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06-08-2005, 12:20 PM
I had to go and google a map of the USA today...I've always lived on the coasts (or beyond the pond) and now faced with the prospect of moving to the midwest (horrors!! ;)) I have no clue what's where...MIL visited me on Sunday, and I found myself saying "So, Indiana is SOUTH of here,right?". So sad. I need to learn before Erik is old enough to teach me!! LOL!
eri--clueless in Chicago
06-08-2005, 12:22 PM
I know what you mean... on some dumb show they asked the dumb girls in a quiz 'which is further south, North Carolina or South Dakota?". I, along with dumb girl, got it wrong. :(
I know the states in India though!!!!!
06-08-2005, 12:33 PM
I know. And I make fun of those people--like, the ones they interview on local news (don't ask why I watch local news, mainly for entertainment purposes) as to what is 4th of July, and most people have no clue. Where do I get the nerve!
06-08-2005, 12:36 PM
Let me know if you need help with Indiana geography--I'm very familiar ;)!
06-08-2005, 12:37 PM
Sometimes on the Tonight Show they have this segment called Jay Walking... some people seriously do NOT know who the president or vice president is... after seeing the picture!!!! Once again the reaction is : WTF????
06-08-2005, 03:07 PM
Try this, it took me a couple tries on the small northeast states! ;)
06-08-2005, 03:19 PM
will try on laptop at home.
06-08-2005, 03:22 PM
Well, "technically" Indiana is south-east of Chicago. But if you were talking about in comparison to Illinois, well, my friend, you're on your own. :) Nice thing about Chicago, though, is that streets run straight North-South or East-West....no cul-de-sacs, twisty roads, etc.
06-08-2005, 03:26 PM
You know...not all of us living in Indiana are the ones that manage to end up getting interviewed on TV. I personally have never appeared on television wearing a Bud T-shirt, a baseball cap, and sitting in the couch/recliner/other assorted piece of inside furniture on my front porch. :P
I've lived in Southern Indiana, Northern Indiana (boarding school), and have been in Indianapolis now since 1989. Let me know if you have specific questions.
I swear, we do actually have some cool museums and some actual culture here. :-) It's a fairly recent thing, but we do have it. It's a pretty good place to live over all.
Sorry if I've missed it but what might bring you here, and when?
Mom to Susanna born 6/29/2004
06-08-2005, 03:37 PM
LOL...I don't mean to offend, you know...And I was not talking about local news in IN, b/c I don't live there :)
i know about the culture...DH is trying to talk me into taking Erik to a gas engine show in July along with his Dad and grandfather:) :)
Edit to add more: It's Chicago we're considering moving to. ILs live in IN, and this is why we're considering the great move, to be closer to them :) I'll *possibly* be here next summer as well and if all goes as planned we'd move here in 2 yrs. We don't know anything for sure, though.
06-08-2005, 04:09 PM
No offense taken. Believe me, I'm first in line to shake my head in disbelief at some of the folks around here.
A gas engine show...I don't even have a clue what that is...or why someone would even put on a show of gas engines. :-)
Mom to Susanna born 6/29/2004
06-08-2005, 04:24 PM
"A gas engine show...I don't even have a clue what that is...or why someone would even put on a show of gas engines."
yea, you and me both :)
06-08-2005, 04:36 PM
You know, I think no matter what area/state you live in, the news almost always manages to seek out the absolute WORST people to interview. Every now and then they aren't too bad, but a lot of the time they just leave you shaking your head and going, "Oh my god, I cannot believe *that's* who they choose to interview."
Those sorts of interviews always get the comment of, "It was paaaandelerium!" from us around here. ;) And you have to do it in whatever accent makes it sound really funny (and just really bad) to you too. (I'm pretty sure that's not a real word, by the way.)
Taran, November 20, 2003
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06-08-2005, 04:48 PM
I'm from upstate NY, and I know people who do the gas engine thing...it's kinda weird, but at the Schagticoke Fair, there is a big display of really old engines that retired farmers and other assorted old guys (with the occasional woman or boy thrown in) have repaired and gotten to work. Usually, there are about 50 engines running in a corral about 30ft square. It's noisy, stinky, and you can't even get close up to look at how well the reparied engines are repaired.
If my DH and FIL wanted to go to one, I would do whatever it took to not have to go along with them...
06-08-2005, 05:10 PM
Hmm, I was thinking of going just to be a good sport, but it sound even more awful that I imagined...
06-08-2005, 05:16 PM
That was fun. I only missed Delaware. :D But then again, I've lived here all my life and been in all but 5 states. :D
06-08-2005, 08:05 PM
Maybe they do it differently in Indiana?
Aw... the midwest isn't *that* bad! I've lived in the MW all my life, aside from a summer in Boston-- you could get used to it I think :) Just remember that things happen more slowly here and you'll fit right in!
06-08-2005, 10:13 PM
De was one of the few I got right I'm embarrassed to admit.My excuse is I've never been to the Midwest or West coast and have been out of school too long.LOL
Nancy-Mom to 6 great kids
What's up with that map not accepting the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as Michigan? I hate when people ignore that! (Yes, I'm originally from the UP).
06-09-2005, 09:25 AM
Don't worry Eri. I understand. My DH and I are from opposite coasts and we both wound up in Chicago. It's a great city. But I'm clueless about the midwest, on the whole. So you're not alone!!!!!
Btw--I love looking at maps of the U.S. Whenever I'm on a plane I spent a lot of time just checking out the map and all the flight routes. Geeky I know.
06-09-2005, 09:28 AM
Oh, you're another transplant! :)
If I ever do move here, we should form a support group. I'll bring the clam chowder ;)
I love Chicago as well :)
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