- Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2016 16:11
Happy Super Tuesday!! I like the results!
As most of you know, I’m writing from Dallas, Texas where life is good and I’m enjoying double dose of Spring….but I can’t forget my friends back in Albany.
For those who don’t know, I vacated Albany on Election Day (November 4th). My decision was well-planned and not dependent on the result of any election…not that I was pleased with the results, but I’m not one to take my ball and go home if things don’t go my way.
I enjoyed my time in Albany but I enjoy Albany even more in the rearview mirror. I missed my first State of the City and State of the County in many years but in reviewing, they were nothing unexpected. In Dallas, I’m delighted by my lack of involvement, (I can sleep at night!!)…there are plenty of journalists here covering most of the news but there are still some gaps for me to fill with some very entertaining gadflies inhabiting Dallas City Hall.
Still, I hope to do some writing on certain topics of discussion in Albany, those topics include, Mr. Conti’s trash bill’s potential repeal, the CDTA bus girl’s drama, the loss of Green Tech on Tuesday night (that was for Mr. Bailey), and how Albany looks from the warmer parts of the world.
So, while Albanians continue to study how to make Albany relevant, let me share with you a few interesting observations about my move “home”…
The U-haul truck I rented to drive to Dallas cost me over $2500 for a week, in Dallas, it was $40 a day. (I know, cause I returned it an hour late by mistake.)
The gas in Dallas is under $1.50 a gallon and, still, the transit system is something to marvel at….CDTA should take a look at this most innovative system.
In Dallas, the libraries aren’t filled with homeless and drunks…they are very strictly maintained in silence…yes, even in the “not so nice” areas.
Jobs, the employee is in the driver’s seat in Dallas. Every establishment has signs screaming “now hiring!!” They are aggressively hiring and offering “work at home” options just to get people in seats.
The food in Dallas it the best!!! I love me some barbeque and, while I make some pretty darn good smoked meats at home, I love spending time finding the absolute best BBQ in North Texas.
Veggies….I can’t wait until the two seasons of tomatoes start coming off the vine and the Freestone peaches overflow in the Dallas Farmer’s Market!! I might even start eating healthy.
Still, there is a downside to living in Dallas,
When the Cowboys lose a game, the entire city loses a game.
The sun and heat can be merciless…I might be as tan and “the Mayor” by June
There are so many things to do, I find I have no time to hibernate with the Lifetime Network.
I miss my friends in Albany….you know who you are (Vince!!)
Stay tuned, I have some scores to settle…and I hope to find the time to do it.