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    Hi from Alaska

    Hi everyone - I recently discovered this forum and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm originally from the Vancouver, BC area. I moved to Texas to get my Master's degree but I now live in Anchorage, Alaska where I work for an engineering consulting firm.

    Laurie.

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    Welcome from North of Mile Marker 792.5 on the Ohio River.
    :-0 you have done some moving around.

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    Welcome lec9496 - that be two Alaskanians this week - been some kind of gold rush up there or sumpin?

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    welcome
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    Welcome aboard from the sunshine state.

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    Welcome from the so-called Empire State, where the governor and legislature haven't seen any need for an on-time budget in 20 years.
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    Welcome from the bottom of Lake Michigan!!
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Greetings lec9496, from the hilly part of the Hoosier State. What sort of engineering consulting do y'all do?
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    Welcome from the Washington DC metro area
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Ditto, Welcome from the Washington DC area...but just for another 9 weeks, and then it's back to Spokane. How are the looooong days treating you?

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    Welcome from the southwest corner of the Mitten State. Ya know, the one with a big lake named after it.

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    Welcome from a former Alaskan planner (Ketchikan)
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    Oooo... another Alaskan! A big welcome to one of my favourite states from the Canadian prairies.

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    How's the male to female ratio up there? Welcome and can you give us any tips on combating cabin fever?

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    Where did you go in Texas?

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    Hola from scenic (and hot & humid) Central Texas! Where'd you get you Masters down here?

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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    Thanks.
    Actually, I moved between Alaska, Canada, and Texas 8 times in about 4 years.
    Laurie.

    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    What sort of engineering consulting do y'all do?
    We do a bit of everything. Most of our work is transportation related including roads, airports, ports, rail, etc... We also do a lot of water/wastewater and environmental science. Most of my work is transportation and hazard mitigation related.

    Laurie.

    Quote Originally posted by Habanero
    Where did you go in Texas?
    I went to College Station to attend A&M.
    Laurie.

    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman
    Hola from scenic (and hot & humid) Central Texas! Where'd you get you Masters down here?
    I got my Master's from A&M.

    I remember the heat and humidity quite well. Having to ride a bike to school when it was 112 degrees....Give me the cold any day.

    Laurie.

    Quote Originally posted by Budgie
    How's the male to female ratio up there?
    The females have a saying up here. The odds may be good, but the goods are odd. Need I say more?
    Last edited by NHPlanner; 21 Jul 2004 at 12:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally posted by lec9496
    The females have a saying up here. The odds may be good, but the goods are odd. Need I say more?
    Uh, I guess the "cadets" at A&M aren't odd enough? I'm just glad to hear that you didn't get pinched in a freak bone fire erection fiasco. PHEW, that was close !!!!

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    Welcome to your newest addiction.
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    Quote Originally posted by lec9496
    I got my Master's from A&M.
    What was your degree in? I'm considering applying to the Urban Planning program, probably in land development.

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    Quote Originally posted by roger
    What was your degree in? I'm considering applying to the Urban Planning program, probably in land development.
    My Master's was in Urban Planning. Urban planning and land development are in the same department but are actually 2 seperate programs with 2 different degrees.

    The land development program is actually quite good. I'm not sure if you still can but I know they have allowed students to get the MSLD (Master's of Science in Land Development) and MUP at the same time. I think you have to take a few extra classes but I know one person who did both only needed 1 extra semester to complete all the requirements.

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