Cleveland November 22, 2016
15 Ways Living In Cleveland Ruins You For Life
Cleveland’s got a bad rap, but that’s only with people who’ve never been here. Because if they’d been here, they’d know how amazing it is. (We don’t want the haters here, anyway – we don’t need that kind of negativity). Everyone who’s ever lived here knows that it’s a great city. In fact, some things about Cleveland are so great that they kind of ruin you.
1. You start every day like this...
With a sunrise that illuminates the skyline...
2. And finish it like this
With a sunset over Lake Erie.
3. You'll never be a fair-weather fan
And you're a bit jealous, because it must be so easy!
4. But you might never be prouder
Because when you share victories in Cleveland, you know you've earned them.
5. Either way, you'll never be a casual fan
Of anything. Ever. You were raised to be passionate.
6. You'll expect every sandwich to be loaded
Like the famous Slyman's Tavern corned beef...
7. And pierogis with everything
Whether it's a side, an appetizer, an entree, or a main ingredient, they're on the menu.
8. You call it a "mild winter" if it's not snowing by November
And you'll find it hard to adjust to anywhere that hasn't had about 1000 feet of snow by February.
9. You've got a winter hobby
And you know you'd miss it if you went anywhere else.
10. You can see world-class art for free
At the Cleveland Museum of Art.
11. And hear a world-class orchestra
With the Cleveland Orchestra, which also happens to be the best orchestra in the country.
12. Your favorite brunch spot is under $10 (with drinks)
You might fork out occasionally, but you know where to get the best brunch for $7, with all-you-can-drink coffee. Big city prices make your head spin.
13. You can have your brunch and eat it, too
Because you can still buy a house for under $100,000 (under $50,000 in some neighborhoods), or rent for under $500 a month.
14. You'll never settle
Cleveland is a city that aspires and inspires: to grow, to improve, to learn, to survive and to thrive.
15. Because even if you leave, there's always a reason to come home for the holidays
Sure, for some people that's family, but we all have our own reasons...
What do you think? Has Cleveland ruined you for other places by being totally amazing?