Why doesn't Vermont just annex itself to Canada and get it over with?
I cried my entire way through the ice dancing competition during the Olympics. I was rooting for the Canadian pair, although I loved Meryl Davis and Charlie White also. And I was also rooting for the—dare I say it out loud?—the Canadian hockey team. Canadians had won so few medals and in their own country too. They were the underdogs; I always root for the underdog; this used to be an American trait. Americans win too many medals. I wanted Canadians to win at least some. I've got to admit though that some of the Americans who won gold, like Evan Lysacek, were amazingly gracious in victory. I was proud of them, of him.
Canadians are a lot like Vermonters. They're modest, self-effacing, not pushy.
The day after the U.S. beat Canada in hockey, the American goalie was on the street in Vancouver and a Canadian stopped him saying, "You're that American goalie!" What came next was the Canadian versi