I am originally from California, and I don't tell people that anymore. Not much, anyway. I moved here in 2005, total culture shock, moved back to CA in 2007, had fun for a while, but wound up going back to TX in 2010.
I did not understand the judgement of California transplants until probably 2015. Like I said, I don't tell people, if I can help it, because, jeez, don't judge me, please. People either assume that I am a "liberal asshole" or that I am anti-gun, an atheist, or just some generalized asshole. This hasn't been my experience everywhere in TX, but I do see it somewhat frequently if I talk about CA...there is some real hatred of people who more here because they're "ruining things"
Anyway, I have no real dog in that race, other than just not really wanting to be judged/lectured. I have zero desire to argue with anyone about CA vs TX. I like both places.
I moved to the Austin area in 2005 and then again in 2010 - I lived in a nice town called Marble Falls, it's really nice, it's like living in a painting. Central TX is real nice. HOT! in the summer, winter is okay for the most part, but you do get the occasional sleet/snow/ice/cold...but this is somewhat uncommon.
I also lived in Wichita Falls for a couple years - it SUCKED. Flat, ugly, COOOLD in the winter, just as hot as central TX in the summer, windy, a dustbowl, ugh, just terrible...Hank Hill said it best "Wichita Falls is not north Texas, it's South Oklahoma." Hank was right.
Keep in mind, when I lived in north and central texas, I was unbearable lonely, single, depressed, so this may have influenced my perception a bit. YMMV
Back in the beginning of 2015, I moved to Houston (Katy west Houston) and I think this is my favorite part of TX, yes, it is hot here in the summer, yes it can be VERY VERY humid, but you get used to the humidity, it's not a big deal. Houston doesn't really have winter, which is really nice. Also, Houston is a real short drive to south Louisiana, which is a real nice place to be, and one hell of a fun cultural experience.
I miss CA, I haven't been back since 2010 when I left...I do miss it, I plan on taking my wife out there in 2020 to show her around, and introduce her to old friends. TX likes to generalize CA, and that's not really right, CA is a gigantic, diverse state, with many different places, people, etc. As far as the "everyone is a liberal" thing with CA, that's not really true either, CA has everything/everyone/every group, as does TX.
I like Texas. I don't really like Texas pride. I don't like the Texan superiority thing. One thing I have noticed about TX, is that quite a few people like to wear their politics/religion on their sleeve, and that's not something I experienced in CA - People generally didn't talk about it. You might be friends with somebody for a decade, and religion/politics just never come up. Here in TX, people broadcast these things, and they want to know what you are, and they will ask. I don't like this. I keep to myself on this stuff, yet, my experience is that eventually the vocal inquisitive people will draw conclusions about me, based on the conversations that I do not jump into, and the comments I DON'T make, which is aggravating.
Also, I have worked for managers who are borderline sexually harassing employees/coworkers/customers. This was a bit of a surprise when I got here. I don't like it.
Texas is a nice place. Texas is different from CA, but Texas, like everywhere else, IS changing, and it IS evolving into something different. In my opinion, this is not necessarily a bad thing.
Both places are good, both are bad, both are nice, and both suck. Find a spot you like, and if it sucks, change it.
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