@deana I live in Thurso in the Scottish highlands now, for work, but my parents live in Sandyhills, a suburb to the East of the city. I lived in anniesland for a while. I know Partick well, as I went to the University of Glasgow. Fun to read a foreigners perspective of my hometown :)
Ah, Glasgow....my hometown! "Too little sun, too many weekends wasted to hangovers" Absolutely agree. And they do say Glasgow is the biggest village in the world...a small town feel in a massive city.
@snorkmaiden. Thank you! Scotland is part of the UK too, yaknow!
I can walk home from the bars in my town, but when I'm out drinking in my hometown I always have to get a taxi back to my parents', as the night buses in Glasgow are pretty dangerous. The fare from the city centre to my parents suburb has ranged from £6 ($10) to £30 (about $50). Crazy.
The same in Scotland. You see the odd one, but now when you do, you realise how creepy the tunes they play are.
@madrassoup Very well put. Everyone is struggling for a job now, and going to university and earning a degree is almost the norm, rather than the exception.
My record is a Curious George tshirt I bought at Universal Studios in 2000. That's rare, though, usually my clothes have a span of 2-3 years, unless it has sentimental value, then it has closet space indefinitely.