today is lindsay’s birthday, shes 24

miss minnesota changed everything in my little world of blogging.

i learned that republican girls from the midwest could put aside politics when it came to life

sure she was dating a billionaire for a while, but who isnt these days?

sure she was younger than me by a lot, but we had so much in common

fast food, springsteen, tsar, california.

the list went on longer than i thought it would.

but like most midwesterners she loved the west coast but loved her home more.

i only wish she loved blogging because hers was super great for a little while there

then something happened. what? who knows!

i know: a tragedy. she stopped writing.

etorre turned into e-alto and the internet sighed.

for lindsays birthday i hope she starts writing again, her tales were true and interesting.

she was one of the only women in minnesota telling fascinating stories of complicated dalliances

and real life struggles.

i know its hard to write every day when youre working 15 hour days,

but thats why al gore invented Tumblr.

and why the boss once sang

“and the poets out here dont write nothin at all, they just sit back and let it all be”

dont let it all be.

but happy birthday to one of the very few people who blew my mind in the last 100 years.

and win twins.