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  1. I just find it interesting.

    It took people 5 or six years to turn on bush, but its been about 5 or 6 weeks for people to already to turn on Obama.

    Interesting indeed!

    HA! I'm not turning on him, I'm criticizing his choice of Rick Warren. I criticized Howard Dean too. Doesn't mean I'm turning on him. Believe me, Obama and Dean aren't going to turn me into a Republican.

  2. WHOA, WHOA WHOA ! Rick Warren didn't go askin' Obama if he could do the prayer. Obama asked HIM ! What would you rather, Jeremiah Wright, after all, he was Obama's preacher for 20 years ? Which is a bigger mistake though, snubbing your preacher, or snubbing 10s of thousands that helped elect you into office ?

    I was talking about appeasing Rick Warren's audience not Rick Warren himself.

  3. If only FL and MI had not moved their primaries... It would be a different story right about now.

    If only Howard Dean hadn't been so stupid as to not count those delegates. DUH!

    I'm a Democrat too and agree that Rick Warren is bad choice. Why are we always expected to cater to these right-wing nuts? They never cater to us.

  4. We must live near each other because I shop at these stores too. Remember when the Kempwood HEB first opened it was so different than it is now. It was more upscale like the Albertsons it replaced. They have even removed about half of the produce section and put in palates of stuff like cereal and soft drinks in its place. As for the Kroger, it used to be an Apple Tree ages ago so it has a unique floor plan. I never buy meat there but I have bought milk etc. But if you really want to go ghetto, try the WalMart Neighborhood store. I do most of my shopping there only because its the cheapest, so when I go to HEB or Kroger I feel like I'm going upscale!

    Yeah, we probably do live near each other. =)

    I agree about the Kempwood HEB. I used to shop there when it was Albertson's and continued when it became HEB. About a year ago, I started doing my shopping at the HEB on Fountainview after my weekend workouts at Memorial Park. I haven't gone to that Walmart in ages but I remember not liking it because they don't have any fresh food. It's all bagged, ready-to-eat stuff with tons of sodium, etc. Which is OK if you have a big family and not much time I guess.

    Anyway, I can't wait for the novelty of the new HEB to wear off so it won't be so crowded. ;-) And it's really not that bad if you go during the off hours. I'm just so happy to have a good supermarket in the area with good fresh food and produce. I haven't tried their sushi yet (I'm currently pregnant) but will once junior comes out.

  5. Resurrecting an old topic here. Does anyone know what's going up where the Beatty West building was? I was very sorry to see this one go. I had hopes someone could bring it back. I know it was considered run-of-the-mill ugly by many but I kind of liked it. (Without all that banner crap wrapped around it.) Please don't say they're building more lofts/condos. I think I'm just too sentimental to live here. HAA!

  6. The old Market Square would be a huge draw today as would Westbury Square. Isn't it funny how we are reverting back to that type of shopping/entertainment areas.

    Oh yeah! Westbury Square was awesome! I visited the ruins a few years ago and took some pictures. It was very sad. But oddly enough, there were still a few businesses there!

  7. Please take interior pictures if you can - and yeah, it's definitely cheaper for them to tear it down once they tell everyone it's a "sick" building <_<

    Yeah. If it's a "sick" building, why are they making people work there for another 3-4 years. Wouldn't they be in a hurry to evacuate that building before the lawsuits start rolling in? Sick, my ass.

  8. Unfortunately, they filled that pool in so it's just a plain old patio now. I was in that building last night and it's not so bad inside. Yeah, it's old but there are some really nice curved wood walls in the lobby. It also has a circular open balcony overlooking the first floor. The big mural is very ugly IMO but I understand why people want to save it. There is lots of marble on the walls in the upper floors. I'm assuming they would salvage the marble at least? And the windows actually have the capability of being opened. (MDA locks them so you can;t open them though).

    The elevators look like they were once very nice but someone has put this horrible carpet on the walls. It looks like the elevator interior might have been wood before it was covered up by the ugly teal carpet. I'm wondering if the elevator floor was uncarpeted at one time too.

    All in all, it's an old building but it could be nice if someone was willing to fix it up. I guess it's cheaper to just tear it down though. I can tell you, the new construction at MDACC looks very nice in the public spaces. But the offices are small, cheap and cramped. The office space is better in the Main Building- you have more room. I need to go back and take some pictures so I can remember this building. It's probably coming down once that new admin building is done on Fannin in 2011 or 2012 so there's still time.

  9. I call BS on your BS claim. I live in Sharpstown, I drive around regularly after dark.

    Don't mean to offend anyone here, but I was mugged, stalked and my house broken into in Sharpstown. My car was also broken into by the stalker. Also had a flasher show me his goods while I was walking to school. And several neighbors had their houses broken into as well. I left in the mid-90s because I no longer felt safe there.

    I'm glad you like living there but I would tell anyone considering moving there to check out the neighborhood well. There are many different parts of Sharpstown and some neighborhoods may be safer than others.

  10. we lived on Darnell from about 69 when I was born until about 72-73 looks like it was the 5th house down from Bonhomme right behind the HS

    Wow! You would've been my neighbor had you stayed. I lived on Darnell Circle from mid 70s to mid 90s.

  11. As much as I don't like HEB ( It gives me the whole suburb flashback), I do love Central Market. If it's similar enough, I might give it a whirl. Does it have the same produce, bakery and meat aisle set up?

    If you do end up going there, go during the "off hours". If you go there on a weekend afternoon, it's crazy. The whole west side of the store is produce and ready-to-eat food: Fresh breads, deli, sushi, fish market, etc. They also have the cafe-on-the-go (like Central Market) although not as big as CM's selection. But it is in the suburbs so don't expect any kind of "urban" experience.

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