In one year, or a little more, depending on my motivation, I will graduate. There’s going to be a sheet of paper hanging on my wall that certifies that I have a degree. While I am very excited for that day, I am also realizing the struggle that will come after. Having a degree in creative writing is about as useful as having a degree in theater. You can only make money with it if you are exceptionally good, and even then you need a bit of luck.
I have been here at The Pilver for nearly a year now, and it is my favorite and most isolating hobby. I most definitely plan on renewing my url for the rest of my life, but I am now starting another. Why? I think I would like to write on something slightly structured and topical.
So, now I own funnyminnesota.com, which is also funnyminnesota.wordpress.com. (and I give all the thanks to buying the url to Billy, who sent me a credits gift that I am finally using. Thanks Billy!) I imagine I will just go ahead and report on the ridiculous parts of my state. There’s plenty to write about.
Just so you know, there is nothing there now. So, to kick off making fun of my home I will leave you with a terribly cheesy joke from A Prairie Home Companion:
Q:If a Palestinian and a Minnesotan get married what do they name the kid?
I really enjoy your writing on this page, so I look forward to seeing what you share in your new endeavor. Best of luck!!!
Currently I don’t know much about Minnesota So I’ll be stopping by the new site, cause you know the old addage, you can never know too much about minnesota.
wait, maybe I’m thinking about something else??
Congrats on the new site! Glad I could help and I bet this will put you on the Travel Channel or VH1 before you know it. I can’t wait to see it.
Everything I need to know about Minnesota, I learned from watching “Fargo” and more importantly “Drop Dead Gorgeous.”
Just kidding. Does all of Minnesota smell like Spam cooking, or is it just Austin (and the thirty or so miles downwind)?
Just thinking…all of my family in MN, esp. one uncle on my mom’s side, would always tell Sven and Ole jokes – I can never get the accent right like he can, but here’s a collection: http://www.atheistalliance.org/aaw/Norwegians.html
Wait, you have to renew a WordPress URL?
As much as I appreciate Garrison Keillor and all the good work he’s done, I’ll admit that he wins the award for “Most Boring Wikipedia Page.” I’m sorry, but I act like Homer Simpson when it comes to him.
“Stupid website, be more funny!”
I do, however, love the conception of the Catchup Advisory Board. I would own stock in it, if it existed.
Also…you can get a degree in Creative Writing? As much as I’d love that, I’ll stick to my Psychology major. I’ll be able to apply it once I figure out how crazy I am.
I’ll definitely check the site out. I would make a similar site for New York, but there’s about 5,000 sites on that subject already. And only 4,300 of them are porn sites.
yes, IF you buy the name of your site. As in funnyminnesota.com is also finnyminnesota.wrodpress.com. You do not have to renew your wordpress url, just if you buy the other. I do own thepilver.com, but I bought that long ago from another host. And someday, I will do something with it much more fancy than I have done now 😉
spelling is hard
Spelling is even harder when you’re drunk.
I’m just very anail.
I mean… Oh fuck it.
My dad’s form minnesoda.
He doesn;’t have an accent anymore, but he used to, and I picked up a bit of it. He always talks about Hockey. and ICe fishing.
Billy- you flatter me.
Taoist Biker- I am not like those in Fargo, but I know family members who are.
Good luck with the new site. I just saw the Happy Chef on TV, never would have recognized him if it wasn’t for you 😀
Same here. My wife’s mother’s family were all from the Austin area. Very stereotypical Minnewegian accents. And even the womenfolk could give me a run for my money fishing.
I too eventually want a degree in creative writing.
Then I can start a blog called FunnyCalifornia…but that would be a little too obvious, I think.
congrats on the new site.. keep us updated.. sounds like a fun project! – it’s nice to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel college-wise, eh? – i just finished my third year.. – be well!