New Year, New Schmoe

Greets, everyone. I’m Devin, and I’m a blogging media whore.

[Hi, Devin.]

A little bit of background info, since many of you would likely wonder, “who is this guy, and does he have mysterious eyebrows like Zayn?” The second answer is. “not at all.” The first takes a little more ‘splainin.

I’m 36 years old, and did a lot of moving about the country in my teens and 20s. I took jobs in St. Louis and Providence, stayed with family members in Colorado and New Jersey. No matter where I tried to move to, I always came back to Dallas.

I’ll go into this in depth as time goes by, but I kept returning to this area for simple reasons. Nicer people. No state income tax. Better winters (and no, I’m not a fan of an 80-degree New Year’s Day).

After bouncing around so much, I resolved to stay here, put down permanent roots, whatever you wish to call it. I’ve flirted with jobs in New York and Los Angeles in the last few years, but when they fell through, I was a tiny bit relieved that I wouldn’t have to move again.

I love it here. Despite the fact that we have a shrill shrew for a mayor, an educational system that is the laughing stock of the country, and no one in this town knows how to merge into traffic, I will consistently tell anyone that living in Dallas beats just about anywhere else.


2 Comments so far

  1. mark_searcy (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 11:22 am

    Welcome Devin. I’m looking forward to having more active posters around here for the new year.

  2. K (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2006 @ 7:57 pm

    I applaud your preserverance to live here. I too have moved about frequently over the years and while I do enjoy the cheap cost of living and weather (except Summer) more often than not I’m frustrated with the lack of progress made in this town and the unwillingess to improve the quality of life for it’s citizens. The arts, educational system, city government, zero provisions for enviromental quality, NO city recycling program. I could go on and on. I’m returning to a city of high rent for less space, state income tax, more cultural options and a progressive city government that makes an effort. SAN FRANCISCO.
    It’s not perfect but it’s better than this.
    Good luck in Dallas.

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