August 31st, 2002

Island/Islander Anecdotes

  • My parents paid a visit to a family acquaintance. As they watched, mortified, he drank himself into a stupor as he introduced his dog to them--a black Labrador whom he'd named Oprah, in serious homage to talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

  • There are no Indian restaurants on Prince Edward Island. In fact, there may be no proper Chinese restaurants at all--in Richmond, I was befuddled by a Chinese restaurant menu. So many items I'd never seen before.

  • My parents are reluctant to do family counselling because they're afraid news of the counselling--and in a worst-case scenario, news of why we're receiving counselling--will get out into the wider community.

There's no need to wonder, I fear, what I want to emigrate.
  • Current Music
    Berlin, "The Metro"