Monday, October 13, 2008

Austin/Boston


I just returned from my quick trip to Boston this past weekend for the BlogHer conference and I'm exhausted from the three solid days of wine, women and blog. And while there's not too much else to tell, I do want to say how completely and thoroughly I loved being in the city. From the cool, crisp air to the cool, crisp people, it was a world of difference from Austin, Texas.

I didn't even see a taco.

But to really explain how refreshing I found the Bostonians to be, I have to mention the way I was asked by a woman in each airport to move my bag so they could have the seat next to me:

Austin - "Um, I'm so sorry to bother y'all, but do you think you could maybe just move that cute, little computer bag of yours that's just sittin' right there so I could just plop myself down in that seat? I'm SO SORRY to ask y'all, but I'm just right tired from walkin' all...day...long. So, do you think you would mind, hon? Thank you SOOO much! My goodness, you are SOOO sweet and I do SOO appreciate it. Thank yew, sweetie!"

Boston - "So. You gonna move that bag for me there or what?"

So thanks to everyone I met in Boston for a great weekend. It was absolutely, totally wicked awesome. Y'all.
















20 comments:

Memarie Lane said...

My SIL's husband was stationed near Boston for awhile, they had to move there from San Antonio. And this post pretty much sums up her experience of the two places.

SportsFan's Daughter said...

I guess EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas... including sentences.

Marinka said...

Come to New York and find out how we get you to move your bag, bitch.

Cassie said...

LOL! Where I'm from originally they would have just said "Move that f-ing bag or I'll sit on it."

Sharon said...

See? I love how you mention wine in each and every one of your blogs.

Your next challenge? Try to reference Superman AND wine.

catnip said...

Yep, that's about right! It was nice to meet you, if only briefly.

Lin said...

So welcome to New England! We're cranky, curt and sometimes downright rude. We don't really mean it. Not really. It's all the cold, snow and taxes.

bernthis said...

If you were in NY they would have just tossed your bag onto the floor and sat down.

Welcome back

MadMad said...

Ha! We're a charmiing bunch, aren't we?

Minivan Mom said...

This post made me so homesick.

Damn, I miss those rude beyotches up North. We might be rude, but we're REAL.

I hope you drank a large DD coffee for me.

Sarah said...

I found your blog through Minivan Mom's and as a Bostonian, just have to say, isn't it great here?! :) You totally lucked out on this weekend's weather! It was the perfect weekend to visit. Hope you'll come back soon. Did you get the "opportunity" to experience the T? LOL

TLCknits said...

Dang...Welcome to the Northeast... God I miss Texas

hokgardner said...

I am so envious of your trip. I miss New England.

Miguelina. said...

You got the Boston personality down pat. Loooooved meeting you. You're wicked pissah.

(Y'all.)

*Akilah Sakai* said...

LOL! I miss the North already! No one honks at you down here. I had to remind my husband to reeee-laaax and just chill out.

Sexy Barbarella said...

Originally a Yankee from the north who moved to TN and just recently relocated to the corn state of Iowa...thanks for reminding me...HOW MUCH I MISS THE NORTHEAST!

Laura said...

The eyes, oh the eyes, what did they say? Did the lady in Boston give you a stare that could freeze the Charles River? If it had been in New York, well, those eye darts are pretty painful. Texas, never been, but would there have been some eyelash flashing?

rightonmom said...

Yea, you just need to haul your sweet as cobbler pie southern ass out of the way up there! We're kinda the same way in Chi-town. If I'd known you were going, I'd a warned you!
(And how come Blogher didn't invite me?!)

Lela said...

Ah yes.... I'm from the northWEST - transplanted Texas and then Arkansas. I'm still making the adjustment. Sort of.

Anonymous said...

HEHEHE Ya... That's about right! Not all of us are that way, but for the most part it's accurate. lol