I was born in 1986 and when I was little I listened to a ton of Michael Jackson from the back seat of my mom’s car.
Top five Michael Jackson videos (in not particular order):
The Way You Make Me Feel
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Five reasons why I like living in Minneapolis:
The art scene here is great.
There are lots of lakes for sitting on beaches.
There are a lot of outdoor things to do.
The drive to Chicago isn’t that far (Chicago can be boring).
There are tons of places to explore… (yeah i completely ran out of steam)
Five reasons why I don’t:
The accent can be too much for me.
The mosquitos actually are horrible.
The humidity kills my hair and skin.
The shopping is pretty horrible.
Far too much family here.
I think i need to move.
So there’s this guy who’s been coming into where I work and sitting for hours upon hours writing a play. The last time I saw him he asked me a question about the name of this college where an old senator from here used to teach.
I told him, “Carlton is the college Paul Wellstone taught at”.
He was very excited when he told me, ” I’m writing this play and it’s about a woman who runs right after Paul Wellstone dies, instead of Walter Mondale, of course. Then instead of losing to Norm Coleman, she wins and goes off to Washington D.C. Then in the 2008 elections she runs against Obama in the primaries and loses which means she doesn’t obtain the goal of first woman president.
“She’s also an astronaut and during the time inbetween 2008 and 2010 she goes to Mars and is the first person to walk on it’s surface. She’s not just any person though, she’s a woman. Through all of this she decides to run again for president in 2012.
“Don’t you think it’s interesting”, he asked me?
“Wouldn’t that just be amazing? Because whoever tries to beat out Obama is going to have to have done something amazing and she has.”
I’m so lucky that I work in a coffee shop because things like this would just not be possible.
All I could say was, “Wow, that’s interesting”.
Inside my head I was screaming, “Oh my goodness noone is ever going to read that because it’s insane and makes absolutely no sense.”
The poor guy.
All my life i’ve always said I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up. now, here I am in college, almost finished, on that same track. don’t get me wrong, i’m completely okay with it. I love the idea just as much as i used to (even though i’m trying to decide between law school and grad school).
However, through all that time, I sometimes think that maybe I should have tried to be a: teacher, musician, artist, astronomer and most of all writer.
Whenever I start to go down that road I often think that obviously I could be all of those things. in fact to some extent I already am all of those things (in large and small ways).
That brings me back to the main issue at hand, my wanting to be a writer. which is exactly what I plan on doing here.