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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Things I have learned...

As I'm far too busy having a good time to tell you about it, you'll have to make do with the edited highlights.

* Canadian McDonalds always have maple leaves on the M sign.

* Alcohol is really controlled in Canada: you go to the beer store for beer, the wine store for wine and the liquor store for the rest. No popping into Tesco's for your food and drink all in one go.

* Tim Horton's is awesome. Especially the mocha and doughnuts.

* People with boring jobs take initiative to brighten them up so you get announcers on the subway in Toronto announcing stations as if they are announcing a popular song on the radio 'Bathurst is next, I said BAAAAAAATHURST.... oh yeah'. You also get amusement park attendants saying things like 'the seats are now locked... if you are uncomfortable... tough' and 'please leave all bulky items in the bins provided... I will steal whatever I want'.

* Maple syrup on pancakes or french toast is awesome.

* If you go up the CN tower and order a coke in the fancy shmancy cafe, you'll have to pay an amazing amount of money for it, BUT you get a CN tower shaped blue plastic stirrer which more than makes up for it.

* Bubble tea is awesome.

* It isn't just London in Ontario that has an English name, all the streets in that area are called things like Manchester Road, and you can even buy stuff from Covent Garden Market.

* Bison burgers are awesome.

* They ID everyone when upon entry to bars in the US... unless your friend explains that you're a stupid foreigner who has no ID card and didn't want (what do you mean forgot?) to bring her passport.

* No smoking bars in Canada are awesome. Clothes don't smell at the end of the night and you don't have to watch for red hot ash catching you as you push your way to the bar.

* People who say awesome too much are annoying in the extreme.

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Blogger Krista said...

Too right on the Canadian comments. I love you, subway announcers.

Bubble tea *is* awesome, though it's hardly Canadian...

And we do have a fascist-style liquor control system in Canada. Probably why people tend to drink themselves to oblivion when they do, though countries like Britain undo my theory, as liquor is more widely available, and people still drink themselves to the point of self-destruction.
I guess it's less about access to alcohol and more about the society's relationship toward alcohol...

10:54 pm  
Blogger Edd said...

Are you calling me annoying in the extreme? :p

9:21 pm  
Blogger Becca said...

Ha. No, not you. :-)

11:25 am  
Blogger Monef said...

Too right on the awesome thing!

12:43 am  

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