Perhaps I Went Native

September 5th, 2008

Today, one of my classmates was kind enough to give me a ride home from campus after our one hour legal research class (of dubious utility). On the ride home I mentioned a few things about the Twin Cities, and I must have come off differently than I thought, because he said, “I feel I’ve gotta tell you, the Twin Cities are not exactly what anyone would call a cultural hot spot.”

It was a weird moment, which I chose to deflect, because I don’t know that I’ve ever really thought of them as a “hot spot” but I have thought for the past few years that they do pretty well for their size. The metro area, and I just looked this up on wikipedia, because I’m a neurotic fool, is the sixteenth largest in the US, bigger than San Diego, Portland, or Tampa, just to pick three semi at random.

I’ve felt that it did pretty well for that size range, but have I really just gone native? Portland has been nice, and I’m sure I’m going to love living here. But damn, I wish they had just one radio station that didn’t suck.

Anyhow, I guess I’ll have to watch out in case I come off as too much of a Minneapolis booster in the future.

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