Saturday, May 22, 2010

Crazy busy week

And now it's Victoria Day Long Weekend, or as we sometimes refer to it here in the Great White North, the "May Two-Four" holiday.

For those of you who are not Canadian, a "two-four" is what we Canucks call a case of 24 beers. And this weekend is our official start of summer. And we celebrate by planting our gardens, opening up the summer cottage and sharing a two-four with friends over a barbeque. The stress of getting through another long, dark, cold Canadian winter is behind us and we're ready for sunshine and good times.

But first, we have to survive the blackflies. That's where the two-four comes in handy.

Happy Birthday Queen Victoria. I shall raise a cold brew in your honour!


Debby said...

I'm thinking I'd raise a glass to Queen Victoria if it got me a three day weekend.

kc dyer said...

Hey, you know it's only a two four in the Eastern part of the GWN, eh? We poor westerners can only buy our beer by the dozen. NO such thing as a two-four out here...

Enjoy the weekend!


BB said...

We call 'em cartons... four six packs in a carton. Am loving the exchange of important cultural points of difference here in blogworld, aren't you?

dykewife said...

alas, our may long weekend is being spent huddled inside while winds howl and rain pours from the skies. happily it's not that evil sky dandruff, but it does make for miserable camping. hence the reason i'm sitting at my computer in my living room.

also alas, i'm allergic to the hops in beer so i'll have to raise a glass of iced tea, warmed up because it's freakishly cold outside.

A Novel Woman said...

kc, are you kidding me? I had no idea you were limited to buying your beer in such meager portions. It's bad enough one has to go to a special store to buy beer and a separate one to buy liquor (at least in Ontario, and as I recall, in B.C.) but you can't even buy it in a case of 24?! Here in Quebec, I'm proud to say you can buy beer or wine in any corner store or grocery store. Viva Quebec!

Dykewife, I'd love to see some rain around here. It's hot, hot, hot and very dry!

And I don't drink beer very often, and when I do, it's Guinness. I prefer a good Scotch whisky or a gin and tonic, preferably while sitting on my dock.