See why I adore Laura? She seems rather sedate on her blog most of the time, but she can be feisty when she wants to.
I've thought about what makes a "mid-Western girl", but that's too broad of an area to define within a blog post. Then I thought about just Indiana, where I'm from originally. And I thought of Cincinnati, where I live now.
Indiana: Corn, the Indy 500....
Famous people born there include James Dean, Anne Baxter, Michael Jackson (yuck), Kurt Vonnegut, John Cougar Mellencamp, Colonel Sanders, Jim Davis (creator of Garfield), Bill Blass, Carole Lombard, Steve McQueen, Red Skelton, Twyla Tharp, Larry Byrd, Shelley Long, Jimmy Hoffa, David Letterman and Wilbur Wright (as in the Wright brothers).
How can you lump all those people into one group? Well, you can't.
Cincinnati is just way too diverse to lump everyone in, too.
I have been in my life a child, a wild teen, a confused young adult, a fast-food worker, a phlebotomist, a wife, a mother, an educator and a birder. What does that have to do with where I'm from? Nothing. And everything.
I posted the Jersey Girl post because it was a funny story...and to show that a simple state law can make a scene eminently blog-worthy. And Laura made me laugh so hard...I'm glad she's my friend.
The way I see myself and the moral to this story?
I am an enigma, set against the ether of stereotype. : )
Now let's listen to a masterpiece of syrinx-dom....the vast repertoire of a mockingbird: