Some comments deserve to be elevated to full-fledged posts. After I posted Three things about Canada, my old J-school pal Martha Muzychka–the first Newfoundlander I ever met way back in 1984–took up the challenge to write about her own backyard. Here’s her excellent list:   

(Instructions: Start a note, cut-and-paste this, replace my answers with your own.)

Three names I go by:

1. The Rock (Newfoundland)
2. The Big Land (Labrador)
3. NL

Three places I have worked:

1. The Haunted Hike
2. Royal St. John’s Regatta
3. Woody Point Literary Festival

Three places I have lived:

1. Devon House Craft Centre
2. Anna Templeton Centre
3. Cabot Tower

Three TV shows I watch:

1. Hatching, Matching and Dispatching
2. This Hour has 22 Minutes
3. Land and Sea

Three places I have been:

1. Gros Morne
2. Happy Valley Goose Bay
3. Eastport

Three people who e-mail me:

1. Danny (Williams)
2. Damhnait (Doyle)
3. Michael (Crummey)

Three of my favorite foods:

1. fish and chips
2. tea buns
3. bread pudding

Three things I would like to do:

1. Stop begging
2. Repeat the gold medal win in curling at the 2010 Winter Games
3. Teach people how to dance a  jig

Three things I am looking forward to:

1. People stop using the term Newf or Newfie to describe the people of the province
2. The 2010 JUNO Awards
3. Maintaining status as a have province!

Ok, Rest of Canada: your turn…and I promise to give your province or city its very own post too… 

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(Instructions: Start a note, cut-and-paste this, replace my answers with your own.)

Three names I go by:

Howdy Canada!

Howdy Canada!

1. Canuck
2. The Great White North
3. North of 49

Three places I have worked:

1. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
2. Royal Canadian Mounted Police
3. Calgary Stampede

Three places I have lived:

1. 24 Sussex Drive
2. Military compound in Afghanistan
3. The North Pole

Three TV shows I watch:

1. Slings and Arrows
2. The Mercer Report
3. Corner Gas

Three places I have been:

1. Vimy
2. Rwanda
3. Space

Three people who e-mail me:

1. Michaëlle
2. Barack
3. Sasquatch

Three of my favorite foods:

1. poutine
2. maple syrup
3. Nanaimo Bars

Three things I would like to do:

1. Stop apologizing
2. Learn the Chicken Dance
3. Win the gold medal in hockey at the 2010 Winter Games

Three things I am looking forward to:

1. The first aboriginal Prime Minster
2. The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games
3. The day that a Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer make the same salary as a Vancouver Canucks goalie

(Your turn: Three Things for your hometown?)