More information will be coming as soon as I get some questions. Leave them in the comments (once I get a comments section), or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will you talk with people outside of Minnesota? To the extent that the Twin Cities Metro area includes a small piece of Wisconsin, yes. Or if there’s a significantly “Minnesotan” connection, maybe. Beyond that I need to keep it local right now.
Why is it called the Women’s Lounge? I was thinking about this concept when my friend and I walked to the Nordstrom restroom at the Mall of America. It’s called the Women’s Lounge, not the Restroom — why? Because when you walk in, the first thing you see are comfy couches and tables and lamps in a giant room before you even get to the restroom part. How delightful is that? Women chatting amongst themselves, joking with each other, some are nursing babies, while others have set their canes or walkers aside for a few minutes. Think about it. A quiet place to chill and talk, a nice break from all the stuff surrounding you, plus it never hurts to have toilets, sink, soap and water nearby.
What about 100? My goal is to talk with 100 women and to see where that goes. I guess part of that depends on you. [insert smiley emoji face somehow]
I’ve agreed to chat. How will this go? What should I expect? I have a number of canned questions I can use as conversation starters, but we’ll probably just talk. Someone referred you for a reason, it won’t be a secret, and we’ll just talk about that. If you’d rather take the conversation to another topic you feel strongly about, we can do that. I’ll record the conversation since my memory is as middle-aged as I am, and it’ll be automatically transcribed for me. I’ll also take notes. I’m not as coordinated as this makes me sound.