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Monday Night Minot
October 10, 2006 from Minot, North Dakota
It was a pretty chill day today and I snuck in a quick afternoon nap. As for this evening Colleen gave me a tour of the Dakota Square mall here in Minot. A town this size is still considered to be a small town to most people (30-40,000). But to me, anything with a mall, Wal-Mart, several chain stores, and etc. is a big city. There are over twenty times as many people in this town as back home in Baraga. I'm really learning how similar towns are. The big towns don't seem too much different than the big towns back home. The same goes for the small towns. With so much commercialism and corporate impact towns are becoming mirror images of each other more and more. I'm sure I'll learn more about this at the trip goes on. Then again, maybe I'll find some things that make me disagree with this thought as well. Sure each town has a few different things, the scenery may be a little different, maybe the diversity is a different mix, but so far at the end of the day we all live pretty similar lives. Anyways... the moral of the story is that I enjoyed a delicious bowl of Cold Stone ice cream in the mall.
Tonight a family friend of my hosts who grew up with their kids picked me up; a guy by the name of Chris, who's a 30 year-old sports reporter for the paper here in Minot. He brought me out to a couple of the local bars and we were able to catch the end of the Monday Night Football game and get in a game of pool. Mostly, we talked about sports, sports, and more sports, which I can never get enough of. I love sports. In addition I got a great perspective of someone who grew up in the town, went to high school here, moved away for college, and came back home to work. Things are pretty dead here in town on a Monday night, but I'm pretty sure that's consistent in all the states.
So that's tonight. And once again I like this town. It's big enough to have everything, but small enough to be personal, as I saw with Chris and all the people who knew when we were hanging out.
Posted: Oct 10, 2006 4:38am EST | 409 words | 0 Comments