Re: RARA-AVIS: Howdy new guy

From: Kerry (
Date: 19 Feb 2002

At 10:07 PM 2/19/02 +1100, you wrote:
>Welcome to the list, from another "new chum" (which is what they used to
>call the newly arriving convicts in this former penal settlement).
>I have one question, though : what is it with Canadians - are they all
>called K Smith? Or is it just the Canadians who are into hardboiled
>fiction? Or are you all the same guy?

It's winter here, the days short, so we're kind of depressed. But it's a particularly mild winter and we're not sure if we should be pleased or worried, so we're kind of depressed that we can't just enjoy it. Maybe we should do something about it, like shoot the weatherman, but he's a nice guy, just doing his job. We're not sure whether that's indecision due to depression or depression due to indecision, only that the question itself is depressing. We'd go to Florida for a week of pick-me-up, but the loonie's too low and I don't have to tell you how we feel about that.

Then some guy in the sun accuses us of all looking alike.


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