Although I would like circle of power
to be my original term, it was my neighbor Tiffany's and I really want to give her the credit because she is funny ( and drives a cool motorcycle and I want to be just like her when I grow up
I would like to address a good point that one of my friends brought up to me- that maybe some people don't know who Haver is! It seems to me that people who own Havers answer questions about their home by telling the other person the architect and tract they live in where as non-haver owners simply describe their home as being in a certain locale of Phoenix ( West Phoenix, Tempe, etc). Before I bought my house and I would ask people where they lived no one said "a Frank Lloyd Wright". But if they lived in a house built by Haver, that is the answer I would get. The term "haver" would be followed by "in marlen grove" or "windemere"- non Haver enthusiasts don't know the names of the tracts they live in- they might describe what historical district or part of town. When I tell people about my house, I too catch myself saying "I just bought a Haver". The response is either a "What? - you bought a ....Haber, Hoover, Javier? etc...to which I reply Dear GOD I didn't buy JAVIER- that is a person!) - YET I expect them to know who Haver was. Or they say "YOu DID- I love those houses....which neighborhood?". I really like the whole gang sign idea. It would cut out the need for this question if each neighborhood just had a sign. At parties I could answer "Haver" while flashing my gang sign (an MG for Marlen Grove) and wearing the colors each neighborhood would pick out ( I vote for nothing too bold- I am into soft colors this season - maybe a shade of plum?). I think Windemere should be careful though- their gang sign could be mistaken for the "westside" gang- they should probably think of something more distinctive than just a "W".