April 28, 2009 at 6:37 am (Fun Stuff) (, , )

Aside from the lakes and the frogs and the trees and the green fields, one of my favorite things about Minnesota is the language.

Just something about the long “oo” sounds are just so verbally comforting.  It makes me happy.

For anyone who has no idea what I’m talking about, listen to this (sorry, low volume recording)

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April 21, 2009 at 5:57 am (Fun Stuff, Law Enforcement) (, )

Tomorrow, I am flying to Minnesota to visit family, potential places of work, and Alexandria Tech.  Yay!

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Ideas for the Future

November 3, 2008 at 8:56 pm (Life, School) (, , , , )

I don’t want to leave my parents.  I don’t want to live nearly 2,000 miles away from them.  Some college students are all excited to leave home, but I just don’t get it.  Maybe there is some reverse of “empty nest syndrome” – I worry about them; being an only child, I don’t want to leave my parents by themselves.  But I don’t want to stay here either.  I want them to come with me, and if not live in the same house or neighboring house, at least be in the same town.

Not only that but I am stressed about how/when I’m going to finish my Minnesota police certification.  It is my hope and dream to do this at Alex Tech (a program which would take 3-6 months).  But the two hour drive each way from school to home just isn’t practical.  Especially when school starts at 7 am and runs till 5 pm.  The other option would be an apartment in Alexandria.  I don’t know how thaats possible with several large dogs, a couple of ferrets, and numerous fish.  There are other schools closer to home, but they really aren’t that impressive.

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