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Dec 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?

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  1. 1
    Benjamin Geiger

    Palm Springs, CA.Winter Haven, FL.I’m a boring SOB. (And note that Winter Haven is about 10 miles from home.)

  2. 2
    Benjamin Geiger

    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.

  3. 3
    The Ridger, FCD

    Harrogate (Yorkshire), Minneapolis, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) … One less than last year, two more than the last several before that!

  4. 4
    Howard

    A lad from Veliko TurnovoHad a member the size of a VolvoAt each bend in the roadHe’d deliver his loadThen back up and ask her to turnovoA comely young miss from BourgasEpitomized virtue and classWith much eruditionShe’d try each positionExcept for engaging her assA gentleman from ThessalonikiAt the subject of sex got all panickyWhen a lass from OlympiaMade him go limp, he a–scended a tree like a monokeyA strapping and virile AthenianSought to scale the heights aphrodisianWhen the Sybil at DelphiAdvised “know thyself,” heBent 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.]

  5. 5
    Howard

    [Oh, all right. One more and then I'll stop.]A fellow named CoriolanusAsked an old Greek where his brain is.”You’ll find your εγκέφαλοςIn Οὐρανόπολις –The city that’s named for Uranus.”

  6. 6
    Laurie

    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, CAChico, CALondon, 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.

  7. 7
    Podblack

    Oh dear holy hades…Rural West Australia:GeraldtonNarroginBroomeInterstate:Wagga WaggaMelbourneBrisbaneInternational:LondonNew YorkAtlantaSan FranciscoAucklandYes, all in one year. Yay Podblack.com! :)

  8. 8
    Podblack

    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 ).

  9. 9
    Laurie

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

  10. 10
    Cath@VWXYNot?

    BC, Canada:WhistlerSun Peaks villageKamloops (all for skiing)OsoyoosSavary IslandCopeland Islands Marine ParkChilliwack (these four were all camping trips)UK:YorkNewcastleEdinburghNot too shabby, really…

  11. 11
    Karen James

    UKLawrenny*Ludlow*EdinburghAviemoreSwitzerlandBellwald*BaselZurichUSAResearch Triangle ParkColorado SpringsBreckenridgeBoreas Pass Section House*San DiegoNew York CitySunnyvale (for SciFoo!)*technically not cities, but too cool to leave out

  12. 12
    viccro

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  13. 13
    viccro

    San AntonioHoustonDallasPasadenaCharlotteDCNashvilleBostonCambridgeWestfordKyotoTokyoWoot!

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