What i’ll miss the most or the 100th just10things

Here is the 100th just10things.  As I warned, there would be a time when the numbers needed to change, or be validated violated .  At times I cannot believe that I've managed to stay true for this long, and that you have continued to support me through my often always random musings.  I'm going for broke with just100things tonight, while unplanned, it was still planned, but not this way.  Enjoy! Time to take a break. I'm tired, my credit card needs a rest.  I will miss it here, and haven't given up hope of someday soon calling it home, but it will be a couple months at least before those plans have any chance of coming to fruition.  So today... I say goodbye to Manhattan, goodbye to Brooklyn, goodbye to Harrison, goodbye to NJ Penn, goodbye to Wall Street, goodbye to new friends, goodbye to dear friends, goodbye to poetry readings, goodbye to good food (guess I'll start cooking again), goodbye to posh bars with expensive drinks, goodbye to the R train, goodbye to the coffee shop at 40 Wall (they are closing their doors for good), goodbye to late nights, goodbye to really late nights, goodbye to crowds, goodbye to protests, goodbye to the PATH train, goodbye to crazy cabs, goodbye to good shops, goodbye to colleagues in town, goodbye to early morning flights, goodbye to not having to drive, goodbye to sweet smells, goodbye to not having personal space, goodbye to random strangers, goodbye to long distance Daddy, goodbye to massive expenses, goodbye to searching for a water closet before hopping on the train, goodbye to getting lost (I'll still do that aplenty), goodbye to Cuban sammys, goodbye to Bowery, goodbye to endless nights walking Broadway, goodbye to city rain, goodbye to cold windy streets, goodbye to Pearl St, goodbye to Mary and Noel at Killarney Rose, goodbye to EWR (not really going to miss this one), goodbye to tourists, goodbye to waiting for the hotel shuttle, goodbye to the hotel staff that always made me feel at home, goodbye to the 2/3 train, goodbye to complete strangers that put me back in the right direction, goodbye to a first (and last) date, goodbye to subway maps, goodbye to my Metro card, goodbye to gin and lemonade, goodbye to Soho, goodbye to Chelsea, goodbye to Bar 13, goodbye to the sounds of the train outside my hotel (sleep is difficult without the noise), goodbye to escargot, goodbye to pumpkin ravioli, goodbye to the river and the bench at the edge, goodbye to dusk that makes the city sexy, goodbye to accordion players on trains, goodbye to station dancers, goodbye to French (I have not been counting, but sticks out as the most often heard language), goodbye to barricades, goodbye to riot gear, goodbye to marching bands that only know two notes, goodbye to living out of an 18" roller, goodbye to WTC, goodbye to machine gun armed military, goodbye to public restrooms that make you gag, goodbye to people more lost than me that ask for directions, goodbye to holiday decorations, goodbye to turnstiles, goodbye to subway stairs, goodbye to dragging luggage through crowded streets, goodbye to pigeons, goodbye to the dog walkers, goodbye to almost getting run over by a bicycle, goodbye to $5.00 umbrellas when you forgot yours again, goodbye to hydroplaning on a Jersey highway on the way to the airport, goodbye to the homeless man who passed away, goodbye to Starbucks hopping, goodbye to searching for power outlets, goodbye to mice on the train tracks, goodbye to the elevator cricket, goodbye to not having cash for a cab, goodbye to long lines, goodbye to rooftop views, goodbye to meeting for dinner, goodbye to getting locked out of the hotel, goodbye to a brutal sun baking the pavement, goodbye to forgetting to pack something, goodbye to missed flights, goodbye to "I'll be home late", goodbye to tall buildings, goodbye to food trucks, goodbye to street vendors, goodbye to horns honking, goodbye to leopard print, goodbye to lots and lots of boots, goodbye to sirens, goodbye to crossing Church St in the morning, goodbye to sidewalks, goodbye to ignoring crosswalk signals, goodbye to Central Park 100. Goodbye New York, goodbye, but only for a little while!

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