O Canada!

Counting tacos was fun, but it did get a bit tedious (plus, I prefer tamales to tacos, and there were a few times when I had the opportunity to order tamales and would have preferred to eat tamales, but I ordered tacos just to up the count . . . the sacrifices I make for this blog!) and so for 2012, I am resolving to do something a bit more abstract, although I will still attempt to assess my progress here at Sentence of Dave . . . and the reason I choose this particular resolution, which I will reveal shortly, is because of an embarrassing conversation I had with my son's soccer coach-- who is Canadian-- in which I revealed a shocking ignorance of Canadian geography and culture, and-- when I was pressed-- I could not name the capital of Canada (and I am not retarded geographically-- I can name loads of obscure capital cities from countries such as Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Qatar, Ecuador, Bolivia, etc. and I present myself as fairly well-traveled individual, which made this exchange even more embarrassing) and so, for my New Year's Resolution in 2012, I swear to Care More About Canada and I will keep a counter of times when I care about something Canadian . . . when I research a fact about Canada or make an attempt to listen to a Canadian musician or watch a Canadian film or TV show or follow some part of Canadian politics or sports or culture . . . and I am confident I can care more about Canada than I did in 2011, when I did not care about Canada even once (I did care about friends that I have in Canada-- I taught with a number of Canadians when I was in Syria-- but that doesn't count . . . I'm going to try to care more about Canada itself, the nation just to our north with which we share a 3,987 mile border).

10 comments:

zman said...

Note that leftover Canadians do not count.

Dave said...

it's true for this. i get one shot to care about each topic.

Igor said...

When the clock strikes midnight tomorrow night, I want you to crank "Limelight" as loud as you can. That will be Step 1 in caring about Canada.

It's Ottawa, right? The hockey team the Ottawa Senators is a giveaway.

rob said...

the harrisburg, pa minor league franchise probably confuses the shit out of dave.

also, dave should carry loonies with him at all times as a sign of his true caring.

Dave said...

it is ottowa-- i couldn't think of the hockey team under pressure . . . but even if i had, ottowa conjures no image in my mind, unlike so many other capital cities, which is why i am going to start caring about canada.

rob said...

this really isn't starting very well.

Igor said...

Next summer is gonna be like the summer of '69.

rob said...

don't get carreyed away, igor.

Melody said...

btw dave, you spelled ottawa incorrectly in your comment.

Dave said...

dammit-- looks like i'm resetting the counter to zero.

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