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01 July 2012 @ 02:13 pm
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Happy Canada Day!

Yesterday I met up with sweetcherrytree and showed her the exciting sights of Ottawa on Canada Day weekend at 10 at night. Thrilling! Today ...I am... ??? I dunno but I am sure it will be very festive. I hope my fellow Canadians have a nice July 1, full of poutine and butter tarts and sappy Tim Hortons commercials.

In other news I now have an anon stalking my Tumblr to preach about Classic Who, so I guess I've finally "made it".
doctahr: Ten/Rose OuOdoctahr on July 1st, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
Waaiit. What's your tumblr? I figured it was thirty2flavors but there are no posts there.

Happy Canada Day! I'm going to be in Toronto later this month, so I'm quite psyched for that.
Kali: act :: are you disrespecting me?_thirty2flavors on July 2nd, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Haha nope. I am cloaked in secrecy.

Toronto! Haha I haven't been to Toronto in yeeeeeeears. We have quite a rivalry with Toronto if I'm honest.

Edited at 2012-07-02 04:48 pm (UTC)
doctahr: Ten/Rose OuOdoctahr on July 2nd, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Haha. I've heard there's some Canadian rivalry going on. What province are you in?
I don't think we really have that in the states. Texas likes to think they're the best, but I don't think anyone cares, so it doesn't really matter.

And I've seen your tumblr! Due to Shinyopals and MRV, I think. I almost followed it, but my phone doesn't really register the follow button very well, so I decided to try later and forgot. Fixed now. ^_^
Kali: misc :: my home and native land_thirty2flavors on July 2nd, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
LOL OH CANADA, don't let our international reputation fool you. Canada has rivalries with itself all over the place. The only reason Canada is really a country is because we hated each other marginally less than we hated the idea of being American.

I'm in Ottawa, which is the nation's capital and is also in Ontario. Ottawa and Toronto have big rivalries I guess because we're the national capital and they're the provincial capital, but they're also a larger city so a) foreigners think they're the national capital, and b) they have a bigger population and everything that goes with it (concerts, etc). Also, we both have NHL hockey teams and for a few years we always met in the playoffs, so there's a big rivalry between the teams as well.
doctahrdoctahr on July 2nd, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
No, I know where I saw you! You reblogged my Doctor Who Bechdel Test thing.
I've been creeping all the reblogs to that post as I like to read people's responses.
Kali: dw :: eleven :: way worse than scottish_thirty2flavors on July 2nd, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
lol I WAS JUST looking at the responses to that actually. I was surprised that so far there was only one person arguing in favour of Moffat.
doctahrdoctahr on July 2nd, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
I know! And I actually reblogged them to tell them where they were wrong and they sent me a friendly ask telling me they agreed with my rebuttal. I expected more arguing on their end tbh.
Kali: dw :: cloen/rose :: just want your kiss_thirty2flavors on July 2nd, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)

I am impressed.

Once they ended it with "MOFFAT IS NOT SEXIST" in italics I figured all hope was lost.
doctahr: Ten/Rose OuOdoctahr on July 13th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
So.. If one was going to be in Canada longer than previously planned and decided to go to Ottawa as well, does anything pop to your mind as one of those must sees/eat at/etc?
Kali: dw :: donna :: in my wedding dress_thirty2flavors on July 13th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)

Well I guess it depends what you're looking to do. If you want to do like the really tourist-y "must sees", obviously there's Parliament and they do tours around the grounds and you can also just go up the Peace Tower which is a nice view of Ottawa. The grounds around Parliament Hill are quite nice as well, lots of greenspace and you can find a path and go down by the water.

We have a lot of museums and some art galleries. There's the National Art Gallery, I think there's a Van Gogh exhibit this summer. We also have the National Arts Centre which is where we have plays and (orchestral-type) concerts and stuff so you might want to look into that if you wanna see something at night.

The nicest museum is probably the Museum of Civilization, which is actually just across the river in Quebec. It's a nice museum though I don't know what their temp exhibit is right now, and from there you have a really nice view of the back of Ottawa/Parliament.

We also have the Nature Museum, which as been revamped since I was last there so it's probably nicer, and there's a War Museum which was also recently re-done, and a bit further out of the city is the Science & Tech Museum which was always my favourite as a kid.

Downtown has the Byward Market, which is just one of those markets where you can walk around and people sell produce and arts & crafts and stuff. That's also where the sort of hub of like, restaurants and little stores and stuff is, my personal favourites being the candy and gelato and stuff lol.

The big shopping mall is the Rideau Centre. I don't think it's anything you can't get at any shopping mall, but if you want a shopping mall there it is. It's also like a block from the Market.

If you're into visiting churches and stuff, St Patrick's Basilica is very beautiful. I don't think there's a fee to go in, but I don't remember.
doctahr: Ten/Rose OuOdoctahr on July 13th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! ^_^