Well folks, it's that time of year - SuperBowl Sunday. I'd be lying if I said I knew anything about the NFL. I'm a true Canadian through and through and I only know Roughrider Football. Go CFL!! We probably won't even be watching the game today... correction - I won't be watching it lol, hubby will probably partake in it. The Jr Ranks mess is holding a big all ranks party for it. It's a $5 entry and the door prize is an XBox One. That is the only reason Paul is considering going to that. Me on the other, I think Nora and I will do some Valentine's crafts this afternoon, because it's only 12 days away!!
So I started thinking about differences between Canadians and Americans (because of this whole CFL vs NFL thing) and here are some of my thoughts:
- I use Celsius to measure temperatures and I really don't understand how to use Farenheit (I also can't spell it). I enjoy using the metric system, it's super easy. But as a kid growing up, I did find it hard to switch from living in Oklahoma to living back in Canada lol.
- Why do Canadians not LOVE Cherry Coke? This is a big issue for me. While we are on the issue of things Canadians DON'T have from the US - Sonic, Braum's Ice Cream, delicious Taco Bell (ours sucks up here), really great Targets, Cherry Coke Vanilla Coke - the choices down south are endless, Sweet Tea, nice roads to drive on - highways are WAY better as soon as you cross the border, Fritos, Pillsbury Cake Mixes, better cereal selection.
- We do have some cool stuff up here though, like free health care lol. The Hudson's Bay Company. LuluLemon is Canadian. CFL. Hockey - yes I know Americans have hockey teams, but it is SO Canadian.
I think this post is really on my mind because I miss my sister a lot right now. And she lives in the deep south. :) And I have no idea when I'm going to make it down there to visit her again. I was hoping to go in March but I don't have a driving buddy and Paul said I'm not allowed to drive by myself lol. Which I totally understand, it's a two day trip of 12 hour driving days and me with two kids will NOT work lol. At least I wouldn't have the dog with me lol. And flying is out of the question because it would be two plane tickets (silly Nora being over the age of 2 now lol).
So enjoy your Superbowl Sunday with your Frito Chili Pie (and if you don't know what that is - you are missing out) and your Cherry Coke. I'll be thinking of you while I shiver in my igloo and then go for a ride with my dogsled*
*disclaimer - I do not own a dogsled. Nor do I live in an igloo although it is quite cold here. Most Canadians live in houses and drive cars and minivans.