In the past three weeks, we’ve had three nor’easters and the threat of a fourth nor’easter that fizzled, unless it didn’t. At one point, they were predicting an all-day event that would dump 12″(30.5cm) of snow and then blow it around from one corner of the state to the other. Now, it’s supposed to keep snowing until well after I finish this post, but only bring about ¼ of the amount of snow. Another meh in my day. The doors of Burlington, meh? Pretty much. While it’s amazing what skilled craftsmen can do with wood, give those same craftsmen aluminum and glass, and prepare yourself to be underwhelmed.
Did you know there’s a ‘meh’ emoji? I didn’t. There is. Actually, to be grammatically correct, I should say. “there are” (The Editor is a stickler for proper plural stuff). I found a ‘meh’ emoji, then, when I tried to verify it at Emojipedia – of course there’s an Emojipedia – silly! I found that there are many sad/frowny/unimpressed faces that are thought to express ‘meh-ness’ about things.
Anyway, back to these doors. I visit Burlington, MA (for those of you outside the US, those of you that are bad at geography and those of you who moved to Florida to forget all about nor’easters and snow, ‘MA’ stands for Massachusetts, the sixth state to ratify the US Constitution. I used the old abbreviation in the title, the one I was made to learn in school, the one before 1963 when the US Post Office introduced Zip Codes and reduced abbreviations like Penna, Conn, Calif and Fla to PA, CT, CA and FL. My brother’s state, Iowa, used to be abbreviated ‘Iowa’ because what was the point? Now it’s IA.
See, this is what I do when I don’t know much about the doors I have to share, or when those doors are meh. I know, I could just post the doors and move along after 65 words, but that would be so unDan of me.
Anyway, we’ve had two-character state abbreviations since 1963, and there has only ever been one change. Nebraska used to be ‘Nebr’ then became NB (there are rules for when you use the 2nd letter and when you use the last one, but they don’t always work). Nebraska was NB, I don’t know why because it doesn’t seem to follow the rules. Maybe they didn’t want an ‘NE’ and an ‘ME’ (Maine). But, they changed it to ‘NE’ so you wouldn’t get confuse Nebraska with New Brunswick – like that was gonna happen. New Brunswick is one of eastern Canada’s Maritime provinces – Nebraska is in the midwestern Great Plains of America. There ain’t nothing maritime in Nebraska…just sayin’.
Speaking of Canada. That’s where Norm (Norm Frampton) and the nexus of Thursday Doors is located. Canada. Norm is in Montreal – which is, according to Wikipedia, “…is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada as a whole” – good that we got that settled.
Each week, Norm summons doors, from around the world. His sidekick, the little blue frog, stores the doors in a giant virtual warehouse. If you have a door, several doors or if you just like looking at doors, head on up to Montreal. Click the blue frog. Fill out the form, and your door is added.
As you may have guessed, my gallery is filled with doors from Burlington, MA. There are some good ones, and some that are meh. Thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors and thank you for visiting No Facilities.