|My humble abode.|
I think I've complained about the bus system before here in Rome which really makes me miss having my own personal form of transportation. Last year for Christmas my parents were kind enough to buy me my own team of huskies for my dogsled. It makes getting around so much easier. Speaking of my parents, they both have really good jobs. My mom works in the fur trade and my dad is a professional hockey player. I'm really close to them, as well as my older sister Nicole. The photo on the right is of her and I tanning on my birthday. Since my birthday is in July, we only had a foot of snow, which was quite disappointing.
|Getting my tan on with Nicole.|
My parents were so proud! A lot of Canadians have a few sets of false teeth laying around the house (or igloo's - same thing) because of the damage hockey has done. And if you're wondering if we freeze in there since it snows all the time in Canada (yes, this is a true fact! Snow all year round, because really, who needs summer?!), don't worry - we're born with an extra layer of fat underneath our skin to keep us warm during those cold Northern nights.
One thing I really miss about home is my pets. I have a couple beavers, a cougar, a baby raccoon, and a polar bear. But my favourite is Canuck, my sweet, lovable moose who loves to watch South Park with me. I can't believe how much I miss him! At Christmas we
|Canuck in the backyard doing his thing.|
Someone on the street the other day, after finding out I'm Canadian, actually asked me, "Can you buy milk all year round in Canada?" Excusez-moi? Why would someone ask me this? I told them, "Yeah, you can, but we have to get it from the Eskimo's since they run the milk show. You know how it is." They also asked me if it's true that we have giant horses with big ears. I think they meant moose, so I told them yes, and that we also have unicorns. This is kind of true, because we have narwhals, which are whales with horns. What's not to like?!
|My sister Nicole and I in Niagara Falls. I say she looks|
like a tourist. She says she looks 'proud'.
One of my friend's mom once worked at a tourist attraction in Niagara Falls and a man from Texas ask her what time they shut the Falls off. If you think I'm kidding, I'm not. I mean, really... How uneducated can a person possibly be? Everyone knows we turn the Falls off at 9 pm since we're all afraid of the dark! Silly Americans. It's safe to say we produce the finest comedians and hockey players, which is due to something in our water. Scientists still haven't quite figured it out yet. Also, have you ever had a timbit? If you haven't tried it, you need to book a flight to Canada immediately. We wear our pride politely with our flag on our backpack, right where it belongs. And let's face it, to all pf you reading from Europe - that's why you love us much!
Some of our glories include ice skating on the Rideau Canal, drinking hot chocolate from Tim Hortons, and having a list of some talented musicians, politicians, authors and inventors (Trivial Pursuit, anyone?). Not only that, but Our Majesty the Queen is constantly swimming across the pond to visit her favourite 'home'.
If you're ever planning a trip to Canada and have already done the skiing in Whistler, British Columbia, try white water rafting in our capital, Ottawa. If this doesn't suit you then you can always go to the Calgary stampede. And if that isn't your thing than go hiking and ride the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls. Or if you're more interested in fishing and whale watching, take a trip to the East Coast. If you feel like doing absolutely nothing, go to the Prairies to pick some wheat or whatever it is that people do out in Saskatoon. I'll be honest - I'm not even sure what they do out there. Or, if you're interested in experiencing Québec, then head
|One feisty goose.|
Well, it's time for me to put on my toque and drink some beer now, so I'll end this, but I hope I cleared some stereotypes up for you! And if someone asks you how to spell Canada... It's C, eh, n, eh, d, eh.