Paradise Valley “Socialite”?
August 30, 2007 by Frank
I just saw an article about a P.V. “socialite” who is being deported for numerous offenses.
Come on. Socialite? I’m sorry to tell you, but Arizona does not have socialites.
It really makes me laugh how hard so many Arizona residents, and their newspaper, pretend that Phoenix is LA or NYC. It’s not. Get over it, and grow up. Like I’ve said a thousand times, there’s nothing wrong with not being another LA or NYC. Really, there isn’t. If Phoenix would just learn to have its own identity and live with that, it might not be so bad.
But no, it won’t. Phoenix, and Scottsdale in particular, lives under the delusion that it is LA. However, there are no “socialites” in AZ. The closest thing to a socialite in that town are the low-life druggies who frequent Scottsdale’s wannabe clubs, and that doesn’t cut it.
PS: When I lived in Arizona I always saw Paradise Valley as upscale and affluent. I’d drive through it and marvel at some of the houses. Now that I don’t live in Arizona anymore and went back for a recent visit, driving through Paradise Valley left me with the impression that it’s as ugly and dusty as anywhere in the Valley. It’s all relative, people. Get out and experience other places and you’ll realize how bad you have it.