Last Saturday, in typical northern hospitality I was invited to my first party … by a group of bloggers!
I thought I’d return the favour by introducing you to some of my fellow True North(ern) Voice blogging buddies.
Natalie, a maritimer (there are lots of them here!) writes about some unique facets of ordering at the local McDonalds:
- But friends, this is the North! People are ridiculously friendly here. If that same situation had occurred in the South, I am certain the pubescent McD’s worker would have …. read more
Readers: care to take a guess what’s up with the metal box?
Newfoundlander expat FerryTales (read into that…) was brave enough to poll some northerners about seal hunts for a living.
Readers: … on second thought … never mind. Moving right along now,
Megan, formerly from Novia Scotia (TOLD you there are a lot of maritimers up here!) retells an old bible story of famine and — well, I’ll let her tell it:
- Boaz thinks Ruth is awesome. I’m not surprised: I think any man would feel this way about a hot young girl who appeared uninvited and volunteered to do whatever he wanted. Even better: She showed up at HIS feet, even though there are younger men around. (I’m not SAYING she’s the Old Testament version of Anna Nicole Smith, but I do have to wonder.) But Boaz points out that there’s another guy with first dibs on her. He says she should sleep over, and in the morning they can … read more
Failed Mommy comes up with a plan not to look like a poser when she recently took a holiday in a Phoenix Resort
- Despite our best efforts, however, I have a feeling that the hotel staff and the other guests caught on to our facade. ..
And this completely captures some of what it is to be a northerner, thanks to Alex (who may, or may not be from the maritimes?) and found this great piece:
- In summary: Be Northern. Build a house out of town. Wear moosehide and sealskin. Park your car in your yard. Pee by the highway. Take your dog to work. Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em. Say “the Yukon” (What gutless bureaucrat dropped the “the”?). Jaywalk. Commute on your quad. Look people in the eye. Don’t shave – and ladies, that goes for you. Curse. Spit. Enter without knocking. Eat bannock, dry-meat and tea. Build campfires in your yard. Shop at the dump. Call the rest of world “Outside.” Kill your cellphone. Kill your dinner. And stop acting like a goddamn southerner.
Photo Credit: JL Gordey