Re: smackdown: mcwhorter v. treme
I have no hate for New York, but I will say that New Yorkers are the only Americans I meet who regularly say that their city is the best in the world as if that's just a self-evident fact. That's really annoying. Come off it. I love Chicago, but I'd never say that it's the best city in the world.
I've never really felt the need, like I think a lot of people my age do, to be in the middle of everything or the capital of the world or the coolest city in the country. Part of this is because I'm not in a career where I need to be; part of it is because I just find the periphery more interesting than the center.
(Speaking of the periphery, I finally got my work permit and I'm moving to Slovakia at the end of the month. Finally!)