Thursday, January 31, 2008

Yes, I'm Canadian, get over it

My cousin Aaron said I could put this photo on the blog.It's Aaron, on the right, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Aaron ran into the PM at a hockey game in Ottawa. It's all just so Canadian, I love it. I'm not a big fan of Harper, but the fact that he's so accessible is indicative of Canada. Trusting. That is, not paranoid. How else could the former PM get a pie in the face?
It's different here. In America. That's all I'm saying.
I miss my home and native land.
I miss good beer. And public health care. And Tim Horton's. And hockey-crazed Sens fans. And poutine. And the absence of gun nuts and war mongers. I miss saying toque and having people know what I'm talking about. I miss signs in French. And CBC. DNTO. I miss you Knowlton and Anna Maria! I miss the bumbling Yukon politics and laughing myself to sleep. I miss thinking that ANWR actually has a chance. I miss you, Canada (except Alberta, I don't really miss you.) I'll be home for good some day. Save me a double-double and an apple fritter.
Peace.

8 comments:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Poutine is good tucka! Have you considered making it yourself? You really don't need a deep fryer for the frites, just skill with a hot plate. Experimenting with the cheese curd toppings is fun too --cheese curds are easy to make, no worries.

AKbushbaby said...

Cheese curds? Easy? Do tell.

Unthawed Alaskan said...

Ah Tim Hortons.

I missed out on an order of Timbits last weekend. The deliverer ate the bits before they made it across the border. I got a box of Old Dutch Ketchup chips instead. Gotta get a taste of Canada wherever you can find it.

Anonymous said...

Now there's a proud moment -
Stephen Harper ...... give me a break!

AKbushbaby said...

I was kind of just using the photo to make a point...I guess you missed that...

a friend on the Hill said...

Must be an impersonator.Who'd want to brag about being in the same picture with a duffus. Nice try though.

Anonymous said...

Canada misses you to Jillian!

Steph

Anonymous said...

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