And as I prepare for that quick trip to the beach, let me quickly indulge in my other pastime: Torontonian bating.
My selected Torontonian today is an American immigrant who chose Toronto (Mississauga) because Canada is such a great country.
Don't you hate people who confuse Toronto with Canada? Toronto is to Canada what Paris is to France, London to England or New York to the USA: irelevant.
L-Girl in her We Moved To Canada blog explains how she left the horrible United States for the social paradise that is Canada. But yet, she lives as close to the USA border as she can without getting wet. Worse, she seems to spend all her spare time there, back in the USA. And not just to visit family and friends, but to explore the horrible country she abandoned.
I say, to be accepted as a landed immigrant, people should first prove that they've been to at least 50% of Canadian provinces.
You don't get married on the first date, and you shouldn't move to Canada unless you've experienced many of its parts. But if you do, at least have the decency of visiting your new country! Especially if you insist on writing about how great it is and encouraging others to move to Canada!
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SHANGHAI, China (AP) - Chinese cat lovers mobilized online to save a truck load of cats from the cooking pot, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Veteran Shanghai cat rescuer Duo Zirong started off her mission of deliverance on Friday when she called police to stop a truck stuffed with some 800 live cats, the China Daily said. The standoff happened at a parking lot in a southern suburb of Shanghai. It continued for hours while cat lovers spread word of the incident online, eventually raising the equivalent of US$1,320 in donations to buy the whole load.
They now hope to place them in homes after posting their pictures and profiles on the Internet.
"They were so frightened," it quoted one of the rescuers, Huo Puyang, as saying.
"Some bit people when they tried to let them out of the boxes. Some still hide in dark corners and will not come out for food," Huo said.
Cat meat is considered a delicacy in southern China and cats are sold live to markets where they are slaughtered fresh for customers.