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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 6:12am

I know people who won't use pennys or five dollar bills because his picture is on it. Actual living people. 

 

It does look cool though. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 6:15am

I feel like I work for the board of tourism now.

We also have Mammoth Cave.

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 6:17am

We have Luray

 

Also, Grand Caverns was in Grottoes. The closest town to me. Stonewall's soldiers visited it before the Battle of Port Republic. I think I had an uncle or something die there. I reenacted with my Dad there once. 

 

Virginia=better. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 6:35am

Are you kidding?  Come on.  Mammoth cave, Lincoln's Birthplace, My Old Kentucky Home, Land Between the Lakes, BOURBON, KFC, birthplace of bluegrass music, actual bluegrass, The Derby, Muhammad Ali, Louisville Slugger, Cumberland Falls, Red River Gorge, Ale 8, Corvette Museum, Lost River Cave, Belle of Louisville, Horse Capital of the World, International Bar-B-Q Festival (and Moonlight BBQ), um....Justified.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 6:44am

WHAT! How dare you! 

Virginia was named for England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I. The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest legislature in the Western Hemisphere. Virginia held 2 of the 3 Capitals of Confederacy. · Dave Matthews Band is from Charlottesville. (I actually went to school with his cousin and made fun of her for her DMB shirts before I knew what DMB was) Eight United States Presidents were born in Virginia: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson. Lamb of God - heavy metal band Richmond. Jason Mraz - acoustic pop/rock, Mechanicsville. · Dave Grohl - grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. The states of Kentucky & West Virginia were formed from sections of the state of Virginia. Over 1/2 the battles fought in the civil war were fought in Virginia. Over 2,200 of the 4,000 battles.

We even still have wild ponies!

 

The list goes on and on. Virginia=better. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 6:52am

Um.  My list was better.  Because of bourbon, Ale 8, and KFC alone.

 Jason Mraz?  That hurt your list. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 6:54am

DAMMIT! You win this round. Still better. 

 

 

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underpurplemoon from PDX June 6, 2012 - 9:33am

LOL. I wish I had more state pride.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 9:35am

Don't feel bad. Virginians went to war for ours. 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 6, 2012 - 9:36am

parazonium

nice

Kentucky's very pretty, but less noteworthy than Virginia in almost every conceivable way.

Bluegrass is to Country as Speed Metal is to Metal, which is to say it's more of a sub-genre than some people like to think.  And the birthplace of Country is supposedly Bristol TN / VA.

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underpurplemoon from PDX June 6, 2012 - 9:42am

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 9:48am

I enjoy progressive Bluegrass-so it's a little more mellow and newer. Where you at J.Y? 

Virginia in almost every conceivable way."

Not to mention one of my favorite places, the Blue Ridge parkway and Shenandoah national forest, along with the Appalachian trail. Or even the beach! Not to mention the nations oldest vinetyards!

I should just post some pictures of the parkway and forest since this is a picture thread. Also the top one is home.

Observe. 

 

 

 

 

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter June 6, 2012 - 9:53am

Uh, Kamloops looks like the scenery in Red Dead Redemption?

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 9:52am

Accept my challenege! Your doom! 

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter June 6, 2012 - 9:56am

How dare you insult me I'm talking about my hometown!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 10:01am

 I always wanted to go to BC. It looks nice. I liked Northern Quebec. Post some pictures of your town! I wanna see! Also the X-files was filmed there I think. 

Also accept my challenge and meet your doom! 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 10:03am

"Kentucky's very pretty, but less noteworthy than Virginia in almost every conceivable way."

Really?  Tell me about Virginia bourbon, Virginia Fried Chicken, The Virginia Derby, and my Old Virginia Home.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 6, 2012 - 11:07am

@Matt - Where'm I at?  In my taste for Bluegrass or in Virginia?  I'm in central VA.  I like a little bit of all manner of old-time/country/bluegrass/blues, but it's not my primary musical interest.

Have you heard Jonny Mizzone?  9 years old.  Insanity:

 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 6, 2012 - 10:10am

Whiskey was around before KY.  Fried chicken also.  Horse racing also.  Kentucky Rain by Elvis is better.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 10:11am

But we made it famous. 

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 10:14am

@JY No where you at, we should grab a beer sometime.

 

@AD! These are horrible things to be known for. 

"Bourbon, Fried Chicken, The Derby.

Alchoholism, obesity and gambling! 

I will admit, fried chicken is my favorite food. BUT STILL! 

 

Progressive Bluegrass...I posted this somwhere else, but still good. Radiohead cover. Love the genre and all the stuff they're doing. 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 6, 2012 - 10:16am

we should grab a beer sometime - MA

That'd be alright.  When I'm in a position to do so, I may hit you up.  And I saw Sarah J on Austin City Limits (or some other PBS deal.)  It was cool.  I want one of those mandocellos or whatever it was.

but we made it famous - AD

You've clearly never heard of Ireland.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 10:18am

Yeah they do a lot of experimenting with the genre. I bought my mother a mandolin for Christmas, perhaps I'll look into getting this as well. Crooked Still is good stuff too. 

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 10:18am

Guys.  Virginia really can't compare to our intensely awesome state. 

We do everything right.

And awesome people are born here.  I mean...Duncan Hines and John Carpenter.

 

 

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 10:20am

I am not impressed. Face it. We do everything better here in Virginia. It's OK, I'll let that sink in. I like your list of people. I notice it is missing, 8 US PRESIDENTS! 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 10:20am

"You've clearly never heard of Ireland."

If you think Irish Whiskey and Kentucky bourbon are the same, you clearly are not drinking enough.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 10:21am

"We do everything better"

So far...I have seen no proof of this.  I feel like you are not paying attention to my overwhelming evidence.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 6, 2012 - 10:23am

Yeah, not the same, but Bourbon didn't make whiskey famous, which was the point.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter June 6, 2012 - 10:25am

Kamloops doesn't have the typical B.C. scenery, because we're in this fucking dry valley and during the summer we get the hottest temperatures in all of the province.  Over the past couple years, though, because of climate change, we've had more Vancouver-like weather.  I love the rain.

Unfortunately I never take a lot of pictures around town, because it's sort of boring.  There's some cool stuff around, though, lots of neat historical stuff.  That's why I love comparing it to Red Dead Redemption, because it was a nice wild north-west town in the beginning.  Probably one of the coolest places around Kamloops is the Tranquille Sanatorium.  It used to be this full self-sustained farmed community where tuberculosis patients stayed. After that, it was a care center for the mentally challenged in the 50's. Then it was abandoned, and some Italian guy bought it to build this theme park, but he never actually did anything.  All the buildings have been rotting since then, although apparantly a company has bought the land and plans on building a golf resort there.  They say they're going to preserve what buildings they can and make a heritage site out of them, but who really knows...

My husband and I had our wedding pictures taken nearby, though:

It's like out-of-context old west! Plus you get to see how awesome my wedding was.

Also, here's a picture I did take at one of the disc golf courses in town at dusk. I did play with the colour a bit in Photoshop, but for the most part the sky was that cool purple colour.

 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 6, 2012 - 10:29am

Idaho is probably a fake word.  

The exact origin of the name remains a mystery.[6] In the early 1860s, when the United States Congress was considering organizing a new territory in the Rocky Mountains, eccentric lobbyist George M. Willing suggested the name "Idaho," which he claimed was derived from a Shoshone language term meaning "the sun comes from the mountains" or "gem of the mountains". Willing later claimed that he had made up the name himself.[7][8] Congress ultimately decided to name the area Colorado Territory when it was created in February 1861. Thinking they would get a jump on the name, locals named a community in Colorado "Idaho Springs".

However, the name "Idaho" did not go away. The same year Congress created Colorado Territory, a county called Idaho County was created in eastern Washington Territory. The county was named after a steamship named Idaho, which was launched on the Columbia River in 1860. It is unclear whether the steamship was named before or after Willing's claim was revealed. Regardless, a portion of Washington Territory, including Idaho County, was used to create Idaho Territory in 1863.

Despite this lack of evidence for the origin of the name, many textbooks well into the 20th century repeated as fact Willing's account that the name "Idaho" derived from the Shoshone term "ee-da-how".

The name "Idaho" may be derived from the Plains Apache word "ídaahę́" which means "enemy." The Comanches used this word to refer to the Idaho Territory.[9]

 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 6, 2012 - 10:29am

nice pics, bek.  especially #1

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 10:33am

Love the pics Bec. It's got a lot of character. Not at all what I think of when I think of BC. 

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 6, 2012 - 10:44am

ee-da-howie

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 10:50am

Once during a a good natured game of "why yo?" things got a little out of hand and people started getting touchy.  The final insult was "Why yo leg look like a road map of Idaho?"  And the person, whose (in the genuine and unbiased defense of the person who made the insult) leg did really sort of look like a road map of Idaho, started to cry. 

Idaho hurts feelings.  Idaho does.  Not mean unthoughtful people.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 10:56am

I have never heard of "Why yo" 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 10:59am

The game of bored champions who like to insult people.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 11:00am

That sounds terrible. Why yo game so stupid. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 11:04am

Why yo punctuation so poor?

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 11:07am

This is awful but I want to keep playing! FUCK THIS EVIL GAME. 

Why yo feet stink. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 11:29am

See?  It's addictive. 

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 6, 2012 - 11:30am

I know. I need to stop. I don't like being mean. Being a dick is one thing, being mean is another. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 11:33am

Yes.  Specifically, it's my thing.

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 6, 2012 - 1:18pm

It's a good question, though.  Avery, why yo feet stink?

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 1:22pm

They don't. 

And I don't remember why you made up that horrible lie about me. 

 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig June 6, 2012 - 2:00pm

My grandfather is from Kentucky, and my grandfather was awesome (well, at least by the time I came around). So...Kentucky wins, even though I've never been there, but lived in  VA for awhile.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 2:03pm

VICTORY!!!

 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig June 6, 2012 - 2:14pm

Also, for some reason, Bek's awesome pictures didn't show up until I came back--those are awesome wedding photos! Mine are not as awesome, but I am going to share a couple anyway, because it is my anniversary today:

This one so you can see Husband's awesome ring. I have a matching tattoo on my ring finger now:

And my favorite:

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 6, 2012 - 2:22pm

Those are great!  You guys are such a good looking couple, and I love your shoes. 

Is it inappropriate for me to crop my ex out of the wedding pictures and post them?  Probably...

 

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter June 6, 2012 - 2:40pm

@Renee - Your pics are just as awesome. I was hoping you'd post some because I saw you changed your profile photo on Facebook. What a bold dress choice; I love it.  And happy anniversary!

@avery - Most absolutely not. The only restriction of this thread is to post photos.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig June 6, 2012 - 2:41pm

Bek--Thanks! I love that dress, even though the tailor messed it up, haha. I'll put it this way--when we did our marriage "blessing" for Jon's family in the UK, the dress still fit...and I was 5 months pregnant. Yeah. :P

Avery--doooooo iiiiiitttt.

Although I will not be posting pics from my first marriage.