Thursday, September 23, 2004

What's the deal with the pool name thing?

For those of you that have them, you probably don't realize this, but an above ground pool is considered to be kind of "lowbrow" by many, many folks. Mostly these folks live in neighborhoods with deed restrictions or covenants that forbid such things. These neighborhoods are referenced in a very famous song.

On the other hand, those of you who live in trailer parks know that one of these pools can be used to hold that "prefab," "manufactured," "mobile" home to the ground in case of a "twister."

If you live here in southeast Texas like I do, you know that above ground pools, trailer parks, and snooty neighborhoods are all a part of our common culture. As lowbrow as it all might be, that's just the way it is. And if you've ever taken a swim in the sparkling cool waters of an Above Ground Pool in the heat of a southeast Texas August, you know that it's not too bad. Not bad at all.

And that's what this blog is about. Commentary, questions, and rants on current events, southeast Texas goings-on, lowbrow culture, and snooty neighborhoods as I use a pool as a metaphor for my point of view.

Later ya'll, I think I'm going for a swim.


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