February 22, 2003


Nebraska - "The Cornhusker State"

Kelly: "Nebraska has it's own 'cowboy' Buffalo Bill Cody. Nebraska has glorious sunsets. It is friendly people and rural americana at it's best. It's easy to find yourself amid the open plains and space. Nature's unchanging rhythms... And hardworking salt of the earth farmers and ranchers who help feed the world."

Tracy: "Wow, who'd have thought Nebraska would get even one mention, let alone multiple. Nebraska is home to one of the world's BEST endangered species programs. The Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska is responsible for keeping more endangered species going than just about any other program on the PLANET."

Erica: "Omaha. The Henry Doorly Zoo. The largest geodesic dome in the world. Strategic Air Command. People who smile at you--just because. Omaha Steaks. The Old Market. Walking on brick roads under curlicues of overpasses. Alvarado's--the biggest best 24-hour greasy cheap burrito joint ever. Arguably, the reuben sandwich. Aksarben. Wetlands. 75mph. The capitol building in Lincoln. Omaha by Night. Apartments in old schools. Steak, pork chops and corn. (Mmmm...) Botanical gardens."

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Posted by Lester on February 22, 2003 10:13 AM

DOH!!! Nobody mentioned AWESOME (most of the time) college football!! Hey, we might not have professional sports, but we have kickass college teams!!

Go Huskers!
Go Bluejays!!!

Posted by: Tracy on February 22, 2003 06:47 PM

The best thing about Nebraska is "It ain't Iowa!" LOL

Posted by: lshannon on February 22, 2003 08:39 PM

I know that this isn't unique to Nebraska, but it was one of the first things that really struck me as I entered the state the last time, the day I pulled in knowing that I was going to make my home in this state, but have you never noticed how in the summer, when the sky is nice and blue, but there are little white puffy clouds, you can see the shadows of individual clouds cast on the ground?

Are we that close to them? Really?

I love that about this place. It's just something I noticed here, that I never saw in California. It isn't unique to Nebraska, but it is the first place I noticed it.

Posted by: Shelby on February 23, 2003 12:29 AM

Court House Rock and Jail Rock. Chimney Rock (what's left of it). All those giant sandstone buttes and bluffs in the Panhandle. They're an amazing, alien sight, looming across oceans of wheat on the paths of the pioneers.

Posted by: Matt McIrvin on February 24, 2003 08:50 PM

Ok, what can we say about a state that is that home of spam (the meat, not the e-mail)? It's also the home of good things too ya know, like Arbor Day, Kool-Aid, and the world's largest underground fresh water reserve. I know someone mentioned steak before, but they failed to mention Nebraska is literally the best beef in the world. The Japaneese have tried to genetically engineer better cows than we raise naturally, and have failed. I'll be the first person to say that yes, this state has it's faults, but what it has that is good, it has A LOT OF. I've been all over this country, and no matter where I live or what I do, there's always something peaceful about coming back to Nebraska. I will always be home.

Posted by: Dominik on February 25, 2003 10:35 AM