This town: Kearney. It’s where I’ve lived for the last eight years, and the place I will say goodbye to in four short weeks. Many things about this town drive me crazy. But many things don’t. I choose to focus on the things that don’t.
1.) You can talk to a complete stranger for 5 minutes while waiting for pizza at Valentino’s, and it doesn’t feel weird. (Just did that tonight.)
2.) Everywhere you go takes 15 minutes.
3.) I love that I found a place to live within walking distance of where I work, walking distance of my grocery store, AND walking distance of a recycling center.
4.) Barista’s Daily Grind. Yum.
5.) Redmond’s, the best shoe store ever. So small and old school they don’t even have a website.
6.) When we have a tornado it’s all we talk about for the next 3 days. And 15 people call you to see if you are okay.
7.) I don’t know why I love this so much, but I love that my dumpster gets blown away every time it’s windy and storms, and my neighbor Tom always puts it back.
8.) I used to work at this company. There are so many people that work or have worked there that I now work with two of them at my current job. And I almost always see one other former colleague from said company each week, whether it’s at Target, a gas station or elsewhere.
10.) The best place to get a raspberry ale, whose raspberries where grown by a friend of mine.