Boyfriend and I just got back from a weekend trip to Canadia! Land of hockey and universal healthcare! Here are some things I learned in my 3 days there:
1) I got some serious, hardcore weird looks for ordering a mimosa with brunch in the fancy hotel restaurant. Like I blew the waitress' mind by ordering it.
2) But you can can get booze in coffee shops? (Grower's pear hard cider is the fucking bomb!)
3) For as much as they say it rains in Seattle, British Columbia takes that to a whole new level. I kept joking that we were actually driving on the ocean floor. MY hair was wet for 3 days straight. I didn't dry out until I got back today.
4) That whole "Canadians are super nice" thing is true (in my experience- ymmv).
5) Small mountain towns are the same everywhere. Everything closes at 8pm except that one bar where the diehards hang out.
6) I would sell my soul to spend 24 hours a day in a hot spring. I spent some time trying to figure out if a plastic ball, like the kind hamsters roll around in, could be engineered to be full of hot water so that I could just roll around in that all day. The couple of hours we spent soaking may be the longest pain free period I have had in 3 or 4 years.
7) Canadians have succumbed to the under-cooked sausage trend. Seriously people- you need to fucking sear the skin or sausage is just mushy and weird. COOK THAT SHIT!
8) Canadian tv is just as bad as American tv, but instead of channels with people screaming about sports and channels with people screaming about politics, you mostly have channels of people talking about hockey and people talking about politics.
That's all I got, for now. Maybe next time I'll get in a visit to Tim Horton's and try to explain what the fuss is about.