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By Kirsti Marohn firstname.lastname@example.org
I feel bad for Kirsti. All she wanted to do was ask me five simple questions about blogging.
But little did she know that she was about to sit down with "super mouth." Oh, I'm sure her five questions were answered - somewhere within the HOUR AND A HALF I kept her hostage at Panera Bread!
And what a commotion we caused too. Me blabbing about my blog while Kirsti feverishly took notes. Meanwhile Jason circled around me with his high-speed mega-camera firing off 10 frames per second while I pretended not to notice the dozens of lunch customers gawking at us, as if we were staging a super model photo shoot right there in front of them. All that was missing was a big fan to seductively blow my hair while Jason took pictures.
Scratch that... first I would need hair.
Anyway, thank you Kirsti for putting up with me. I really enjoyed meeting you and am honored that you thought enough of my little blog to include me in your story. Oh, and a BIG congratulations on the pending birth of your second child - who was due last weekend!
So - all that being said, at this very moment thousands of
St. Cloudites... St. Cloudians... people from St. Cloud are looking at my dorky picture and saying to themselves - Hey, how do I know that guy?!!
Well, perhaps I can offer some possibilities.
If you've ever attended St. Paul's Church in the last 12 or so years you've likely seen me singing in the choir or reading as a lector. I'm the really tall guy that looks like me.
If you've ever seen The Receders at Bubba's Bar, the Pearl Lake Lodge or some other rock and roll night club in Central Minnesota, you may have noticed that I'm the keyboard/harmonica player in the band. Although I must protest that I don't believe I should be lumped in with the rest of the guys as a "receder."
If you've ever enjoyed a great glass of wine at The Veranda Lounge on a Friday or Saturday night while a couple of middle-aged crooners were reliving their musical past through James Taylor, Cat Stevens and Harry Chapin music, then I'm the "Lee" of The Acoustics of Nelson/Lee duet.
If you've ever been a guest to my wife's scrapbooking day retreat Creative Escapes St. Cloud, then you may recognize me as "helper boy."
If you've ever been to a large event catered by Short Stop Custom Catering, then I'm the guy in the white shirt and black pants serving your food and bussing your table. I would be the guy in the back washing dishes but for some reason everyone wants me out there carrying all the heavy trays. Funny how that works.
If you've noticed that there's a 14 year-old kid who has been appointed to the St. Cloud Park and Recreation Board and is working to bring a new skate plaza to St. Cloud - I'm his father.
And finally, if you are one of my co-workers... I know I haven't told you I have this blog, but there's really nothing that will interest you here anyway, so you can just go ahead and ignore it. No really, don't even bother. I mean, it's not like I've written about how I moo in the bathroom or how pathetically uncoordinated I was when I tried to learn how to snowboard last year. And it's certainly not like I've posted photos of me wearing eye liner and an aviator scarf in the 80s.
Nope, nothin like that here. No reason to dig through the archives whatsoever.
So anyway, if you think you recognize me but can't place the face, then I must just look familiar to you because I have one of those faces that's not easy to forget. Hopefully in a non-creepy kind of way.
But the bottom line is - many of you have worked your way here today for the first time because of this article written in the newspaper. So thank you all for stopping by, I hope you come back again soon. And, if this is indeed your first time here...