Friday, September 17, 2010

Homeowners Party

Sometimes I'm sad that I live in an apartment and not a real house. But then I remember that when you have a house, you also have a wet, depressing garage. You can't be delusional about it and think that your garage is an acceptable place to host a party, any more than I can pretend the narrow gated space outside my apartment building where the trash cans go is "yard".


Insignificant Wrangler said...

I grew up in New England and moved to Indiana in my late 20's. I was quite surprised to learn that, in the Mid-West, the garage actually is an early-evening living space complete with fridges, sofas, televisions and even carpets.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, don't be so quick to dismiss garage drinking. for people that have chosen the square life, garages have supplanted the fields, alleys, and basements of youth. while it may not be sexy to drink next to a lawn mower, it puts people at ease enough to get unacceptably messed up. little victories.

Anonymous said...

Garage parties don't judge.
Expectations are lowered when there is visible plywood,
and you can always rinse off concrete.

Anonymous said...

I'm from northern Illinois and it's quite common to put large screen doors where the garage door goes to keep the little skeeter bastards out while you're partying with the neighbors.

blackfoot said...

i'm from california.