Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians and blue-state-residents! While my day wasn’t as interesting as Megan’s I’m sure (she’s in Ottawa), it wasn’t bad. I just got back from watching the fireworks, and while they certainly were nothing to write home about, they were better than previous years. I especially like how they ended with a barrage of red and white sparkly ones, looked very good. Sure didn’t last that long though. On the other hand, it could have been pouring with rain, so I suppose I should be happy we got any fireworks at all!
Earlier today I was in Millwoods, volunteering with Students For Literacy. It was really quite funny actually! Imagine a nice green park, with a small amusement park across the road, and food, face painting, bubbles, games, hay rides, music, and toys everywhere inside the park. Then imagine a small tent dedicated to reading. Where would you go if you were a little kid? Exactly. Needless to say, we weren’t that busy, but it was still fun. The kids that did come seemed more interested in making their own story than reading, which was just as well!
Afterward, Sharon and I went for dinner and coffee. We decided to go to BP’s, and because of the wait, we sat in the lounge which as of today is by law, smoke free! To us it smelled kind of like they used some powerful cleaner last night to try and get rid of the smoke smell. And then we went to Starbucks. Very un-Canadian I suppose, but I just can’t resist a Caramel Macchiato.
In other news, Happy Birthday to Jenn (heifer!). Oh, and did you see that Google Canada replaced the first “o” with a maple leaf? I’d say that was great, but they could have done more – you can bet that Google.com will be more dressed up in three days time.