***WARNING: This post requires audience participation… deal with it***
So, I just got back from visiting my mom in the Bay Area. Some of you may have guessed that because I stopped doing posts with pictures in them… except for some old posts I reblogged… because I don’t have Photoshop at my mom’s house, and she has a Mac, and I am a computer moron, so I keep it simple.
I was up there for that funeral I told you about a few days ago. I didn’t mention where the funeral was, because I do not announce when my house is empty on the interwebs… or else some of my followers try to sneak in and try on my unmentionables and do other weird things. One of them might even try to take over my army of minions and run my criminal enterprise, and who knows how much that might disrupt my plans to take over the world with my blog.
I will now have some new photos to share. And, hint, hint… we saw Willie!!! That kid is so cute that I am going to take a week off from posting pictures of our second honeymoon on Maui. Now, on with the post.
After driving for hours through the Central Valley, you know you are almost to the Bay Area when you turn left… West… and start heading for the coast. Then you pass through Livermore. Whether coming or going, I never read that name on a sign without making a face like I just smelled a fart. It is involuntary. Livermore isn’t a bad town. It just has an unfortunate name… but not as unfortunate as Oxnard, up near Los Angeles.
Could you live in a place called Oxnard?
Mollie and I were driving back this morning. It is about an eight-hour drive. We stopped in Livermore at the Starbuck’s. And that is when I came up with the idea for this post.
We are going to take a poll and vote on which town or city… and I guess we can include villages and hamlets, you know, for you European, English and Canadian people out there…. has the ugliest name.
What the heck, let’s include the whole world, just to make sure we have a wide range of choices. But if you are using a language other than English, please include the translation of the name if it has one. So I need you to all dig into your memories and come up with some ugly place names.
We will leave this post to simmer… to stew in its own juices… for a few days while we gather a nice list of names. The I will compile those names from the comment section and do another post. Then we can all vote.
And we will all have learned something very interesting… and funny… especially those of us who live in the winning location. HA!