no, not palin. im talking about bristol, connecticut.
apparently, Money Magazine named bristol one of the top 100 places to live in connecticut and this has sent the town into a tailspin. the people who live there appear to be, from all reports, bewildered by the distinction. gee, they all seem to say when asked, who'd want to live in BRISTOL?
i think it really says something about the zeitgeist of a town when its singled out for an honor and all the residents either react in disbelief or demand to know why. i haven't seen anyone suggest that bribery might be involved, but i guess that's a possibility.
i've driven through bristol and while it seems a lot more congested than i prefer, it seems like a reasonable enough place to live to me. i knew a lady who lived in bristol and she was absolutely lovely and so was her neighborhood. (i got lost in it often enough to know.) and after all, connecticut only has something like 167 places to live. to get the top one hundred, you have to reach almost two thirds down the list.
so congratulations to the town of bristol, connecticut. you're better than you think you are.
and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.