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1. n, an inhabitant of Yonkers, NY
2. v, to live in Yonkers, NY. also YONK, YONKS, YONKED, YONKER, YONKING
3.adj YONKED descriptor of a person living or the act of living in Yonkers, NY, sometimes used in a pejorative sense.
EX: "We bought this old house and are re-habbing it--we are so yonked!"
4. n, YONKED a weblog that chronicles the life, trials, tribulations, and other of two lovebirds and their new child in an old house in Yonkers, NY.



Sunday, November 04, 2007

Cutting the lawn makes you more neighborly

I had to cut the lawn the other day. After my lawnmower debacle incident in August, I hadn't cut the lawn at all. The weeds were getting high, the lawn was looking raggedy, and I got a notice from the Yonkers City Hall that I needed to cut my lawn! Apparently, they can fine you for not cutting your lawn!

So I bought a new lawnmower from,(well, same lawnmower, this one with the wheel hopefully more permanently attached) and when it came in, I plugged it in, and mowed.

The lawn looks a lot better, even though after I mowed (I mulched, even though Stephanie complains about the look-- I think it's better than not mowing, and collecting all the lawn is a dirty pain in the ass) While I was mowing, three or four people stopped me to say "You are new in the neighborhood!" or "Hey Man!" One woman told me in her broken English that she was glad we got a pumpkin, but we needed to carve it to keep the bad spirits out, like they do in her home country Cuba.

I still have more outside work to do before winter sets in furiously (I'll be out there mowing on Thanksgiving no doubt) but I do have a bit of pride about having done that little bit (and it being better for the neighborhood)

Go southwest Yonkers!

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