lately a lot of bloggers…ok ok..pretty much the entire nation..maybe even world..has been down on DC…

so while in NYC (having a freaking brilliant time.. mind you)..i was trying to remember the reasons ok ok..any reason at all….that out of alllll the places in the world..this is where i CHOOSE to live…. after a little thought i was a teeny bit surprised by the answer…

kinda simple really..what it boils down to is..basically …. DC is Dull

the creative process –for me-needs a ton of alone time…solitude… mental “me” time….
I can get a lot of work done because there isnt that much here to distract me from sitting down and doing it…

NYC, LA, San Fran, London…. there is soooo much going on… and its possible to find something REALLY cool to do every day AND night… so without moving out to the burbs… DC manages to be a Big City… that is pretty fucking boring…

In DC … most people are pretty passionate about their work…. they generally feel they are working for a good cause…..so…..they really only want to go out one maybe two nights a week..and even then we are usually home early….not so in NYC or LA where folks are really passionate about their lives.. and want to go out ALL day & ALL night…all that living is..well..its exhausting……

There is a marked difference in the way people live….here…..in dc…

and it just so happens to work well for me…

growing up here….

you lose interest in the political social climbers pretty quick… a bunch of wusses in pleated pants and bad hair…

soooo that scene bores me outta my mind….

then there is the non profit crowd... they are soooo busy with their causes that they rarely go out..and when they do they just end up preaching to anyone that will listen…i’ve never cared for evangelism..of any sort…

sooo that scene mostly sucks..

There is the international sin set… with some colorful exiles and diplomats ..but their agenda is to get somewhere else asap… they are only here to enhance their status back home….anyone cool…moves away pretty quick..

so that scene is inherently a bad bet

you get the idea….

Then on the other hand…. living in DC has a few perks…

  • it IS full of powerful people…. that has some advantages on occasion
  • it IS home to the best go go music in the world & Bens Chili Bowl
  • it IS only a 2.5 hour train ride to NYC..

soo …..i guess after thinking about it.. to live in dc you almost have to be delusional….about yourself, the world, or both… and THAT is what we Love AND Hate about our whacked out little town….and its colorful sometimes creepy cast of characters….and while
Washington DC isnt perfect…..its perfect for me…

xoxo

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