Happy belated Fourth of July!!! I would have blogged sooner, but I only came back from Boston yesterday.
I’m further convinced that there is no better city in the world than New York City. Though I have to admit: Boston is a very picturesque city. I love the brownstones and the overall historic feel of the city but it wasn’t enough for me. It didn’t feel alive. I do give credit that it is a very college town and it’s summer. I really wouldn’t mind living or going to school there, but I know that I can never stay there forever. I belong in New York City. I really do.
Did I mention that my mom called me a loud and obnoxious New Yorker? Funny. I don’t even live in New York. Yet.
On the car ride back, I made an oath to myself to challenge other major cities and see how they measure up to my standards. So far, the list consists of Paris, London, Philadelphia, and Hong Kong. It’s a weird array, but I figured its good to have a mix. Chances are, it will be years before I even accomplish this mission. I know I won’t be traveling for a while, unfortunately. I will do it eventually, and I will just have to get back to you.
In terms of the holiday, I didn’t even watch the fireworks. Boston does have a pretty impressive Fourth of July celebration but my family decided to skip it. I didn’t mind. I’m really not a fan of fireworks. It’s just a bunch of different chemicals that are ignited. Instead, we just grabbed some Ben & Jerry’s and headed back to the hotel.
I ended up reading the whole night instead of watching the televised Fourth of July spectacular. It’s weird. After not reading “a real book” for pleasure in such a long time, I feel like I just want to get my hands on everything. – which is great! I want to be prepared for my fall internship and reading will do just that. On the bright side, I finally convinced my sister to continue the Harry Potter series. While she’s away at “philantrophy camp”, she’ll be reading the Chamber of Secrets and possibly the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Nine days to go!