Another Canada Day has arrived once again in our Grand Country and on this special day, I like to take a little time to blog about a few of my favourite Canadian ‘things’ (you can revisit last year’s tribute here):
-Blue Rodeo = like the Tragically Hip and Sam Roberts, this group of Canadian guys never fail to Rock out with a rainbow of Transcendent Canadian rifts. [oh, and I think this is just one of “our songs” – nevermind the banner; it gets a tad bit annoying, but the words shine through the imagery of the piece]. Sigh.
“5 Days in May” ~ Blue Rodeo
-The Group of Seven = Did a quick piece on this group a while back. If paint were technicolour icing, could you say “yum!” as you dipped a finger into those lovely, colourful swirls?
-Saskatoon Berries = I’m not sure if these little purple buds of goodness grow south of the border, but they are tasty and excellent when added to just about anything (ice-cream, salads, pies). However, they do have a nasty habit of turning one’s mouth and teeth a dark purple colour. If you want to look like a Fraggle, these berries are for you.
-They call me Canada = I lived in California for some time and met a few great people from the Midwest and Southern States during my tenure there. One of my new found friends got up to calling me “Canada” on occasion, as a sort of pet name. I was flattered.
-Canadian Humour = I am grateful for Canadian humour. Our humour is strange, witty and a little sardonic at times. We not only call some of our towns the strangest names (Primate, Eyebrow, Blow me Down, Come by Chance, Goobies), we take pride in making fun of our politicians, on a regular basis, much to their chagrin during election time (Rick Mercer is a case in point – Bless his soul!!!). Oh, and we seem to make fun of American Politicians too:
Phew. My abs hurt from laughing (and a wickedly brutal Pilates workout).
Happy Canada Day from “Canada”…and to my friends living and travelling abroad…Canada Loves You!