Is this heaven? No, it’s the suburbs4

Posted by Deirdre // 08-17-2011


The Urban Upstater blog chronicles the woes of a girl from the ‘burbs who moved to the city and now longs for malls and fast food. It’s kind of an interesting perspective for many of us who are loath to picture ourselves with that existence. This post is about one of the inconveniences of living here that we all complain about – the fact that you have to carry stuff around with you because you walk and/or take mass transit.

“If only I could have thrown that coffeemaker into the trunk of my minivan and called it a day. How wonderful it must be to select a shower gift…without once considering weight and portability! What must that be like”?

Hey, according to Racked you can hook up there

I get it. I have dealt with hauling bedding home on the subway from the dreaded Bed, Bath & Beyond (I actually love that frigging place and all its randomness).

When my husband and I were dating, he carried an air conditioner home on the subway, then four blocks home and up a flight of stairs. I mean, just take a frigging cab! Would you have NOT bought the thing if it had been an extra $15? Us city folk are stubborn and kind of stupid.

What I don’t get is the longing for drive-thru Taco Bell. Does that mean I’m unqualified to live outside of the city limits?


2 Responses

  1. August 17th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Haha! I’ve never actually stopped at a drive-thru Taco Bell. I think it’s more about the OPTION of a drive-thru Taco Bell. If I wanted Taco Bell right this second, for example, I would have to walk down 4 flights of stairs, walk two avenues, pay $2.25, get on the subway, and get off at Union Square. The trip would take at least an hour. Not quite the same as hopping in your car and being there in five minutes…

    • Deirdre says:
      August 17th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      I can honestly say that I’ve only been to Taco Bell once or twice…and I like a drive-thru for sure. I guess the city equivalent would be delivery. You’ve got to get on that! You can get ANYTHING delivered here. When I was in my 20’s I used to get cigarettes and coffee delivered from the deli downstairs. And I do know that McDonald’s used to do delivery downtown at least…