Sunday, December 14, 2008

Funny Pages

Back in the '80s Jerry Van Amerongen used to draw a single-panel cartoon called "The Neighborhood". I recently unearthed one of those panels that I'd saved (for obvious reasons). This timeless cartoon seems more appropriate now than ever (in light of my recently installed our outdoor Christmas lights).


My dear Joyce married herself a soldier -- how was the poor thing to know she was getting an engineer in the bargain?

UPDATE RELATED TO JOYCE'S COMMENT:

Here's a picture of the lights in front of our house.



(That girl I married is so easy to please.)

8 comments:

joyce said...

This is nothing at all like how you have done the lights---precisely, and correctly. And in light of the garish, over-the-top neighbors we have, our lights are in good taste, and subdued. Colored lights wash the freshly painted back wall in greens, blues, reds, and orange.

joyce said...

you lied. we don't live at 887. There is no snow behind our house...yet. The cold front is coming. It just dropped from 65 degrees to 60 and a north wind,

Bob said...

It's not lying -- it's artistic license.

JAMIE'S CREW said...

You two are priceless! It is now 43 degrees and the wind is howling!

LadyBugCrossing said...

LOL!! My mom married an electrical engineer, too... I SOOO love that cartoon...

Bag Blog said...

I love the cartoon. I married an accountant - our taxes will get done about October.

joyce said...

the under eves electrical plugs look tempting as it would make it easier to plug in our lights, but using old cut up socks as a sling for the heavy duty extension works pretty good.

would this be the post to mention the kitchen overhead light that does not work. and the fact that if your run three appliances in the kitchen, you blow a fuse? It just added to the ambiance of Thanksgiving to blow a fuse in front of the new girlfriend, eh?

Bob said...

Breaker, dear -- breakers trip. We don't have any fuses to blow.

I'll replace the ballast on Friday. Wiring outdoor outlets will have to wait.