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Happy Canada Day!/Bonne Fête du Canada!

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To all my friends & +watchers north of the border, happy Canada Day, while it still lasts, for as late as it is, this First of July! :)

d.m.f.
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Added: 5 years, 1 month ago
 
CyberCornEntropic
5 years, 1 month ago
[Throws a random beaver at anyone who doesn't give a dam.]

I am envious.  Envious!  You guys get beavers, loons, and toons.  Oregon's stuck with nutrias some noodlenut imported a few decades back for fur and meat.  The only beavers we've got are some sports teams stuck in a perpetual civil war with some ducks.
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
And where else can you hear officially-sanctioned fowl languages, from honkin' geese & loonies, no less!

...Besides, Canada has the better national anthem. ;)

*hears his fellow 'Mericans EXPLODE!*

:D

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
5 years, 1 month ago
Erf, my fellow Americans also are a big mess.  They wouldn't know the US's national anthem has four stanzas and is sung to the tune of Anacreon in Heaven.

I know!  Their national police force are snappier dressers, were invaded by the US a couple of times, and once hosted lots of penguins that are not extinct.
shadycat
5 years, 1 month ago
I'm a few hours late, but let me at least leave a link to one of Canada's greatest troubadours, Stan Rogers. Here's his "Bluenose", and she's on your dime. If you don't know that, I'm pulling your Canadian card. Happy Canada Day!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo1IvV6qAWY
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
Some of us are Canadians, and some of us are "Canadians at heart"- I'm of the latter, since I was born & raised (and still living) in California, but I have a healthy respect for Canada, and I've always been proud and have felt honoured to have Canadian friends (like
DOtter
DOtter
, whom I've known for more than 2 decades, now, and proud to call him my friend).

I keep a box of about C$40 in Canadian coinage & currency that I simply have been given over the years.

d.m.f.
DOtter
5 years, 1 month ago
*ker-HUGZ!!!* Thanks, Dennis. I feel privileged to have known you for so long, too. One day when I'm rich, I hope to visit your state, I'm told that it's one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Perhaps we can get together for a coffee! ...I'll bring the coffee... ;)
dmfalk
5 years, 1 month ago
Well, I don't drink coffee, though I'm told the selection here in northwestern California is sone of the best in the world (much, much better than Starbucks, with a richer, warmer aroma)- The strongest things I drink are colas. :)

Two of the biggest myths of California are that they know only the broad, sandy beaches with lots of tanned bodies and palm tree lined streets; and that California is either LA or SF. The truth is, it's many Californias in one huge state that's 770 miles long. :) Where I live are tall forests bunched up to coastal hills and mountains, and one of the most expensive regional airports to fly into or out of in the entire country- The closest town of 100,000 or more to me is Redding, which is over 3 hours away over mountains on a windy road to me. (I'm 6 hours north of SF on US Highway 101.) But yes, California has some of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world- Just about anything you can imagine, we have. :) From deserts, to grand forests, to snowy mountains to fantastic lakes, to the largest agricultural valley in the world, stretching most of this state's length. :) Just about every way of life exists here, often at odds with each other. In a sense, it's more America than the rest of America! :) Here on the North Coast, this once was Russian, not Spanish, territory, so our history is a bit different- Not to mention, home to the most concentrated diversity of Native American cultures anywhere (53 nations of 9 major tribes in the Six Rivers region if northwestern California).

Yeah, it's been a good place to grow up in. ;)

d.m.f.
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