November 17, 2003

Home, sweet home

So I was wondering if there were any decent blogs from my hometown, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Did a search for blog "Grand Rapids", found this quote:

I went to Grand Rapids this weekend. I've spent some real time there, seeing as how that's where I went to school. Grand Rapids hits on you kinda like mono. It's a disease you don't mind so much once you have it for a while, since really, how bad is sleeping all day? Here I am paraphrasing myself, this is what I really said when my roomates at CMU all got mono:

CMU Roomate: We're all going to the doctors since we all have mono. You should come with us.

Me: I have a sickness that makes me not go to school and sleep all day. Whats the problem?

Grand Rapids is just like that. At first when you go there you are fascinated by the skyscrapers and the scenery. But after about a year, you're sick of the lack of nightlife and the general conservativeness of the population.

But then something changes, the longer you stay, the longer you want to stay. Not that I'm saying that everyone from there does nothing but sleep all day, but they might as well. You can't find a place besides TGIF thats open past 10pm. And don't even think about doing anything outside of your house on Sunday, there's nothing open.

After about three years, you really begin to love Grand Rapids. You'll fight it at first, you'll think "this place sucks." and then eventually you'll say "this place rocks!" You can't say "Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo" because that's been taken already. Thats why you settle for "this place rocks!"

It's true. Grand Rapids is super-boring, until it grows on you.

I miss home, tonight. Ten days--nine, now, since it's after midnight... and I'm going home for real Thanksgiving.

Posted by Tim at November 17, 2003 12:05 AM

Ahhhh.. I know that feeling. Kinda like Reiterstown, MD.. But i live in California, so i think i'll experience the feeling another time.

Posted by: Chris Massey at November 17, 2003 12:21 AM

I was amazed when I realized there really was a Kalamazoo...Just imagine being stuck in you never heard of that one?

Posted by: Robyn at November 18, 2003 10:34 AM

Yeah, I've met out-of-staters who thought Kalamazoo was this mythical place. Nope; it's two-and-a-half hours west of Detroit.

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