We've moved!
Heads up if you're a regular reader of the OttawaStart Blog in this space,
we've moved our blog posts over to our main web site at http://ottawastart.com

January 20, 2007

You know you're from Ottawa when...

As seen on Laura's blog:

You talk to people from other cities about shawarma and are mystified when they have no clue what the hell you're talking about

There was a point in time (or it is that point in time right now) when you wished you were 18 so you could drive, cab or bus to hull to get alcohol

You think Stittsville is the end of the universe

You remember when the Scotiabank Place was still the Corel Centre, or better, Palladium

You've partied on Parliament Hill on Canada Day

You can spot Spartacat out of a crowd of 19,000 people

A winter without going skating on the Rideau Canal just doesn't seem right

You've been to, and therefore fallen asleep at, a lynx game

You've thought that free 67's tickets were the best thing you could ever possible win, ever.

You're bilingual... or at least you can parler Franglais

You've swam in Mooney's Bay and had to shower for 2 hours afterwards to get that filthy, filthy water off of you

You've watched for yourself on Speaker's Corner on CHRO/The NewRO/A-Channel/Channel 6

You've seriously considered swimming in the Rideau Canal on one of those 30+ degree summer days

You remember a time when Patrick Lalime was kinda good

Everyone you know has some sort of story about how Alanis Morissette babysat their cousin's best friend's dog's original owner's son-in-law

You realize that MPs are you local celebrities

You remember that Tom Green used to be funny

After just missing the 95, 96 or 97 you complain about waiting for the next one that comes in 5 minutes

You complain about the lack of snow but only a year ago, you were complaining about too much snow

Related: Ottawa Blogs Guide


  1. Anonymous10:08 PM

    Love it!!!

    Just for fun ...to add one more:

    When someone mentions the name "The Glebe" you automatically think of (a) social status, (b) over-priced houses, (c) trendy shops, and (d) the ongoing debate between Starbucks and Bridgehead ... instead of what everyone outside of Ottawa thinks of (i.e. "a plot of land belonging to an English parish church") ... What?! no connection there for you?!

    ~ Louise

  2. Anonymous8:47 PM

    You think Lyndon Slewidge is the greatest anthem singer ever.

  3. Anonymous2:57 AM

    And you can remember the days before the "transitway"! Love your blog! Makes me nostalgic for the good old days of my lost youth!!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.