"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): My love for you is... full of ice right now.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My love for you is... full of ice right now.

Earrings - gift from the lovely  fraeulein_2eck
T-shirt - Target
Vest - thrifted at Fake Target
Belt - Old Navy clearance
Pants - Kohls?
Shoes - crazy $2 outlet store

Scarf - TJ Maxx
Cardigan - Only Hearts
Lace dress - thrifted vintage!
Tights - crazy outlet store
Boots - eBay

Plaid blazer - thrifted
T-shirt - Target
Jeans - Old Navy
Shoes - thrifted Enzo Angiolini

Now that that's out of the way, I will let you in on a little secret. Minneapolis is the best town EVA! Joanna posted today about Portland and how people who live there are obsessed with it (and some other "cult" towns). So, I grew up in Chicago, and I love it there too, it's just so dirty and full of trash in the street and smog, and etc. I considered moving to Colorado, but it's just too many white hippies for me. Clearly, Minneapolis is the best city ever... at least as far as I'm concerned. Would it be fun to live in NY? London? Yes. But they don't seem livable to me... too expensive, too big, too much. I like that I'm just a one hour drive away from farm land and cheap antiques but we're also a very diverse city. Anyway, Minneapolis - We're always lingering in the top for water and air quality, we're the most literate city, one of the most active... I could go on and on (are we the 19th most livable city in the WORLD? Yes!) People just get scared off by the cold. Was it -15 degrees the other day? yes... I kind of like that aspect, it keeps all the rif-raf in LA and only the believers come here. Four seasons, lots of culture. There are museums, LAKES (and more lakes), we have the most parks and green spaces per capita, WE RULE (we just don't cram in down your throat like, ahem, portland*cough). Oh, and yay for us for being one of the only "blue states" that isn't on the coasts. And for us, "in these tough economic times" (sick of that phrase already)passing a tax INCREASE to fund clean water, air, and the arts... YAY!!! Anyway, I love you Minneapolis, you are the only one for me. I like that you are a well kept secret, hidden in the "fly-over states."

If you share this love for MPLS, go buy a shirt!

Where do you live? What do you love about it? I'm feelin the need to travel soon (SPRING BREAK!) Where should I go?


Cabbage Babble said...

I've heard Minneapolis is wonderful. I want to visit sometime. Perhaps on our next tour.

As far as Portland goes, I'm over it. I spent a little time in that corner of the world and there's a little too much "hip" and not enough substance. Beautiful, yes. Culturally significant? Yes, but only if you're a white elitist. (wait - did I say that? Sorry - Peeps from PDX are going to get me for this! Let me say that I have good friends in Portland that I love, I just don't love their city and some of the pretense in it.) Give me the smaller, blue collar cities any day. Nashville, Birmingham - then again, I'm from the South and I love it here. It's not perfect here by any stretch, but it is for me.

Myra said...

I live in small town South Texas, southeast of San Antonio. Originally from Houston, and have no intentions of moving back, I enjoy the 15 minute drive to Walmart and the larger grocery store, it is all ranch homes and ranch land between the two towns.

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

I live in a small town in Arkansas...Check out my latest post at baxleydavis.blogspot.com to see what i like and dislike about my little town.

edward and lilly said...

You should come to Australia, you would like it, no big cities like NY or London just a number of smaller, more livable ones. And there's loads to do here!

E said...

Minneapolis is THE BEST PLACE to live. When I was going to school in Denver, I kept dreaming of when I would return to the Land O' Lakes (CO was beautiful, but natural water is so scarce in the city. That's so weird!!).

And you know how much I love that shirt :) :) :)

My Big Mouth said...

I'm here in California.
I have always loved Cali,I mean the beaches,the sun(lots),not too hot summers,not to cold winters,the sites,etc,etc.However,it seems to be getting worse and worse the last few years.Some say its our new Govenor "Arnold".Whatever it is,it's getting way too expensive to live here anymore and the people are just plain rude.I grew up with all my family(and extended) coming from southern states.Most are so kind and sweet there when I visit.Not to say that all californians are nasty rude people,us nice ones are out there.Just few and far between it seems these days.Within the next 5 years,we will most likely be moving to Texas.I'm not fond of the heat there,but its the nicest place I've visit so far.

daddylikeyblog said...

I live near Portland, which, if you haven't heard is the GREATEST CITY IN THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION. Sorry, I didn't mean for it to come out like that. Force of habit. But seriously, you should come visit here! I'll take you out to coffee and on thrifting adventures, and then I'll come to Minneapolis and you'll owe me a a favor!

Maggie said...

I'm loving the sweater vest.

By the way, I have just joined Sew craft blog and am in your group!

Polina said...

Ah Portland.

I am so So SO okay with lash-out-at-Portland type posts. Come visit if you please! Drink the very best coffee, and the eat the freshest organic foods. Enjoy the gorgeous view of Mount Hood, and listen to your fill of immensely talented bands. For the love of all that is holy, do not move here. Otherwise this city, which is perfect as it is, will become terribly expensive, and the happy. helpful natives will start to grumble, and be less happy and helpful.

In short: PORTLAND SUCKS! Never move here! But do visit! It is such a wonderful town.


caitlin said...

YES! finally someone acknowledging the wonders of the Twin Cities (I'm from STP, so I have to include them into the mix... can't have one without the other.) I believe that Minneapolis/St Paul are the most looked over cities in the US, but they are an oasis in the "less interesting" Midwest.

Now I am living in Canada and miss Minnesota so much... the lakes and food mainly. Thank you again for posting this!

Anonymous said...

I have been in Portland for almost a year and I have been having massive mood swings about it.

On one hand: I've been hit by two fixies. I am the most Latin person I know and I am only half-Mexican. No one mentioned that there was a possibility of the city being shut down due to snow.

On the other hand: Stumptown coffee, Powell's Books, cheap theatres that sell beer, Voodoo Donuts...


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