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Today as part of the 12 Days of Giveaways Party I invited the fabulous Lisa Renee Jones here to the blog!
Lisa recently moved from Texas to New York and has noticed a few differences…here’s what she had to say…
Happy Holidays everyone! I am writing to you from Austin, Texas where I am home visiting family. I moved to New York in February and it’s like living in another world. I never imaged how different the two places could be. A few months after moving I blogged at Avon’s blog about the differences in the two places. Now many months later, sitting back home in Austin, I thought it would be fun to revisit such a list. I am a bit blurry eyed from the travel so forgive me if I misspell or mistype!
First – a lesson in New York slang: You must use a ‘W’ — Coffee is not Coffee. It’s CAWFFEE. Call is Cawl. Practice makes perfect. Tongue on the roof of the mouth. You can do it! Try it!
-A slice of Pizza does not exist in New York. It’s a slice of PIE. Fortunately, there is no special size terminology–no Venti or Grande PIE–small, medium, large still apply. And in case you wondered, pizza is the New York Taco. You can find it on every block.
– The view from Battery Park is gorgeous and happy hour is indeed quite happy as you sit and overlook the water.
-The Macy’s windows are full of spectacular Christmas scenes during the holidays. Truly spectacular.
– They do not have Jack-in-Box, Dairy Queen, Whataburger, Luby’s, Furs, Chick-fil-A or Taco Cabana in New York. I am in Austin for Five days and must fit all of these in at least two times. Can you imagine the DIET when I get home?
– In Manhattan, everything has the calorie count on it. In concept, this is great, but, man, it can really ruin a good cookie and coffee! Sometimes I just DON’T WANT TO KNOW!
-Those cupcakes showcased in the show Sex in the City from the Magnolia Bakery in Manhattan are to DIE for. Oh my gosh, they are so so good. And fattening. And expensive. And my DH and I buy a dozen every time we go to the city and eat them. All. The TWO of us.
Hmmmm – this blog is getting very food obsessive, isn’t it? I am hungryJ Can you tell?
– It is 70 today in Austin. There was snow on the ground when I left New York.
-When you order food in New York at a restaurant they say ‘Is this to STAY or to GO?’. In Texas, they say ‘Here or to go’. Little small things you’d be amazed you noticed when you move someplace new.
-The Jewish religion is by far the most dominant in Long Island. I’ve learned so much about the Jewish culture and met some wonderful people. It’s very common to see men wearing a Yarmulke here. In Texas you see Cowboy hats. One little boy asked me if we have cars in Texas or do we just ride horses. I told him I take my car out once a week to allow my horse some rest.
-You won’t see Justin Ropers and Wrangers in New York. It’s dress shoes with True Religion jeans.
So – those are a few of the difference I’ve seen in New York. Hope you enjoyed the listJ More than anything, I wish you all a wonderful, safe holiday! And if you happen by a bookstore and see Lone Star Surrender on the shelf, know Lisa is smiling. Having my books on shelves is a blessing I am immensely thankful for.
Lisa Renee Jones
Thanks Lisa for that great blog!
Readers, today’s prize is:
-A copy of Lone Star Surrender courtesy of Lisa
-A snowman notepad
Today’s question is:
Have you ever made a big move? If so, did you notice any major differences when you did move?
Psst…how many of you actually tried saying CAWFFEE outloud…LOL…and I am still in shock over the no Chick-fil-A in New York…I don’t know how I’d survive 😮
Anyway, be sure to check back on Dec. 27 to see if you won today’s prize!