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"You're moving into a place where all the parents live well and all the kids test well."
Tags:move, moving, moving house, moving van, moving vans, new neighborhood, new neighbourhood, good neighbourhood, good neighborhood, good neighbourhoods, good neighborhoods, suburbs, burbs, suburbia, schools, good schools, catchment area, catchment areas, live well, test well, good test results, test results, exams, school tests
30 year old in the Suburbs. 30 year old in Chicago. 30 year old in San Francisco
"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!"
"I'm not sure this is still Queens..."
"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
"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
"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
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."
"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
"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 rouault, charles bovary, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, inattentive husband, inattentive husbands, spouse, spouses, affairs, cheat, cheats, adulterer, adulterers
"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."