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That's what I love about Denver--it's a big enough city to actually, you know, be able to have a real job, but the Rockies are *right there*. I'd move to Denver in a hot second.

exactly. i have thought about it so many times, even had a job offer there, and my grandmother lives there still. i just cant get myself to leave all the family i have here.
post #30197 of 46097
I remember when I used to wake up with some coke...wait, you meant soda?
post #30198 of 46097
Stitchy, I luv ya but Denver sux. It only looks good to you because you live in B'more.

Colorado Springs sux even worse (I just got back from two days there).
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I remember when I used to wake up with some coke...wait, you meant soda?

post #30200 of 46097
Meh, I spent six months in Denver and loved it. Granted, I was working for a client out there, and living in a hotel is way different than living somewhere for real, but I really enjoyed it there for the reasons I listed above.

Also, lots of great beer there.
post #30201 of 46097
Denver had two of the best record stores I've ever been to. The original Wax Trax and Twist and Shout. Record stores are kind of a quaint idea these days though.
post #30202 of 46097
Denver would effectively be Indianapolis if it were 100 miles further east. You know they sell beer everywhere, right?
post #30203 of 46097
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Denver is a great place.

I take it you are in consulting? fistbump.gif

Yessir. Denver was a fantastic, beautiful city. I just did not enjoy the project I had there. It was scoped out terribly and lasted way, way, way, WAYYYY too long. I could have completed at least two more traditional projects during that entire time period.. so it actually ended up not being so good for me in terms of skill development.

Sucks, but what can ya do?

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Maybe in communist, socialist European Russia, friend, but not here.

You would be incorrect. Soda is the correct term in the United States of America.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Think he might have been talking about me dropping my tax return into investments vs. taking Stitches' advice and buying more shoes (that I don't need).

This gentleman is correct!

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Meh, I spent six months in Denver and loved it. Granted, I was working for a client out there, and living in a hotel is way different than living somewhere for real, but I really enjoyed it there for the reasons I listed above.

Also, lots of great beer there.

Yes, again, Denver is a beautiful city. The amount of sunshine they get is ridiculous. One of our clients had a corner office and the view she had was absolutely breathtaking. The amount of natural sunlight.. oh man. Just going into her office really brightened my mood.

I did not enjoy the really dry weather, though. Especially in the winter -- it was fine in the summer, I guess. But man, that was annoying in the winter. I also almost passed the fuck out when I went to work out and tried to add some cardio at the end on one of the first nights I arrived cause of the altitude difference.
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Yessir. Denver was a fantastic, beautiful city. I just did not enjoy the project I had there. It was scoped out terribly and lasted way, way, way, WAYYYY too long. I could have completed at least two more traditional projects during that entire time period.. so it actually ended up not being so good for me in terms of skill development.

Yes, again, Denver is a beautiful city. The amount of sunshine they get is ridiculous. One of our clients had a corner office and the view she had was absolutely breathtaking. The amount of natural sunlight.. oh man. Just going into her office really brightened my mood.

I did not enjoy the really dry weather, though. Especially in the winter -- it was fine in the summer, I guess. But man, that was annoying in the winter. I also almost passed the fuck out when I went to work out and tried to add some cardio at the end on one of the first nights I arrived cause of the altitude difference.

I hear you on the long engagement. On one myself right now.

The dry air and altitude definitely took some time to get used to. I was super dehydrated for the first month, and yeah, the first time I worked out, it damn near killed me. Got used to it though.

Not sure why imatlas didn't like it. I mean, it certainly doesn't have the cultural attractions of New York or SF, but it was good enough, and the mountains were right there. I can't think of anywhere else one could have a real job (read: not ski bum) and live that close to legit mountains. Perhaps Seattle or Vancouver, but it rains all the damn time, so that doesn't count.
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I bought some cheap green tea, and now that I am drinking it I remember why I never buy cheap green tea.
post #30206 of 46097
Denver would be great. Great for my skiing and biking desires, not so good for sailing (although I imagine the net awesomeness of all 3 activities is higher in Denver than Chicago).

Had some friends (a now-married couple) who moved there after college and seemed to like it a lot but never really made friends. Then their own business interests took them out of the city to Loveland...once they settled up their dealings there, they moved back here. Glad to be able to see them frequently, but I can't say it wouldn't be nice to have friends living out there. Only got to go visit once.

There's probably a reasonable market for my type of work there, but none of the major players have offices AFAIK...people in Denver can just hire someone from an out of state office (its not like we need to be present...most of the work I do involves things from other states). Same deal with Minneapolis...wouldn't mind going back some day, but unless I change industries, there's really no way.
post #30207 of 46097
herp derp. wrong thread. fuck me.
post #30208 of 46097
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I bought some cheap green tea, and now that I am drinking it I remember why I never buy cheap green tea.
True that. Wrong thread or not.
post #30209 of 46097
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Stitchy, I luv ya but Denver sux. It only looks good to you because you live in B'more.
Colorado Springs sux even worse (I just got back from two days there).

dude. you are crazy. denver is a great city.
post #30210 of 46097
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Stitchy, I luv ya but Denver sux. It only looks good to you because you live in B'more.
Colorado Springs sux even worse (I just got back from two days there).

dude. you are crazy. denver is a great city.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Not sure why imatlas didn't like it. I mean, it certainly doesn't have the cultural attractions of New York or SF, but it was good enough, and the mountains were right there. I can't think of anywhere else one could have a real job (read: not ski bum) and live that close to legit mountains. Perhaps Seattle or Vancouver, but it rains all the damn time, so that doesn't count.

It's a shitty midwestern burg that happens to be near some of the best skiing in the world. That doesn't make it less of a shitty midwestern burg, so I never understand why people go on about how great a city it is. Nobody says that about Indianapolis, do they? Do they?

Denver: shitty food, crappy shopping, 3rd tier cultural attractions, thousands of square miles of fugly tract housing, but hey! it has mountains!

Just so it's clear this isn't just my coastal bias talking: Chicago is a great city, even though it is in the midwest and is millions of miles from great skiing.
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