A current work avoiding pasttime is reading up on crap on Craig's List. We'll see if I actually get a job off of there, but perhaps an apartment in the future and until then plenty of entertainment. Today I stumbled on an amusing email battle in the Missed Connections section -- yeah, I said missed connections. I'm looking for "to the beautiful brown-skinned curvaceous girl in the Kangol, I was that tall dark-haired model looking guy. We shared a look -- and I feel, a moment -- on the F train. Email me. I'm dying to take you out." The way I figure it, that's more likely to happen then winning the lottery, so I'm a-reading.
Anyhoo, my personal favorite parts of the posts:
i'm queens-born and i agree with EVERYTHING you wrote below.
what makes me even more pissed off is these yuppie, hipster tourists thinking they own manhattan...when, in fact, they have only been here for a few years and plan to leave once they've made their money and had their fun. fuck all of you who complain about b+T people...queens, brooklyn, long island, the bronx, staten island, jersey-you people are way more interesting and real than 99% of the fake fucking transplant so-called "nyers".
i liked this city alot more when pathetic whiney little shits like you were afraid to go out at night.
you don't like it, move out. if enough of your 'born with a silver spoon in your mouth' friends follow you, maybe the rents will come back down enough that some real new yorkers will be able to move back. or maybe you'll actually be able to get a meal someplace for less than $40. or maybe a mediocre beer from one of manhattans nauseatingly over-hyped clubs will cost less than $10.
Ugh...I hate New York. It's becoming more obvious everyday. The fucking town has no flava. Maybe I should do some sort of reverse migration/exchange. I'll move to the Bay, or better yet pick up and go international, and someone can take my place. I can bitter and unemployed somewhere else. I'll still have my born and raised in NYC cred.Posted by Candicissima at June 17, 2003 12:28 AM