The Unbearable Banishment: 24

Friday, November 28, 2008


We’re heading back to the East Coast tomorrow. It was nice visiting Cleveland but I’m looking forward to seeing New York City again on Monday morning. I’m not making any comparisons. It wouldn’t be fair. They’re in a different weight class. You don't put Oscar de la Hoya in the ring against Joe Frazier. You compare New York to London, Paris and Tokyo. You compare Cleveland to other medium-sized cities like Seattle, Tampa and Baltimore. Clevo is a nice enough town as compared to those other fine municipalities, but NYC is deep under my skin and I miss it. Do I sound like a snob? I hope not. I don't mean to.

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At Benevolent Dictators, Inc., we outsource a significant amount of work to Mumbai. I hope my colleagues there are okay.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mumbai was awful. Another writer whose blog I read has family there, who are fine, but she went through tense hours waiting for news.

I don't get people sometimes. Why inflict misery? What ever happened to just talking things out? Finding common ground? Or are we condemned by are mammal-ness?

November 28, 2008 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger ~E said...

I like Seattle!!! What's wrong with Seattle? It's a laid back, friendlier version of whatever its' big city counterpart is!

November 28, 2008 at 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the little chicks with the crimson lips yell "cleveland rocks! cleveland rocks!"

but it's not NYC. will be spending one festive night there Wednesday! woo hoo!

November 29, 2008 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Annie: Remember, all that destruction was committed in God’s name. Organized religion. I’m just saying…

E: That’s precisely the attitude I wanted to avoid conveying, hence the caveat. I LOVE mid-sized cities for the very reasons you cite! And unlike Cleveland, Seattle is beautiful to behold.

Daisy: Don’t forget Scott Weiland’s new single, Missing Cleveland.

You’re holding on but letting go
I’m missing Cleveland and the snow

Ping me with the details about your trip.

November 29, 2008 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

I hope you had a safe and uneventful trip back and also that none of your colleagues in India were affected by the terrorist attacks there.

December 1, 2008 at 12:24 AM  

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