Monday, December 3, 2012
ThinkKit Day 3: Meeting New People
If you could meet someone new in 2013, who would it be? Or would you rather spend more time with someone you already know?
Today's ThinkKit blog challenge is a bit generic. But to be honest, I've never really been posed this question so I liked contemplating it. My initial short list includes Tina Fey, Neal Gaiman, Neko Case, Neal Degrasse Tyson, the Obamas, and Hillary Clinton. These are folks I find entertaining, inspiring, and probably most importantly approachable. They all appear to be like minded individuals with similar philosophies and outlooks on life. That's what I need at this point in my life. Perhaps it's living in a red state while possessing, for the most part, blue perspectives. I hate distilling politics and ideology into a binary framework, yet here I am. Sometimes, I get worn out trying think and act against the social grain that is living in Indiana. Don't get me wrong, I love this state and don't plan to leave. But it's challenging at times.
So with that, I'm going to settle on Neko Case. Aside from being a fine outstanding singer/songwriter, she exudes this cool country progressive of which I wish we had more of around here. I follow her on the twitters and she's nothing but sharp wit and charm. She'd be a feminist if we were labeling her and all that. I want her to be a role model for my kids. When she was/in in Indy, I'm told she and her band go to a local restaurant here in Broad Ripple and eat nothing but their unbelievable fried chicken. I want us to go drink beers with her at a local dive bar. She seems really genuine and nice coupled with a streak of sarcastic asshole that I find endearing.
Technically, I'm only two degrees removed from her as our former neighbor's cousin, from Vincennes, is her touring bassist. I never pushed the issue around meeting her. Partially because I don't want to come off as some fanboy, but partially because I don't want to find out she's not who I've made her out to be in my head. So, maybe one of these days we'll make this happen