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Old October 2 2012, 09:12 PM   #31
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

I would mention Camden Yards but I doubt Timby is an O's fan.

Still, worth a try, I guess. (Seriously, it is a VERY nice ballpark. One of my favorites ever.)

I did like Baltimore very much, although I didn't see much of it outside OPCY and the Inner Harbor. I do remember that Baltimoreans were very nice to me (the lovely Tora Ziyal is an example, I got to meet her ), which is exactly the opposite of, say, Philadelphia.

So is Timby the "Hero of Canton" now?
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Old October 2 2012, 09:15 PM   #32
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

^Aw.

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Driving is probably not ideal due to parking constraints.
Except in certain residential neighborhoods, I've never had significant trouble parking, and I've lived here for 40 years.
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Old October 2 2012, 09:18 PM   #33
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

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Time to finally root for a decent football team, Timby!
That's right, you can root for the Broncos anyplace.
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Old October 2 2012, 09:48 PM   #34
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

Congrats on the new job, Timby. Alas, I've never been to Baltimore except to see a game at Camden Yards about fifteen years ago, so I can't offer much help.
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I visited Baltimore once. The whole city smells like fish.

EDIT: Nope, I'm thinking about Portland, Maine. Portland smells like fish.
That's because of a little thing called the ocean, you wacky Midwesterner.
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Old October 2 2012, 09:51 PM   #35
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I visited Baltimore once. The whole city smells like fish.

EDIT: Nope, I'm thinking about Portland, Maine. Portland smells like fish.
That's because of a little thing called the ocean, you wacky Midwesterner.
I am quite content with my air smelling like nothing, thank you very much.
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Old October 2 2012, 09:56 PM   #36
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I visited Baltimore once. The whole city smells like fish.

EDIT: Nope, I'm thinking about Portland, Maine. Portland smells like fish.
That's because of a little thing called the ocean, you wacky Midwesterner.
I am quite content with my air smelling like nothing, thank you very much.
There was a science-fiction story - I want to say Asimov, but can't be certain - where the main character commented that every world he visited smelled terrible at first, compared to shipboard air, but that after a few days they all smelled fine.

It's the same with modern cities; visit one for a day and wherever it is, it smells funny. Stay there for a few hours and the smell starts to fade away...
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Old October 2 2012, 11:19 PM   #37
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

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There was a science-fiction story - I want to say Asimov, but can't be certain - where the main character commented that every world he visited smelled terrible at first, compared to shipboard air, but that after a few days they all smelled fine.
I think it was one of the Foundation Stories, where they were searching the Spacer worlds...
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Old October 3 2012, 02:12 AM   #38
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

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There was a science-fiction story - I want to say Asimov, but can't be certain - where the main character commented that every world he visited smelled terrible at first, compared to shipboard air, but that after a few days they all smelled fine.
I think it was one of the Foundation Stories, where they were searching the Spacer worlds...
It's from Foundation's Edge, when they land on Sayshell during the search for Gaia.
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Old October 3 2012, 02:28 AM   #39
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

I can't remember the last time a city has actually smelled bad to me. I always seem to smell the food vendors when I am walking around. Pretzels and hot dogs and roasted peanuts and stuff like that.

Probably the best food smell I have known in a big city was in Boston, in the area around Fenway Park.

Although Camden Yards has great food as well, with the requisite smells.

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^Aw.
'Tis true, you know.

May I have this "How you doin'", my dear?
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Old October 3 2012, 02:53 AM   #40
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

^Why certainly, sir. I'm doin'... um... actually, I'm not sure. May I get back to you on that? And how are you doin'?
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Old October 3 2012, 02:55 AM   #41
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

^ Much better....now.
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Old October 3 2012, 03:37 AM   #42
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

We're hoping to relocate to Pittsburgh this year, which means I'll be doing Shore Leave which is in Baltimore each year. We might actually meet at some point.

Baltimore though. You poor bastard!
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Old October 3 2012, 03:40 AM   #43
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Learn to pronounce the "O" sound like a true Baltimorean, "Ao".
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Old October 3 2012, 07:11 PM   #44
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

Well we will be relocating soon as well, my wife tendered her resignation this morning. We will be moving upstate, to the Syracuse area. She has to give six months notices, so her last day will be March 29th 2013. So we have sometime to look for a house to purchase up there. We already made one trip up looking at houses and I'm planning to go up at the end of the month to look at some more. Really looking forward to moving up there.
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Old October 3 2012, 07:25 PM   #45
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Re: Baltimore! ... oh, shit. Now what?

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I would mention Camden Yards but I doubt Timby is an O's fan.

Still, worth a try, I guess. (Seriously, it is a VERY nice ballpark. One of my favorites ever.)
We are looking forward to visiting Baltimore just to go see the Orioles. Actually, having read some of the above posts, we are anxious to try the food too.


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We're hoping to relocate to Pittsburgh this year, which means I'll be doing Shore Leave which is in Baltimore each year. We might actually meet at some point.
Pittsburgh is also high on my list. Pirates are my NL team and am hoping for an inter-league Jays/Pirates matchup.

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Well we will be relocating soon as well, my wife tendered her resignation this morning. We will be moving upstate, to the Syracuse area. She has to give six months notices, so her last day will be March 29th 2013. So we have sometime to look for a house to purchase up there. We already made one trip up looking at houses and I'm planning to go up at the end of the month to look at some more. Really looking forward to moving up there.
The last time we visited Syracuse there was a lot of housing on the market. Good luck to you both in finding something nice.
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