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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Euphoric in New York

This Village Voice Blog made me smile and nod enthusiastically. It's no secret I've been in love with New York since the moment I arrived almost six years ago, and I couldn't agree more with these 50 reasons (of so many) why it'd be hard not to! It's my kind of euphoria.

If you get a chance, read the whole thing. If not, then at least enjoy a few of my favorites from it:

47. There is always someone crazier than you. ALWAYS.

39. Sure, we work out next to Alec Baldwin, Padma Lakshmi, and Bridget Moynahan, and walk the streets with Willem Dafoe, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Tina Fey, but, really, we're kinda too busy with our own lives to notice. (Or in my case knocking elbows consistently at school pick-up, parks or grocery stores. And sometimes I do get excited.)

30. The fact that one-bedroom apartments cost an average minimum of a half-million dollars means we think nothing of spending $12 on lunch.

26. Smart people are the norm, not the exception. (Which doesn't mean they're sane, but at least no one's boring.)

25. Except in select 'hoods like Park Slope and perhaps the Upper West Side, children are viewed as mysterious beings, rarely sighted and only occasionally understood, like pixies or magical small butlers. Until they scream, in which case, they are banished from the palace.

24. When you fly back into the city after a vacation or business trip, no matter how long you've lived here, you get that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling.

10. Subway rage. Bike-lane rage. Walking rage. Random rage. These are our therapy. Although we all go to therapy, too. No judgments! We bitch, therefore we are.

1. If you can make it here, you really can make it anywhere. But why would you bother to go anywhere else?
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