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    dots Submission Name: Random facts about the Isle of Wight (my home)dots

    Author: Lord Bane
    ASL Info:    24/M/Isle of Wight, UK
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       Just thought I'd give people who don't know about the Isle of Wight an idea what its like.

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    dotsRandom facts about the Isle of Wight (my home)dots

    1) It is officially the sunniest place in the UK (not that you'd know that right now)
    2) It has the most expensive stretch of water in the UK (if not Europe or the world)
    3) Its one of the few places left where red squirrels still survive
    4) It was the last place in Britain to be converted to Christianity
    5) Its the most haunted island in Britain, possibly the world

    Famous annual events (there are more than this, but wanted to give an outline):
    The Isle of Wight rock festival
    Originally running during the late 60's, early 70's, has now been reborn since 2002. Has hosted names such as: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, REM, Coldplay, Muse, Snow Patrol, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie.
    The Bestival
    Better described as a giant fancy dress party with live music than a festival. Mostly dance music, big enough to host The Beastie Boys, The Pet Shop Boys and the Scissor Sisters among others.
    Cowes Week
    A world-famous sailing event, which always ends with a spectacular fireworks display.
    And last but not least (I promise I'm not making this up): The Garlic Festival
    A celebration of all things...well, garlic. Everything you buy at this has garlic involved in it somewhere, even the beer and Ice Cream

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      i feel ashamed because i don't really know anything that happens here.

    the only thing about this place that i love, besides the people, is the windstorms.

    they hurt, but they're beautiful.

    but...since everyone else calls this place i live hell, i guess i have a good reason not to know what goes on.

    but i'll make it my mission to find out.
    | Posted on 2008-07-25 00:00:00 | by was_i_ever_real | [ Reply to This ]
      OK, lemme tell you about my city!!

    Baltimore: officially the most dangerous city in the USA. No joke.
    | Posted on 2007-08-03 00:00:00 | by Kiddo | [ Reply to This ]
      Alright Ed. I cancomment on this one def. your home sounds like a pretty sweet place to visit. In return I shall tell you about m home, Louisville, Ky, USA.

    first: louisville by natives is pronounced in a very special was. it is not /Loo-is-viil/ nor is it /Loo-E-vil/, but it is /Lu-vel/. you may not think this an important fact but there are too many Louisvilles in the USA and my home is way too cool to be pronounced like every other Louisville.

    second: if you know anything about american history you may know of the louisiana purchase, well Clark, one of the guys that led that BIG expedition founded Louisville, named after King Louis xvi cos the french helped us kick british ass (no offene) by unding materials and mercenaries for the war. (independence day is today so im all up for hitting jimmy in head with anvil just cos he's british...plus it just sounds like it'd be fun) anyways louisville was founded in 1778. Umm Louisville is located right on the banks of the Ohio River. umm we be good with boats and shipping and lately UPS and FED EX are big players here. Louisville a large part of the slave trade market right up into the civil war. (yes i am a southern and it is recorded that my family13 slaves....um yeah i'll shush bout that) even though during the civil war the U.S. was devided slave state against free state, southern state against northern state. Ky was kinda in the middle and just stuck with the North. (yay freedom) um louisville became not important around the 1960's and 1970s and then some time aound 1989 (i was born that year) the city grew prosperous and became awesome once more.

    third: weather.summers are really hot and humid. allergies are really bad here. you can never not had sinus trouble then come to louisville and have severe sinus trouble. leave louisville and you're good to go.January is the coldest month of the year and we may se snow then...but usually for winter we get slush. umm we suffer from the occasional tornado.


    Kentucky Derby Festival:

    Louisville is home to a number of annual cultural events. Perhaps most well-known is the Kentucky Derby, held annually during the first Saturday of May. The Derby is preceded by a two-week long Kentucky Derby Festival, which starts with the annual Thunder Over Louisville, the largest annual fireworks display in the nation. The Kentucky Derby Festival also features notable events such as the Pegasus Parade, The Great Steamboat Race, Great Balloon Race, a marathon, and about seventy events in total.
    i never win money betting on horses)

    Humana Festival :

    Usually beginning in late February or early March is the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, an internationally acclaimed new-play festival that lasts approximately six weeks.

    Summer Stuff:

    KY Shakespeare Festival
    Ky State Fair

    Fall Stuff:

    Bourbon Festival
    Adam Matthews Balloon Festival
    St. James Art Show

    Alright I cant think of anything else. Um yep. I am finshed. I'm leaving home soon so this was a nice lil way to remember it...

    | Posted on 2007-07-04 00:00:00 | by SincerWritinAsh | [ Reply to This ]

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