September 13, 2005

Livin' In The SC

I’ve been telling a couple of the young employees at my workplace that the drama of everyday life has turned the place in to a Dawson’s Creek episode. Rumors that Dartmouth actually is Dawson’s Creek are still flying. ( * More on this article later, so read and memorize.) We’re very musically oriented, so that means we get to hear that screechy theme song in our heads over and over again.

But it seemed like a slightly out of date reference, and I had to choose a more recent WB-esque soap opera. Judging by commercials, “The OC” seems to be the next best thing to an amped-up Dawson’s Creek. It just seems to fit. The SouthCoast?

We’re living in “the SC”

If you’re going to revel in the lameness of a region’s forced nickname, I say go all the way. It’s doubly appropriate for my workplace because it’s also the initials of our project.

OK, now back to that article above. I quote:

But then the rumors about Hooters coming to the former Ponderosa Steakhouse or the Ground Round restaurant didn’t pan out.

Never before have I seen a more egregious misuse of the phrase “pan out.” It’s called “dodging a bullet.” I like wings as much as the next guy. I’ll get ‘em at Wings To Go, thanks.

And, I have no idea what the theme song for The OC is. Or The SC, for that matter.

Posted by James at September 13, 2005 7:29 AM
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Isn't there a local ordinance requiring a steak restaurant to be located on that spot across from the mall? There should be, dagnabit.

Your SaCman is about to eat the Braga Bridge. Run away, Blinky!

Posted by: Mike at September 13, 2005 9:08 AM

The battleship will save us.

Posted by: James at September 13, 2005 9:19 AM

Please god, don't let Freak Boy and his child bride settle in NE. We'll never see the end of them (TV, newspaper, sky writing...).

"Matt-- Matt, Matt, Matt...
No, you see. Here's the problem. You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do."

Hello, Bellevue? I got a pick-up here!

Posted by: Patti M. at September 13, 2005 10:14 AM

I wouldn't count on that relationship lasting long enough to be a problem. They haven't even set a date yet.

Posted by: Julie at September 13, 2005 10:22 AM

BTW, can anyone tell me approximately where I stood to take the picutre used in "The SC" logo?

Posted by: James at September 13, 2005 10:32 AM

Gee, don't you remember?

Posted by: Julie at September 13, 2005 10:40 AM

Actually, I have the exact lat and long. I just wanted to see if any of you could tell me.

Posted by: James at September 13, 2005 10:44 AM

Hmmm. I'd guess at the old Lincoln Park carousel but the image looks like it was taken from further away.

Posted by: Mike L. at September 13, 2005 10:51 AM

The restaurant just to the right (Brighthman St bridge side) of the Carousel? Is it the Regatta?

I'm sure the rumors about TC are completely false. Where would he have gotten the idea that Westport/Dartmouth was where he wanted his new house? Who outside of southeastern MA / Southwestern RI has even heard of Westport/Dartmouth.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at September 13, 2005 11:49 AM

Whoops wait a minutre I'm on the wrong side of the river. You must be out by the power plant on the Somerset side of the river because the battleship is hiding behind the bridge.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at September 13, 2005 11:50 AM

I only know the SC rumors about TC. True or not, I don't know.
1. the father of a friend of a SimCalc-er is on the board that had to approve the building of the new house and
2. the husband of a SimCalc-er is pouring the foundation

As long as they don't move to the Cape, I don't care.

Posted by: Sara at September 13, 2005 12:53 PM

I look at that image and keep thinking, "The ScBraga."

Posted by: Mike L. at September 13, 2005 5:43 PM

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