Monday, August 10, 2009


I live on Sylvan Avenue in Mountain View, California. One charac-
teristic that strikes me, despite all the years I’ve lived here, is how green this area is. It is indeed "sylvan". Now by “area” I mean many of the neighborhoods here in northern California. In the summer time one may look at some of the brown hills that surround us, and realize just how dry this part of the world can be. But not around here. We often, as now, are asked to watch our water consumption under threat of water rationing. But still we have our green neighborhoods.

Here we are looking down the street in one direction.

And here we are looking the other way.

There are a mix of dwellings on this street. That sign says SYLVAN

There are also duplexes and ...

single family houses like these two, and ...

this lovely two story, two car garage home.

Of course they all have access to
Sylvan Park,
which is pretty centrally located.

Is there such a thing as "green" humor? Well, whatever the color, enjoy :


Question: When is a retiree's bedtime?
Answer: Three hours after he falls asleep on the

Question: How many retirees does it take to change a
light bulb?
Answer: Only one, but it might take all day.

Question: What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
Answer: There is not enough time to get everything

Question: Why don't retirees mind being called
Answer: The term comes with a 10 percent discount.

Question: Among retirees what is considered formal
Answer: Tied shoes.

Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the
basement, attic or garage?

Answer: They know that as soon as they do, one of
their adult kids will want to store stuff there.

Question: What do retirees call a long lunch?
Answer: Normal.

Question: Why do retirees count pennies?
Answer: They are the only ones who have the time.

Question: What is the common term for someone who
enjoys work and refuses to retire?
Answer: NUTS!

Question: What is the best way to describe retirement?
Answers: The never-ending Coffee Break.

Question: What's the biggest advantage of going back
to school as a retiree?
Answer: If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.


  1. My parents moved from a house without a basement to a house without an attic--and the attic in the first and basement in the latter have been filled with my stuff! HAHAHAHA.

    Your neighborhood is indeed verdant. When I have more time and get in one of my googlemaps moods I'm going to have to fly over there!