Yesterday, July 1, was Canada Day. I’m Canadian which meant I spent the day at home with family, eating and drinking and having a lovely time in celebration of my country.
I always enjoy watching American TV and movies because there are so many funny references to what it means to be Canadian. They always make me giggle. Let me dispel some rumors right now. Our lifestyle is basically the same as an American lifestyle. However, are there any differences? Sure. As a group we tend to approach many things differently. Politics and patriotism are handled differently here. Our humor tends to be a little wackier, I think, because of the huge British influence in Canada.
But what about the things that matter? Men, for instance?
Who are Canadian men? I’m sure an image is springing to mind for you. A rugged dude with a lumberjack shirt on, standing in the woods, holding his big, uh, axe. Well, these men might be more varied than you first think.
Canada has had a long history of immigration and has always been a welcoming place for folks from other countries. So that Canadian boy might not necessarily look like Joe Lumberjack. He might have a background that is Indian, Italian, Philippine, Eastern European, etc. A veritable melting pot of men. Delightful.
What does this dude do for a living? Well, sure, some of them are lumberjacks. Head over to British Columbia and you’ll find sexy skiers, snowboarders and mountain men. In Calgary, you might spy a few cowboys. Wander over to my neck of the woods in Toronto and you’ll find so many gorgeous guys with Gideon Cross suits on, you won’t be able to shake a stick at them. If you ever want some fun, visit me and I’ll take you to downtown Toronto at rush hour. We’ll find a spot to sit and will watch the suits walk by…a favorite past time of mine! 😉 Head down east to the Maritime provinces, and you’re bound to find some laid-back men with lilting Newfoundland accents that sound like honey to your ears…oh dear, I am getting excited now.
Who are some delectable examples? Sidney Crosby. Ryan Reynolds. Ryan Gosling. Olympian Adam Van Koeverden (one my my faves and practically a neighbor!), Taylor Kitsch, Scott Speedman, Drake, Nathan Fillion, and no, no Bieber mentions here (shoot- I did it).
Ah, to finish this tribute, and mostly to make myself happy, I will end with a sexy pic of Adam Van Koeverden, one of our most decorated Olympians…and did I say he lives in my neighborhood? BECAUSE HE DOES!!!!
HELLOOOOO CANADA!! Girls, got your passports ready?