With an area of only 19.9 square miles, Weston, Connecticut, as per the 2000 census, has a population of about 10,000 people -- and 1,000,000 trees, insects and small mammals. The sister town of Westport, located just north, Weston is a charming, more rural town with two acre zoning, a very small shopping area and its own school system. Almost one quarter of the town is permanently devoted to open space use which means every neighborhood can claim some piece of recreational land nearby as its own.more...
There is a small town center which offers residents a small market, gas pump, post office, hardware store and package store, but that's about it. To get more supplies (or not pay an arm and a leg for them) most residents travel to nearby Westport, Wilton or South Norwalk. The affluence of Weston is seemingly understated since there is much forest covering the larger estates. Weston is also home to Devil's Den, the largest permanently protected tract of conservation land in Fairfield County. The Den itself is 1,756 acres and has twenty miles of walking trails. The Den's trails are part of the extended 70-mile Saugatuck Valley Trails System, all within contiguous forest and watershed lands of nearly 15,000 acres. The Den, known formally as the Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve, was created by the late Katharine Ordway through a series of donations from 1966 through 1968, beginning with a 1,300-acre purchase from the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company.
It is conveniently clos...
A state where everyone moves to to get away from other states that they don't like. Oregon is very schizophrenic in that it has all those hippies but also some of the most conservative people anywhere. All Oregonians, though, seem to share at least some things in common. One is a love of the outdoors. The other is a generally non violent nature. A third is a a lack of fascination with getting rich. And they don't care if you don't like the weather or think they are boring, or think they are "wannabee Seattle". They're just happy they moved here because things sucked where they were.more...
Oregon is still mostly unspoiled and beautiful, but it lacks any "old world" charm if you like that. Its not so different from California or Washington anymore, although the older natives still prefer to think of it as "special". Its greatest charm lies in the Willamette Valley, the coast, and the Columbia River Gorge. Its greatest disappointment lies in the over logged mountains that seldom get very tall or seem grand like real mountains should. Another disappoinment is the encroaching strip malls and developments that ring the Portand area and larger towns.
Oregon's weather can be divided into two "seasons" - warm and sunny, or cool and cloudy. From July to December, it progresses in an orderly fashion from the first to the second. From January to June, it doesn't. Although the November rains bother some, they are at least relatively warm and predicable.
The April-June rains on the ...
Van Buren is the red-light district of Phoenix, Arizona.
When people talk about "Van Buren" in this sense, they are usually referring to the stretch of Van Buren St. east of Central Ave. before the road becomes Mill Ave. at Papago Park.
The nature of the area is made more obvious by the overabundance of cheap motels. Most residents of the Valley of the Sun as well as many other Arizona residents know of the reputation of the street.
It's also commonly used in jokes.
Wanda: I have to leave for work now.
Jake: Down on Van Buren, right?
Wanda: No, that's my night job.
Jessica: You're pretty ugly
Jose: That's not your mom was saying last night at Van Buren.
Maria: My new house is on Van Buren.
Justine: Oh, neat, now you can visit your mom while she's at work!
Half of California has already moved to North Idaho (the other half is on its way). Specifically what used to be the little town of Coeur d'Alene (though it's happening all over the region, nothing's sacred anymore). Money-hungry developers think this is the greatest place ever and have nearly obliterated the surrounding prairies and mountains with crackerbox houses and artifical lakes - or conversely, mansions only the extremely wealthy can afford. ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY BUCK! Coeurdifornia now has box stores, road rage and traffic jams, while cigarette boats and mosquitoes (personal watercraft) befoul our once clean and peaceful lakes. (After thirty years I've come to hate it and will be out of here as soon as possible. I'm going to... um, Death Valley. Don't follow me. It's not that great. Really!)
"Come to Coeurdifornia and (with thousands of other spectators) see nature on the run, up close and personal!"
Teva is a Hebrew word for "nature" and the name of a brand of outdoor adventure performance and lifestyle footwear. They are best known for their nylon webbing and velcro closure river sandal, but have since moved into a complete line of outdoor performance and lifestyle footwear, including trail runners, light hikers, and casual shoes. Well-known for their support of environmental causes, and along with Chacos, Keens, ubiquitous in the Arkansas River Valley of Colorado - especially during rafting season. Sometimes worn by poseurs but still worn by many legit woodsy hipsters, trustafarians and male and female mountainsexuals Available from outdoor specialty shops such as The Trailhead in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Matt - "It's springtime in the Rockies!"
Ryan - "Howdaya know?"
Matt - "people are wearing Tevas, shorts, and down jackets with their mountain bikes AND backcountry skis in their Thule rack."
Teva (pronounced teh-vuh, not tee-vuh) is a Hebrew word for "nature" and the name of a brand of outdoor adventure performance and lifestyle footwear. They are best known for their nylon webbing and velcro closure river sandal, but have since moved into a complete line of outdoor performance and lifestyle footwear, including trail runners, light hikers, and casual shoes. Well-known for their support of environmental causes, and along with Chacos and Keens are ubiquitous in outdoors and paddling culture, especially the Arkansas River Valley of Colorado - and even more during rafting season. Sometimes worn by poseurs but still worn by many legit woodsy hipsters, trustafarians and male and female mountainsexuals Available from outdoor specialty shops such as The Trailhead in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Matt - "It's springtime in the Rockies!"
Ryan - "Howdaya know?"
Matt - "people are wearing Tevas, shorts, and down jackets with their mountain bikes AND backcountry skis in their Thule rack. Kayaks won't be far behind."
Adj; V; Noun; Life. Humble Beginnings. Peaceful. Coexistence. World Domination.more...
Triple Threat consists of three Earthly Gods: alias Diego Dunn, Travisteis, and Zac Tic-Tac Attack. With humble beginnings, the band started off as a minorly small joke during track and cross country back in the year 2006. All three members lived coincidentally in Simi Valley, California, the home of Hollywood and San Francisco. However, Triple Threat has grown to become a major media and political power in many countries as well as various planets across this galaxy including Mars (because we're so hot) and Uranus. Sadly, the members of the group took a short hiatus in space to blow away the people of Earth and luckily, they succeeded. The Band has set new plans now to reach Earth with their funky-fresh new beats and sounds. As a result, the common phrase among fans goes simply as "They own. Hardcore."
Triple Threat, a small city band with crazy addictive beats and frikkin' pwnage instrumentals, has tackled some of the most distressing issues currently plagueing the world today, such as Peggy Chow, Makin' Babies, and the common loose grasping of the Spanish language by many suburban Americans. As absurd as this may sound, these innovative individuals will greatly surprise you and you shall not go unsatisfied after hearing them. Fo' shizzle. There are three members of Triple Threat, as mentioned earlier. Their experiences in hardcore pwnage are extensive.