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This About Sums Up (Part Of) Long Island

Posted: August 23rd, 2010 | Author: | 1 Comment »

I moved down to Long Island last January, and I’m really enjoying it. I’m here with my beautiful girlfriend and I work in a fun shop out in Southampton, and I’ve met some pretty great people — also, my favorite restaurant in the world is down here! Overall, the last eight months have had an outrageously positive impact on my life.

But there are still elements of living on Long Island that I’m trying to get used to. The out-of-control traffic (it’s worse than L.A.), the accents that crack me up, and the sheer number of Ed Hardy shirts around. That, and a good number of people out here think they’re “real” New Yorkers (like 95% of them).

So, if I had to sum up the part of Long Island I don’t like in one sentence, it would have to be the punchline of the following story:

Last night, Kelsey and I were sitting at the bar at John Harvard’s (a local chain?), having a few beers with some friends. On the TV, for whatever reason, Andy Rooney was delivering an editorial on 60 Minutes. Now if I’m being honest, I don’t watch 60 Minutes. Certainly not while I’m in a bar. So I observed aloud that this probably wasn’t the best thing to have on the television at a bar.

“I feel like there’s gotta be some sort of sporting event on somewhere in the world, maybe a baseball game or something? It’s eight o’clock on a Sunday night.”

Kid from down the bar looks up and says with a straight face:

“The Yankees game is over already.”

I know what this looks like, but I’m not actually a Red Sox fan…

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  1. 1 don said at 8:55 pm on August 23rd, 2010:

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