A relative worked in advertising for a company that made industrial-strength meters (the kind you see in the service alley behind a large commercial building). He came back from a scenic skiing vacation with many photos of the product in situ.Make it stop! Make it stop! (Non spectant a deformitate)
... when you're on a vacation to some exotic destination known for its natural beauty, and the voice of your inner Kunstler won't shut the hell up from the sight of every metal building, ugly sign, unlandscaped gravel parking lot with a long continuous curb cut, exposed dumpster, unscreened RTU, light with no cutoff fixture, freestanding chain business with out-of-place trade dress architecture, front yard parking lots in a downtown/CBD, house with cars littering the front yard, snout house subdivision ...
After writing a plain English FBC that's almost entirely in active voice (!), I've become acutely aware of when I'm writing in the passive voice. I feel like coding for active voice rewired my brain a bit. I also cringe a bit when I look at the plain English UDC I wrote during my short exile in Texas, because some provisions are in passive voice.…When it is noted that one writes using the passive voice as a matter of habit.
You see a horror story for a similar event that failed to obtain a permit and ROFL
Another Cyburbian chimed in. ROFL.You share a wacky news article on FB ...
Farm sued by township, neighbor who claim it is a ‘public nuisance’
... and a friend chimes in with "busybodies... stirring up crap that's none of their business ...
okay so obviously there was a breakdown in communication or rezoning issues or both ..."
and you reply "you know I have FB friends who are professional planners, right?"
"pro planners? in what regard ..?"
and in jumps a fellow Cybubs/FB friend to help school him
(he's a professional musician, not a planner)
Convergence of suck -- I'm going to have to add this to my often used phrases.Mother-in-law: "Why is housing so expensive here?
Me: monologues for 20 minutes about large lot zoning, lack of production and speculative homebuilders, NIMBYs, preferences for "rustic" housing among local residents, wealthy college students, and a dozen other factors that make a "convergence of suck".
when you google that location and add it to your Notes app under "To Do in PA" for the next time you're in that region.When your spouse and kids get angry because when you are on vacation you think that 10 blocks is walkable, you stay in a neighboring community near the commuter rail, you keep stopping to take photos of good infrastructure, you have already memorized where the local restaurants in relation to particular attractions, and finally, when you have an alley on your 'must see' list because it is the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in America.
*All happened with last summer's vacation