Remind me again my we choose to live in a place where it is cold, snowy and wet for 5 months of the year….


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Kevin O on December 28, 2001 - 11:32 Permalink

My wonderful staff selected two books for their grateful employer for a Christmas present. The books are 1) The Darwin Awards volume II, and 2) The Penguin Book of Canadian Jokes. The former is a compilation of the well known Internet site but the second does a pretty good job of capturing, albeit in a rather provincial fashion, the gist of Canadianism.

Which brings me to a partial answer to your question… but not just yet… there was a contest, so reports the book, a few years ago which asked people to complete the sentence, “As Canadian as…”. A lady, Ms. Scott, won the contest with, “…as possible under the circumstances.”.

IMHO you may well be simply following the “Scott Doctrine”.

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Steven Garrity on December 28, 2001 - 16:33 Permalink

Wait for an evening with light snowfall, dress warmly, and go for a walk downtown.

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Alan on December 29, 2001 - 01:44 Permalink

Makes spring and summer feel like a miracle. [I am working on fall emotionally.]

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christopher on December 29, 2001 - 05:29 Permalink

Winter in December seems just about sustainable. January is pushing it. Having it continue into Feb, Mar, Apr and most of May seems excessive and therefore — in terms of the Scott Doctrine — positively unCanadian. Autumn, despite Alan’s emotional distance from it, is surely the most quintessentially Canadian season — tentative, blows hot and cold, regretful of the fleeting past yet looking forward to bone-acheing misery and welcoming the first fall of snow. Brrr — warded it off with a little glass of kirsch.