*pokes head in door* Hey, I didn't realize there was a Canadian thread... although it mostly seems to have been hijacked by Americans, and all the furniture is dripping melted ice-cream and Pop-tart crumbs... *hehehe*
Manitoba. Yes, there are people that live in Canada who do NOT come from TorOttawa (and the surrounding urban sprawl) or the megacomplex of VancToria.
I saw ONE other 'Toban earlier in the thread. *waves frantically*
Favorite season is autumn: I like the combination of the color and the reasonable temperatures. (Spring is messy, and wet, particularly in Manitoba where spring = salt stains and sandstorms.)
No I don't like hockey. (Now, lacrosse - the official Canadian national sport - is far more interesting. Perhaps it's the whole not enjoying systematic physical assault as a form of entertainment thing.)
I hear people on the feeling left out of things like book and promo tours. Even if anything ever comes to Canada, it goes to Vancouver or Toronto. Once in a blue moon it might get as far inland as Calgary, if the author is feeling particularly generous with their time. Anywhere between Calgary and Toronto? Pfiffle.
Ah well; enjoying myself on the Lex nevertheless, even if I feel like an onion in a petunia patch from time to time. *chuckling*
Oh yes; in Manitoba, tomorrow is Louis Riel Day (the government here finally caved in to the pressure of being one of the only provinces without a provincial holiday in February, but it falls on the same day as Family or Heritage day, depending on your province), and I'll be spending the day closeted with a dozen or so friends and my knitting, working on a book study together. (We're about fifty pages from the end of our book and we'd like to finish it so we can decide what's next... It's a non-fiction book study focused on discussions of spirituality and faith for the most part. We've been working on this book for nearly two years.)
"My country's bigger than most - and if asked I boast
'cause I'm really proud, so I shout it loud
Though our numbers are few, we will welcome you
Although we don't have history, gold medal winning teams
Heroes or prisoners, world famous volcanoes
Still what we've got's glorious
'Cause we've got
Rocks and trees, and trees and rocks..."
(The Arrogant Worms - "Rocks and Trees")
Team Edward: Because Romance Is Not A Four Letter Word...
Team Alice: Prescient, Perky, Popular, Prada - What's Not To Love?
"You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." - George Bernard