At work with Trip Shakespeare

I pushed my chair away from my desk and announced, “I’ve had it up to here. I’m going home.”
“You do that,” my cellmate said.
“Oh, by the way,” I said, throwing things into my bag. “Your nickname on my blog is gonna be Trip Shakespeare. Probably Trip for short.”
He looked at me and shook his head. “I think I can live with that.”

I really like my new cellmate. He spent a good twenty minutes today waxing poetic about Dan Wilson and Trip Shakespeare. He reminds me a lot of The Wondergeek. They even kind of look alike. Trip is a musicgeek in general and a Minnesota Musicgeek specifically. It’s so awesome.

Plus, this is my favorite part, he will hand me a magazine or a newspaper and preface it with, “I know I’m being my grandma, but I thought this was interesting.”

It never fails to crack me up.

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