Avram Grumer (agrumer) wrote,
Avram Grumer

Separated by a common census

I’m an American, so I’m gonna do the Census Meme for years ending in 0 instead of 1:

2010: I’m living with bugsybanana in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, which has become a hot and happening neighborhood.

2000: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC, living solo, able to afford it because of a comfortable salary from an online game company. To date, this remains the best job I’ve ever had.

1990: Living with my parents, in Co-Op City, the Bronx, NYC. Finishing up college, part time, while working, also part time. This is around the time I’m discovering SF fandom and going to a lot of conventions.

1980: Living with my parents in Co-Op City. Just starting the Bronx High School of Science, playing lots of D&D in the lunchroom, discovering new comic books, and I think there were maybe some classes involved as well.

1970: Four years old. Living with my parents in Co-Op City, which is still being built – I can look out our living room window and see buildings slowly going up. We’ve recently moved here from Riverdale, the Bronx (though you’ll never get most Riverdalers to admit it), NYC.

1960: Not even conceived yet.

Tags: meme, nyc
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