Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Answers to "Lucky"

By Cornelia Read



I am currently in and around New York City, town of my birth--if the plane didn't crash or anything. I can tell you right now that whenever I'm in NYC, I feel so good about life in general that I would willingly answer to "Lucky."

This is possibly because I feel like so much less of a bitch compared to the natives. And also I don't have to see anyone wearing heinous Berkeleyite shoes until Monday. Plus everyone ELSE is wearing black, too.

This is my spiritual homeland. Especially when I roll my eyes at tourists who can't figure out how to use a Metrocard.

I am also hugely relieved not to have complete strangers commanding me to "have a nice day" every thirty seconds. It is my right to have a totally SHITTY day here, if I so desire. Which is a lot less pressure.

Also, I predict that I am currently either:
  • having food delivered from Ollie's Noodle House
  • being plied with cocktails in some shwanky watering place
  • ROFLMAO at something great my friend Ariel just said
  • bemoaning the loss of "Mykonos" on 14th and 7th
  • playing junior bookseller with Maggie Griffin in the Village
  • running around like a total maniac with Heidi Roosa
  • getting great inside dirt from homicide cops in Queens
  • telling a taxi driver, "Look, I don't care--just for God's sake don't take the FDR at this time of day."
  • remembering NOT to breathe through my nose
  • drinking cafe con leche at some Chino-Latino diner
  • NOT going to South Street Seaport, the Statue of Liberty, the American Girl Store, or anything even vaguely resembling a Broadway musical, because I am still a native even if my zipcode currently starts with "9"
OR
  • grabbing an excellent cheap falafel from the giggling Lebanese stoner dudes at the Jerusalem up on Broadway, and watching the mayhem ensue when they try to add up ONE sandwich and ONE Diet Coke on the check

Where would you be and what would you be doing RIGHT NOW, if you could have an instant wish granted?

10 comments:

  1. patty smiley4/09/2008 5:40 PM

    Unfortunately the comments option was inadvertently turned off all day. Where would I be right now? On a white sandy beach, somewhere on a tropical island reading a good book.

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  2. thank you for turning comments on Patty. I was posting from my phone and I think I broke the Internet, too.

    I heart NY, though. Great day.

    xxxxxxxxx Cornelia

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  3. Where would I be? The other side of my upcoming colonoscopy!

    And celebrating that by being either with friends down in New Mexico, or cold and wet but quite deliciously happy somewhere in Europe.

    I hope you see one thing you've never seen before in New York that makes you smile!

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  4. Brilliant post! Fab.

    I would be in the UK having a nice stroll in the country side near a small village then popping into the city via train for a nice dinner in a semi-posh trendy restaurant. Ahhh...

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  5. Where I would be? Signing the royalty check for my first bestseller.

    Then everything else follows from there. :0)

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  6. Where would I be? Trolling Manhattan with you, babe. I can't think of anything better.

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  7. NYC does sound fun.

    But ideally, I'd be in a beach hut on Koh Samui in Thailand, drinking Coke and rice whiskey, eating vegetables and a fried egg over rice drenched with hot sauce, wearing only a sundress and flip flops, and talking to other travelers from around the world. Oh, and can I chose to be 15 years younger?

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  8. NYC does sound fun.

    But ideally, I'd be in a beach hut on Koh Samui in Thailand, drinking Coke and rice whiskey, eating vegetables and a fried egg over rice drenched with hot sauce, wearing only a sundress and flip flops, and talking to other travelers from around the world. Oh, and can I chose to be 15 years younger?

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  9. NYC does sound fun.

    But ideally, I'd be in a beach hut on Koh Samui in Thailand, drinking Coke and rice whiskey, eating vegetables and a fried egg over rice drenched with hot sauce, wearing only a sundress and flip flops, and talking to other travelers from around the world. Oh, and can I chose to be 15 years younger?

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  10. I'd be working swing shift at a convenience store in Long Island City. This is a wish, right?

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