For the past 4.5 years, I've been a resident of Gainesville, and reasonably happy about that fact. Gainesville is a small place, a place that one can happily exist with limited student resources and even, if you live in the right place, without a car. But, frankly, I reached a point (probably after a few months in a real city - Berlin I miss you) when the tiny burg of Gainesville suddenly felt empty.
My condo is near downtown - 10 blocks from the hideous Architecture building and 5 blocks south of Downtown proper. Easy, cheap and in a relatively quiet neighborhood. Well, its quiet now - it wasn't when I arrived. Took me a couple of years to quell the ongoing street party that was my 'hood. Boom cars are never welcome, but for some reason they were tolerated.... Gotta give GPD props for their quick response to my repeated calls. I think the dispatch people knew my voice as soon as they answered there for a while.
In any case, I have neglected this blog, and now, while I have the time to do so (I haz no jobz) I will get this up and running again, and fill it with the ideas and thoughts that rumble through my psyche. Well, ok, perhaps I'll just limit myself to commentary on cities and such, you probably don't want to suffer through the rest...
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