Saturday, October 18, 2014

Deep in Suburbia

Can't get much farther away from Civic Park in Flint than Foster City, California. 


5 comments:

  1. Unnatural Acts With The TV CableOctober 18, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Did you load up the truck and move to Foster City?

    I dunno, that house looks kinda like something you'd see just off of Ballenger. Take away the palm tree, put the house on a bigger lot, squint and you could be somewhere in the Westwood Heights School District.

    If you want an anti-Flint experience go to Dubai or Tahiti or something.

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    1. It was really just the palm tree that I found alienating.

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    2. Las Palmes Court Morse Code Society SystemOctober 19, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      I heard there are palm trees on Chicago Boulevard

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  2. Bicycling Down Parkside DriveOctober 19, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Just what are those green particles emanating from the foliage of the tree? Some form of alien germ warfare? The happy spores from that Star Trek episode? Or just the pollen from an obviously extraterrestrial species of palm tree?

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    1. Don't be alarmed. It's nothing more than an overly exuberant Instagram filter, employed to make a milieu I've always found weird seem even weirder.

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