Sunday, June 19, 2011

L - Staying Together...

Continuing with the theme of odd juxtapositions, and courtesy of Google Earth, here we have yet another convenient side-by-side arrangement. The green field on the left, with all the little white dots, is the Belle Passi Cemetery. The field to the right, filled with the colored dots is M & M Metal Recycling - AKA "The Junkyard". So now after you have your little problem with the DMV and the liquor store, assuming the worst and that your personal stake in this present world has come to an end, you and your car can end up in the same general location on lots next to one another.

Ideal for those whose relationship with their automobiles is the defining emotional attachment of their lives they can now be planted next to where their car is being parted. Together forever - such a beautiful thought...

Friday, June 17, 2011

T - Nice Car!

So I pull up at a stop light today and glance over to my right at the car next to me. The driver is a very well-dressed woman probably in her mid to late forties. She is perhaps dressed a bit young for her actual age, but tasteful. Her hair and makeup are absolutely perfect and she has that "successful divorcee" look about her. So what kind of car was she driving?

A Cougar, of course!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

L - Let's Get Together....

Some things just don't go together.

If you look very closely at the sign in the accompanying picture you will notice an odd juxtaposition of businesses. Consider how the bottom three businesses work together. First, we have the DMV, the infamous Department of Motor Vehicles, where people go to get their driver's licenses. At the DMV you have people going out to take the driving test, nervous, uptight and worried. They come back and wait anxiously to hear that they drove OK and finally they get the go-ahead to legally drive in Oregon. Oh, happy day!

And what better way to celebrate that you are now a legally licensed driver than to swing by the Liquor Store for a celebratory bottle. So convenient! And now, fortified by bottle and license you can take to the streets and drive like most of the people in Central Oregon. If the unthinkable happens and your driving skill combined with the contents of the bottle fail to keep you safe on the road then you can wend your way back to this little mall, where, between the liquor store and the DMV you will find a Rite-Aid drug store - the ideal place to acquire those necessary post-accident bandages and analgesics.

One-stop shopping! Ain't it great!