Friday, June 30, 2006

Canada Day!

July 1st is the day that Canada celebrates its independence. It's their 4th of July, if you will. This year it falls on a Saturday which happens to be a day much more conducive to drinking than the Tuesday on which our Independence Day falls. So the Spousal Unit and I are holding a Canada Day party. We're supplying Sahlen's Hot Dogs (The World's, nay, the UNIVERSE'S greatest hot dogs), burgers, turkey Italian sausage, a few varieties of Canadian beer and the traditional pyrotechnic type activities. Our invitees are supplying the sides and desserts. Sound like fun? I hope so.

In my never ending quest to keep the Spousal Unit enamored with me I have made the effort to learn "O Canada" in the traditional half English/ half French version. I've known the English version forever since I'm from Buffalo, NY which is practically Canada but I needed to learn the French portion. For whatever reason when Sylvia hears it half and half before a hockey game it totally gets her motor running. Ergo, I learned it. Here's to Canada and a Spousal Unit with a purring motor!

16 comments:

elle_rigby said...

*sigh*, how come I never get invited to your parties? uggghhhhh.

By "motor going", are you referring to turning her on. Because in that case, you must have a voice like Elvis.

sylvia said...

It was fun Elle. Wish you could have been there!

Dirty Bunny said...

You two sound like such a fun couple. Did you have fireworks? And I do mean the flammable kind, and not the personal kind. ;o)

Party Girl said...

I had no idea I was being so international with my; beer drinking, hot dog eating, illegal fireworks, Diet Coke exploding day of good cheer on Saturday!

sylvia said...

We did have fireworks - and they are legal where we live! Phollower and a friend of ours (Michizzle) picked them out. And they did a great job. Ooos and Ahhhs all around and only a few heart palpitations as they went off over our house. I am a sparklers kind of woman. When the biggest one they chose went off, the noise of it taking off was so loud that the party-goers went silent wondering where Phollower would sleep that night if the explosion matched the take-off. It was pretty much the most I could have handled, and a really cool firework! So he got to sleep in bed with me.

Phollower said...

Yeah, we had a great time.

ELLE- Of course you were invited. Didn't you get your invitation? I bet Steph was jealous so she threw it out. I'd punch her if I were you. Don't tell her why, she should know.

DB- As Sylvia mentioned, yup we had fireworks. It was the first time we ever had "real" fireworks. You know, beyond sparklers and such. It went well. The neighborhood is still intact.

PG- I expect to see hot dog eating pictures for the next HNT.

limpy99 said...

Actually, Blackie's makes the best hot dogs. But it's mostly in the relish. Although not Canadien, (or is it Canadian; I can never remember), I also find the bilingual anthem pretty cool at the hockey games. And there ain't nothing wrong with cold Molson Ale.

elle_rigby said...

Ah, Sylvia, I'm so thrilled I would have been invited.

You missed out on mini above ground swimming pool time with beer and good looking boys. (Sylvia, not you, Phollower).

Phollower, you're a crazy bastard. I punch Steph all the time. She usually has black eyes that she insists are just from lack of sleep (she loves me too much to ever admit our abusive relationship).

And both of you are totally invited to our next soiree. The big 2-1/2-5 is right around the corner.

Steph said...

I did not throw away any invitations. Don't lie and get Elle's hopes up, just let her know that you didn't invite her.

Steph said...

And she's lying...I kick her ass all the time

Phollower said...

I would pay big money to watch that. Maybe I'll stock up on Jell-o and I can bring the 2 of you in for entertainment for next year's celebration. I bet dancers are really bendy. Do either of you have any allergies to artificial lime flavoring?

And about that invite... maybe Steph is right. But I'd punch her for making you feel bad. And for whatever else you can come up with. But seriously, if I thought there was a chance in h-e-double hockey sticks that the two of you would've made the 14 hour drive so you could drink beer and watch our $35 firework display you would totally have gotten an e-vite.

sylvia said...

Elle - next time you are having a pool party (mini or not) with beer and good looking boys, don't let me invite get lost in the mail! Phollower would be ok with me going. He knows I have eyes for others, but hands only for him.

Phollower said...

Honey, the excuse "I didn't use my hands" is not going to work so don't try it.

tbpickens said...

Canadian hot dogs! They even took our hot dogs and made them better- isn't full contact strip clubs enough one upping?

Phollower said...

The hot dogs aren't Canadian, they're Buffalonian but that's pretty close. You're right about the strip clubs though. Although in Buffalo it's referred to as "The Canadian Ballet".

elle_rigby said...

Sylvia, you got it. Foot jobs rule!