Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Brooklyn Top Ten

"Just when you think your out it pulls you back in." Quote from Grandma Lorraine. Its crazy where life takes you and how it takes you. Scott and I thought for sure that at this point in our lives we would be living in a nice house in Livingston, NJ probably with my own practice, blah, blah, blah... Then of course plans changed and we had no choice but to move to Brooklyn. Now, there are certain parts of Brooklyn that are really cool, but we are not in one of those parts. We live in Bensonhurst, which is a culture of its own. We did learn how to enjoy our time here and make the best out of it. So here is our top 10 reasons of why we love living in Bensonhurst.

10. Our scenic view is of our neighbor's bloomers hanging on the clothes line.

9. We learned that the f--- word can be used as a noun, verb, adjective, and a preposition.

8. I can see all of my neighbors on the entire block in their yards at the same time by just looking out my bedroom window.

7. There are real life mafia dramas going on in the back of my house. Goodbye Sopranos hello Cropsey Ave.

6. Fat male butt crack is in style in my neighborhood.

5. Nathan's (the real Nathan's) is 5 minutes from my house, and you know we go there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

4. Everyone's car is sparkling clean. If not you'd probably get shot.

3. You have the best of China, Italy, and Russia without having to leave your block.

2. No one speaks English yet everyone gets along.

1. Scott can go outside to throw the garbabge out in nothing but his tighty whities and a t-shirt, spark up a conversation with our neighbor in front of all Cropsey Ave. and not think twice about it and this is totally acceptable.


jch said...

I love this post. Love it. Number Nine is so very true of our hood as well.

Alise said...

OMG I can so relate!

Only if you have lived in Bklyn can you truly laugh at this bit of heaven...lol!

Sam is very lucky to have so many devoted people in his life! His life will be a kaleidoscope because of his surroundings!

Anonymous said...

Hey Hey What's wrong with BLOOOOMERS on the line --- That is soo what Grandma Nettie would say ! HAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

OMG Sam is going to be trilingual! LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Scott V
Boy I miss all the comforts of a true Neighborhood i.e. bloomers, seeing all the neighbors at once.

nikkig said...

Yo fuggedaboudit!!! That is the sign we see as we leave your lovely home and every time we get a kick out of it!!!!!