Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Hate NY

Y'all, I'm not gonna lie, it's been a challenging week. And I'm really, really hating NY right now and really, really wishing I lived in boring but easy and happy suburbia right now. Indulge me for a bit and allow me to vent, yes? Thanks.

I'm sick of sweating the minute I step outside. I'm sick of not being able to wear cute clothes or my hair down or accessories b/c I know, I KNOW, that I'll end up a hot, sweaty, stinky mess. The 90+ degree temperatures have arrived, and let's be honest, even when it was "only" in the 80's, the humidity here is so ridiculous that I sweat anyway. I'm over it. I want highs of 60's. Hell, I'd even settle for highs in the 30's right now (although I really, really need to do some shopping first).

I'm SO sick of the miserable people who work in the service industry here. Anyone from your local Duane Reade cashier to the hostess at Pipa (who was a ginormous bitch. I don't like using that word, but she was. She WAS.) to the completely and totally inept customer service people working at Time Warner New York... I can't stand any of you. I realize you're miserable and hate your lives, but MUST you be so awful? (I will, however, say that I've never had a less than pleasant experience with the cashiers at my Trader Joe's, so THANK YOU! Whole Foods? You're another story...)

I'm sick of people here in general.

I am really sick of how expensive everything is. It's just... ugh. I can't leave the house without money FLYING out of my wallet. Guess what, NYC? You're not worth it sometimes.

I'm sick of my little room and overstuffed closet. Yes, I have a darling little room and more than decent NY closet space. But. I used to have shoe shelves and a ginormous walk-in closet, and well, I miss them.

I'm sick of having to walk everywhere. The idea of living in a walkable city was one of the most appealing aspects of NYC. But now? I'm over it. And you know what, taxis suck - the drivers are insane and I almost puke every time I get in one. And normally I'd be a huge fan of the subway, but they're like mini saunas in the summer AND they're getting more expensive. (Because, ya know, this city isn't expensive enough. Adding insult to injury... ugh.) I miss my car. (Thank goodness it's now my sister's car so I will be driving it in about a week.)

I'm sick of being so far away. I want to see my Mom damn it. I want to hug her and kiss her and eat her delicious food and sleep in her bed. And I don't want to wait until Thanksgiving to do so.

I'm sick of not being able to wear my heels here unless I want my feet to die. Due to a combination of uneven sidewalks, and well, having to walk everywhere, my killer heels are doing little more than collecting dust.

I'm sick of living in a house whose filth I'm not entirely responsible for. While I adore my roomies and we had a super fun wine & tapas dinner last night, I don't love cleaning up after them. So much so that I've pretty much given up on the kitchen floor. People who wear shoes inside their homes are guaranteed disgusting floors, that's all I'm sayin!

Honestly, I could go on and on, but I don't think you want to hear it (and I don't think it's healthy). I'm holding onto the fact that in one week, I will be in California, in Ma Soeur's beautiful San Jose home, soaking in a ginormous bath tub with all kinds of LUSH goodness, cuddling with my darling Lola bear (who, btw, my sis and bro-in-law have started calling Lola Ebola...), cooking in her gourmet and meticulously clean kitchen, driving my car, visiting Tarjay on a daily basis and enjoying cool evenings (and even some lows in the 30's when we go to Tahoe!).

Hope your week/life's been better than mine lately. ;) Love you!!

17 comments:

Vanessa said...

Go on, girl. We all need a good venting once in a while ;-)

Brittany said...

I'm sorry you're having such a bad week. I hit my one year nyc anniversary last week, and I've been hating it lately also. I'm sure your trip away will help!

Nikosmommy said...

I can imagine how tough big city living can be. We were in Athens this summer and it was absolutely painful with heat and congestion. (we have a summer home outside of the city by the sea) and WOW was a difference it makes to be able to drive, have a yard and SPACE TO MOVE...
Maybe this break from New York is exactly what you need to help you appreciate it once you`re back!

WendyB said...

You'll feel much better after a vacation!

I love NY but sometimes I love it better after I leave it for a week.

Crystal said...

You basically just hit on every single reason why I hated DC!! (Except for the roomie/car thing.) Sounds like NYC/DC are more alike than I thought.

*cough*You should move to the Bay area*cough* -- temps here are always gorgeous and you use a car enough to get good use of all pairs of heels!!

I so wish we could get together when you come this month but there is always December (around the holidays). I'll be down in Santa Cruz for a few days around then so we can do coffee/lunch/cupcakes? in Santana Row! Miss you doll, hang in there. :)

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Hang in there.... maybe a trip away will make you appreciate the city some more. Vent away... always here x

The Jazzy Olive said...

Omg did you write this blog post or did I? I've been saying the same stuff all week here in DC.

I think the summer is making city life for everyone miserable!

I hope your vacation helps. For me it made it worse... Being in my hometown with luscious green lawns and space to move, breath and think made it much more difficult to come back.

I truly love living in DC... most of the time. Ok well sometimes.. but a lot of the time it can be a huge hassle.

I definitely feel like fall will be better though!!

Megan said...

I think its healthy to vent. I hope you feel better soon and it starts to cool down.

The Jazzy Olive said...

Haha i just came across this.. seems like someone at The Onion is feeling the same as you are this week:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/84-million-new-yorkers-suddenly-realize-new-york-c,18003/

shannon said...

So sorry you had such a rough week! I'm sure time away will help things look better. Transition times are never easy.

Brittany said...

Maybe it's something in the air...http://www.theonion.com/articles/84-million-new-yorkers-suddenly-realize-new-york-c,18003/

Danielle said...

Hope that you feel better!

TheAnalyst said...

I hope you have a great time in Cali! It sound fabulous and rejuvenating!

Gypsy said...

Have a great time in Cali, and lets hope your time away from New York will give you a new appreciation for it when you get back.

michele said...

Hey doll! Like everyone else said, I'm sure that your upcoming vacay will help you feel better about NYC. But if you ever need a break from the city, you're always welcome to come 2.5 hours north and visit me upstate! (and upstate is especially fun & beautiful in the fall!) :)

Tamara said...

I'm sorry you are having a rough time, hopefully your vacation will make you see your new "home" in a better light. Hang in there sweetie!

Sallie Ann said...

This made me laugh so hard!