Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Land of Steady Habits

One of the nicknames for Connecticut is "The Land of Steady Habits."  I don't think it is a compliment. 

As I crossed South Main Street in West Hartford, I counted the cars.  There were 18 cars.  And every one was black or silver or white.  Every one.  18 out of 18.  No red.  No blue.  No yellow.  18 black or silver or white cars.

The Land of Steady Habits.

I will be away from April 8 through the 16th, but I have scheduled posts to be shown here during that time. While traveling, I should be able to read any comments you leave on this blog, but I will not have much time to respond to your comments or to leave comments on your blogs. I'll see you all again when I get back!

16 comments:

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting post.

cieldequimper said...

Well... where are the days when cars used to have fun colours? It's more or less the same here. I would have loved mine to NOT be silver but to be honest, it cost a packet to have it changed to a lovely blue. So silver it is.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

In other words, y'all up there in Connecticut are really boring! :-) Si, senor? Hope you're having fun by now.

Jack said...

Yes, Jacob, that is what it means.

EG Wow said...

This post made me laugh out loud, Jack! I think we are living in conservative, boring times. Could it be the economy? :))

Regina K said...

So Jack, what color of car do you drive? MIne is smoke grey. lol

Halcyon said...

Hope you keep up with your steady habits while you're away. :)

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, that is quite an observation!

jennyfreckles said...

It's getting like that here. You can have any colour so long as it's silver or white. My mum's little car (which I'm currently driving) is a nice bright red - yay!

Kate said...

The scene does look a trifle drab, doesn't it? The trees haven't leafed out yet, but when they do, their colours will definitely diminish that of the cars. In fact, we'll be so excited about spring we'll forget about the autos.

RedPat said...

It is quite boring isn't it? Although there is nothing like a black car when it is clean.

Malyss said...

It's the same here. That's why I bought a BLUE one! very easy to find in car parks! and much more romantic!:o)

Cezar and Léia said...

One could say "old habits die hard" there... Very interesting post!
God bless you!
Cezar

SRQ said...

I've never heard that nickname before. Good observation w/the cars. I've been having problems with Blogger when I set the time delay. I hope all goes well for you. Have a great getaway from the blogging grind. Come back!

Dawn said...

Haha...that kind of looks like my closet;))

Have a good time away.

Virginia said...

And a heckova lot of gas guzzlers.

Bon voyage. Have fun, see you when you get home!
V