Ashamed

So Ottawa is gorgeous. I think I might be just about the only person in the entire country who’s never been to Ottawa.

But here’s the deal: I’m terribly ashamed that I have forgotten (or never knew) rather a lot of Canadian history. I wish Darren were here to tell me who all these folks on all the statues are (there was one that I told Pirate Dan was Hamlet. Turned out Hamlet never came to Ottawa, and the statue was of some guy who drownded trying to save a drownding woman. Sure looked like Hamlet). And why there are a series of canals. And what’s up with the beer tent on the grounds of Parliament. And who it is who feeds the white cat hanging around the Parliament buildings. And how old this place is anyway. And how many folks live here.

I know I could probably look some of this stuff up on Wikipedia, but it’s not the same. Maybe I’ll ask a passer-by.

Note: Did not find Steve’s office. Surmised he is kept in basement filing room, doing filing.

cenobyte
cenobyte is a writer, editor, blogger, and super genius from Saskatchewan, Canada.

3 Comments

  1. Dude!! You totally have to do me a favour!!

    If you run into Mr. Harper, could you give him about eight kicks right in the junk for me? I would really appreciate that!

  2. In a similar vein, I highly recommend every Canadian visit the memorial at Vimy, the surrounding cemeteries and restored trench network. It is a moving, educating experience.

    Also, they let sheep trim the grass in case of unexploded ordinance, so you might get an awesome show while you’re there.

i make squee noises when you tell me stuff.

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