Friday, March 20, 2009

Dateline: Omaha, Nebraska

If you're going to fly to the heartland for no other reason than to watch "Battlestar Galactica" with your Poodle, you could do worse than to end up in Omaha. JP lives downtown in the most superfantastic lofty type apartment that you will ever see and within crawling distance are all sorts of shops and eateries and alcohol. The streets are wide and every building downtown is repurposed, old brick and beautiful. Last night we went out to dinner with his friend (and my new Facebook bestie Minogue) and it was downright civilized and European, walking to the restaurant and being out on the street. Everyone was out in the street. It was not exactly vibrant in the way being on the streets of say, New York or London, but it was surprisingly sophisticated.

That probably reads real snotty.

Because let's face it: you think of Nebraska and you think of beef and corn. Beefy corn. Beefy corn-fed boys and girls. But there is, actually, more to Omaha than that and we're just fixin' to go out now and experience a little more of it. So the first lesson is, never ever ever presume. Open yourself to the possibilities. Don't pre-judge. Forget about corn and beef or even corned beef because every place has more to it than what you think. Even Omaha.

Also, not to be all smug and stuff but, hello, I'm with JP and you're not. Gotta run. Must get provisions for our big "BSG" finale tonight.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Buck opined...

I LOVE updates like this, so keep 'em coming. Say hello to JP and tell him we miss his blog.

March 20, 2009 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

Ba Ha Ha Ha

Uuuhhh; no music video?

Enjoy. Say hi to the corn fieldz and the beef cowz for me please.

Peace

:+}

March 20, 2009 12:27 PM  
Blogger Eric opined...

Like the Mothership and JP prepare for and secure the future BSG viewing by provisioning, so does mutual of Omaha....

March 20, 2009 1:14 PM  
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March 20, 2009 2:16 PM  
Blogger sageweb opined...

Oh you are so lucky..you know i was hoping Omaha was full of corn and beef two of my favorite things ...right behind peanut butter. Kiss Kiss and lesbian hug for JP.

March 20, 2009 3:21 PM  
Blogger Bad Alice opined...

I'm jealous because it seems I'll be spending the evening with a room full of church women doing who knows what, but it won't be watching anything on TV. I just hope hokey games will not be part of the evening. I can't tell you how much I would like to hang out with a gay guy right now. Any gay guy. But I'm sure JP is the best.

March 20, 2009 3:35 PM  
Blogger Sling opined...

I think I read someplace that Omaha cleared the streets of corn and cattle in anticipation of your visit.
'Also, not to be all smug and stuff but, hello, I'm with JP and you're not'.
Sometimes,..you can be so cruel. :P

March 20, 2009 4:38 PM  
Blogger Miss Healthypants opined...

I felt strangely the same way about the night we spent in Orlando. I always thought Orlando would be all family-oriented and Disney-like lame-o, but it felt surprisingly alive and like a genuine East Coast city...complete with street hot dog vendors! Surprise, surprise!! :)

Have fun in Omaha and say hello to JP for me! :)

March 20, 2009 7:56 PM  
Blogger rosemary opined...

I remember the painting of the loft....cool looking place. Have fun!

March 22, 2009 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Minogue opined...

Hope the rest of your weekend here was just as fun, if not more fun, than Thursday night! =)

March 23, 2009 7:44 AM  

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