Oh, The Places Alise Will Go!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, by Dr. Seuss

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know...........
(Click to see the poem in its entirety)

Okay, somebody* told me that i should put my dreams, wants, desires, etc. into the universe, so today I will take a semi-break from complaining and being ornery and put out some positive vibes and sh*t..... (Sorry, I can't help it) Miss Tiha, aka T-Money and I had a convo yesterday about where we wanted to go. I'm not talking about goal wise or the abstract, but actually what cities or regions we want to go to. I do know one thing is for sure: As long as I am unhappy with my longitude & latitude I will continue to be stunted. I live in Durham, NC. I grew up here, went to school here, spent my adult life here, it is definitely time to try something else. No better time than the present. Something drastic, interesting, life altering. Just. Something. Else. So here is a short list of places I am looking at. Actually before I give you the proposed list that let me tell you a very important thing that I am looking for in a destination: it must have a vibrant art scene... poetry, visual arts, theatre, etc.... (I also love nature, so that is always a plus) Also, I don't really want to do the south**. So these are some ideas I am tossing around, please give feedback if you are familiar with any of these places and know some pros/cons, or maybe some suggestions. Also, are there any of you looking for some new life scenery?

  • Chicago
  • Seattle
  • New York City
  • San Diego
  • Mars***

* I'm not sure who "somebody" is but I think it is someone related to"they"
**reasons why to be visited in a future blog
*** Hey, I think I could relate to Martians especially if McCain wins, if
Lupe Fiasco can ride to work on a Pegasus, then I can live on Mars.....okay I am shutting up now.

****Thanks Elliot for the indirect roaming inspiration :)

11 comment(s) thus far...:

eysqueen said...

I would like to add Madrid, somewhere on the coast of Greece, somewhere in Argentina, Vancouver...

Anonymous said...

I was going to be offended because Atlanta was not on the list, but you said you didn't want to do the south. Now I'm not offended.

I want to visit Vancouver...

NaturallyAlise said...

@ abggg, uh oh, you might not wanna read tiha's atlanta bashing blog from last month, lol....

eysqueen said...

@abggg yeah girl i'm already here...really dont want to read that blog, or my upcoming blog about how i really feel about the south, lol.

Luvvie (aka Queen IG) said...

Umm CLEARLY I vote for Chicago. Come join us in the city of wind.

Moni~ said...

Alise you know that somebody was me, dammit :-P You've been listening to me and Universe talk for over a month now! Hee Hee

I'm writing my thesis on the best creative spots in the US of A.

I will share them with you. (this also constitutes a majority of US places that I am willing to go)

The Bay area
Austin, Tx
Ann Arbor

***surprisinig Raleigh/Durham is on everyone's list of super awesome places, but since we live here.... *shrugs*

And I have also heard good things about St. Paul and St. Petersburg

Happy Moving... change is in the air!!!

The Pretty Brown Girl said...

I want to move to Chicago, but it just gets too damn cold out there. I love that city cuz its a REAL CITY (unlike ATL, IMHO), but I've lived in temperate a$$ DC my whole life. I'd run home the first time a cold wind blew on me hard. I'm pretty certain I'll be living in Raleigh/Durham by the time I'm 50.

Elliot Axiom said...

Oh give me a home
where the buffalo roam
and the deer and the antelope play...

Back to the road:-)

suga said...

Yay for Moni mentioning the Bay Area!

I'm all for Chicago too. I think that San Diego and Seattle may be a huge culture shock for you, coming from NC. Have you visited before?

I actually want to move. I had my heart set on Houston until that hurricane hit a few months ago. It's still on my list though. I really had my heart set on the south, but now I'm thinking of Chicago and Philly...NC, too.

amymay said...

AmyComeLately is leaving a comment none the less...
two of my absolute favorite spots that I've ever been... Eugene, OR and Arcata, CA... great art community, relaxed vibe, close to colleges and universities, diverse culturally and the weather was pretty wonderful... but on the cool side. That all goes for both places.

eysqueen said...

@Amy, you've put me on to some places I havent heard of...thanks! gotta go look those up because I love me some Cali!