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Monday, August 15, 2005

Oh God, NOOOOOOOOO!

See, I had this plan. It involved fleeing New York in favor of some place I liked, that was affordable, and low on the hipster-urban-pretension factor. I considered Chicago. And Philly. Which is cheaper than Chicago and warmer, to boot. I wasn't decided or anything, but...I had a plan, man. A dream. Now my dream is ruined. Ruined! Goddamn you, New York, keep your Brooklyn hipster refugees! Argh! And I spit on the NYT for alerting masses to Philly. You bastards. I can just hear the New York housing bubble sucking in the city of Brotherly Love. Now I weep, head in hands, for my dream of a three-digit one bedroom near the Italian market. Weep. Damn, what'll be left? Wilmington? If I move this week, I might still be able to lock in a decent place....

19 Comments:

At 8/15/2005 12:46:00 AM, Anonymous Hilari said...

my mother keeps pushing for arizona. it's only 120 degrees for 1/4 of the year.

 
At 8/15/2005 09:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for Chicago. It's only 20 degrees for 1/4 of the year.

 
At 8/15/2005 10:01:00 AM, Blogger Viv said...

Ever consider Madison? It's Wisconsin and it's cold (and cheesy at times), but it's cheaper than Chicago and does have a certain amount of urban flair. Not to mention, the drinks are cheaper here, the lakes are neat to look at and it's overall a cool place to be.

 
At 8/15/2005 10:12:00 AM, Blogger K. said...

Two votes for Chicago. The winters are cold, but there's an assload of cool indoor stuff (museums, indie film, live music, bars and clubs) to do.

 
At 8/15/2005 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Daisy Mae said...

Oh God, not Wilmington! Chicago is nice. I love Chi-town. It has an awesome vibe.

 
At 8/15/2005 01:16:00 PM, Anonymous Natalie said...

Philly! I don't buy that 6th borough thing anyway, because the people who can afford to commute via amtrack can afford an apartment in New York, and the people who try to take the SEPTA/NJTransit route every day, will last, I'd say, 3 months, tops, before they get rail rage.

 
At 8/15/2005 02:08:00 PM, Anonymous Berry said...

I sent you an email. Let me know if you decide to try it.

 
At 8/15/2005 02:50:00 PM, Blogger divine m said...

. . . yeah, and nobody can ruin Philly, not even those ridiculous hipster slags. That article was in the Styles section, so you know Natalie's right--those vintage t-shirt-donning, Prada-handbag-carrying, Puma-wearing (sorry, Sid) freaks can afford to live in Brooklyn, if not Manhattan.

But I'm with everybody else. Chicago is the place for you. That is, until I move to San Francisco, and then I will require you to move there.

Okay?

But really, the ultimate goal is to live like the literati--dwelling in fabulous hotels in whatever city we happen to fancy at the moment, writing and making appearances when the public demands it, no?

 
At 8/15/2005 03:16:00 PM, Blogger S.S. Dot Carter said...

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At 8/16/2005 04:23:00 AM, Anonymous negreetings said...

the san francisco yay area! hands down the best place to stay and play in the usa. specifically in the east bay (pig latin for 'beast'), where oakland boast the bestest climate on average. plus semi-handsome doodes like myself dwell here. just don't buy any gas....

 
At 8/16/2005 06:24:00 PM, Blogger princessdominique said...

Welcome to North Carolina. We'll keep the light on for you...

 
At 8/16/2005 07:23:00 PM, Blogger Brown Cowrie said...

hipster refugees? 6th borough?? no I hadn't heard .... I had Philly shortlisted too for a while too - this is bad news even though I decided against it. Dagnabit - is there no where safe anymore??!!

 
At 8/16/2005 08:20:00 PM, Blogger Zantiferous3 said...

Umm... and what in the DEUCE is wrong with Atlanta??? LOL Warm, a little less expensive. If you turn a blind eye to the car note, GAS prices and car maintenance and insurance that you'll have to pay! =)

 
At 8/16/2005 10:52:00 PM, Blogger Baby Girl said...

I'd say either Philly, or Chicago. If you think Philly check out Northern Liberties. Still affordable, close to civilation via cabs and the El. Cool bars, and pubs. And I'm not partial because I live here. But you do love Chi-town. It's a tough decision to make.

 
At 8/17/2005 01:19:00 AM, Blogger ding said...

chicago, sweetie. the south side is opening up and you must get there before all the good real estate is snatched away by effing hipsters (fuckers) who were afraid to come on down and live here before starbucks opened a branch. (fuckers)

but really. chicago. it's a livable city with kickass architecture, music and there are no velvet ropes (and where there are, you wouldn't want to hang there anyway). jesse jackson jr will be our next mayor. and, thanks to global warming, we have milder winters than new york.

 
At 8/18/2005 10:08:00 AM, Anonymous Ayana Richardson said...

Has you heard of Ithaca? You can get a one bedroom under $700 and get some of the best damn Thai food on the east coast (just ask Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell). Whoopie Goldberg is building a house here we have more restaurants per capita than NEW FUCKING CITY!! We got Target, Home Depot, Borders, Bed Bath Beyond and Walmart--everything you need to survive. Now if you can just resist the temptation to blow you freaking brains out from the lack of husband material and night time entertainment--It's great!! Remember, Ithaca is Gorgeous AND Gansta--at least that's what the t-shirts say!!

 
At 8/18/2005 03:23:00 PM, Anonymous Shasta MacNasty said...

:::Staring at Ayana. Speechless.:::

 
At 8/21/2005 09:00:00 PM, Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

chicago, definitely..

 
At 8/22/2005 10:17:00 AM, Blogger Baby Girl said...

You guys are making me want to move to Chicago ;)

 

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