“Liars at best can be highly engaging in the short term but, like a reality television star-du-jour, get trite very quickly.” - Muffy Aldrich
The point she makes in this piece is akin to the people claiming to be “from Newport” when in fact they’re from the Newport area. Though my zipcode has always referred to Aquidneck Island, it has never been 02840. As such, when trying to explain the part of RI I’m from to out of staters, I never claim to be a Newport resident, championing the fact that I simply live “on the Island” instead. Perhaps that makes me as bad as some of the people Muffy references who claim a family home as their own? I’d like to think though that I’ve spent enough time walking cobblestoned Upper Thames over the years and enjoyed enough sunsets with the bridge in the background to legitimize my Portsmouth residency as being deserving of a close-to-Newport label.
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Ocean Drive, Newport, RI | The Newport Bridge from Goat Island | 43 Slocum
Probably the only strong difficulty I’ve had with living in New York — I know exactly what summer activities I’m missing out on by not being in Rhode Island. I can understand why people love the city, but honestly, I love the ocean a whole lot more.
Someone remind me why I’m not home this weekend? #AmericasCup2012
I will always take the picture, when given the opportunity to incorporate an American flag into the shot. We have here a few proofs of this assertion, Second Beach and Bannister’s Wharf, taken pre-move to NYC. There are less flags here, but I suppose that by being New York, the America part is kind of implied.
ODDC (Ocean Drive Daddy Cruise)
Ocean Drive | Newport, Rhode Island