A little background: I started this blog a few weeks ago because my teacher told me to. For maybe the first time ever, I have genuinely loved doing my homework; whether the topic is Twitter or Target, I just like to write. But there’s one topic I’d really like to write about more: me. I’ve toyed with the idea of starting a separate, me-in-real-life blog, but I can’t decide on a name (although top prizes to Sabrina for her submission, Rach-Elm Disease), and I also don’t know if the separation is necessary or if anyone would read it. So this is my first (and maybe last) non-homework related post, an experiment in creativity — and by creativity I mean I completely ripped off this idea from my old friend theshooz. Anyway. Here goes.
1. The Boys
Last weekend, I went to visit two of my best friends, collectively known as The Boys. They used to live in the Cities, but moved to Iowa a few months ago for work and school. This was obviously a bad decision, and I’m still trying to get them to see the light and come back to me.
The Boys like comics (and comic book stores and superhero movies and games involving superhero characters) and karaoke, but mainly they like making jokes at my expense. Sometimes I wonder why I put up with this abuse (or actively seek it out by driving for four hours) but then I remember that they once did this:
Clearly, they are worth it as people.
2. Free movie!
Constantly signing up for online contests and email lists paid off this week with two free passes to a preview screening of Horrible Bosses at the ICON theater in St. Louis Park. Not only is that fast becoming my favorite theater in the Cities (the VIP section is amazing), I got to feel all kinds of important by seeing the movie a week before it actually premieres.
I don’t actually know why I was given these tickets, but pretending I’m a critic, I give the movie about a B. I would recommend Horrible Bosses to fans of The Hangover or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. So…not my mom. Probably not your mom, either. That’s about all I can think to say about it — Roger Ebert, your job is probably safe.
3. “Free” Twins tickets!
On Saturday I ventured to Target Field to watch the Twins fall apart to the Brewers. Despite the loss, it was a gorgeous day at a gorgeous field. My favorite player, Michael Cuddyer, hit a home run for me. And I got to sit directly behind this guy:
The tickets were “free” in the sense that I donated money to the American Diabetes Association and they sent me tickets. This is actually the second Twins game the ADA has sent me to this year (follow the ADA on Twitter!).
So that was the week that was. What do you think, should I keep up this “feature?” Do I need to pay theshooz royalties for stealing her idea? Is the world just waiting for a Rach-Elm Disease blog?