-- Tech student confirms the rumor that there may be intelligent life in west Texas
I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoy these rants no
matter how much my educational institution (LCC) is
bashed or how plain asinine they are in general. I'm
an MIS major here at LCC (this is your board...so I'll
use your terms) scheduled to graduate this May. For
the past 4 years I've seen a lot of hate spouted
between these 3 wonderful schools and I have to admit
that at my most immature times I've thrown a couple
slams out there myself. What I've come to realize in
my old age is that we are all just kids in Texas that
REALLY love where we go to school, and most of the time
we take that passion to it's extremes.
I know that I live in what is considered to be a boring
place, but it suits this DFW boy just fine. I would
love to raise my kids here, but it looks as though I'll
have to do that in Dallas. I've talked to many of my
friends who attend A&M and they'll all agree that while
they are in a closer proximity to the big cities, CS is
just as much a podunk town as Lubbock if not more so.
That doesn't matter though, because the people at A&M
love their town and it's a great place for them to be.
What can you say about Austin? It's a great town to be
at. Does it have it's downsides? Heck yeah it does.
Just ask anyone that lived their more than 10 years
ago. I could personally never live in the confines of
Austin. I'm too much of a suburbanite (I truly believe
Lubbock is just one big suburb...that's why it fits
me). I could easly live outside Austin in the
beautiful surrounding areas.
The whole rival thing is very humorous to me. I'm
willing to accept that in the realm of sports (or even
academics) you don't recognize us as a rival or even on
your same level. That's cool with me. My days of
fervently defending what I love and others don't were
over after my ophmore year. But you can't deny the
fact that because we are the 3 major public schools in
the best state in the nation, that we don't compete
against each other at everything that we can think of.
For instance...how ridiculous is it for people on this
board to have a heated argument about who drinks the
most or who has the hottest women. That is just flat
hilarious. It brings a smile to my face because I know
that if I wasn't at LCC ;) that you still couldn't pay
me to leave Texas. No matter how I've been raised to
not like certain other schools or what my opinions are
of your schools because of how my friends that attend
there turned out...if I wasn't here, I'd be there.
There's alot I have to say about a lot of topics, but
my time has run out. I'm interested to hear what kind
of names I'll be called or if I'll be deemed dumbass
#4. Anyway, think you for starting this board and
giving people the opportunity to throw out opinions. I
don't apologize for previous LCC students and their
strategies for defending what they love, but I think
their arguments were weak and frankly pretty retarded.
I hate to see my school represented like that even
though I know that no matter what kind of rant I write,
it won't change anyone's opinion of my little piece of
heaven in the barren lands of West Texas.
Thanks for this opportunity...you kids have a great day.
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