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I Live In the Middle of Nowhere

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    Too much country!

    I live about 60 miles away from the closest big city in both directions. I live in boring, flat Kansas. My husband and I moved out here from Washington for a lower cost of living. Unfortunately, I feel like we've given up a lot to move out here. I only have 8 neighbors and wheat...
    FortuneCookies FortuneCookies 26-30, F 1 Response May 17, 2011

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    No Stoplight In a One Horse Town- Photo

    Here is a photo I took here last night,this is the entire town!   peaceout
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 29 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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    I Used To Live In The Middle Of Nowhere

    I used to live in the middle of Nowhere practically my whole life, till I finally left "nowhere". I moved to a huge city after my divorce and have felt a million times better...though I do miss the quiet mornings and evenings. You have to keep busy living "nowhere"..I tried, my...
    Reinette3 Reinette3 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    Middle O' Nowhere, Nb

    There's, like...nothing to do in this town. The only reason why I'm here is because I work at the call centre five minutes' walk from here. (It's a call centre company whose purpose is to provide work to rural areas, basically.) It's quite boring. I wish I was living in Miramichi...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M Dec 3, 2007

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    Yeeeah

    500 people, no busses after 7 pm weekdays and no busses on the weekends at all. I rode to school by bus 35 minutes every day. Friends of mine who were living next to the school had to get up at 7:15. I had to get up at 6:15 because I had to walk to the bus stop, take the bus...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2007

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    No Stoplight In a One Horse Town....

    I am bi-coastal.Have small nests in California and Kentucky. Here in California I live in a "town" with a population of 200. I live on the banks of Rattlesnake Creek in the Sierra Nevada Mountains In Kentucky...my cabin is located way back in the "holler". Am...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 9 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    And The Worst Part Is I Am The Un-proud Owner Of Nowhere :(

    I live on 5.5 acres of property. the Road is owned by 3 other neighbrs and myself. They all have no less than 6 acres. So we are like a tribe of nowhere nomads. We live off well water, septic, own chickens, goats, dogs, & cats. All the kids back home would consider this the dream...
    thesaddestsong thesaddestsong 26-30, F May 12, 2011

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    So Lonely

    I live on a dirt road, in a house surrounded by woods on all four sides. There is no kid my age for a mile around. I have few friends and the ones I do, live practically an hour away so its not like I can walk over and say hi to them. In all the books I read people always live in...
    AuGolden AuGolden 13-15, F Jun 14, 2013

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    Especially when you hear of what people my age (25) are doing with their lives. I have potential, but without opportunities, it's difficult to realise that potential. Right now, I...
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    Hb says I dont need to move out to work on our problems... We could solve them "in house".:). Fact is we have not had sex in the past year. He says he is trying really hard... I...
    Whywhenwho Whywhenwho 26-30, F 13 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I live in a small country town, I grew up here and I love the place. Some of the locals though.....well...are not the nicest people, but saying that there are some really nice...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Windsor, Ontario, Canada! :) I hate it, but hey it's where I live! :D
    Sharebare519 Sharebare519 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Anyone live in the south of England?????
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    Smithy's world: it's not opposite land yet...more like bizzaro world i fear! let's see. our daughter's birthday was very recently. the ex made the day other birthday in to an...
    smithy8015 smithy8015 46-50, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I goto McAliffe international school of Denver. The school is moving to a different building and there is another school on one side of the building called "venture Prep" 2 of my...
    BeccaHemmings BeccaHemmings 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Hummus, love it falafel, love it, all middle eastern food is so amazing and not to forget north african food like couscous and tagine
    karasummit karasummit 18-21, M Jul 27

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    Don't get me wrong I love my family but it really sucks being the middle child
    daisyjane17 daisyjane17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Whether it's flipping you off or inside me , I have to say, my middle finger is definitely my favorite finger! LOL
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    I'm a middle child...#4 of 7! (by a few minutes over my twin brother)
    sammy0216 sammy0216 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Like for real doe I hate middle school -.-
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    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30

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