Send Love To Your Favorite Canadian Expat Today, Why Don’t You?

Happy Canada Day, my darlings! And before my American friends ask what in all heck Canada Day is, and I start opining on the legacy of the British North America Act of 1867, you might as well check out the wikipedia page, because tbh, that’s where I’d be pulling my factoids from anyhoozle (#badcanadian). And no, dear ‘Murican brethren, it is not our Independence Day, because we had many gentle moments moving towards independence, culminating in the patriation of said British North America Act from the authority of the Brits to Canada’s legislative bodies—in 1982—by our current Prime Minister’s father! That’s right! Some of you were alive when Canada brought its own foundational documents home.

FWIW, I kicked off my own personal Canada Day celebrations by concurrently kicking off Pride celebrations by seeing noted Canadian / Gay icon Carly Rae Jepson LIVE at the Bill Graham auditorium. The show ended with—you guessed it—more than one rainbow confetti canon spraying out on the crowd.

But the internet waits for no Canuck - TO THE CONTENT!

The Guardian is coming for us Bay Area tech workers: How to speak Silicon Valley: 53 essential tech-bro terms explained. Key quote:

free speech (ph) A constitutionally protected right in the US that is primarily invoked by tech bros and internet trolls when they are asked to stop being assholes. Syn: hate speech. See ideological diversity.

Is Ivanka Trump walking into a few terrible, horrible, no good, very bad “diplomatic” days in North Korea? Well, after the video of her awkwardly attempting to get a world in edgewise with the leader of the IMF and the (elected!!!) leaders of France, Canada and Germany, a video that was rather bitchily and deliciously released by the French Government, we can be sure we’ll have a new multitude of reasons to slam our heads into our desks over the next week.

I am old and therefore do not use TikTok, but now it seems that TikTok is upending the music industry and therefore I am even older?

And finally, gingham is dead. Long live gingham.

You are all lovely. Be kind to each other, and to yourselves.

Xoxo Amy