sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

January 20, 2014

Suburban Temptations

Filed under: politics — Tags: , — edge of the sandbox @ 2:00 pm

The area where we now live is properly called semi-urban. We have stores here, and buses, and the houses are packed pretty densely. We’ve outgrown our house and need to move, and are thinking of another century old house in the same area.

Then we visited friends who recently moved to a community next door. It’s a newer development with decent size back yards and a small park in every neighborhood. We’ve been reluctantly considering a McMansion — they are spacious and designed for families and modern conveniences.

On the other hand, the kids are not going to want to go to the park indefinitely. And me, what am I going to do in a McMansion as an old lady? I like to be able to walk to shops and restaurants, and I’d like a charming old house where the hardwood floor has minor dents and scratches. I’m a snob. Also, smaller houses are easier to clean.

The neighbors here and the next community are pretty much the same people. No matter where I live, I’ll have listen to them pontificating. The matrons around here still have not forgiven Sarah Palin for looking hot after giving birth five times. Or else they’ll talk about how justice Roberts, although a conservative, has conciseness and tear up at the sight of a lesbian co-parent dragging her girlfriend’s sons to ballet classes.

When we put our home on the market we plan to hang George Bush in effigy from the front porch and leave copies of Mother Jones and the Daily Worker lying around in order to increase the sales appeal.

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1 Comment »

  1. Good luck and lol @ the George ref.

    Comment by calihurder — January 20, 2014 @ 2:23 pm


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