Hello again blogosphere!  This time I promise to treat you with more respect.  I will blog with greater regularity, I will refrain from talking too much about the downside and backside of cats, and I will do my best to entertain while letting my readers in on the wonderful weirdness I find around me.

First, a quick note – I am not a genius.  I know that.  Hence the obvious misspelling (sp?:) of the word.  No I didn’t even check if iamagenius was available.  I just find it fascinating that so many people think they’re the second coming of Einstein while clearly demonstrating otherwise.  I find this quite amusing.  For those of you who caught the joke early, thank you.  For the rest, just pretend you did and we won’t mention it again. ;)

Good to be back…

As a born and raised Albertan, I have to admit it’s good to be back.  After a hectic move from Vancouver to Calgary,  Tanya (aka NetChick) and I have been enjoying the city a lot, and we’re looking forward to moving into our new home in Okotoks.  Actually, it’s not Okotoks, it’s just waaaaaaaay in the south part of town.  I just like saying Okotoks.  It sounds funny.  Speaking of such things, I am also having fun introducing Tanya to the Alberta way of things, which can be very different than the Left Coast.  Calling it the Left Coast, for example.  And pronouncing this city CAL-gree, as opposed to CAL-GARY.  If you’re from a place, you tend to slang it up when you talk about it.  Edmontonians call their city Emmintin.  Vancouverites live in Vangcoovr.  And after Borat came out, Kazakhstanis were from “Central Asia”.

I’m sure there are more great examples out there, and I’d love to hear them.  How do you pronounce your home town?

Barry