Recent federal scrutiny into hazing and initiation practices has really put a damper on the intern experience here at mynorth.com. I started work here a few weeks ago expecting to undergo brutal tests of endurance and fortitude to earn my place, but I was disappointed to find a friendly office environment that has unconditionally accepted me. The epic initiation I had expected never came: no tests, no challenges. That’s why I’m turning to you. Please haze me.
[Hazing is endorsed by neither mynorth.com, nor its affiliates, and the previous paragraph is less clever than I think it is.]
In truth, I’m new to the area. I’m not a Northern Michigan native and, having grown up south of Detroit in Lincoln Park, I don’t think I’m the most qualified person to be planning my summer activities. I want to be told what it is I must do while I’m here. I’ll make this promise: tell me what to do and I’ll make my best effort to do it and write about the results. That’s right, I’ll be the ultimate follower, every parent’s nightmare, ready to jump off the bridge because the other kids are, or because one person commented on his blog and told him to do it.
My first thought was the outdoors: trails, campsites, things I wouldn’t be able to find on my own. That’s where my interests lie, and it’s fairly low cost (see rules below). As I thought more about this; however, I realized the great potential here. So, if there’s:
-a trail I should hike
-a route I should bike
-a lake I should bum a boat and paddle
-a spicy burrito at a certain restaurant I should eat
-a festival I should visit
-a local I should meet
-a karaoke bar I should visit and belt Gordon Lightfoot songs
let me know. There are more possibilities, I’m sure, but I’m not the expert. Basically, though, tell me what to do and I’ll do it, and then report back.
Try not to make me spend too much money. I promise you, I don’t have it.
That’s about it. Maybe there are more rules to come, but I don’t want to quash creativity and it's time to leave for the day, so I'll stop here.