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Two Nights in Columbus
Saturday, Aug 11, 2007 from Columbus, Ohio
Posted: Aug 11, 2007 | 385 words | 0 Comments
I can’t believe it. Am I really in Ohio? If I wanted to I could be back to East Lansing in just four hours. I simply got used to being at least a thousand miles away from home. Ohio just seems to be so blandly American. Don’t take it in a negative way, but aside from sports Ohio is somewhat featureless. At least I’ve always had that opinion. Please don’t be offended; it’s clearly not my fault that I think that. I was brainwashed in high school from one of my teachers. He was actually born in Ohio, but then swore to never go back again unless it was absolutely necessary. Ohio is kind of like a smaller Texas. Sorry for getting into such a hissyfit (I had to work that word into a blog somewhere Jen), I usually don’t. I think I just have a grudge against Ohio State sports. But I’ll get over it.
Anyways… back to Columbus. I stopped by for two nights to visit a dear friend Sarah from MSU and her boyfriend Sandip. They are fantastic hosts! Some people just get it! They’re great. Great friends. Great people. Great great great! Everything is great! Ohio is great! Since staying with them and being asked a lot of great questions that I haven’t been asked before, I have been sharing a lot of my stories. Of all the things I have become this year one of the greatest things is I have become a storyteller. When you have a great story and you tell it every other day for months and months it just gets easier after a while.
Sarah and Sandip treated me to an awesome night on the town… twice! What’s great is that it’s all in walking distance. We stopped at Martini for a light dinner, but a very long dinner full of stories, followed by watching Bourne: Ultimatum at the Arena Grand theatre in downtown Columbus. Possibly the nicest theatre I’ve been to on the trip. It’s got a different atmosphere, and you can’t go wrong with leather seats. I also saw my 6th Big Ten campus with a short tour of OSU, where Sarah begins grad school this fall. It was one final night on the town last night and today it’s off to Bellbrook, OH.