Gut Rumbles

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.

Posted by: drc on November 18, 2003 12:08 PM

I'd go Frozennuts, Alaska to meet the man. His words are genius!

Posted by: Ric on November 18, 2003 02:11 PM

Minnesoduh is worse than the guy says. Total shit-hole.

Even I don't like that much cold.

Posted by: Kim du Toit on November 18, 2003 04:24 PM

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.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on November 18, 2003 07:31 PM

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)

Posted by: DaveP on November 19, 2003 05:51 PM

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.

Posted by: chris hall on November 22, 2003 08:27 AM

It's safer to play with a man's wife than with his cliches.

Posted by: Maisel Mel on January 8, 2004 09:14 PM

Study without thinking, and you are blind; think without studying, and you are in danger.

Posted by: Wacowski Kat Gloor on March 16, 2004 06:42 PM

Some nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

Posted by: Stern Caroline on April 28, 2004 06:11 AM

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Posted by: Barrett Bill on May 19, 2004 10:07 AM

Unusual ideas can make enemies.

Posted by: Ruth Katie on May 20, 2004 12:11 AM
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