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I've been on this forum for a few weeks and just wanted to say, that im glad to see all the interest in my home. Thank You!

Name:Ron

Age: 49

Born:Greenville S.C.

City of residence: Greer S.C.

High School: J.L.Mann {1976}And Proud Of It.

College:#1 In Class {School of Hard Knocks}

20 Years Study at Greenville Tech in certificate programs,Plumbing,Building Construction Technology,Construction Estimating, Residential Desian,and many more.Now I am working on an associates

degree in Constrution Engineering Technology.

Occupation:Construction,Self Employed.

Hobbies:Learing something new every day, I try to meet someone new everyday, Hiking,Computers.

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Hi!

I've been on this forum for a few weeks and just wanted to say, that im glad to see all the interest in my home. Thank You!

Name:Ron

Age: 49

Born:Greenville S.C.

City of residence: Greer S.C.

High School: J.L.Mann {1979} And Proud Of It.

College:#1 In Class {School of Hard Knocks}

20 Years Study at Greenville Tech in certificate programs,Plumbing,Building Construction Technology,Construction Estimating, Residential Desian,and many more.Now I am working on an associates

degree in Constrution Engineering Technology.

Occupation:Construction,Self Employed.

Hobbies:Learing something new every day, I try to meet someone new everyday, Hiking,Computers.

Welcome! I'm a patriot myself. :)

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Hi all, I recently found this forum, and I'm already homesick for Greenville! I just moved to TX & I look forward in keeping up with the changes in the Upstate!

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Hey all, I just noticed this thread was pinned. Some of you already know me, but for those who don't:

Who Am I ...

I moved here with my wife and Dalmatian in July of 2003. I found this site a year or so later. Its absolutely kept me in the loop and in love with Greenville. Its funny, if anyone at work has a question about Greenville, they come ask me. :rofl:

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I figured if NYT can jump in here late, so can I.

Who Am I ...

  • Name: Tom

  • Age: 46

  • City of Residence: Greenville, SC

  • Occupation: Director of Technology for a Local School District, Choral Director, Technology Consultant

  • College: Furman University - BM & MA, Appalachian State, Lander University, Univ. of Arizona, and USC - perpetual student, now working on PhD.

  • High School: Laurens District 55 High School

  • Born: Laurens, SC

  • Hobbies: Photography, Music, Gadgetry, Geocaching and Mapping, Travel, Reading, most things computer-related

  • Other Cities I've lived in: Laurens, SC, Gray Court, SC, Tucson, AZ.

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Well if the people who post and have been around a whle can jump in so will I. I'm a lurker and have been since I found this site a year or so ago.

Name - Greg

Age - 33

City of Residence - Taylors, SC

Occupation - Senior I/T Specialist for a large blue place :)

College - Francis Marion, Greenville Tech, USC Upstate (where I finished at)

High School - Hillcrest High School (Simpsonville)

Born - Greenville, SC (Raised in Fountain Inn, SC)

Hobbies - Tech stuff, disc golf, gym, media (video/music/etc)

Other Citiies I've lived in: Fountain Inn, SC Travelers Rest, SC

Cities i've worked in for more than 3 months - Nashville, TN Atlanta, GA Cleveland, OH

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Hi!

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm so glad I stumbled onto this forum. I live in Los Angeles now. Life threw me a curve ball, and I need to change careers, which is leading to a move across country for me. Major upheaval. This was not how I expected to turn 50! But you know that saying, one door closes and a window opens (or something like that). So I believe that there's going to be something better out of this whole experience.

I originally was looking to settle in Charlotte, NC, but when I took a trip out there last month, it felt much like Los Angeles. I was surprised because the population is so much smaller, but it's traffickey and sprawling like L.A. Real estate was more expensive than I thought, and taxes. Plus, it's growing fast - like scarey fast, it seems to me.

Then I started researching Greenville, and really like what I'm finding out about it so far! The pictures on this forum are wonderful. It looks so beautiful and clean. Small town feel, but not too small. I'm hoping this will be a better fit for me.

Okay, this is my first post. I guess now for all my questions, I'll head over to one of the other sections.

Cheryl

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Welcome to the forum, Cheryl! Glad to have you on board here! As you can see, we are very enthusiastic about this city, and if you have ANY questions, we'll do our very best to answer them for you. I hope life will become less difficult once you've moved to this area. We have sprawl like every city, but there are also many quality elements you cannot find in most places. I am looking forward to reading your questions! :D

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I've been swamped with work as of late, so I've been barely lurking for several months... but things are getting back to normal... at least for a little while... so I'll post my info...

Who Am I ...

Name: Brian

Age: 31

City of Residence: Simpsonville

Occupation: Real estate research

College: Appalachian State

Born: Hannover, Germany (army-kid)

Hobbies: Sports, Traveling, Politics, my kids

Other Cities I've lived in: most recently... Hickory & Lenoir, NC... but lived in a variety of cities in MA, CA, VA, MS, and Germany as a part of my father's military service... and reserve duty of my own

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Name: Tony

Age: 28

City of Residence: Simpsonville, SC

Occupation: Structural Steel Detailer

College: Murray State University, West KY. Tech

High School: Caldwell Co. High

Born: Hammond, IN.

Hobbies: Gym, Golf, Playing Poker

Cities I've lived in: Murray KY. Princeton, KY. Gary, IN. Nashville, TN.

Just wanted to say what a great site this is and what a beautiful city Greenville is. When I first visited my fiance here after we graduated from college I knew where I was headed to next. 4 months later I was packed in a u-haul heading to Greenville. Since my girlfriend and I are both transplants, if anyone knows of anything going on let me know. I find it really hard to make friends in the area. Seems like most people are high school friends and dont stray from that pack.

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Welcome, Tony (BigTone)! Great to have you on board and along for the ride! :D

How long have you lived in the Upstate? I am actually surprised and disappointed to hear that you've had trouble making friends with the locals. :( What would you say is responsible for this? I have made quite a few friends playing golf in the area, so that is one method to consider - if you don't take the game too seriously, of course. ;)

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Welcome, Tony (BigTone)! Great to have you on board and along for the ride! :D

How long have you lived in the Upstate? I am actually surprised and disappointed to hear that you've had trouble making friends with the locals. :( What would you say is responsible for this? I have made quite a few friends playing golf in the area, so that is one method to consider - if you don't take the game too seriously, of course. ;)

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Hey, BigTone! I'm late, but welcome aboard!

I've been here for going on six years now and I've made very few friends, myself. I think that has a lot to do with my introverted nature, though, more than anything else (yes, in spite of my activity on the forum, I am very much an introvert). Don't get me wrong. I've met and spoken to a LOT of very nice people since I've lived here; however, I'm just not the kinda of guy to give out my number and say, "call me some time if you want to grab a beer and have a chat." My wife's the same way. Outside of this dice game she and the ladies from our neighborhood play (Bunco) and Girl Scouts, she keeps to herself, too. Our kids, on the other hand, are budding social butterflies. Go figure.

All I can tell you about what's going on is just keep an eye on the Greenville City Events calendar and don't be afraid to strike up a conversation with someone while you're out and about town. Good Luck! :thumbsup:

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Who Am I ...

Name: Patrick

Age: 54

City of Residence: Greenville (since June `06)

Occupation: Regulatory Professional (I know, I know, "What the heck is that?")

College: Evergreen State College, WA (Grad BA 1978)

Born: Ft. Belvoir, VA

Raised: Seattle, WA

Hobbies: Films, Books, Grandkids

Other Cities I've lived in: Seattle, WA; Winlock, WA; Bellevue, WA; Chehalis, WA; Olympia, WA; Los Angeles, CA

Hey There,

I'm living in Greenville and loving it. Quite different from my home town of Seattle, particularly weather-wise. Thank you all for being so welcoming.

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Hello, I've been a lurker for a few months now and decided to join. I'm a engineer and was transfered here from NY. Our Office is right in the heart of the West End. It used to be an old textile warehouse on the RR tracks. a beautiful building right on main st.

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Hello, I've been a lurker for a few months now and decided to join. I'm a engineer and was transfered here from NY. Our Office is right in the heart of the West End. It used to be an old textile warehouse on the RR tracks. a beautiful building right on main st.

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Hello, I've been a lurker for a few months now and decided to join. I'm a engineer and was transfered here from NY. Our Office is right in the heart of the West End. It used to be an old textile warehouse on the RR tracks. a beautiful building right on main st.

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Hello, I've been a lurker for a few months now and decided to join. I'm a engineer and was transfered here from NY. Our Office is right in the heart of the West End. It used to be an old textile warehouse on the RR tracks. a beautiful building right on main st.

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So this is the new member thread I was referred to... oops.

Anyway, this seems like a good format:

Who Am I ...

Name: Jason

Age: 27

City of Residence: Taylors (since NOV `05, moving to Pendleton West in July)

Occupation: Design Engineer (Nerd)

College: North Carolina State

Raised: Raleigh, NC

Hobbies: Golf, Cars, sailing, hiking, etc...

Other Cities I've lived in: Raleigh, NC, Florence, SC, Copenhagen, DK, Pawley's Island, SC.

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I've been reading this forum for a while, but never was compelled to join until I saw that some of my Flickr contacts posted here. I'm a 33yr old guy with a 2 yr old son, married to a fellow Greenville native. I've lived all around the Upstate (sugar tit, pelham rd, pelzer) and currently live in Mauldin. I'm an average photographer, doing the best I can with crappy equipment. I care about the direction my city and county are going in, but really don't fit the mold of average Greenville native. I hate talking about myself (and yet I have a blog. How ironic is that?) so any questions, feel free to ask me.

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