Thursday, December 24, 2009


A year ago today I made my Christmas wishes for Cleveland, one of which was "I want Cleveland to learn to laugh at itself." Obviously I have powers, because it did:

Since I've got the wish fairy caught in a rat trap, and since my pole-dancing friend Kim is going to stay up late and help me catch Santa in a compromising position, this year I'm going to get greedy and ask for ten wishes:
  1. I want more people to shop at Drug Mart instead of Walmart.
  2. I want Cleveland to embrace the following things once and for all: winter, the term "Rust Belt," and not being New York or Chicago.
  3. I want a Christmas miracle for public transit funding.
  4. I want a Christmas miracle for the Christian Science Church at West 117th and Lake.
  5. I want Clevelanders to remember the small arts organizations. Every dollar helps.
  6. I want the unraveling of the cultural forces that converged to allow Imperial Avenue to happen.
  7. I want to see more courage here.
  8. I want all Clevelanders to open up a savings account. (Preferably at Third Federal, the bank that deliberately chose not to screw you in the foreclosure crisis.)
  9. I want Clevelanders to really connect with their cultural heritage.
  10. I want Cleveland to keep laughing. It's the best medicine, trust me. Better than ranitidine.
Now go read some other wishes. (I vote for the Ghoulardi statue.)


Blogger Bridget Callahan said...

All our fish have aids.

12:11 AM  
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Blogger Megan said...

Here, here.

11:50 AM  

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