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A Change of Address

Posted by AllieB on June 28, 2012

Gather round, y’all – BBT’s got news: I’ve decided to move to New York. True story – come Labor Day, bye bye ATL and helloooo Big Apple. I’ve got lodging sorted out (at least temporarily – and it’s not here), so now all I need to focus on is that pesky job thing. This is where you come in – put your ear to the ground and let’s find me employment in NYC. Okgreatthanks.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to be all mopey or anything…at least not right away, and the reason I’m announcing it now is that I know people residing in NYC read this, and I also know that the world wide web is an excellent networking tool, so I’m making use of my assets. I am, however, going to compile a bucket list of things to do before I no longer declare ATL as my current city on Facebook – here’s what I’ve got so far:

  • Climb Stone Mountain. Haven’t done this since I was like 6 and I want to do it again. So far I’ve recruited Fleming, as long as it’s not hot…so I might need back-up.
  • Clermont Lounge. Come 1 AM don’t let me come up with some lame excuse as to why I can’t go – take me kicking and screaming. I’m 90% sure I haven’t been before – sacrelig, I know.
  • Dine in the Sun Dial Restaurant. Possible I’ve never done this either…which also seems wrong.
  • Go to Decatur – maybe even take MARTA to Decatur? K and A have done this…and if they’ve done it, any excuse I conjure up is irrelevant (not because y’all don’t do stuff, but I think we all know where you (and most Atlantans) stand on MARTA)

Et cetera. Hopefully I will be a better city citizen in NYC than I am here. Besides my knowledge of back roads and dive bars, I’m apparently not so Atlanta-savvy…

So that’s exciting!!! BBT goes to the Big Apple. Who knows what will happen….Sloane, let’s be besties and maybe I can right your coattails to literary success??

I just tried to segue off into a new subject about my massive crush on Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, but that’s going to have to wait – putting my news on BBT just made it very real…and now I’m even more excited, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. I do want to apologize to those whom I should have told personally. I owe you better, and I’m sorry, but this all came about pretty quickly, and I wanted to give you plenty of time to plan my going away party get my name out there re: employment…

Lady Liberty and I have already been in touch – it’s good to know the right people. (Credit: who else. Hilary.)

13 Responses to “A Change of Address”

  1. ElizaBuff said

    Congrats on going public. Atlanta will not be the same without you-but NYC will be so much sweeter. We are all so proud of you. xo

  2. Tina said

    That’s so exciting! I’m so happy for you, BBT! xoxo

  3. hbel said

    EAT PIZZA EVERYDAY! they do that there, right?

  4. Wahhhhhh said

    I know I don’t have to say it but I’m not happy (for myself) but I am happy for you. I can’t wait to visit you- so excited for YOU!! Xx

  5. sweet dee said

    congrats BBT!!! your gonna need to expand the size of your restaurant spreadsheet! Can I come visit?

  6. EED said

    YAY Allie!!!!! Wow… SOOO excited for you…and BBT, of course. While we’ll miss you in the ATL, I know you will absolutely LOVE the Big A. :) :) :)

  7. CCH said

    No way!!! You go woman!!! So happy for you. Can’t wait to visit.

  8. How am I just now finding this incredible blog? Well little lady, it would appear that you and I are in similar limbos regarding our destinies and the great city of New York. Maybe I’ll catch you riding the subway one day after you do a test run on MARTA and perfect the metro experience. Could I get Lady Liberty’s digits from you? It’s all about networking and she appears to be a pretty important woman up in those parts.

  9. You Know Who said

    Send updated resume! Now.

    or ASAP.

  10. FJ said

    A thoussssssand flat faces…….BUT I’m so happy for you!!!

  11. JBranch said

    This is all so exciting….I’m talking about finally finding someone to go to te SunDial with me!!! Oh, and NYC sounds fun too! (congrats girlie!)

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  13. […] and subsequent pursuit of my #NYCBucketList. I read the BBT from June 2012 that plotted my #ATLBucketList prior to moving up here, and it turns out I did exactly zero of the things. My 2012 self was […]

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