Posts Tagged ‘neighbors’

Yours is Harvard material, n’est pas?

August 19th, 2012 : No Comments »

Posting on Village Listserv
Just a reminder about our New Neighbor Gathering and Frozen Yogurt/Gelato Social at the Village Green today, from 2-5 pm. We know that many of you are just back from vacation, but we do cordially suggest you take a break from contacting your divorce lawyer and/or childrens’ tutors and join us in providing a warm welcome for our newest neighbors before all the fall craziness starts.

From: crystalwalker@sterlingmorris.com
To: phoebegb@sahmsrule.net
FW: Posting on Village Listerv
Are you going?

From: phoebegb@sahmsrule.net
To: crystalwalker@sterlingmorris.com
Wouldn’t dream of it. Important not to appear too available until you’ve figured out if you actually want to be friends with these people first.

Text From Crystal to Phoebe
You were so right. Only people there were Lieberman and Browns, who insisted on dropping the H-bomb (Harvard) every 5 mins. Naturally, Kevin and Kimberly responded by getting into fight and dropping the F-bomb, at which point we decided it was time to leave. See u soon, I hope!

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Posted in Chapter One, The Novel, Worthier Than Thou


The neighbors are darlings, aren’t they?

August 9th, 2012 : No Comments »

Posting on Village Listserv
From: phoebegb@sahmsrule.net
Any idea why the pool at the Village Country Club is closed for TWO weeks this summer for renovations? What makes them think that every Village Resident can decamp to their beach house for the duration? Has it escaped the club’s notice that it is currently 98 degrees and steaming like a tropical rainforest out there?

Posting on Village Listerv
From: phoebegb@sahmsrule.net
Hello? Anybody out there? Guess everyone IS out of town. Of course, some of us expressly chose not to go away, so our children can take algebra before 5th grade.

Note from Phoebe to Lata
Por Favor, can you take the twins to the piscina publica today? The aire acondicionado is broken and we can’t afford to get it fixed right now.

From: phoebegb@sahmsrule.net
To: bradthompson@p_Nis_sytems.com
Can’t believe we are ONLY people we know who are in town at the moment. The sacrifice for the sake of your hardware better be worth it. Thank God for the Walkers! They do seem to be a lovely family and quite sophisticated. But I do wish their eldest son, Kevin, would get rid of that ghastly haircut. He may have the twins all atwitter, but isn’t it preferable to be able to see where one is going? I can only hope he will come to his senses before school starts.

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Posted in Chapter One, DC, The Novel