Ever hear that old saying “good fences make good neighbors?” Depends on who the neighbor is. If you’re surrounded by “Hatfield and McCoy” feudin’ types that are stretching the limits of the Second Commandment (“Love thy neighbor”), you might consider a move in your future.
I’ve always had good luck with my neighbors. None of them have ever complained about my odd hours or the occasional sighting of the big blue K991.FM van, at least not to my face. Most of them may not know what I do for a living, or more likely, don’t care.
So it wasn’t a surprise to see in the sixth annual Celebrity Neighbor Survey by real estate company Zillow.com that nearly half of us don’t want to live next door to anyone well known. That being said, there are some people who wouldn’t mind taking a peek over a famous fence.
Country superstar couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert ranked first as the neighbors of choice, followed by Taylor Swift in a tie with actress Reese Witherspoon for second place. If you’re imagining barbecues with the Sheltons, chatting it up with Blake in his deer stand or sharing a “Miranda-rita” with his wife, it could be the opposite reason.
The pair, who’ve been married nearly two years, recently told People magazine they’ve only spent about 150 days together during that time, because of touring, recording and Blake’s commitments as a coach on “The Voice,” which films on the West Coast. “We live in Oklahoma, so going home and actually being at the house together is like, ‘This is weird,’ ” Miranda told the hosts on “The View” in July.
Blake says a typical night is not all glam and glitz, telling “Taste of Country,” “Miranda loves to sit on the couch and watch movies and drink all night, and there will be at least four dogs piled up on us.”
And those we don’t want next door? Twenty one percent voted for Alana Thompson and family from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” unseating last year’s undesirables, the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” Which goes to show “GTL” no longer stands for “gym, tan, laundry” but now means “go-go juice, tiaras and lots of ’sketti!” Looks like the voters know how to “redneckognize!”
It’s almost as good as having radio personality Nancy Wilson as your next-door neighbor: K99online.com.