You know you’re Canadian when….

In honour of Canada Day tomorrow… know you’re Canadian when….

You know only 2 seasons REALLY exist: winter and construction.

Winter lasts for 5 months long: November-March.

You’ve camped out in the woods in a tent and have been in a canoe.

You’ve seen bears and/or moose in your lifetime.

Deer, raccoons,squirrels,chipmunks,skunks,beavers,and chickadees are common sights.(incl. as highway roadkill!)

You spot a “Tim Horton’s” on every corner.

You have either a birch,maple, or pine tree in your yard.

You can skate,ski,snowboard,and Ski-Doo.

You think 15 degrees C is considered warm.

– 35 degrees C in winter is just a normal day.

Your car locks freeze in winter on a regular basis.

You own a parka and either a wool toque or fur hat with ear flaps.

Cottages, campgrounds,fishing,and lakes are never too far away from anywhere.

You put real maple syrup on your pancakes.

Your TV goes off frequently due to ice-storms and blizzards.

You have Canadian Tire “money” in your wallet.

You regularly shop at Zellers.

You say “Z” as “zed” and not “zee”.

You use te letter “U”, such as in neighbour,colour,honour,flavour,favourite,etc..(and always have it underlined in red on your computer’s spellcheck!)

You know Thanksgiving’s in October and NOT November.

You’re used to seeing labels,directions,and instructions on everything in French.

You just need to bring your Health Card when you go to the hospital and not your wallet and credit cards.

You accept blackflies and mosquitoes are just a part of summer.

“OFF! Deep Woods” bug spray is practically your perfume all summer.

You have eaten Poutine.

You’ve heard people say,”Eh?”

You expect home-grown TV shows and movies will generally suck.

Going “South” means USA.

Metric: it’s just the way everything is.

You have seen(or set off) fireworks every May and July.

…yet despite all that, *I* still DON’T drink beer,and don’t care for curling or hockey!! 🙂

Tomorrow is Canada Day!

Tomorrow is Canada Day,and it will be 142 years old,easy for me to remember as I was born when it was 100 so all I have to do is add 100 to my age and figure it out! 🙂

Canada Day is always a big money maker for our family; it is always the biggest day for our family business, but it ALSO depends on the weather (as activities are all outdoors) and tomorrow it’s supposed to rain,and even STORM! This, of course, will have a big negative impact not only on the all-day outdoor celebrations, night fireworks display, but on our business.Doesn’t it figure?The best day for us would be a nice, sunny day…

My favourite actors.

My favourite actors are NOT the classic “handsome leading man” actors(although for the “hunks” I have to admit I DO like Brad Pitt, George Clooney,and Armand Assante) I like the actors that are, well, good actors! My favourites are: Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson,Tommy Lee Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Al Pacino,and Robert DeNiro. They are, in fact, the *older* actors,and not classically handsome, but I think they are the BEST at what they do, play their roles well, and are the highest quality actors. I don’t go by looks, or by age; I go by their ACTING skills,that’s it,and isn’t that what REALLY matters,anyway? I may or may not like them as people,(and, in fact, the majority of celebs DO live quite immoral lives!)but I think they are the best actors out there!(their private lives, religion, sexual orientation, etc. isn’t what I go by.)I like them as actors,period,and they’re the best!As for actresses, I like Meryl Streep,and  Susan Sarandon.