December 23, 2009

If I can make it there

First, let me just say that as I'm typing this I'm eating a Ritter Sport chocolate bar*. And yet - despite the name - I don't feel any more athletic.

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I was born in New York City. I visit at least once a year. I have at least twelve and a half relatives who live there. I spent my college years way the heck up in sunny** Rochester. Which is why I don't find this New York Times article the least bit surprising. A survey that concludes New Yorkers are the least happy citizens of our great nation? Sure, I'd believe that.

(One of my very best friends in the whole wide world lives in the Empire State, too, but I think the Oswego metro area must have been exempt from these ratings because it's a little slice of heaven up there.)

I hope I'm not making my New York readers even more upset by posting this. But you have to admit that if you place below New Jersey in too many national rankings, it's probably not a great sign.


* Don't fret, lactose patrol. It's dark chocolate.
** Just kidding about the "sunny" part.

3 comments:

Daddy Geek Boy said...

I dunno. I was really happy the 4 years I lived in central NY. But I was in college, so I was drunk most of the time.

"Highland Park" Attorney said...

Wow, thanks for the O-Town shout out!!! Upstaters are not as cranky as downstaters and for all those who live in NYC, you are the only ones who think that Upstate NY begins at Westchester

bugs said...

I loved Rochester & living in the Big Apple. You're just you. (I can't think of the word, so I'm leaving it at that.)
However, I do agree about placing below New Jersey.

Also, HPA, some upstaters (for example, like, I dunno...MY IN-LAWS) are as cranky as downstaters. Just sayin'...