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Getting tired of crowds, except for the NFL Dogs.
#314249 07/12/10 12:34 PM
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I took last week off to relax and do some sea kayaking around the Island. Unfortunately, I forgot that it was the week for the big country music festival. 5 days and nights of performers in like Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, and Lady Antebellum all about 20 minutes from my place. I gave up loading the kayak on the truck to go to some new spots as traffic was terrible. You couldn't even get gas without waiting for cars and vans full of rowdy young girls jumping around in those straw concert hats. (Ok that wasn't actually so bad.)

Luckily, I live by the water so it was all good but even my secluded beach that I usually stop on for lunch and a rest was invaded by some tourist from New Hampshire, DAMN YOU MARK!!! OK it wasn't Mark but I blame you anyways. I was lying there quiet peacefully, enjoying the sun when all of a sudden I heard a loud trampling noise. Thinking I was about to be run over by horses, I got up on my elbows and opened my eyes only to be greeted by two HUGE Newfoundlander dogs who immediately began licking my face from both sides. Good thing I love dogs because it might have scared the crap out of some people. These guys were as big and shaggy as small bears. Their owners were not as friendly and didn't seem to care that their dogs were off doing an impression of a car wash with a stranger.

I had to pretty much walk over to them to both return their dogs (after I played with them for a while) and to say hello. They didn't say much so after asking some polite questions I left them to themselves. AKA, as an Islander, it is your God given right to ask CFA's (Come from Aways) where they are from and who they are visiting, and have they found a handy liquor store yet, etc. etc...)

This week, I'm back to work but Regis and Kelly are filming here for the next two or three days so the city where I work is all abuzz too. Traffic was actually good coming in but I made sure I packed a lunch for noon as the streets are filling.

I think their 10:00am AST is live if you want to see some local stuff but unfortunately they have a cloudy, very possibly rainy looking sky for a backdrop today.

Now, back to multitasking on the axiom boards while I sit in on boring conference calls.


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Murph #314250 07/12/10 12:37 PM
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People from NH suck!


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MarkSJohnson #314252 07/12/10 12:44 PM
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They suck, their square rooms suck, and their dogs lick.


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[HomerSimpson]I hate them so much[/HomerSimpson]


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MarkSJohnson #314285 07/12/10 04:25 PM
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Not to mention they also talk funny.


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HomeDad #314307 07/12/10 05:45 PM
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People from NH or Newfoundlander Dogs?


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Murph #314314 07/12/10 06:21 PM
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I can't understand either.


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HomeDad #314318 07/12/10 06:46 PM
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We get a lot of people from the North Eastern US in the Summer or at least, we used to. The strong Canadian dollar seems to be discouraging a lot of US tourists this year. Numbers are way down according to the guy running the campground just up the road from me.

I do have to admit, most of them are great people once they realize we are actually just legitimately friendly and not out to steal their wallets. The coastal New England states visitors seem especially friendly but I think that is because our cultures are very similar. As for you Californians, we are afraid your going to steal our wallets!!! laugh Kidding, of course.


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Murph #314434 07/13/10 06:51 AM
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Do you have anything against former Californian Virginians? I'm sure my wife would love it up there and it's never too early to start planning our next vacation. She doesn't get to kayak enough. smile


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pmbuko #314443 07/13/10 10:20 AM
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Absolutely not. Come on up and if you need a guide, I'd love the excuse to take someone out to my favorite places.


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