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What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Tue Aug 01, 2000 1:27 pm

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'!!!



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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Tue Aug 01, 2000 4:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Tue Aug 01, 2000 4:39 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indi

Tue Aug 01, 2000 4:59 pm

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



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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Tue Aug 01, 2000 6:24 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Tue Aug 01, 2000 10:02 pm

>>>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.
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RE: CRJ

Tue Aug 01, 2000 11:55 pm

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!!!
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Wed Aug 02, 2000 12:40 am

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?"
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Wed Aug 02, 2000 1:29 am

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.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Wed Aug 02, 2000 1:54 am

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.

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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Wed Aug 02, 2000 1:57 am

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
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indi

Wed Aug 02, 2000 4:01 am

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


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RE: CHRIS28_17

Wed Aug 02, 2000 4:47 am

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?
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indi

Wed Aug 02, 2000 9:14 am

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!
                       
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Wed Aug 02, 2000 10:57 am

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF INDIANAPOLIS (AND OR INDIANA)???
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Thu Aug 03, 2000 12:51 pm

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  
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Thu Aug 03, 2000 12:54 pm

Hoosier=One From Indiana  

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

Thu Aug 03, 2000 1:12 pm

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,
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Thu Aug 03, 2000 2:57 pm

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.

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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Fri Aug 04, 2000 2:47 am

Yes indeed,

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


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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Fri Aug 04, 2000 4:23 am

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

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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Fri Aug 04, 2000 4:29 am

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!!!
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Fri Aug 04, 2000 4:30 am

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   )
 
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RE: VirginLover

Fri Aug 04, 2000 4:35 am

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!!!
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Fri Aug 04, 2000 9:52 am

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!   )
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Sat Aug 05, 2000 12:47 am

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, 767's, and A319/320's!!! I believe there are 8 daily flight between IND and ORD (on UA); 2 733's, 3 752's, 2 763's, 1 320!!!
I believe all service between IND-DEN is all-Airbus (319/320)!!! You can also catch Continental's 737-700's and 737-800's throughout the day!!! As well as, 757's from: TWA, AW, and ATA!!! You'll see several ATA L-1011's, too!!! FedEx operates A300-600, DC-10, MD-11, and 727's out of there!!!


PS: Where are you from, again???




Venture,

ATA757
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Sat Aug 05, 2000 2:16 am

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 Indiana last year, it was a bit of a culture shock, but a nice one  
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Sat Aug 05, 2000 7:25 am

When are you coming to visit IN (IU)???




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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Sat Aug 05, 2000 9:02 am

The last week of August 
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Sun Aug 06, 2000 2:08 pm

I go to Indianapolis later this year. What can I expect as far as city size, and crime?
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Mon Aug 07, 2000 7:37 am

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 way around downtown. In 4.5 days, I managed to see just about every notable site. It was fun and educational. I went to the Indian museum, Butler Mansion and Circle Mall were the best to me.

I also ate at two Italian restrauants. One, that was reviewed (April 00) and it was very good. Large portions for easy sharing. The other was on the bottom floor of the mall and good also.

A major improvement would be bus service to downtown. Currently, a cab ride is $15 each way. That is way too much. (I was making 3 round-trips a day from an airport hotel.) A rental car was nice, but I don't like having to rent a car everytime I visit a city.

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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Fri Aug 11, 2000 12:50 am

Indianapolis has a populatioin of just under 1,000,000 people (in the city limits) and including the areas of: Plainfield, Greenwood, Shelbyville, Greenfield, Castleton, Fishers, Anderson, Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, and Zionsville the population comes out to well over 1,000,000!!! The conjested NE side of Indy (Castleton, Fishers, Anderson, Noblesville, Carmel, and Westfield) is about o get worse!!! They are going to be making I-465 12 lanes!!! It'll look like Los Angeles when it's done!!! If you are visiting IND in the next few months you might want to avoid 465 North between Pendleton Pike and Allisonville Road; that is unless you like sitting in hours of road construction!!!

Crime is surprising low in the Indianapolis area!!! For being a large city there is not very much crime!!! Murder rate has been cut in half in the last couple years!!! In every city there is some trouble but, that life!!!

WHAT TO DO INDIANAPOLIS:
~IND INT'L (duh)
~CONSECO FIELDHOUSE
~RCA DOME
~RCA CHAMPIONSHIPS (12-23 AUG)
~INDIANA STATE FAIR (NOW THROUGH 20TH)
~CINEDOME
~VICTORY FIELD
~CIRCLE CENTRE MALL
~MILITARY PARK
~MONON TRAIL
~"THE CANAL" (SIMILAR TO THE BOARDWALK IN SAN ANTONIO)

WHAT TO DO JUST OUTSIDE OF INDIANAPOLIS:
~HEAD TO THE NORTH SIDE AFTER DOWNTOWN
~CASTLETON AREA (MALL)
~IF YOU LIKE LOOKING AT NEW CARS YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE...GO UP AND DOWN 96TH STREET, THERE IS: FERRARI, JAGUAR, BMW, INFINITI, LAMBORGHINI, LEXUS, MECEDES-BENZ, ACURA, PORCHE, VOLVO, LOTUS, AUDI, BENTLEY...ETC...ETC...
~I-69 NORTH WILL TAKE YOU TO ABOUT EVERYTHING NORTH AND NORTHEAST OF IND!!!


BON VOYAGE!!!!!


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RE: What Do You Think Of Indianapolis (And Or Indiana)

Wed Aug 16, 2000 1:00 am

"Hoosier" means Who's your daddy...If you follow IU basketball.
Indiana: America's Crossroad, Back Home Again or Wander (license plate slogans).
Indianapolis...well there's the Mounument Circle, walk 100 yards away from it you'd have seen the city...Indianapolis Speedway, oops that's in Speedway, IN.

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