Andrew Sullivan moved to NYC...
...and hates it.
"After two full weeks of moving to and living in New York City, I just got back to DC for ten days (doctor's appointments, etc.). All I can say is: what a relief.
Moving is never easy; moving to New York City even harder. Moving to New York while blogging an election was probably too large a leap for an excitable chap like myself. Visiting NYC has always been a thrill. But living there? After the initial wonderland feel, you get to adjust to a whole new rhythm. Just in some basic respects - like getting online or using your phone - it's like going back in time a little. Time Warner cable ... well, I probably don't need to tell New Yorkers what it's like there. We bought the most expensive cable package to expedite my work at home - and it just decides to crawl like dial-up every few minutes. My mifi cannot get a signal that's stable. My iPhone is suddenly iffy - calls are dropped and online access is far slower than in DC. And if you keep your wifi open, it gets grabbed by squeegee hotspots that are hard to get rid of. Not a good time to lose Google maps either.
Then the following: we went to a store and found a couch; they delivered the wrong one. We went to Best Buy to get a new TV; they delivered the wrong one. When they did deliver the right one, the cable-box was dead. We could not get any DVR either. I had to go into the Beast offices to live-blog Obama's implosion. Scalding hot water comes out of the cold faucet - randomly. And the space we live in is one fifth the size of our place in DC. Just to walk a few blocks requires barging your way through a melee of noise and rudeness and madness. And a glance at your bank account shows a giant sucking sound as the city effectively robs you of all your pennies at every juncture. When you're there for a few days or a week, it can be bracing. But living with this as a daily fact of life? How does anyone manage it?
I'm told I should give it a few months. Since our lease is for twelve, I don't have much choice. Adjustment to NYC is a process. A really long, exasperating, draining process. Do you just have to harden yourself to live as if this is normal? Or will it get better? Please tell me it gets better."
|by Milky Loads||reply 42||10/11/2012|
Ahhh! He got the message!
|by Milky Loads||reply 2||10/10/2012|
Why are there suddenly so many threads about him here?
|by Milky Loads||reply 6||10/10/2012|
Our? Who is his boyfriend.
|by Milky Loads||reply 7||10/10/2012|
This is the second time I've seen something about Andy's predicament, in which the term "milky loads" was worked into it somehow. Am I missing a(nother) Internet meme?
|by Milky Loads||reply 8||10/10/2012|
Oh, wait till he finds his first NYC CumUnion party. He'll never want to go back.
|by Milky Loads||reply 9||10/10/2012|
Pretty sure it was part of his infamous online ad for barebacking - was it his handle? I think so.
|by Milky Loads||reply 10||10/11/2012|
get the fuck out, already.
|by Milky Loads||reply 11||10/11/2012|
Anyone know where in New York he's living?
|by Milky Loads||reply 12||10/11/2012|
He's the raunchy pig version of Andy Rooney.
|by Milky Loads||reply 13||10/11/2012|
I know r8, but I'll never tell.
|by Milky Loads||reply 14||10/11/2012|
he is correct about the feeling that someone else is constantly grabbing for your wallet... but he is still a dick
|by Milky Loads||reply 15||10/11/2012|
Moving always sucks no matter where you move to.
I have lived a long time in NY and DC and find NY to be more convenient,better organized and better run by a long shot, especially considering how big it is. Maybe Andrew will come around.
|by Milky Loads||reply 16||10/11/2012|
[quote]Why did he move?
His boyfriend is trying to establish an acting career and wanted to be where the jobs are.
|by Milky Loads||reply 17||10/11/2012|
Jesus Andrew really? You're now wealthy enough to own a place in Provinceotwn, MA - Washinton, DC - and NYC and you expect me to be sympathetic to your plight of affording a thrid abode?
Soory guy, but you read like a member of the 1% and get no sympathy from me.
|by Milky Loads||reply 18||10/11/2012|
New York's not for everybody, Andy.
|by Milky Loads||reply 19||10/11/2012|
I second r6. Sullivan is the same piece of shit he's always been. Why is this news. Is that Ernstain guy trying to drum up a mention of his name in connection to the milky loads. Well here it is: When I'm reminded of Sullivan's milky loads ass, I think of that alcoholic who use to post here by name.
|by Milky Loads||reply 20||10/11/2012|
Tina can go for $250 a gram.... RIDICULOUS!
|by Milky Loads||reply 21||10/11/2012|
Maybe that's why he got all histrionic about last week's debate.
|by Milky Loads||reply 22||10/11/2012|
I saw him at the Eastside Club on Sunday night.
|by Milky Loads||reply 23||10/11/2012|
Okay, I've been on DL since 2003 and have to confess that I have NO IDEA why Sullivan is called "milky loads", given I rarely come into any of these threads.
I've just done a Google search and I pull up nothing, other than "milky loads" being used as a not-so-flattering nickname.
I'm assuming he was caught in a Manhunt or CL ad but could somebody please give detail or help out with a link? I've searched and I'm finding nothing on how Andy scored this name.
|by Milky Loads||reply 24||10/11/2012|
R24 do you have google safe search on...I get a ton when I type his name and milky loads.
|by Milky Loads||reply 25||10/11/2012|
In his defense, I think NYC can be a tough place to live, even if you have financial means. Everything can be a little (or a lot) more inconvenient here. In DC, it's probably simple enough to hop in your car and go to the grocery store, or Target, or the doctor's etc. In NY it just doesn't work that way.
Plus, moving is almost always tough. If he was used to things a certain way in DC and has been for awhile, it's probably not easy to throw that all out and get used to new rhythms in life, especially when you are approaching 50.
Finally, although both DC and NYC are expensive, NYC is more expensive, and overall you are almost guaranteed to get a lot less for your money. When I moved to NYC from Wisconsin many years ago, my rent went from $440 to $1700, and the square footage went from about 1200 to 600 (and it felt a whole lot smaller than that).
Give him a break. He's just chronicling a move that is legitimately not likely to be easy.
|by Milky Loads||reply 26||10/11/2012|
[quote]In his defense, I think NYC can be a tough place to live, even if you have financial means.
He's also a drama queen of the highest order. Something positive will happen to him tomorrow or next week or next month and he'll be posting that NYC is the greatest city on Earth. I enjoy his blog, but he does magnify most things out of proportion.
|by Milky Loads||reply 27||10/11/2012|
There is one anti-Sully troll who posts 80% of the attacks on him here. For many years it was David Ehrenstein, and I assume it still is. He has an obsessive hate for him and wants him dead.
|by Milky Loads||reply 28||10/11/2012|
For those wondering about the "milky loads" story: eons ago Sully, who had up until that point been very preachy about safe sex, never mind that he's been poz for about 15 years now, posted an ad on some hookup site (I don't recall which...) soliciting "milky loads" up his ass. IIRC he used only faceless pics but a gay blogger somehow managed to deduce that it was him. Caught red-handed, so to speak, Sully admitted it and defended himself on the basis that he was already poz and only had unprotected sex with other poz guys.
|by Milky Loads||reply 29||10/11/2012|
If only there were some way to solve this Milky Loads mystery... some tool we could utilize to obtain an answer....
|by Milky Loads||reply 30||10/11/2012|
R30? That's a really tired shtick. I take it you're a newbie? Or, perhaps just mentally damaged?
People have posted that they can't find the exact nature of the reference while attempting to Google it. In the time it took you to capture that stupid image of your Google search, you could have just explained, or used the time to catch up on your meds and soap operas.
Your going from thread to thread with that over-played "if only there were some way to search" shtick you seem to think is hysterically cutting is incessant and beginning to beg for banning.
|by Milky Loads||reply 31||10/11/2012|
Yes, David Enrenstein has taken over this thread....
|by Milky Loads||reply 33||10/11/2012|
Life must be frustrating for you, R31. Not only do you find Google to be a challenge, but you're not sophisticated enough to realize more than one person might use the same shtick over time.
Since your shortcomings must be pointed out to you on a regular basis, I'm hopeful you'll eventually develop some coping tools to better manage your feelings and frustrations. I'd suggest you could find some helpful resources via Google, but... you know....
|by Milky Loads||reply 34||10/11/2012|
[quote] People have posted that they can't find the exact nature of the reference while attempting to Google it.
Yeah, because they're fucking morons, and r30's pic proves it. Sometimes the truth hurts.
|by Milky Loads||reply 35||10/11/2012|
What he actually wrote was "love to milk hot loads with my power glutes"
I have to say, seeing what he looks like today it does not turn one on to think of him as a suction-butted splooge vacuum.
|by Milky Loads||reply 36||10/11/2012|
What tell he gets a load of us...
|by Milky Loads||reply 37||10/11/2012|
He puts the "Shitty" into "New York Shitty."
|by Milky Loads||reply 38||10/11/2012|
David Ehrenstein is a cunt of the highest order.
|by Milky Loads||reply 39||10/11/2012|
Yes, David we know you are here!
|by Milky Loads||reply 40||10/11/2012|
David you just have to get the last word in, don't you...
|by Milky Loads||reply 42||10/11/2012|