Friday, November 6, 2009
King of the Road. Or Not.
I can do it in six notes. I mean letters. (Remember that show?)
City hint#1: a most delicious omelet.
City hint #2: the mountains.
Yes, it's Denver, the first city I fell in love with as a grown up.
I'm thinking about Denver today because my friend May recently did a fabulous post confessing she was torn between two lovers: San Francisco and New York. It made me think about all the towns I've loved before and the lessons each one taught me. Or should have.
And it made me curious about you. I'd love to know where you've lived and loved. Feel like sharing?
I'll go first. I'll try not to be long winded. Thanks to the Air Force, it's not a short list.
1. Denver, as shown above.
Lesson I should have learned? Don't be so in love with the mountains and Todd Ramsey that you neglect to ask how much the teaching job pays before you sign the contract.
(Still it was fun. Who needs money when you have love?)
2. Omaha, Nebraska
Lessons learned? If you live near a corn flake factory, you constantly thirst for milk.
And Omaha's suburb Papillion might be spelled like the French word for butterfly, but if you pronounce it that way, Nebraskans will laugh at you.
3. Greenbelt, Maryland
Lesson: When men are always huddling together, trading things in the parking lot of your apartment complex, you ought to move.
4. Washington DC
5. Raleigh, NC
(But do sell the car. It will never be the same.)
6. Greenville/Greer, SC
There are cool people in every town, just waiting for new friends.
Small towns are great for kids.
7. Clermont Ferrand, France
Life is to be enjoyed. Eat! Drink! Write!
So now it's your turn!
Are you king of the road, or loyal to one knock out town?
I'd love to hear all about it.
Have a great weekend, y'all!