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I am currently in Canada. I haven't been here since 2003.

The border guard was not amused by the large amount of telecom gear in my Car, but I wasn't searched.

Canada is almost like here but different enough to make me question reality. Why? Kilometers, neighbour. It just slightly different here. I might go gambling and might stay until tomorrow. Who knows what adventures await!

Ps: they serve fries with gravy here. Unquestionably awesome!


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Dec. 2nd, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
its not going across that is the issue, usually it is the coming back (on the us-side) where they are pricks and search happy.

as far as i know, the us is the only place where milage is used. everywhere else uses metric.

glad to see that you are once again able to freely travel (and enjoy it). :)
Dec. 2nd, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
According to a canadian at a party last night, road signs in London are in miles, though the speeds are km/h.

I've never been there, so I can't confirm.

There's a random stretch of road in Kentucky where the exit signs are in km and miles with the km first!
Dec. 2nd, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
er....not last night, a couple weeks ago. Where is my brain today!
Dec. 3rd, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
You are incorrect, sir!

I just got done watching the latest episode of Torchwood, a spin-off of Dotor Who from the BBC. One of the plot points was a stolen SUV, which had a homing unit in it. They character with the tracker said the SUV was "about 4.3 miles that way".

And also, you know what you buy paint for the walls in your house with in Canada? By the gallon...
Dec. 4th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
How do you buy your milk in Canada? By the bag.

And the UK is just wacky. They have things like the Imperial Gallon and stuff like that.
Dec. 2nd, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Did you have poutine, or just fries and gravy? Poutine is fries and gravy with cheese curds. mmmmm, heart attack in a bowl!
Dec. 3rd, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
fries and gravy
Dec. 3rd, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
Just the name of it makes me shiver...

I remember the first time I saw it on a sign over in Windsor. What the HELL is poutine I asked my date...
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Dec. 3rd, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
Currently London. I'll be in Toronto tomorrow hopefully.

I've taken a liking to these things that are called something like "Crispies" or whatever. They're like little noodle shaped chips with delicious flavors on them.

(or is it flavours here?)
Dec. 3rd, 2006 09:27 am (UTC)
Oooh, have you seen the ketchup or pickle flavored kettle chips yet? I dared my sister to eat a ketchup flavored one and it was pretty gross.
Dec. 3rd, 2006 10:12 am (UTC)
You really, really need to watch the movie The Whole Nine Yards pretty soon now. The condiment habits of Canadians, vs. those of Americans is a constant comic subtext in the film. Plus, it's generally just funny as all hell.
Dec. 3rd, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
Poutine. It's just strange.
Dec. 3rd, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
What I want to know though, is how you are doing without Diet Moutnain Dew? Bring your own supply?
Dec. 4th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
of course. I know they're weird about caffiene there, so I brought my own. :)
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