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Hey Upstate NY, I was born in Rotterdam (outside Schenectady) before I emigrated to CA.  What's with the Upstate NY (if I may ask)?

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Thu Sep 11th, 2008 at 06:57:27 PM EST
I can't escape, that's the situation.

Since 1992, I've lived in Troy, Albany, Rochester, and now Buffalo.

But, this is the curse of academia, I guess. It's like being drafted by a sports league.

Then again, my choices were few. It was this, Oklahoma City, or Miami. The latter sounds good, but ... it's rather unlivable.

by Upstate NY on Thu Sep 11th, 2008 at 08:43:26 PM EST
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We're talking College Prof.?  What field?

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Sep 12th, 2008 at 06:41:14 AM EST
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English Lit.
by Upstate NY on Fri Sep 12th, 2008 at 09:08:28 AM EST
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I live in Sacramento; have my own tutoring/research biz.; got my Ph.D. from UC Davis (just west of here, on the way to San Fran.) in biochem ('79).

Let me know if/how I can help.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Sep 12th, 2008 at 01:31:15 PM EST
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Hey thanks.

Really, that comment about not being able to escape upstate NY was tongue-in-cheek. It's a pretty decent place. It's cold, which I don't like, but we never have to deal with drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. Those people down in Texas, Florida, Phoenix, etc. seem to have a lot more to worry about these days.

by Upstate NY on Fri Sep 12th, 2008 at 02:36:32 PM EST
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