Things I Love About Batchelor
Trip Start Oct 12, 2005
47Trip End May 04, 2006
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Everyone here has a nickname .. I'm a bit jelous cause now I want one. Lets see; Buffalo Mark, Boog, Scumbag, Emotionable Mick, Plucker, Fantastic ... and anyone who is from England or has ever lived in England is refered to as "Pom" or "Pommy".
Cane Toad Slaughters:
The cane toads really are wicked here
So, the mosquitos or "mozzies" are not any where close to being as bad as they are in Iqaluit ... however, here where it's a million degress and nobody really wears clothes, it's like you're a free-for-all buffet for the mozzies.
When you say "sexual harrasment" here, you get a blanc stare. It is not understood. Chris thinks it's the funniest thing in the world, and just about every single one of his friends that comes to visit, he makes sure to bring it up "Shannon came all the way from Canada and reckons I'm ... hey Shannon, what's that thing called again??" "Sexual Harrassement Chris" "that's right, sexual harrasement, she reckons I'm sexually harrassing her!" then theres a bit of laughter, sometimes followed by an ass slap .... but as Chris says ..
B.O. is a wonderful thing. Deoderant is useless ... not that I was wearing it back in Canada ... but sweating has been brought to a whole new level for me. You sweat when you're not hot, you sweat in your sleep, you sweat in the shower. There have been many moments when I have been sitting alone and caught a wiff of a man, looked around to see who was there ... then when I can't find anyone, give myself a sniff and realize it's me emitting a nice manly smell. Trying to smell nice is useless, and I love my manly stink.
The men here are old and hairy, and will treat you like you are a supermodel ... even though you wear no makeup and smell like a man. Its a wonderful thing about small towns .... new meat is always to most covetted. My first week here, they organized a series of photoshoots for a calendar for some sort of fundraiser "Bachelors of Batchlor" where they did nude photos off a bunch of the men ... one for each month ... Chris did his in the pool while I happened to be taking a nice leisurly swim. I'm quite looking forward to getting my hands on a copy .... dirty hair men in the buck ...
Not Knowing What Day it Is:
Henrike, Niki and I (the two other female wwoofers) had an argument with Chris the other day .. all separately ... about what day it was. We were all convinced it was Wednesday and Chris kept insisting that it was Thrusday. Turns out he was right. Once we realized we had all had the same argument with him we sat down and really thougth about it. Conclusion: We were drugged and likely violated on Wednesday, hence waking up Thursday thinking it was Wednesday. As I write this, I realize it's Hallowe'en ... HAPPY HALLOWE'EN!!!
I'm sure there are many other things I could list off ... but I'm tired and now must partake in the tedioius task of attaching photos to this link so you can all enjoy. ENJOY!