Tuesday, January 02, 2007

random

I bought my dad one of the Uncle John's Bathroom Readers for Christmas and here's a couple random things I've discovered

Real Canadian Town Names:

Goobies
Blow Me Down
Cupid
Jerry's Nose
Lawn
Mosquito
Nameless Cove
Witless Bay
Lower Economy
Malignant Cove
Meat Cove
Mushaboom
Burnt Church
Mechanic
Asbestos
Cheapside
Ethel
Bigger
Porcupine
Swastika
John D
Swords
Tiny
Finger
Wawa
Elbow
Eyebrow
Uranium City
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Mirror
Vulcan
Clo-oose
Hydraulic
Stoner
Mayo
Spuzzum
Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!

And a random fact about my birthday (Oct. 12)
It is also International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

I love these Bathroom Reader books!

I leave tomorrow! I've got seriously mixed feelings, it's hard to say goodbye when you're not sure you'll be back. My earliest return date is June 08 for Meghan's graduation, which is a year and a half away. I guess it's only 3 months longer than the time I spent in Switzerland and only 4 months longer than this time-it just seems so far away! I'm sure I'll cry, but I know I'll be happy to be back in Hamilton. :)

see you (hamiltionians) soon,
niki

10 comments:

  1. and I know some of you know even more, so leave your funny town names here in a comment! :)

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  2. that is more than a couple random things. that was like, fifty random things (or at least more than two. hey, i'm busy, i don't have time to actually count things).

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  3. also, there is a town in Alberta called 'uren'. It might be in Saskatchewan. I don't know, i'm busy, i don't have time to actually look at a map.

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  4. In Switzerland, a town called Au, as kids we'd pinch each other, when passing through there, "where are we?" pinch "Au"

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  5. ok, you've got to explain that one! lol... it sounds like an odd twist on "punch-buggy"

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  6. In Saskatchewan, there's also the booming metropolises of Drinkwater and Findlater. I've got a picture of the road sign to Findlater.

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  7. Rob, here, when you get hurt, you say "ouch", in Switzerland we say "au", it would be as if a town here was named "ouch" :)

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  8. There's a few good city names in Australia.
    To list a few: Whyalla, Gympie,Wagga Wagga

    Anywho, hope you're having fun back in Ontario, I know i've been keeping things interesting for me out here.

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  9. I think Spuzzum burnt down.


    It was only a couple buildings as far as I know.

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  10. there is a "blasted church" community in the okanogan =)

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