Pink houses

pinkI think Mr. Rodriguez’s house is pretty cool. I’m OK if one of my neighbors paints their house this color.

Rodriguez sat inside his garage, also pink, Friday morning and said his colorful choice has stirred up some drama on social media: He’s received threats and mean comments. He plans to report the threats to Pflugerville police.

Yes, threats. Here in Texas people are very passionate about the rights of property owners, except when they are not  the property owner, it seems.

More pink is on the way — and not just in Rodriguez’s house. The professional video-gamer and artist plans to completely tattoo the blank spaces left on his body. Right now, his chest matches his house, and tattoos have been inked on top of that.

“My nipples are going to be pink,” he said.

He has included pink in his wardrobe and on his wheelchair. When Rodriguez was 4 years old, he was paralyzed in a car crash, and he uses a wheelchair that has hot pink spokes.

A pink front door, driveway and fence and a lawn with pink gravel and cement squares are on the way. He also plans to pass the house down to family members and make it a requirement for whoever inherits it to keep the home pink.

It will be interesting if this starts a move to form a homeowners’ association in his neighborhood. And pretty sad.

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