Yes, I’m one of those annoyingly proud Canadians. No, I don’t have a flag on my backpack, but that’s mostly out of laziness. And no, I’m not offended if you ask me if I’m American, it’s all good. Americans are cooler than you think – they just have a bad reputation. I’ve met a lot of stupid people from all different countries; stupid people are worldwide. Although most people think Canadians hate it when you call them American. I can only vouch for myself.
But, I do have pride for my country. And yes, Molson beer commercials make me patriotic. Don’t tell me you can’t feel a rush of awesomeness when you watch them. And god damn, it’s good advertising – every time I see a picture of a moose or landscape from Banff I think “Mmm… I could go for a cold can of Canadian”.
My patriotism doesn’t stop at beer commercials. I’m an avid camper and cottager who knows all the good spots. I sit in traffic for hours on Friday afternoons just to be by a fire over a crisp clean lake.
- White water rafting is a annual occurrence, not a one time thing.
- I will rock your socks at flip cup.
- I drink Tim Hortons coffee on a regular basis and I love it.
- I have frozen my tongue to a metal pole on more than one occasion.
- I know to put my food in a tree when camping, so I don’t get eaten by a bear.
- My wallet looks like a rainbow of colours… I spell ‘colours’ with a “U”.
For those of you who didn’t know, July 1st, is Canada Day. Which in short, refers to Canada’s birthday. I went to the Tragically Hip & Weezer concert and prior to our departure to this huge outdoors festival, we spread drunken Canada love all over Toronto. As you can see in the video below, we took it as our national duty to get Jack Astors patio to sing ‘Oh Canada’ with us. It was quite successful, although I’m sure a lot of people found us super annoying as well.
Meet my friends and fellow Canadians on the Jack Astors patio near Union Station, Toronto.
We also did this on the subway. But I will spare you another poorly filmed video from my iphone.
The concert was rad. I enjoy Weezers blue album and thought I wasn’t a huge Tragically Hip fan, but it turns out I knew a lot more of their songs than I anticipated – they put on a wicked ass show.
Just a note to the organizers – MORE BEER TENTS PLEASE.
Waiting in the sweltering sun to A) Buy beer tickets, then waiting for another hour to B) Get a fucking beer = NOT FUN. Alas, that was the most delicious beer I’ve ever tasted.
Amen to that. And anyone who thinks all Canadians are polite are sadly misinformed… most of the biggest jackasses I know are Canadian…
Hey, are you American? I thought I caught you not using the ‘u’ in color once. I can’t remember when, but I’d swear you missed one!
What’s a flip cup? Have you seen many bears? If so, what color/colour were they? I saw a couple one year ago. Freaked me out. But I’m American, so…. 🙂
Haha you will have to come to Canada and find out first hand what flip cup is… CHALLENGE.
Yes, Canadians are awesome! I love how your money is all pretty. And I did eventually get hooked on Timmies too. But Molson?? Ugh. Give me Mill St any day.
HAHA… but the Molson commercials are so rad!
All my Canadian friends hate being called Americans 😀
Here’s another Canadian who has frozen her tongue to something metal. I can still feel the pain. oh, and Molson rocks … wish I could have a cold one now. Great post.
I’ve got one waiting for you!
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Can I drink beer with you and go white water rafting? Sounds fun. Maybe even together. Drunken white water rafting… while playing flip cup? See. I can be Canadian.. kinda… even though I’m American.
I’m cool. I swear.
HAHA… it’s okay, I can totally be American too…
All of the above sounds like lovely funville times, minus the drunk rafting. I stay sober for that shit. Or only partially drunk from the night before… but once you hit those rapids you are DEAD sober.
I’ve played a lot of flip cup in my days. Maybe we need a Canada vs America tournament on that one.
Yea, flip cup Americanos vs. Canadianos. Yea, I made a new word. But I’m Puerto Rican so I think I wanna be on your team at least once. And don’t call me American. I fucking hate that. Why can’t Puerto Rico be its own country already? Ugh. Molson is disgusting. Just sayin’.
Yeah Molson isn’t our crowning achievement, but it’s a Canadian tradition for each beer to appeal to our nationalistic side – it doesn’t matter if it’s actually good or not lol. Most of our best beers aren’t available for export though, so come on over and try the microbrews!
P.S. I like Canadianos… much better than being called Canadia
I love those Molson Canadian Commercials. They need to bring them back. “I. AM. CANADIAN!!!”
I know! They are awesomesauce!
See, I can’r really identify with you on this, not because you’re Canadian, but because I don’t really understand real patriotism. If it makes you happy though, I’m all for it!
Haha… why can’t you understand real patriotism?
We played flip cup all through college in the US!
And my husband and I are from California, but the husb has spent so much time in Canada and around Canadians because he plays hockey. He goes to Plaster Rock every year for the World Pond Hockey Tournament. We love Canada a lot.
We live in Singapore now, but he’s been craving poutine so much that he got one of the restaurant owners of a place we frequent here to learn how to make it. Yes.
HAHA! That is amazing! I couldn’t believe how many people I met travelling didn’t know what poutine was!
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