I tried to hold back but then drank too much wine. Or too many PBRs and shots of Jameson…..
Come on, it is time to open your eyes and get over the played out stereotypes. Surprise, its October and 77 degrees out..
I’m not sure what is worse… the dating article or the quotes it is based on…
Dear Big Shot Journalists at Reuters and The New York Times,
Yes we have Prince and burgers stuffed with cheese, but move on. Did you also know or care to research how many James Beard Award Nominees and Winners we have? If you are sticking with the stuffed beef, you’re pathetically missing out. And worse, if you are recommending visitors stop by a national chain sandwich shop, you obviously failed Journalism 101.
Was the point just to perpetuate stereotypes? If so, kudos!
I accept that both articles must be based on a healthy dose of Satire, (at least praying they are) (see here comes in my Minnesota nice)…. when you interview a 31 year old “Graffiti realism” artist who is dating four women, you know you are getting the scoop on dating and mating rituals in Minneapolis. He must speak the truth yo!
What are your specs on interviewees?
How do you big shot writers pick the local locations? You found a flannel shirt and followed it? Where there’s one, there must be two? You picked a bar i.e. an area where most go to visit on “dive bar crawls”, (no offense bar owners); (See Minnesota Nice) Or bars a majority go to “People Watch.” If you are looking for a horrendous pick up line, its obvious you will find it there.
Really, how did you pick your location? Did you google Northeast Minneapolis and decide there weren’t enough hipsters? Or the $15 drinks downtown were blasé? Perhaps South Minneapolis was too developing? Loring Park wasn’t your style? The North Loop too up and coming (besides Club Jager), wait excuse me, that’s where a guy will “get all up on you dancing.” Or was that downtown, now I’m confused, must be the PBR.
Hmmm wonder what St. Paul thinks of all this… left out?
Did you not care to experience the blossoming brewery scene? The craft cocktail lounges or perhaps any local theater options? I mean, if I am girl number four in your life, I’m going to expect more than a shot of Jamo.
As a reader who actually “goes on dates”, you wrote a ridiculously closed minded approach on the Minneapolis dating scene. But then again, drunken 3 am quotes makes great journalism because here I am writing a response….
You won’t find me on Lyndale, as I’m too busy “having a career, having a job, and not really having fun.” I must have been seduced by the multiple Fortune 500 Companies in and around Minneapolis….
Speaking of wardrobe, I’m still looking for that sequined mini skirt in my closet…. omg I don’t think a single bar downtown will let me in without one! Perhaps it is lost in my “densest layers of flannel.”
Wait, I can’t seem to find my flannel either… one of my multiple love interests must have confiscated them, as “Nobody’s Exclusive” in Minneapolis….
And you seriously have to try to spend $15 on a drink. If we want to really stereotype cities, perhaps you should head to Chicago for that one.
And don’t forget, the new Minneapolis stereotype seems to be that everyone sleeps with everyone, but that’s ok, “its Minneapolis”. Who publishes that crap?
But then again, I must be one of those “short-term” “never wanted to get married” types, the entire reason for my move to “the city.” To find myself…..
Big shot writers, come back and do it again. Branch out. Perhaps do a bit more research than skyways and flannel.
I dare you to come in January. Only then will you know if we are all wanting to “stay at home, cuddle, and watch movies and eat food and be with your pets.”
Olivedoesthecity aka Ms. I’ve never played Buck Hunter……