heart on the lake

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

dear cleveland,

well hello there beautiful, how you doing today?

i wanted to write to you and just let you know that i appreciate you taking me in with open arms. see, it was three years ago this week that i moved to the fine city that you are. since i grew up an hour south of you i had a pretty good feel of everything you had to offer but after living downtown for these past three years it's only made me love you that much more.

three years in the warehouse district, three years in the same apartment, three years with the same fabulous neighbors and three years of constantino's market and maproom taking a quarter of my paycheck.


who would have thought that when i fled little c-town (canton) to start fresh that i would have ended up so happy. i've created a nice little niche for myself here and i don't plan on leaving anytime soon.

i.e. you're stuck with me.

also, thanks for letting me use your name to start up this blog - do i owe you royalty money? hope not cause about all i can pay you with is awesomeness. thankfully though i have enough of that to go around.

there are a couple of things i would like to mention:

first, can you please get someone to fill the potholes on the east side of st clair? secondly, can you somehow guarantee that the cavs will not only make it to the eastern conference finals but win the NBA championship? thirdly, a way guarantee that i never move is to present me with a talk dark and handsome man that makes me laugh. thanks.

i think that's about it for me just wanted to make sure you knew that i loved you. here's to another three years.

stay classy,

alexa

31 comments:

  1. You lived in Canton,NC right? I still can't believe it, seeing as how that's a 10 minute drive for me. It's awesome that Cleveland is treating you so good. Moving away from your comfort zone(which I'm assuming Canton was the comfort zone) can definitely be scary. I'm wondering if one day we'll ever get the balls to try out a new city. Asheville's been good to us, so it would definitely be scary.

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  2. I so wanna move somewhere. Wanna experience new things with new people, away from things and people id rather not live with anymore. Ha!

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  3. I've never been to Cleveland, but now I'd like to go.

    There are so many potholes in Boston it's ridiculous and I hate it.

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  4. I really hate how winter weather causes all those damn potholes.

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  5. You should totally be an anchorwoman in Cleveland.

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  6. Oh man, potholes are so annoying. I went to school in Baltimore, and after having my car down there for four years with their terrible roads, I needed new tires like whoa. Grr.

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  7. sha! thats a big move. I like to visit the big city, but im a country girl at heart. I like the crickets to sing me to sleep. And to let my dog out to pee while im naked, and know that only the birds will see me in the woods.

    happy anniversary!

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  8. I feel the same!! I never would have thought I would like the Cleve so much.

    Much of that is because of my neighbors - present and past!

    Cleveland really is a plum:)

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  9. I never knew much about Cleveland or even Ohio before reading your blog, now I'm like I must go there one day cause it seems like a hell of a fun place.

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  10. Cleveland is awesome... I'd totally move there if it wasn't...you know... in OHIO.

    I love you anyway :-)

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  11. My three year anniversary with Cleveland is coming up in July. I'm already freaking out about what to get Cleveland for the big anny. What do you get the city that has everything?

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  12. This makes me want to move to Cleveland.

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  13. This makes me want to move to Cleveland.

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  14. I think your one of the only people I "know" (quotes because I really don't know you) that could get people to move to Cleveland!

    I agree with you - I live in Cleveland, and love it! Yay! And Happy Cleveland Anniversary!

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  15. Your blog makes me want to visit Cleveland and I'll totally be hitting you up for tips on where to go.

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  16. I didn't know you weren't from Cleveland???

    The only place I have ever been to in Ohio is Columbus...cleveland sounds MUCH better!

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  17. it's nice to hear someone rave about cleveland. I feel like everyone who's here hates it and is trying to get out...

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  18. I miss Bridgeview, Peach, nameless, and of course the plum. I know you miss me AND Phillip. You still never have mentioned him on your blog and he's p*ssed!

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  19. We love hearing how much you love Cleveland :) Because we feel exactly the same way.

    Cheers!

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  20. ps - I hope Cleveland gives you that tall, dark, and handsome man with a good sense of humor asap!

    (xo, Kelly)

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  21. I don't think I've ever been to The Map Room. It has avoided me for some reason. I'm going to have to check it out.

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  22. Lebron told me he'll win it all.

    In 2010 when he's on the Knicks.

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  23. i seriously need to get my butt to cleveland one of these days...

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  24. I've only been to Columbus in Ohio... better fix that fast! Glad you've found your niche, lady. It can truly make or break these years.

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  25. I think Cleveland owes YOU a thanks for informing millions that the plum is its fruit.

    I know I'll never forget.

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  26. I frickin' love you. Plenty of awesomeness to go around. Ha ha ha.

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  27. Happy Clevelandversary. I need to come visit, let's figure out how that'll work.

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  28. So if I ever come to visit Cleveland, do you promise to take me to maproom?

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  29. everyone come to cleveland! blog party for the win!

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