Originally Posted by HomerJ
...And who's to say you have to live the rest of your life in the sticks?...
I realize it wasn't your intent to speak disparagingly about my home state ("sticks"), but Fargo is actually a pretty cultured little city here on the edge of the plains. I understand it isn't NYC, or even Minneapolis (hell, we're not even Omaha!), but we have very nice art galleries; local symphony, opera and dance companies; and with 25,000 college students here, we've got all kinds of music both amateur and professional. I've seen Clapton, Springsteen, Eagles, Elton/Billy, etc. at a 20,000+ indoor arena a few blocks from my place.
Dining is improving: we don't have any Beard winners, but there are a handful of local eateries that are excellent fine dining options. The main thoroughfares are dotted with the usual franchise ilk.
We have daily non-stop flights to Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver and Salt Lake City, Vegas and Phoenix.
I can leave my office and in 45 minutes be waist-deep with a cocktail in my hands in a cool, refreshing crystal clear Minnesota lake.
We just two weeks ago experienced our first real mugging of the year, and I'm not sure we've had a murder here in '09 or not.
As I said, I fully realize my little city of 200,000 is hardly a metropolis, and I'd never try to present it as such. But to call this "the sticks" is not only unfair, but also demonstrably inaccurate.