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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Street Names

Today I was driving. And came into a neighborhood. With beautiful street names. Like Jade. And Crystal. And Agate. Wouldn't it be lovely to live on a street named Moonstone? A lot of newer streets bear the names of the developer's family. Heather Circle. Jennifer Lane. And then there are the servicable names. Numbers. And letters. And then there are truly awful names. Like Grim. Our house in Missouri. Is in a neighborhood. Of Grim Drive. And Grim Street. Might as well be named Dreadful Drive.

I wasn't planning to watch any of Live Earth. But then Keith Urban and Alicia Keyes kicked it. And I. Couldn't turn it off. John Mayer. Is logging on some miles. Four days ago he was in Milwaukee. Now he's doing LE in the UK.

The book. I haven't read it. But I like the cover. And I will.


Blogger Bobealia... said...

I read a book by her recently and the main character was male, which I didn't figure out until a chapter in... I didn't love it. I wish I could remember the name of it. It's about an interior designer.
OH, I hate it when connecting towns have the same named streets, but the street actually isn't the same street. That bugs me.

9:09 PM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Isn't that author the one who wrote a couple of books about Tuscany?


Oh.. and street names... I miss the pretty street names. At least my street is called Cottage. Not a developer to the best of my knowledge. :)



10:16 PM  
Blogger Girlplustwo said...

i just finished Honeymoon in purdah...terrific book.

once i saw a street called Mister Magoo's lane. I was rather glad NOT to be on that street.

11:38 AM  
Blogger r said...

Mr. Magoo's Lane... at least no one would forget it!

We have Cabrillo, Castillo, and Carillo Streets in my town.

Drives the tourists batty.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Gordo said...

I remember some talk here a few years about naming streets and the use of the developer's family was mentioned, Lucia. The problem with that is the signs tend to get stolen rather quickly. :-)

11:12 AM  
Blogger QT said...

I live on a county road, so there is nothing special there, other than it is difficult to give directions!

Hope you enjoy the read.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Lynnea said...

Hope you will be letting us know what you thought of the book.

I love street names as opposed to numbers. I grew up on 8th Ave. Not all that lyrical really. But now live on Orchard Street - but in French: rue de la Pepiniere. Of course, I think everything sounds prettier in French.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Susan as Herself said...

I know it's cliche, but I have always liked streets named after trees. There were a bunch of them in my hometown: Elm, Maple, Bay, Locust, Poplar, Willow, Pine, Chestnut, Walnut, Cherry and Oak---to name a few. Those names always feel cozy to me.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

I live on Minorcan Street. It's a Florida thing. Almost everyone outside of the area ask me what it means, all the while pronouncing it "Minor-Cane" instead of "Min-or-can." One friend even asked me if it rhymed with "Vulcan."

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to live on Spring Lane. I never really gave it much thought until my sister told me that it must make me happy every time I come home.

I drove through a small town in Okalahoma where the north-south roads were named 1st Street, 2nd Street, 3rd Street, and so on, and the East-West streets were names First Street, Second Street, Third Street... The only difference was one way was spelled out in letters and the other way used numbers. Wow, would I hate to be a postman there!

5:38 PM  
Blogger magickat said...

There is a street in Philedelphia that I can never remember the name of - it's true name is (I believe) Passyunk. I have renamed it Pussyjunk. I never forget the name that way. And it's just more fun to say.

11:58 AM  
Blogger amusing said...

Pussyjunk is actually an avenue, not a street.

And let's not overlook streets namemd after what they destroyed and replaced: Orchard, Spring, Meadow, Fox Run, etc.

9:47 PM  

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