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A CANADIAN EXPAT'S EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS LIVING IN THE WINDY CITY!

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– all pictures courtesy of Mo from the http://thecrazycrone.org/.  Mo’s sense of humor is very similar to mine, and she shared these pictures with me knowing my Canuck sense of ‘ha ha’.  If there is one thing I know about Canadians, it is that we can collectively have a laugh at our own expense, all in the name of, “The Great White North”!

Please join me (and Mo, who lives in North Cyprus) with a little, “Canadian Content” to provide a little laugh to your day!

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I am quite certain there are many Canadians (especially those who live in the Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta) who are grinning from ear to frozen ear with this little montage.  I must confess that during many exasperatingly frigid Prairie winters I felt relieved at the ‘warmer’ temperatures when the -40C had left the region.  Interestingly enough, I found myself switching to a much lighter jacket at -10C, and left my wooly hat at home (I think these gentleman might be exaggerating just a tad, but not by much)!

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If there will ever be an, “app” for this ghastly task, it will be invented by a Canuck; I have no doubt about this whatsoever!

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I have witnessed this scenario many times! Heaven knows what other, ‘treasures’ Canadians find after the snow has subsided! You mean I actually OWN a car? I don’t remember that; perhaps it has something to do with the 6 months of winter in the Prairies!

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Ah, the polite Canadians; requesting snow stoppage with not so much as a hint of irreverence! *grin*

Lest you think it is only our people who are polite, “PLEASE” take a gander at this:

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Here’s one for those Canucks who have relatives who had the sheer and utter audacity to move to snow-less locales:

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“Please” stay warm, my Canucks!

 

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85 thoughts on “Saturday Satire, Canadian Style!

  1. SwittersB says:

    I live in Portland and pray for snow every year. One of those ‘arctic blasts’ that paralyzes the city. It rarely comes (maybe ever 5 years, last year was such a year) and when it doesn’t my wife and I go..’Damn we’ve been ripped off again!’ Our friends in Montana simply say to us ‘shut the hell up!’ Of course, I wouldn’t entertain moving to the prairie! 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* I am quite certain there would be a plethora of Canadians who would be more than happy to provide you with their “leftover” snow with no hesitation whatsoever! *biggest grin* I have no doubt your Montana friends are gritting their frost-bitten teeth!! Cher xo

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  2. Too funny! I couldn’t handle it but I do snarl at relatives in Florida and Arizona. I mean I snarl!!!! lol

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* I think they deserve your snarls!! How dare they be all cozy and warm when we are freezing! Wait! There’s Timmies! No Wait, I don’t have Timmies here! Oh, *sigh* *grin* Cher xo

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      1. I had a discussion about you with a real estate agent here who loves Timmies too. It was all good 🙂

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Hee! That is too funny!! When I’m on the train with my Tim Hortons mug, I must confess I feel a bit ‘false’, what with carrying NON-Timmies in the cup!! 😉

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      3. Gasp!!! Snicker… I promise I wont spill the beans on you but that might cost you a bag of Garretts Popcorn 🙂

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      4. seaangel4444 says:

        I’d trade anytime for Timmies! Garretts? Now, here’s another thing I miss about Canada: Kernels Popcorn! I don’t care for Garretts, but I know I’m in the minority! What’s wrong with me? *LOL*

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      5. I am controlling my urge to gasp about the Garretts but everyone’s taste buds are different and we likes what we likes. I just Googled it and there seems to be a Kernels in Illinois.

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      6. seaangel4444 says:

        Sadly, it’s not the Canadian chain. I think they have a couple of stores (the one you are referring to). Here’s the Canuck one that I LOVE: http://www.kernelspopcorn.com/

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      7. Other than in Canada they are in Korea and California…wha???? lol

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      8. seaangel4444 says:

        Oh boy! Really? Well there are TWO at the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto! Why do they get two under the same roof? I’m confused! 😉

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  3. John says:

    Haven’t seen a flake yet this winter… 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Really, John? *grin* Cher xo

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  4. Thanks so much for the smiles today!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, thank YOU, Kimberly!! Cher xo

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  5. kanzensakura says:

    I;ve been trying to get our US ambassador to Canada to get up a trade: 3 Krispy Kreme Donut Shops for 3 Timmie’s. So far I haven’t received a response. I love my Canadian friends. The only time I see them get excited and a little agreesive is during hockey playoffs. They are amused by my fervor during NCAA college basketball playoffs…

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh isn’t that funny!! I would trade 10 Krispy Crème Donut Shops for one Timmie’s! *grin* Yes, I know exactly what you are saying. Hockey playoffs will bring out a different side of a Canuck, that is for certain. I too am amused at the excitement people show here over NCAA college basketball playoffs. Canadians don’t understand it!! *grin* Cher xo

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  6. Very funny. Although we’re not much further south than you, our winters tend to be relatively mild and wet. We’ve had a bit of frost this year – no snow in London so far…

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I have Scottish relatives, Veronica, who always wish for snow!!!! 🙂 Cher xo

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hehehehe!!! Cher xo

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  7. All true and hilarious!!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Thank you! Yep, they are all true!! 😉 Cher xo

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  8. As always, right on! 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Big hugs, dear Billy Ray! Thank you!! Cher xo

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  9. mk says:

    When the temps get into the 50’s here in Los Angeles, you should see all the coats & jackets come out of hiding!!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Well that is too funny! I daresay if a snowflake fell in LA one would think they were are a movie set! *LOL* Cher xo

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  10. yeseventhistoowillpass says:

    If it gets below 45 here in Sonoma County California, we complain

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hehehe, well I for one would probably have a short-sleeved shirt on in that type of weather (seriously). 🙂 Cher xo

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  11. Phil Taylor says:

    LOL, thanks for this. I love Canadian humor!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Thanks, Phil! We do have our moments of crazy, “Canuckness”!! 😉 Cher xo

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      1. Phil Taylor says:

        In my life I’ve never lived too far from Canada so I definitely appreciate the culture of my northern neighbors.

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        I hereby declare you as an Honorary Canuck!! Cher xo

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  12. tkmorin says:

    Ah Cher, thanks for the smiles!! … and a few out-loud chuckles! 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, thank you, dear!!! 🙂 Cher xo

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      1. lemmerson60 says:

        Every single word was absolutely true! A “fellow Canadian” in Paris…Ontario!

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        *LOL* Love it! Cher xo

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  13. gpcox says:

    This is hilarious! What a great way to start my morning!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, thank you so much!! *biggest grin* Cher xo

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  14. RMW says:

    We have enough problems here in LA when it rains! It would be so cool to have one day of snow over the entire city, but that hasn’t happened since 1949 as far as I know. I shiver when it gets below 70F…. thanks for the laughs.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Well my dear, I certainly would LOVE 70 degree weather every single day!! No snow? That’s my kind of place! 🙂 Cher xo

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  15. Glad you enjoyed the images, Cher. Yes, I did live for 40 years in Australia but now reside in North Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean. I saw some snow when I was back in the UK from 2002-4 and it will last me a lifetime. No offence, but so many years in hot climates has left me determined to avoid snow or cold temperatures at any cost. And for your information and laughter, we think it’s very, very cold when temps drop to 8C (46.5F). Wimp, aren’t I? 😀

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah Mo, I am sorry I made the geographical error! I shall correct my post! *LOL* Well I may be a Canadian, but I sure love the warmer temps too! Yes, 8C is frosty, isn’t it? *biggest grin* Thank you again for the great cartoons!! Cher xo

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  16. Poetsmith says:

    Wonderful world we live in, isn’t? Such extremes in temps! Lovely post, Cher… perhaps I can send some sunshine your way 😉 Iris 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      My dearest Iris, it certainly is a world of extreme temps, and the sunshine will be received with open arms! Thank you!! Love, Cher xo

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      1. Poetsmith says:

        Have a glorious sunny day! 🙂 Love, Iris.

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Thank you, dear Iris! Love, Cher xo

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  17. kmorto says:

    Great post, thanks for the laughs! Currently -14 here and the sun is out! A bearable Canadian winter day for Ontario. 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, thank you my dear!! Well at least, ‘it’s sunny’! *grin* That’s what I use to say when I lived in Canada! *LOL* Cher xo

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  18. Thoroughly enjoyed this. I am feeling much warmer now.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Ah, thank you, Hilary!! 🙂 🙂 Cher xo

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  19. nikibayard says:

    well, i have been expecting it to arrive here in the U.K.
    and it did… 1cm a few days ago…. will have to put my new snow boots away again 😉
    boooo
    hot chocolate my love?
    xo
    Nx

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  20. Cher, wouldn’t you know I love the cartoon about the brother in Florida the best? Ha ha. Actually, I didn’t need all these shivering cartoons today – thank you very much! We had temps in the 40’s during the night last night. It was only 50 at 7:30am. Brrrr!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh Carol, YOU made me laugh out loud with your comments! *LOL* Oh no, only 50? *biggest grin* Cher xo

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  21. Kate Loveton says:

    Very funny! I live in mid Atlantic USA – I hate snow. I loved the cartoons and photos. You can keep the snow, okay? 😄

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah Kate, I hope you aren’t experiencing the crazy snow that is blanketing the Eastern US right now! I hope we don’t have any leftovers coming to Chicago!! 😉 Cher xo

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      1. Kate Loveton says:

        We lucked out – snow, but nothing like New York is getting.

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Thank goodness, Kate!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Amen!! 🙂 Cher xo

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  22. Brilliant! Love it. We think it’s cold when it gets down to 2°C! Wimps!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* *LOL* Cher xo

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  23. Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    When Kathy and I met, she had not watched a complete hockey game from beginning to end. That changed the second night so she could time when to meet me for our “first date.” She has watched many a game since then, including when I played and coached.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, bless! I absolutely love this! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! *big grin here in Chicago for you and Kathy! Cher xo

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  24. Laughing and nodding! I’m happy to be on Canada’s west coast where it is milder weather. Great fun in this post for the weekend 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      *LOL* Ah, thank you, Christy! Yes, I know the west coast is the Canadian jewel! I’m sure the Spring flowers are popping their little heads up already or very soon!! Have a great weekend, dear! Cher xo

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      1. Cher, thanks for the sweet responses here! I’m having a nice weekend and hope you are too 🙂 The flowers aren’t out yet but maybe soon!

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Thanks, Christy! Yes, it’s a nice and relaxing weekend here in CHItown! I’m certain the little flowers will be showing up soon. As for here, why, it’ll be about 3 months! Eek!! *LOL* Cher xo

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  25. LOL….\ (•◡•) /

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  26. Tiny says:

    Love it! I pray and pray, but no snow. Ever.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi Tiny! I have often said I’d be happier just seeing snow in a snow globe! *biggest grin* Cher xo

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  27. Oh my gosh, this is AWESOME! Sorry for not staying properly caught up with your great posts my friend, but I’m getting through my snow-bound winter by nesting. My latest attack is painting my kitchen, which is a massive endeavor. On the bright side, we get pizzas! Yay! I was over at Ivon’s, trying to do my feeble catching up over there too, and I’m so glad he reblogged this. Have I told you lately that you rock? You truly do! And know that you’re in my heart always even when I’m not staying on top of my blogging friendships. Sending big happy hugs your way!!
    XO Gina ❤

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, bless you my dear Gina! I understand about the winter nesting!! I’m so grateful Ivon reblogged this post!! Right back at you my dear friend! Big happy hugs to you!!! Cher xo

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  28. Fun stuff, Thanks for sharing your Canadian satire. 🙂

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ah, thank you so much!! Cher xo

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      1. I enjoyed poking around your site. 🙂

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Well please stop by anytime! I’m now following yours and am looking forward to reading a lot more! Cher xo

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  29. I smiled when I saw the photo at -10C. Here in sunny California, I don’t take off my sweatshirt until it hits 20+C. :o)

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh Lloyd! How I wish I was in sunny SoCal at this very moment! You know Celsius! Sometimes I forget Celsius which I never, ever thought would happen! Ah, yes, 20+C would constitute light shirts, shorts, and sandals!! *grin* Cher xo

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      1. I cheated. :o) I have this portable Honeywell thing that measures the temperature and humidity in my home office. I picked it off the shelf within arm’s reach and pressed the button that shows Celsius. Then pushed the button again to put it back to Fahrenheit.

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        *LOL* Oh Lloyd, I am literally grinning from Celsius to Fahrenheit at this very moment! 😉 Cher xo

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  30. Ha! Love it all! I am a Canuck from the prairies – Manitoba to be exact. I just spent the last two years on the East Coast in Fredericton, New Brunswick where we had record snow falls. Ten foot snowbanks in some places, I kid you not!
    I found your link at Suzie81’s blogiversary party!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi Brandy! Well I am a Winnipeger! *I am originally from Southern Ontario, but Winnipeg was my home for many years*. Oh yes my dear, I know of those legendary snow falls in NB! My goodness it was hit hard this year, wasn’t it! Oh, I am so glad you found me from Suzie’s blogiversary party! Welcome to The Chicago Files and thank you so much for stopping by! I shall check out your blog, too! Please come back anytime! Cher xo

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