Thursday, December 14, 2006

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city...

I love big cities.

Love them.

I love the business, and the chaos. That nearly everything is open 24 hours. The people constantly wandering....there's always something going on, and things to do. The city makes me happy. Extrodinarily happy.

I espeically love Toronto. Its the closest big city to home.

I went to see Wicked last night, which I must say, is fantasitc. Its the story of the witches in the Wizard of Oz, and explains why they become good and evil, how the wicked witch turns green, how the tin man becomes the tin man etcetera etcetera....it is also a book.

Ya ya, I was exicted for the performance...but when I go to Toronto for the day, I am usually more excited about the little things that happen...the little things that remind me how much I love the city.

Like, yesterday, I went for a quick dinner with Jennifer, we sat and talked about how organizations like MADD and Children's Aid Society are in a lot of trouble for using donations for personal things like SUV's and vacations. MADD raised 12 million dollars in one year, and 19 cents from every dollar went to the charity. The rest went to paying for extravagencies....There is a shit load of controversy surrounding both organizations right now. MADD Says they have nothing to hide. If that is true, why are chapters of MADD closing?

After dinner, I met up with my friend who I was going to see Wicked with. She had not eaten, so we were cutting through a popular building on younge street, and who should walk by? This guy. He looks very old in person.

The lights in the city are amazing, and very colorful....it was a gorgeous night out last night, so walking everywhere was perfect.

However, the highlight of the evening came just as we made it to the doors of the theater. My very old friend Brad, and his fiance K, happened to be walking by at the exact moment that we stopped to get our tickets out for the show. I was so happy to see him, as it has been a very long LOOOONG time since we have had a chance to hang out. We're adults now...it sucks. Everyone's busy. Wicked was great...but seeing Brad was the best part of the night. I really missed that guy.

My farvorite thing about the city?? The way the steam coms up from the subway, and swirls across the streets at night.

The random moments of the city are what keep bringing me back....

12 comments:

WhatIGotSoFar said...

The city is wonderful when you get to visit all the nice places. Just stay away from the scuzzy areas. For example: Dundas Square, first place I ever saw some random guy whip it out and take a leak right there on the street in broad daylight.
I love living outside the city.

Princess Pessimism said...

W - I do also enjoy living outside the city...but I'm finding that as I get older, I'm being drawn towards the city more and more. I'll be 30 next year, and even though i've lived lots of places, i've never lived in a gigantic city...it might be nice for a year or so. There's a scuzy area behind South west of kensington. Me and Miss Ash but through it one day while we were walking to queen...there was a creepy man watching us from a window...

Natalia said...

I love cities too. I don't think many people understand me when it comes to that. But it's in my blood. I was born and raised in a big city and it's what always calls to me. And you managed to put it so well :)

-N

Miss Ash said...

I'm a city gal as well, the busier it is the happier i am. Yeah, we walked through that not so nice area where you can get the best crack in Toronto..silly girls.

Heather said...

You could not pay me enough to live in a big city. Even St. Catharines was too bustling for my tastes.

rawbean said...

awwhh such a nice post. I love city stuff about vancouver. yea that steam that comes up from who knows where is so cool, and there is always something to do! YAY!

Princess Pessimism said...

N - See, I was born in a smaller city. But the big cities have called out hugely to me since I was about 22 or so...ive wanted to move to a huge one as long as I can remember. If I do take either job in london or dubai, I think that fulfills the requirement. LOL!!

Miss Ash - Didnt you take your sister through that area once too??? LOL!

Heather - LOL!!! St. Catharines only has 130.000 people. You know, where I lived in MA, I think there was only like 25.000, I was screaming for some excitement. Which is why I went to Boston and New York all the time.

Rawbean - OHHH my god. A long time ago you asked me why I was going to Van. A good good friend of mine lives close to Granville. He's in Tokyo right now, but i'm planning a trip out in March.

Lindsey said...

Very Sex and the City PP. :o)

Lindsey said...

PS: L-O-V-E love love the new avatar!

mutleythedog said...

Is this a pay per post for Wicked by any chance? Did you get paid to write this?

Phil said...

Hi Princess- A few things...

I like your Cindy Lou Who. It's adorable.

You mentioned MADD. In college I had a friend with a t-shirt that said "DAMM-Drunks Against Mad Mothers" I still laugh when I think of it.

I too love the feeling of the city at night.

Big Ben said...

You'll have to come out to the Beach for a picnic with Big Ben!