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Bearcat
10-08-2007, 05:08 PM
Last week I accepted a job in Omaha (PBJ). I haven't spent much time there, so how's life in Omaha? I've read a lot of relocation stuff and Chamber of Commerce opinions, so I'm mostly looking for personal opinion/experience... if you live in Omaha, what do you like/dislike about it? How's the nightlife? Downtown? Qwest Center & surrounding area?

I've been looking for places in Southwest Omaha because I've heard it's a nice area; and I'm used to driving from Parkville to the Plaza or OP, so I don't care if I have to drive 20 minutes to get downtown. Is there anyplace I should avoid? I've read some bad things about North Omaha and Midtown, but it's hard to tell if they are legit complaints or if it's like when people say downtown KC has a lot of crime (I actually read "riddled with gangs" and "Omaha" in the same sentence on one message board ROFL). I don't care all that much, but the job is up to 100% travel after the first ~6 months (PBJ), so I probably should.

I'm guessing my best answer to this will be the lack of answers, but how popular is UNO Hockey? I assume since the games are in the Qwest Center, I don't have to buy tickets in advance... are games televised? Is it easier to get tickets to events than the Sprint Center? (just kidding) ... speaking of, it sucks that I've seen the Sprint Center grow up, driving by twice a day ever since it was a hole... :deevee:

There's only 3 people to go before the 1000th person tells me Omaha has a nice zoo, so good luck with that ;)

Thig Lyfe
10-08-2007, 05:10 PM
I was there once as a child. My main memory is finding a used band-aid in the hotel swimming pool.

So yeah. Omaha blows.

Mr. Laz
10-08-2007, 05:11 PM
Relocation to Omaha
i'm sorry

Craqhead
10-08-2007, 05:13 PM
Like any other place ya move too... its the people ya meet and get too know that make the whole living there worthwhile.

Bearcat
10-08-2007, 05:20 PM
i'm sorry

The downside is that KC has a good mix of KU, MU, KSU, and Nebraska... I'm sure up there it's Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Nebraska, Creighton.

Rain Man
10-08-2007, 05:28 PM
What's the job?

Mr. Flopnuts
10-08-2007, 05:49 PM
You want to talk to Bugeater.

kcfan82
10-08-2007, 05:50 PM
It's growing.....

It's not KC, but they have Rosenblatt, a new arena, the biggest zoo in the US and casinos....

You can party in the old market, or be in Lincoln in 30 minutes or Des Moines in a couple of hours.....

Omaha has more fortune 500 companies HQ'ed there than KC does, they also have the 2nd or 3rd richest man in the world living there.

Plenty of non chain places to eat, great Nebraska beef, and of course Nebraska football 24x7

What more could a man ask for?

Bearcat
10-08-2007, 05:53 PM
What's the job?

The title is Technology Consultant, but it's not really what I'd think of as a consultant... hardware/software installs, testing, programming/customization. I really like the current company I work for, but sometimes I feel like technology isn't even on their radar. It'll be nice to finally get the experience I've been looking for while working in a culture that feeds my workaholism :)

Skip Towne
10-08-2007, 05:57 PM
Damn, Bearcat, who did you piss off?

88TG88
10-08-2007, 06:03 PM
i'm sorry
LMAO

ROYC75
10-08-2007, 06:05 PM
Be sure to catch a game with the Kansas City - Omaha Kings, I hear they are a new NBA team.

DaKCMan AP
10-08-2007, 06:09 PM
Last week I accepted a job in Omaha

My condolences.

Saulbadguy
10-08-2007, 06:12 PM
Omaha is actually pretty cool, don't listen to the people dogging it here.

Braincase
10-08-2007, 06:34 PM
Omaha is actually pretty cool, don't listen to the people dogging it here.

Saul lives in Topeka. Omaha looks cool when you live in Topeka.

BillyDaleClanton
10-08-2007, 10:40 PM
Get Royals season tickets.

Jenson71
10-08-2007, 10:42 PM
Marlon Brando was born in Omaha. So was Warren Buffett.

They also have the College World Series every year. And there's a big baseball glove factory.

That's about what I know of Omaha.

BWillie
10-08-2007, 10:44 PM
Saul lives in Topeka. Omaha looks cool when you live in Topeka.

I used to live in Sioux City and I still thought Omaha is shitty. I do not like that town at all. Nonetheless, it is still the best place to live in Nebraska if you are 25 and older and can't bang college chicks anymore.

Jenson71
10-08-2007, 10:46 PM
I used to live in Sioux City and I still thought Omaha is shitty. I do not like that town at all. Nonetheless, it is still the best place to live in Nebraska if you are 25 and older and can't bang college chicks anymore.

Sioux City is embarrassing to the rest of Iowa.

dtebbe
10-08-2007, 10:51 PM
The title is Technology Consultant, but it's not really what I'd think of as a consultant... hardware/software installs, testing, programming/customization. I really like the current company I work for, but sometimes I feel like technology isn't even on their radar. It'll be nice to finally get the experience I've been looking for while working in a culture that feeds my workaholism :)

In other words:

I'm on the Geek Squad at Best Buy

I'll be travelling all over greater Omaha installing Windows Vista

DT

Ari Chi3fs
10-08-2007, 10:58 PM
I would say get a job at Berkshire Hathaway. Then get as much Class A stock that you can.

|Zach|
10-09-2007, 12:17 AM
Best of luck

Baconeater
10-09-2007, 12:34 AM
Last week I accepted a job in Omaha (PBJ). I haven't spent much time there, so how's life in Omaha? I've read a lot of relocation stuff and Chamber of Commerce opinions, so I'm mostly looking for personal opinion/experience... if you live in Omaha, what do you like/dislike about it? How's the nightlife? Downtown? Qwest Center & surrounding area?

I've been looking for places in Southwest Omaha because I've heard it's a nice area; and I'm used to driving from Parkville to the Plaza or OP, so I don't care if I have to drive 20 minutes to get downtown. Is there anyplace I should avoid? I've read some bad things about North Omaha and Midtown, but it's hard to tell if they are legit complaints or if it's like when people say downtown KC has a lot of crime (I actually read "riddled with gangs" and "Omaha" in the same sentence on one message board ROFL). I don't care all that much, but the job is up to 100% travel after the first ~6 months (PBJ), so I probably should.

I'm guessing my best answer to this will be the lack of answers, but how popular is UNO Hockey? I assume since the games are in the Qwest Center, I don't have to buy tickets in advance... are games televised? Is it easier to get tickets to events than the Sprint Center? (just kidding) ... speaking of, it sucks that I've seen the Sprint Center grow up, driving by twice a day ever since it was a hole... :deevee:

There's only 3 people to go before the 1000th person tells me Omaha has a nice zoo, so good luck with that ;)
The only part of town you want to avoid is NE Omaha, we're having a lot of problems there right now. In fact a 6 y o girl just got killed in a drive by shooting last Friday. Don't let that scare you though, it's really a good safe place to live. If you're going to live in the SW part of town just keep in mind the farther west you live from the interstate the worse rush hour traffic is. The suburbs of Ralston (where I grew up) and LaVista are nice areas and your commute wouldn't be as bad.

UNO hockey has a small hardcore group of fans, but tickets are readily available. They don't even come close to selling out since they moved to the Qwest Center. No TV for them that I'm aware of. The only tickets for the QC that are hard to get are for the big name concerts because the brokers just snap them all up online.

Oh, we have a nice zoo too! :)

If you have any more questions feel free to PM me. I've lived here for all 39 yrs of my life so there's not much that I wouldn't be able to help you with.

Baconeater
10-09-2007, 12:36 AM
Sioux City is embarrassing to the rest of Iowa.
Even more than Counciltucky?

CoMoChief
10-09-2007, 12:40 AM
Played in a few baseball tourneys up there. Really there's not much too exciting about it. Not really trying to dog the place, but there really isn't much there.

If I were you I would just look forward to the job itself rather than where it's located.

Bearcat
10-09-2007, 06:34 AM
The only part of town you want to avoid is NE Omaha, we're having a lot of problems there right now. In fact a 6 y o girl just got killed in a drive by shooting last Friday. Don't let that scare you though, it's really a good safe place to live. If you're going to live in the SW part of town just keep in mind the farther west you live from the interstate the worse rush hour traffic is. The suburbs of Ralston (where I grew up) and LaVista are nice areas and your commute wouldn't be as bad.

UNO hockey has a small hardcore group of fans, but tickets are readily available. They don't even come close to selling out since they moved to the Qwest Center. No TV for them that I'm aware of. The only tickets for the QC that are hard to get are for the big name concerts because the brokers just snap them all up online.

Oh, we have a nice zoo too! :)

If you have any more questions feel free to PM me. I've lived here for all 39 yrs of my life so there's not much that I wouldn't be able to help you with.

Thanks for the response. Work is north of LaVista, which is another reason I'm looking SW. I don't want to live too far from downtown, so I've pretty much narrowed my search down to several places around that area, and a couple in Papillion.

I'm sure I will become one... they play Michigan a couple of times the first weekend I'm there WooWoo




In other words:

I'm on the Geek Squad at Best Buy

I'll be travelling all over greater Omaha installing Windows Vista

DT

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Skip Towne
10-09-2007, 06:44 AM
I'm afraid to go to Omaha. I might fall off the edge of the earth.

Bearcat
10-09-2007, 06:50 AM
If I were you I would just look forward to the job itself rather than where it's located.

Eh.. I'm sure I won't get bored of it in the next 6 months to a year... and even if the new city smell wears off, I'll be traveling a lot anyway. I'm sure Omaha is a lot like Kansas City, where people complain there's nothing to do but are too lazy to find what's out there. :shrug:

ClearmontChief
10-09-2007, 06:57 AM
I live near Omaha. I'm retired Air Force and work at Offutt AFB. I spend about 11 years of my Air Force career at Offutt. It's a really nice and triving area. Tons of new houses and housing areas springing up all over the place.

As mentioned, you have the Cornhuskers and all things Nebraska, gymnastics, and the defending champion ladies volleyball.

We're home of the College World Series. Actually Rosenblatt is in the process of being replaced with a new downtown stadium if the mayor has his way. They say it's going to happen, going to be built in the Qwest Center's North parking lot. That's a growth area.

My biggest problem with Omaha is the tax base. Especially those areas you've mentioned. LaVista, Papillion, Bellevue. They all have high property taxes...compared to living across the Missouri River in Iowa. I have a new cabin, 3 story - nice place, on 5 acres in the Loess Hills south of Glenwood, Iowa. My house is approximately valued around 240,000. I pay 2750 per year in taxes. My co-worker has a brand new home in Omaha, worth about 125,000...he pays more property tax than I do, 2800! My boss's house is worth about 330,000 in Tregaron (an up-scale area in Bellevue) he pays over 6,000 and closer to 7,000!!!

Omaha has a wheel tax that everyone in city limits has to pay. Also, vehicle registration. In Iowa if a pickup is brand new, or 40 years old, it costs 65.00 to register each year...with no annual, bi-annual or whatever safety inspection. A new car starts around 250, and goes down each year until it only costs 35.00 per year when it's 7 years old. In Nebraska, it's several hundred...year after year after year.

I joke with my co-workers about I don't really know what Nebraska does with all the tax money.

Lots of people have discovered Iowa and it's advantages. I could go on and on...but, it seems like I am.

Russ

kcfan82
10-09-2007, 06:59 AM
I live near Omaha. I'm retired Air Force and work at Offutt AFB. I spend about 11 years of my Air Force career at Offutt. It's a really nice and triving area. Tons of new houses and housing areas springing up all over the place.

As mentioned, you have the Cornhuskers and all things Nebraska, gymnastics, and the defending champion ladies volleyball.

We're home of the College World Series. Actually Rosenblatt is in the process of being replaced with a new downtown stadium if the mayor has his way. They say it's going to happen, going to be built in the Qwest Center's North parking lot. That's a growth area.

My biggest problem with Omaha is the tax base. Especially those areas you've mentioned. LaVista, Papillion, Bellevue. They all have high property taxes...compared to living across the Missouri River in Iowa. I have a new cabin, 3 story - nice place, on 5 acres in the Loess Hills south of Glenwood, Iowa. My house is approximately valued around 240,000. I pay 2750 per year in taxes. My co-worker has a brand new home in Omaha, worth about 125,000...he pays more property tax than I do, 2800! My boss's house is worth about 330,000 in Tregaron (an up-scale area in Bellevue) he pays over 6,000 and closer to 7,000!!!

Omaha has a wheel tax that everyone in city limits has to pay. Also, vehicle registration. In Iowa if a pickup is brand new, or 40 years old, it costs 65.00 to register each year...with no annual, bi-annual or whatever safety inspection. A new car starts around 250, and goes down each year until it only costs 35.00 per year when it's 7 years old. In Nebraska, it's several hundred...year after year after year.

I joke with my co-workers about I don't really know what Nebraska does with all the tax money.

Lots of people have discovered Iowa and it's advantages. I could go on and on...but, it seems like I am.

Russ

My grandma lives in Bellvue, and my uncle in Ralston both have about the same size and value house that I have in Overland Park, however they both pay 2x in property tax.

However on the flip side, in Nebraska you don't pay sales tax on food.

Or at least you didn't when I was in college up there 10 years ago.

Molitoth
10-09-2007, 07:09 AM
The Upstream Brewery in the old market should be a regular hangout.

ClearmontChief
10-09-2007, 07:22 AM
I re-read some of your specific questions. North Omaha is horrible. Lots of crime, drive bys, and murders. Not a good area in the slightest. I don't know what that compares to, but I would NEVER go there.

The Qwest Center is nice. I'd say getting tickets to major events in no different that Sprint...it's a Ticketmaster outlet. UNO Hockey is pretty big.

There's also minor-league Hockey being played in the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. Lots of concerts there too.

Bass-Pro shop in Council Bluffs, Cabellas in LaVista. If you're into hunting/fishing, it's a nice area too.

Bearcat
10-09-2007, 07:24 AM
My biggest problem with Omaha is the tax base. Especially those areas you've mentioned. LaVista, Papillion, Bellevue. They all have high property taxes...compared to living across the Missouri River in Iowa. I have a new cabin, 3 story - nice place, on 5 acres in the Loess Hills south of Glenwood, Iowa. My house is approximately valued around 240,000. I pay 2750 per year in taxes. My co-worker has a brand new home in Omaha, worth about 125,000...he pays more property tax than I do, 2800! My boss's house is worth about 330,000 in Tregaron (an up-scale area in Bellevue) he pays over 6,000 and closer to 7,000!!!

Omaha has a wheel tax that everyone in city limits has to pay. Also, vehicle registration. In Iowa if a pickup is brand new, or 40 years old, it costs 65.00 to register each year...with no annual, bi-annual or whatever safety inspection. A new car starts around 250, and goes down each year until it only costs 35.00 per year when it's 7 years old. In Nebraska, it's several hundred...year after year after year.


Thanks for the info.. I read a little about that, and have read that it's almost better to rent. I thought a benefit of Papillion was lower property taxes, but I guess I misread something.

The wheel tax is only like $30, but tags will probably be at least a few hundred for my car every year, which is beyond ridiculous. With that kind of money, I hope the roads are flawless STFU

Phobia
10-09-2007, 07:25 AM
They have a nice zoo, dude.

Simplex3
10-09-2007, 07:26 AM
The Niobrara is a fantastic lazy canoe trip. Sand bottom, so it should even be good in a tube.

Bearcat
10-09-2007, 08:16 AM
They have a nice zoo, dude.

You would have been #1000 if it wasn't for the homeless guy who told me the same thing this morning.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-09-2007, 08:24 AM
Congrats Bearcat!

rtuimauga
10-09-2007, 08:50 AM
Okay I lurk here more than I post but I moved to Omaha just shy of a year ago from Kansas City and so I might be able to chime in with my 2 cents. Omaha is ............OMAHA. I came here for work which involves buying and selling investment properties (residential, commercial etc,etc) for a firm out in CA and so I have had to educate myself about all the pro's and con's of this place. I don't go out much but the old market seems like a pretty cool place, kind of a like westport. I live out on the westisde where all the growth is happening right now and I am still only 25 minutes from Downtown. I lived in the northland by Zona Rosa before the move and where I am now is very similar. My biggest beef with this place is taxes. Property taxes are downright ridiculous. The mill levy here is 2.3%-3% vs 1.25% in K.C. This equates to around $3,750 a year or $312.50 a month in taxes on a $150k house. I travel back to K.C every other week and the more I come back there the more I miss it. Gas is usually 5-10 cents more but other than that it is not that bad. They are as crazy about there Huskers here as we are with the Chiefs. Same vibe, same hospitality. Before I moved here I used to joke that the best thing to do in Omaha was Leave! It's not that bad and like you I travel to CA, UT and ID alot so it's o.k. If you need help with a place to stay, let me know. Rent or buy I can help you out. Good Luck and I hope it works out for you.

Baconeater
10-09-2007, 04:09 PM
Thanks for the info.. I read a little about that, and have read that it's almost better to rent. I thought a benefit of Papillion was lower property taxes, but I guess I misread something.

The wheel tax is only like $30, but tags will probably be at least a few hundred for my car every year, which is beyond ridiculous. With that kind of money, I hope the roads are flawless STFU
I'm not sure you'll save much on property tax in Papillion, they're bad across the board in NE because of our low population base. I pay $2700/yr on a house valued at $120K. You'll also pay 5% sales tax in Sarpy County (Papillion, LaVista, Bellevue) as opposed to 7% in the city of Omaha. No sales tax on food (except prepared foods) anywhere.

Not sure what you drive, but for an example our '98 Camry was around $120 to renew this year including the wheel tax and my '94 Caravan was around $90. Oh and our roads suck and are constantly under construction.

JazzzLovr
10-09-2007, 04:10 PM
You would have been #1000 if it wasn't for the homeless guy who told me the same thing this morning.

Bob Dole isn't really homeless, he just looks that way. ;)




Congrats on the new job! I hope you enjoy it!

Baconeater
10-09-2007, 04:14 PM
I re-read some of your specific questions. North Omaha is horrible. Lots of crime, drive bys, and murders. Not a good area in the slightest. I don't know what that compares to, but I would NEVER go there.
LOL it's not THAT bad. It's not south central LA, there's nowhere in this city that you will get in trouble just by being there.

ClearmontChief
10-09-2007, 04:28 PM
LOL it's not THAT bad. It's not south central LA, there's nowhere in this city that you will get in trouble just by being there.

I suppose that's a matter of opinion. I was there ONCE. Drove through to go look at a used pickup truck further North. My PG wife had to pee...stopped at a McDonalds. As we were leaving, we suddenly were surrounded and backed our way to the car. And, yes, I saw a blade. Only thing we did was stop to pee while being white.

Baconeater
10-09-2007, 04:42 PM
I suppose that's a matter of opinion. I was there ONCE. Drove through to go look at a used pickup truck further North. My PG wife had to pee...stopped at a McDonalds. As we were leaving, we suddenly were surrounded and backed our way to the car. And, yes, I saw a blade. Only thing we did was stop to pee while being white.
Huh, I haven't heard too many stories like that over the years. I used to work for a slumlord who owned properties up that way and I never had any problems, never even felt intimidated. I'm sure things happen on occasions though, it's certainly not a desirable place to be.

Rain Man
10-09-2007, 05:11 PM
The title is Technology Consultant, but it's not really what I'd think of as a consultant... hardware/software installs, testing, programming/customization. I really like the current company I work for, but sometimes I feel like technology isn't even on their radar. It'll be nice to finally get the experience I've been looking for while working in a culture that feeds my workaholism :)

Cool. I guess. Truthfully, I don't really know anything about this stuff.

But...workaholic? We have room in my company for workaholics.

Bearcat
10-09-2007, 06:15 PM
I live out on the westisde where all the growth is happening right now and I am still only 25 minutes from Downtown. I lived in the northland by Zona Rosa before the move and where I am now is very similar.

Rent or buy I can help you out. Good Luck and I hope it works out for you.

I live a couple of miles from Zona Rosa at the moment, and really like living north of the river. I don't have a lot of time to spend in Omaha, so I'm trying to narrow down my visits as much as possible... most of the places I have an interest in are south of I-80 and west of 72nd, and there are a few northwest of that.

The area isn't real far from downtown, and unlike Kansas City, it looks as if it's just as easy to get around without needing to jump on a highway (I'd much prefer getting somewhere fast, but when it comes to traffic, I'd rather keep moving).

Thanks, I'll be renting for now. I've seen a few good deals... saw one last night that is in the middle of a golf course, which would be kind of cool... besides, you know, the flying golf balls.


I'm not sure you'll save much on property tax in Papillion, they're bad across the board in NE because of our low population base. I pay $2700/yr on a house valued at $120K. You'll also pay 5% sales tax in Sarpy County (Papillion, LaVista, Bellevue) as opposed to 7% in the city of Omaha. No sales tax on food (except prepared foods) anywhere.

Not sure what you drive, but for an example our '98 Camry was around $120 to renew this year including the wheel tax and my '94 Caravan was around $90. Oh and our roads suck and are constantly under construction.

Ew... at least I won't have to worry about major property taxes for a little while. My car's a 2006, which I already pay too much for, so what's a few hundred more :banghead: But, I guess for every $50 a week in food, I'll end up saving $120 a year.

Bearcat
10-09-2007, 06:26 PM
Cool. I guess. Truthfully, I don't really know anything about this stuff.

But...workaholic? We have room in my company for workaholics.

You would appreciate my apartment research. The easiest way to narrow down the choices was to list them all in a spreadsheet, with prices, sq feet, and amenities. Since I don't know the area, I needed to factor in location, too, so I mapped the corresponding rows in Excel on a Google map... so I could group them by area, and compare between and within different locations. Is 'workaholic nerd' redundant?

And no, even though I'd like to live in Denver, I'm not applying for a job ;)


Bob Dole isn't really homeless, he just looks that way. ;)

Congrats on the new job! I hope you enjoy it!

I thought that lawn rant he gave me sounded familiar :hmmm:

Thanks :) It's only 2.5 hours though, so don't skip over me the next time you're looking to sell a ticket :p


Congrats Bearcat!

Thanks :toast:

journeyscarab
10-09-2007, 06:44 PM
Stop by the "Green Onion" bar. Two drinks for the price of one. Its a hole in the wall but they make strong drinks.

After living in Wichita ...Omaha was a step down.

piazzafan08
10-09-2007, 10:45 PM
i live about 20 minutes from dowtown omaha in a small town in iowa and i would say that u should live in iowa. Council Bluffs is growing and everything is cheaper in council bluffs, housing, gas, taxes everything. and if u live close enough to nebraska it would only be around a 5 to 10 min drive to downtown and u arnt to far away from night life. There are a few clubs in omaha plenty of bars and a couple of strip joints. THE best one is in CB called the PLAYHOUSE not like most strip joints it is right off the interstate. IOWA is the way to go it isnt too far from omaha but far enough away

Bearcat
10-13-2007, 12:02 PM
Looking for cable & broadband.... Qwest, Cox, Time Warner, or other?

I currently have Time Warner, so it would be easy to transfer. Their customer service is absolutely useless, but I'm not very high maintenance. Cox doesn't have prices on their website, which takes away from the whole "moving my life without actually having to talk to anyone" thing I have going on. Qwest looks like their cable/internet is about $10 less expensive than Time Warner.

Recommendations?

Baconeater
10-13-2007, 12:07 PM
I use Qwest for cable because it's cheaper and I don't watch a lot of TV. They don't add channels too often though, so you get what you pay for. They don't have a digital package either. Cox has the fastest internet in the city and offer a lot more cable choices if you're willing to spend the money.

Baconeater
10-13-2007, 12:09 PM
Oh, and Qwest cable is only available west of I-680. Time Warner doesn't do business anywhere in Omaha that I'm aware of.

Bearcat
10-13-2007, 12:41 PM
Oh, and Qwest cable is only available west of I-680. Time Warner doesn't do business anywhere in Omaha that I'm aware of.
That sucks, because I was leaning towards Qwest... I don't watch much TV, so their $34/month cable plan looked good. It even has ESPN Classic, which was dropped by Time Warner. But, I'm not planning on living that far west and don't have a need for their DirecTV service. I just did the check availability thing for local tv and it came back with "You can get broadband!", so I guess that's a no. :banghead:

I'm going to have to call Time Warner to be sure I can transfer cable and broadband.... I didn't think they were in Omaha because the options in all the relocation stuff shows Qwest or Cox. I filled out a transfer form on TWC's site, and it said they have service there :shrug:

I have TMobile.... I've heard mixed comments about every provider, and I know TMobile doesn't provide 402 numbers. I love my phone though, so I'm going to have to ask them about roaming issues with my current number.

InChiefsHell
10-13-2007, 02:49 PM
Come see my band Headstrong play on November 2nd at The Rox on 108th and Q...

Heh.


Seriously, Omaha's biggest problem (Nebraska in general) is the taxes. I live in Papillion, which is the number 6 city in the nation to live in, according to some recent magazine poll or something. The taxes suck, but everything else rules. I love it here. I've visited other places including KC. I think KC is very similar just bigger.

SPchief
10-13-2007, 02:57 PM
Did anybody tell you about the zoo? It's pretty nice

Bearcat
11-03-2007, 11:30 AM
Sitting in my empty apartment waiting for my stuff to show up (wishing I had a tv for the KU/NU game :banghead: )... Went to the Qwest Center last night and it was a lot of fun. Only 9500 people, but a decent atmosphere. I'm the last person to complain about officiating, but Michigan brought their own last night. Paid $5 to park across the street from the arena, and $18 for 5th row seats (that I paid for a month ago).

After talking to a few people at work, I think we're going to go to Wheatfields for lunch/dinner, and then go to some zoo thing tomorrow. I hear it's okay.


http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r143/bearcat2002/UNO.jpg

morphius
11-03-2007, 11:55 AM
Single life is lacking, other then that it isn't to bad. When I was up there we were in the Av's coverage range for fox Sports, so you should love that.

InChiefsHell
11-03-2007, 07:24 PM
Sitting in my empty apartment waiting for my stuff to show up (wishing I had a tv for the KU/NU game :banghead: )... Went to the Qwest Center last night and it was a lot of fun. Only 9500 people, but a decent atmosphere. I'm the last person to complain about officiating, but Michigan brought their own last night. Paid $5 to park across the street from the arena, and $18 for 5th row seats (that I paid for a month ago).

After talking to a few people at work, I think we're going to go to Wheatfields for lunch/dinner, and then go to some zoo thing tomorrow. I hear it's okay.


http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r143/bearcat2002/UNO.jpg

Re: the KU\NU game...you didn't miss much, except the largest point total scored against Nebraska...ever...

My daughter was at the hockey game last night. Once teh season gets going, I'll be up there selling beer at the Corona\Pacifico stand. If you go there alot, come and say hi...I'm the one with the goatee...

Enjoy the big O!