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The tulips on Park Avenue scream spring to an Upper East Sider, even if the weather today was reaching 90 degrees. Here is a picture I took on my blackberry. Enjoy!
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Hey everyone. So, I was looking at my blog, and I realized that I haven’t been talking about something I was going to talk about from the very beginning: life on the Upper East Side. I’ll explain to you about my life. I went home this weekend to see my one of my sisters, brother, and parents. I went into my room and found a box full of my books, including my old diary. It got me thinking about my childhood and teenage years. The school work I had to do, the shopping and partying I took part in, and the luxurious life I wanted.
To show you what the real life of a Gossip Girl was, I made a list of ways you know you’re from the Upper East Side:
1) SCHOOL: Going to a top rated school on the Upper East Side. Getting tons of work and studying your ass off so you can go to the college of your dreams. Speaking of college, your parents on your back since the 9th grade talking to you about what college you want to go to.
2) PARTIES: Going out with a group of friends to bars and clubs, other peoples houses, getting drunk making mistakes.
3) GUYS: We don’t have the hot quarter back to fawn over. It was more of the musicians I liked, but there are also the smarter, sweet guys (for example Dan Humphrey), the rich guys who love drugs and get easy girls (Chuck Bass), and the sensitive athlete… usually a soccer, basketball, or baseball player (I guess Nate…).
4) GIRLS: The typical cliques apply in New York. There are the super rich, beautiful, skinny girls, most of whom don’t care at all how they do in school. They waist their money on cigarettes, alcohol, and designer clothes. Then, there is the group where I fit in. The girls who did pretty well in school, had interests, and weren’t easy with guys. I mean, of course I partied and smoked and drank, but school was an important part of my life. Then, there was a majority of the grade who were basically just study-holics and didn’t care that they didn’t have social lives, as harsh as that may sound. It’s the truth. Oh, and there’s also the girls who love Bob Marley and have sex and do drugs at way too young an age.
5) SUMMER: Most people went to their Hamptons houses over the summer or got internships in the city. If you didn’t have a house in the Hamptons, you most likely had a friend that did. You’d go out there for the beach during the day, and the amazing parties at night.
6) LUXURY: Benefits, Fashion Shows, Designers, Park Avenue apartments, personal shoppers, drugs and alcohol, summer houses. All of these things come with the territory of being on of Manahattan’s elite.
But what if you are not one of Manhattan’s elite? Your family isn’t as rich as all of the others? You aren’t allowed to party as much as the other girls? Your parents are strict? You aren’t allowed to buy designer clothes? You’re not a stick thin girl just like all of your friends? You want so┬ádesperately┬áto fit in with the status quo but you just… can’t?
Welcome to my life.

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