Lately I've been longing for a simpler, smaller, more navigable city. Well, strike 'lately' and that would be true. I've always had a love-hate relationship with Phoenix. It's difficult to articulate, but it's partly that it's so huge that it's hard to find an anchor. Like finding moms/babies for an age-appropriate playgroup for Baby - something that has, thus far proved impossible. I thought it would come naturally to find playdates for Baby. Step One: enroll Baby at daycare. Step Two: get … [Read more...] about Meetup for Moms Who Hate PHX
I listened to a fascinating interview today with sociologist Eric Klinenberg, who has written a book about being single, and how the way that society thinks about single life has changed dramatically over the past century. What I found most interesting though is that, as an aside, really, he talked about his own personal life - that he is married with small children and living in New York City - and, when asked if he spent a lot of time alone, his response was "when you live in New York City, … [Read more...] about Alone. Together.
Can someone please enlighten me as to why NYC is so great? Maybe it’s awesome for people with money, but for me? It took me over 2 hours to go from JFK to my hotel in Manhattan by subway. It smells. It’s so, so dirty. I've seen piss, vomit, and all kinds of bullshit on the streets. Everywhere I go, all I can think of is of all the filthy nasty hands that have also touched the door handle I have to touch. For $250 a night, I expect a goddamn coffeemaker in my hotel room. Or at least … [Read more...] about Please to Explain, NYC Edition
This morning I was driving home from the grocery store, ready to get on with my day. I was in the left lane, stopped at a red light. The light turned green and I started to go, when BAM! Next thing I know I had somehow pulled into the turn lane, was laying on my horn, and my head HURT. Badly. Like I had been shot in my head. I turned to My Better Half and he went white and goes “OH MY GOD!” I’m thinking, “I’ve been SHOT! I’ve been SHOT!” It all happened so fast I couldn’t piece together … [Read more...] about Seriously, PHX?
One of the things that has surprised me about living in a major metropolitan area is how much I’ve come to like baseball. I am officially a fan. And while I’ll definitely watch a game on tv, there’s nothing more fun that going to a game. While it’s standard practice for each batter on the home team to have a theme song played at each at bat, I think the Diamondbacks should have a playlist of songs for each visiting player’s at bat. My suggestions: Not a Girl, Not yet a Woman Girl, You'll … [Read more...] about Songs for Visiting Team
Dear Phoenix, I don’t know how else to say this, but I don’t think this is going to work out. It’s been fun and all, but I’m just not looking for anything serious right now. We’ve had a good time, but I just kinda need my space. We’re just in different places in our lives. You’re in to making money, livin’ large, and enjoying the best that megalopolitan life offers. Me? I ‘m a little bit simpler. I dig a small local scene, people I know, and escaping to the great outdoors. I don’t care … [Read more...] about Dear PHX