Friday, July 31, 2009

Why 'Kick me out Soon'?

Why did I pick the name of my blog to be 'Kick me out soon'? Well its more of a play on Americans saying 'damned foreigners!' to me. My neighbours have told it to me, co-workers have told me and construction supervisors I worked for said it to me. Hell, I went for a job interview about 3 months ago and the first thing he said was, 'so your a damned Canadian huh?'. LOL
Canadians and Americans have this great sibling rivalry going on. We have so much in common, but also enough differences that its fun to poke fun at each other. Its actually been one of the best things about being in the US. Its one of the things I am going to miss here as well. I have great neighbours and we watch out for each other and help each other out with things, hang out, bbq, play games and just in general are real nice to each other. You can buy the nicest house on the block, but you can't buy good neighbours.

The other thing I'm going to miss is Carl's Jr and Arby's. That there is some good eating. Dammit, now I'm craving Arby's.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

First post!!

I suppose I should say I'm not a blogger, and don't really get the whole concept of why its so popular. Maybe its my age (38), or maybe its just that I'm not 'hip', maybe I'm a little bit 'square' and I'm not into all the new 'jive' talk. (this is a joke)

Word of warning: My humour is a more deadpan, subtle, style.

So why am I starting a blog if I'm not a blogger? Well I need help, which is why there is a paypal link. I'll explain more the more I blog, but the short version is my wife & I decided to move back to Canada. My wife is American and I came here to be with her, but I've been unemployed for over a year and a half now, and the way California's economy is going, thats not going to change anytime soon. Canada's economy is doing a lot better than the US's is, and my home province (Manitoba) is a decent place to move back to. Rent is cheap, work is available and there is schooling for both the wife & I to take. So thats why we are moving.

Why the paypal link? I am hoping that readers will feel kindly and donate $1 or more to help us move. Since I am out of work, and my wife's home based business has taken a dive we are barely hanging on as it is and cannot save enough to pay for the move. We are selling things to help pay, and I may link to ebay or amazon, but I may not. I'm not overly comfortable doing the whole thing anyway, and I don't want to push it.

So there it is and besides the whole begging for money thing I hope you'll stay around and read my forthcoming posts.