Saturday, June 28, 2008

The other day I read an article about the website www.RottenNeighbor.com.
Evidently folks with nasty neighbors can pinpoint their location on a map and give a description of their crimes against the neighborhood. I guess folks interested in buying a home in the neighborhood are doing a quick search on RottenNeighbor before the final purchase goes through. No one in my neighborhood was detailed, thankfully. Generally I like our neighborhood although in the past year or so it has suffered a bit. I wouldn't mind a change of scenery. There is one house on our block that Chris and I not-so-fondly refer to as the slum house. They've converted the garage into a bunk house and last time I checked they had ten (yes, ten) cars parked along the street that belonged to various tenants. I don't think I'd list them on RottenNeighbor but they're not my favorite people.

This is going to be a busy weekend for us. Unfortunately, poor Chris is stuck in class all day today (and yesterday) so I'm flying solo (with my trusty sidekick Bailey). I'm canning the last of our apricots today. We have more jam than I know what to do with. Anyone interested in buying delicious jam made with organic apricots? If so, give me a call. Tonight I'm heading up to Long Beach to go to a Chivas (soccer) game. Tomorrow we're going to go for a bike ride so Chris can try out his new bicycle and then we're heading up to Manhattan Beach for the 47th Annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix (bike race) hosted by Rock Racing. It should be fun. I was hoping that the Garmin-Chipotle Team was going to make an appearance but evidently they'll be racing the Pittsburg Criterium. I bet they're also gearing up for the 2008 Tour de France which starts July 5th.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh. I hate when neighbors do things like that. I'll have to check out the website. We have some people across the street that we're never quiet sure who lives in the house. They cars are constantly changing and they are very loud and let dogs roam the neighborhood. Then we have the people who are building a barn in their backyard...it is the size of their backyard and taller than their house. We think it's against building code. Then there are the lawn offenders...you know...weeds in the flower beds and never mow. Overall we have a nice neighborhood, but these few bad apples get on my nerves sometimes.

    Too bad your jam isn't grape, strawberry, or raspberry or I would buy tons of it! You're so industrious. I feel lazy compared to you. lol :)

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