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by alex ciepley
It's 2:00 a.m., the Cubs escaped more Carlos Beltran heroics with a great win today, but I'm tired and weepy for other reasons. I've packed up my bags, taped up my boxes, and am sitting down for a quick moment before I unplug my router and head to bed. I'm moving tomorrow morning, leaving my beloved Brooklyn and my roommate Julie after five great years. The Upper West Side in Manhattan will be my next stop -- I'm renting a t-i-i-i-i-ny studio -- but while my new nabe is a great one, I don't see how it could treat me as well as Brooklyn has.
Due to the move and a short weekend vacation I'm taking in Vermont, I won't be around to catch the Cubs -- no Internet, no TV, and probably not even a newspaper. Root hard and post often in my absence; I'll be back on Monday.