June 30, 2009

Celebrating Canada Day Ben & Jerry’s style!!


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…

odie3[3] nir·va·na (n.)

An ideal condition of rest, harmony, stability, or joy.

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!!

millionflavours-sm[4] 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

Chocolate-covered almonds

Toffee bits

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!! :-)

BNL BNL’s Endorsement: We support ABC CANADA because we like ice cream with lots of crap in it.

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!?

canada flag map[7] OK, so while I’m busy eating ice cream, here are some all-Canadian posts from our archives that you really should check out :-)

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!!

Moose, Mounties & Muskeg - Images of Canada

Unless, of course, Paul Gross as Benton Fraser on Due South is the one doing the arresting… he can handcuff me any day!! ;-)

Paul-Gross images art

Where was I… oh, yeah, try not to get arrested!!

1. You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.

pennies the offside
2. Citizens may not publicly remove bandages. (Ewwwwww!!!!)
3. Section 331 of the Canadian Criminal Code states that it is illegal to send a telegram or letter threatening a bird.

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…..)

dice-illusion foundshit

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…)

8. It is illegal to kill a sasquatch.

sasquatch nftech
9. The best place in Canada to be imprisoned if you’re a bankrupt drunk is B.C. A law there requires jailers to bring convicted debtors a pint of beer on demand.

10. Driving on the roads is not allowed.

no driving

11. When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.

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

parrot daily mail

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.

peeing wishkoski

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.

tree pixelated geek

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!!)

sharing-ice-cream-cone found shit

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.

slow internet broadband forum

21. It is considered an offense to have more than two colors of paint on your house.

colorful house flickr
22. You may not own a log cabin.

23. The Queen Elizabeth Hotel must feed your horse freely when you rent a room.

QE hotel flickr
24. You may not swear in French. (Colin de bin!!)
25. Citizens may not relieve themselves or spit on the street. Punishable by a fine of over 100 Canadian dollars.

100 bill all nations stamp and coin

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!!!

fireworks cbc

sig purple

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 :-)

And, don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a custom-made tassel from Angela at Angela’s Peony Patch :-) You have till late Thursday afternoon to enter!!


Awesome Sara said...

how fun!!! iwant to live in canada!!!!

Awesome Sara said...

Icecream in canada??? with you??? awesome!!!!!

Maya said...

Absolutely love Ben and Jerry icecreme and usually have 3 pints a week! I see it as a boost in calcium!!!

Christy said...

Well those are some interesting laws I've certainly never heard of before! So funny! Happy Canada Day!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, Happy Canada Day! There are still some outdated laws on the books here too, ridiculous to our thinking today, but nobody's changed them.

Michelle said...!

Happy Canada Day Victoria and Kelly :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Day to you !!!

LOL funny stuff....

I think you have one of the nicest National Anthems I love to hear it !!

Kathy :)

ps there is talk here in the US to change our health care system to a system like yours.....what do you think of yours ??? thanks :)

Verdigris Vie said...

What a fun post - you are too funny.

Happy Canada Day Kelly!! I'll be BBQing in the rain today ..:-)


Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS said...

Not sure which might be yummier -- the ice cream or the Mountie, eh?

Dumbwit Tellher said...

This is too great..really great! Must not remove a band aid in public..ewwww.. Thank goodness I didn't kill any Sasquatches while visiting there.
Enjoy some B & J's for us U.S. folk. I am mighty jealous. Happy Birthday Canada & will be forwarding on your post to my Canadian buddies.

Kat said...

Great post, some of those laws are a scream. (Guess Kelly won't be moving to Kanata anytime soon!)That ice cream flavor - yummy! Might have to visit so I can try it. Kathy

mrsben said...

Kelly, hope you had a great CANADA DAY! These Canuk tidbits certainly gave me a smile, particularly the Mounties' one. (I dated my fare share of them when I was single. Yes there is something to be said about 'a man in a red uniform...smiles.) -Brenda-

amariaf2000 said...

1) I LOVE that Bare Naked Ladies Song B)Why can't we get 1M flavors here in the US?! It looks so freakin good! 3rd) Due South - I totally forgot about that show, but I loved it....Paul is a total hottie in that uniform!
~angela @ peonypatch

Puna said...

Happy Canada Day Kelly! I didn't know you were Canadian:)

Modern Ottawa said...

OMG so many old rules... LOL! We need to review some of them. But more importantly, I gotta try that B&J :) Happy Canada Day/weekend!
- Marie

Diane Schuller said...

Those are fun to read -- don't know how you dug those up but they're a real insight into the past -- amazing how laws & bylaws remain on the books even long past their "due date" :~D

shinyswords said...

AMAZING!!! Never Have I wanted So MUCH to Move to Canada and become a Mountie. Your Site Rocks.
- Shinyswords

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