Monday, July 1, 2013

Chuckles and Chortles

“Canada has never been a melting-pot; more like a tossed salad."
- Arnold Edinborough -


Happy July, everyone! And happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canucks. I hope you all had a pleasant weekend, and I hope all my fellow Canadians are enjoying this great day.

We are celebrating my daughter’s 16th birthday (which is in two days) this afternoon with a BBQ, cake, great company and lots of photo taking (by yours truly!). My older daughter who turned 21 a few days ago is also here for the weekend with her boyfriend, so we will be celebrating that milestone, too. Lots of exasperating wonderful teenagers will be coming by this afternoon to make lots of noise and eat everything in sight join in the fun and help make this day extra exhausting special.

But before the madness celebration begins, let’s laugh out loud with some Canuck humour.



You may be living in Canada if...

- You've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number.

- You have switched from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day and back again.

- You can drive 90 km/hr through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching.

- You carry jumpers in your car.

- You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

- Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

- You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.

- You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

- You find 2 degrees "a little" chilly.

- You order a "double-double" at Tim Horton's (popular coffee shop), not two cream and two sugar.

- You know how to pronounce and spell Saskatchewan without blinking.

- You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing 'u's from labor, honor, and color.

- You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.

- Someone bumps into you and you apologize.

- "Eh" is a very important part of your vocabulary and you understand all the 1,000 different meanings of "eh"... eh?

- Schools don't issue a snow day unless there is a severe blizzard.

- You don't mind leaving your wet winter boots at the door when visiting your dentist, etc.

- You rent off-season storage space for your snowmobile on a month-by-month basis.

- You switch to your sandals when it gets above 10 degrees Celsius.

- Your lingerie consists of tube socks and flannel pajamas.

- You understand these jokes.


 

 
I wish you all a terrific day, a wonderful week and a great month ahead.

22 comments:

  1. Happy Canada day to you, hope your girls have a happy birthday.

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    1. It was wonderful, thank you! I so enjoyed the family fun.

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  2. You Canadians are so darn nice! Have a wonderful day!!!

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    1. Awww...well, I'm glad you think so! Come up and visit us :)

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  3. Hahahahaha, these are all great! Happy Canada Day and enjoy your houseful of ttens!

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    1. It was great! All that young energy. Today, though, I'm done...LOL...

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  4. Happy Canada Day! Enjoy your day. :)

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    1. It was a great time! It's always fantastic when you have out of town family visiting.

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  5. OOOOOO~MMMMMMMM~GGGGGGGGod!!!!

    THESE are SO FUNNY!!!

    Now have a great day!! wit yer fam!!!!

    Ron

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    1. Glad you enjoyed! We need to laugh to keep from going stark raving mad :)

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  6. Seriously Martha, Ron almost fell off his chair!!! lol!
    Oh, a party at MARTHA'S everyone!!
    Have a good one and pretend you understand everything they (teens) say!!

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    1. Too bad you aren't closer. I would've told you to stop by and hang out with us!

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  7. Canadians... we still have the BEST self-deprecating sense of humour (no, Mr. Spell-Check, NOT "humor")...

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    1. Hahahaha... That darn spell-check drives me crazy sometimes!

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  8. OH CANADA, I love you. Happy Canada Day!!

    I'm not from Canada but I have been known to have long conversations with a wrong number!!

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    1. Come for a visit, Kay. You'll love it. There are so many beautiful places to explore from coast to coast.

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  9. The Canadian kitteh image is adorable.

    Happy July and belated happy Canada Day, Martha.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Just for the record, not all Canadian kitties are 'friendly'...lol...! But you didn't hear it from me...shhh...

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  10. Those were very funny. I love that the snow fills in the potholes. We have that where I live as well. And we have the winter, August, and mud. So funny.

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    1. Snow if fantastic for that. I've seen potholes so big that you can lose a toddler in them...LOL...

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