Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Hello everyone!

Now that I am in New York and a little more settled, I am officially debuting my new and improved blog space. New in the sense that you all can post a comment. Improved in the sense that I will be writing on it daily. Or at least several times a week.

I should have started this a lot sooner. I moved to New York from San Francisco in March and it's been a hell of a ride to say the least. Most of you know what's been happening and it would be hard to catch up on all my misadventures here in this gi-normous city.

But I can say that I am currently living in Washington Heights, which is heavy on the DR (translation, a Dominican Republican neighborhood) and I have to move at the end of the year. I've been working a Broadway musical and there is so much to tell except that I would never work in this town again should I decide to share.

Here's a few things I have learned about living in New York:

1) The way to gauge a New York accent is to have someone say "Port Authority".

2) If you're a hipster walking the streets of NY it will automatically be assumed that you have a trust fund, that you bought your John Deere cap at Brooklyn Industries, and that you have a job at a coffee shop in Williamsburg as a way of "slumming it".

3) Broadway is the Hollywood of theater.

4) Cockroaches rule.

5) There are more actors than cockroaches in this town. (I kid the actors because I love)

6) "Fuck you" means hello.

7) There is little to no room for vulnerability.

There are probably more that I can list, but I don't want to make anyone read any more than they have to in this crazy short attention span world that we live in.

This city kicks my ass sometimes, but I love it. Like one would love a partner who keeps trying to tell them to go away. Sometimes I feel like I am getting constant rejection from New York. But because of that I say:

Fuck YOU New York! I'm here to stay!

Peace out,

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