Thursday, July 07, 2005
on a happier note
The Husband and I will be going into uncharted territory next month: the Midwest. Apparently, there is land between New York and California with things such as Michigan, Indiana and South Dakota. The New York explorers are not sure if there is a North Dakota yet. And this new area sounds promising for stuff, at least according to this Onion article.
“Believe it or not, this region may have things to offer us,” said Jonathan Ogleby, a San Francisco-area marketing expert. “We could construct an airport there, a place where New Yorkers could switch planes on their way to California. We could stage revivals of old Broadway musicals there. Perhaps we could even one day conduct trade with the Midwesterners, offering them electronic devices in exchange for meats and agriculture.”
Wow! Meat and agriculture! Sign me up, I told The Husband. That sounds like fun! And I can teach the natives about things like culture and how to speak English. Yeah! Midwest, here we come.
All joking aside, my office sent out a staff announcement about my departure with the line “She is getting married and moving to the Midwest,” as if my life here in NYC was great and now, OH MY GAWD!, I’m being abducted to this barren wasteland for two horses and a duck. For the record, I am worth much more than two horses and a duck, but The Husband doesn’t need much to be happy.
yes you are worth much more, like two cows, a panda and a platter.
all joking aside, your work sucks. New York is great, but I can’t wait for you to escape, at least for a bit.
Yay for the Midwest, where basketball is played on full courts, houses with yards can be found in the same state you work in, and you can hit the speed limit while it’s still light out, maybe even go a bit over. Yay the Midwest.Posted by sis on 07/07 at 09:32 PM
welcome to the midwest. now you get a complimentary ride on my tractor. (we all have one, we just hide them)
On behalf of the Red States, WELCOME!!!!Posted by sis's boyfriend on 07/08 at 12:54 AM
No offense, Nick, but you live in a blue state. Me, on the other hand, will be moving to a red state from a city that is 80% registered Democrats.Posted by jenny on 07/08 at 09:12 AM
I’ll let you in on a little secret, Illinois is most definitely a red state. Chicago, that happens to be in the red state, is a blue city and is so big in population it wins out on the rest of the state thus making the state blue.
But you’re right… I just live in the red part!
Either way, WELCOME! The Hoe Down starts in 3 days!!!Posted by sis's boyfriend on 07/08 at 10:22 AM
see what I mean!!!Posted by sis's boyfriend on 07/08 at 10:24 AM
Nick, land doesn’t vote for the president. People do.Posted by jenny on 07/08 at 11:27 AM
those are some cool maps!!!
they still support me though. Look at the 3d one. Chicago is really tall due its huge population and it voted for Kerry. The rest of the state’s “height” combined comes close but not near chicago.
As for the purple…
thats the record by county. Bush takes almost all of them some by huge margins, others closer. What kills him is Cook County (chicago). You remove Cook and Bush wins.
I know there are more democrats in Illinois than Republicans, they are just concentrated heavily in Chicago. The map may look red and purple, but those counties are decidely red. look at the stats and the local elected official records.
On another note; why they hell are we arguing this! I just wanted to say Welcome!!!Posted by sis's boyfriend on 07/08 at 11:48 AM
Hi, Jenny!! Welcome back!
Stacy and I have been in our Midwest apartment for officially 1 week now and I’m glad to report that there IS life outside New York. We actually have tons of stuff within 2 blocks of our apartment (3 book stores, a Starbucks - though I won’t be going there most likely, 2 pizza places, a candy store, a wine store and a big grocery store).
Good luck in your final weeks in NYC.Posted by Cousin David on 07/08 at 12:10 PM
good news david! thanks!
btw, I’m supposedly living close to a thing called a “mall”. Do you know anything about these?Posted by jenny on 07/08 at 04:04 PM
A “mall” is where people in the midwest go to walk and get exercise. There are various types of exercises you can do such as the “JC Penny Escalator Calf Stretch,” the “Victoria’s Secret Clearance Bin Shuffle” and the “Sbarro Splash.”
To get ready for all of this exercise, though, be sure to park as close as you can to the door. Parking a few spaces further out is frowned upon.Posted by Cousin David on 07/09 at 11:40 AM
Congrats on getting married and welcome back to the midwest. Ready for the culture shock?Posted by Maria Neels on 07/11 at 10:50 AM
You know you missed it!! I mean I could see the bit of midwest in Aaron at the wedding when he told me “All Y’all should come out and dance!”Posted by Michelle on 07/27 at 02:39 PM