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Old 01-21-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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I would recommend The Parc at Briargate until you can find a place. Great area and nice apartment complex to get around and feel like a home.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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We have yoga, we have stores that sell food, we have museums, we have polically-charged situations, we have shopping, we have restaurants, we have monuments, we have fundies, we have not-so-fundies, we have everything in between the fundies and the not-so-fundies, we have all that, and a bag of chips. Oh, and we mountains. big ones.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: WA
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We have yoga, we have stores that sell food, we have museums, we have polically-charged situations, we have shopping, we have restaurants, we have monuments, we have fundies, we have not-so-fundies, we have everything in between the fundies and the not-so-fundies, we have all that, and a bag of chips. Oh, and we mountains. big ones.

Miss Pikes Peak and the laid back hippie vibe of the tiny mountain town we used to live in. I pray often we are able to move back. Until then, using every opportunity I'm given where I'm at to grow.

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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I was going to respond to this, but after living in Colorado Springs for almost 10 years, its almost as if I can't bring myself to feel anything anymore, good or bad. Foods I used to enjoy now taste bland. The hundreds of miles of trails easily accessible from my house ... I just ignore all that. My kids' developmental accomplishments (learning to walk, talk, read, etc.) that may have interested me had I lived any other place ... yawn. Meeting new friends ... bleh. Only when I travel with my zombie-eyed spouse up to Denver does a tiny flicker of life rekindle in our parched, deadened souls. Only then do the sunsets over the mountains have any beauty. Back when I was capable of independent thought (before the megachurch implanted a repetitive loop of monotone anti-obama phrases into my brain) I believed Colorado Springs might, just might, be a more affordable, less congested alternative to Denver, where one could live in the foothills and commute to a downtown office in 10-12 minutes rather than the 45-60 such a commute would routinely take in Denver. DENVER! Glorious DENVER! A place I now realize, too late, was my only hope to avoid the fate of the other undead who surround me here in the Springs. Quickly, quickly now, before all is truly and forever lost, get me to a Trader Joe's or to a town with even a single piece of original art or for the love of all mercy at least give me one earbud tuned to NPR, but on the lowest possible volume so my unfeeling Springs-infected brain does not explode from the shock.
Yikes. This makes me sad, only because I can relate. I once had the same attitude about where I currently live. I don't love it, but I made up my mind to make the best of it and "bloom where I'm planted."
This sounds like an internally sourced issue you should probably deal with. It honestly doesn't sound like anywhere you GO will "fix" your attitude or mindset.
It sounds like a YOU issue. And YOU are going to be wherever YOU go.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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Yikes. This makes me sad, only because I can relate. I once had the same attitude about where I currently live. I don't love it, but I made up my mind to make the best of it and "bloom where I'm planted."
This sounds like an internally sourced issue you should probably deal with. It honestly doesn't sound like anywhere you GO will "fix" your attitude or mindset.
It sounds like a YOU issue. And YOU are going to be wherever YOU go.
Yeah .... well said - I had the same thoughts.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I believe poster smdensbcs, merely crafted a very fine piece of sarcasm in response to a previous post that described people in Colorado Springs as "emotionally dead." If you look at his post in context of the other, it's genius!
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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I believe poster smdensbcs, merely crafted a very fine piece of sarcasm in response to a previous post that described people in Colorado Springs as "emotionally dead." If you look at his post in context of the other, it's genius!
Well - maybe you're right, though I usually recognize sarcasm. I just reread it, and its hard to tell - it was a bit over the top. Perhaps they'll enlighten us.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: WA
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Well - maybe you're right, though I usually recognize sarcasm. I just reread it, and its hard to tell - it was a bit over the top. Perhaps they'll enlighten us.
agreed....my first reaction was that it was a sarcastic response, but it's it's really unclear to decipher if it was merely a sarcastic response or sarcastic AND indicative of sincere feelings.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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I believe poster smdensbcs, merely crafted a very fine piece of sarcasm in response to a previous post that described people in Colorado Springs as "emotionally dead." If you look at his post in context of the other, it's genius!
Indeed. I prefer to think of it as "satire" rather than "sarcasm," though it's possible I lack the mental firepower to properly grasp the distinction. I have, after all, lived in the Springs for almost ten years now and have likely become as emotionally-dead as everybody else around here.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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Glad that's cleared up ... I was losing sleep over it.
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