Today is a holiday in Canada. And possibly other parts of the world like Australia and such, but I’m not entirely sure. Because I’m drunk.
We call this holiday “Victoria Day”. At least that’s what’s printed on our calendars. Most people refer to it as the May 2-4 (pronounced two, four) weekend, in honour of the cases of beer that are purchased, imbibed and then – among the younger crowd – thrown up over this first weekend of the summer.
Oh! And Victoria Day also happens to fall on whichever weekend is closest to May 24th. So it all works out in a perfect Canadian-like way. 24th … 2-4 … get it? Do Americans call a case of beer a 2-4? Just curious.
Because I’m feeling all patriotic and slurry and stuff because of this Victoria Day Weekend, I’m going to show some Sponsor-Love to my fellow Canadians who are nice enough to advertise on my site and keep things rolling around here.
Without sponsors I would be forced to drink RC Cola and shop at the 50 cent store, as opposed to the Dollar Store. And frankly, I’m klassier than that.
As you all know I love costume jewellery. Is it still called costume jewellery? Or was Doris Day the last person to use that term? Regardless, I love jewellery that costs less than $100 and has huge impact. So when I went browsing around Lost Apostle’s Etsy site, I found a few things I LOVE. My very, very, absolute, very favourite is this …
Why yes! It is a handful of pills hanging off a chain. I cannot explain why I love this so much or what demented part of me needs to own it. I just love it. The same way I “just love” actual pills. Just jokin’. Unless we’re talking about my migraine medication. In which case, those pills and I have a bona fide love affair, complete with a 3 day honeymoon once a month.
I’m also especially fond of this … the cassette tape on a chain. Because I remember cassettes. Because I still have an entire cupboard filled with cassettes I refuse to get rid of. I love you Dwight Yoakam.
Go check out the fine workings of Lost Apostle’s bronze jewellery. I’m think you’ll like it. Hic.
Another Canadian on my sponsor list is Nancy Zimmerman. Money Coach Extraordinaire! (She’s not a financial planner)
Here’s Nancy’s story which is partially made up and partially true. She used to live in Vancouver, which is where the idea for planning people’s money came from. She was forced to think about her own money management when (this next part might not be true) she realized she was spending $17,314 a day on candy. Nancy recently moved to the far North (Alaska or the Yukon or something) where (this next part might not be true) she advises seal skin mittens on how to manage their money.
Seriously though … the idea of not using a money coach seems kindda stupid. MOST people have no idea how to manage their money. They don’t know where to spend, where to save and how much to invest. She has clever, easy money saving tips that anyone can benefit from. If you are Donald Trump you will not benefit from Nancy’s services. If you are anyone else, you probably will. (Nancy isn’t fond of Donald. Neither am I for that matter so I’m sure Nancy and I would get along famously if we ever met in real life. Unless she tried to steal my candy)
If you tooooo would like to advertise on The Art of Doing Stuff, just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re lucky, I might make stuff up about you too! You can also click here to read more about my ad sizes and rates. I’m now scheduling ads for June, so let me know as soon as possible if you’d like in.
Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to get back to my Canadian long weekend. Hic.
O.K. I’m not really drunk. Although Friday night I did walk home from the store with a case of 12 Diet Cokes in each hand. Which would be my version of the perfect Canadian 2-4. (Don’t worry Nancy … it was on sale)