Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Thursday Thirteen - City Names I've Known and Loved From Sitemeter
13 Favorite US city names from visitors to my blog:
1. Bala Cynwyd, PA
Is this an elfin name? I have no idea how to pronounce it.
2. Niceville, FL
Insert great big smiley face on water tower.
3. Schuylkill, PA
Does this name rhyme with "chill pill?"
4. Chickamauga, GA
Current Mayor of Chickamauga: Ray Crowder. Current Recorder: Juanita Crowder. Crowder + Crowder = conflict of interest = "Scandal in Chickamauga," the next "Dateline with Stone Phillips."
5. Rancho Cucamonga, CA
According to Wikipedia: In popular media, "Cucamonga" has been recognized as a funny-sounding place name. One of the catch-phrases of the radio show "The Jack Benny Program" involved a train announcer (Mel Blanc) who said over the loudspeaker, "Train now leaving on track five for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc... amonga," taking progressively longer pauses between "Cuc" and "amonga." Gee, the joke kind of loses something in translation.
6. Jerusalem, PA
I'll never get to the real Jerusalem, but I could make it to Jerusalem, PA, and technically be telling the truth when I say I've been to Jerusalem.
7. Flippin, AK
Does every citizen of Flippin know the official salute?
8. Aiken, SC
Clay keeps accumulating honors and awards. When will it ever be enough, Clay?!
9. Carefree, AZ
Wear a gauzy dress and swing high to the treetops in halcyon, Carefree, AZ.
10. Waxhaw, NC
This city, like my own fair city, has a female mayor. Good for you, Waxhaw. Wax-on, Wax-haw.
11. Sammamish, WA
Don't miss the city council meeting, Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008, 6:30-10 p.m., City Hall at Sammamish Commons - Council Chambers. B there or B Square. What? You missed it? I can mail you a transcript for only $24.95.
12. Mustang, OK
I went to Mustang's home page and found this: Mustang employs cutting edge Internet technology to provide its citizens with the utmost in economic and expedient services. Interestingly, I tried to click around the site, but it was not working. The city of Mustang might want to edit that statement.
13. Lititz, PA
First of all, let me say that according to Sitemeter, the new bathroom scale, someone really loves me in Lititz. A little Internet trip to Lititz informed me that it is in the heart of Lancaster County, PA, which I have visited and loved. Here's one example of why: Every Second Friday of each month, 5-8 p.m., local residents and visitors alike are invited to head to downtown Lititz, PA, a cool, safe and comfortable place for family and friends to get together-all ages welcome. Enjoy dinner downtown then take a relaxing stroll down the streets of our historic village - take your time! I love Lititiz so much that I want this Lititz promo tattooed over my heart.