I am a committed big city person and deeply love living in Berlin, but I have noticed that my radius of movement is about the same wherever I live. I grew up in San Diego and will be moving back there soon, and as I was complaining about leaving the best city in the world I realized that I travel about as far within Berlin as I used to when I lived in a truly tiny town outside of Freiburg (800 people) or in Bonn (also relatively small). In Berlin it's a big deal to leave Friedrichshain and go "all the way to the west", whereas when I lived in the town I was traveling in to Freiburg or Basel. I know that San Diego is by no means small town living, but keeping that perspective in mind has helped keep my whining about leaving the big city to a minimum.
10 Reasons I Love Living in a Small Town
|7/3/12 3:14 PM|
I'm about to move in to a place built in the 70's with a "harvest gold" stove and refrigerator... and if it wasn't an electric stove I would actually be excited about it!
An Avocado (Gasp!) Bathroom Mitchell and Webb
|6/18/12 6:07 PM|
OK, this is the article that finally pushed me in to signing up for an account. Ikea doesn't bother me, but would send my ex into frenzied meatball-fueled mood swings. After one "that piece of crap will never cross my threshold!" from my normally mild mannered partner, I couldn't stop myself from laughing and thought how much funnier the whole thing would have been if I were drunk (which may be evidence of the way Ikea warped my thinking as well). I decided that the best thing I could imagine was playing an Ikea drinking game where everyone takes a drink for every mid-meltdown couple and there are prizes for those who find the most ridiculous product names or put together the ugliest rooms. I imagine you'd get kicked out pretty quickly, but it would be glorious until then.
Breaking Up In IKEA
|5/20/12 9:53 PM|