June 21, 2010

Nova Scotia Says 'Hi'

Really. It's almost like it would. People are so fricking nice out there. I had a friend along from Florida. At the end of our week in the RV, she looked at me and said 'I haven't heard any horns'. Nobody honks at you here. She was dumbfounded that in downtown Halifax at rush hour, people let others in, refused to block cross streets, and never ran red lights.

I told her it was the way of our people, to quote another friend, Janie. Indeed. Though I'm certain that this will not even remotely resemble downtown Toronto as it gussies up for Harper's Darksuit Follies, the G20.

A billion dollars, eh? A fake lake? Hell, they all could have come to my cottage for a lot less. Sure, it's a little tight, but with the bunks and the pull out mattress, we could have squished 20 of 'em into the place. A little short G20er could have taken the love seat. And we have enough pillows. The deal of course is the same as my family - you get your own breakfast, I'll be in charge of dinner. If Germany and France start arguing over money, they'll be doing dishes. Anyone who talks soccer (or footy) will be sent to the dock to look for kindling for tonight's fire. I'm sure we can free up some sleeping room by sending a bunch of them on a walk. Lots of trees, trails, and bears. The bears are cool. And unlike the press centre that cost 2 million bucks, the bears are genuine and free. And hungry. That'll get the numbers down.

Bah. Enough of that. I just had an awesome week in an awesome province in an awesome 'mobile. Brand new 30 footer - yes, extravagant, but we spent the whole time in it and sampled the best that Nova Scotia has to offer. Gorgeous place, terrific people. Write ups will follow. I'd planned to check in, but after getting Christopher to download hours of 'old lady music' onto my iPhone for me, I dashed out of here to the airport - and my iPhone sat on the counter. No email, no phone, no nothing. My girlfriend Jodi had a laptop, but it was easy to ignore it. There was only service in a couple of areas, and it's great to see how fast you can love not being wired in all the time.

When I left, I'd had a lovely manicure done. My first one ever. After a week of plugging in the various cords on the RV every day (power, water and thunder hose), the Poor Sod noted I now have a redneck manicure. I prefer the term 'hillbilly manicure'. Either way, it looks like crap.

Kids are wrapping up the school year, exams start tomorrow, I'm behind on work, and it's a busy week. I see that many of you kept the place hopping with your inane comments in my absence. Good to know I attract a general freakshow. Makes me feel speshul.

So - what have y'all been doing? (Picked up a little Southern from Jodi, my RVing partner....)


Blogger DJW said...

We've all been sitting at the foot of the Mount waiting for the Prophet to return.

Seriously, WGJ and the Twisted Sisters wouldn't take any bait.

Did you threaten them with home cooking?


June 21, 2010 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you're back and had a great time. I spent 17 years of marriage going down there every single summer. People are great but I have to say the break has been nice. I might try to get down there again one of these days and do some of the 'touristy' stuff.

June 21, 2010 12:20 PM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

I'm glad you weren't plugged in whilst gone. There are some things we all need a break from and the internet (in my professional opinion (even though my professionalism some days sucks wind)) is definitely one of them.

Can't wait to read all about it. I just got back from Barbados. I'll bring the Xtra Speshul bottle of Barbados Rum if you'll give a slide show. What you've just done is something that we sooooooo want to do. I fear I may have to live it vicariously through your slides.

You did take slides, right?

June 22, 2010 5:02 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Glad to hear you're back. Just in time for summer..

June 22, 2010 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Jodi Kasten said...

I, for one, am not glad you're back. I wish we were still turkle hunting and wondering what is making that rattling sound.

June 30, 2010 10:08 AM  

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