Sunday, July 27, 2014
So Cleveland. So Very Cleveland.
Apparently, Clevelanders are into boasting about how hardcore Cleveland they are because the Republicans are coming in 2016 and LeBron is rejoining the Cavs.
I'm so Cleveland, I still have the exact same job I got when I got out of college 20 years ago.*
I'm so Cleveland, I once punched an Oberlin student in the face at the airport for being annoying. No, they didn't arrest me. It was an Oberlin student.
I'm so Cleveland, I go to Lakewood and I name every bar that was there 25 years ago and who drank there.
I'm so Cleveland, you name a closed parish I can tell you where it is and what ethnicity the original congregation was.
I'm so Cleveland, I can tell you what Central European country your baba came from based on the curve of your nose and your last name.
I'm so Cleveland, I actual have ethnic stereotypes about the difference between Slovaks and Czechs.
I'm so Cleveland, I know how to get to Shaker Square. And when I'm there, I'm mourning the businesses that were there before they got evicted and they put in the Gap that closed 2 years later. (That was in '99-2000.)
I'm so Cleveland, I'm always surprised when an art museum want to charge me money to see the collection.
I'm so Cleveland, Case Western was my reach school.
I'm so Cleveland, I'm indignent when it's suggested I should change or evolve in any way.
*Seriously, my ex.