Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Some stuff about my community

Frankly, I have mixed feelings about where I live. Generally, it's easy to navigate, and most of the people are friendly. On the other hand, most neighborhoods in the community have an irritating habit of competing with each other. That is to say that if one neighbor decides to improve his or her house, the neighbors on either side of that person must immediately improve upon their dwelling. The end result of this phenomenon is that one can usually find a few construction trucks around, and traffic gets impeded. The most irritating part of this is that, aside from a persons normal aquatences or friends, I cannot imagine who would even notice, or for that matter, care, that a house is being built upon. The entire thing leaves one with a feeling that they have wandered into a shallow community where money and size equates to more then kindness, even though this is not the case.


Mr. Hatten said...

Michael: Nice job getting the blog up and running. Interesting post on the Edina stuff. I enjoyed reading it.

Phil S said...

Michael I think your blog is well written and I agree that many outsiders of Edina misconcieve Edinaians(?) but overall we are nice people.

beihua said...

mmm i would have to agree to a point- but i also beg you to consider other sides of edina. yes- many areas and many people show off their wealth to a point where it is just ridiculous- but some of my closer friends have lived in apartments (yes in edina) and some are on wellfare. :shrugs: im just saying that there are def. two sides to everything