Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Open Fields, Flowers and Sunshine? BLAH

Every time I return from visiting New York it feels like I am leaving home all over again. I know I belong in the city as I lament over the loss of the noise, traffic and grime because sunny greenness of Florida is both blinding and annoying. So as usual I am frantically contacting head hunters to find me a gig up north to get me the hell away from this clean living and family oriented town. When nothing comes up, I will settle back into this pick up lovin’ town until my next trip stirs me up once again.


Speaking of southern way, bringing a hard core red neck chick to the Big Apple was a hoot . It was her first visit so all her preconceived notions about Manhattan based on television and movies. We stayed midtown so I decided that we weren’t going to take taxis but were going to utilize the subways the entire trip. I had to talk my friend down from frantic when I mentioned this to her as she expected dark, dingy, platforms with no other people but murders and rapists. I guess Hollywood prefers to depict the NYC of the 70s and 80s. Clean, graffiti free, well lit stations and trains don’t really make good television.

So we shopped in China Town, ate in Little Italy, were entertained by Broadway and hit a good portion of the 250 plus Starbucks on the island.

Anyone know of a decently priced walk up available in the East Village? You know I must be really homesick if I am willing to forgo an elevator and doorman.

14 comments:

Robbie said...

Love love love Little Italy. You hit the backrooms with her, that would have really freaked her out.

GiGi said...

I love NYC. I need to get back there soon, it's been about 6 years. It was also the last trip I took with my husband before I found out we were having our first baby, a few day after we got home. Good memories! LOL...

Special K said...

I have yet to be to NYC but I have been to Chicago and LA and fell in love with city life. I don't know how long it would last for me though because this ol Southern girl needs her crickets and good ol boys too. :)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

NYC is just something else - I love it! Glad you had a fun trip. :-)

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Amy said...

I appreciate your PO very much the picture with the article. Continues to refuel!!

Doc said...

It's great - I was just there myself. Nothing like it.

Mrs. D said...

I have someone there I can go visit and stay with if I ever have the chance... but I'm not holding my breath on the chance. Life is too busy right now. Someday.

Karen said...

I love when I hear someone talk about NYC from the view point of an outsider. I don't appreciate it as much as I should. I guess that is always the way with your home.

Four Dinners said...

I must go there one day. What's it called again? New York....has a vaguely familiar ring to it....

The Dish said...

I have never been there. I would love to visit, but considering I want a bunch of land, no neighbors, and flocks of animals I doubt I would want to live there...

vinomom said...

I want to visit New York but I DON'T want to do it tourist style. I need someone like you to show me the REAL New York.

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