As I was saying…

Sorry for the PWI (posting without introduction). I’m Tamra, a former resident of the part of the city that’s too far south to be Buckhead and too far north to be Midtown.

I just moved back to town after three years just outside the DC city limits – Hyattsville, Md., in never-a-dull-moment Prince George’s County, to be exact. Two years of that were spent in grad school at U. of Maryland, the third mostly consisted of doing temp work at law firms and government agencies on streets whose names consist only of a letter or an ordinal number.

Right now, my state of unemployeditude has me marooned in a spare bedroom in a Mableton cul-de-sac, actually missing the sound of sirens, passing Metro trains, and “música Duranguense” blasting at 2:30 in the morning.

Before DC, I lived in Atlanta for six years, in Memphis the eight years before that, and I grew up in the sprawling metropolis of Jackson, Tenn. I haven’t staked out any specific area to write about, which is just as well since I’d probably deviate from it right away.

That’s it from me. Now, back to the show.

5 Comments so far

  1. james hervey (jeherv) on January 17th, 2010 @ 7:59 am

    welcome aboard. looking forward to hearing what you have to say from out there in mableton ;-)

  2. bking on January 17th, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    We actually had a little discussion about the no-man’s-land area you refer to over on my blog recently. I think technically if it is north of the interchange it is Buckhead, but no one seems to feel like it really IS part of Buckhead…

  3. Stephanie (locaboca) on January 17th, 2010 @ 7:56 pm

    Yay, someone else living OTP…I don’t feel quite as outnumbered. :)

  4. Tommy (unregistered) on January 20th, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    my condolences on being stuck way out in Mableton (shudder)

    here’s hoping you make it back ITP someday! (if only for your mental health)

  5. Tamra (tlt0912) on January 25th, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    Yeah, it’s…different out here. Certainly no good for people-watching unless you count very occasionally watching people walk from their cars into their houses.

    About Brookwood: I was never sure exactly where it stopped and Buckhead started. I used to live on 26th Street and I remember back then people would try to tell you that apartments all the way over on Deering were “in Buckhead.” I always said that Brookwood was only Buckhead if someone was trying to sell you something.

    After 26th Street, I lived on Peachtree Hills Ave. for a few years. I nearly fell over when I looked up some of the prices for single-family homes in that neighborhood. $400,000 for a 50-year-old, 1,350 sq. ft. house says “Buckhead” much more loudly than any sign could.

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