|Monday, April 14th, 2008|
|Monday, April 9th, 2007|
Was Gates ever actually a running factory? Because I've lived here almost my whole life and I don't think I've never seen any activity there. It really shocks me considering how large the place is and how much money that land has got to be worth, what with being right off of I25 and the Broadway stations and all.
I swear this isn't an effort to make the first post in this community in almost six months. Not at all.
|Wednesday, November 29th, 2006|
Ok, please tell me I'm not the only
native who craves ice cream when it gets cold outside? I could really go for some Cold Stone right now. But since they seem to be closed, I'll settle for the Spumoni in the freezer at home, once I get off from work. Current Mood: amused
I remember when I was a teenager, I watched Real World, and I loved it. You know, the first episodes where people had original ideas and opinions... not cookie cutter sluts. I wanted the show to come here. Now that the newest Real World ala Denver is on, Im just hoping it doesnt attract more people to move here. Or, at least, not more assholes.
I'll throw this out, too... driving today was amazing. Its really weird that stupidity doesnt kill more people off.
|Saturday, November 25th, 2006|
Hi all ~
Another Colorado native here ~ I was born at Denver General Hospital and came home to a house in Littleton, which is where I spent the first 17 years of my life. Then I got married (yes, at 17) and my husband and I haven't ever lived more than 5 miles from the house I grew up in. My mom still lives in that house and I see her almost every day. She is also a native of Colorado. Then there are my kids and my husband. My kids are most defiantly natives, and the husband, well, he moved here when he was 10 so he calls himself a transplant. LOL My kids were born at University Hospital and Swedish Medical Center and have been raised in Littleton. We have never moved out of town and probably never will. We really like it here. Current Mood: content
|Sunday, November 12th, 2006|
Talking about Celebrity gets me reminiscing...
Does anyone remember the name of the Showbiz/Chuck E Cheese knockoff that was over on (I think) South Broadway at one point? It was all arcade games and pizza with a greasy Italian mustache type theme, only it was a lot cheaper than Chuck E Cheese and it had a lot better arcade games. I remember I had my 10th birthday there, which would have put it at 1990 and it was so good/cheap that my parents ordered the pizza directly for the following couple of years.
Also on the subject of nostalgia and places that don't exist anymore, does anyone else remember wasting weekends at that giant arcade that was in the same strip mall as Casa Bonita? I want to say it was called Hollywood or something, and you bought credits or time on a magnetic strip credit card type thing.
I fondly remember the time that my brother's friend found a manager's debug card in the parking lot that not only had unlimited credits but was also exempt from the cancelling existing credits from machine to machine loophole. We'd go in groups of 4 and swipe the card 30 times at a machine, hand it off to a friend that went to another machine and just keep doing this all night. Then we'd go to the Hamburger Stand down the road where my brother's douchebag friends worked since it was quarter Tuesday and get $20 worth of quarter hamburgers and subsequently lose them in the snow drift growing in our freezer.
|Saturday, November 11th, 2006|
Hey, what's happening. Born at Swedish, spent my first few years living off of Broadway and Evans. Moved up to Conifer, then to Bailey, then to Lakewood when I was 8. Thought I hated Colorado and kept trying to move away, tried Phoenix and San Jose, but kept coming back here. Started hanging out downtown and realized I just hated Lakewood. Moved downtown about three years ago and now I never want to live anywhere else.
Went skiing once when I was in my early 20s and it was a disaster, so I have no interest in trying again because failure doesn't agree with me. Also I am lazy and unmotivated. I enjoy hiking but hate camping. My boyfriend and I love checking the map for towns we've never heard of, then driving to check them out.
I'm neutral on the influx of people from other states. Casa Bonita has the worst food I've ever tasted, and Black Bart's Cave smells of urine. Such fond childhood memories. The thing I miss most about the Denver of my youth is the handful of Taco House locations that clsoed down, leaving us with just the one on Federal. Blinky of Blinky's Fun Club was the best clown ever, he was drunk and tired and just didn't care. My favorite place to hang out when I was a kid was something like Funtastic Nathan's Physical Whimsical, I think it was out by Cinderella City, but I'm not positive. And holy crap, it still exists
Well, I guess that's it for now.
I was born in Englewood but have bounced around the Front Range (Thornton, Westminster, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Colorado Springs, Boulder). I'm realizing that maybe I don't belong in this community. I don't hate Texans or Californians. I love skiing. I don't rant about out of state people driving. In fact, something that has always bugged me is when Coloradoans are unwelcoming. Being unfriendly to outsiders isn't going to stop them from coming, and only contributes to an air of hostility. It's easy to forget that our parents or grandparents most likely came from somewhere else. Let's ask the Arapaho how they feel about us "natives" :D
|Friday, November 10th, 2006|
Colorado native, born in Englewood...
I breifly thought I needed to move to a better place, one with more excitement and ended up in Chicago for a short time and realized that the sole problem of that place is that it is absolutely filled with people from Chicago. Moved back and never took my home state for granted again.
If you've ever seen a black hearse with armor plating and guns on the hood around town, that's me...unless said hearse nearly ran you off the road and killed you. In which case it wasn't me...it was someone else.
I second the community founder's sentiment though...screw all the people who are moving here because California and Texas suck balls, and in essence are turning it into the same place even THEY didn't want to live in. Need peace and quiet? Go to Wyoming, they don't have SHIT up there and could use a few people to liven the place up!
Born and raised in Aurora/Denver/Westminster... Loved CO but never knew how much til I loved on the east coast for a few months... was SOOO happy to be back, Will probably never leave now.
I was raised in Summit County my entire life and now I'm in Greeley attending the University of Northern Colorado. I've never really liked the out of state tourists who come up to the county and think that they rule the roads when they obviously can't drive on snow.
So... I was born and raised in the 'Springs... didn't ever move or even change rooms until I moved out 2 years ago at 23(ish)...couldn't give up the wonderful view of the peak till I found another one ;) Went to UCCS and was always amazed at the looks I got from folks when they discovered I'm a native. Still happens to this day actually. They're more amazed when they find out that I've never lived anywhere else (even in colorado). I toyed with the idea once, but decided against it. I like i here (despite the 'springs' total lack of stuff to do after 10). I don't mind all the new folks coming in because that helps a city to grow and live healthily. Without new people, things get stagnant. I haven't seen things change a whole lot over the years other than the growth, this has always been a pretty conservative area of the state... so... yup, there's my early morning, I'm not awake yet, intro to me :D Current Mood: sleepy
hello. I'm a Colorado native. I was born at St. Joe's but I grew up in Fraser for most of my life and then spent some time in Denver in high school. I have skiied since I was 3 years-old. both of my parents were ski instructors at Winter Park, that's how they met. I was on the ski team in high school. we only went to school 4 days a week because Monday was set aside by the school district as a SKI DAY.
I don't mind people coming from other states into Colorado. it's been going on for a looooooooong time.
I never lived outside of Colorado until I was 29 and then I moved to Iowa to go to medical school. I moved back as soon as I possibly could, which was about 2 months ago. we've just bought a great house in Boulder and I am verrrry happy to be back. we have 3 dogs and twin toddlers, which will be fun. I'm so excited to get the boys in their snow suits and go out to play!! that's what CO is really all about!!
I just plain don't like Californians.
Who's with me?
I bet there will be a total of 20 people in this community... ever. I think thats the total amount of Colorado natives who use LJ.
|Thursday, November 9th, 2006|
That's right. I started a community for Colorado natives... mostly Denver natives, but I figured all of Colorado would be a good idea as well. I love my friends who have moved here from other states. But they're all from back east, so Im ok with that. I AM, however, sick and tired of the yuppy bastards who move here trying to change our cities and state.
So, there ya go! Welcome to the Colorado Natives community.