Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LOL, I just had to read this headline, “Kim Kardashian's cold feet keeps her out of Minnesota,” written by Tracy McCray of the Post Bulletin, and it gave me a good chuckle.

“Kim has a popular “reality show” on TV, which follows her life and the lives of her sisters and various warped branches of her family tree. Recently she married a Minnesota boy named Kris Humphries. Kris grew up in Hopkins, played basketball for the Gophers and is waiting to get back to work for the New Jersey Nets.

Toward the end of the summer, a heck of a wedding was staged for the cameras at a cost of more than $10 million. They didn’t have to hold a dollar dance to pay for the buffet however, because they made nearly $18 million from their TV contract. Over 10 million viewers tuned in to watch Kim’s fairytale wedding.

This is where we come in.

When it came time to set up a home, Kim just couldn’t imagine moving to Minnesota where — to hear her tell it — the locals are hicks and the poor girl would likely freeze to death....

She hadn’t heard it tends to get a bit nippy at times when you step outside the Mall of America? I guess California girls didn’t grow up reading about The Long Winter and the other fun times the Ingalls girls had.

I love winter but I do realize all the snowy outdoor activities, beautiful frost-laden landscapes and the sound of falling snow aren’t at the top of everyone’s favorite things list. It’s true the Midwest is full of snow and cold and people who aren’t like Californians, but in the end one of the oldest sayings about Minnesota has once again been proven true.

“It’s the cold that keeps the riff-raff out.” California can keep the Kardashians.”