Thursday, February 09, 2006

Nuke Thy Neighbor

We moved from Los Angeles to Castle Hayne, North Carolina in 1994. It was a big improvement, since there was a meth lab next door to us in LA, and the neighbors shot at us, whereas here everyone in our neighborhood appears to be in the Witness Protection Program, and they only shoot the deer and squirrels. I honestly have neighbors that I have not seen in all those years since we moved here. The cars occasionally park slightly differently, but you NEVER see any people. There's something very odd about that. However, that doesn't keep them from shooting at something, and gunshots are not uncommon. Castle Hayne has a Piggly Wiggly, a post office, and a bank in a double wide trailer. It's a far cry from the traffic on the 405. It's a nice quiet place to raise kids, and I know that if we are ever attacked, my neighbors will have the weapons to defend us. And know how to use them. I did this piece called Nuke Thy Neighbor. It's what I suspect my neighbors might look like, should I ever catch a glimpse of them.

6 comments:

Francesca said...

Oh what a fabulous picture your painting of your neighbourhood! That's too funny! :)

orangefrute88 said...

oh my gosh, you are hilarious!!! let's hope those neighbors of yours aren't aware of your blog... although, if it were me, i'd be sooo flattered! these are great great people presented in such an interesting way!

and i love the tang wallpaper bird woman (i like tang in it's powdered form, yum!)

katat0nik (JaneKL) said...

I had no idea you lived in such a secret world, lol! I love this piece. If I can ever afford to, I'm going to buy it.

Persephone said...

This is great and your entry is hilarious! The people are from my old neighborhood in Allentown, PA --I know because they were ALWAYS out and screaming at their kids to stay out of the street.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

lol!!! Enjoying your entire blog.

Debbi said...

Love your entry about the bank in a double-wide trailer. I lived in Castle Hayne about 5 years ago....for quite some time. You have described it to a tee....