Friday, November 1, 2013
On Moving To Hartford
When you move in your thirties, people ask, "Did you get a job?"
When you say you moved to New London, people look a little confused but slightly positive, as if they are thinking of vaguely nautical things they once encountered on a field trip.
When you say you moved to Putnam, people nod approvingly; they're thinking of Putnam County, New York.
When you say you moved to Hartford, people literally do a double take like a bad movie actor.
"No, it's nice!" you say, enumerating Hartford's charms as they look at you with concern.
But really, it is nice.