Saturday, June 2, 2007

Sunday Scribblings - Town and Country

As always, I respond to the Sunday Scribbling prompt with a knee jerk reaction and go with it. This is what town and country brought to mind:

I love visiting New York for the excitement, culture, and entertainment options. I also adore Las Vegas for obvious reasons. But, I could never live in either place. Huge cities are overwhelming to me. Too stressful, too fast, and way too much temptation. There is evil everywhere, but it really stalks you in the big city. I could also never live in a rural area. I enjoy the isolation of the country on my own terms, not as a lifestyle. I am a townie. I like living in a medium sized city with access to the country. Even though I seldom venture out in the middle of the night, it is comforting to know that there are stores and restaurants open 24/7, should I have an urgent need for a lottery ticket or a Denny’s Grand Slam at two A.M. I grew up in a tiny village in Northern Idaho, where the sidewalks (what sidewalks?) are rolled in shortly after supper. I lived overseas for 15 years, where legitimate businesses in even major cities pretty much fade to black as the sun sets. Pubs in England usually close at ten thirty. That may be different now, but I am speaking from my own experience. There are after hours clubs, but you generally need to be young, heavily pierced, and have hair of a color normally found in a rainbow to fit in. Living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is perfect for me. Southern cities are unique. I have access to all the conveniences of a metropolitan city and am just minutes away from rural areas that cause Dueling Banjos to pluck in my head. Maybe I should do a commercial for the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. City living with the potential to “squeal like a pig” only minutes away.

10 comments:

Rena said...

I was wondering if you'd write about Idaho on this one. I did.
I like your idea of being a townie. Myrtle Beach sounds just about perfect.

Pinehurst in my Dreams said...

Wow. Sounds charming. Who wouldn't want to "squeal like a pig" now and then. . .HA!

Here we have the amenities of the city with the option of "roaring like a grizzly" just a few miles away. . .guess we have something somewhat in common. . .

InlandEmpireGirl said...

You do have the best of both worlds where you live. I have changed to not even being a town person anymore ( I am posting mine tomorrow). I love your new layout and photo. Beautiful.

Tracy said...

Love your sense of humor!

iGoddess said...

hey, there's nothing wrong with a sudden and urgent need for Denny's food at 2a.m.!! =) (said the night owl...)

lovely post, and lots of fun to read!

Patois said...

I enjoyed your post, but I especially enjoy your photo. Very funny.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I agree, I love my small city surrounded by country. BTW I think pubs are open longer in England now. Here in Scotland its always been possible to find pubs open til all hours.

myrtle beached whale said...

I spent some time in Scotland. I don't think I have had more fun and understood less of the conversation around me. "I am speaking bloody English!!!" I am surpised the pubs close at all.

Molly said...

I grew up in the south and always had a soft spot for the beauty there!

Pinehurst in my Dreams said...

You changed your page again. I really liked the view from your balcony at the top of the page - but maybe you were tired of that view???

Maybe you should stretch the Maidenhead across the top. . .