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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
I wanted Ivy and NYC so my choice was made for me. That and not getting into Harvard, which is the only other place I would have preferred.

How did the experience stack up to prior perception though? I remember dreaming about NYC throughout middle/high school and how ecstatic I was about getting into NYU and how crushed I was when I realized mommy and daddy weren't going to shell out unnecessary money.
post #62 of 114
NYC, unquestionably. I don't need the big city so much, but ND is a bit too isolated (and fucking cold) for me. If we were talking Omaha, NE or something just slightly more populous it would be different.
post #63 of 114
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I wanted Ivy and NYC so my choice was made for me. That and not getting into Harvard, which is the only other place I would have preferred.

Columbia or NYU?
post #64 of 114
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Originally Posted by ConcernedParent View Post
How did the experience stack up to prior perception though? I remember dreaming about NYC throughout middle/high school and how ecstatic I was about getting into NYU and how crushed I was when I realized mommy and daddy weren't going to shell out unnecessary money.

Hmm, I could write a book on that.

I don't regret it. Getting the chance to live in NYC as a young kid was very exciting for me - I think it helped me mature and develop a personality that's led people to think I am older than my years. We didn't have much of a college scene - it was all bars and exploring the city from the start. The campus is a central point and there is more of a tight-knit community than NYU, but to be honest, the school spirit is severely lacking compared to more isolated communities (see Dartmouth or Duke). I do feel I missed out on the backwoods frat party experience a bit. But I wouldn't trade it in for anything. Despite it being the city, there was still a college feel because most people stayed around campus on weekends and went to the bars in the neighborhood.

When you live in a city as a college kid, it's what you make of it. Some people explore and discover a lot NY has to offer. I did that a bit, but mostly stuck around campus and made that my home. I'm glad I did, as it kept the city fresh for me for when I moved into my own place after graduation and saw a whole different side of things.
post #65 of 114
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Originally Posted by Xericx View Post
eh, at $250k a year that isn't a prob. not just NYC, go to Vegas Chicago, Miami or wherever...on 125k a year in NYC...you're stayin' in NY with a trip like every 3-4 months. In N. Dakota you can prob. afford a trip every other weekend with all the money you save.
This. Extra 125k/year (not even accounting for dCostofLiving) pays for a lot of trips, domestic and international. Fly first class, stay at a five star hotel, shop/dine/drink, no problem. I like the outdoors anyway, hiking/backpacking/fishing/hunting and already have a ball/chain. And who's to say you have to live the rest of your life in the sticks? Live there several years, hatch some kids, save a ton of money, then go live somewhere else.
post #66 of 114
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Hmm, I could write a book on that.

I don't regret it. Getting the chance to live in NYC as a young kid was very exciting for me - I think it helped me mature and develop a personality that's led people to think I am older than my years. We didn't have much of a college scene - it was all bars and exploring the city from the start. The campus is a central point and there is more of a tight-knit community than NYU, but to be honest, the school spirit is severely lacking compared to more isolated communities (see Dartmouth or Duke). I do feel I missed out on the backwoods frat party experience a bit. But I wouldn't trade it in for anything. Despite it being the city, there was still a college feel because most people stayed around campus on weekends and went to the bars in the neighborhood.

When you live in a city as a college kid, it's what you make of it. Some people explore and discover a lot NY has to offer. I did that a bit, but mostly stuck around campus and made that my home. I'm glad I did, as it kept the city fresh for me for when I moved into my own place after graduation and saw a whole different side of things.

a columbia kid. now it makes sense
post #67 of 114
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a columbia kid. now it makes sense

Ohio State was my top choice, but no dice.
post #68 of 114
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Ohio State was my top choice, but no dice.

Cant get 'em all.
post #69 of 114
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Ohio State was my top choice, but no dice.

Aren't you glad you didn't go there? My sources tell me everyone there is fat and don't put out- no matter how much Panera you attempt to coax them with.
post #70 of 114
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...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.
post #71 of 114
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I've seen Clapton, Springsteen, Eagles, Elton/Billy, etc. at a 20,000+ indoor arena a few blocks from my place.

No one born after the Vietnam war will play there?
post #72 of 114
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No one born after the Vietnam war will play there?

I'm sure there are plenty of current acts who come through here. I just don't attend.

Oh, Green Day was just here. Does that count?
post #73 of 114
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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.
When did you bumpkins get 'lectricity? Or was it Unplugged?
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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.
Only a rube would brag about daily non-stop flights to Denver (cowtown)...SLC..Phoenix?!(my God)..
post #74 of 114
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Only a rube would brag about daily non-stop flights to Denver (cowtown)...SLC..Phoenix?!(my God)..
duh.
post #75 of 114
Haven't spent a year in western North Dakota, I loved the place except the winter is just awful. That said, there is so much open space, so much solitude, the people are so nice, schools are excellent, it's just a great place to live for four months a year. The night skies are amazing, you actually see the milk in the Milky Way. I'd definitely take the $250,000
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