Monday, June 26, 2006

Red and White Forver!

Just a short post to let all of you Saskatoon folks (those who care at least) know that I'll be in town this coming weekend for Canada Day. I'll arrive early Friday afternoon, and leaving Tuesday morning. Roll out the poker chips, fireworks, and beer! See you all soon!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

There is no Joy in Oilville

For the last couple of days, a subdued air has hung over Edmonton. Until I lived in a hockey town, I didn't realize how much the fortunes of a sports team could affect the mood of thousands of people. As my good buddy Anders put it, you can't expect that after months and months of building excitment and expectation disappointment will disappear over night. That said, I expect that by the start of the next hockey season we'll be sufficiently recovered from our disappointment to make another run at the cup. Next year in Edmonton...

The whole playoff run has also provided me with seemingly endless opportunity for self-reflection. For one thing, how is it that I, a self-confessed anti-sports junkie, could get so caught up in playoff fever that I actually cared how the series turned out? Perhaps this is the beginning of a new phase in my existence. Next thing you know I'll be at Taylor Field in October naked save for green shorts, green body paint, and a melon-head.

Well, that's enough navel gazing for one day, who knew that I would ever devote an entire blog post to sports? I leave you with the incisive commment made by one of my buddies from work at the conclusion of Game seven:

WHAT... THE... HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Let's hope it's NOT a quiet summer!

This just in!!! Hooray for Bono and the boys! I don't want to sound callous, but I think it's high time Bono took a hiatus from saving the world and went back to the studio. GO BONO GO!!!