Where did you grow up?

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#1 Edited by Behardy24 (4565 posts) -

Fremont,California for me.

(The OG Hollywood as I like to call it)

What about you?

#2 Posted by killerfist (19827 posts) -

Beverwijk, Netherlands.

It's the town what shared the same name as Albany (NY), before it was called Albany. That's about as interesting as it gets with this town lol.

#3 Edited by elkoldo (1164 posts) -

Tehran.

Born here, grown here, gonna die here.

#4 Posted by PSP107 (11908 posts) -

Chicago, Illinois.

My ancestors knew someone who had ties with Al Capone.

#5 Posted by Iszdope (10130 posts) -

West Belcompton.

#6 Edited by BattleSpectre (6228 posts) -

Melbourne, Australia. Holla at me ;)

lol

#7 Edited by Kevlar101 (6207 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

Tehran.

Born here, grown here, gonna die here.

That's god-damn epic

EDIT: What is this I am reading about moving the capital? Why on Earth...

#8 Posted by Korvus (3899 posts) -

Lisbon, Portugal.

#9 Posted by elkoldo (1164 posts) -
@Kevlar101 said:

@elkoldo said:

Tehran.

Born here, grown here, gonna die here.

That's god-damn epic

EDIT: What is this I am reading about moving the capital? Why on Earth...

The sky in this photo is so unbelievably clean =P you know we got air pollution all year long , very few days in a whole year when the pollution is below the standard limits (these goddamn vehicles...).This photo must have been taken in one of those days, given the snow on the Mount Damavand.
That's the Milad Tower right there, the tallest structure in the country.There's a super fancy ,super expensive ,super exotic restaurant right on its top (note the spherical figure on the top of the tower) I plan to take my squeeze there for dinner someday =P who knows =P

The removal of the capital has everything to do with the infamous air pollution.Though it's not likely anytime soon.They just say they might do it.

#10 Posted by Horgen (110151 posts) -

Oslo, Norway...

Yeah we who are trying to decide if we are going to apply for hosting the winter olympics in 2022...

#11 Posted by sukraj (23040 posts) -

Derby - UK

#12 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (2884 posts) -

Jakarta, Indonesia.

I wish the city was purged from corruption,high traffic and infrastructure problems..it could have had the potential to be a great trading city like Singapore if the "Corruption Cult" ceased to operate

#13 Edited by bowchicka07 (1075 posts) -

Ada, Oklahoma

#14 Posted by jasean79 (2375 posts) -

Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Billy Joel sang about us in his hit song "Allentown").

#15 Edited by Kevlar101 (6207 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

@Kevlar101 said:

@elkoldo said:

Tehran.

Born here, grown here, gonna die here.

That's god-damn epic

EDIT: What is this I am reading about moving the capital? Why on Earth...

The sky in this photo is so unbelievably clean =P you know we got air pollution all year long , very few days in a whole year when the pollution is below the standard limits (these goddamn vehicles...).This photo must have been taken in one of those days, given the snow on the Mount Damavand.

That's the Milad Tower right there, the tallest structure in the country.There's a super fancy ,super expensive ,super exotic restaurant right on its top (note the spherical figure on the top of the tower) I plan to take my squeeze there for dinner someday =P who knows =P

The removal of the capital has everything to do with the infamous air pollution.Though it's not likely anytime soon.They just say they might do it.

Haha that sounds exactly like the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. Looks a bit like it too. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw the above picture :P

Anyway, that air pollution thing sucks. I mean, if they are willing to relocate their capital to another place entirely just because of pollution, then that must be some shitty air....no offense, of course >__>

#16 Edited by EPICCOMMANDER (585 posts) -

Prairie Village, Kansas.

For those who do not live in the U.S., that is the middle (Midwestern) United States.

#17 Edited by johnd13 (8220 posts) -

Presidium Commons, Citadel

#18 Posted by Smokescreened84 (2499 posts) -

Rosehearty for the first 13 years, it's a fishing village that's been around almost a thousand years or so and then Sandhaven where I currently live, also a fishing village which is over a hundred and fifty years old or so.

I've always lived by the shore and always in rural areas

#19 Edited by comp_atkins (31473 posts) -

northern NJ suburbs

#20 Edited by Aljosa23 (25121 posts) -

Toronto, Canada

#21 Edited by Master_Live (14812 posts) -

San Juan, Puerto Rico.

#22 Edited by VaguelyTagged (10182 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

Tehran.

Born here, grown here, gonna die here.

same lol, except i was born in Shiraz, moved to Tehran when i was like 12.

#23 Edited by bforrester420 (1654 posts) -

Muncie, Indiana; U.S.

#24 Posted by PonchoTaco (2173 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:

Muncie, Indiana; U.S.

Ever run into Gary/Larry/Jerry and his family?

#25 Posted by playmynutz (6062 posts) -

Alexandria

#26 Posted by CrimsonBrute (23597 posts) -

Las Cruces, New Mexico

#27 Edited by bforrester420 (1654 posts) -

@PonchoTaco said:

@bforrester420 said:

Muncie, Indiana; U.S.

Ever run into Gary/Larry/Jerry and his family?

That always cracked me up that Muncie was his favorite vacation spot. He even owns a timeshare in Muncie, though such a thing surely doesn't exist.

Muncie pretty well sucks.

#28 Edited by elkoldo (1164 posts) -

@Kevlar101 said:

@elkoldo said:

@Kevlar101 said:

@elkoldo said:

Tehran.

Born here, grown here, gonna die here.

That's god-damn epic

EDIT: What is this I am reading about moving the capital? Why on Earth...

The sky in this photo is so unbelievably clean =P you know we got air pollution all year long , very few days in a whole year when the pollution is below the standard limits (these goddamn vehicles...).This photo must have been taken in one of those days, given the snow on the Mount Damavand.

That's the Milad Tower right there, the tallest structure in the country.There's a super fancy ,super expensive ,super exotic restaurant right on its top (note the spherical figure on the top of the tower) I plan to take my squeeze there for dinner someday =P who knows =P

The removal of the capital has everything to do with the infamous air pollution.Though it's not likely anytime soon.They just say they might do it.

Haha that sounds exactly like the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. Looks a bit like it too. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw the above picture :P

Anyway, that air pollution thing sucks. I mean, if they are willing to relocate their capital to another place entirely just because of pollution, then that must be some shitty air....no offense, of course >__>

Lol yeah , they got that in common ,Milad and Space Needle.Though I wonder which restaurant is more expensive ?! You ever been to SN ? how much does a dinner cost there ?! (Edit : I remember now you live in Tennessee , so you probably haven't been there.I haven't been to Milad either, but still ,It'd be interesting to know which one's more expensive =P )

The air is pretty goddamn shitty here, that's true.You'll be amazed to know that over nine thousand people died of NOx and PM10 in 2005 here.PM10 alone killed over six thousand in 2009.

can't see the blue of the sky
you can barely locate Milad among all the smoke

@VaguelyTagged I always wanted to visit Persepolis in Shiraz.Never got the chance though.Hey Pouriya , I'm always at Vlieasr.Ave ,let me know if you cross paths with this avenue .You ,me and Hamid (@mjorh ) should meet in person and hang out someday !

#29 Posted by RadecSupreme (4681 posts) -

My early years were in the city of Cali, Colombia, but then moved to the US and lived there for the later years of my childhood.

#30 Edited by konvikt_17 (22248 posts) -

Born in Germany. stayed about a year

then moved to Scott AFB, Illinois. stayed for about 6 or so years.

then moved to Clearwater, Florida. stayed for about 3 or so years

Then moved to San Antonio, Texas. stayed for about 3 years

Then moved back to Scott AFB. stayed a couple years.

Then moved to O'Fallon, Illinois. stayed a couple years.

Then finally moved to our own house(built for us) here in Mascoutah Illinois.

My dad was in the Air Force, which is why we moved around so much. He retired when we were in O'Fallon. parents decided to stop renting and become homeowners, so they had a house built in Mascoutah.

#31 Edited by mjorh (805 posts) -

Zanjan- Iran - Seeking desperately to find a way to get the hell outta this shithole !

@elkoldo Sure man !

#32 Edited by mjorh (805 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

Born in Germany. stayed about a year

then moved to Scott AFB, Illinois. stayed for about 6 or so years.

then moved to Clearwater, Florida. stayed for about 3 or so years

Then moved to San Antonio, Texas. stayed for about 3 years

Then moved back to Scott AFB. stayed a couple years.

Then moved to O'Fallon, Illinois. stayed a couple years.

Then finally moved to our own house(built for us) here in Mascoutah Illinois.

My dad was in the Air Force, which is why we moved around so much. He retired when we were in O'Fallon. parents decided to stop renting and become homeowners, so they had a house built in Mascoutah.

Man you had such an epic adventure!

So which one u prefer ? moving or being in your own home ? :D

@VaguelyTagged said:

@elkoldo said:

Tehran.

Born here, grown here, gonna die here.

same lol, except i was born in Shiraz, moved to Tehran when i was like 12.

Man you're from the shithole too ....how u holding up? :D

#33 Edited by konvikt_17 (22248 posts) -

@mjorh

i prefer being in my own home.

i hated moving. it would suck to make friends, then move, have to make new friends, move, repeat.

#34 Posted by mjorh (805 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

@mjorh

i prefer being in my own home.

i hated moving. it would suck to make friends, then move, have to make new friends, move, repeat.

Yeah and u couldn't literally say this out loud " Home Sweet Home" !

#35 Posted by Kevlar101 (6207 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

@Kevlar101 said:

@elkoldo said:

The sky in this photo is so unbelievably clean =P you know we got air pollution all year long , very few days in a whole year when the pollution is below the standard limits (these goddamn vehicles...).This photo must have been taken in one of those days, given the snow on the Mount Damavand.

That's the Milad Tower right there, the tallest structure in the country.There's a super fancy ,super expensive ,super exotic restaurant right on its top (note the spherical figure on the top of the tower) I plan to take my squeeze there for dinner someday =P who knows =P

The removal of the capital has everything to do with the infamous air pollution.Though it's not likely anytime soon.They just say they might do it.

Haha that sounds exactly like the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. Looks a bit like it too. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw the above picture :P

Anyway, that air pollution thing sucks. I mean, if they are willing to relocate their capital to another place entirely just because of pollution, then that must be some shitty air....no offense, of course >__>

Lol yeah , they got that in common ,Milad and Space Needle.Though I wonder which restaurant is more expensive ?! You ever been to SN ? how much does a dinner cost there ?! (Edit : I remember now you live in Tennessee , so you probably haven't been there.I haven't been to Milad either, but still ,It'd be interesting to know which one's more expensive =P )

The air is pretty goddamn shitty here, that's true.You'll be amazed to know that over nine thousand people died of NOx and PM10 in 2005 here.PM10 alone killed over six thousand in 2009.

can't see the blue of the sky
you can barely locate Milad among all the smoke

I have never been anywhere near the Pacific-Northwest. I have hardly even been West :P

I Googled it. The average entree at the Space Needle restaurant is USD$44.93 .... O..O

I Googled how much it is at Milad Tower, but I couldn't get a clear answer.

#36 Edited by elkoldo (1164 posts) -

@Kevlar101: You failed to get a clear answer probably 'cause you googled it in English :P I googled it in Persian, It's 98 thousand Tomans, which is, a bit more or less, equal to 35 U.S Dollars, with TODAY's Dollar price.I mean, before the sanctions and the following inflation - a few years ago -it would've easily equaled to 100 U.S Dollars.

So expensive, few people can afford that for a mere dinner.I also got hold of a few images from inside the restaurant, can't post them since I'm on the phone.I'll edit back tomorrow through pc and put the links here.

#37 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20876 posts) -

Growing up I lived in Texas, Florida, New York, California, South Carolina, New Mexico, Germany

#38 Posted by D-C- (4080 posts) -

Oregon, USA. Also, this is my first post in over 5 years! My how this place is changed yet so similar.

#39 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

I was born in Fargo, North Dakota, but apparently lived in Moorhead, Minnesota across the Red River at birth. I spent about six months in Jamestown, ND, and then lived in Grand Forks, ND, until the Red River Flood of 1997. As a result, my mom and I moved back to Moorhead since Grand Forks resembled The Last of Us, just without the infected and hunters. We lived in Moorhead until August 2005; we moved down to the Twin Cities for better opportunities. We lived in Bloomington, the largest suburb in the metro (85,000 people) from August '05 to August '06. Since then, I've been living in Burnsville, a suburb of 61,000 people across the Minnesota River from Bloomington. This August will mark my eighth year living here. I remember when my mom and I first moved into our place in Burnsville back in '06. Holy crap, it's been almost a decade. O_O

#40 Edited by Celldrax (14629 posts) -

At first I thought the thread said WHEN did you grow up?

In that case, I haven't yet.

Grew up in a now shithole suburb of Sydney where I spent roughly the first 7 1/2 years of my life (if was fine enough back then).

Been in the NSW countryside (living in and around the same town) for the last 20 years though.

#41 Posted by gamerguru100 (10647 posts) -

@Celldrax said:

At first I thought the thread said WHEN did you grow up?

In that case, I haven't yet.

Grew up in a now shithole suburb of Sydney where I spent roughly the first 7 1/2 years of my life (if was fine enough back then).

Been in the NSW countryside for the last 20 years though.

How did your suburb become a shit hole?

#42 Posted by Celldrax (14629 posts) -

@gamerguru100: Eh, just crime and such from what I've heard.

You don't really have to worry about getting shot since most firearms are illegal here, but of course there's still the drug dealers (not counting pot since you can find that everywhere) and wannabe thugs and what have you.

I'm glad to be living where I am anyway.

#43 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (16343 posts) -

The Lake Tahoe-Reno-Carson City area.

#44 Edited by airshocker (29876 posts) -

New York. First Orange County and then Rockland.

#45 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

Brooklyn, New York.

#46 Posted by 35cent (916 posts) -

I grew up in North Kildare, Ireland

#47 Edited by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

the mean streets of manchester, new hampshire

#48 Posted by ssvegeta555 (2268 posts) -

Everett, WA and then my family moved to Portland, Oregon before I went to middle school. Been here ever since.

#49 Posted by foxhound_fox (88710 posts) -

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

#50 Edited by VaguelyTagged (10182 posts) -

@mjorh said:

Zanjan- Iran - Seeking desperately to find a way to get the hell outta this shithole !

@elkoldo Sure man !

i lost that urge to leave this hellhole a few years ago. don't know why, probably cause i'm always frightened of changes or that i thought i'd never fit in and would probably end up even more depressed as an stranger.