Yesterday I mentioned in my post how I spent some time at home enjoying nature and peace, and beauty, and then went to Cleveland to see my manfriend, and saw a crack head. This is odd for me, because I come from such a different place. I think the kids around my parts smoke salvia and huff window cleaner or something.
Here are some statistics as to the differences in my small town, and the big city where my manfriend lives. In the city's defense, its like 400 times bigger, so theres more that can happen, right?
In my small town, there are 5,054 people.
In Cleveland, there are 478,403
I'm not good at math, but the calculator says, that's 473,349 more people in the big city. I don't like people all that much.
My towns average income is $45,359 a year.
Cleveland's is $28,512
My town's 97% white 3% other
Cleveland is 50% black, 41% white, and whatever percent other.
My towns average age is 33.9
Cleveland's is 33.0
My town's average rapes in the past 4 years is 0
Clevelands, is 33 per year.
My town's average break in's per year, is 14 (which I suspect is people leaving their doors unlocked)
Cleveland's is 813. Per year.
That didn't include general larceny, or car thefts. That's in the thousands, compared to 4 per year where I live.
I don't advocate leaving your place open but I don't feel unsafe to walk around the woods behind my house. Or to go to the park by myself. Or sleep with my windows open, alone. People are considerate when you are out and about, and don't walk in the street in front of your car. The kids respect you. You can still get ice cream down the street for $1.25, and drum roll please.......WE GOT A SONIC! Booooom!
It's a completely different vibe. I think that's why me and the manfriend get along so well, we're different enough, yet similar enough at the same time. And, going to each other's houses is like a whole other world, he says its like vacation.
Speaking of that manfriend, last night he told me I was the cutest most delicious thing that ever happened to him. I like to be a good thing that happens to people. This is the first time I've ever been happy so long with someone. I mean, grossely, sickingly happy, and attracted to someone! 19 months! As I tell my cats, one day we'll all live happily ever after, and I wont have to leave them on the weekends.
We got some communication about that swine flu at work. Theres an "incentive" trip to Mexico in 2 weeks. Mind you, I didn't win, and I'm not sad about it. All those jerks are gonna bring back the Porky flu! So we were assured the "pandemic committee" at work met about it and it's perfectly safe. It's never a good sign when your work has a pandemic committee and they find it necessary to call a meeting..um, what the hell?