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"When did the Fergusons start hydrofracking?"
"This happy breed of men, this little world, this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this east end of Long Island!"
"Entering Minivan Territory: Healthy Snacks Strictly Enforced
Tags:minivan, minivans, car, cars, road, roads, parents, parent, mom, mum, dad, family, families, food, snacks, healthy food, health food, natural food, middle-class families, middle-class family, soccer mum, soccer mom, soccer mums, suburbs, suburban life, suburban family, suburban culture, middle-age, childhood obesity
"Birth, bed, bath, beer, bankruptcy, bifocals, balding and beyond."
Tags:bed bath and beyond, store, stores, consumer, consumers, consumerism, suburb, suburbs, suburban life, suburban lives, suburban lifestyle, suburban lifestyles, bald, balds, balding, middle age, middle aged, bankruptcy, bankruptcies, alliteration, alliterative, alliterate, alliterates, alliterating, bunion, bunions
"We thought a soulless, desolate community would be good for the kids."
Tags:neighborhood, neighborhoods, neighbourhood, neighbourhoods, raise children, raises children, raising children, good neighborhood, good neighbourhood, community, communities, housing tract, housing tracts, suburb, suburbs, suburban life, desolate, culture, devoid of culture, uncultured, priority, priorities, parent, parents, parenting, upscale, family, families, raise a family, raising a family
"Do you realize we still have a huge bag of leaves from last year?"
Safari Clothes: "For People Who Aren't Going Anywhere"
Tags:safari, safari clothes, safari clothing, adventure, adventures, action, middle age, middle aged, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, suburb, suburbs, suburban life, tracker, trackers, fearless, fearlessness, errand, errends, chore, chores, go out, goes out, going out, dress-up, playing dress-up, fantasy
"We suburb, son; therefore, we grill."
Tags:fathers and sons, bbq, bbqs, barbecue, barbecues, barbeque, barbeques, suburbs, suburban life, the suburbs, suburbia, middle class, middle classes, the middle class, i think therefore i am, cogito ergo sum, rené descartes, descartes, je pense, donc je suis, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, middle age, middle-aged, middle aged, dad, dads, masculinity
"You know what I like about L.A.? We don't have to be interesting anymore."
"I take it this means the barbeque is ready."
Tags:barbecue, barbecues, barbeque, barbeques, gender issues, bbq, bbqs, middle age, middle aged, mid life crisis, mid-life crisis, suburban life, suburb, suburbs, suburbia, middle class, middle classes, hyper masculine, hyper masculinity, toxic masculinity, loin cloth, loin cloths, neanderthal, neanderthals, cave men, cave man, cavemen, caveman, cave dweller, cave dwellers, ancient history, stone age, the stone age, early man, primitive man
Tags:suburb, suburbs, suburban, suburban life, underwater, sea level, sea levels, sea level rise, ocean level, ocean levels, rise, rises, rising, global warming, environmental disaster, environmental catastrophe, catastrophe, catastrophes, everyday life, pollute, pollutes, polluting, polluter, polluters, greenhouse gas, greenhouse gases, greenhouse gasses, greenhouse effect, iceberg, icebergs, melt, melts, melting
"Mommy and Daddy and their friends are pretending they don't have horrible lives now."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, kid, kids, child, childhood, toddler, toddlers, infant, infants, up late, bedtime, bedtimes, past bedtime, pretend, pretending, show-off, show off, showing-off, showing off, couple, couples, marriages, difficult relationship, diffiult relationships, relationships, pretence, guest, guests, house guest, house guests, middle class, middle class life, soccer mom, soccer moms, suburbia, suburban life, divorce, divorcing, divorced
Tags:relationships, problems, marriage, psychology, prison, prisons, analogy, analogies, domestic life, suburban life, suburb, suburbs, minimum security, prisoner, prisoners, analogy, analogies, modern life, modern marriage, modern marriages, bored, boring, boring life, boring lives, jail, jails, jailed, antiseptic life, dull, dullness, dull life, dull lives, uninterested, uninteresting, mankoff
"I feel like pushing the envelope this morning, honey, starting with a little grape jelly for that bran muffin."
Tags:jargon, jargons, office jargon, businessjargon, slang, slangs, lingo, cliche, cliches, clichés, cliché, dining, fine dining, breakfast, breakfast food, breakfasts, marriage, married, married life, husbands, husband, husbands and wives, wife, wives, jelly, modern life, suburban, suburban life, suburbia, modernity, foodie, foodies, treat, treat yourself, treat yoself, treats, treating
Suburban Gang Signs
"I can remember when this was all farmland."
Tags:farm, farms, farmland, pig, pigs, reminisce, reminisces, reminiscing, nostalgia, nostalgic, rural, real estate, suburb, suburbs, suburban life, gentrify, gentrifies, gentrifying, gentrification, barnyard animal, barnyard animals, commute, commutes, commuter, commuters, commuting, housing development, housing developments, housing estate, housing estates, farm animal, farm animals
Tags:suburban, suburban life, suburbia, season, seasons, autumn, fall, autumn leaves, fall leaves, window dressing, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, contractors, contractors, decorating, decoration, hipster, hipsters, leaf blowing, leaf blower, gardening, gardener, gardeners, deciduous tree, deciduous plant, uniform, uniformity, monotony, monotonous, nonconformist, image, self image, false image, self presentation, appearances, keeping up appearances
"O.K. So when we have a party, we won't ask them."
Tags:party, parties, big party, big parties, left out, neglect, neglected, social politics, revenge, getting revenge, odd one out, revenge, getting revenge, getting your own back, petty, pettiness, social slight, social slights, middle age, middle aged, middle-age, middle-age, suburbs, suburb, suburbia, suburban life
"I usually wake up screaming at six-thirty, and I'm in my office by nine."
Tags:wake, wakes, wake up, wakes up, waking up, scream, screams, screaming, stress, stressed out, stressing out, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, complain, complains, complaining, complaint, complaints, depression, depressed, unhappy, miserable, misery, miserable existence, businessman, businessmen, upper class, upper classes, upper crust, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, suburb, suburbs, suburban life, bored, boring, stressor, stressors, modern life, modern times, modern man, working man, working men
Intentional Community vs. Community of Sheer Happenstance
No electioneering beyond this point.
Tags:party, parties, political talk, political chat, political discussion, political discussions, cocktail party, cocktail parties, party, parties, partying, suburb, suburbs, suburban life, spoil the party, spoils the party, spoiling the party, election season, election seasons, election year, election years, midterm, midterms, presidential, presidentials
Man clears up wrapping paper with a leaf blower.
Tags:leaf blower, leaf blowers, suburbs, suburban life, suburbia, middle class, middle classes, middle age, middle aged, christmas, christmas time, christmas day, christmas morning, wrapping paper, gift wrapping, mess, christmas present, christmas presents, lazy, laziness, modern life, christmas gift, christmas gifts, gardener, gardeners
Tags:moms, mom, mums, mum, mothers, mother, soccer mom, soccer moms, soccer mum, soccer mums, poker, poker player, poker players, poker enthusiasts, poker entusiast, pushy parents, pushy parent, supportive parents, supportive parents, suburbia, suburban, suburban life, suburbs, gambling, children, childhood, modern childhood
"'Scuse me, you getting out?"