Monday, September 11, 2006

NYC Departure

I have an old friend who had her farewell party last weekend. I met up with her on her binge crew through Soulard. I don't know all the details surrounding the move, but she is moving to Manhattan to work for a brokerage firm. She is really excited. It was really funny, everyone wore T-shirts for her that said "I (heart) jenNY."

She is a born and bred Saint Louisan, a lifelong member of the Conn Street Posse and a fierce patriot. She is a bit older than most people who leave town. Most people if they move out, take off anytime after HS to maybe 25 or so. She is my age.

So my friend gives me an extensive apology for going to New York. I thought this a bit odd. Why would she apologize for making a big and bold move? I was really excited for her. A bit jealous. She had not committed any sin. I think it would be fun. There is no need to apologize for that.

I know that there is a league of Saint Louis haters that have departed our fair city in spite, but I know that this was not the case for my friend. Apology... I didn't know I was offended. I hope she represents us well. I know she will rep us much better than the STL haters.

The only downer in my business is that I would like to travel more. I would like to take working trips to other cities, but it is not really called for in my occupation. I would like to know more intimately on what it is like to live in other interesting places. That is why it is great to visit friends who live elsewhere. Now I got another peep in the NYC. Yay!

I know she will do quite well in NYC.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are welcome anytime in Manila, man.


3:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great piece about New York and 9/11 by Keith Olberman

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still believe that much of St. Louis is sluggish, unsophisticated, uncultured and backward, and the weather still sucks. I have little or no love for much of "the scene" or the people who claim to be behind "the culture". They are paper-thin pretenders, mostly, clinging to a dead idiom of hoopdies, fedoras, stale beer and pickled eggs.

I know that I myself left StL with a bitter taste in my mouth (who could blame me?) but I have family and a few real friends there, and my business in that town is not complete.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

Bless your heart.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, that anonymous is meaner than me. You don't serve pickled eggs do you steve?

10:28 AM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

Oh that anonymous, John, is just in a tizzy. Mean? Not really. Look at the passion of his comment! So serious! So raw! Such purity of bitterness!

You guys have so much fun at this. You know how creative types can be. I do find it flattering that you guys read this site so religiously, especially the ones overseas! I am glad that this is your outlet.

We did have some pickled eggs on the weekend bloody mary bar for a while. But no more. If people really do want pickled eggs, perhaps I should get them behind the bar.

Thank you for reading.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to thank anon # 3 for insulting just about everyone in this city. You are a class act and I am very glad you decided to move away.....good riddance to you and all who think the way you do. This city is much better off without your kind.

Generally people who call others uncultured and unsophisticated lack a great deal of those very qualities in their own life and are just bitter.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Jason Toon said...

Curse you paper-thin, sluggish, fedora-wearing pretenders! I wave my tiny, anonymous fist in your general direction! How dare you decline to recognize my greatness, and befoul my mental environment with your unsophisticated pickled eggs!

Seriously, I could read this Lou-hata stuff all day. It's like looking at paintings by the criminally insane. Steve, can you format those posts so they look like they're written with magic marker, all in caps, on a piece of cardboard? Such a presentation would only enhance their overall nutcase vibe.

2:47 PM  

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