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Old 03-31-2012, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Posts like this are always nice for some comic relief on the the CD forums.
He's ridiculous but his overall point that SF is very expensive and you can get quite a good life in other places in this country for MUCH less is NOT invalid.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Orlando is boring to me. After having lived in large cities it's a bit sleepy for me, besides having suburban sprawl and being intellectually backward. Yes there are the amusement parks, but astoundingly not everyone over the age of say 14 has a strong affinity for them.
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Well there's been SOMEthing interesting coming from that area lately....
Yep it's interesting, but not a perk in terms of living here. Embarrassing comes to mind...
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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He's ridiculous but his overall point that SF is very expensive and you can get quite a good life in other places in this country for MUCH less is NOT invalid.
Exactly
and no the truth is not ridiculous lol.
SFers and New Yorkers just dont know any better.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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My point was this: Denver is very boring. The mountains are interesting; Denver is not.
How can a self proclaimed suburbanite who rarely if ever takes advantage of Denver's urban offerings fairly claim such a thing? Denver is only boring for boring people.

Maybe you should start with this. This local publication probably has about 1,000 things listed that you can do in Denver this weekend:

http://www.westword.com/
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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Phoenix seems like it would be a rather dull place.

Detroit too.
That's the problem with CD...posters comment about how cities "seem" to be this or "seem like they would be" that, yet many posters never really know because they haven't actually spent any significant time in those cities.

How about offering up something substantial? That "seems" like a good idea.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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What is boring about Indianapolis? The people who say Indy is boring never really backed up their opinion (besides the poster who compared it to SF lol)

At least the indy posters are actually backing up their answers with different attractions in their city.

Indianapolis has alot of Museums, Monuments, great location and nice Downtown. I could have a blast there (but i have been told im very easily impressed.) I could see myself living there as well, many things to do in the metro (zoo, children's museum, colts game, indy 500, family road trips to Santa Clause)
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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Houston is an alright place, but it is surprisingly boring for a city of its size. Yes, I know there are some museums, restaurants, blah blah blah. It's still not as exciting as one would expect for the country's 4th largest city.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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What is boring about Indianapolis? The people who say Indy is boring never really backed up their opinion (besides the poster who compared it to SF lol)

At least the indy posters are actually backing up their answers with different attractions in their city.

Indianapolis has alot of Museums, Monuments, great location and nice Downtown. I could have a blast there (but i have been told im very easily impressed.) I could see myself living there as well, many things to do in the metro (zoo, children's museum, colts game, indy 500, family road trips to Santa Clause)
True, but the reality is a lot of cities have all of that stuff and more, too. I did have fun in Indy, but truthfully of all the cities I've spent time in in the Midwest alone I thought were more interesting and fun than Indy, namely - Chicago, Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Madison, Cleveland, Columbus, KC, even St. Louis. I don't place a high value on visiting monuments, but culture-wise, downtown-wise, neighborhood-wise, people-wise, parks-wise I would place Indy near the bottom of the pack. So while it may not be boring from the perspective that it *has* things to do, it's the most boring metro in my opinion of the cities I've visited, even though that's kind of a harsh way of putting it. Like I said, I enjoyed Indy and agree with BobMarley that I could make living there work.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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What is boring about Indianapolis? The people who say Indy is boring never really backed up their opinion (besides the poster who compared it to SF lol)

At least the indy posters are actually backing up their answers with different attractions in their city.

Indianapolis has alot of Museums, Monuments, great location and nice Downtown. I could have a blast there (but i have been told im very easily impressed.) I could see myself living there as well, many things to do in the metro (zoo, children's museum, colts game, indy 500, family road trips to Santa Clause)

Santa Clause Indiana is very nice. So is Southern Indiana and the Hoosier National forest and the caves
Hohoho
Plus as i mentioned the close proximity to other major metros like Chicago/Cincy/St Louis/Louisville gives you PLENTY of options
Mtnlion that is changing. If you came to Indianapolis say even 10 years ago and came now its like Indy completely changed again.
The city is changing very fast now with new arts and culture initives like Mass Ave and the redevelopment of Fountain Square and the Near East Side. Plus the first northern City to be on the Super Bowl host rotation list.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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True, but the reality is a lot of cities have all of that stuff and more, too. I did have fun in Indy, but truthfully of all the cities I've spent time in in the Midwest alone I thought were more interesting and fun than Indy, namely - Chicago, Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Madison, Cleveland, Columbus, KC, even St. Louis. I don't place a high value on visiting monuments, but culture-wise, downtown-wise, neighborhood-wise, people-wise, parks-wise I would place Indy near the bottom of the pack. So while it may not be boring from the perspective that it *has* things to do, it's the most boring metro in my opinion of the cities I've visited, even though that's kind of a harsh way of putting it. Like I said, I enjoyed Indy and agree with BobMarley that I could make living there work.
Maybe "least exciting" is a better way to put it? I'on know....
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