Happy Canada Day, everyone! And if you aren't Canadian, I'm so so sorry. We are an amazing, outgoing, friendly, polite, kind, innovative, smart, funny, creative, fun-loving, inviting, loving people. Plus health care.
For my American friends, here is a list of things you may not have known about your neighbours to the north:
Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Ellen Page, Hayden Christenson, Tommy Chong, Nina Dobrev, James Cameron, Eric McCormack, Seth Rogen, Deadmau5, Will Sasso, Nathan Fillion, Margot Kidder, Alex Trebek...
Ever heard these songs?
American Woman by the Guess Who, The Weight by the Band, Big Yellow Taxi, by Joni Mitchell, Let Your Backbone Slide by Maestro Fresh Wes, Oh What A Feeling, by Crowbar, The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats, Hey Hey My My by Neil Young, Diana by Paul Anka...
Ever seen these movies?
Dead Ringers, The Red Violin, Scanners, The Dead Zone, The Fly, Meatballs, The Hurricane, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Porkys, Ghostbusters...
Ever cheer for these guys?
Terry Fox, Wayne Gretzky, Gilles or Jacques Villeneuve, Bobby Orr, Steve Nash, Mike Weir...
Ever use this stuff?
Insulin, Pablum, telephone, lightbulb, standard time, wonderbra, walkie talkie, snowblower, paint roller, caulking gun, blackberry, zipper, robertson screwdriver, green garbage bag, electric oven...
Ever consume this stuff?
Poutine, Bloody Caesar, sugar pie, ketchup chips, Smarties (the chocolate), Coffee Crisp, anything from Tim Hortons, butter tarts, nanaimo bars, macintosh apples, Kraft Dinner (we didn't invent it but we keep it in business), tourtiere, fiddleheads, milk from a bag...
But lucky for you another of our traits is generosity and we love to share. Your welcome.
Happy Canada Day!!