Monday, January 23, 2006

Hey, the ice of Boston is muddy.

I am back from the whirlwind Boston reunion weekend. Oh, it was great. Seriously, people. I love it here in Seattle, but it's hard to return to a place with friends I miss (and isn't it great [I meant "great" sarcastically, but it IS a good thing, I guess] when you only realize just how much you miss people when you see them again?), things I won't get to see (a SPIKE'S is coming to DAVIS SQUARE), and the East Coast atmosphere that's ingrained in my being (jaywalking, unfriendliness, etc).

I'd love for this to have been a trip of nostalgia, to feel like I'm finished with Boston, but I can't say that.

So it was great. But I am exhausted.

(The weather was actually fantastic this weekend--the post's title refers to this song I love.)

7 Comments:

Blogger fabulous girl said...

Just so glad you came back - we missed you!

11:27 PM  
Blogger Colin said...

I also love Boston... although for many years now, wherever I've been there's always been somewhere else I'd like to be with people I care about. If I moved to Boston, I'd miss Seattle...

In any case, it's nice to have you back. :)

1:20 PM  
Blogger BS said...

Ah Kate, you're discovering the pain that comes with being bi-costal. We LOVED having you here and were sorry to give you back to your Seattle friends. And then we were just jealous when it snowed half a foot the day you left.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous rotorglow said...

Indeed; I'll tie this little game at 2-2 and say it was very nice to see you. Come back anytime; hopefully we won't have more snow; "I slip on it every time," as it were....

5:39 PM  
Blogger Rainster said...

I lived in Boston, too, and it's always somewhat magical to go back. =) But I think that has more to do with having to move because of a family emergency... if I'd stayed, maybe I'd have gotten tired of it! (Then again, there are a lot of similarities between Seatown and Beantown!)

Oh, and when the Seahawks won on Sunday, my first thought was "Hey! I wonder if Kate and Nate watched the game in Boston!" You guys are lucky to have such cool peeps on both coasts!

6:49 PM  
Blogger winnekat said...

I guess as I move around more I'll have more cities to miss... Both a good and bad thing, I guess.

(But seriously, a SPIKE'S?!?! [I will have to explain Spike's to you Seattle people.])

They had to de-ice the plane before take-off, and I thought, "Now HERE'S the Boston I remember."

I should start pimping myself out for the NFL. I live in Boston, the Patriots win the Super Bowl 3 times. I move to Seattle, the Seahawks make the Super Bowl for the first time in their history. (Let's just ignore those 17 years of living near Philly.)

Have we talked about the Dismemberment Plan, Chris? They are one of those bands that I completely forget just how much I love them until my iPod shuffles up a song (see also: the Wilco/Billy Bragg collaboration stuff). Coincidentally, the first show I ever saw at the Middle East was the D Plan!

9:15 PM  
Anonymous rotorglow said...

We have NOT talked about D Plan, but I can't imagine why not. They rule(d), that song especially. But lucky you! I never got to see them, as I only found out about them right as they were disbanding a couple of years ago.

Sigh...

8:51 AM  

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