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ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

Do you dislike talking about your hometown?

Asked by ABoyNamedBoobs03 (7538points) March 26th, 2009

I always think it’s interesting hearing about where people are from and what it’s like. what they miss about it and what they’re glad to leave behind.

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bythebay's avatar

Love, love, love, my hometown of Annapolis, Maryland! Just big enough, not too small. A little touristy in the summer, but also beautiful.

hug_of_war's avatar

I still live in my hometown. We have a love-hate relationship.

Lefty_the_space_monkey's avatar

I love my home town!

It’s small and there isn’t a lot to do (It may as well just be a suburb of Louisville, even though it’s in Indiana.) but it’s pleasant.

In the fall, the streets are covered in orange and yellow leaves, and are quite beautiful, and during the spring all of the dogwoods come into bloom, and nearly a third of the town’s trees are covered in pink and white flowers.

During the autumn we have a harvest festival, which is super duper fun.

It’s far enough south that there are lots of hills (Which I miss severely after moving a bit farther north.)

Most of its inhabitants hate it, but I seriously love the place.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I haven’t been back to my hometown in 22 years, but I understand they have a kickass art museum now!

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

@bythebay yeah I’ve been there before, Annapolis is nice, that whole area between Baltimore and DC is pretty cool, the weather’s great(comming from someone who always manages to live in nothing but the extremes of each direction) nice a mild.

bythebay's avatar

@ABoyNamedBoobs03: Where are you from?

Aethelwine's avatar

I really don’t miss my hometown that much. I guess you would consider it my hometown. It’s where I lived from grades 1–10. Las Vegas.

I moved in the mid 80s, right as all the new casinos were being built. It has changed significantly since I have lived there. I live in a small town now and appreciate the small town life, so I am very glad that I don’t live in that city. My best friend still lives there and she gives me all the updates about how life has changed there.

What I do miss about Las Vegas is it’s proximity to California, the mountains, Utah, Arizona and Lake Mead. There is also no humidity like we have here in Illinois. I hate the humidity. Then, Vegas hardly ever gets snow, and I lurve snow!

Dansedescygnes's avatar

No, I love where I’ve lived. Las Vegas from the time I was born to 2002 and San Francisco from 2002 to now.

@jonsblond

I lived in Vegas too! From 1991–2002. I liked it though. Except when it would get so hot that recess would get canceled…lol

Aethelwine's avatar

@Dansedescygnes I lived in Novato, CA before Vegas. I went to kindergarten there. San Francisco is beautiful. I’d rather live there than Vegas. Did you ever get the chance to tour the Hoover Dam and go to the bottom? We did that during a field trip.

RedPowerLady's avatar

I HATE my hometown. That is the reason I am no longer living there. People seem to have romantic notions of the place but they don’t know what it is like to live there. It is a small town in Oregon. I still live in OR but in a different place. I don’t like talking about it because unless you’ve lived there you won’t get it. That may not be true but I really feel that way especially when people are talking about how they want to move there.

Okay so you probably wonder what it was like or why I hate it. It is just a small town. No respect for diversity at all, in fact lots of racism. And very conservative. Worst of all there is NOTHING for the young people to do besides get in trouble. There are parties where people bring guns for fun. And people steal cars for fun. There really isn’t anything else to do. There is no shopping centers and people have to travel to get school clothes. It is sad for the poor people who can’t afford to travel. And there are no community support centers. It also just has this feeling to it, it’s a sick angry feeling. In fact most people who live there say the same thing no matter how odd it sounds.

I can say one good thing and that is the Native community there is quite large which I really enjoy (because that is my culture). And the area is environmentally beautiful.

PrancingUrchin's avatar

@jonsblond I’ve lived in different laditudes of Illinois and you can’t escape the humidity.

Dansedescygnes's avatar

@jonsblond

Oh yes, I’ve been to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead several times. I’ve also been to the Grand Canyon twice.

Aethelwine's avatar

@PrancingUrchin The humidity is the only thing that I don’t like about Illinois. I take that back. There are a few politicians I’m not very fond of also.

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