I was in New York this weekend to visit a friend who's probably too cool for me, but keeps being my friend anyway. He's leaving Brooklyn soon to take up residence on that other coast, and I will miss him dearly.
BUT! Brooklyn was amazing. We did all those lovely autumnal New York activities that kind of make you wish you could forever live in autumnal New York (but not that Winona Ryder version). They included, in no particular order: brunches, flea markets, promenades, urban hiking, olde fashioned candy, and several life lessons...
Things I Learned in Brooklyn
1. How unfashionable I am
2. There is a market for tiny, tiny metal stools
3. By living in an urban brownstone, you are legally required to display an artistic-but-elegant floor lamp in your front window
4. How to say "perilous to human life" in Spanish
5. LED light shows that require epilepsy warnings can coexist, side-by-side, with children's carnival carousels
6. There are places in this world where taxis take credit cards
7. Chukka boots come in baby sizes
8. Choosing a Saturday afternoon wedding in a public park = Choosing to let strangers take pictures of you with their iPhones and openly judge your choice of bridesmaid dresses