So all my favorite bloggy friends have been posting about the Olympics and how good it feels to be Canadian, and I just had to jump on the bandwagon and put in my two cents. This is despite the fact that I missed the opening ceremonies and probably won't get to watch many events (cuz I'm really really bad at watching TV) I'm still pumped and hope we get a few medals and whup everybody's ass at hockey. I commented about how 'Oh Canada' can get me all teary and sentimental, but I have always thought that this song should be our national anthem:
'Tracing one warm line, through a land so wild and savage...'
This song is what Canada is about...there would be no Canada if some crazy guys 500 years ago hadn't wanted to find a shortcut to Asia (um and fur...there was some kind of demand for fur too, fuck you PETA).I think the spirit of those intrepid explorers, from Henry Hudson to David Thompson is embedded into each and every Canadian, it's in the air we breath and the landscape we cast our eyes upon.
So Go Canucks!!!