What do you call people who live in Little Rock? Little Rock-ers? You have Londoners, Parisians, San Franciscans, Los Angelenos, and New Yorkers. In my former life I've been a Rabatienne, a Bamakoise, and a Ouagadougoulaise. So what now?
I decided to end a Saturday of errands by strolling around River Market area downtown. It's kind of like an extremely scaled-down version of San Francisco's Ferry Building, complete with a farmers' market twice a week. I also visited the Ten Thousand Villages shop and looked around. Alas, no discount!
On Sunday I went to the Little Rock ward for the first time. It was definitely a "traditional" ward and covered a large geographic area. There was a good mix of young families and older folks, and a number of families who were there just for med school or law school.
There was a huge thunderstorm on Sunday night and I spent a couple of hours prone on my inflatable camp bed in the darkness. Just like Ouagadougou, except without any candles or a guard to kick-start the generator.
On September 19th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
That's from a mid- or late- 70s Stones song that Keith sang.
I bet the problem is no one wants to be known as a "Little" anything. Little Rocker? Little Rockian? No matter what you say, the "little" sounds condescending.
How about Rock Dweller?