Bridgie (starlightm42) wrote in bidwellpark,

um, hi.

I have never been to Chico. I do not live in Chico. I live in a boring, little, pissant, midwest, podunk college town of South Bend, Indiana. My college town, however, is not as (apparently) exciting as yours. While Notre Dame does have students from all over the world, it is a closed campus and they have everything they need inside their little town, there. Even a Starbucks. Well, not a real one. It is a cafe that serves Starbucks Coffee. But there is, in fact, no actual, REAL Starbuckses (wherein the employees are actually employees of Starbucks, Inc.) within a 100 mile radius (that would be Chicago).

So why am I interested in Chico? I have a friend who is from there and RAVES about it. The interesting thing is, while he has been to and lived in several parts of the country and the world, he keeps going back to Chico. And he won't move unless he absolutely HAS to (which he might pretty soon). So I'm like, this must be one cool place, this Chico.

Also, your beer. I tried some Sierra Nevada when I was in DC for a benefit dinner in October...I mean, it's the East Coast, so it was out of the bottle, but it was the BEST beer out of a bottle I've ever had...which doesn't say much, seeing as I don't drink all THAT much and haven't had that many different beers to begin with, lol. But oh, did I lurve it. I had some off the tap when I was in San Diego later that month. With my chicken marsala. And it was good. Um, anyway, I only recently found out, when I was with Ryan (that is, my friend that is from Chico) in Cleveland, that beer was from Chico. And I was like, DUUDE NO WAY! That's like my favorite beer! Well, besides Guinness.

Anyway, yeah. I am a member of the Chico fan club baby. You guys all seem pretty cool, too. And my friend is cool, so like, in my mind, Chico = cool people. And really big, pretty parks. I'm thinking about coming out there for a kayaking trip in April. And of course a trip to that brewery. And maybe I'll hang out with Ryan for a couple seconds heheh.
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dude, chico sucks. you can find cool people in any city, but they're way harder to pick out in this town. i think it has something to do with the fact that chico is the party school. there is little else to do here, unless you go out of your way to make things happen.
so, visit chico sometime [in the freezing winter or apocalyptic summer] and see how chico truly is. not to say that it's a bad place [it's ok i guess], but instead to show that there isn't any real perfect town. you're probably better off where you live now.
whatever, chico ROCKS compared to Indiana! okay, so it's small (i'm from indianapolis) but still... chico is beautiful. at least we're not wading up to our knees in snow and ice!!!
Having lived near South Bend (little town called Warsaw, Indiana, sorta to the south of you) and having lived in Chico since fleeing from Indiana nearly 20 years ago, I gotta say that Chico kicks Indiana's ass in just about every way.

One thing that really stuck in my mind when I got here was how beautiful the women here are. I know, it's very shallow of me, but it's the truth. The best looking girl in my high school class would be lost in the crowd in Chico. It's amazing.

A good friend of mine works for the Sierra Nevada Brewery. He gets 5 gallons of beer with every pay check. Pretty cool perk.
Whoa, I posted this a LONG time ago. I forgot I was even on this list. I should probably leave cuz there's no way I'm coming to Chico anytime soon. This guy I know from Chico was a serious crush but it turns out he's just...really a prick (I suppose the women must be a big reason he likes it there), and I'm mostly just trying to forget about him. Maybe I'll visit someday on a kayaking trip, or maybe even as a possible place to settle down...It sounds like a great place to raise kids. But, at the moment, I'd quite like nothing to do with it.