November 18, 2003
never been, don't wanna go
I have no desire to visit minnesota, unless I can have lunch with James Lileks, then go right back to Georgia
Even then, it's got to happen in the summer.
Gee, and I was gonna ask you to come up in January for ice fishing.
I'd go Frozennuts, Alaska to meet the man. His words are genius!
Minnesoduh is worse than the guy says. Total shit-hole.
Even I don't like that much cold.
A-man, I strongly recommend you go to the Twin Cities for at least a week in the summer. Make sure you take your sticks with you. The Parks Dept has some of the finest public golf courses I've ever played and I've played a bunch. They're reasonably priced, too.
If you like the ponies, go to Canterbury Downs. It's a beautiful facility.
A guy I work with took his scout troop up to the Boundary Waters on a canoe trip. His photos were breathtaking.
Minnesota may be the Massachusetts of the Midwest but the land is spectacular. You don't have to live there but it is worth a visit.
You seem to be missing the best thing about Minnesota: The cold scares all the Californians away.
Where else can you turn beer into moonshine just by forgetting to bring it from the truck overnight? (the alcohol doesn't freeze - drilling through the ice will get you a shot of rocket fuel)
spent 9 days with my sons canoing in the boundary waters canoe area wilderness in northern mn this summer. most days we saw more bald eagles than people, and caught more fish too. absolutely one of the best summer vacations in memory. didn't get to hang out with lileks though, so it wasn't quite perfect.
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