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Did You Know...(#1)

Thursday, March 09, 2006

My brain is in complete work mode and won't shut off. You might assume this is a bad thing, but it isn't. The best way I can describe it is fireworks in my brain. I have so many ideas and have wonderful collaborators on interesting and meaningful research projects. The writing is going really well, and ...what more can I say?

So it is hard for me to slow the brain down a notch and think about blog topics, but I thought I would start a weekly post on the theme of "Did you know?"...mostly with Canadian content that most of you might not know or have heard about.

Did You Know (#1):

That the Canadian Military are now in command of the multinational brigade in Kandahar, Afghanistan. And that we have been there since 2001 as a direct result of September 11...

"Canada participated in the UN-mandated International Security Assistance Force, which was created in late 2001 to help bring stability to the country. Canada ended its role in late 2005 and committed a battle group of about 2,000 personnel to Kandahar in early 2006. Canadian Brigadier General David Fraser was to take the command of the multinational brigade consisting of Canadian, British and Dutch troops in March 2006." (CBC News)

More information on Canada's role can be obtained from the Government of Canada web site on "Rebuilding Afghanistan"

As well, just so you are aware just how important Tim Horton's coffee is to Canadians, the Canadian Government is working on arrangements to set up the first Tim Horton's in Afghanistan. Good cup of Timmies in the morning, and that'll do the job.

Stay safe friends.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    The stuff I learn through blogging. Thanks!

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Thanx for the military info..I had no idea.

    Love Tim Hortons..Go Canada!

    Did you hear the controversary with the roll up the rim contest in quebec? Young girl finds cup in garbage..Another girl helps her roll up the rim of the cup because she was having trouble. Bingo! It's a winner of the Car. Now the 2 famillies are in a feud battling it out who gets the prize. The young girl or the teen who helped her out. Crazy!

  1. Blogger Foxy said:

    i might have to read this again in the morning...my brain is already overloaded for the day..hehe. :)

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    Will they have roll up the rim to win over there?
    I don't know if this is a good thing, but my brain is never over loaded.

  1. Blogger Skye said:

    Have a nice warm evenning. :)

  1. Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said:

    Very interesting. That's what I like about blogging ... you learn things that you wouldn't ordinarily have the opportunity to learn about, unless you specifically look those things up. Thank you, Cathy. Have a great weekend, take care, Meow

  1. Blogger x said:

    cathy's brain in work mode is a very sexy brain. ;)

  1. Blogger Dr. Deb said:

    What you learn from surfing the blogosphere. Wow...

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Love your idea Did You Know...very interesting.

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    Did you change your template?
    It looks so pretty -
    or is it too early - and weird,
    there was no coffee when I woke
    up - so I am drinking Yerbe Matte
    Green tea mix - hmmm


  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Keep up that "work mode" and make the most of those ideas. It's so great when we feel creative and we can function on a higher speed and level. Enjoy :)

  1. Blogger JM said:

    I've had Tim Horton's once. It was pretty good. But why over there?

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    I did not know any of this :)

    There are Tim Horton's in Maine, but I've never seen any around here. Could use a cup of coffee right now...

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    You're welcome! :)

    Yes, I heard about it; crazy!!

    I completely understand!

    I hadn't even thought about the roll up the rim...they should have it but with military gear.

    It is chilly; rainy and damp and windy.

    I like learning new things fomr my blog friends that live in other places, and that's why I decided to do this for maybe one day a week.

    You think so?...what does a sexy brain look like?

    I learn a lot from you!

    You do a lot of these kinds of posts and I really enjoy them; like the Cinderella glas slipper/I mean bunny slipper:)

    I changed my template in December; but that was before your time.

    Devil Modd;
    Work mode is on pause today; but it will be in full swing again next week; too many good ideas and things going on!

    Tim Horton's is pretty much all the only coffee the majority of Canadians drink, and because they have everything from Pizza Hut to McDonald's for the troops (because of the former Americans there, who have since left), the Canadians asked to have Tims. I think it's the least they can have!

    I switch back and forth between Tims and Starbucks...and I've passed my coffee drinking time of the day.

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