This state is a nightmare, politically speaking.
Climatically speaking - I cannot believe I'm still here. There are a ton of Scandinavian immigrants who came to Wisconsin, of which I'm a descendant. I've heard, "you betcha", "jumpin jimminy" and "yer darn tootin" my whole life. I grew up on sugar cookies and herring. Yuck. I'm so ready to leave my roots.
Scandinavian families are rather punitive. I know in my family, one mistake marred you for life. You could never recover. With my rather long and checkered history of mildly to awfully bad decisions, I have no standing in my family. But I'm okay with that. After trying to be a member in good standing of this particular club, I finally realized what another bad decision that was! I've shed my Norwegian skin. I'm not quite sure what exactly has emerged, but I like it better.
It's cold here today. It seems Wisconsin is always right above the jet stream. It's still a landscape of gray -- no spring green peeking out anywhere. It's boring - I mean mind numbingly boring. Drinking alcohol is the Wisconsin past-time and I NEVER could hold my liquor. I used to be three drink Trish, drink one, spill one, puke one. I stop at one, now. I've been to every museum, zoo, art gallery in the city and all its other "cultural" (I use the term loosely) offerings. In short, I hate the city I live in.
Since Scott Walker took office, we're now a state of right wing buffoons. That anyone could take Wisconsin seriously as any political model proves that the IQ of many people in this state has dropped dramatically; if it ever existed at all in the normal range.
I just want to get out of here; in the most expeditious way possible. Help! I'm dyin' here!