Love song for the midwestern US

I’m back in Minneapolis after my little trip to another state in the midwest, and I found it could be home as it is so much the same as other places I have lived in the midwest.  So I have to say, in honor of the 2.5 years since I last lived in these parts, the list of things I did or did not realize that I missed about the midwest.

  • Friendly people. Sorry, England, but it’s true.
  • TV commercials for Christmas goodies at Fleet & Farm stores
  • Overhearing someone in the grocery store asking one of the staff members, “Where is the Velveeta?”
  • That stupid twang-y accent.  I swore I would never miss this but now when I hear it, it is so familiar…
  • Old Home and Land O’Lakes dairy products
  • Snow!  Measurable, lasts for days, fluffy snow.
  • A town connected by skyways and tunnels
  • Dayton’s 8th floor auditorium holiday display (and I haven’t even been there yet this year, I just like knowing that it exists!)
  • Land grant and agricultural universities with departments like “Sheep Teaching and Research”–BIG 10, baby!

What can I say, I’m happy to be home right now.  I’m thoroughly enjoying the midwest.

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One response to “Love song for the midwestern US

  1. notfromaroundhere

    You know you’re homesick when the commercials for Erik the Bike man even make you smile…

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