Saturday, January 15, 2011

Overheard in the Kitchen:

RX: "If you're driving around late at night in any city, you know you don't want your car to break down on Harvey Milk Boulevard..."

Me: "...or you'll come back to find somebody's hung café curtains in all the windows."


staghounds said...

Window treatments are SO 2004.

Since a man driving one is presumptively gay, the Z3 is probably safe.

Roberta's would be removed and replaced by a VW Beetle or Mini Cooper. All the tools will have been anodized in harmonizing "I didn't even know that was the name of a cocour" shades.

og said...

..And the horn would play "I'm THUPER! thanks for athking!!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Baddog said...

What's THAT on the tires?

Roberta X said...

...This was actually in the context of the way in which named a street "MLK Boulevard" is exactly the same as putting up signs that say "col- er, bla-, er African-American neighborhood." Usually, as soon as the street clears the 'hood, the name changes, too. C'mon, either do it or don't, this wishywashy stuff is annoying at best.

...Conversely, Lafayette, Indiana's Kossuth Street does not run through that city's Hungarian district, alas; you will look in vain for the best goulash in town along it. :(

Joe in PNG said...

I'm also sure not too many people get shot at 3am for standing on the street and "doing nothing" in those neighborhoods.

However, withering stares regarding one's HORRIBLE taste in shoes, and OH MY GOD! how could you wear such an AWFUL blouse... pretty much guarenteed.

staghounds said...

A lot of towns in France and England have MLK and Mandela street.

I wondered, how do they know where to put them?

Buzz said...

No goulash, Roberta, but some awesome Victorian homes around 9th street, especially west from the intersection.
My great aunt owned one of them before her passing.

P.S. Kossuth is also a great way to bypass ugly traffic on SR 26 (South Street in downtown) to get out of town and to I65 south or to all the restaurants on 26 near I65. (continue across US52 at the Dodge dealer, follow the north turn in the road past the Harley dealer, then turn right on SR26)