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A fun guide to chilling on your porch in a neighbor-friendly way

Step 1: What you'll need

I like to sit on my front stoop because I live in the city where it can be easy to catch cabin fever. Sitting on my stoop at different times of day, I get to know the rhythms of and characters in my neighborhood. I like being a familiar face to the people who live around me, from dog walkers and toddlers to gardeners and runners.

Plus, you don't need much to sit on your stoop: just your stoop, and a butt ... preferably your own ...
This is really good. I linked to this instructable in my <a rel="nofollow" href="http://beingtotallysweetinchicago.blogspot.com/2008/08/stoop-sitting.html">blog post about stoop sitting.</a><br/>
This instructable has been rated as one of <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.grinn.net/blog/dev">Grinn Blog's</a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.grinn.net/blog/dev/2007/11/10-really-wierd-instructables.html">10 REALLY Wierd Instructables</a>. Congrats mandible!<br/>
i prefer to look like part of the building. however, if i was social, this would be a great instructable. so good job!
I sadly don't really have a stoop that I care to sit on. I garden on it sometimes, but most of my neighbors are drunken idiots that make me nervous. :P
Oh, <em>that's</em> a stoop!<br/><br/>Nice Instructable - very friendly to the <em>inhabitants</em> of your environment.<br/>
I don't have a stoop ='[<br/>
That's a bummer! Not even a little curb? I have a cat, so every place I get has to come with a stoop or she would be inconsolable.
Well we've got a 3in step, but it's about 70 feet from the cul-de-sac
Stoop kids afraid to leave his stoop!
Lol is that from Hey Arnold?
Heh, Yeah it is. I'm such a 90's kid
Great instructable! It actually took me a while to figure out how to sit comfortably on my stoop. Adding a comfortable chair really helped because I sort of can't stand just sitting without my back totally supported; I'm a wimp. And the waving to people passing by is key. Otherwise you start to feel like you're just part of the building. And that's no fun.

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