City Slicker in our Jerkwater Burg

Perhaps you didn't know this, but Madison's the largest "city" I've ever lived in. As a teenager it seemed like big shit to roll into town here, but now, as you can see, I'm calling it a town. It's so provincial here.

Anyway, it was trips to the coasts (NYC and Seattle) that gave me this metaphorical cockpunch. When you're 16 and you strut down State Street in your combat boots stuffed full of Taco Bell and carrying a new Pink Floyd CD at your side, it probably feels like you've hit the big time. Then ten years later you shuffle into an anonymous Chinese restaurant in a dark alley in Chinatown and eat the best pork dumplings you've ever had; you no longer feel like you've hit the big time, but you do feel like you don't have the time for such affectations that suggest you know everything. Same with Seattle: you get a few rolls of sushi, eating fish that was likely caught that morning, and you're too busy keeping your eyes open for the next Great Thing to feel like you're all king shit.

Anyway, the point of this post: Madison's got game too. Nice to see the New York Times isn't too busy sticking its tongue in Thomas Keller's ass to take notice of us. Sometimes living in the provinces has its advantages.


At October 5, 2004 at 4:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, its just yuppy bullshit. beggining.


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