Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's Always Sunny in Minnesota

I just spent an extended long weekend in my birth state of Minnesota. Surprisingly for the state known for its '10,000 lakes', I didn't see a single one, but then again, I wasn't really doing anything but eating and shopping.

I feel like Minnesota is a pretty underrated state. Some quick facts: It is the 12th largest state by area in the US, the 21st most populous (5 million residents), the capital is St. Paul, the largest city is Minneapolis, and combined the two cities form a metropolitan area called the Twin Cities, in which about 60% of the state's residents reside. Minnesota is also the home to the headquarters of many corporations we know and love: Target, Best Buy, 3M, General Mills, and my personal favorite, the home to the Mall of America, the country's largest shopping mall. And yeah, people do talk like Bobby's mom on Bobby's World (don't ya know..), but it's kinda endearing.

What I really want to say is that Minnesota is also the home to the nicest people in the country. I don't know, maybe it's cause I'm SO used to people just doing their own thing and not being overtly friendly, but everyone is nice there. Like 'How are you doing today??' nice, not giving you a half smirk nice. And they're everywhere, whether you run into people walking your dog or are at Delia's buying something. It made me not hate people as I usually do. It was nice to believe in humanity again. I did miss lil ol' Jersey though, so it's good to be back.


Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that it's where the Mighty Ducks was set in .. I loved that movie<3

Anonymous said...

Minnesota is awesome .. I have some family there, and the Mall of America is heavenly.