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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Big News...

Y'all know that news that I said I couldn't share - at least out in BloggyLand? Well - I can now.

I'm moving...

There - I said it. Granted y'all knew that when I told you I was giving the apartment complex now known as Golf Dorm Central the old heave-ho. However, that was only the tip of the iceberg.


I'm moving to all points Philadelphia (or at least the outskirts) come September. I had to break the news to the 9to9 hence why I didn't disclose it here for y'all. I'm still working out the logistics but that's my big news. A few of you knew that on the d/l but now - well - it's just out there and, as per the terms of The Secret - Put It Out There and it will happen.

However - it's a system of trade offs. I'll still have to deal with tourists but they won't be Disney tourists. Philly is having economic troubles but their salary rates are quite high and the cost of living is about on par with what we pay here. The Rat controls the Orlando economy and, yes, I have to say a big F/U to all things Disney for making people think it's okay to work for peanuts around here while everything costs an arm and a leg.

Sure, there's snow and my friends will razz me horribly for all the times I said "Yo - it's 70 degrees out there - what's it up north - 20 below?" but I'll take the 4 seasons any day. Plus - Fall IS my favorite season. Speaking of fall - I can wear BOOTS! You know I had to get a shoe plug in somewhere. Whenever I wear boots in Orlando, people look at me like I lost my daggone mind.

In the summer, there will be weekends at the shore to look forward to. Ocean City anyone?

Philly's huge and all and, yes, there IS crime but you know what - their crime level is on par with Orlando and Orlando has HALF the amount of people. Go figure. Philly cops are no joke either - that's a comforting thing. There are no sheriffs to be found (thank god - the sheriffs down here drive me batty).

Their mayor is 20x better than Orlando's in my opinion. Granted his name is Mayor Nutter - but he's better than Mayor Weeble Wobble - aka Buddy Dyer. And I don't think Nutter has a mug shot. (That's a joke - so pipe down Orlando City Hall and stop stalking my blog).

Sure the traffic is going to suck but hey - I can deal with traffic. Also, I'll be three to 4 hours away from my family (like when I lived in New Hampshire - yes Mom I'll be late to dinner - and with the pug too). I'm a couple hours from all points NYC. I'll be living not only near my favorite malls (King of Prussia, Cherry Hill) but also near my favorite restaurants, nightclubs and, of course the Italian Market. I can take cooking classes at Sur La Table in Marlton or at Fosters in Center City.

Philly has a better climate for my dear pug who just can't handle the humidity and the heat (yes he'll get snowboots and a sweater).

There will be NO PALMETTO BUGS! (Yay to the end of the buggy car dance). God I hate those sons of bs... ughhhh.

There is so much that I can't detail it all but in a nutshell, Philly will provide a gal with room to thrive and grow.

Now - organizing everything for this move is going to be chaos. There will be LOTS of ebaying, decluttering and packing going on at Casa Lys. However, I'm up for the challenge... Bring it!

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