"So are you thrilled?" Demfriend bubbled as we waited for our kids at taekwondo class.
I thought she meant the Twins. So I said, politely, "Oh yes. Absolutely. You must be too."
She frowned. "Why would I be? I'm not a Republican."
Egad. Another Midwestern subtlety I hadn't caught on to. Note to self: Republicans have their own baseball teams out here.
That was how I found out the Republican National Convention will be held out here in the Twin Cities in 2008. So in a little over a year and a half I plan to hold a dinner party. There should be a few people in town willing to speak to us by then.
I'm telling you, it gets lonely sometimes.