My Tragic Love Affair - I met a girl while in graduate school and we ended up moving to New York City together. I found a job with Leo Shull's sleazy Showbusiness Newspaper and was making less than $150 a week, but that was okay because there were two of us and we had a wonderful sublease in Chelsea with a balcony overlooking the Empire State Building. That, however, was a three month deal, and once the term was up, so was my tragic love affair. Big cities have a way of doing that to young couples, I imagine. Lots of distractions and plenty of opportunities.