Blake Thompson daht Net

Like I was saying....

Why Oxford/Clinton is better than Clinton/Oxford.

I’ve had people ask me if I like one better than the other.  Because I like both places, I’ve had a few things in my mind about what was better about each place. To be very fair, neither place is better than the other. Both are great. And both are fantastic places to raise your kids and grow as a family. But both are quite different from each other. Well, it depends on what you’re talking about.

Why Oxford is better than Clinton:

  • There are more Mexican restaurants in Oxford. (Hard to believe for Clintonians I’m sure.)
  • There are a lot of really cool restaurants
  • Camp Lake Stephens is located here. This is where I was shaped in so many ways as a follower of Jesus. Also where I met my future wife.
  • The Square
  • Square Books
  • Closer to parents, but not too close.
  • More possibilities of celebrity sightings.
  • (A little) closer to Starkville and MSU ballgames.
  • Southern culture more on display.
  • Lots of free wifi in different places.
  • The Walmart actually has enough cashiers. It has self-check too.
  • A university, which will be a great resource
  • Opportunity to see many great SEC teams play in town.
  • Lots of and lots of bands to come to town as well.
  • I worked here during my college summers. Good memories.

Why Clinton is better than Oxford:

  • Real Estate is cheaper.
  • The students I worked with were quite awesome.
  • Free gym membership because The Wife worked at one.
  • Dairy Queen
  • I used a MacBook Pro in my office.
  • Had build some great friendships over the last three years.
  • There were two Targets w/in 25 minutes.
  • Jackson provided a lot of shopping/eating conveniences.
  • The city was laid out a little better I think.
  • Gas is about 10-15 cents cheaper per gallon.
  • The Arrows: they have amazing school spirit. (to be fair, not been around a lot of Chargers or Commodores yet)
  • Jonezetta

Admittedly this list might shift or change as the months go by. But I think both places are fantastic.

4 Comments

  1. But Starkville is better than both, right?
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  2. Blake

    02/19/2008 at 8:25 am

    Hmmm… You ask a compromising question, my friend. Let me just say that when I go to Starkville, especially on a game day, I feel “just right”. But it’s been a while since I’ve “lived” there. Although technically I’m still commuting to Oxford.

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  3. i must say you give more “personal” reasons for clinton, and more practical reasons for oxford… If i was an outsider looking for a new place to live, i’d go for oxford…

  4. For years I have thought I would thoroughly enjoy living in Oxford and even suggested moving there around ten years ago, but my spouse-at-the-time wanted to move to Maine instead. Brrrrrrrrr.

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