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Saturday, May 28, 2005

Redneck hell anyone?

So I arrived safe and sound in Minnesota and I have to admit I'm more than a little scared. Seeing my family (particularly my sister) is great, but this place is pretty backwards. I got picked up at the airport by Janet's fiance Dave, who is a great guy. We had some really great conversation on the 45 minute drive to the college, then all got to have a big reunion.

Scary chicken with green sauceTonight was the "Presidents Dinner", a fancy dress affair with families and students. It was overpriced scary food. The salad we started with was not bad, but seriously - what the hell is up with that chicken. I had a couple of bites and just couldn't stomach any more.

After dinner we all headed out to a coffee shop to talk. The more I get to know Dave the happier I am that he's marrying my sister. It was nice to just sit and talk - this is the first time in over a year that the four of us have been together in the same place at the same time.

So aside from their being absolutely nothing to do here, the people being backwards hicks, and the water tasting funny I'm having a decent time. Thank god for wireless internet access via EDGE - it's ending up being a complete lifesaver!


btw, minnesota is a blue state. just in case you were wondering.

Yes - I know, but only because of Minneapolis. You get 5 miles outside of the twin cities and things are worse then Yelm!

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