I figured I would write a little about my hometown since I’m on my way there for Thanksgiving.
Uxbridge is a tiny little town, but it’s my favourite place in the whole wide– JUST KIDDING.
My friends and family are in Uxbridge, so I’m excited to go back, but I can’t say I’m the town’s biggest fan. Here’s how it compares to Ottawa:
1. Ottawa has bars. Notice the ‘s’ on the end of ‘bar’. There’s not just one bar, there are MULTIPLE bars. And get this: they’re not the basement of sports pubs. Actually, I should add that the little basement bar in Uxbridge got shut down, so now the number of bars is 0.
2. Ottawa has theatres with more than two screens. I do have a soft spot for my tiny little hometown theatre, but to be honest, my friends and I usually have to leave town to see the movie we want to.
3. Ottawa doesn’t have tractor traffic. I’m not kidding… this happens rather frequently in Uxbridge.
4. Ottawa has more 24 hour options. You’re not always forced to choose between Tim Horton’s or McDonald’s, which by the way are probably the most popular places to hang out in that town.
5. Ottawa has more options in general. If I have Boston Pizza one more time….
6. Ottawa has places to shop. Unless you can afford to shop at the swanky little boutiques in Uxbridge, you’re basically S.O.L. The biggest and most popular place to shop is Walmart. Feel my pain, people.
7. Ottawa has options for new experiences. In Ottawa, you can find a new restaurant, a new bar, new people, a new park to walk through, a new store to shop at, etc. There’s always an option to find something new. In Uxbridge, new does not exist. There’s nothing new to see, no one new to meet and no where new to go. That fact is probably my least favourite thing.
I think I’ll leave it at that for now.
If you do happen to visit Uxbridge one day, try not blink while you drive through it– you’ll miss it.
P.S. In case you haven’t noticed, I really like lists.