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Re: Re: Get an education Posted On: 9/21/2006 7:19:19 AM
Dude, you insulted my hometown and state. Then you spelled like a fourth grader. What do you want me to do when you call my hometown and State trash, and the reason I like Denver is because I come from such a trashy place. For all I am concerned is YOU are one of those big city stuck up snobs that act like YOU are better then everyone.
Like I said before, If you like the big city, inactive life style, big restaurants, theaters, etc this place isn’t for you.
If you like a calm lifestyle, activity in the mountains, and a decent(not like Seattle or New York) music scene this place is for you.
Denver isn't a huge city. Doesn’t provide the opportunities as a huge city. However, it is enough to satisfy me. I don't need to go to a Opera house. For everything I do for fun in a town, this city can offer. The most I like to live here for is to go to the Rockies. No other decent size city is close to the Rockies like Denver.
You can't take these boards serious Posted On: 9/6/2006 11:30:13 AM
Seriously, when somebody complains about the Rocky mountains are not nice and filled with smog, you then know you can't take these comments serious. There is nothing more funny then a New Yorker complaining about the Rockies. It is probably because they don’t have a Starbucks and Wal-Mart on the peak of them all.
Just look at the ugly and disgusting images when you Google search Colorado Rockies. What ugly and overrated mountains. These boards are almost too funny sometimes. Thanks for the good laughs.
get an education Posted On: 8/8/2006 6:38:59 AM
Seriously, before you throw insults at me, or insult where I lived the least you can do is try to spell right. Maybe I see why you cannot take these boards seriously, because most people probably have up to a 6th grade education. The mountains are not two hours away either. You can get to the Roosevelt national forest outside of Boulder in 45 minutes. You can go to the Pikes national forest in about the same time also. It takes two hours to get to cool areas like the Sawatch Mountains in central Colorado, and those are serious mountains to hike and ski. This place is for active people who like to climb, bike, ski, hike, well anything in the mountains. If you are here to live in the burbs go shopping and eat at restaurants, this probably is not the place for you. I respect people’s opinions if they don’t like the active western life style, but don’t start insulting my hometown and calling it a garbage dump. I plan to be an active Coloradoan and hike and enjoy the mountains on the weekend. Sorry if you got to whine about that.
people whine too much Posted On: 8/3/2006 8:53:08 AM
Seriously, I never seen people whine so much. Some of you people are like Seattle fans after the Steelers beat them in the super bowl. Why write a 10-paragraph post on how you're from the southeast and you hate it because we get snow for like 5 days out of the year. Oh, cry me a river. I'm from the northeast and went from November to March in cold grey weather. Here it is sunny year round with a couple small snowstorms that melt the next day. It sure is better then the hot as hell, humid, torturous southeast also. The people are laid back and seem non-racist. I lived in Pittsburgh and Philly and seen racism and extremely uptight people. Where I live now, it is very liberal and laid back. What cities have liberal bars dedicated to the Grateful Dead and hippies? You could not get the variety of scenes as that in Pennsylvania. I really don’t know where some of you are living, but if it is the suburbs then there is your problem. Suburbs suck everywhere, and are for boring, whiney people. Move to the city, grow some character, and quit taking life so serious. Oh, yeah and Colorado is just so ugly. I mean the heart of the Rocky Mountains only an hour and half away. It is just such a terrible ugly place to live!
I posted bad things about Denver Posted On: 7/20/2006 11:32:01 AM
I did post bad things about Denver, but now it is starting to grow on me. There are little differences like the change in seasons, lush green land, and many lakes. However, the mountains of Colorado, which you have easy access to, is amazing. I use to live in Philly and sit hours in traffic across Jersey to get to the beach. Then it was overcrowded there. Here, you get in your car, drive an hour and can be in the most beautiful secluded land in America. Rocky Mnt. National park is an hour and half to the west entrance, but it does suck there isn’t a beach around. I also moved from a suburban area to the Capitol Hill area. I hate suburbs everywhere, but Denver’s suburbs are as boring, flat and plain as they come. The inner city neighborhoods to the south and east are nice though. I can walk home around 1 at night and I might run into shady characters, but nothing even close to Philly. If you are moving here, make sure you will take advantage of mountain biking, hiking, sking, well anything in the mountains, and there is a lot to do in the mountains. If your one of those New York types that only live to be in a office, SUV sitting in traffic, or restaurant eating food, it may not be for you.
Pittsburgh is nice, but needs work and I will move Posted On: 7/11/2006 3:34:57 PM
Don't listen to that Karen's post about Pittsburgh being white trash, uneducated, and bla bla bla. Most people on this site come on here only to complain about their town. If they liked it, they would be doing other things. I like how she said there is a lack of intelligent life. I guess she may speak for that though….That is very ignorant, rude, and just plain mean to say about people living in an area. I mean Jesus, just down right insulting. I moved to Denver and Yes I miss Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is very friendly and nice place to live. Out here people act as if they are snobby and better then everybody else. Denver is also a transplant town so people don't want anything to do with anybody else. If you don’t fit into a five person clique then you’re screwed. Completely different from Pittsburgh where everybody knows their neighbors and are friendly towards each other. Other things Pittsburgh is great for is historic cool neighborhoods, and amazing architecture. Towns in the west are boring when it comes to neighborhoods with style and character like Pittsburgh has. The topography with the hills, rivers, and trees make up a very cool and beautiful town. No town has a viewpoint of an amazing skyline like Pittsburgh from Mt. Washington. Though you can’t drive 15 minutes to the rocky mountains there, but you still have close by State Parks and recreation.
The bad thing, is Pittsburgh needs to improve its job market and keep young college grads there. It is close to Boston in having good universities but all the grads leave to different towns. The politics need to fix their financial problems and make Pittsburgh a cool place to attract grads. Get out of the 1950 mentality. Open night clubs downtown, bars along the rivers, etc to attract a 20 something crowd. Work on public transportation. Why have abandoned rail roads along the Allegheny, what an amazing opportunity for people to get to work. Nothing was better then living in Philly and riding a train for 10 minutes to downtown. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to Pittsburgh besides stadiums.
To the ignorant post below Posted On: 6/23/2006 7:30:19 AM
Wow, you are one ignorant person. I take offense to what you say about Penn State students. I am a proud engineering graduate from Penn State and have a great job Colorado. I HAVE lived in other places, and traveled many places. Originally, from Pittsburgh, I have lived in Philly and the Washington area as well. I also was born and raised in a small town in Central Pennsylvania. I am sorry State College does not have the international restaurants you get in big cities, but it is a SMALL TOWN. Also, for being a SMALL TOWN you get a lot of options there then you would in most. State college has one of the best small town atmospheres I have seen. I knew many people whom badmouthed Penn State and the town. They lived in State College, failed out of the good school Penn State, and can’t get any of the beautiful Penn State Women to talk to them, so you badmouth it. Not saying, this is you. I have no idea why somebody who doesn’t go to Penn State would living there if they didn’t like the town. If you do not like it, then move out. If you don’t move then don’t bad mouth the school and students. Yes, there are people who drink and do not go to class. That is in every big ten school. I know it’s not Ivy League, but it is a good school, and I take offense to your insults of my school. College students drink, EVERYWHERE, I would rather be drunk then ignorant.
cultureless and soulless Posted On: 5/4/2006 7:28:17 AM
I moved here from the northeast and found Denver to be one giant suburb with a tiny downtown. It is a very sprawled out city. I didn’t know downtown areas could have so many parking lots. I find it to be a cultureless and soulless city. The people are very rude. I say hi to my own neighbors and they just ignore me. There are many “want-to-be yuppie” people here. I miss the real, down-to-earth people back in the east. Majority of the metro area looks very bland with box stores and buildings, no trees, and very flat. This is not a mountain town. The mountains are nearby, but this town is a Midwest prairie town.
There are cool neighborhoods in the city. Capitol Hill and majority of the uptown eastern and south Denver are very nice and have trees atleast. Another nice thing about this city is you can walk through all of the uptown regions (except north Denver) and not feel any threats. Capitol Hill is the only area that reminds me of a real city with older neighborhoods and non-fake people. Majority of Denver is new apartment building with stupid gates around them and fancy names like Polo club, the Sonata, etc.
I read something from one guy about the cops pull you over as soon as you do 60 in a 55. If your from the North East do not drive out here! I never had seen people drive so slow and stupid. The cops pull you over for everything. They have nothing better to do in this cow town. The only nice thing about living here is going to the mountains. The nightlife, history, and architecture are non-existent. I am going to risk higher cost of living and move to a town with culture and soul, I’m going to Boston.