On the cbc.ca homepage the other day, I saw this advertisment:
MAN!! A few years ago I went to Alberta to visit family and my cousin NIK had a version of hockey night on her phone. When I got back to California, I told a few of my fellow Canadian geek friends about it. Joe immediately made his own and put it on his phone.
I still haven’t figured out how to make my own ringtones, but when I saw this one–I wanted it. I texted the word Canada to 311311, but my request gets lost going across the border. When I tried to text my vote for Rach when she was in the Battle of the Beats on Hot 89.9 FM in Ottawa, I got the same message. Maybe there is a country code I have to prefix the message with or something.
I love it. It says–descretely enough–that I am Canadian–without having to run around being obnoxious about it. That’s what nobody likes–an obnoxious Canadian (that could be an oxymoron–an obnoxious Canadian–ha!). It would be like a secret code–only other Canadians would recognize it when it rang. It would be like wearing my CBC t-shirt in LAX or my Tabarnac t-shirt when I’m pissed off. It would say: I am Canadian. I may live in the States for awhile–but basically–my name is Jennifer and I am Canadian.