3.10.2009

What I Missed About Canada (aka Cultural Comparison Time!!!)

Well, my time in Lower Canada has sadly come to an end. As I write this at my desk, the sky outside is a dismal gray, I'm back to wearing tights with my skirts, and I'm stuck eating raspberry yogurt (and not Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake yogurt). Shit is bleak here. I love that word; bleak. And that's what it is here in Canada. Gone are the days of passing out in the sunshine. Never again will I roam Target for hours, picking up $20 dress after $20 dress. Le Sigh. You don't know what you've got till it's gone. But it's not all bad, people. There are a few things that I am so glad to return home to that it almost makes it worthwhile.

1. I missed CBC Radio 1 SO SO MUCH. Oh my god, I didn't realize how much of a Canadian Radio Nerd I was until I got back and the first thing I did was throw on my radio to 99.1 and sit on my bed. Metro Morning, Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap, Q, Vinyl Cafe, Quirks and Quarks...they're all back!

2. I thought I could live without Liberté's Coconut yogurt. I was wrong. You know what, actually, all the Liberté family of products is delicious.

3. I missed the TTC. I missed being able to get up in the morning and go wherever I wanted to go. I missed the surly drivers, the angry passengers, the asshole with a crying baby.

4. I can't believe I'm saying this. This is truly shamefull. I actually missed Tim Horton's. I tried Dunkin' Donuts while I was in the US and, quite frankly, they weren't anywhere near as good as Tims. Ew!!! Tim Hortons is so Canadiana-hick-salt of the earth-I love drinkin' a double-double in tha mornin' but I really, truly missed it! Bless you, sugary donuts!!

In conclusion, I suppose I'm glad to be home. I miss the US already, but I'll manage; I'm sure I'll be back soon. To cheer me up (and you too, if you need cheering) here is an amazing video of a group of adorable Filipino kids putting Ben'yonce to shame. Enjoy! See you tomorrow for a Very Special ANTM Recap. Peace out!

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