We’re slightly past the official year mark for being in Denver. I’ve barely touched this blog since we arrived. I keep thinking about it, and I’ve realized that I just simply don’t have much to bitch about anymore.
Hang with me here while I go off on another OMG Denver Rules Seriously You Guys post.
Back in MN I was stressed out. I couldn’t even watch the news without having a vein-popping freakout. Being trapped in a house we could barely afford in a place neither of us wanted to be was taking a serious toll. Seriously you guys, I’m not cut out to live in Minnesota and I don’t think I ever was.
I like Minneapolis in June, I like the north woods and the Iron Range. I like camping in the BWCA.
I don’t like the weird Minnesotan clannishness and passive-aggression. I don’t like not being able to breathe outside in the summer because of the humidity, and I don’t like not being able to breathe outside in the winter because of the cold. I don’t like being paralyzed by weather for 10-11 months out of the year, and I don’t like coming back inside looking like a smallpox victim because of the mosquitoes and biting flies. I can’t even begin to handle the humidity anymore after experiencing legit heat exhaustion one afternoon.
A recent week long visit cemented my attitude, and validated some things that I had been feeling about some people. I like living in a place where we are treated as welcome members of the community/family/office/bar/whatever. I don’t like being taken for granted. I’m really excited about not going back to MN for a while. A long while. Hopefully it will be a full year this time.
So here this blog will sit being underused and I will keep renewing my domain name every year.