Forever a pale-face

Decided to take advantage of the spring-like sunshine by taking a walk today on my lunch break. Things I noticed during said walk:

1. Some people have more money than sense. Or taste. They buy these lots in well-established neighborhoods, tear down the charming 1940s-1950s homes that were sitting on them, and proceed to build flipping stone chateaus with towers like they think they're in France and it's the 1600s and they have serfs or something.

2. Crocuses are still my favorite.

3. Followed closely by daffodils.

The thing I did NOT notice during the walk was the part where the sun was burning me. I came back to work and the first person I helped was all, "Um . . . were you recently in the sun or something? Cuz, you're kinda bright red."

Great. Curse you, thin mountain air!


Nemesis said... [reply]

Faux-teaus. That is what they shall forever be known as.

Stephanie said... [reply]


because i know where you work (i am a ruthless stalker,) and because i grew up in that nieghborhood (i know, shame,) i know EXACTLY which house you are speaking of. and several others nearby.

this makes me feel special and shiney, like you sent me a secret message.

Azúcar said... [reply]


Best new phrase ever.

Anne said... [reply]

Were you working in Mill Creek today? I used to live in that area and we called those houses "Pffft..." houses because they looked like someone took a normal house, attached an air compressor and puffed it up (while making a "pffft" noise). I think they do it on "The Emperor's New Groove".

Jenny said... [reply]

I was going to build a French mansion any day now. I will not invite you over.

Also, friends of ours moved from a house in the tree streets in Provo and they were spending something every month, sometimes thousands on fixing the single pane windows, the plumbing, the wiring, the roof, and on and on.
The people that bought it bulldozed it because it was cheaper to bulldoze and build something new than to replace everything. Something to think about when admiring the cute old houses.

abby said... [reply]

I would have cursed the thin ozone layer that seems to hang around Utah. I got a little sun when I was out there too.

Sarah said... [reply]

I think you should have as much money as you have taste. It should be a rule.

Audra said... [reply]

I feel your pain. I not only tuen red, but it makes my freckles darker. I am a freak o' nature!

Angela Noelle said... [reply]

"Serfs".../snort. You kill me.

Mrs. Clark said... [reply]

Agree about the houses. Yuck. Though I have seen some really ugly architecture from the sixties and seventies. My sister's ward building is in the ugliest neighborhood I have ever seen in my life.

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