Hate It Here.

Before I begin, I want to make one thing clear: I don't much mind living in America.  It's my home and I don't ever imagine myself leaving, even if we are in a recession.  I'm not much of an optimist, but it'll work out someday.  All my life I knew that America couldn't stay on top forever, because nobody has ever stayed on top for very long.  Why should the USA be different?  I don't ever expect us to be in shambles, where citizens will be lucky to get a scrap of food every other day.  There are much worse places to live.

But the place I hate living in is a bit more specific.  Kansas City, Missouri.  I can't stand it.  It isn't dangerous or dirty or anything.  I'm happy to live in an industrially and economically sound place, with decent opportunities for education.  Also, what you hear about the barbecue restaurants is entirely true.  They're great.  I've traveled outside of KC a few times, so I've tried other places, but they really pale in comparison.  We have some good places to eat.

What I hate is the feel of this place.  It's called a city, but it ain't one.  Maybe downtown, but nobody goes down there except to find a hooker or buy some drugs.  Everything else is either a wasteland of highways and other roads or just huge blocks containing nothing but houses that are way too close together.

I guess it's just me.  Kansas City itself doesn't suck.  I've always just wanted to live in a big city like New York or something.  Tall buildings and all that.  Some place with an actual identity.  I can't live out in the country.  I'm an indoor type of guy with allergies that would kill most people (not really).  So, that doesn't leave a lot of places.  Plus, big cities are generally colder.  I prefer cold weather over hot weather any day of the week.

So, yeah.  Just want to get that out there.  It's been bugging me lately.
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May 8, 2012