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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    You know! She means states like Colorado, North Dakota, and Kentucky

    I thought all those were part of the East Coast???
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    What is your definition of the midwest?
    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    You know! She means states like Colorado, North Dakota, and Kentucky
    Hint 1- The state I am going to is the US's largest user of central pivot irrigation

    Hint 2- This state has the largest hand-planted forest in the US

    (no cheating on google!)
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    Most of the Ogallala aquifer is in Nebraska so it'd make sense they'd use that form of irrigation most. Then only in a state with no trees would anyone even bother to plant a forest. So Nebraska falls in that category as well.

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    Quote Originally posted by Blide View post
    Most of the Ogallala aquifer is in Nebraska so it'd make sense they'd use that form of irrigation most. Then only in a state with no trees would anyone even bother to plant a forest. So Nebraska falls in that category as well.
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    Winner! I tried to make it hard...but you got it right away.
    Just barely in the midwest...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwestern_United_States


    The four westernmost states of the Midwest—the Dakotas, Kansas and Nebraska
    I have issues with the Dakotas. They are in "the Canada".
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    Popping in to say hi to everyone. My laptop's charger bit the dust and viewing this on my iPhone kinda sux. I am still entertaining folks on Face Book though
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Just barely in the midwest...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwestern_United_States




    I have issues with the Dakotas. They are in "the Canada".
    Teh folks in the Census Bureau need to pull their heads out of it. The real midwest consists of the following states: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. No Dakotas, and certainly no Missouri - that's a border state!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Teh folks in the Census Bureau need to pull their heads out of it. The real midwest consists of the following states: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. No Dakotas, and certainly no Missouri - that's a border state!
    I plan on coming back with no accent

    Have you ever been to Nebraska? It's definitely the Mid-West culturally.
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    Have you ever been to Nebraska? It's definitely the Mid-West culturally.
    Says the Easterner...
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    IHave you ever been to Nebraska? It's definitely the Mid-West culturally.
    Yeah right. Take some clod kicker from Nebraska to where I'm from in Northern Indiana, and see how much they have in common. That aw shucks routine wouldn't even fly with the farmers from up there. I agree with Maister on this one as to what what is the Midwest. The Dakotas, Kansas and Nebraska are part of the Great Plains, not the Midwest.
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    I plan on coming back with no accent

    Have you ever been to Nebraska? It's definitely the Mid-West culturally.
    I have. I liked the Sand Hills area. I remember Scott's Bluff is illuminated at night. You could get a bag of popcorn about the size of your head for 25 cents. And ditch weed grows wild along the highways. Of the states in the middle of the USA, Nebraska is my favorite.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Teh folks in the Census Bureau need to pull their heads out of it. The real midwest consists of the following states: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. No Dakotas, and certainly no Missouri - that's a border state!
    Missouri is Southern as far as I'm concerned, even though they might have Northern accents north of I-70. Even the built environment is Southern; compare the billboard clutter of Missouri to adjacent states, for example.
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    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    I have. I liked the Sand Hills area. I remember Scott's Bluff is illuminated at night. You could get a bag of popcorn about the size of your head for 25 cents. And ditch weed grows wild along the highways. Of the states in the middle of the USA, Nebraska is my favorite.
    Love the Sandhills, so gorgeous and wonderful. God's countryTm out there. My mother's side settled there in the late 1880's from Scotland. I know about ditch weed...it's funny just seeing it around in the summer.
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    Why 72 units?

    One of my current planning cases is a 72 unit affordable senior citizen housing development. Going through old staff reports through the years, I found quite a few condo and apartment complexes, assisted living projects, and the like with 72 units. Why does 72 units seem like some kind of "magic number" for developers?

    On an unrelated note, I'm putting my group guitar lessons on hold for now. The class is getting far ahead of me; they're able to play basic folksy tunes now, while I'm struggling. I'm having a problem with fretting; I can't stop hitting two strings with one finger, which is keeping me from making seamless transitions between chords.
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    How does Maine differ from New Hampshire?
    How does Wyoming differ from Idaho?
    How does Mississippi differ from Alabama?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    How does Maine differ from New Hampshire?
    How does Wyoming differ from Idaho?
    How does Mississippi differ from Alabama?
    Maine has lobsters, New Hampshire has dairy
    Wyoming has solitude, Idaho has people
    Mississippi and Alabama are not different.
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    Ugh. A co-worker just brought in her newborn baby. All the ooh-ing and ahh-ing is like a knife through my heart. Where are those bunnies?

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    No bunnies today

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    How does Maine differ from New Hampshire?
    How does Wyoming differ from Idaho?
    How does Mississippi differ from Alabama?
    Wyoming has two national parks and an iconic national monument (Devil's Tower). Idaho has the least interesting part of Yellowstone and Idaho has a handle on it. But Idaho has the Sawtooth Mountains, so Idaho wins.
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    No bunnies today

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    The fact that they have to issue this is sad...

    Asian American Journalists Association releases guidelines on Jeremy Lin media coverage
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/...155822233.html

    Just don't be an idiot... that should be rule number one. Rule two, give up on the puns and cleaver headlines. Go with, "Lin helps Knicks win another game".


    Seriously.

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    Also, I would eat a 27 pound lobster if I caught it. Just give me a couple sticks of butter.....
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    How does Maine differ from New Hampshire?
    How does Wyoming differ from Idaho?
    How does Mississippi differ from Alabama?
    Maine more coastline.
    Wyoming has Jackson Hole Ski Area, Idaho has Sun Valley Ski Area, so they are are tied.
    Mississippi has more miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

    Historic Naval Ships Association
    Mississippi has the USS Cairo and Alabama has the USS Alabama Alabama in this catergory.
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Something for RJ & ZG's pool this summer

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