I can’t believe it has been over a month since the last time I wrote. I suppose it’s good that I’ve been so busy, but I really want to put my all into this blog at the same time. I wasn’t quite sure how busy I was going to be around here, I thought most days would consist of coming home from work and being bored. I’ve been spending my time by going to the gym and hanging out with some new friends. I decided to put the home renovations on hold for a bit, but I would still love to share with you what I’ve been up to instead.
Along with a new gym membership and some new friends, I also gained some new knowledge about Upstate New York. Just like Los Angeles has its stereotypes, New York has its fair share too. I brought it to my friend’s attention that my whole neighborhood is full of big houses and barns, and he told me how common it was across Upstate New York as a whole. I mean, these houses are huge, and they have a lot of land! Seeing some of these houses made me think of the kind of house I hope to have when I have my own family. As much as I love L.A., I don’t want to start a family there. I hope to have high and decorative ceilings, like the ones from Archways and Ceilings, rustic furniture and a three car driveway. There I go about house plans again, didn’t I say I was going to take a break from that for a bit?! Well, I think this counts as my moving process. I’m learning new things about my home.
Anyway, I then started to tell him about my old L.A. apartment and how much I missed it. He replied with all the typical L.A. stereotypes, like “everyone in L.A. is vain,” to prove to me that New York is better. Of course, L.A. will always have my heart, but I couldn’t help but laugh along. After he completely butchered L.A., I made him share some Upstate New York stereotypes with me. If I’m going to live here for a while, I might as well know what’s said about it.
Here are some of the stereotypes of my new home:
1.People who live here love the cold. (People here don’t complain about it, but they don’t LOVE it)
2.If you’re not a hippie, you definitely have a little bit in you.
3.We’re all obsessed with Wegmans (Well, I’m even sort of already obsessed)
4.We’re jealous of those who live in New York City, so we love to tell people we live in N.Y. without distinguishing Upstate.
5.Upstate is nothing but cows.
I found these a little funny!
I’ll be back soon for the next blog post with more about my moving process.
Here’s a video!