as a teenager that grew up in the country, i had little to no idea what the city really was. but by the time "Friends" came out on tv i decided i wanted to be a city girl. like it was something i could turn into i guess? i can handle that! loud noises? crime? gum stuck to everything? but then it happens- the moment. the moment you're living alone Carrie Bradshaw style and a rat runs through your apartment. you realize oh god, what have i done. i was not cut out for this life. and so, here i am. and here i'll stay. Cincinnati is just enough city for me. i can't say it enough how much i love it here. today i went exploring around the OTR gateway. i love it down there for its shops, like Park + Vine, and all of little boutiques and graphic design studios. the whole area smells like hot dogs and looks like an art project.