The Past Month: In Words and Photos
The first two weeks were spent as a groupie for Disney on Ice as I followed them from Trenton, NJ to Portland, Maine. Trenton is certifiable terrible in the eyes of any one who has experienced it, but it is close to my brother's home in New Brunswick, NJ so I traveled between the two often. Portland was an amazing city. It was beautiful, the people are as nice as Southerners, there a multiple music venues, it is a stellar beer city and even has a good art scene. Most definitely the best east coast city besides Asheville, NC, which wins because it is surrounded by mountains rather than the ocean. A huge Norester came through while we were in Portland and I hope that is the most snow I will ever have to see in my life. But on the good side it gave the Disney crew a few days off.
After the second week with them I went back to New Brunswick and spent the next two weeks with my brother and sister-in-law. Ever since he moved up six or seven years ago, I have gotten the hard sell from an array of people to move up as well. New Brunswick as a city is a fairly undesirable place. Besides having to learn all the places its not safe to be, and getting used to people being annoyed with the fact you're alive, even something like driving is nearly impossible because the roads make no sense and in-town you are constantly dodging bad drivers, inattentive walkers, trash cans rolling in the street and parked delivery trucks. But, for as much as the city itself bothers me, the community of people and the direction that community is head is very, very attractive. New Brunswick may not seem like the place I would want to live my life but there are definitely things there I would want to do with my life. It is a strange tension.
Here are some photos of the past month.