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What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)  
User currently offlineATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

I've live in the Indianapolis/Anderson area my entire life, I like to look at 'my city and state' and just compliment it!!! I'm a person who tries to look at the good side of everything, not the negative stuff!!! So I guess I pick out the good things, and try to leave out the bad!!!

Please tell me what you honestly think of my 'neck of the woods'!!!



ATA757

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User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

To be perfectly honest, I would say that the only good thing about Indiana is Purdue. I grew up in San Diego, so I am used to living near the ocean and teh mountains. In Indiana, however, it is so flat... I just can't stand that! The drive from West Lafayette to either Chicago or Indianapolis brings you past nothing but fields, so it's not very scenic. Flying around there is also pretty boring, because the fields all look pretty much the same from 5000 feet.

User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

I like it. In fact, though I originated and spent my formative years in the northeast, I've been ( and lived ) all over and really like the midwest the best in general...Ohio,Ind,Ill,Ia,Wisconsin. It's not nearly as flat and featureless as the stigma suggests...Nicest people ( on the whole ) and nice and GREEN...fertile. California, while basking in it's hubris looks like an overdeveloped oasis in a desert to me...so DEAD looking. BTW: southern Indiana is as hilly as hell.

User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

I am from Fort Wayne; my entire family is from indiana but i spent most of my early years in the Black Hills of S.Dakota (which i took for granted), now i live in FWA and to be perfectly honest, its pretty damn boring in indiana. Its nice in the fall with the leaves but thats really about it. You spend the whole winter waiting for the weather to warm up, and when it finally does, its so muggy you wish it would cool down.

Anyway, right now im Typing from my uncle's computer here in Hawaii, and ive spent the last few days here and boy i'll tell you, its no indiana... this place is gorgeous...

Also i would just like to say, im very glad you find positive things about the hoosier state, i wish more of us could look at life here in indiana more like you; i think everyone would be a little happier if they did, because i know most people are bored with the state.

Of course if you dont live here, dont critisize it (only those who live here have earned that right)  
i still defend my homeland



CHRIS WELDY
uax/zw FWA


User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Yes - southern Indiana has a few hills - I've seen them on the drive to Louisville. As a whole, though, Indiana is flat. I have noticed a lot of pride in Indiana, though - most Hoosiers I've met at school would defend the state and its bountiful corn till death.

User currently offlineTWFIrst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

>>>I'm a person who tries to look at the good side of everything, not the negative stuff!!!<<<

Bullshit. This is a person who posted "I hate gays" in another post.

You give a bad name to the term "Hoosier".

Lafayette and South Bend are nice areas. Indianapolis is lame.



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

OK listen here CRJ (and TWFirst), You are taking this too far!!! Gay this, gay that, that;'s the BULLSHIT!!! I'm sorry I am normal, TWFirst, I am like the other 98% of the world...100% STRAIGHT!!! OK!!! OK, it's wrong to: kill animals, or vandalize, (god forbid) or something stupid like that, right??? Well, not to many people do that, right??? We weren't put on Earth to kill animals, vandalize, or be gay!!!

So I'm normal, so find some respect!!!

Chill CRJ!!!


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

CRJ: You must hate yourself then. You're obviously EXTREMELY repressed. Leave you alone?? You have the balls to post hate-filled messages in other threads here that were intended to be positive discussions of homosexuality, but you don't like it when we post something from a gay perspective in a "straight" post. (To all reading this: I acknowledge this thread had nothing to do with gay/straight issues and I apologize that it has taken this turn, but I couldn't help but express my disgust with ATA757's bold-faced lie).

Anyway, tough shit CRJ. Deal with it. If you want to be left alone, then leave us alone.

ATA757: Define normal. You're entitled to have your opinion, but don't embarrass yourself by making statements like "I'm a person who tries to look at the good side of everything, not the negative stuff!!!" when you've clearly demonstrated this to be false.

OK, we return you now to your regularly scheduled program entitled "What do you think of Indiana?"



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2271 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

I visited Indianapolis when I was very young, and do not remember much of it. However, from what I've heard about Indianapolis, and from pictures I have seen and books I've read, it looks like a thriving metropolis with many things to see and do. I have visited Ft. Wayne, and driven through other parts of the state. The rural areas are much like my home state of Ohio. Ft. Wayne is a nice city, with very friendly people, and is overall a good place to visit.

User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Well, I've spent a grand total of 30 minutes in Indiana, all of them inside a Southwest 737-200 on the ground at IND. So, I can't really comment. Looks nice, though.

On the other hand, my sister says that Indianapolis is the worst city that she's ever been to...so I don't know.

NWA Man



Create your own luck.
User currently offlineSKYTEAM From France, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

TWFirst, I Agree, CRJ does hate himself. I bet he wouldnt make those comments to my, or your face.

CRJ, You need to be kicked off this forum!!! You never have anything good to say. Go back, and whine to your KKK buddies.

ATA757, I thought you were good, But since you posted that you hate gays, I cant deal wit you.

Indianapolis is a very nice place to visit, and live. It is only going to get bigger.

SKYTEAM


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

I'd say it to both your faces

i dont hate any gay person, ya know what? go be gay, i dont care. But what i dont like is when MANY gay folks try to force thier view on us straight people, and when we dont agree 100% with them, we are hateful bigots and etc.. etc...

I know alot of gay people that are VERY friendly, but its the ones like yourself that piss me off

and with that comment im sure you hate me and will freely express that in the next few posts... so be it

Oh, by the way, my take on indiana can be read in my earlier post..

have a nice day


CHRIS


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Your post doesn't make any sense. You say you would say it to our faces (referring to the phrase "I hate gays") but then you turn around and say you don't hate gay people. Nobody is "forcing" gay views on straight people. You don't have to like gays or homosexuality, but you don't have the right to attack us. If you disagree with homosexuality, fine. But saying "I hate gays" is not merely disagreeing. And no, I don't hate you at all (or anyone else for that matter). I don't even know you. It wouldn't be logical to hate you, now would it? There is no logic in homophobia. Ignorance breeds fear.

BTW, SKYTEAM is straight (secure enough in his sexuality and logical enough to realize there is absolutely no reason to be afraid of or hate gays), so I assume you were directing your comments towards me.

Now, could we please return this thread to it's original topic? ATA757 may be an illogical teen-aged homophobe, but he deserves to have his question answered: What do you think of Indiana?



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineUALfa@jfk From United States of America, joined May 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

It's not what I think of Indiana. It's what I think of the posts in this thread. HILARIOUS!!!!

Especially TWFirst's surprise digression (but an awesome one) against the insecure homophobes here. And then his suggestion to "return to our regularly-scheduled program.." Funny, funny, funny! (and it did, in fact calm down in here, briefly, until another useless hateful post came up.)

HILARIOUS!
                       


User currently offlineATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF INDIANAPOLIS (AND OR INDIANA)???

User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

My brother is going to be a Hoosier this fall, and I'm proud that he's going to Indiana University. The area around it is... the same, but beautiful none the less.

What's a Hoosier? LOL  


User currently offlineATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Hoosier=One From Indiana  

IU is a great school, is your brother doing something like dentistry/medical???


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Im not sure if this is correct but my grandfather (who was raised and still is a farmer in northern indiana) said the term "hoosier" comes from the accent that people from indiana used to use. When they would say phrases that began with "who's your...." it sounds like "Hoosier".. I guess its just the way we talk..

Anyway, so supposedly thats where the term comes from... its the only explaination ive ever known; of course my grandfather is quite old so i could be wrong..

Hope you find that facinating...  

Native Hoosier,
CHRIS WELDY


User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Hoosier

Reminds me of an old Letterman joke...

What's a hoosier? The sound a pig makes when it sneezes.

Ok, maybe a bad Letterman joke.

NWA Man



Create your own luck.
User currently offlineATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Yes indeed,

Hoosier comes from...
"Who's your & Who's here"


ATA757


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Indiana is that state that is somewhere near the South Side of Chicago . Is Indianapolis part of the suburbs?   
Just joking...

Aaron G.


User currently offlineATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

I see a mini-megalopolis coming...Chicago spreading down to Indianapolis, and up to Milwaukee?!?!?

Chicago had already spread in to NW Indiana...Gary, IN, seems to be Chicago's 3rd airport!!!


User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Nope, he's not going into the Kelly School of Business. I saw the campus last year, it was really beautiful. Thanks to all who told me what a hoosier was- Now I can put the IU sticker on the car with even more pride now that I know what a Hoosier is.  (It took me until yesterday to realize the logo is an I and an U   )

User currently offlineATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

where are you from virginlover??? i have an iu window sticker on my back window!!! if you need some iu memorabelia i can send you an iu catalog, or pick it up for you at the iu athletics gift store!!!

User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

ATA- Thanks, but we're going to the real deal in a few weeks, so we'll be able to pick up as much IU stuff as our hearts desire. Nope, I'm not being sarcastic, I want to go to my High school decked out in IU stuff! (I really want a shirt! )But thanks! Maybe we'll see you there! (Any good plane spotting in IN? I wasn't that interested *gasp* in planes last year!   )

25 ATA757 : IND...there are several good places to spot!!! You just have to get there atthe right time!!! All day long, you'll see al kinds of United 737's, 757's
26 Post contains images VirginLover : ATA, Thanks I'll have to print this out so I'll have something to do during my 14 hour car ride :P I'm from Long Island, New York, so when I went to I
27 ATA757 : When are you coming to visit IN (IU)??? ATA757
28 Post contains images VirginLover : The last week of August
29 MCO-ATL : I go to Indianapolis later this year. What can I expect as far as city size, and crime?
30 Post contains images DeltaAgent : I like Indianapolis. I was there for a week while my husband was in training with ATA. I used the map on the back of the airport newpaper to find my w
31 ATA757 : Indianapolis has a populatioin of just under 1,000,000 people (in the city limits) and including the areas of: Plainfield, Greenwood, Shelbyville, Gre
32 CstarU : "Hoosier" means Who's your daddy...If you follow IU basketball. Indiana: America's Crossroad, Back Home Again or Wander (license plate slogans). India
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