romothesavior wrote:And good luck to all of you. Champaign is a pretty cool little college town and UIUC is a solid school (some days I kick myself for passing up on the offer, but that's neither here nor there). I know quite a few people who go there currently and I've gotten to know some of the people in this thread (either via TLS or IRL), so you should have a great class.
Yeah, definitely on all points. Needless to say, I've noticed the same things and am pretty excited about my UIUC decision. Good luck at WUSTL!
Romo, you're always welcome in these here parts. When I was facing my WashU/Illinois decision you were easily the most helpful person (real life included).
Webby--It's hard for me to look at the WUSTL threads, too (especially the pictures...). That offer just came a bit too late and a bit too short. I couldn't justify paying 50k more for WashU than Illinois and, in all honestly, I just felt more comfortable at Illinois. Broke my family's collective hearts. I'm definitely happy, confident and comfortable with my choice, but that doesn't mean I won't be second-guessing it for a while...
I'm glad others are noticing that it's looking like we'll have a great class: I certainly think we will! I'm just really looking forward to getting started.
For all of you people who have already moved, or are moving shortly, I (and others, I'm sure) would appreciate it if you post any local gems you find in Champaign...
For my part, I really enjoyed dinner at Yellowfin on Saturday. It was a tad overpriced and the atmosphere wasn't anything special, but the food was really quite good.
Additionally, there's a great used/rare bookstore in downtown Champaign. I don't remember what it's called, but if you wander around a little, I'm sure you'll find it.
And finally, Cocomero is a pretty good frozen yogurt place at Wright and Green.
Unfortunately, I can't say much about the bars because the only one I've been to (I've had to drive a few hours home each time I've been to Champaign) is the Blind Pig. It does have a great selection, though!