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BendyBadger BonusBall US Labor Day Edition (Underwritten by SumoLego)

SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,715
Happy Labor Day to Everyone in the Forum!  In the US Labor Day marks the unofficial end of Summer.

I'm back again to do the Bonusball Extravaganza.   The first fifty nine (59) unique posts get a number in an official draw using a very official random number generator.  

I'm personally celebrating hitting the 25,000 likes.  Depending on how my brief excursion to the NYC flagship store goes this afternoon, I'm hoping to have a pretty good prize this week and maybe next week as well.

This week's question - are you a city dweller, a suburbanite or country folk?  I am squarely a suburbanite.  I like to drive myself everywhere, I like that I can't see or hear my neighbors and nobody is going door-to-door to bother me.  But all of the convienences are five minutes away.

I like visiting the city and country, but neither is permanently desireable.

Good luck!


  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 511
    edited September 2018

    I am a suburbanite. Can't afford either the city or the country....

    I am also discombobulated by the abrupt transformation of my avatar, from a tranquil green and turquoise affair to what may be a complete color inversion. Goes with my newly aggressive temperament, I suppose. Sigh....

  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,563
    Definitely rural. I live on the banks of a canal on the edge of a market town with lots of lovely countryside a short stroll away.
  • VgangVgang CyprusMember Posts: 73
    City dweller here, always have been, although cities are quite small in the part of the world I am these days!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,039
    Happy Labour day to the people accross the ocean and thanks to @SumoLego for hosting.

    Difficult question though, I think Belgium is a bit different in this aspect than the US. We live in a village, which is close to a big city. Less and less proper countryside here, but there are lots of farmers and fields around me so I guess you could classify it as rural too. I wouldn't like to live in a big city, too much noise, but I do want a good school, easy public transport, a pharmacy, a GP and a small grocery store nearby.
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 374
    I too am a suburbanite - 5 minutes walk and we are in farmers fields and woodland. 5 minutes drive in the other direction and we are in the city with all of its conveniences. 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,763
    I am enjoying the city as Sofia is pretty quiet at night and my neighbors don't complain about my kids noise. I think I am too accustomed to high speed internet and being close to things to give that up as much as I love the country and being outdoors.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,901
    In the suburbs here. Not sure on the numbers these days, but a few years ago the estate we live in was the 2nd largest in Europe. It's not massive, but it's detached from neighbours by our garages so fairly quiet. Town is 10 minute drive. London 40 minutes. Much as I'd Love to live in the country I like the 5 minute walk to the shops here and the fact I can be in the office with a 5 minute drive
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,090
    Pretty much everywhere I've lived has had town centre 5 minutes one way, wide open countryside 5 minutes the other.
    Country dwelling I could happily go for.
    I am most definitely NOT a city person
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,395
    I grew up in a tiny village surrounded by woods, circumstance now has me living more suburban, but I know where I'd rather be. 
  • carnage717carnage717 U.S.AMember Posts: 166
    Since i moved to virginia,  rural.  I own 5 acres of woods up in mountains. 
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    I’m a suburbanite and proud of it. The stores are just the right distance and we hardly get any traffic on our street. Wouldn’t exchange it for anything else. The nearest LEGO store is a tad far though. 
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,219
    I don't really have a type, I'm as happy in a city with the hustle and bustle as I am in the middle of nowhere with no-one nearby and just the sounds of nature to wake up to. 
    As long as the roof doesn't leak and I can shut the world away when I want to, I'm happy.
  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 296
    edited September 2018
    Thanks for hosting.

    24 miles outside a city of one million, in a subdivision on the corp line of a city just under 40,000.  Love to always be going somewhere and then returning home, even when if it's just my commute to work.  
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,188
    Suburbanite for sure. Cities are too hectic and country is nice once in a while for peace and quiet but wouldn’t want to live so far from everything.
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 270
    Rural for me, though it does help having good road links from where I am so I'm not too far from the likes of Exeter, Plymouth, Bristol and Cardiff. Must admit I would like to be a little closer to a true sign of a proper city - one with a Lego store! Probably best for my wallet that I'm not, though...
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,589
    I guess we count as suburban-25 minute walk to town, but 5 minutes to the sea, which is nice. And not far from the countryside either. I love wandering around a big city, but can’t wait to get home again.

    Thanks to @SumoLego for hosting and have a great weekend.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 583
    Suburbs here. I've lived in all 3 and suburbs allow you to visit where you want but live farther away from people.
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 994

    My dad was a farmer, so I was raised in the middle of nowhere. 

    I'm currently living on the very edge of a small town with fields less that 5 minutes walk away - but I'm hoping that I can retire to a more rural location eventually.  I've never been one for cities or traffic... I much prefer a quieter pace of life :-)

  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 292
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 396
    Thanks for hosting @SumoLego thought I’d missed it this weekend. Happy Labo(u)r day! I’m a rural dweller nowadays; city born and bred but have gradually moved up country and further into the sticks. But still only c. 30-40 mins drive to work or Lego store and nearest towns c. 15 mins drive. Plus our village has two pubs, 2 shops, hairdressers and cafe/tearoom so who needs to go anywhere anyway!
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 589
    Somewhere between city and suburban. I can't hear the drunken revellers on West Street but I'm a 15 minute walk away and near a main road.
  • thenateraterthenaterater UtahMember Posts: 14
    I was born and raised in a small farming community, but have simce moved to a small city with a university that I am currently attending.  This is my last year at university though, so we shall see what type of city environment I'll be off to next :)
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,129
    Suburbanite for me. Where I live, I'm 30 minutes from the city, lakes, ocean,  forest, and mountains. Plus 3 Lego stores within 45 minutes. 
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,815
    Definitely the countryside for me.  A couple of pics with @Pitfall69 during our late night Blair Witch walk last week.

  • canon03canon03 USAMember Posts: 335
    The burbs for sure.  A nice balance between too fast and too slow.
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO B'ham/SolihullMember Posts: 208
    Congrats and thanks for hosting.

    Always lived in the suburbs, 7 minutes on the train one way and I’m in the city centre, 2 minutes in the car the other way and it’s greenery everywhere
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 240
    I live in a fairly quiet neighborhood in a big city. TRU used to be a 10 minute walk!
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 867
    Def a suburb guy.  Like being inbetween cities and some much quieter areas.  Thanks for hosting yet again!
  • M_BossM_Boss Houston, TexasMember Posts: 250
    edited September 2018
    Suburban for me although I am on the edge of being county as I pass cow pastures everyday. Also about a 40 minute drive to the city.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 734
    edited September 2018
    Body + Soul=City Centre..
    Great thing about Aberdeen...surrounded by the North Sea and the Highlands..
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,034
    I live in a suburb that is a city. :)
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 532
    I LOVE going to cities, hanging out there, and soaking it all in but at the end of the day, I like returning to a quiet suburb.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 993
    I would definitely say sububinite.  I enjoy my short drives to targets and costcos.  I also think it doesn't smell as bad as the city but I still have everything I need in close proximity.
  • TXLegoguyTXLegoguy USMember Posts: 125
    I am surburbanite, like to be close to things but not to far away. 
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,407
    Thanks for hosting again @SumoLego, great question.
    I'm a bit of a mixture.
    I'm rural by upbringing, urban by definition of living in a city, but where we are feels fairly suburban and proper countryside is only a five minute drive away. We are pretty lucky.
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 303
    I've always been a small town guy. I like living in the quiet but not too far from everything I need to get... you know in case the wife wants me to go to the store or something lol. So definitely suburban. Which is why it's been hard since I moved to West Virginia a little over a year ago! I miss Michigan :P
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 688
    Definitely the suburbs for me... I love the inner city, but wouldn't want to live there - and likewise for the country!
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 988
    City dweller here in a quiet neighborhood .Worst part is that I have travel out pretty far for clearance Lego, unlike the good ole days in NC! But it is nice being close to basic amenities and more to do, so not a bad trade off.
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 401
    Countryside-ish. Anything around London is almost suburbs. In a village with most of the conveniences we need, but close enough to suburban centres for anything else we need. 

    Grew up in the countryside and have always preferred it to towns and cities. 
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 307
    Right now suburbs for me also, but I'm quite convinced it depends on your momentum of my twenties I lived in a big city and it was awesome at that time for going out, meeting new people... later I can see me living more rural.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,559
    Suburban as well. I hate the city for so many reasons I can list them here. I wouldn't mind moving deep into the country if I ever retire though. I can stock up on food so I wouldn't need too many trips into the city. 
  • iplanteiplante USMember Posts: 164
    City dweller! I can walk half a block to 6 different restaurants, don’t need to go outside to get to the gym. I live in a condo downtown Saint Paul, MN, and it’s the best!
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,051
    I live in Montreal and I love it! You can get anywhere with the metro and buses. You can even walk to most places.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,391
    Thanks for hosting again @SumoLego.

    Very much a city kid. I like being able to do everything on foot. Had to make some compromises though when building a house (Lego room!), so now live somewhere borderline suburbia/countryside. But it's nice to step out of my door and into a forest to go hiking, instead of first having to drive to a forest. Funny enough it now takes me less long to get to work in the morning.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 600
    Burb man here. Work is a little further than the city of which i live in a suburb of, though.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    edited September 2018
    City, I guess, but I loved it best when I lived outside of "the" big city in the countryside. Good transport to and from makes all the difference. Something Scotland has yet to get anywhere near mastering.

    Thanks @SumoLego for hosting.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,395
    Suburbs, but close to the city.

  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 329
    Suburbs, but would consider retirement to he country (in about a million years when that becomes possible)
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,525
    I guess it's regarded as the suburbs, plenty of other houses, however plenty of green space too.
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,055
    I guess I’m a suburb guy. I’m pretty lucky that I live in a small town, but the area I live in is a quiet old part - almost a micro village. It’s just 5 minutes walk from the main town itself and only 10 minutes walk from countryside parks and lakes.

    It’s on the commuter belt being 40 minutes to London by train so there’s a lot of bases covered.

    It’s all I’ve ever known. I live just down the road from where I grew up. 
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