It doesn't justify our greed nor hamper ones ability to help our fellow man/woman. "Erm, considering that it appears to be gated, there must be some schemes used to let visitors in. I am curious on how that would work." Appearances can be deceiving, my friend. Should you need to "shop" I would be happy to show you how it "works."
  22. Interesting, the various type of verbal masturbation that is used in some of the more poignant descriptions by us Haifers. Understanding my home may be on the small side, I've never really considered it to be a "shack" though. Cidade de Deus remixed for Houston, ah joy. We certainly wouldn't want our "maids" living any where near us. Destroy the only homes they know, so our eyes are no longer offended! Allen Parkway Village may have an approachable facade now versus the old hood it was, it is still one of le'Trose's better crack stores in the hood.
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