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post #61 of 89
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston View Post




The other two are the Seattle Mariners and the Montreal Expos (aka, just recently, the Washington Nationals).

This makes perfect sense, since the stereotype of the typical Texan, the typical Seattleite and the typical Montrealer are virtually identical.
 

Interestingly, the Rangers were also the Washington Senators until 1969 when they too moved to become the Texas Rangers.
post #62 of 89
I <3 Texas, and Texans. My dad and all my uncles are a big obnoxious Texans. And you know what? They are great people. And no, none of them ski.
post #63 of 89
I'm from Texas.  It's odd, because I've never met anyone that acts like this.  I've definitely never known anyone that skis in jeans, and I've never known anyone that is younger than about 60 that talks the way that is characterized here.  Never heard of anyone calling their skis "sticks."

You guys must get a lot of people from west Texas out there.  Keep in mind there are two completely separate cultures in Texas, the rural culture and the urban culture.

However,

I personally am not a big fan of Texas, and it does annoy me how people act like it is the greatest place to be from.  It's like the whole state is insecure.  This is coming from someone born and raised in Texas, who lived there until 6 months ago.  I'm not really proud of it though, I'm just kind of indifferent to it, probably like somebody who was raised in Missouri or Iowa.

I'm not looking forward to meeting new ski buddies and having to explain where I'm from.  Every time I'll have to be like "yeah but I was just born there, I'm not proud of it."
post #64 of 89
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Originally Posted by was1984 View Post

I'm not looking forward to meeting new ski buddies and having to explain where I'm from.  Every time I'll have to be like "yeah but I was just born there, I'm not proud of it."

Yes, sure is unfortunate to have to essentially apologize for something you have no control over. Next, people will be apologizing for being black..
post #65 of 89
Stereotyping people really does limit yourself. In the 70's I worked in a ski shop in Steamboat. We got a lot of Texans in the store, and most of them were friendly, easy to please, and generous. I probably wouldn't have much in common with many of them, but they sure weren't grumpy to deal with and tight, like some of my customers from a certain Eastern state that is often stereotyped.

Last winter, I met a transplanted Texan in the parking lot and spent the day skiing with him. He is a great guy and we skied toether several more times. If I had had an attitude towards Texans I wouldn't have made my new ski buddy. Open your minds and you will be surprised now and then. LewBob
post #66 of 89
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Originally Posted by hmpph View Post

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Yes, sure is unfortunate to have to essentially apologize for something you have no control over. Next, people will be apologizing for being black..

This thread is what happens when you combine a smug supercilious circle jerk with misanthropic bull shit.
  
post #67 of 89
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This thread is what happens when you combine a smug supercilious circle jerk with misanthropic bull shit.
  
Ummm......is that a bad thing?

Misanthropic: is that a philanthropic endeavor gone bad?
post #68 of 89
Oh, whatever. Locals always make fun of tourists. Hey, I've driven around the west coast with Jersey plates, skied Vermont with Massachussetts plates ("Mass-holes", anyone?), bumped around the Cascades with California plates, heard it all. It's all in good fun. If you don't actually live up to a stereotype it can't hurt you, right?
post #69 of 89
Whenever I go to Minnesota ro run across people from Minnesota my DALLAS Stars jersey doesn't go over too well at all.  I usually tell them that I lived in Minnesota when they were the North Stars first before and the team followed me to Dallas.  Usually, that gets me a pass, but not always..


The North Stars going to Dallas was rumored to be part of the Dallas Minnesota Hershell Walker trade.
post #70 of 89
Define 'from'.

As someone who lived in 8 different homes/neighborhoods in 5 states (MN, TX, MO, NY & MA) by 14 and landing in Colorado for good at 18 (I got here as soon as I could!), it is humorous to notice the stereotypes and attitudes of different regions. We in Durango get the Telluride local attitude from those who moved there a week before and of course the long timers, even though I've been skiing there since the 70's. Everyone has their unfounded likes and dislikes and generalizes. There are some classics though in tourist areas and others where the visitors are out of their element and are 'blissfully ignorant':

"At what elevation do deer turn into elk?"
post #71 of 89
Well, I live in Texas(Houston) adn I dont really have a problem with you guys hating on the typical Texan(of which I am not. I own no boots, hat, country music, cattle and avoid the rodeo at all costs).

I went to Beaver Creek years ago with a big Texas ski group and the San Antonio group fit the typical Texans to a tee. It was quite embarrasing, but there's fools from all over.

In Houston, like probably most places; we get a lot of NYC folk that have some real NYC attitude and they don't care who knows it. NYC ain't all that either.

I don't mind it though. It gives the place character. I mean, if youre from Illinois but not Chicago; its no big deal.

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

their money is very welcome there......... I love Texans on powder days especailly if it's below 20 degrees and its low light, they seem to magically dispear from the mountain.......

And this is not me, the worse it is; that's more mountain and fresh tracks for me.
post #72 of 89
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

Maybe 'Texan' is more about attitude than geography.

This is a funny thread.  I was born and raised in NM, and have skiied all over.  I now reside in TX (Austin) and have for 13 years.  While it has played major havoc on my passion for skiing, it has done well for me in other areas.

TX does offer a lot of things and one of those is a good financial climate which allows for more disposable income to be used in other states with mountains.

All that being said, I totally hear what a lot of people are saying.  I can say that I don't fit that stereotype and don't even say "ya'll".  However, I am lucky enough to call many Texans friends (and family) and overall, once you get used to the strange accents and learn to ignore all the ignorant red necks, you might actually be able to say the same.

I will end this rant by saying I live in Austin...which in my opinion is the ONLY place in TX worth living.

Peace "ya'll" :-)
post #73 of 89
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Originally Posted by skicougar View Post

I don't mind it though. It gives the place character. I mean, if youre from Illinois but not Chicago; its no big deal.
 

What's wrong with Chicago?
post #74 of 89
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Originally Posted by lemmiwinks View Post




What's wrong with Chicago?
 

Nothing. I was just trying to make the point that all cities in Texas get labeled as being the stereotype of Texas. In Illinois, everywhere does not get labeled the as a stereotypical Chicagoan.

But I really just replied so I could post that ITS SNOWING IN BRECKENRIDGE TODAY !

(I'll be here in 15 days !): http://www.brecklivecam.com/
post #75 of 89
If God didn't want Texans to ski, why did he create New Mexico and Colorado?
post #76 of 89
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Originally Posted by ragin' cajun' View Post

If God didn't want Texans to ski, why did he create New Mexico and Colorado?
Purely for my benefit!!
Because he didn't think Lou Dobbs would build his fence on the wrong border? 

(Sorry. With a set up like that (and limited snow) it's hard to resist teasing....or was that a trick question?)

On a 'Illinois/Chicago' note, it's very funny listening to WI folks 'discuss' this after a few beers. Don't get 'em started.
Edited by Alpinord - 12/2/09 at 11:27am
post #77 of 89
I was born in Denver, but I'm half Texan. My maternal grandmother was born there and grandpa moved there from Kentucky with his family when he was 17. There is a place pretty much dead center in Texas called Voca. Not much there but a cemetery. I'm related to nearly everyone in it. After the grandparents married, they moved to Phoenix, where my mom was born. I never thought she had an accent but all her life people would ask her what part of the south she was from. She throw them a curve by telling the truth. Messed up their heads every time.

It wasn't until I got married that I found out that what I had been eating all my life was southern cookin'. Now if I want chicken and dumplings I gotta go to Cracker Barrel.

People is people, wherever they're from. I try to hang out with the nice ones and stay away from the curmudgeons. Both types can come from anywhere.
Edited by Morrison Claystone - 12/2/09 at 11:19am
post #78 of 89
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post
People is people, wherever they're from. I try to hang out with the nice ones and stay away from the curmudgeons. Both types can come from anywhere.

Especially Colorado. Any stats on the number of transplants compared to actual native Coloradoans?
post #79 of 89
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post




Especially Colorado. Any stats on the number of transplants compared to actual native Coloradoans?
 

If I insisted on only hanging out with natives I'd be a lonely guy. It's easy to find the natives, though; they say "Byoona Vista"
post #80 of 89
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post

If I insisted on only hanging out with natives I'd be a lonely guy. It's easy to find the natives, though; they say "Byoona Vista"

Pop Quiz:
How do natives, locals or tourists pronounce Ouray? 
a) Your Ray
b) Our Ray
c) Hooray
d) Ooray
e) Yer Ray
f) all of the above

When I went to CU, it was nicknamed "University of California, Boulder campus". Doesn't seem much different these days.
Edited by Alpinord - 12/2/09 at 11:50am
post #81 of 89
Threads a bit funny and I get it.   I moved to Texas after graduating college.   I have visited many places and Texans are far and away the most friendly and helpful.   I was surprised how popular snow skiing is in Texas.   I would have never discovered this great sport when I lived in the frozen midwest.

I've skied all over and been treated well.

I think alot of people become jerks on vacation.  Lots of reasons why.
post #82 of 89
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post

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Pop Quiz:
How do natives, locals or tourists pronounce Ouray? 
a) Your Ray
b) Our Ray
c) Hooray
d) Ooray
e) Yer Ray
f) all of the above

When I went to CU, it was nicknamed "University of California, Boulder campus". Doesn't seem much different these days.
 

Nearly everyone I know says Yer Ray. I've met some Indians who tell me it's really Ooray.
post #83 of 89
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post

Nearly everyone I know says Yer Ray. I've met some Indians who tell me it's really Ooray.

Incorrect. The answer to the question is 'f'.

(You are accurate, AFAIK, however. )
post #84 of 89
This is one of the funniest threads I've read.  Stereotypes exist for a reason, because there is truth in them. Be aware of falling into them and be aware of jumping on the first cliched behavior somebody exhibits.  

Says the guy from Cleveland.

Anyway...just had to share this:

I was on a plane to Italy a few years back, and one Texan is loudly instructing the other Texans - "Prego, that's all y'all need to know...'prego' - it stands for everything and anything over there, - prego, prego, prego..."
post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post




Q. Why is it so windy in New Mexico?

A. Because Texas sucks and Arizona blows.

(just a joke, not political or social commentary)

Not everyone in CO dislikes Texans. Many of us appreciate the visitors from the Lone Star state.

There are idiots from everywhere, they just aren't as identifiable as Texans. When people stop labeling each other, this world will be a much friendlier place.

Brilliant!
Personally, I've never had any issues with Texans.  Most of the ones that I've interacted with were nothing but polite, and the idiots on the slopes are usually good for a laugh.  You have to admit, as much as the CO and NM skiers might hate them, the ski resorts love the money they bring in, and would be in a world of hurt without them.


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Originally Posted by Eric S View Post




Angel Fire. Oh wait Angel Fire is in New Mexico but I think it's about to be annexed by Texas. At any time, I think the Angel Fire's slopes are populated by 90% Texans and most fit the stereotype. It's a scary place to ski. And yes I live in Texas (and part time in New Mexico), but I lived and skied in northern New England for the first 40 years of my life.

Don't forget Taos.  Taos gets a ton of Texans.  As does most of southern CO.
I'm opposite of you now.  I grew up and lived in NM most of my life, and now I'm out on the East Coast.
post #86 of 89
Two real life stories follow, both while I was working at Breckenridge.  The conversations went like this;

The nice Texan-  "You live here all year long?" "Your'e lucky if ya do, it's real purdy here" "We're from Texas and it's GREAT but ain't as nice lookin at this"

UL-  "Nope, I'm only here half of the year"

Texan- "Ya live in two places?" "Where ya at the rest of the year"

UL- " I live in Vermont the rest of the year."

Texan-"BOY......YOU GOT IT MADE, YOU GET TO SKI ALL YEAR THEN"

UL - ?????????????????????

Story # 2--I'm starting skiers off for a-ski off (200 or so) and there is this one well dressed woman in a one piece yapping away.
(we'll call her Maria)

Maria-  yap yap yap well suuuure, yada yada yada,  yeaaahhhh,  love it heere.  We're out once a year but we come for two weeks,  yeah....of caurse..yada yada.....(add 5-6 minutes of conversation)

(Suddenly Maria stops talking and you could hear a pin drop.....I pause the ski-off and yell up...)

UL-"What part of Jersey are you from?"
post #87 of 89
.....................and now I live in Kentucky.

See.......things have a strange way of coming around
post #88 of 89
would of been funier if you took the keys and gave it back to the rental agency a month later (dont want to fu** the agency over)
post #89 of 89
And the stories begin....

We're in the shuttle last night, a group of college age Texan good ol' boys get on. One of the guys is sitting just behind the driver, he reaches over, grabs the drivers garbage can which is a small container right next to him and spits his chew, the driver doesn't know what to do, my friend and I see this, I say, "Oh, that's wrong dude",The driver just says, "Uhh, Uhh, that was not cool man" the good ol' boy (complete with coors light bb hat and cowboy boots) just says in his drawl, "Where else can I spit my chew?"   - The driver says, how about not spitting it in my garbage? The boys get off the bus, to "go buy sum beeers" the driver just says did he really just spit in my garbage? I have been driving for many years and no one has done that?
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