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    Cyburbian Planning Fool's avatar
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    What's up everyone! From Northern VA

    Hello everyone,
    Just wanted to introduce myself to everyone since I've just registered with the site. I'm a Planner in Fairfax County, VA (just outside of Washington, DC). I'm fairly new to public sector Planning after spending 2+ years in the private sector.
    I'm always interested in learning about issues that other Planners are dealing with and seeing how other Planners are dealing with issues I'm facing (like lack of affordable housing).
    I look forward to learning and growing through the discussions on this site.

    Go Nationals!
    Prediction is difficult, especially about the future. :-o
    - Yogi Berra

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    A warm welcome from NW Ohio, eventually to be from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Post early, post often. Non-planners with a keen interest in all of the planning issues hang around here, too. That would include me.

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    Welcome from SW Indiana in the Central Time Zone.

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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Welcome from NW Florida (but spending the weekend in the central part of the state).

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    Welcome to the board.
    Universe is not wide enough to be planned.

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    Hello... from the Canadian prairies!

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    Wilkommen and such.

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    Cyburbian Queen B's avatar
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    Welcome from the Sunflower State!!!
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Welcome from a non-planner cyburbian infiltrator in Stumptown!
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    Welcome to Cyburbia!!

    i hope you will enjoy the stay, read before you post. Just a little tip.

    (oh boy, here i go again )

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    Cyburbian Plus Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    Welcome from central Florida!

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    Welcome to the ship yarrrrrrrrrrrrr
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    Cyburbian Trail Nazi's avatar
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    Howdy from a Florida planner who had a short stint with the FCPA for Fairfax.

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    Cyburbian Budgie's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Queen B
    Welcome from the Sunflower State!!!
    Ditto that. Good to see someone giving it up for the Nationals.
    "And all this terrible change had come about because he had ceased to believe himself and had taken to believing others. " - Leo Tolstoy

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    Welcome from a fellow NoVa planner.
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    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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    welcome
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    Howdy from Houston, the Land of No Zoning!
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    Hey....

    From SE Florida......I'm a Loudon County kinda guy......
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    Welcome from Missouri

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    Welcome from South of the Border... Wyoming border that is...
    This is the place where the wind never stops (and lately the rain falls constantly )
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Greetings from another Hoosier. We looked --briefly -- into NoVa last summer and could not believe the cost of housing. Even for mid-level professionals with two kids, there was no way we could afford to do it. And there was no way I wanted the hassle of a lengthy commute.

    Thanks for registering and feel free to jump right in.
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    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
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    Cyburbian prana's avatar
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    Welcome from sunny northern Colorado (don't listen to zman! )
    How was the switch from private to public? I've considered the same move, but never made the leap.

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    Welcome from Chicagoland!!
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Bienvenue from Detroit! I have been a member for three months now and it is a lot of fun. Enjoy!
    urbanchik

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    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
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    Welcome, Fool, from Wellington, New Zealand! My best friend is from NoVa... she might have to go home soon because Immigration has turned down her residency application.. but that's another story!

    Welcome aboard!

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