Just when I was thinking about how I'm still a wannabe New Yorker, even though I have a Manhattan address, pay outrageous city taxes, and sport a New York State Driver License, British photographer Nigel Barker hit the nail right on the head in "Six Seconds with Nigel Barker" from a recent edition of Page Six Magazine (a New York Post gossip publication that I don't normally care to read, but was in the seat pocket of the car to Gotham Bar & Grill).
The question: Who do you think is the most annoying New Yorker?
His answer: The kind of New Yorker that irritates me the most is the wannabe - people who say they are from New York and it turns out they moved here four months ago from Ohio.
As a military brat, I've never felt comfortable saying I'm from anywhere. My standard answer to the question that many military brats hesitate to answer is: Everywhere and no where.
I'll never be from New York. But I live here now. And of everywhere I have ever lived, there is no where that makes me feel like this city.
But why does everyone always reference Ohio?
Not a quote of the day, week or month. Just of whenever. Until the next quote that moves me.