Revisiting SoWal

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by TheSheep, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. TheSheep

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    Holy`Shmoley, my SheepGod, I couldn't believe it.

    It had been since the early 90s when I and Mrs. TheSheep escorted the rams to play baseball in nearby P.C. We left those wooly ballplayers and wandered off to the Grayton/Seaside/Etc. area. We found this quaint little fourplex and settled into the fourth of it. Off 30, back roads made of shelltails and cocklepuppies :dunno:, few neighbors, wide beaches, paradise found.

    What the focken happened?

    We recently turned off the Monster Highway to Rosemary Beach to be granted by stacked housing stacked on stacks of housing. TheSheep is a developer of barns, mainly commercial sheep centers, but I had no idea what those empty, "overpriced" lots of the early 90s were going to turn out looking like.

    Before you get your knickers in a knot, ThisTheSheep is not criticizing in terms of "nonny nonny boo-boo, what the hell are you thinking about", your choice of stable, each to his own.

    I can positively comment that the architectural diversity is rather eye-catching; WaterMark (sp??) is iris-candy, Alys Beach is supreme in its abstractness and that boat house thing, what Conspicuous Consumption Cooglehead is building that retina burner?

    Seaside (square) looks like it got boxed in like Central Park (hey, why not build a few more and higher whatevers off the Square too..or, you are, my baaaaaaaaaaaaad).

    It was a really dizzying experience for TheSheep; the Missus simply projectile vomited to perform her displeasure. :eek:

    What a mix, a sense of community, crampness, beauty, distortion, investment value, serious $ to value outofunk ratios, luxury, cheepy (cheepy?), quaintness, soon-to-be-dead bicyclers, pedestrian friendliness, dogs n cats sleeping together........

    I feel like I missed something and nothing all at the same time. :confused:

    What I am trying to understand is the composite mentality of this living style. That is, what draws shee, er people to live on top of each other (careful........) and pay such inordinate sums for the privilidge?
     
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  2. JB

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    I thought 30-Gay was the most bizarre poster on here until I saw this.

    WTF?
     
  3. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    You know what, I have decided I do not like this sheep at all. All you can do is B*tch and moan and complain about this place that we all love and hold dear to our hearts. Why on earth to do you even post here if you don't like it? Please answer that question. Do you do it because you think it is cute and funny? It's not. Do you do it to get under the skin of those of us who actually LOVE this place? You do. It is a free world and we are free to speak our minds, I have spoken mine and I feel so much better now. I think it is sheep shearing day, you might want to watch out sheep!
     
  4. Rudyjohn

    Rudyjohn SoWal Insider

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    I haven't been back in about 5 years and I am so afraid of everything you've just posted. I'm pretty sure it would be my sentiments exactly. I am so hesitant to return. Improvement and development is a good thing, up to a point. I can remember when Seaside was first going in, many thought it was already getting too crowded then! :eek: Knowing of all this development, we explored a beach vacation elsewhere last summer. We liked it (didn't love it) but we still missed "the beach." The beach being sowal, at least as we once knew it.
     
  5. Biff

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  6. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Back in the barn...
     
  7. Rudyjohn

    Rudyjohn SoWal Insider

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    uh-oh. I can see this was not a good thing to do today. :confused:
    Back to work for me. I don't want to cause any trouble.
     
  8. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    To me it isn't about the asthetics of the place. It is about the beautiful blue ocean, the soft white sand between my toes, the sounds of the ocean, the beautiful night sky, the beautiful sunsets and moonrises. My goodnes that is what I come here for. Once you get to where you are going who freaking cares about the houses, and condo's and all? Really? I think the only way to avoid all of that is going to a deserted island somewhere!!!!! IMHO!
     
  9. Ocean Lover

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    I don't take TheSheep too seriously and find his writing somewhat entertaining.
     
  10. Biff

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    sick em Darlene!!!! :cool:
     
  11. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    I am blonde, I am gullable, I guess I take it to much to heart. I can't help it. :sosad:
     
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    I agree Darlene...once you're laying on the beach looking out at the clear azure water, nothing behind you matters.
     
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    This is FuNNy.
     
  14. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    AMEN SISTA!!!!! ;-)
     
  15. Beachlover2

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    JR

    Last I heard it was still a free country (even if the sheep is behind bars right now).

    I think you would be in for a shock. I have been coming to the area since 1985 and the changes have been unbelieveable - most - definitely not for the better - but I still love it down there - the beach is still there and during the off season you can still have it all to yourself.
     
  16. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    :floor: didn't see this coming :floor:
     
  17. Rita

    Rita margarita brocolia

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    Ahhh... TheSheep is a mere kid when it comes to humor - compared to 30A-Gay! :D

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  18. TripleB

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    This message was brought to you by "A DRUG FREE AMERICA".
     
  19. TooFarTampa

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    If you say so Paula. :floor:
     
  20. Indigo Jill

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    You must not be from a "city" and or have never lived in a city or else you wouldn't of made the above comment. NYC, Chicago, LA, London, Paris, Madrid, Mexico City, Hong Kong ... need I say more? Do that for a minimum of 6 months and THEN report back to us and tell us what you think of the perceived "overdevelopment".
     
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