Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Singing for St Paul

I've lived in the Twin Cities area my whole life, but never right in St Paul or Minneapolis. I find it very funny though that people are very tied to one city or the other. For city natives, it isn't really just a joke that they do not cross the city border. I once managed a program where my team had to do home visits. Not realizing this border crossing phenomenon before hand, I had one of our field reps in panic mode when I assigned her a neighborhood that literally was just over the Marshall Ave bridge from the neighborhood she already covered in St Paul. With Adele being in concert next week at a St Paul venue, some creative person did a parody to get folks jazzed up about St Paul, and beer. I can think of a dozen other things to feature as St Paul sites beyond beer, but it is mildly amusing. So, if you are not familiar with  my part of the world, take a peek. The more than slight poke at Minneapolis's Uptown crowd gave me a laugh.


4 comments:

  1. I don't begin to understand the dynamics of the twins, but thoroughly enjoyed this video

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    1. Minneapolis is perceived as more cosmopolitan and St Paul more quaint. Both have wealth but huge pockets of poverty. I'm sure both are like every big city but the fact that the literally are on top of each other creates the rivalry.

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  2. I get it. We put ranch dressing on everything and no one but "us" gets it. And no one else would get the rivalry between IL and WI.

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    1. Had! We use more ranch than anything. We have the WI-MN thing too.

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