Oh Canada!

We are celebrating Canada Day and I expect to be away from any electronic distractions and so, a post of my usual ADD / Two AM thoughts / Random about Canada, Canadians and love of place.

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A little bit of sass and humour:

Oh! My baby makes me feel so fine
My crabby but sweet little porcupine
Lovin’ her, it hurts so good
Just like my Mama said it would
Her quills are tipped with Love Potion #9
My prickly and funny valentine
You know I ain’t never gonna leave her
Cause she’s my red and white hot-blooded
All tattooed and studded
Best Canadian Beaver!

Oh Canada…

(Original post on Eclectic, August 2014)


The musical interlude:

The Maple Leaf Forever” should have won but I’ll be belting “Oh Canada” in both official languages.



The true sentiment of the day and a flourish of flag:

I have lived here since the world began and Kanata just a village. I have been a Loyalist. I have been an immigrant. I have been a British Home Child, a War Bride, a disgraced European noble and the Prime Minister of Canada. Every shade of the rainbow and from sea to shining sea…

I am Canadian and Canada is Me.

Canada Day 2013~ kei
1 July 2015

White People Are The Worst – Hockey Edition

Sweet Jesus… Why? Why does this shit still go on?
Regarding the nasty and uneducated tweets: This hockey fan knows that here in The Great White North, our “Coloured Hockey League” predates the NHL…. Get a clue.
Does anyone else see the irony in Don Cherry comparing PK to Bobby Orr? (love you Bobby and you’re welcome ‘Murrica)

Oh. Seeings as my team is out and because the Habs were my parent’s team before the Sens…


The Belle Jar

Trigger warning for racist and violent language and images

Last night, Montreal Canadiens player P. K. Subban scored the winning goal against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal.

Predictably, Boston fans were outraged. In this case, though, with Subban as one of the few black players in the league, their anger took a sickeningly racist turn.

It was so bad that the n-word was briefly trending on Twitter in Boston. Seriously. Think about that for a minute. Think about how many people must have been tweeting one of the vilest, most degrading racist slurs in our language in order for it to be trending in a city the size of Boston. That is not just a few racist fans making everyone look bad – that is a whole fucking lot of people trying their hardest to make Subban (and all people of colour) aware of just how…

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Just a little National pride… Canada, you be rocking those Olympics!! Congrats Team Canada on your hockey win today.

So… Not only do we rock ice and sticks – make mine a lacrosse stick – we rule Rock!

Big Sugar, because there were moments during the game when a country’s heart held a beat and conveniently, they are one of my top twenty favourite bands.

Heart Refuse To Pound… Listen all the way through. This is how Canada stays hot-blooded in the deep freeze months.

So tell me… How long ’til I have you?