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'So, What Do You Do?'

Commented Apr 25, 2012 at 12:37:08 in Los Angeles

“I hate to generalize but I will:) I lived in New York for five years and, in my experience, thirteen seconds into most conversations, I was asked "Where do you live in the city?" and then "What do you do?" I worked for a non-profit and lived on the Upper East Side for awhile (highly uncool to most New Yorkers) and it was fascinating to compare people's reactions to my place/job to those of my friends--a pastry chef at Balthazar living in the West Village, a gallery director living in the Meatpacking district, a writer for Vogue etc. etc. People would zero in on my glamorous-sounding friends in a way that never happened to me. I think it's such a network-y city that people often swim around parties like sharks, seeking new contacts, superficial strategic friendships and so on. Obviously not everyone is like that but I now live in Chicago and delight in the fact that when I meet new people, they seem genuinely interested in what I do, don't care where I live, and don't label me by either my job or neighborhood.”

bastutus on Apr 25, 2012 at 14:39:48

“I completely concur. I also lived in New York in my 20s, where I worked as an admin assistant for a non-profit and for the publishing industry while I tried to figure out what to do with my life. I had the same experience with the "What do you do?" question at parties. It is a loaded question in New York -- and, I'm assuming, other large cities that are dense with ambitious young people trying to "make it." I now live in a relative backwater on the West Coast where the New York social hierarchy is a pleasantly distant memory.”

frizzy140 on Apr 25, 2012 at 13:52:08

“i'm a Chicagoan :)”
Eddie Murphy Not Hosting The Oscars: 13 People Who Should Instead (PHOTOS)

Eddie Murphy Not Hosting The Oscars: 13 People Who Should Instead (PHOTOS)

Commented Nov 13, 2011 at 11:12:54 in Comedy

“This list is fantastic. Bummer that Billy Crystal is hosting yet again. Justin Timberlake + Jimmy Fallon's rapping would be phenomenal. Amy Poehler & Tina Fey is a close second. And what about Kristin Wiig + Zack Galifanakis together? Great suggestions. It's a shame the academy is taking such a staid course.”