Thursday, August 31, 2006
N is for...
North. I love living in my land of ice and snow. Winter is pretty close to being my favourite season. I love to go sliding (tobogganing for most people, although it's only tobogganing if you're using a toboggan), and I love to make snow forts, snow men, and snow angels. I love to snowboard and cross-country ski, and go tubing on ski hills. I don't like skating that much, but as soon as they invent skates that keep your feet warm and don't squash your ankle bones I'll be all over it.
I'm proud to now live in the coldest city in the world. To quote an e-mail my Mom sent me a long time ago:
Canadian Temperature Chart
1. 50° Fahrenheit (10° C) Californians shiver uncontrollably,
Canadians plant gardens.
2. 35° Fahrenheit (1.6° C) Italian cars won't start, Canadians drive
with the windows down.
3. 32° Fahrenheit (0° C) American water freezes, Canadian water gets
4. 0° Fahrenheit (-17.9° C) New York City landlords finally turn on the
heat. Canadians have the last barbecue season.
5. -60° Fahrenheit (-51° C) Mt. St. Helens freezes, Canadians Girl
Guides sell cookies door-to-door.
6. -100° Fahrenheit (-73° C) Santa Claus abandons the North Pole, Ottawa
canal opens for skating.
7. -173° Fahrenheit (-114° C) Ethyl alcohol freezes, Canadians get
frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.
8. -460° Fahrenheit (-273° C) Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops,
Canadians start saying "cold eh?"
9. -500° Fahrenheit (-295° C) Hell freezes over. Leafs win Stanley Cup.