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Sunday, March 31, 2013

New York, New Chapter

So one of the main reasons I've been so sporadic with posting here the past week or so — not to mention these past two months — is that I've been coordinating a move to New York City. And as you can see of the pic of Miss Pussy and Cracker watching "cat television" above, we finally got here, this weekend. (I'm actually in a temporary apartment until all my furniture/life's possessions arrive on a moving truck next weekend.)

I was initially hesitant to return to the East Coast. I spent the better part of my adult, post-college years in Los Angeles, and did a temporary stint in Dallas. The latter was an overall miserable time that lasted two years, seven months and one day, during which I just traveled alot to keep from being depressed — trips to Los Angeles every three months or so for work; trips back home to Pittsburgh to spend time with my mom; road trips to Austin to spend time with my friend Alex; vacations in Europe. Isolation is a terrible experience, especially when it lasts for 32 months.

Overall, however, I think I'd grown used to living with year-round warm weather, for the most part, over the past 14 years.

But once again, another unexpected path opened up earlier this year — one that really wasn't on the table or in my mind at all before, but that I'm happy to travel down and see what happens. After all, you only get one short, crazy life. And it's New York.

Happy Easter!

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10 Comments:

  • At 11:25 AM, Blogger Todd said…

    Love it. Good luck to you. Keep up the great work.

     
  • At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Yo Robbie...welcome to New York dude! I am a recent transplant here too. It is awesome and gets under your skin real quickly. Btw, I am kinda surprised you haven't covered the new Suede material. It's far from their best but I figured they totally fit within your sphere of interest.

     
  • At 12:09 PM, Blogger Robbie said…

    Thanks, Todd & Pranav! I actually have the new Suede album...I've only listened to it maybe twice the whole way through, but I dig that they're back with their original producer, and thought the album sounded like their first two albums.

     
  • At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What happened to shanaynaylachild? Are you guys not together anymore?

     
  • At 4:10 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Good luck with this new chapter, Robbie...or perhaps it is NYC that will need the luck ;o)

     
  • At 10:12 PM, Anonymous Kurt said…

    Welcome to New York!

     
  • At 9:48 AM, Blogger dishy said…

    DISHY! Welcome aboard!

     
  • At 11:52 PM, Blogger countpopula said…

    Welcome back to the east! Here's hoping your new endeavor is successful, and you can stay for a while.

     
  • At 12:20 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Thanks much, all! Shanaynay Lachild is still here, and the reason for the move! She got a job at the local soup kitchen.

     
  • At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Jeffrey said…

    Love, love, love your blog. Regarding the stint living in Dallas, I fully understand. When I was 12, my family moved from San Jose (where I'd lived 10 of my first years. Summer 1980: Arlington was home of the strip malls & chain eateries. "Sailing" was #1 by Christopher Cross, but cheezy Country music was most in fashion. Guns, Jesus, 2-stepping, and drinkin' cheap white-label beer was it. Most everyone was racist, ignorent, and homophobic.

    Dress code was name-plated giant belt buckles, cowboy hats & starched Wranglers. females wore basically the same thing with huge hair and half a can of aquanet, for fuck sake! After finishing college, I moved to San Francisco. I have to give credit to Austin as the only city worth residing.

     

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