Saturday, July 4, 2009

For the Fourth

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends. I would like to acknowledge some of the things that make America great:

Hot, fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts
Hot, fresh Sourdough Jacks from Jack-In-The-Box
Hot, fresh chicken and biscuits from Popeye's Chicken
Hot, fresh fondue from The Melting Pot
Hot, fresh steak from Ruth's Chris

I look forward to visiting your country at every opportunity to experience these culinary joys not (readily) available in Canada.

Also, I love Walgreen's. I don't know why but it makes me happy.
The Sharper Image. Hours of gadgety fun.
Disneyland. It really IS the most magical place on earth.
Whole Foods. It has the best produce feng shui I have ever seen.
Starbucks. Facebook. Google. Things that originated in the US that I am thankful for.
American television programming (no offense to the CBC).
Southern accents. I love the drawl of y'all.

I have only experienced the west coast of your country (except for the drive from Michigan to Washington when we moved from Ontario 20 years ago, but I try to forget about that). I am really looking forward to visiting New York in three weeks when we take our vacation back east. I'm sure I will discover many more things that I love about the US.

Happy Fourth of July!

1 comment:

WackyMummy said...

Glad to see I'm not the only Canadian who appreciates the US. Unfortunately, I seem to know too many Canucks who are very unfriendly to our southern cousins. I spent 8 years in California and I have to say I want more than anything to live in the US again sometime. I especially miss krispy kreme and In-&-Out!