May 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Where should we go?

I've lived in Brooklyn for the last 7 years, and my fiancé has been here for 10.  We've started talking about leaving.  We love it here, but let's be honest, it's not an easy place to live.  We visit friends in other cities and envy their huge apartments and cheap (in comparison) rent but can't imagine ourselves living in those places.  I've been a bartender the entire time I've lived here and have found it really hard to find a job that isn't in the service industry.  I am thankful that I…


Added by Michelle on May 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Have taken the first step...

Well guys, I have finally succeeded in taking the first step to leave NYC.  I do this with a bit of sadness but excitement at the same time:    Last year, I had applied for permanent residency in Australia, and just yesterday evening, after massive paperwork, health and police checks, I was approved and received the grant!  I am now the equivalent of a US "green card" holder (this is so funny - what me, a green card holder? lol).  Anyway, I still can't believe that my application was…


Added by stormgal on May 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

A song about leaving NYC

"New York City's Killing Me" by Ray Lamontagne

There's just soemthin' about this hotel

Got me wishin' I was dead.

Got to get out of New York City,

Somewhere I can clear my head.

I was just kickin' along…

Added by Courtney De on May 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Driving outside of New York City

If I'm driving in a new place, I'm confident that I'm the biggest jerk on the road, simply because I learned to drive in New York. I think that if you can drive in New York City, then you can take on the world. Driving through Times Square alone deserves some sort of special recognition.

The biggest difference I've noticed about driving in NYC versus driving in other states is how other motorists respond to emergency vehicles. Ever seen an ambulance trying to get down a busy…

Added by Courtney De on May 22, 2012 at 5:22pm — 2 Comments

Viva Las Vegas?

Has anyone visited here? What did you think about it? Las Vegas is one of my favorite places. I've visited three times: the first time for my twenty-first birthday, the second time as a graduation present a few years later and the third time in April of this year. I enjoy the sights…


Added by Courtney De on May 22, 2012 at 5:13pm — 4 Comments

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