As of this month, Mindy and I have officially owned our home for three years.
We looked at over 40 houses before choosing this one. It's not that we were picky, we just didn't want to buy one until we were absolutely sure. However, there was one specific thing that we both agreed we had to have. If the house didn't have a front porch, we didn't want it. We ended up buying the first house we looked at.
3 years later and our front porch gets used a lot. I don't understand people who don't have a porch. Front porches are the best because they give you optimum placement for judging your neighbors and keeping an eye on shit, but a back porch works too.
My lovely friend, Tara, said it best
"I suppose people all over the world sit on their porches barefoot, drinking a beer, listening to music, and generally looking the hell around..but I'd argue in front of a board of Professional Anybodies that it's best done and enjoyed in the Southern states of the USA."
I spent 6 hours on my front porch yesterday. My favorite boy, Blu, came over and we just sat on the porch, watching clouds, talking shit, listening to Ace of Base and other music of that caliber.
It was fucking fantastic.
I encourage all of you to go sit on your front porch right now. If you don't have a porch, a stoop will do. You won't regret it.
Here is a picture Blu insisted on taking. We were laying on the porch looking at clouds.