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Monday, February 24, 2014

The (Inexplicable) Things We Do

(NOTE: It has already been pointed out that the team Canada played for a gold medal was Sweden. It could have been Atlantis, for all that it mattered. But I did screw this piece up, and I thank the eagle-eyed reader that caught my muck-up...)

Yesterday morning, much like what was happening all across the rest of Canada, Mrs. That Dan Guy and I got up before the crack of dawn. We awoke before night shift workers had punched their time clocks and gone home.

We got up to watch the gold medal final between Canada and Switzerland. Because it was hockey...

Talk about a stereotype (or talk "abut", for that matter, while we're on the subject of stereotypes...)!

I wish I could say this was the first time we've done this, but it is not. We've dragged ourselves out of bed even earlier in the past.

The funny thing now is how much social media has changed everyday life. I couldn't post my first tweet of the day, as we did sleep in a little bit, PVRing the start of the game.

Once we had fast-forwarded and caught up to real time, I was able to read Facebook and Twitter posts, and friends from coast-to-coast had clearly been up from the start of the game, posting live streams of comments.

Yes, we are crazed in Canada.

Hockey-crazed, as much of a stereotype that may be.

Oh Canada!!!



Mrs That Dan Guy said...

Ah yes, but it is a tradition we must honour. It was an AWESOME game and Gold, nothing but Gold for Team Canada. Yahoooooo! (Yeehaw from Calgary)

ThatDanGuy said...

We Are The Champions....