Today’s Hump Day Miscellany celebrates – Canada! That’s where I went last weekend. Toronto, to be precise. I had no idea it was just a big, bustling city. Frankly I’d rather drive in either San Francisco or Boston than Toronto because they have wicked traffic and tons of people on the street and they have signs that tell you you can’t turn right OR left. It was tres difficile as some of the people up there would say. Here are some random things about Canada
1). The squirrels are black. Ebony black. Other than that they act just like squirrels
2). Canadians are VERY aggressive about making left hand turns. Right of way? Yield? No way, eh?
3). They call Dunkin’ Donuts Tim Horton and they call donut holes Timbits. We confused the lady at the counter pretty badly.
4). The weather was most unpredictable. One minute sun, the next a wicked thunder storm. It wrecked our play day. I did manage to run 6 miles and swim 920 meters (the pool was 23 meters, eh?)
5). Toronto caters to the homeless and my brother in law’s van was broken into by a crack head on a bicycle. Fortunatly the van had a great alarm system and they were sitting outside having coffee but still – it was a bummer.
6). My daughter picked up a map that showed where all the gay people live by having a drawing of rainbow flags flying in that neighborhood. It was adorable.
7) Gay marriage is legal and that’s why we went. My niece got married to her girlfriend in what was both a traditional and non-traditional wedding. It was lovely and I cried – several times.
8). I learned on this trip to Canada that my little Pookie, having been accepted to the University of Cape Town, SA got a new tat on her wrist that says “Be Brave”. I want one, too.
Photobucket is broken right now but I”ll post pics when it is fixed.