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4.29.2013

Quote of the Week: New York


New York. The Big Apple. Manhattan.

I'm never away from New York more than 3 months at a time. These days it seems more like a 2 month maximum before I'm back on a plane eastward. Between work, family, and friends, I'll always find my way back here. New York of fantastic public transportation, jaywalking to your heart's content, and places to eat, drink, converse, and hide till the wee hours of the morning.

Though I'm usually a husk of a person after a week in NY (usually because it's work-related), while it's happening, it's all such a joy. The days just blow by because there's so much to do!

Why did I choose this particular quote? Well, because NYC is one of those places that can be looked at both ways. If you don't know the ropes, the system, how fast to walk, how to let people off the train before getting on, how to have a philosophical conversation with your local apartment or neighbor granny, how to never stop in the middle of the sidewalk to stare at a store window (good gravy, move out of everyone's way, ya jerk)...well, this city could easily be a catastrophe.

And when you have the best of it...when the flowers bloom in spring and the streets sound with the clicking of bright-colored shoes, the street performers are out, the subway musicians are in full swing (sans the Mariachi bands...sorry, but I can't stand them. They're just not acoustically designed for trains.) When you feel like you could Mary Tyler Moore the crap out of this city...it's still a catastrophe...but a beautiful one. It's the energy. The constant change and hustle. It's beautifully bustling.

So, this week's quote goes out to Manhattan and, despite the rainy weather, its beauty in spring. Looking forward to a week of friends, family, and some good ol' fashion hardcore New Yorker style work in the office with my beloved co-workers. Hope you all have a fantastic week! xo!

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