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|04/04/02 at 10:56:20|
While I'm still waiting to hear from the job in Alabama, I had been thinking about other places in the country and the cost of living in those places. There are a lot of jobs in the bay area, but its extremely expensive to live there.
Another possibility that crossed my mind was Texas because I did see a few positions there but I wasn't paying much attention to them. But I had heard that the weather is really bad out there, its really humid and is really hot.
So could someone tell me what Texas is like? How does Houston, Austin, Dallas, all compare? How's the weather? I heard from this one guy that Texas has desi stores the size of Wal Mart.
Another thing I have realized is that I will have to change the way I talk. I thought people used to joke around with me saying I sound like a surfer dude, until this recruiter called me on Monday and told me I sound like I have been living in California for a long time. ;)
|04/04/02 at 14:56:43|
and do they have tumbleweeds and ghost towns?
|04/05/02 at 02:47:39|
So could someone tell me what Texas is like? How does Houston, Austin, Dallas, all compare? [/quote]
Texas is, of course, BIG!!!
It's a state which is cheap to live in. The people are not very nice, but I personally have never experienced any prejudice from them for being a minority member. Others tell me theat they have.
Houston is huge! A lot of Muslims. Too many, probably. Insha Allah ZIL can tell you more about Houston because he has family there.
Austin is a beautiful city. Definitely the most beautiful big town in Texas. It has a relatively small Muslim community. 4 masaajid, one of which is mainly a student mosque.
Dallas is probably the best place to live if you're looking for a big, active, thriving Muslim community! Richardson has an amazing mosque, and some amazing Islamic workers also subhan Allah. The town is big, but not as large as Houston. The traffic is also a lot better than Houston.
[quote]How's the weather? [/quote]
*Hot* in summers (mostly 80's and 90's, occasionally hitting triple digits!).
*Cold* in winters (mostly in 50s and 40s, occasionally going into the low 30's and even high 20's!). Although it doesn't snow in most parts of Texas, there is occasional sleet that forms when rain freezes right after hitting the ground.
And yes, it rains a *lot* in this state. And temperature changes are also very abrupt.
[quote]I heard from this one guy that Texas has desi stores the size of Wal Mart. [/quote]
Only in Houston. And he's probably talking about warehouses and wholesale stores :)
[quote]Another thing I have realized is that I will have to change the way I talk. [/quote]
If you don't know anything else, just know that the proper response for "howdy" is ... "howdy" :)
If you decide to come to Texas, let me know insha Allah :)
Wassalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah
|04/05/02 at 02:50:17|
|04/05/02 at 02:57:17|
|hey I too wanna know if Texas has tumbleweeds and ghost towns :-*|
btw Bro Bhaloo here are some Texan drawl heh heh
Why the weather is so dry the trees are bribin the dawgs
Well now, butter my butt and call me a biskit
aight I better scoot afore I get hunted down by them stetson men
|04/05/02 at 03:08:42|
[quote]Why the weather is so dry the trees are bribin the dawgs [/quote]
a joke jannah told me:
a dog limps into a bar.. the bartender goes "what's wrong with you?"
the dog says.. "somebody shot my paw!"
|04/05/02 at 12:25:40|
|ha ha ha :D|
the joke was funnee se7en
Uhhh Ellie, are Irish lass ever called daisies ?
|04/06/02 at 08:56:04|
Hmmm i am curious bro Abu-Hamza howz San Antonio (sp)??? one of my friends is moving there in summer inshaAllah. She has visited it like once, she loved it though. Howz the muslim community and stuff there?
|04/07/02 at 11:35:58|
|Ok...so ! Does Texas have tumbleweeds and ghost towns ? :D|
|04/08/02 at 00:10:12|
i can't believe i overlooked THIS thread ::) i'll inshAllah, answer everyone's miss conceptions about the great state of TEXAS ;D
[quote author=bhaloo link=board=bebzi;num=1017935781;start=0#0 date=04/04/02 at 10:56:20]But I had heard that the weather is really bad out there, its really humid and is really hot. [/quote]
weather is crazy, alhamdulillah ;D u never know what u're gonna get! :D u will turn ur ac on the same day as u're gonna use ur umbrella and the heater ;) :P
[quote]So could someone tell me what Texas is like? How does Houston, Austin, Dallas, all compare? How's the weather? I heard from this one guy that Texas has desi stores the size of Wal Mart.[/quote]
texas is like totally amazing dude :P it's totally rad ;) fer sure! :-X yeah! ;D houston ROCKS, alhamdulillah! :-X awestone, is great, alhamdulillah ;D the weather in awestone is way better (than houston..) always a few degrees cooler..:) dallas is blah :) don't go there ;) and do NOT hate on the desi stores :) u gotta love it ;)
[quote]Another thing I have realized is that I will have to change the way I talk. I thought people used to joke around with me saying I sound like a surfer dude, until this recruiter called me on Monday and told me I sound like I have been living in California for a long time. ;) [/quote]
don't hate on the accent man! >:( u'll be a texan in no time, inshAllah :) trust me ;) we have brits who say yall..so fear not ;) so it's all good :D plus, alhamdulillah, texas is a huge melting pot..so u gotta love it :)
[quote author=eleanor link=board=bebzi;num=1017935781;start=0#0 date=04/04/02 at 1:56:20]and do they have tumbleweeds and ghost towns?[/quote]
yes, i use my horse to get to and from work :) but it's hard..since all the cattle gets in the way ::) u should see rush hr! :o nevermind..u don't wanna ;)
i can't believe there's so many haters of my state :o sad..lekin true..::) i've never experienced any negative vibes here, alhamdulillah ;D
[center]DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS 8)[/center]
|04/08/02 at 00:12:15|
|04/09/02 at 13:17:01|
okay i think princesses post just proves to u to come straight to bama... weather is horrible and unpredictable... we have that joke from se7en... man everything is in bama's favor... uve just gotta come here... and like princess said
[center]Don't mess with Texas[/center]
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