Better than New York

The kind of town I like's a busy one. That's why I'm glad to have left New York, where you would think everyone was busy but they really aren't. As in they can take their long lunches and coffees. Their schedules are  booked for sure, but they can just move things around at will.

I've been in
Westcity
for about three years now. Just long enough that last weekend I returned to my apartment, plastic bag of Chinese in hand, knowing that Hop Sinh's had not forgotten that I took chopsticks instead of forks and that I required zero sauce packets or napkins. A deep breath entered me as I looked across my vastly empty apartment and I said to myself, yes this has now become my home. No longer was I just coming through.

When busy people chose to see you they were choosing to be with you. In New York there were so many interesting things going on you couldn't really tell if the person you'd made plans with actually cared about you at all. Hell, half the times I had to keep the other person's name deliberately on the tip of my tongue otherwise I would forget it. 

So yes, Westcity. What else did I like about this town? The booze. It was cheap. In New York booze wasn't about booze. Sure you had to get sauced, but it wasn't just about your BAC. It was about more than that. It was about who was where and what was going on at the time. What did you do during your short lived weekend or Thursday evening? Oh well I had this cocktail down in Tribeca. Something like that. I couldn't tell you the right answer, if there even was one, but that brings me to the joys of drinking in a sleepy town where nobody gives a shit about where you are drinking.

Well scratch that. People still do care about location. For other reasons though than to measure one's dick. It's more about convenience and ambiance. Like say I don't wanna get a DUI on my way home so let's do the bar that's only a five minute drive instead of 15. Or I like the Charlie the big, bald, burly who works every evening at the Alleyway. See. I hope you get my point. Well anyways if you don't then I can advise you to move to a place like New York. Otherwise, I think you might like a no-name place like Westcity.
Westcity sounds like my kinda place. 

I reread these lines a few times. 
"When busy people chose to see you they were choosing to be with you. In New York there were so many interesting things going on you couldn't really tell if the person you'd made plans with actually cared about you at all."

I have often wondered if I wanted to spend the time with the person I was attending some event with or not. Not that I am a busy person but I find that I am chasing butterfly moments and usually by myself. I don't like the idea of forcing company to do things with me... But those lines are deep. It calls for a post of its own. 
2021-05-29 02:28:17
It's very funny that you say that
Westcity
sounds like your type of place. Because when I first read that few days ago I immediately thought that can't be true. How could Keni belong in a place like Westcity??!!

I now read this again and I think. Of course. Yes. She would belong there. I can't put it into words right now but I do see such a place for you there.

Forgive me if I ever turn attributes of you into characters within Westcity haha.
2021-05-31 15:12:23
Yeah I would pick Wescity over New York any day.
 Feel free to use my character in your story.
2021-06-01 16:57:06

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