Tuesday, August 22, 2006

VACATION

I am in Minneapolis for my two-week summer vacation. The weather is spectacular and the air smells fresh and clean. The people are nice, smiling and make small talk at ease.

Of course, this is all fabulous if you have 2.5 kids and live in a track home in the urban sprawl of suburbia, but what is a gay boy of a certain age supposed to do?

I refuse to gain 40 pounds, wear plaid, drink Pabst Beer, sport a bad haircut and eat my dinner at 6pm. I mean, there is a reason people call this place Minni-hopeless.

There must be some mischief I can find….stay tuned.

7 comments:

Charlie Hobart said...

C'mon, Mister Makeup, no need for those outrageous generalizations about us Midwesterners.

And your claim that this city doesn't offer any gay hotspots? My God, you obviously haven't been to the KMSP FOX 9 newsroom on a Monday morning to overhear all the tales of debauchery and mischief going on at Boom, Jetset, and the Saloon the previous weekend.

Obviously, Mpls isn't NYC or San Francisco or Atlanta, but as a straight man even I can tell this city is very progressive in terms of the gay community. My 'mo friends (and I have several, mind you) seem perfectly content with their lives in boring old Minneapolis. But hey, it's not for everyone!

mistermakeup said...

I stand by my comments. Minneapolis is without a doubt one of the dullest places on the planet.

In my experience, the only people who appear to be having a good time in the Twin Cities are small town folks who have "moved to the big city". Honesty, I have seen nursing homes with more sexual energy than Minneapolis.

It's the land of bland - not to mention the land of khaki pants.

Aron said...

I agree 100 percent. Everytime I come back to Minnynoplace. I keep thinking its gonna be like the early 90's with sexorama and freaks and trendy wendies. But the saloon is a hell hole, the strait places are filled with Brooklyn Center wannabees. All I can say is MINNEAPOLIS WAS COOL....back in the day, and that day has past, and its not cause Im older cause trust me I can still rock with the best of em. MM be happy it was only 2 weeks. Milan thank you Jesus. Minneapolis, wellcome to hell! xo

Nick Hobart said...

i like the twins. =)

mistermakeup said...

Yes, the Twins are doing pretty well this year - let's hope they get their "wild card" status.

Aron said...

What really gets me is that minnesota accent, you can tell when you have left mpls for good when you notice that aaaacent when you come back......I go to the saloon and just think "am i in brainerd?" the trophies on the wall for the gay leauges....I mean, perhaps ive just seen to much in my life....

Claudia said...

I'm right there with you. I love the big cities.