In honour of Canada Day, I’ve got a double celebration going on!! Head over to Paul’s blog, Kitchen and Residential Design, and learn all kinds of fun and interesting facts about Canada. But check out some serious Canadian ice cream nirvana before you go…
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Wowsers!! I’m drooling. All over my keyboard and onto the floor. Because Ben & Jerry’s has a new fantabulous ice cream flavour. Sorry to all our US and worldwide blog buddies, but it’s a Canadian exclusive. How cool is that, to have an official Canadian ice cream?? :-) YAY CANADA!!
The new ice cream flavour is called If I Had 1,000,000 Flavours. It’s named after the Barenaked Ladies’ song, If I Had 1,000,000 Dollars. Just feel your mouth water and your taste buds go into contortions as you read what’s in it…
Chocolate & vanilla ice cream
White chocolate chunks
Peanut butter cups
OH MY GOD. Can ice cream get any better than that?!?!??! I think not. I mean, this is perfect. This is the epitome of ice cream. This is all the yummiest things to eat all rolled into one. This is packed with a bazillion calories and absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever!! And I went to the grocery store TODAY and picked up a couple of pints!! Hmmmm… it’s called If I Had 1,000,000 Flavours — I should have picked up one pint per flavour?! :-D
And to make this ice cream even sweeter — if that’s actually possible!! — BNL are donating their share of proceeds from sales of the ice cream to the ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation. Which TOTALLY takes the guilt out of eating too much ice cream!! :-)
I’ll let you know how it tastes later today. Somebody will have to pry the spoon out of my hand so I can type. Although on second thought, who needs two hands to type!?
- Ottawa artist Jill Alexander
- New Brunswick artist Matt LeBlanc
- Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant — Most Beautiful Block
- Jelly Bean Row in St. John’s, Newfoundland — Part I
- Jelly Bean Row in St. John’s, Newfoundland — Part II
- Neigbhourhood Tour — Vancouver’s Granville Island
- The world’s largest tulip festival — Ottawa, Ontario
And while you’re here visiting Canada, keep these laws in mind — we don’t want our blogger buddies getting into trouble with the Mounties!!
Unless, of course, Paul Gross as Benton Fraser on Due South is the one doing the arresting… he can handcuff me any day!! ;-)
Where was I… oh, yeah, try not to get arrested!!
1. You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.
ALBERTA PROVINCIAL LAWS
4. Businesses must provide rails for tying up horses.
5. Wooden logs may not be painted.
6. You may never use dice to play craps. (Ummmm…..)
7. If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town. (And then get yourself sent right back to jail. So this is why businesses must provide rails for tying up horses…)
BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCIAL LAWS
8. It is illegal to kill a sasquatch.
NEW BRUNSWICK PROVINCIAL LAW
10. Driving on the roads is not allowed.
NOVA SCOTIA PROVINCIAL LAW
11. When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.
QUEBEC PROVINCIAL LAW
12. All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French. If the business operator wishes to have English on the sign, the French must be at least twice as large as the English is. There are no laws governing the usage of other languages on signs. Bill 101 (Passed 1976)
Getting on my soapbox here… having lived in Quebec till I was 30, I have some strong opinions about the language police. Yes, that’s what they’re called. They look for signs and anything else that they deem too English and slap a fine down. This one takes the cake… A pet store owner was threatened with fines because a parrot in the store spoke to customers in English only. Wonder what would have happened if the language police had been confronted by Barney the foul-mouthed parrot…
13. Bylaw states that no more than 3.5 inches of water is allowed in a bathtub.
14. If you have a water trough in your front yard it must be filled by 5:00 a.m.
15. The city is classified as a no-pee zone.
16. The color of house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws (a purple door get you a fine). It is also illegal to have a clothes line in your backyard. (Seriously, how stupid is this?!?!?)
17. It's illegal to climb trees.
18. It is illegal to eat ice-cream on Bank Street on a Sunday. (That’s fine, I’ll be eating my Ben & Jerry’s in my backyard!!)
19. You can't drag a dead horse down Yonge St. on a Sunday. (Is it OK to do it other days?!)
20. Residents are not allowed to have an Internet connection faster than 56k.
21. It is considered an offense to have more than two colors of paint on your house.
23. The Queen Elizabeth Hotel must feed your horse freely when you rent a room.
26. All exterior painting jobs require a permit for colour.
Don’t forget to keep the Canada Day party going by visiting Kitchen & Residential Design… I think you'll find it educational, and fun too :-)
Have a safe and crime-free Canada Day!!!
P.S. Next Wednesday, we’ll be starting our summer feature, Rewind Wednesdays. We’ll be re-posting some our favourite older posts while we’re outdoors enjoying the summer weather :-) We’d love to have you participate… we’ll have Mr. Linky up next Tuesday around 9:00PM for everyone who wants to spend more time being beach bums and less time being bloggers :-)