Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Downtown Miami and Me

Downtown Miami and I look alike. She is going through a metamorphosis with all the condos that are being built and all the people moving in. I am changing from a separated but Married man, to a divorced middle aged white guy right in front of you. I am also losing weight as I fight the loneliness of my life, by working out in the rooftop gym of my building and swimming in the pool, where there are no more Naked European Women Breasts to be seen. I miss the N.E.W.B.--- Damn you condo association!

Right now Downtown Miami and I both have a Monday thru Friday, during the daytime, kind of lean to our existences. I work during the day during that period, while the downtown area is pretty vibrant then as well. It’s full of people walking around, drinking the High Tess crack cocaine type of Cuban coffee that’s so popular around here. The horn honking and the hot dog vending is just going on! There are multiple languages being spoken. The construction workers are busy erecting the buildings, while wearing their hard hats, and they generally all have that drywall dust all over them. There is just stuff going on down here during the day. It’s like all the different foods you can eat around here. I had dinner from a place specializing in food from Bali the other day, New York Style Pizza is abundant. Then there are the foo foo pizzas, and the Indian and Peruvian cuisine. I always liked the smell of curry, but not really the food that goes along with it.

Friday Nights I like to go have a few beers at various places in the downtown area, though mostly a place called LaLoggia. Like the Downtown area itself, LaLoggia doesn’t do Saturdays. LaLoggia closes on the weekend, and although Downtown Miami isn't completely closed on those two days, its close, with the exception of Bayside. (My header at the top of this blog is a picture of Bayside. It is two blocks from where I live.) In New York City, there are restaurants and bars that are open to all hours of the night, every night, In Downtown Miami, not so much. Even the crappy McDonalds right by my building closes early.

Things are changing though, as the building ends, and the moving in begins, their will be more incentive for businesses to stay open later, and on weekends. Just like me, I mean I am always inside my head 24/7 so its not like I close down on the weekends or at nights, its just that other then the work, which is kind of a nine to five type thing, I don’t have a whole lot going on. Time heals though, and as time goes by, the buildings will be finished, and the Billster will develop more of a life. Cause we are alike, downtown Miami and Me. I live in downtown Miami, but I am also like Downtown Miami. We just need a little time to re-develop into something different then what we were, I have already punched in and am going to work, Downtown Miami is also already on it.

6 comments:

"said" Woman said...

What a beautiful post. I'm feeling a little that way myself as of late. The optimisim in your writing is refreshing and inspiring, and leaves me a bit at loss for my usual smartie pants jive...Bravo!

Bill From Gainesville said...

Thanks! I try really hard to not let all the bullshit get me down....

Quin Browne said...

the growth of both will be interesting to watch...

Todd said...

Ha! Quin is talking about watching you grow! That's a penis joke, right?

Right?!

Bill From Gainesville said...

Quin-- I just wish it was a faster process. I just want to skip the hard part and get back to the good part again.
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Todd, I am sure that is exactly what she was talking about!, although maybe she was just talking about the growth of a city as a metaphor for the growth of a person? I just cant tell

Quin Browne said...

oh, right, todd... now that i'm 2300 miles away, you get all cocky. as in smartypants.



i still know where you drink.