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Thursday, November 4, 2010

50 Reasons

This morning, my friend forwarded me a link to an article on the Village Voice Blog titled

"50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New York City"

I find it to be hilarious and so true to the New York way of life, and I'm pretty sure any New Yorker would agree. I've pulled my favorites of the top 50 that I relate to most or find the most funny. Enjoy:

50. Sending your laundry out for someone else to wash and dry it is not only convenient, it's just good business. Especially since you will probably never own a washer and dryer. Which means you never have to feel guilty about not doing your own laundry. Next.

49. Drinking coffee four times a day, every day, isn't the exception, it's the rule.

44. The epic feeling you get running to catch a train and succeeding...just before the doors close.

38. Drinking is like breathing. Or slightly more acceptable.

36. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, there is someone who will bring it to you for a price, which may or may not be negotiable. (Or legal.)

33. There's no shortage of stupid rich people to make fun of.

30. The fact that one-bedroom apartments cost an average minimum of a half-million dollars means we think nothing of spending $12 on lunch.

29. Restaurants are as common as single men and women. And equally diverse. And you never have to see either of them again after the initial awkward encounter.

28. The omnipresent opportunity to Gaga-ify yourself. And the chance that it will seem, just, normal.

26. Smart people are the norm, not the exception. (Which doesn't mean they're sane, but at least no one's boring.)

24. When you fly back into the city after a vacation or business trip, no matter how long you've lived here, you get that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling.

22. How easy it is to find doughnuts, pizza, Chinese food, or any other snack your drunken self desires at 4 a.m. Or to continue to drink. Responsibly!

21. Broadway. Museums. CULTCH-AH. Even if you never actually go to see anything (though you should, at least once).

20. Yelling "fuck" is just a mild obscenity.

15. The splendor of the Union Square Greenmarket.

10. Subway rage. Bike-lane rage. Walking rage. Random rage. These are our therapy. Although we all go to therapy, too. No judgments! We bitch, therefore we are.

9. Jaywalking is an art form.

2. There is absolutely no reason to ever drink and drive. Added bonus: Spontaneous, fascinating conversations with cab drivers.

1. If you can make it here, you really can make it anywhere. But why would you bother to go anywhere else?

OK so I almost listed all of them but I couldn't resist. They were all so great! Definitely check out the article to see all 50 reasons why us crazy city folk love NYC!

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