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post #46 of 70
Indy 500
and these artery-clogging timebombs.
post #47 of 70
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Where'd you go to college?


Yes, meth is a serious problem in a lot of Indiana. It's surprising, actually.

Earlham College in Richmond, about half an hour from the Ohio border. Fairly small school, very liberal in a hippie sort of way (so, not in keeping with the general mentality of most small midwestern cities). I enjoyed my experience there overall.

After graduation, my girlfriend and I spent a month or two on the other side of Indiana in Terre Haute (she had an internship at ISU). I'd had some strange, sometimes threatening experiences in Richmond, but it was nothing compared to the atmosphere in Terre Haute; the level of meth abuse and abject poverty (I've never seen so many condemned houses) was pretty unbelievable.
post #48 of 70
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Earlham College in Richmond, about half an hour from the Ohio border. Fairly small school, very liberal in a hippie sort of way (so, not in keeping with the general mentality of most small midwestern cities). I enjoyed my experience there overall.

After graduation, my girlfriend and I spent a month or two on the other side of Indiana in Terre Haute (she had an internship at ISU). I'd had some strange, sometimes threatening experiences in Richmond, but it was nothing compared to the atmosphere in Terre Haute; the level of meth abuse and abject poverty (I've never seen so many condemned houses) was pretty unbelievable.

Agreed on Terre Haute. Pretty nasty town all around.

Earlham College, how long ago did you graduate? I had a good buddy who was a big player on the football who just graduated this year. I like Earlham. It was def. going to be my pick if I had stayed in-state.
post #49 of 70
I pity all you hicks out in Indiana, cause here in Pennsylvania we've got all the culture anyone could possibly want. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmvhC....blogspot.com/
post #50 of 70
Can't knock da John Deere fadez.
post #51 of 70
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
You think? Maybe. In HS I was in a anti-drug thing that spanned three schools in our county, and on our retreats we had some seminars on meth given by county sherriffs and stuff. Nasty shit. I guess I haven't really thought about it enough to think that it makes sense for Indiana.

My first encounter with meth was in a small town near the Montana/North Dakota line in 1999. A co-worker asked if I wanted to try some. That stuff is crazy.
post #52 of 70
^I think as long as you realize the error of your ways, all can be forgiven. Oh, and you didn't wake up with a sheep in your bed, did you?
post #53 of 70
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^I think as long as you realize the error of your ways, all can be forgiven.

Oh, and you didn't wake up with a sheep in your bed, did you?

Ewe. I declined the "chicken", as they call it up there.
post #54 of 70
Bloomington is a fun town to go to school in. Its a college town with a real distinct culture and atmosphere. I loved being there and I also loved leaving. Strange, isn't it...

P.S. remember College Mall?
post #55 of 70
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Bloomington is a fun town to go to school in. Its a college town with a real distinct culture and atmosphere. I loved being there and I also loved leaving. Strange, isn't it...

P.S. remember College Mall?

I used to be a College Mall-rat when I was in middle school, especially Aladdin's Castle. Also spent a lot of time in guitar shops on Kirkwood/downtown and hanging out at the student union. Oh, memories.
post #56 of 70
I was there this weekend... IU is a nice university. Everyone wears sweatpants which I guess is a mid west thing.

Kirkwood was definately nice. If I go to school at IU I'd want to get a nice place close to Kirkwood. Is there a good grocery store there? I had a decent burrito at some place right at the top of kirkwood.

People in the mid west are really nice.

I heard IU transport system is good. Is that true? Winter there looks horrible, so that would be a must.
post #57 of 70
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I was there this weekend... IU is a nice university. Everyone wears sweatpants which I guess is a mid west thing.
Believe me, this is common at every American university.
post #58 of 70
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Originally Posted by Violinist View Post
I was there this weekend... IU is a nice university. Everyone wears sweatpants which I guess is a mid west thing.

Kirkwood was definately nice. If I go to school at IU I'd want to get a nice place close to Kirkwood. Is there a good grocery store there? I had a decent burrito at some place right at the top of kirkwood.

People in the mid west are really nice.

I heard IU transport system is good. Is that true? Winter there looks horrible, so that would be a must.

Bloomingfoods is a good dirty hippie food store. I also remember a nice farmer's market on Saturday or maybe Sunday mornings by the (very nice) public library. Otherwise, I only remember Kroger.

IU's transportation system is relatively good, keyword being relatively and also depending on where you want to go. I wouldn't want to go grocery shopping without a car.
post #59 of 70
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Believe me, this is common at every American university.

Not in california or university of texas... girls dressed a lot sexier there.
post #60 of 70
What type of grocery store? Not too far from Kirkwood, there's a couple of good asian/middle eastern stores and a blah Kroger. More choices further away, like Bloomingfoods (health food).

You should have tried one of the Tibetan restaurants.

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Originally Posted by Violinist View Post
I was there this weekend... IU is a nice university. Everyone wears sweatpants which I guess is a mid west thing.

Kirkwood was definately nice. If I go to school at IU I'd want to get a nice place close to Kirkwood. Is there a good grocery store there? I had a decent burrito at some place right at the top of kirkwood.

People in the mid west are really nice.

I heard IU transport system is good. Is that true? Winter there looks horrible, so that would be a must.
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