Monday, March 12, 2007

Big City Muffy: Minneapolis

I've booked the flight and the hotel, I've got a babysitter for my cat, I've told my parents that Everything Will Be Alright...yes, it's finalized, I'm spending a week in Minneapolis in May! Three days at a conference, then two additional days of free time...what am I gonna do with myself?

Aha, that's the question. I know nothing about Minneapolis. I haven't even looked in an atlas yet to see if the Mississippi River starts there, which I seem to think it does but I'm not sure.

I think I'll use the technique that worked for me in Las Vegas: scout out the cool people at the conference (maybe with the use of "The Bridle") and see if I can't hook up with them at an equally cool bar. Sure, in Las Vegas this resulted in my being saddled with a nervous man who was constantly sweating...but it was fun!

So I'm on the lookout for ideas, but since I most enjoy the out-of-the-way surprises as opposed to the prefabricated thrills ("Orlando"), chances are I'll wind up finding The Fun once I've stumbled over it.


Anonymous said...

I feel like breaking out in a chorus of

"Love is all around, no need to waste it,
You can have the town, why don't you take it?
You're gonna make it after all."

Then you stand on a downtown street and throw your hat in the air.

But you probably didn't get "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in Canada.


Adam Thornton said...

We sure did! Vancouver and southern Ontario got all the American shows, and most of the Buffalo broadcasts. Oh those weekends with Commander Tom...

VanillaJ said...

Mary Tyler who? Wasn't she on "Degrassi Junior High"? Papa says we're getting the salelitte this year, 'an I can watch "Little Mosque on the Prairie"

Adam Thornton said...

You're thinking of "Spike," Vanilla.