Now let's take a moment to learn the geography of Indiana with Jennifer. Thanks so much to coming to my one armed aid. I don't even remember how I found her, but once I did I was hooked. Thanks again!
The other night at Bunco, several women were talking about French Lick, Indiana.
One of the women asked me if I'd ever been to French Lick. I shrugged and coyly said that I'd never heard of it. "Oh? You've never heard of it," she questioned. "Well it's a blah, blah, blah, blah, blah place..." I wasn't really listening to the last part because I was thinking to myself, "Is it weird that I don't know about French Lick, Indiana?"
The thing is, though, is that maybe I have heard of it. I mean, I've HEARD of Hartford, Connecticut and El Paso, Texas and Istanbul, but they don't have any special meaning for me. The next day at lunch I asked Tate if he'd ever heard of French Lick, Indiana. I whispered it quietly across the table of the semi-crowded restaurant because I sensed that NOT knowing about this place was like standing up and shouting "I HATE NOTRE DAME, PURDUE, AND the HOOSIERS." (I don't, by the way.)
Tate gave me a most exasperated sigh and shook his head. "It's where Larry Bird was born." [imagine that he was looking at me like, YOU NUMBNUT] "French Lick, Indiana?," he said as if repeating the words French Lick, Indiana would now somehow magically make it all click in my brain.
"Why would I care about where Larry Bird was born?" I asked truly wondering why in fact I WOULD care about a 1980's Boston Celtics, short-shorts wearing basketball player.
"It matters. We live in Indiana now, Jennifer. Basketball MATTERS," Tate explained. And that was the end of the discussion. At least for he and I anyway. Now I'd like to include all of you in on the talks.
I have since googled French Lick, Indiana and learned that it is a resort area, but it's also "known" (I use the term verrrrry loosely) for being Larry Bird's birthplace . However, I'm still befuddled. Is it weird that I don't know much, okay ANYTHING, about French Lick, Indiana? Did everyone except me take a class titled, "The Low Down On French Lick...Everything You Must Know to Have a Fulfilled Life?"
Guest post by Jennifer atPlaygroups are no place for children, a fairly new Indiana resident! Fairly as in she's lived there for 7 months, not nearly enough time to have travelled to French Lick herself to see what all the fuss is about.