Minnesotans do not talk funny. True or false?
I just returned from Minnesota after visiting the Beau Named Joe. Or, if you are of the Minnesotan persuasion, you might say that I just returned from Minnesoooota after visiting the Beauuuu Named Jooooooe. He is firm in his stance that Minneapolites (Minneapolitans?) don’t speak that way. In his defense, he surely does not speak funny (unless he’s on the phone with his ‘rents)… but, as we were having this conversation for the ten thousandth time (conveniently as we walked around one of the ten thousand lakes), two girls on bikes rode by. One said, “Shoooooooot.” The other replied, “I knooooow.” See, Jooooe? It’s not just from the movie Fargoooo.
Anyways, my time in Minneapolis was lovely. When he wasn’t kicking my ass in Gin and when I wasn’t returning the favor in Egyptian Ratscrew, he made me try new things. For instance, I’d never had jicama before. It tastes like sweet raw potato… not to be confused with raw sweet potato. Just try it. With hummus. And you won’t believe the three places I experienced for the first time: Trader Joe’s, Jamba Juice, and Noodles and Company. That’s right folks, I’d never been to any of these places before this week. They are now pretty much my favorite things ever. Included in the new things was blueberry beer and hard green apple cider, both from Trader Joe’s, and pad thai from Noodles and Co. I really love thai food, but I’d never had ye ol’ standby, pad thai. Delish. But, you all know how I’m a beer connoisseur, right? Blueberry beer sounds kinda gross but just try it. It’s crisp and light and probably goes well with breakfast.
(Now reread the previous paragraph in a Minnesotan accent. I assure you it’s a good time.)
Did you guys hear about the new iPhone? I’m seriously considering upgrading. Seriously. I can afford $199!! Must… wait… until… contract… is… up….
And finally, I’m on a serious guacamole kick. Anyone have a good recipe?