- I must have done something right over the last year or so. The last time I applied for a credit card, I was rejected for a lack of credit history. Prior to that, Target demanded I give them everything but a DNA swab just to get a store card -- which I didn't. Kohl's did give me a card...with a $300 limit. Yesterday, I finally got approved for my first real credit card. Does this mean I'm definitely a grown-up now?
- Twin Citians and western-suburb-dwellers, I recommend Cooper Irish Pub in the West End complex in St. Louis Park; I got lunch for less than $9, tip included, and the food (fish & chips) was darn good. My high school buddy Emily got a quinoa salad, also delicious, for not much more than I paid. Also? Free underground parking FTW. Cooper is the suburban sibling to my old downtown haunt, Kieran's, which has also spiffed up its food since moving to the new location. Tasty!
- Costco, in addition to having the cheapest gas in town, was selling Much Ado About Nothing for $6.99 today. How could I not buy it? Fun fact about that movie: I watched it after I read the play and just before we were going to discuss it in my utterly useless Shakespeare intro class my sophomore year of college. The class was taught by a professor who was all but senile, and probably should have retired about a decade ago. He always had us read the plays aloud and attempted to direct us, as though it were a real production, rather than a bunch of undergrads sitting in a circle, slowly dying on the inside. I was assigned the part of Beatrice, did my very best Emma Thompson impression, and the old fool thought I was the BEST ACTRESS HE'D EVER SEEN. It was one of the most ridiculous things I've ever experienced. So thanks, Emma Thompson, for making it easy.
- Did I mention it's Friday? TGIF.
March 4, 2011
063: Moving up in the world
Good things come with bullet points: