I love my Maryland hometown and am always excited to visit. And as I begin my trip to any of this country's fabulous eastern cities, I always am struck by a slight sense of envy that those places have so many things that Albuquerque lacks.
- widespread public transportation
- big, wide glorious rivers
- tons of people
- tons of food
- rockin' new years eve parties at the Museum of Industry
- neighborhood bars
- row houses
The list goes on, but then, inevitably, something funny happens. My envy gradually turns to a massive sense of relief. As I waited for my bazillionth cab, or circled the neighborhood looking for parking, or shouldered my way past 1,000 people to get a beer.
As it took me 1.5 hours to get checked in for my flight and as I pondered what the cost of my house would be if I tried to purchase it in Baltimore, as I tried to decide if my sneaker chic was chic enough and as it to took a solid damn day to plan any outing because of innumerable logistical nightmares, I realized that Albuquerque and New Mexico is exactly where I want to be.
There's just one little itty-bitty thing ... that would reduce any residual envy to almost nothing ... Sephora
I don't think that's too much to ask for, do you?