Men of the Suburbs

January 2, 2001


We were discussing new calendars earlier this week. I think the above is one of my favorite in the genre. And speaking of wrapping the outdoor spigots, it’s hardly been necessary in my part of the world. The weather so far this year has been far more typical of spring than winter; lots of rain, warm temperatures, tornadoes, birds going nuts. It’s only a matter of time before the flies and mosquitoes return.


13 thoughts on “Men of the Suburbs”

  1. Weather is cyclical. Some winters are harsh, some are mild. What is consistent is that everyone’s memory is usually different. We had a big storm around Veterans Day and just a spit or two since. Come Saturday morning we will get 4-7″ and everyone will panic, forgetting how to drive.

    I see my Doctor for a check up. I’m looking forward to it as I have lost 39+ lbs and looking for an attaboy. Walking is so much easier now.

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  2. The Amish families ’round these parts do not hang pictures in their houses as they are an indication of vanity. They do, however, hang calendars as they are utilitarian. It’s not unusual to enter an Amish home and see dozens of calendars with attractive photographs at the top hanging form living room walls.

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  3. One of the local movie theaters has something called a Dolby Cinema. I went to see the latest Star Wars movie there. Great picture, great sound, but I can pass on the seats that bump and thump along with the action on the screen. Not very comfortable and didn’t add anything to the experience. And to heck with the critics, I liked the movie.

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    • I can see how not everyone would enjoy that. Seems strange they don’t offer an “opt-out” feature.
      It’s been so long since I’ve seen a movie in a theater (“Aliens”, I believe*), the only seat bumps and thumps would be coming from some young git behind me kicking my seat back.
      *”I say…nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”

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