Sunday, August 10, 2008

North Dakota

Things I've noticed and in no particular order

  • Most women have short hair, very short, boy hair
  • It smells like flowers here
  • Hunting is big
  • Walmart is bigger
  • Everyone attends the kids weekday softball practice (jobs?)
  • Life is simple
  • Everyone drives an ugly car (probably because of the severe weather)
  • People are generally nicer
  • This place is like night and day from L.A.
  • It stays light outside until 9pm
  • School teachers make house calls to deliver homework to your sick kid
  • The mosquito is the state Bird

OH School teachers send home lists that leave you in about $100 more debt than u anticipated because you buy them dry erase markers, and other ridiculous things, specific scissors?

This is my 6th or 7th visit and each time I like it a little more. People are slower and definitely not as ambitious (generally speaking) there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of keeping up with the Kardashian's or Jones Whatever.. It's peaceful, Its lush very green and kids play outside!!! Parents are home!!! They don't work 80 hours a week. This is a place where family comes first. It apprently pays because although there are not a ton of future Ivy League-rs the kids are smart, well adjusted, a bit sheltered but not psycho like the kids in L.A. You know the 7 year old girls with highlights, lip gloss and Hanna Montana attitudes.

Too bad I'm a career girl who doesn't want kids.

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