640 acres, no mule required

Here on the Heat Island, it’s really hard for me to find any disagreement with Lynn:

I’ve always said that if I ever win the lottery I want to buy a square mile and build my house in the exact center of it so I would have a minimum of half a mile between me and my nearest neighbor but here where I am now is not bad at all.

I haven’t gotten to this point yet, perhaps due to my comfortable (all things considered) position on the block: smallest house, largest lot, therefore most substantial buffer zone.

Advocates of the Urban Lifestyle (Or Else) will of course be appalled at such attitudes, but then the name of their game is high density. (I’ve known a few who were indeed highly dense.)

And besides, there’s this:

[I]f the neighbors get out of hand I’ll just buy their houses too.

Then again, this might be a uniquely-Oklahoman viewpoint; in New Jersey, for instance, it would be cheaper just to hire someone to whack them.


  1. Francis W. Porretto »

    5 August 2010 · 4:29 pm

    That would depend heavily on whom you wanted whacked.

  2. Jimmy "The Kingfish" Castiglione »

    5 August 2010 · 6:54 pm

    Ehhh, wat ahre youz saying about Joizey?

    Also…there is no such thing as La Cosa Nostra, capice?

  3. CGHill »

    5 August 2010 · 7:01 pm

    La Cosa Whatta? Never heard of it.

  4. Lynn »

    6 August 2010 · 7:35 am

    LOL… “I’ve known a few who were indeed highly dense.”

    Hiring someone to “whack” one’s neighbors generally results in one being moved to much much smaller accommodations but for some of my former neighbors I might have considered it.

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