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Complete and Utter Randomness.

God. It's so cold out. Today it was -30 with the wind chill. I've really got to get over myself and get a hat, because it *hurt* my *face* to be outside today.

Anyways, as some of you know, I'm currently making an SGA vid. The beginning kind of sucks at the moment, but I'm hoping the ending will kick ass. I know I'm getting to the hard part, since I've been working on it for an hour or two already tonight and haven't even gotten 10s done. *head desk* But! They're an awesome almost 10 seconds, and the clips were hard to find.

I've been finding the clip searching aspect of things really depressing, because every time I see Carson, it makes me really sad. Also, my next vid is totally going to be about Weir. *shakes fist at TPTB* Why are you ruining my show!

While we're on the topic of SGA, did anyone on my flist manage to get their hands on Midway early? Anyone want to share? *waggles eyebrows*

And lastly
-If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you may live in Canada.
I can't tell you how annoying I find this one. Occasionally while at Uni, raxhel would decide she wanted ice cream, and we'd show up and it was closed, and the McDonalds blizzards just wasn't good enough for her :(

-If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Canada.
Well, I can't say as I've been in all that many Home Depots, but this happens everywhere, doesn't it? I know I've done it....

-If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Canada.
All I can think of, is that menopause commercial :D

-If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Canada.
Ha, I remember one Christmas morning, spent at my Aunt and Uncle's house, in the middle of the turkey lunch, there was a phone call. It was a wrong number, but we spent, oh, it had to be at least 15 minutes trying to help the person get the right number. They were just going through all the MacDonald's in the phone book, the conversation involved the entire family throwing things like "Do you think they want Donnie MacDonald? You know, the one who married Angie MacPhearson? Susan's sister? No, it's probably the brother who moved to Cornwall." "Maybe it's Johnnie MacDonald's cousin, you know Johnnie that went to school with MacKenzie?" Meanwhile, my aunt on the phone telling the person on the other end, don't bother calling this number, or that one, or the one after, and skip this one too, because they're all over here right now."
Why yes, my family is Scottish, and grew up in a small community :P


-If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Canada.
I remember a cousin of mine once went and visited... some country in Europe (sorry! I don't remember which) and she was staying at someone's house while there. One day, she was like "Let's go visit this landmark!" While the friend told her that they couldn't because it was much too far away. Except, it was only like 3 hours away. How is that too far away? It's not like she's ever likely to get closer

-If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Canada.
Better deer than *moose*

-If you can drive 90 kms/hr through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you may live in Canada.
Unless it's a busy road, than some chicken-shit driver in front of you is going 40 the entire way. Bastard!

-If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Canada.
I... see nothing wrong with this. It's not like the garage even *has* a lock, but it's nice to have the light when shoveling the driveway.

-If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Canada.
Who doesn't know how to use jumper cables? And do people seriously not keep a set in the car? Who does that? What if the battery dies?

-If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you may live in Canada.
God, *yes*. No matter what the costume. I once went dressed as someone taking a shower... in my snow suit. With a towel wrapped around me. That was a bitch of a costume, the shower part was heavy, and the curtains kept getting caught in the wind

-If the speed limit on the highway is 100km -- you're going 110 and everybody is passing you, you may live in Canada.
Ok, rule. If you're on the highway, unless there is a police cruiser beside you, or the weather is so bad you can't see, you have to go at *least* 20 over the limit. Otherwise you're just in the way.

-If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you may live in Canada.
*word*

-If you find 2 degrees "a little chilly", you may live in Canada.
2 degrees hardly counts as "chilly" If you don't have to wear a coat outside, then it's obviously not cold.

Comments

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ana_grrl
Feb. 13th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
I am amused by the 'Hallowe'en costume over snowsuit' thing. So many childhood memories.
paraka
Feb. 13th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
God, I remember one year I went dressed as a bunch of grapes, which basically involved me wearing a *lot* or purple balloons, not very breathable. I was *so* hot in that costume, and my mom *still* made me wear a snowsuit!

*iz traumatized* :P
maekala
Feb. 13th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
Those are awesome. It reminds me of some of the Texas ones you see, but for up north.

I thought I had Midway, but it turns out I was wrong. Surprisingly, it hasn't hit the torrents. If it does, I'll let you know.
paraka
Feb. 13th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's always so much funnier when they apply to you. Although, I will admit, some of them had me scratching my head, because I didn't realize it was a Canadian thing. Like the jumper cables one, do people seriously not know how to use them? And why on earth wouldn't you have some in your trunk!? What if something happens?

I suppose your battery is less likely to die on you if it isn't fourty below though. This is kind of like the time I was completely confused when someone laughed over the fact that a car had a plug sticking out of the hood. I thought they were laughing at the fact that it was sticking out, but really they were laughing that the car plugged into the wall. I thought all cars did that. *shakes head*

And yeah, if I find Midway, I'll make a post about it.
maekala
Feb. 13th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
The jumper cables is definitely one that's not just Canadian. I have jumper cables plus a glow stick and stuff like that in my trunk in case I break down. The car plugging into the wall...that I've only ever seen on hybrids. And we Texans are a little too fond of our Ford F-350s and Hemi diesel engines to want hybrids, apparently.
maekala
Feb. 14th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
Midway is getting around. Do you still need help finding it?
paraka
Feb. 16th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
Nope I finally got a copy of it last night. Have you had a chance to see it yet?
munchkinofdoom
Feb. 13th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
*g*

Yep! For 'deer' (or moose!) substitute kangaroo, and you have Australia. Have one of those buggers land on your bonnet and you'll know it!

And yes to the 'distance in hours' one too! We thought nothing of driving halfway across the UK in one go, while the brits were horrified about driving to the next town! Mind you, add road works and a cross country drive becomes cross-continent in duration.
paraka
Feb. 13th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
Yep! For 'deer' (or moose!) substitute kangaroo, and you have Australia.
I'm sure the kangaroo's are as bad as deer, although, I'd make an argument that moose are worse. They're taller, so if you hit them, your hood is connecting with their knees, so they colapse on top of your hood, and their head, with their very large and pointy antlers end up going through your windshield and into your *face*.
You're far less likely to walk away from a run in with a moose.
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