A few weeks ago in this space I wrote about a survey that found Minnesota was one of the country’s hot spots for finding a sugar daddy. Now it seems Twin Cities residents are signing up in droves at whatsyourprice.com, a dating website that promises to remove the complications from matchmaking by allowing users to bid actual cash for a date with people they find attractive.
I took myself a little staycation last week. I couldn’t have planned it better. Unless, of course, I’d taken it this week. Had I known I’d get a full week of sun instead of a half week I might have rescheduled.
It’s been two months now since we combined the two newspapers we produce in this office. That’s 10 issues and counting of combined Farmington and Rosemount news, and one comment we have heard multiple times from our readers.
We finally beat winter. In one single week, the swirling snow of an impromptu blizzard gave way to toasty 70-degree sun. Without the constant grind of ice and slush, we suddenly have nothing to complain about.
Plenty of people think they have a lousy job. They daydream about winning the lottery or about writing the Great American Novel or, if the research I did for last week’s column is any indication, about finding a generous sugar daddy to keep them in the manner to which they would like to become accustomed.
There was a time when I fought tooth and nail to keep my desk in front of the big picture window at the front of our office.
For those unfamiliar with our office, the front of our building is mostly one big window.
You can learn a lot when you work for a newspaper. You learn things that interest you. You learn things that are of value to your readers.
You also learn things just because some public relations person somewhere got ahold of your email address. It’s the professional equivalent of a telemarketing call during dinner.
It’s been a snowy week in Farmington. Returning geese are flocking to the ponds and lakes, but since the water is still frozen from our extended winter, the birds are awkwardly standing on the ice instead of swimming.
Were they interested in such things — and I honestly can’t imagine why they would be — historians might record last weekend as the precise point when this seemingly never-ending winter finally broke my spirit.
Change can either be a good thing, or a bad thing. Life teaches you that. If life is throwing you some hard obstacles, it can be hard to decide what to do. For example, if you know you should study for a test but you also want to hang out with your friends.
I’ve been hearing a lot lately about Bitcoins, which are a kind of Internet-based money that’s real in the same way Kate Upton is really my Internet girlfriend. Which is to say, if I try hard enough I might be able to convince a few nerds, but most of the world will just look at me like I’m crazy.
It’s possible that by the time you read this the University of Minnesota men’s basketball team will have a new coach. It’s also possible bikini model Kate Upton will show up on my doorstep tomorrow, but I’m not going to set out a tray of appetizers just yet.
It seems that lately, my eyesight just isn’t what it used to be.
I’ve had glasses since I was 5 years old. Before that, I can remember wanting to have glasses, because my mom and dad both had them, and so did all of my grandparents. It seemed, to a 4-year-old Lil’ Chelle, like glasses were pretty cool.
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