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Old 06-14-2006, 05:43 PM   #1
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Ok I need to act my age. One of the members might be relocating to Dallas. Im happy about it. Seems their not. I can understand.
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calm down Jim, Calm down.
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Like spill already!! Who??
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Maybe me if Texas doesnt have reciprocy with New York, as to driving records.

Gonna get me some chaw and Cowboy boots and ride the Venom into the Sunset
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I think Ill wait untill that person discloses the information. Perhaps they wanted to keep it secret until they left. I thought it was public knowledge, but Ill act my age for a change and keep it on the low down. By the way all of yall are welcome. We got room.
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I'd move back, but my family is there. And, well....
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Isn't it HOT and Humid all year long there?

Thanks..but 3 months is enough for me..

Anyone want some rain? We got plen.......WTF.. sunny again.. Weather in NE changes it'* mind more often than women change shoes.!
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Nope its not always hot. Not always humid. However lets put it like this. I came from California. I used to not sweat much, when I got here I first felt like I was working out harder or something because I was seriously sweating. ( gross huh)

It is humid, but its bearable. It'* better than when I lived in Arizona, South of where Echo lives. Holy Bat guano, it got 118 there. I can remember my shoes getting that sticky feeling on the sidewalk.

Winters can be ruff. Some years you have serious ice.

Whats bad is the storms and tornado'*. I was close to one and never want to be again. Windows started flexing and bowing, I thought they were gonna blow. You have to have a central "safe room" in your house to ride one out. Out here we make a closet or a pantry in the center of the house on purpose. Then we beef it up.

Why did I move to Texas? The girls here were hotter than California. For real. Met my hot wife here. Oh yeah!!
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Yeah.. It might be me. And about 2 weeks from moving into a house I'll need to either sell or just not live in and pay for for.

I've mentioned a few times that I own a large datacenter in New York that services some very large fortune 500 and fortune 1000+ companies with services ranging from simple cold backups and disaster recovery to hot site, "live hosting". An opportunity presented itself about 4 months ago to acquire a large competitor based in Dallas, Texas. I've been holding my cards close to my chest because I didn't believe the deal was going to go through at the price my partners and I were willing to pay (Approximately 8% below what we believed our competing buyer was offering). Papers are currently floating between lawyers as I type this. (This is what I've been up to the last few weeks Bill )


Nothing is definate at this point regarding my own fate. The integration is going to be massive and I have to be the one spearheading the effort. I'm heading to Milwaukee to meet thier management team, and from there, I'm spending a day over on site so I can assess the team on the ground at the other end before I return home.

I've always been a leader who runs things from the front; product of having a drill sergeant for a father so I will more than likely be uprooting my wife and I for at least a year, if not longer to make sure the transition goes smoothly. I'm going to have to shmooze alot of big oil companies, and make sure I don't lose more than the usual 10% or so attrition that occurs from mergers like this one.

I'm a river boy, having spent my whole life in the Hudson Valley region of New York, going to be a difficult transition. Incidently this is the reason why I haven't bought a car as much as I want to pick one up at this point.

On the plus side, I'm about to double my company'* revenue stream while opening ourselves up to a whole new class of opportunities. We're actually considering building an "Inktomi" style border network for large content providers in the next 5 years. All this while remaining a privately held company.

On the negative side.. Its freaking Texas! (Sorry James)

Anyway, more to come. I still haven't decided if I need to make this move or not. Annalisa is pissed off as all hell, though she understands why I'm throwing myself into the fire. You have a dream and you live the dream, or its not worth going to sleep at night at all.
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Aaron dude, if it happens I'm wishing you the best.

so should I start looking for a bonnie in Texas for you?
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