Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Year In Cities

I am not one to often do memes
(It's just so hard to rhyme them, it seems)
But this one I'll try
Cos the year that's gone by
Has been better than even my dreams!


So, Chad Orzel at Uncertain Principles (love that dog!) propogates a meme: list the places where you spent at least one night in 2008 (other than home). Any other year, I would be too depressed at how short a list it was, to actually post it. This year?

Chicago

(Greece)
Athens
Nafplion
Olympia
Delphi
Kalambaka
Thessaloniki
Ouranoupolis
Kerkini

(Bulgaria)
Sofia
Veliko Turnovo
Varna
Bourgas
Plovdiv

New York City
Canastota, NY


Yeah, next year is gonna suck, but I have my memories... So, where did you go this year?

13 comments:

Benjamin Geiger said...

Palm Springs, CA.
Winter Haven, FL.

I'm a boring SOB. (And note that Winter Haven is about 10 miles from home.)

Benjamin Geiger said...

D'oh.

I forgot to include the place I am now... but that might be because it's still somewhat considered 'home' (my mom's house):

Blairsville, GA.

The Ridger, FCD said...

Harrogate (Yorkshire), Minneapolis, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) ...

One less than last year, two more than the last several before that!

Howard said...

A lad from Veliko Turnovo
Had a member the size of a Volvo
At each bend in the road
He'd deliver his load
Then back up and ask her to turnovo

A comely young miss from Bourgas
Epitomized virtue and class
With much erudition
She'd try each position
Except for engaging her ass

A gentleman from Thessaloniki
At the subject of sex got all panicky
When a lass from Olympia
Made him go limp, he a-
-scended a tree like a monokey

A strapping and virile Athenian
Sought to scale the heights aphrodisian
When the Sybil at Delphi
Advised "know thyself," he
Bent double and then put his weenie in


[Okay, I think that's all I can handle. Anyone else? There's ten cities left. I bet we can come up with a limerick for each place Cuttlefish has slept in.]

Howard said...

[Oh, all right. One more and then I'll stop.]

A fellow named Coriolanus
Asked an old Greek where his brain is.
"You'll find your εγκέφαλος
In Οὐρανόπολις --
The city that's named for Uranus."

Laurie said...

South Lake Tahoe, CA (several times - I would buy a cabin there if I could. I go up 20+ times a year and don't spend the night, too)
Stateline, NV (right across the border from South Lake Tahoe)
Keystone, CO (3 nights)
San Francisco, CA (3 nights)
Red Bluff, CA
Chico, CA
London, England (one night at a hotel at Heathrow)
and 12 days at my Aunt Hilary's house in Torrington, England for my Grandad's 100th birthday.

More than I thought. The year before would have been more interesting when we toured England, Scotland and Wales. We were there for my Grandad's 99th birthday. We are now VERY poor. Sorry, it doesn't rhyme.

Podblack said...

Oh dear holy hades...

Rural West Australia:
Geraldton
Narrogin
Broome

Interstate:
Wagga Wagga
Melbourne
Brisbane

International:
London
New York
Atlanta
San Francisco
Auckland

Yes, all in one year. Yay Podblack.com! :)

Podblack said...

Oooh, Laurie - was it the same hotel as the one I stayed in at Heathrow? I tried the YoTel, because it seemed so exotic (it was like this: http://podblack.com/?p=1135 ).

Laurie said...

No, I stayed in the more mundane Thistle Hotel. But there was a Stargate Convention going on, which made it pretty interesting.

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

BC, Canada:
Whistler
Sun Peaks village
Kamloops (all for skiing)
Osoyoos
Savary Island
Copeland Islands Marine Park
Chilliwack (these four were all camping trips)

UK:
York
Newcastle
Edinburgh

Not too shabby, really...

Karen James said...

UK
Lawrenny*
Ludlow*
Edinburgh
Aviemore

Switzerland
Bellwald*
Basel
Zurich

USA
Research Triangle Park
Colorado Springs
Breckenridge
Boreas Pass Section House*
San Diego
New York City
Sunnyvale (for SciFoo!)

*technically not cities, but too cool to leave out

viccro said...
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viccro said...

San Antonio
Houston
Dallas

Pasadena
Charlotte
DC
Nashville
Boston
Cambridge
Westford

Kyoto
Tokyo

Woot!