Wednesday, March 15, 2006

New York City Boy!

So, for my 200th post, I guess it's fitting that my stupendous news be this:

I'm headed to NEW YORK CITY this August!

Yep, my plans for going to Loyola Chicago have been changed (for me) and I'll begin studies at Fordham University this August. Drew Marquard and I will be representing our province there (may God have mercy on their souls).

Due to the larger-than-usual numbers of men applying for First Studies programs (a happy problem, to be sure) the program at Loyola Chicago was unable to accommodate the four men from the Detroit Province. So, we have been split up: two to NYC, two to Chicago. To be sure, I'm a bit saddened because my first choice was Loyola but I am terribly excited to live in NYC. Heck, there are enough feiseanna up there to keep me occupied, enough bars to slacken my thirst, and I suspect I'll get a decent education, too.

At times like this, I'm recalled to the soaring and ethereal lyrics of those artisans of the English language: the Pet Shop Boys. I think the song is fitting:

When you'’re a boy
Some days are tough
Lying on your bad
Playing punk rock and stuff
Home is a boot camp
You gotta escape
Wanna go and wander
In the ticker-tape

You feel the deal is real
You're a new york city boy
So young, so run
Into new york city

New york city boy
You'’ll never have a bored day
'’cause you'’re a new york city boy
Where seventh avenue meets broadway


The street is amazing
The hoochies unreal
Check out all the hardware
At the latest deal
Hear a song
That'’s the bomb
If you don'’t get the mix
It'’s got eighty-six

You feel the deal is real
You're in new york city

New york city boy
You'’ll never have a bored day
'’cause you'’re a new york city boy
Where seventh avenue meets broadway
New york city boy
This is your reward day
'’cause you'’re a new york city boy
Where seventh avenue meets broadway

Then as the evening falls
You can return it’s calls

You feel the deal is real
You're a new york city boy
So young, so run
Into new york city

New york city boy
You'll never have a bored day
'’cause you'’re a new york city boy
Where seventh avenue meets broadway


What fanfare for the 200th post!
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