Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Cleveland versus Connecticut

Cleveland wins. My writing friends know I'm trying to edit a final pass on my MS before it goes to Super Agent X. I need to give him the version that makes him get on one knee, whip out a rock and say "Marry me, Kimberly and we'll honeymoon on the NYT best seller's list."

So why the Cleveland Connection? (That's a nod to Les Roberts, mystery writer from Cleveland, whose "Milan Javovich series is a favorite of mine.) Because Clevelanders are not snow 'fraidy cats! They trudge to school in blizzards and love it. We had 4 inches of snow yesterday in the Nutmeg State and no school. Today? No snow that I can see, maybe slick roads? 90 minute delay. That's 90 minutes I am not editing. After last week's winter break - give me a break!!

I lived in Cleveland twice. Four years there. Off to Bucks County for four years. Then back to Cleveland for six years. The got snowballs there. God love 'em.

7 comments:

ORION said...

I remember Seattle. Two inches of snow would paralyze the city.
Fast forward to Chicago where the snow was piled over my head on either side of the road.
Go figure.

Matt-Man said...

I spent a week in Cleveland one night. Cheers!!

Kim Stagliano said...

Matt-man, don't diss Cleveland. I live in CT now and I cry when I think of my beautiful house in Ohio versus what I can get here. Then I have to eat a lot of Frank Pepe's pizza to make myself feel better and get on a train into the City and feel the energy and life of NYC and voila! I don't miss Cleveland any longer.... But I do miss my big, beautiful house.

The Wandering Author said...

Kim, I don't think it's the state; it's the mindset of whoever makes the decision. Where I live, a while back the school superintendent was from Alaska... You would have loved him, at least right now, although when you had to send your girls out in true blizzard conditions you might have thought differently. He thought four feet of snow with ice on top was perfectly OK.

On the other hand, another area superintendent came from Georgia. When a single snowflake was sighted, she'd scream and call off school for a week. (Well, I think her staff toned that down a bit, but my impression was her instinct was to shut the schools down if the temps went below 40. :-D

So try to make sure they hire someone from Alaska, or at least Maine...

Manic Mom said...

Did I not know you were in Bucks County at one point? You're talking PA, right? We lived in Langhorne. Oh wait, we probably did have this discussion.

Kim Stagliano said...

Doylestown. I loved it there. I'd go back tomorrow.

Michelle O'Neil said...

I think I'm moving to Cleveland. I need your e-mail address!

lifeorileyo@comcast.net