Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Small town makes news. Is that such a bad thing?

I don't know the politics of Arlington, Oregon's mayor, Carmen Kontur Gronquist, but I do know that I admire her beautiful physique. I also support her right to a past where, three years before running for office, she took "racy" photos of herself in a bra and panties. Granted, it is fair to debate her wisdom in posting the pictures on her MySpace page.

More than anything, I just respect the hours of sit-ups required to look like that. (Note that if I had abs and biceps like that, I would very rarely wear a shirt anywhere.)

Some facts about Arlington from the town's website (from the 2000 census):
The current population of Arlington is about 524 people.
There are three parks and zero stop lights.
Most residents are between the ages of 45 and 54.
The more I read about Arlington, and the closer to age 45 I get, the more it looks like a nice place to live. The Tourism page boasts beautiful opportunities for activities like windsurfing, golfing, outdoor music festivals, and -- my personal favorite to imagine -- The Indoor Kite Festival.

I hope to make it out there someday.


Heidi said...

well that's a day trip from Portland. you know you and your family have a place to stay here. :) just get yourself here...

Beth said...

Oregonians always seem to have the most fun.

Leesa said...

I would love those abs.

Our towns seem similar. We have no stoplights, I think we have one stop sign. I think we have around 700-ish people.

No mayor :)

The Middle Child said...

Yeah if I had abs like that, I wouldn't wear a shirt if I didn't have to either.