Saturday, August 31, 2013

Life Is Hard

About an hour or two ago...


SN2.  Click to embiggen.

YrHmblScrb.  We didn't put fire to the cigar... we simply chewed it.
The homeowners' association in SN2's neighborhood has access to three... not one, not two, but three... private beaches on Lake Montclair, a rather large-ish lake in the immediate vicinity.  We were down on the lake at the West Beach this afternoon, just chillin'.  The only drawback?  No alcohol, no tobacco, no drugs... strictly verboten.  This is America?

Big-ass sigh.  But we endured.  Life IS hard, sometimes.

18 comments:

  1. We will continue to support you in your suffering.

    HA!

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    1. We managed to get through the day OK... but the evening was an entirely different matter. ;-)

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  2. It certainly looks relaxing and wonderful. Several times when we were in Ecuador thangs were rather loose, and I thought, "They would never let you do that in America." It made me feel that we were not so very free in the USA.

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    1. We're not so very free anymore, Lou. That's the problem.

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  3. Home owners associations are evil :-)
    But they do keep the rif-raf out...

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    1. The home owners association DUES are evil around here. Or so I've heard.

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  4. I can't stand to see such suffering.

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    1. I know and I apologize. I should be doin' this on late-night cable teevee.

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  5. We have those same rules here on the mean beaches of Sandy Eggo. Well, drugs are okay....so long as they are medicinal. Kapeesh?

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  6. Buck/

    Didn't you ever hear of the old ploy of putting rum in a partially filled coke-bottle? The perfect cammo for the occasion.. :)

    Of course after a few of those and the PC police find you face down in the sand the jig will be up, lol.

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    1. Well, first you need rum... right?

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  7. What is the point of a beach without a rum-filled drink? I cannot imagine it. :)

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  8. Public beaches around here and pretty much pet and alcohol-free these days. Smoking isn't a problem for those that want to light up; hell at one of the R.I. state beaches this summer we caught a whiff of a very, um, distinctive, aroma...

    Home owners associations can be the very devil of a beautiful community; which really is ironic because they are the ones who seek to keep the community beautiful but they only know how to do it thru draconian measures and nearly nazi tactics.

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    1. I should have taken a picture of the beach rules sign... there were at least 15 "thou shalt nots" posted. Some made sense, most were Nanny-like.

      Yeah, I've never, ever heard anyone say "I LOVE my home owners association!"

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  9. I moved in and the HOA wanted $230/month. I moved out when the HOA wanted $459/month. You'd think I was a renter.

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    1. $230 a month is pretty steep, $459 a month is RIDICULOUS. I'd have moved too, Curtis.

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