I'm Mik. Model, mother, moron. Future meta-magician. Former logic clinician.
My better half and I own Brainfood Bookstore in Longmont, Colorado. It is the only exclusively indie- and local-lit bookstore in the nation. We meet a lot of crazy folks.
Testimonial from a former roommate:
"Living with you was like living with a quiet little opinionated deer person who floated around like a ghost and said smart/nutso things and ate seaweed. "
I love Colorado. I love mountains. I love hiking. I read and write. I raise my children to the best of my ability. I have lupus and have defeated early-stage cancer twice, so I pretty much fully support the use of medical marijuana.
Omg! I went to East! Idk why but I feel a really intense loyalty to schools I’ve attended. I mean I’m sure there are other high schools out there that are just as great but I feel like East is the best school ever and if you go/ went there, you are automatically superior to everyone else. Same with Wichita… I mean no it’s not Paris or anything, but of comparably-sized towns in the Midwest and other historically primarily-farming states, we have some of the best arts programs and resources. Or had (thanks, Brownback).
I mean come on, Final Friday was a spectacular idea. It wouldn’t have been that big of deal if someone started an art crawl in New York or something, but to get something like that off the ground in the Midwest is really an accomplishment. And we have Tallgrass Film Festival. Some truly amazing museums. Tons of local venues like Donut Whole and And The Wiener Is, I mean that kind of entrepreneurship is what makes the world go round. Local bands like Powerlifter and Splitlip Rayfield, plus events like First Friday, Winfield Bluegrass Festival. And magazines like Naked City and PRETTY magazine… Face it, this town is full of people who grew up in a nothing city with nothing to do, and they took it and ran with it and made it into the cultural mecca of the Midwest. Which you may say, so what, it’s still the Midwest… But if you say that then FUCK YOU.
Sorry for the rant, I just love our town =]
So if any of my Wichita (and surrounding area) followers know of a high school student doing cool things in the arts or the community, please contact me soon! I need get this one done in a week.
Someone help this guy out, he’s really cool.
I just now got around to reading Sunday’s edition of The Wichita Eagle, and on the front page was an article about people driving with suspended licenses. Apparently, one of these idiots hit The Bicycle Man (referred to in the paper as Robert C Hughes, or Bicycle Bob). This guy is one of the staples of Wichita, like Crazy Mike and the God that lives in the ceiling at Century II. For those of yout hat have read any of my short stories, you probably recognize The Bicycle Man as a recurring minor character. Apparently he was in critical condition at Wesley but was released last week. Sure hope he’s okay. I’d miss him.