Life with Churry.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Socializing in Suburbia

When we pulled into the driveway this week on garbage day, our neighbor came out of her house to pull her garbage cans away from the sidewalk. Our three concurrent trips between the sidewalk and our respective backyards along the two-foot-tall fence separating our driveways could have been totally awkward silence. I mean, really, what do you say to someone while pushing around a garbage can?

Good thing one of us graduated with honors from the School of Suburbia Etiquette. I yelled hello, waved, and ran to hide in the house. But I was comforted by the knowledge that someone was being a good, friendly neighbor.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Flying Laptop

On first glance, this post makes you marvel at the sturdiness of the PowerBook and the amazing luck of the owner. On second thought, I start wondering what kind of idiot would position his laptop such that it had any chance of falling 3 stories. Honestly, if you're dying for a MacBookPro, get a second job or something. Don't try to pull a stupid insurance scam.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Taxi Coop

I was waiting for the bus across a major street from a hotel when I noticed them. They were kind of shifting around like hikers stuck on a narrow cliff ledge. Odd, I thought. It soon became obvious they were performing an orchestrated dance. The first two taxis moved up gingerly before backing up again into their original positions so the new comer could back into a metered parking space and become third in line. Nice to see people working together even though they shouldn't be taking up precious parking space.