Saturday, April 29, 2006

Cracks in Stepford

so I'm always joking about life here in Stepford. How all the mommies look perfectly coifed and children dressed to the nines, and people with their well-manicured lawns and verrrry expensive luxury SUVs.

It's a little intimating to someone like me, who happens to be... shall I say... REAL?

I don't wear makeup every day. shit.... I put it on MAYBE once every other week?

I can't remember the last time I wore an outfit that required ironing. Or at least actually IRONED the outfit I was wearing (cause you KNOW there have been times I SHOULD have ironed my pants before church but didn't...)

anyways.. the point is.. when it comes to appearances, the folks here in my little version of Stepford really have the knack for looking Polished. (that's PAH-lished, Daddy.. not POLE-ished)

However, the longer I'm here, and the more I'm getting to know my neighbors.. the more and more I'm seeing that some appearances only go so far as their front doors.

I'm not going to spill all the gory details, but let's just say that today brought our awareness of the cracks in Stepford appearances to a whole new level.

While I find it SOMEWHAT comforting to know that other people have real live problems... I'm saddened by how easily our 'friends' hide their issues. (big, huge, fucking SHOCKING shit kind of issues) ....Makes me wonder what else they're hiding, and would I REALLY want them watching Rhena?

call me crazy, but I just feel a little better knowing my friend (who told me not to worry about Rhena picking her nose, because she still picks hers too) is watching Rhena versus the friend with the pottery-barn-polo-designer-house. Cause while rhena might stumble upon some old green crunchies at the one friend's house... who knows what she might find in the other. And that's just me being real.


Porq said...

Hey.. if the lilly kid survived STALAG ALBERT, what else is there?

If it don't kill you, it'll only make you stronger.. and you know how strong YOU are!!!


Keep smiling 'cause BOZA loves ya!!

The Life of Bill said...

Yeah, god knows what the neighbors will do to da booger if she finds the pods in the basement!!!!!!

greekchickie said...

I would rather know "real" Carrie than some pretencious fake person.

I don't iron. For nothing! YUK!


just susie said...

So do they have their son locked in the basement cause he attacked some girl, or did he hit and run some old lady? Or maybe the father killed someone with a blender? Oh wait...that's Wisteria Lane...


gina said...

i live in the SC stepford and you live in the NC stepford. how nice! let's be friends cause we both are down with the real.....