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Number 4 town in all Kazakhstan

From what I’ve seen so far, London is the friendliest town in Ontario. People exchange smiles when they pass each other on the street. Conversation flows easily between strangers who are passing time. A couple of weeks ago, I had a chat with a hotdog vendor while eating his delicious meat (no brokeback) that was followed up by a random dude asking me how the hotdog was. Today a random in shopper’s asked me if I was a drummer, at which point I noticed that I had been busting out a flurry of funky finger beats on my legs. The random then invited me to play drums in his church’s band. I’ve also swapped stories with bus randoms, one of whom invited to the bar that he owns so, of all reasons, I could join the staff in a game of D&D. This town might be a flashback to a time when the people that surrounded you were your neighbours and friends instead of thieves and rapists. If not, it’s full of a bunch of fucking psychos who are startlingly charismatic in their attempts to kidnap, rape, and kill me.

Random note: a laundromats are surprisingly conducive for blogging.


6 Comments so far

  1. Grandma January 22nd, 2007 10:35 am

    I think that this says more about how you look then how friendly the people who look at you are. Make sure that they know that you have nothing that could be asked for as a ransom

  2. Jamie January 23rd, 2007 12:30 am

    1) Brokeback
    2) I think that may be the creepiest town in the world. Don’t you recall being told not to stragers? They’re going to try to abuct you and have their way with you, and soon enough you are gonna find yourself on the wrong side of a ‘snuff’ movie. (they kinda blow, cuz the endings are so predictable) Next time someone asks you if you like eating hotdogs, you should be wondering why he is wearing a trenchcoat and that you can see his socks, rather than thinking ‘why there goes a nice man’. We were preped for this in grade school (maybe you wern’t, as you learned to service priests) so please, next time someone says hi (pretty girls are the most dangerious! they’ll lure you into an alley where you have your throat slit for your shoes) make sure you drop whatever it is you are doing, flail your arms, start screaming ‘I need an adult, I need an adult!’ and run in circles, untill they back away with a terrified look upon their face.


  3. Wes January 23rd, 2007 8:29 pm

    oh the london… im not going lie, ive had some mighty fun times in london….

    in march we are renting a bus and coming to western from windsor for a ‘Fuck You Waterloo” party. You should come out with us.

  4. Alex January 23rd, 2007 11:13 pm

    I’ll have to tatoo “POH-ASS STUDENT” on my forehead to make it clear that I only own low quality discount goods.

    1) No brokeback
    2) But that’s just it, they’re not strangers, they’re my new best friends with unmarked vans just BURSTING with candy. I flail my arms pretty regularly anyways, so with any luck I should be covered.

  5. Alex January 23rd, 2007 11:14 pm

    That sounds good. I’ll be sure to buy a waterloo t-shirt before hand and tape a sign above the logo that says “Not from”

  6. Captain Bee February 5th, 2007 9:31 pm

    “while eating his delicious meat (no brokeback) ”

    ^ You JUST saved yourself there, barely.

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