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Old 03-25-2015, 10:29 AM   #21
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Oh what the hell.... As long as you don't miss the mountains, the ocean, and like truckstops for the food you'll do fine (I lived 60 miles from OKC for a year but a long time ago).

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Sounds like you're asking for validation Joe, and sounds like this will do really good things for you professionally. If yes and yes, then do it.

Personally I want to see you mod/turbo a miata again. We need more thermostat video threads
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:02 AM   #23
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I would never move to the middle of the country unless I could have a giant farm and the same salary. Can you get a giant farm? Does the wife like livestock?
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:11 AM   #24
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Will we be seeing you on Street Outlaws | Discovery?
A miata on the list?


If nothing else, it would be interesting for the rest of us to hear a whole new genre of Joe-ism's as he acclimates to his new life as an Okie.

In for pics of Joe's new air conditioner being powered by an oil derrick.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:44 AM   #27
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Not sure what a chigger is...
Trombiculidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Obviously, as long as you're not walking around in brushy/grass areas in shorts your risk of getting bit is next to null. They do suck though.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:45 AM   #28
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Joe, I would definitely take into account the opinions of people who have never even been to the state. If it's a transitional move, I would definitely do it if it will advance your career.

I still like Tulsa way better than OKC (great museums, hills, greenery, etc). There are still plenty of things to do in Oklahoma (is it NYC? Of course not), most here do more outdoor oriented things. Camping, going to the lake, hiking, hunting, etc.

Of course in Hallett, you've got one of the most technical tracks in the country, and also the most laid back ownership. They'll let you take your Miata out on track on Hoosiers with no roll bar, if you're willing to risk it.

All-in-all, it's not a bad place to be, just different. And yes I've been to both coasts, spent plenty of time in Manhattan (my aunt lives a block from Union Square).

Fly down for a weekend and check it out. I'll even drive down to Bricktown from Tulsa and buy you a beer or 10.
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Obviously, as long as you're not walking around in brushy/grass areas in shorts your risk of getting bit is next to null. They do suck though.
And here I was thinking you all were being really racist
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Is the GF willing to move, that is if you are still with the GF. The posts you have talked about her have always been very positive and made it seem like you were very serious.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:28 PM   #31
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May or may not be a good thing, but it's better than ignorant rednecks.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:38 PM   #32
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Hallett is awesome.

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Sounds like the job will keep you busy as heck and be a great technical challenge. And, it's temporary. Given that, who cares where you live?

Ditto on the GF question. Is she still part of the equation?
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If I were in your position I would do it knowing that it would be a temporary stop on your career and from there you could pick your next destination with a bigger paycheck and a higher chance of going somewhere desirable. In the meantime, you could either live close to work for peanuts OR live a little further out and have a heck of a garage/workshop. Heck, maybe take up flying and lease a small plane. In'n'Out isn't but a flight away...
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:43 PM   #35
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So much hate on the Oklahomas! High salary, low cost of living, way less people than your current environment (a plus in my eyes), a recently revamped track within less than an hour drive, maybe I'm a dullard but there are lots of positives. My 2200 sq ft 4-car was in the 220's brand new.
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Women are always a wild card in these games, but if you're thinking seriously enough to come to MT for advice, well then.....

I've done a couple years of the 2-hour NYC commute - no matter how much you try, you'll never be able to convince yourself that it doesn't suck on nearly every level. I've also lived in the Northeast nearly my whole life. Remember this winter, the one that's still going on at the end of March, and how bad it sucked? Perhaps last winter's memory is still with you? How about getting off the train at 8:00 and having to dig out the Miata in 12 degree weather before you go home?

Just go if you want the job. Everything else will sort itself out.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.(I've always wanted to say that.) You can do a few years in OKC standing on your head. If you're anything like me, the idea of taking advantage of Manhattan's riches on your day off isn't so attractive when you've been relishing the experience all week, anyway.

Small town life can be pretty good - our village in Maine has about 560 people, and it's about the opposite of the NY metro area, in the best sense.

The very remote chance of a tornado pales in the face of a dead certainty that another winter is not far enough away.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:42 AM   #37
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Man and did we get nailed with storms last night.

I was up on the roof of my building until after the first set of sirens went off. Lightning got close so I decided to go back, only to have the power flicker and get stuck in the elevator for awhile.

That was more terrifying than the tornado warning.
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What will golf/softball size hail do to a convertible miata?

And what racist chants will Joe be partaking in?
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I understand now: Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured | Daily Mail Online

Joe is just repopulating the area with his superstat.
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