Thursday, 21 January 2010

Blue Sky Whore

Growing up in grey dreich Scotland has meant that I have learned to appreciate blue skies, especially so if its been cold for a few days.

To the passing Mexican its probably safe to presume that I look a little strange seemingly aimlessly pointing my camera to the sky while I walked in the Spanish speaking part of town. But for me although Utah has its blue sky days frequently I'm still of the mindset I might not see another one for a week, or two.




Another thing I am still getting used to is the abundance of American flags everywhere. Patriotism in the US is rife, you'll find the flag displayed outside stores, on Church land, on cars, and in back yards. It's nice to see positive patriotism in action, but I sometimes wonder what might happen if I were to get a couple of flagpoles of my own and displayed the Chilean and Scottish flags and happened to have the wrong type of neighbour. 
  
I suspect I wouldn't have much problem from the occupants of the building above but I'm not so sure about the red, white and blue mail box further up the road I'm small enough that I might just disappear in that old oil drum with a push.
 
And what's with the size of that satellite dish across the road, do they like their television or are they searching for extra terrestrial lifeforms across the galaxy?

5 comments:

Gillian said...

Ye kud blether wi' a teuchter aull the way te Bonnie Scotland wi' that satelite.

Eeejit!

LarryLilly said...

That son is the definition of a hillbilly

or a mormon looking for the playboy channel out of Canada.

That antenna is almost old enuf to be a display in the Smithsonian Museum. Its so old it was used when Tandy made computers, when bill gates wasnt a geek and when the rock group U2 was just U.

Madame DeFarge said...

One wonders about the purpose of the oil drum? Have you looked inside for dead bodies?

Some Chilean Woman said...

When I first moved to the US I noticed the flag thing too, but I would find myself imagining the large number of dresses I could make out of them.

Scotsman said...

Gillian: Aye I could, but I don't think I could afford the repair bills to the roof when this week's snow storm hits.

Larry: I laughed but I think you got 2 out of 3 right.

Madame: It is actually a mailbox, but a local woman has 'disappeared' while her husband went camping in the snow with his young kids a few weekends ago. I should maybe tell the police to check it out.

SCW: I don't think those dresses would suit me, I've never really thought red or blue was my colour.