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"Yes, I can remember when it was nothing but forest land as far as you could see."
Tags:urban development, develop, development, building, buildings, houses, house, construction, forest, forests, deforestation, tree, trees, cut down, destroy, destroyed, destruction, environment, nature, environmental destruction, housing development, housing developments, real estate, property, properties, suburbs, suburbans, suburbia, shoe, shoes, shoe house, shoe houses, old woman who live in a shoe, old woman, old women, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, rhyme, rhymes, poem, poems, poetry, literature
"I don't know why, but suddenly New Jersey looks very appealing."
"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
"I can't believe their flag isn't even wearing a flag pin."
Tags:neighbor, neighbors, neighborhood, neighborhoods, neighbour, neighbours, neighbourhood, neighbourhoods, patriotic, patriots, patriotism, keeping up with the joneses, idiom, idioms, socioeconomic, culture, cultural, inferior, inferiority, superior, superiority, suburbs, suburbia, flag, flags, comparing, comparison, pride, proud
"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
"Do you realize we still have a huge bag of leaves from last year?"
"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
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, fantasies
Police Log from Suburbia Heights in Haiku Form
Frosty, The Abominable Snowman
Orpheus And Eurydice In Connecticut
Tags:orpheus, eurydice, myth, myths, mythology, mythologies, tale of orpheus, underworld, underworlds, new yorker, new yorkers, new york, new york city, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, holidaying, vacationing, resort, resorts, don't look back, look back, looking back, suburb, suburbs, move, moves, moving, move away, moving away, social status, social statuses
The Hopelessly Middle-Class Jamesons Live Here.
"I'm looking for something that says country-but-only-an-hour-and-a-half-drive-from-the-city."
"The surprising thing is that Flaubert, who was a man, actually got it."
Tags:madame bovary, flaubert, gustave flaubert, banal, banality, escape, escapes, escaping, provincial, provincial life, mundane, mundanity, suburb, suburbs, suburban, unhappy, dissatisfied, housewife, housewives, affair, emma roualt, charles bovary, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, inattentive husband, inattentive husbands, spouse, spouses, affairs, cheat, cheats, cheating, cheating, adultery, adulterer, adulterers
"We suburb, son; therefore, we grill."
Tags:father and son, 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."
Forget Your Worries at Velton Corners, Spa.
Tags:advert, advertising, ad, ads, adverts, advertise, advertisement, advertisements, milk bath, milk baths, spa, spas, suburban, suburbs, burb, burbs, exercising, exercise, exercised, quality, qualities, low-quality, elderly, parent, parents, parenting, fitness, rest, relaxing, nan, nans, grandparent, grandparents
"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
"I do ballet, conservation, starvation, cancer research, the needy, a little art, and a smidgen for Farmington."
"If you want to buy this, I'm afraid I'm going to need to see some justification."
Tags:suv, suvs, oversize, oversized, oversize vehicle, oversized vehicles, offroad, off-road, van, vans, minivan, minivans, car, cars, car salesman, car salesmen, car buyer, car buyers, suburb, suburbs, suburban, trend, trends, trendy, unnecessary, dealer, dealers, car dealer, car dealers, auto dealer, auto dealers, waste, wasteful, fuel efficiency, inefficient, gas, environmentalist, environmentalists, environmentalism, pollute, pollutes, polluting, pollution
"Tell you the truth - I ain't feelin' all that Hitchcockian."
The Great Drywall of Sheboygan.
All-Christopher Neighborhood, Westport, CT, 1988