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SA: gtheaddesk
Posted on 2007.01.07 at 18:44
where am I: Work, Providence, RI, New England, USA
How I feel about it all: confusedconfused
Soundtrack: tikka-takka of keyboards at work
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Okay, so I said to topaz7 over here, and I quote, re: the Fourth of July:

"why isn't it called United States Day? Is it because we might actually forget that it's on July 4?... I mean, really, if I can remember Willie Nelson's birthday, I can remember the birthday of my own country."



Except that apparently? I can't:

Me to co-worker: So, we get time and a half today, right?

Co-worker: *practically gives the Evil Eye* Huh?

Me: Um. Yeah. Right, I meant Wednesday. Er.

Co-worker: *gives confused and possibly 'should I have this person committed now?' look*

Me: *scurries off*

Next vacation? I'm going to Philadelphia. Or Boston. Or Washington, DC.

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Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-07-01 20:26 (UTC) ()
Bwahahaha!

Just send in your application for citizenship and get it over with already!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-07-02 01:27 (UTC) ()
Well, hmm. I actually did pretty darn well on the Citizenship test.

But...but...there's the whole having to live there for three years and woe. I do not like snow, Steve I Am.
Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-07-02 04:10 (UTC) ()
You do not like snow, so you say,
Try it! Try it! and you may!
Try it and you may, i say.

*adds hastily-googled icon*

You're telling me there's no snow in R.I.? Odd, I kinda pictured it more winter-like in winter. Though even Toronto barely gets any snow these days.

v. impressive on the citizenship test, btw
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-07-02 16:05 (UTC) ()
You do not like snow, so you say,
Try it! Try it! and you may!
Try it and you may, i say.


I do not like snow, it is cold!
It makes my bones ache; I am OLD.

You're telling me there's no snow in R.I.? Odd, I kinda pictured it more winter-like in winter.

It IS winter-like. With Snow. I'm not so struck on living in RI, either. I'm here because my family is here. patchfire wants me to go live in Atlanta. Which is on the list of Possibilites for Later On. But then, so is Nova Scotia, because it just is.

Though even Toronto barely gets any snow these days.

That's because Buffalo heads it off at the pass. And, y'know, that pesky Climate Change thing.

I remember watching a news story when all that cold was happening in Eastern North America last winter about how Ontarians were lamenting that their weather wasn't its usual freezing self because woe and angst, it was too warm for the water to freeze in the backyard hockey rinks. I was seriously torn between thinking, "oh, yeah, that really must suck" and "OMGROFL". And IIRC, it got pretty darned cold around Toronto later in the winter. It sure did here.

v. impressive on the citizenship test, btw

"Your score: 94% (104/111)" *is dorkily proud*

I do admit to changing three answers which were obviously me clicking too fast. One was "The PM is...", another was something about what the flag looks like (I got dyslexic with colours because I didn't look close enough at the question). I forget what the other one was, but it was equally obvious. They wouldn't let me do-over like that IRL, however.

The ones I really got wrong, alas, were all about British Columbia (*note to self: It's Victoria, not Vancouver*). Which means I should visit sometime. I did get the Premier right, though. I'm guessing this test is the one they give you in BC, because I don't think they care in Sydney if you know who the opposition leader is in BC. I mean, I have no idea who the lieutenant governor of Nebraska is. Or the governor, for that matter.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-07-02 16:25 (UTC) ()

*rickafracka LJ not letting me edit for spelling an' stuff*

Okay, I lied. They weren't ALL about BC.
One was: "Name six responsibilities of citizenship." The correct answer was d.) Vote, help others, care for our heritage and environment, obey Canada's laws, respect the rights of others, eliminate injustice.

I mean, come on, eliminate injustice? Liek, WIPE OUT ALL INJUSTICE EVERYWHERE IN CANADA? I thought that was a silly answer, because if it were the case, a.) Every Canadian would wear a cape and suit with a big S on the chest (and that would look horrible on some people, let me tell you). And it would mean that Canada's citizens are shirking their responsibilities, because AFAIK there's still plenty of injustice in Canada.

My answer was c.) Care for the environment, don't litter, pay taxes, obey the law, help others, respect others. Which makes more sense because it's actually doable.


The other (sort of) non-BC one was: What did the government do to make immigration to western Canada much easier?

The answer was d. Built a railway across the Prairies to the Pacific Coast, and yeah, I knew that this happened, sure. I know my Gordon Lightfoot Basic History.
My answer was c.) Offered cheap land. Which they also did. So I maintain that either answer is correct. *argues with CIC, but respectfully so they won't put me on some black list*
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