Thursday, January 07, 2010

i moved recently.

....and i am surrounded by homes that would sell in the million to million and a half range. dollars that is.

the people across our back fence are on the lakeshore road. a prestigious location in most cities where they have a lake to have a shore to.

some of these houses are so big and elaborate that they look like something out of a fairy tale.

one home on the corner of our street has a christmas tree in it that has to be fifteen feet tall and topped by an angel that is bigger than a child`s doll.

i wonder if thier christmas was bigger and better than mine?

more intense?

more christmassy?

our house is a medium sized bungalow on a street that is slowly being developed by people with a taste for competition with thier niegbours, while we are  happy to be snug with our fireplace and finished basement for all the guitars to strum away the winter nights.

i wonder if the people in the big houses have bigger guitars?


Colie said...

I found your blog just by clicking "next blog" a million times on the site, not really expecting to find much. This post hit home. I can relate with all of my neighbors, and I live in the middle of a very mixed group of people in Chicago. Why does bigger mean better? Why does having more cars mean you have better experiences where you go? Why does having a "pure-bread" dog mean your companionship with them is happier?
Thanks for posting this!

dr.alistair said...

well, the media and those who sell you dogs and cars would have you believe that.....

....glad you stumbled by colie.

Grant said...

They probably worship the big Jebus and will get into country club heaven.

dr.alistair said...

big shiny jebus in a white suit.

K9 said...

yeah they have Gibson ES 335's!

dr.alistair said...

es 335s.....yeAH...the guitar of choice for cigar smokers!