Friday, October 30, 2009
"O, Birthday Boy!"
It's no secret: American/Canadian relations have been strained over the years.
And, if it's not my fellow countrymen booing the Canadian National Anthem, then it's Calgary's favorite son dissing the United States:
In the summer of 2006, That Bootleg Family spent a week in Vancouver. Next summer, we're going back for another week. I love that place: Ketchup Lay's potato chips, the ubiquitous little Maple Leaf imbedded inside distinctly American Logos, Sportscentre and – OMG – these guys!
Speaking of which, since I began this little anonymous internet gig, I've been fortunate enough to pick up readers from north of border. And, one of them has a birthday today!
So, to m'man Scott from Vancouver – with love from your wife – happy birthday from the entire Bootleg Family. I hope the poutine was plentiful. I wanted to get this up sooner, but today we scheduled "family portrait day" and Mrs. Bootleg nearly killed…
Nah, I'll save the write-up for later. Consider it a belated birthday gift.
(Spoiler Alert: Everyone survived the photo shoot.)