Monthly Archives: September 2010

Yes, that’s milk!

One of the truly strange things to this So Cal gals’ eyes is the way the Canadians package some of their milk.  That’s right: milk.  There are the “normal” 1/2 gallon cartons that I grew up with in So Cal. … Continue reading

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Rules of the Road

I went yesterday and surrendered my California drivers license to the province of Ontario.  In exchange, they gave me a slip of paper that in 4 to 6 weeks will be replaced by my Ontario drivers license.  It was kind … Continue reading

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The Thrill of Victory…

So, are all you Americans looking forward the Games?  You know, the international ones held every four years?  They were held in Melbourne 4 years ago.  They’ll be in Glasgow in 2014.  And they’re just about to start in Delhi! … Continue reading

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Can’t watch it on Hulu

One of the weirdest things to get used to up here in Canada is the fact that we don’t have access to all the same sites on the internet as in the United States.  Case in point is Hulu. If … Continue reading

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Canadian Tire sells what?

One of the things I’m really having a hard time getting over is that there are no Target Stores anywhere in Canada.  I never realized before just how much I depended on Target for inexpensive, stylish and convenient items.  Whenever … Continue reading

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Missing Trader Joe’s, but…

One of the saddest things I had to leave behind in So Cal (besides my friends, family and In-and-Out Burger) is the fact that there are no Trader Joe’s anywhere in Canada.  Sigh.  They don’t even have one in Buffalo … Continue reading

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You Think You’re “Green?”

I have learned that Torontonians are incredibly environmentally conscientious.  Now, I used to think that California is no slouch on this issue – except for our love and passion for our cars.  My dad had us recycling aluminum cans before … Continue reading

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No Liquor Stores!

This one took me a while to notice: there are no liquor stores in Toronto.  There are convenience stores all around, but they don’t sell any alcohol at all.  Their main item for sale is milk.  (That’s right, milk!  And … Continue reading

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Metric? Maybe…

Everyone knows that Canada is on the metric system, right?  So, when we decided to move here, I started trying to reconcile Celsius to Fahrenheit, miles to kilometres, grams to ounces, gallons to litres, etc, etc.  (You know, it’s fun … Continue reading

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Nobody Walks In LA

The 80s band Missing Persons did get this one right: nobody walks in LA.  Unless, of course, you’re walking from your car to your destination, because you had to park so far away.  But, otherwise, nobody walks in LA or … Continue reading

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