Aurora evolved from a small town east of Denver to a bedroom suburb, and now in the words of the Aurora Association of Realtors in their 2004 Newsletter (on their site: "It's the 3rd most populous city in Colorado and the 62nd largest in the country." Lyn (a native Auroran) and I (a native Cozad, Nebraskan) like to road trip, get out of the burb, and she's had to listen to me ask a hundred times as we're motoring through a new housing development sprawled across what used to be peaceful pastureland, "Who the $%&@!'s buying all of these ticky-tacky (credit Malvina Reynolds) pieces of @##&*%!@%?"
Back then middle-class suburban houses were more box-like in the sense of what normal people considered to be "an affordable box." These days, houses are akin to "shipping crates" delivered to eager homeowner wannabes who placed their order using the COD plan ("credit on demand"). (Recently, there are lots of "For Sale" signs in front of those crates).
Aug 24 2007 - 12:53pm