Sunday, December 30, 2007

a busy sunday

washington is in with their win over dallas and will play seattle in the wild card playoff game while the giants visit tampa bay. san diego will play either cleveland or tennessee. cleveland won while tennessee is currently in indy. pittsburgh will play jacksonville in the wild card game.

update tennessee 16 indianapolis 10. titans get last afc spot.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

world jr. hockey championships

after beating the czech republic yesterday 3-0, canada beat slovakia 2-0 today at the world jrs held in the czech republic this year. it's their 20th straight win dating back to the start of the 2005 tournament. they play sweden on saturday at noon on tsn

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

boxing day means....................

1: the in-between part between christmas and new year's. 2: the terrorist shoppers hit the malls looking for "savings" although personally i think theyre wasting time in the malls. 3: the eventual removal of all the christmas stuff (and no movies to be made). the slow christmas removal in my room has commenced and will eventually end in january.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

ho ho ho merry christmas

merry christmas to all. hopefully it was a good one. no complaints here. had a christmas roast for dinner last night. twas very good.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

week 16 in nfl featuring playoff picture

with the dallas win last night and green bay losing, dallas has home field through out the nfc. the n.y. giants are in the playoffs with a win, pittsburgh got their division with cleveland losing. jacksonvil alos got in with a win today. minnesota is currently playing washington and can get in with a win. next week, tennessee will play in indianapolis while cleveland plays san francisco at home. a tennessee win and they are in. a tennessee loss and cleveland is in.

update: washington 32 minnesota 21. washington and minny sit at 8-7 records, and with new orleans back in it at 7-8, it means 1: a washington win and theyre in (based on washington beating minnesota) 2: a minny win and a washington loss and minny is in and 3: a new orleans win + a minny loss + a washington loss would put new orleans in (based on conference record, at the moment, washington and new orleans is 6-5 and minny is 6-6. washing ton is home to dallas, new orleans is in chicago and minnesota is at denver).

Thursday, December 20, 2007

nfl playoff run in full swing

already 7 spots claimed already. pittsburgh can get one of the remaining 5 tonight by beating st. louis tonight. green bay, dallas, tampa bay, seattle, new england, indianapolis and san diego all won their divisions and are in. pittsburgh can get the last divion win with a win and a cleveland loss (pittsburgh won the two head to head games over cleveland). speaking of cleveland, they are in good shape for a spot. they can get in this weekend. jacksonville, ny giants and minnesota are in good shape to claim one. maybe this weekend, stay tuned.

update: pittsburgh wins 41-24. meaning a cleveland loss to cincinnati and the steelers win division. it also means a tennessee loss to the n.y. jets gives pittsburgh a playoff spot.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

can you believe its almost here?

i cant believe christmas is almost here either. new year's isn't too far off either. december has flown by. then again so has 2007. its been unreal. i think we'll have a white christmas this year like last year. almost time to munch on the m&m's i got for an early christmas present. thanks to darren for that.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

snow day of the nasty ass variety

nice day to stay home today. its been snowing and windy all day and highways around most of alberta have been brutal. travel is definitely not recommended. a good day to have a day off. i can imagine how bad the streets are.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

the red green show on dvd

the 9th season of the red green show is coming out on february 26th. i already have seasons 7 and 8. the studio that is releasing them is planning at some point to release the other 12 seasons. that would be awesome since it was a funny show and it was made in canada. with segments like 'adventures with bill' and 'handymans corner' it was cool.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

nice day to start december

yeah, by watching hockey night in canada. right now toronto leads pitsburgh 2-0. columbusw at calgary is the second game of the doubleheader. plus its cold outside. with enough snow on the residential streets, they could be packed enough for a little street hockey. no complaints.

Friday, November 30, 2007

end of november already? is it almost decemober already? eeeeeeekkk

how about that? last day of november already. what happened? jimmie johnson won the nascar championship winning 10 races. wow. saskatchewan rough riders win grey cup. woooohooooo. u.s. thanksgiving football and the macy's parade. december has a lot of college bowl games coming, lots of hockey, a little chrismas, new years eve (party hearty) and the run for the nfl playoffs. thats all for now.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

meet the vancouver 2010 mascots
here they are. sumi, quatchi and miga were unveiled today. they were inspired bu the first nations creatures. you can check them out at enjoy.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

95th grey cup

the saskatchewa rough riders just won the grey cup over the winnipeg bluebombers. it is now their 3rd gry cup win to go with 1966 and in 1989, which was also in toronto. kent austin was quarterback in 1989 and was coach this year. full circle for the riders and for kent austin and for defensive co-ordinator richie hall.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

a skiff of snow and the road to the grey cup

got a bit of snow today. i finally snowed. and according to global, its supposed to snow on sunday and monday. some white stuff for the grey cup in toronto. the 95th edition will have the saskatchewan rough riders and the winnipeg blue bombers. it will actually be the first grey cup meeting between the two. should be a fun game. they will be playing indoors at the rogers centre. game time is after 4pm here

Sunday, November 18, 2007

ford 400

matt kenseth just won. jimmie johnson is the 2007 points champion with a 7th place finish and jeff gordon finished 4th. congratulations to jimmie johnson. see you in daytona.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

the 1974 summit series

i am watching the second game of the '74 summit series between the canada and the soviets. the canadian team features the stars of the world hockey association. players like marc tardif, gordie, mark and marty howe (mark and marty the sons of gordie), gerry cheevers, and three stars of the original 1972 series, paul henderson, pat stapleton and frank mahovlich. the original tapes were destroyed, but "third genereation" copies were found, except for game 5 which couldn't be recovered. the soviets won this series with four wins, one loss and three ties.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

checker auto parts 500

can you believe jimmie johnson won AGAIN. four in a row. last driver to do that was jeff gordon in 1998 when he won the championship then.with an 86 point lead, all johnson has to do is finish 18th or better to lock up the championship. its just been unreal to watch. next race is the finale in homestead and the ford 400.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

1972 summit series on dvd

i have the complete dvd series of the '72 summit series. it features all 8 games between canada and the soviet union. it also features one of two exhibition games between canada and sweden in stockholm, a feature presentation of the series capturing the highlights and reactions, a featurette 'where were you in '72?' the best of '72, player interviews, hockey hall of fame induction, a return visit to luzhniki ice palase in moscow and the team reunion. an 8 disc set. so far ive watched the first 3 discs (the feature presentation, the sweden exhibiton game, where were you in '72 and the first 2 games of the series). people that were alive then will always remember the series winning goal scored by paul henderson. as foster hewitt called it, 'henderson has scored for canada.'

Sunday, November 04, 2007

dickies 500

jimmie johnson won AGAIN. thats 3 races in a row and now he has the points lead, after jeff gordon finished 7th. jimmie is on a roll at the right time. and a good way to win a championship as well. next race is the checker auto parts 500 on rememberance day.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

end of cfl season leads to grey cup

with b.c. and calgary playing the last game of the season, the playoffs are around the corner. calgary will visit saskatchewan on the 11th with the winner going to b.c. on the 18th. out east, toronto, after beating saskatchewan this afternoon, will host the eastern final in the 18th. montreal will go to winnipeg on the 11th with the winner to go to toronto. the grey cup is the 25th.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

nait going green

heres one for ya. nait has been going green by using biodegradable fork, spoons and knives made of corn (even though they look like plastic). they stopped using the individual mustard and ketchup packets and using pumps on the containers. they even shut off the lights on the coke machines saving $6000 a year. very cool.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

is it the end of october already?

damn its halloween. time to torment - i mean hand out candy - to the trick or treaters. im not doing much tonight. my first halloween off in awhile and im making it a quiet one. im watching hook with robin williams in it. i dont know what i'll watch tonight. where did october go? well, boston won the world series, jimmie johnson and jeff gordon owned october winning two races each and will duke it out for the championship,hockey started and football in full swing. november will bring a grey cup champion, a nascar champion,more hockey and more nfl football. now its time to torment some kids. mmmuuaahhh

Sunday, October 28, 2007

red sox world champions

the red sox are world champions with a 4-3 win and a four game sweep. a very good and well pitched game by both starters. jon lester got the win and jonathan papelbon gets the save. mike lowell won the mvp award and got a chevy malibu as a result. so another season done, and next game is spring 2008.
pep boys auto 500

jimmie johnson wins his second straight race in a green-white checker finish that ended after jamie mcmurray and dale earnhard jr got together and crashed. jeff gordon finished 7th, and his lead on johnson is now 14 pts. with 3 races left its beginning to look like a two driver finish. but things can happen in the three races.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

world series game 3

boston won game 3 tonight 10-5. boston almost blew this game after going up 6-0. colorado scored 2 in the 6th and 3 in the 7th before boston put 3 in the 8th and one in the 9th to end it. jacoby ellsbury and distin pedroya went 7 for 10 in the game making the first time two rookies had at least 3 hits in a world series game (ellsbury with 4 and pedroya with 3) boston is now up 3 games and can win it all tomorrow night in colorado.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

world series game 2

boston wins game 2 2-1 with curt schilling, hideki okajima and jonathon papelbon pitching a five hit game. it was a great pichers game tonight. game 3 goes saturday night in denver, colorado.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

world series game 1

boston slaughtered colorado 13-1 setting a few records in the process, like most extra base hits in a world series game. dustin pedroya was the first rookie to lead off a world series game to hit a home run. josh beckett pitched 8 innings and struck out 9 colorado batters. game 2 is tomorrow night in boston.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

a.l.c.s. game 7

the boston red sox are going to the world series with a 11-2 win over cleveland and will start at home against colorado on wednesdat night. it was pretty close till the red sox poured it on in the late innings. congrats to boston.
subway 500

jimmie johnson won this one. sadly the tape wouldnt go so i couldnt watch it (i think the tape is dead). from what i read it was a rough race. jeff gordon finished 3rd and still leads the points by 53. 4 races left and i think it will come to the last race.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

a.l.c.s. game 6

boston slaughters cleveland 12-2 behind a 3 for 5 night by j.d. drew, who hit a grand slam to start the offense, and added a rbi base hit in the third in a 6 run rally. fausto carmona of cleveland pitched the first two innings and a few batters in the third in the loss. there will be a game 7 tomorrow in boston. winner will play colorado in the world series starting wednesday.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

a.l.c.s. game 5

boston lives another day as they beat cleveland 7-1 josh beckett piched 8 innings of 5 hit ball and got 11 strikeouts. jonathon papelbon pitched the 9th. game 6 in boston saturday night.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

a.l.c.s. game 4

the indians go up 3 games to 1 with a 7-3 win over the red sox. 7 runs in the 5th capped off with a jhonny peralta 3 run homer. the red sox made l.c.s. history when they hit back-to-back-toback home runs (kevin youkilis, david ortiz and manny ramirez hit the homers). the indians can wrap it up thursday at home.

Monday, October 15, 2007

a l.c.s doubleheader

the indians beat the red sox 4-2 in game three of the alcs. theyre up 2-1. game four tomorrow. meanwhile the rockies and diamondback just started game 4 of that series. colorado can wrap it up tonight.

update: colorado 6 arizona 4. colorado wins n.l.c.s in four games and will make first trip to world series in team history.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

nlcs game 3

the colorado rockies are one game from the world series as the beat the arizona diamondbacks 4-1. colorado can win it tomorrow night at home.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

alcs game 2

cleveland ended a long 11 inning game 13-6 with 7 runs in the top of 11th. game went over 5 hours and both starters didnt get past the fifth inning. series is tied at one and game three is monday in cleveland.
bank of america 500

what a finish! after restarting with five to go afrer a red flag, ryan newman takes the lead from jeff gordon and as hes pulling away, he crashes, setting up a green white checkered finish. jeff gordon and kyle busch think theyre out of gas. jemmie johnson in the meantine comes in to get gas. then the race gets restarted and jeff gordon hangs on (i have no idea how) and wins in charlotte. he leads jimmie johnson by 73 points. if the remainder of the season is like tonight, this will be a helluva finish to the season.

Friday, October 12, 2007

front yard massacre with a side of baseball

got the front yard raked and the leaves bagged over the last couple of days. could of used some big bags cause it took 12 normal garbage bags to get the front yard. while im doing this, the red sox and indians start playing game one of the a.l.c.s. and boston is up 10-2 in the bottom of 6. last night coloroado won game one 5-1 over arizona to begin the n.l.c.s. they begin game 2 at 8pm. update on both games a little later.

update: boston 10 cleveland 3. boston hitters knoced out c.c. sabbathia in the fith and eric gagne made things interesting by loading the bases with two out before striking out the last cleveland batter

update 2: colorado 3 arizona 2 in 11 innings. colorado up 2 games

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

cleveland moves on

the indians knocked out the yankees last night 6-4 and will start in boston on friday whil colorado will start in arizona on thursday. the hunt in october continues

Sunday, October 07, 2007

uaw ford 500

what a finish. jeff gordon pulls out a big win by just beating out jimmie johnson. a pretty exciting finish. gordon retakes the point lead over jimmie johnson. tony stewart went from 3rd to 8th. i still dont know how jeff pulled out the win, but he did it. quite a finish.
angels gone, yankees could be gone and phillies gone last night

last night, the rockies eliminated the phillies and will play arizona in the nlcs. this afternoon the red sox beat the angels 9-1 and is in the alcs. they will play either cleveland or new york. cleveland could move on tonight.

update: yankees 8 indians 4. yankees live on another day. game 4 tomorrow

Saturday, October 06, 2007

boston wins late last night, arizona sweeps and colorado/philly scoreless

last night, manny ramirez put boston ahead two games to nothingwith a three run shot in the bottom of the ninth to give boston a 6-3 win. tonight, arizona put the brooms to the cubs beating them 5-1, winning the series 3-0 and going to the national league championship series againts either colorado or philadelphia. right not they are scoreless in the 4th.

Friday, October 05, 2007

indians win, boston and anaheim in the second

travis hafner hit a bases loaded single that scored kenny lofton and the indians win 2-1 in 11 innings. indians had lots of chances to score but couldnt get the big play until now. in the meantime the redsox lead the angels 2-1 in the second.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

mlb playoffs day 2

colorado beat philadelphia 10-5 to go up 2-0 in the series. and i find the yankees and indians arent televised tonight. colorado has been on a roll which goes back to the regular season. theyve won 16 of the last 18 now. updates on the yankees/indians and the cubs/diamondbacks later.

update: cleveland 12 new york 3. all cleveland tonight. they lead 1-0

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

mlb postseason begins + nhl regular season into full swing

the mlb postseason began with colorado beating philadelphia 4-2. next up the angels and red sox, followed by chicago at arizona. while the playoffs start there, the nhl season resumes tonight with four games after anaheim and los angeles began in london over the weekend by splitting the 2 games. more ball updates later.

update: boston 4 anaheim 0. josh beckett pitches complete game four hit shutout. boston leads series 1-0.

update 2: arizona 3 chicago1. 2 runs in seventh does it for arizona. arizona leads series 1-0.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

a dull evening

wow no games tonight. an easy evening there. after colorado beat san diego last night, an extra day would help. the rockies start in philly. with the baseball playoffs there and the nhl season on the doorstep, october will be good. plus football on both sides of the border and the chase for the championship in nascar. all the reasons why i love october.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

baseball finale - for september

the philadelphia phillies won the n.l. east by beating washington 6-1 while the mets lost to the florida marlins badly, at the same time eliminating the mets from the wild card. meanwhile for the wild card, the san diego padres blew a chance to win it by losing to the milwaukee brewers. at the same time the colorado rockies beat the arizona diamondbacks to tie the padres for the wild card. meaning: 1) the phillies will play wither colorado or san diego in the first round. 2) the rockied and padres play a one game playoff tomorrow for the wild card. 3) the diamondbacks are n.l. west champions and will play the cubs in the first round. in the a.l. it will be the red sox vs the angels and the yankees vs the indians. playoffs start wednesday, not tuesday
lifelock 400

greg biffle won the rain shortened race, but not without controversey. he pulled over out of gas and 3 drivers went by as the caution came out for juan montoya. nascar said the caution was out and they froze the field. everybody was anticipating a green-white-checkered finishe when it was called due to impending darkenss. tony stewart cut a tire and crashed, jeff burton had problems, jimmie johnson came from the rear to finish 3rd and jeff gordon finished 5th. kyle busch crashed with a help from dale earnhardt jr. jimmie johnson leads jeff gordon by 6 points. oh yeah there were two rain delays that totalled 3 hours. i think i need an aspirin

Friday, September 28, 2007

a.l. east, wild card and n.l. central winnings

the boston redsox, with their win over minnesota plus the yankees loss over baltimore, takes the a.l. east. the yankees gets the wild card. meanwhile, the chicago cubs win the n.l central by beating cincinnati coupled with the milwaukee loss to san diego. playoffs begin tuesday.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

yankees and redsox in

the yankees earned a playoff spot tonight by beating tampa bay 12-4. the red sox got their spot over the weekend. now they battle for the a.l. east. no national league team has a playoff spot as of yet.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

dodge dealers 400 + a few baseball thoughts

carl edwards won the race from what i read was a good one (damn the one time i dont put a tape in the vcr). i also read the top 3 or 4 are seperated by four pts. jeff gordon leads it, tony stewart is behind him by 2, edwars by 3 and jimmie johnson by 4. the next 8 races should be fun now.

meanwhile, congrats to the cleveland indians and los angeles angels. they each won the american league central and west division titles today. the redsox and yankees will go to the last weekend of the season easily before the division is settled. more divisoin crownings to come this week.

update: carl edwards car failed post race inspection when the rear end was found too low. penalties to be announced later this week

Friday, September 21, 2007

a fallish weekend

fal begins at 3:50 am sunday. its been here for a while. i like it. seeing the trees turn color and watching the leaves fly off. before i know it, i'll be talking about the world series (oh i just did). almost time to go outside.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

things tight in a.l. east causing a visit to a doctor

can you believe the last 6 days (which includes tonight). the yankees and red sox met over the weekend. the red sox had a 5 1/2 game lead heading into that series and the yankees took two out of three. the redsox of to toronto and the jays fisnished taking all 3 games with boston while the yankees sweep the baltimore orioles in that 3 game set. the 5 1/2 game lead is now 1 1/2.

went to the doctor about my throat problem and he tells me i have bronchitis. considering my coworkers thought i had an infection, its good. my doctor looked at my throat and said it was good and said that i have bronchitis. now im on anti biotics to get rid of it. cant wait till its gone.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

sylvania 300

clint bowyer wins his first career race and the first race of the 'chase for the championship' playoff. he moved from 12th to 4th with the win. jimmie johnson retained the pojnts lead with a 6th place finish. jeff gordon finished 2nd and is tied with johnson with the points lead, but johnson leads it with more wins. tony stewart stayed in third with a 3rd place finish. kurt busch fell to 12th after finishing 25th with 7 cylanders

Saturday, September 15, 2007

i think my voice is back

i think my voice is back. finally, because i sounded awful. took longer than i wanted it to. and im watching the end of season three of threes company. suddenly its a good saturday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

cold, cold go away.

been sick the last week. still coughing a bit, and its messed up my voice badly. im happy i got two days off coming. a much needed break. hopefully it'll go away.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

chevy rock and roll 400

jimmie johnson wins his 6th race of the year and will start the chase for the championship in the lead as a result of those wins with 5060 pts. then it is jeff gordon with 5040, tony stewart at 5030, carl edwards and kurt busch tied for 4th with 5020. from 6th to 11th at 5010 is, denny hamlin, martin truex jr, amtt kenseth, kyle busch, jeff burton and kevin harvick. 12th goest to clint bowyer at 5000. the first race of the championship run is the 16th in louden new hampshire.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

sharp AQUOS 500

jimmie johnson won tonight and earned himself a spot in the chase for the championship. joining him after tonight will be jeff burton (despite finishing 23rd) and kyle busch who finished 3rd. 5 drivers wil race for the remaining four spots. the chevy rock and roll 400 on saturday night will decide who starts the chase. its gonna be a fun night.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

rookie throws no-hitter

clay buchholz of the boston red sox, in his second start, just threw a no hitter against the baltimore orioles. nice way to start a career.
the start of september.

can you believe its september? it's the labour day long weekend, meaning the labour day classic in calgary on monday. and the kids go back to school on tuesday (haha). nfl season starts, the chase for the champoinship in nascar heats up and the pennant races heat up too. don tknow what happened to august. lets see, went to miquelon lake, fort edmonton and telus world of science (formelly the space and science center). oh yea and my birthday.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

the rest od threes company

picked up seasons 4-8 of threes company on sunday. i think its been a popular sell. seemed like other people are getting the dvd sets too. i like some of the older series. i guess its just me.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

sharpie 500

carl edwards won in bristol tonight. kasey kahne dominated the race and still finished 2nd. tony stewart, matt kenseth and edwards join jeff gordon and denny hamlin who clinched a spot in the race for the chase. gordon finished 18th, while jimmie johnson finished 21st. stewart, by the way finished 4th and kurt busch hangs on to 12th in the points with a 6th place finish. next race in california a week from tomorrow. that race is also a night race.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

pics of Fort Edmonton
here are some pics of Fort Edmonton. here's the steam engine and my friend and i got to ride it.

the street car. rode that throug the park too, from 1885 street, 1905 streed and up 1920 street.

this is 1920 street from the street car tracks. on the right is the selkirk hotel.

here's 1885 street featuring a couple of stores and i think theres a car there.

1905 street from the window of the street car. i wanted to take this pic while on the streetcar and felt compelled to take it

this pic and the one below are in the same area. i couldnt get both in one shot. this one i got my friend in. he was taking a pic of the other one.

this is the other teepee. i overheard that there was stew being made in the pot.
more places at the Park
here we have the selkirk hotel. you can actually stay there.

1905 street with a china shop and the street car coming

rowand house insude the walls of the fort. other places inlcude married mens quarters and a trading post

york boat. there was a place where traders could make their boats. the landing here was closed and i stuck my camera in an opening of the gates
threes company

picked up the first three seasons of three's company yesterday. started watching it today. eventually i'll get the last five seasons. it was quite the show i think.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

3m performance 400

this race FINALLY got run after two days of rain. and wouldnt you know it, it finished undera green-white-checkered finish and kurt busch won again. he padded his 12th place lead. its gonna be a short turn around because the next race is saturday night in bristol.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

a music video from the '80s

this is the kim carnes video 'crazy in the night' from 1985 it was the first time i had seen it and loved her voice. i still love hearing it now.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

tony stewart wins on road course and i go on road trip

tony stewart is in his summer hot streak, cause he won in watkins glen this afternoon and his 3rd win in four races. he is up to 4th in the points.

while this was going on, i leave work early (i asked and was allowed to) so Darren and i go to Miquelon Lake for a little road trip. i personally havent been there in years until today. we even went to Camrose afterwards for a little tour of Darrens home. it was a good day.

Friday, August 10, 2007

fall like weather

its cooler than whats it's used to. its more like october than august. im not complaining. i actually like it. if only the world series was on.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


barry bonds has just hit #756 moments ago against the washington nationals. he is now home run leader passing henry aaron. congrats to him.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

pennsylvania 500

kurt busch won this one going away. led 175 of the 200 laps and won by almost 4 seconds. he now passes dale jr for 12th in the points with the win.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

a night of milestones

barry bonds tied hank aaron for career homers with 755. bonds is done for the night after being replaced in the 8th for a pinch runner. this game is in the 10th between the giants and padres. earlier, alex rodriguez became the youngest player to it 500 hrs with the milestone this afternoon. at 32 yrs and 8 days, he beats out jimmie foxx by 330 days.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

an extra day off. could it be?

got two days off (yesterday and today). somehow today seems different. im still trying to figure out why people keep wishing me a happy birthday. oh wait its my birthday today. so today off is my birthday present - so far. im not complaining. im enjoying it so far.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

a dark sombre anniversary

sadly it's been 20 years since 'black friday' when an f4 tornado ripped through eastern edmonton, leduc and beaumont. 27 people died in it. a bad day for sure.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

allstate 400

tony stewart wins his second race of the year and second race at indy. ran away with it after passing kevin harvick with under 20 to go. yay for tony

Monday, July 23, 2007

rexall grand prix of edmonton

sebastian bourdais won the race at the sity sentre airport yesterday. he ran away with it at the end. paul tracy went fron 14th to 5th at the end. great finish for him. hopefully next year i book the weekend off to go to the qualifying and the race.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

fifa u-20 championship semi-final

i was at hte semi fiansl game between the czech rep and austria. it was a pretty close and defensive game. the czechs won 2-0 and are now in the finals and will play the other semi final game winner between argentina and chile. austria will play the loser for 3rd place.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

usg sheetrock 400

tony stewart wins and snaps a 20 race drought. matt kenseth, carl edwards, kevin harvick and casey mears round out the top five. other notables: jeff gordon was 9th, kurt bush was 6th, dale earnhardt jr was 19th after batrtling with no power steering and jimmie johnson ws 37 after a cut tire caused him to crash. next race is in two weeks in indianapolis and the allstate 400 at the brick yard

Friday, July 13, 2007

hot town summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirt and gritty

appropriate song from the lovin' spoonful for the heat wave we're having. not much relief in sight. some are getting out enjoying it. i just want to hide. its not too fun. ice bags are a must. or a freezer. gotta stay cold

Saturday, July 07, 2007

pepsi 400

jamie mcmurray just beats out kyle busch to win tonight. the margin of victory - 0.005 sec. that close. quite a race tonight.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

the righ to host the winter olympics in the year 2014 goes to......

sochi russia. they beat out pyeong chang south korea and salzburg austria to win the right. sochi is in the south of russia on the black sea.the announcement was made about 20 minutes ago. so coingrats to sochi

Sunday, July 01, 2007

lenox industrial tools 300

denny hamlin beat out jeff gordon at the finish to him his first race of the year and his first race since last year. quite a good finish. cant wait till saturday night and the pepsi 400.
canada day and talking hockey

its canadas birthday and its also where hte unrestricted free agency period begins. and a trade involving philadelphia and edmonton. jason smith and joffrey lupul go to philly for joni pitkanen and geoff sanderson. details on

Friday, June 29, 2007

aubrey huff's cycle and a toyota on the pole

aubrey huff of the baltimore orioles hit the first cycle (single, double, triple and home run in same game) in baltimore tonight. an amazing though.

dave blaney put a toyota on the pole for the lenox industrial tools 300 in louden new hampshire today. first pole for that make

Thursday, June 28, 2007

franks thomas' homer milestone

frank thomas hit his 500th career homer this afternoon in an 8-5 jays loss to minnesota. a great milestone for sure. i think thats an automatic hall of fame number. anyways milestone to cheer about

Sunday, June 24, 2007

racing catch up. boy ami behind lol

carl edwards won last week. today, juan pablo montoya, in his first nascar season, won his first race a t teh toyota save mart 350 in sonoma, ca. gas mileage came into play again. kevin harvick finished 2nd. jamie mcmurray had 2nd but ran out of gas as did carl edwards and kyle petty. jeff gordon finished 7th after starting 41st and jimmie johnson finished 17th after starting 42nd. both failed inspection before qualifying on friday and wasnt allowed to qualify. (both used provisionals) whether penalties will be handed down will be decided tomorrow or tuesday. i think theyll lose some points, get fined, put on probation or, on the off chance get parked in louden next week. thats all from wine country.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

san antonio wins nba title

it was a four game sweep. it was the spurs fourth title in eight years. it wasnt much of a series and not many people watched. thats it for the nba season.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

justin verlander's no-no

justin verlander tossed a no hitter for the tigers against the milwaukee brewers. it was first detroint no-no in 23 years

Sunday, June 10, 2007

pocono 500 rained on but.........

....106 laps did get in before the rain came. as a result jeff gordon wins it. but barely. ryan newman almost got him before caution came out for the rain. jimmie johnson blew a left fron tire and ended up 42nd. martin truex jr, casey mears and tony stewart round out the top five.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

stanley cup game 5

its over. the anaheim duck are stanley cup champions with a 6-2 win in game 5 and a 4-1 series victory. it was their series the whole way. anaheim became the first california team to win the cup as well. scott niedermayer was named conn smythe trophy winner as playoff mvp.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

london 2012 logo this is what the new logo looks like. personally its the dumbest thing ive ever seen. iread that a petition was started to have the logo changes. what do you think of the logo? leave a comment if you wold like to

Monday, June 04, 2007

ducks win game 4

the ducks are one game away from winning the cup with a 3-2 win. trooper played outside scotiabank place before the game. game 5 wednesday
autism speaks 400 take 2

martin truex jr won ending the hedrick car of tomorrow streak of wins. jeff gordon finished 9, jimmie johnson 15th. tony stewart adn kurt busch wrecked and which led to busch getting parked and stewart finishing 40th. busch was 2nd. tony wasnt too happy, from what i read.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

autism speaks 400

race postponed due to rain. will be run tomorrow in dover and 'the monster mile'

Saturday, June 02, 2007

ottawa wins game 3

some game. ottawa makes it a series with a 5-3 win over anaheim. a big improvment over the first two games. game four monday and tropper to make an appearane at a tailgate party before the game.

side note: cavaliers are in the nba finals with a 98-82 win over detroit. they start in san antonio on thursday

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

anaheim wins again and san antonio moves on

the ducks are up two games with a 1-0 win over ottawa. game 3 is saturday in ottawa. meanwhile the spurs are in teh nba finals beating the utah jazz in five games. they will face wither detroit or cleveland. that series is tied at two with game five tomorrow.
cracker cats last night

went to another cats game and this one was a slugfest. edmonton won 16-9 over the joliet jackhammers and both teams had four errors. there were fireworks after the game to commemorate 100 years of baseball in edmonton. the first game was may 29 1907 with the edmonton legislators leading the calgary chinooks 8-7 when the game was called due to darkness in the 9th inning. so a free history lesson

Monday, May 28, 2007

stanley cup game one

anaheilm wins 3-2. they outplayed ottawa in the third and scored two goals to give them the win. game two wednesday

Sunday, May 27, 2007

coca cola 600

can you believe the finish? fuel mileage came into play and casey mears wins it AND runs out of gas AFTER the finish. jj yeley finished 2nd, kyle petty third. tony stewart 6th, jimmie johnson 10th, matt kenseth 12, and jeff gordon finished 41st after a lap 62 crash. he still keeps his lead, now 122pts over johnson. cant remember if i left anything out. anyways next race in dover next week.
indianapolis 500

dario franchitti has just won the indianapolis 500 after it started pouring. there was a rain delay earlier on lap 113. they resumed and the rain ended on lap 166. got his jug of milk and a likeness of hif face will go on the borg-warner trophy. now off to charloote and the coca cola 600.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

cracker-cats home opener

went to the cats home opener last night. they lost to the gary southshore railcats 5-4. wasnt a bad game considering there were 5 errors (3 for gary and 2 for edmonton). oh yeah and 4 broken bats. it got a little windy too which made things chilly in a hurry. next game tonight, and im planning to go to tuesdays game against the joliet jackhammers. more on that later

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

a much needed week off

yay. that time of year where i get my week off. began today. time to relax and do nothing. im gonna enjoy it while i can. it'll be gone in a hurry.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

ducks clip wings, go to finals

anaheim is in the finals with a 4-3 win over detroit and will face the ottawa senators in the finals starting monday night. ahhhhh the beginning of the end of the playoff beard then.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

ottawa senators in the show

the ottawa senators, with a 3-2 win in overtime, have advanced to the stanley cup finals. whey will await the winner of the detroit/anaheim series. that series is tied at two games. game five there is tomorrow afternoon. now back to the all star race.

update: Kevin Harvick wins nascar nextel all star challenge AND wins a cool million bucks

Friday, May 18, 2007

cavaliers cut nets out

the cavaliers will face the pistons in the eastern finals with a 88-72 win over the new jersey nets. the series with detroit, i believe, start on the 23rd.

update: san antonio knocked out phoenix with a 114-106 win and will face the utah jazz in the western final

Thursday, May 17, 2007

nba catch up

the utah jazz got into the western conference final two nights ago with a 4 games to 1 series win over the golden state warriors. they will play wither the phoenix suns or san antonio spurs. the spurs can wrap up their series tomorrow. detroit is leading chicago near late in the 4th quarter and if they win the go to the eastern conference final and would play wither cleveland or new jersey. the last three series mentioned are 3-2 lead in games.

update: detroit 95 chicago 85 detroit wins series 4-2. chicago battled and made this a series when they went down 3-0 in series

Sunday, May 13, 2007

survivor fiji

earl cole became sole survivor of survivor: fiji. he got ALL 9 VOTES. first time in survivor history. i think him and yau-man played the smartest. too bad yau-man didnt make final 3. as earl said, yau-man would have won if he was there. so there you have it
dodge avenger 500

jeff gordon won this one this afternoon. jimmie johnson finished 3rd. hendrick cars are 5 for 5 in the car of tomorrow races. its been all hendrick all season. its been unbelievable. next up the all star race on saturday

Saturday, May 12, 2007

rainy in darlington

second week in a row rain postponed a saturday night race. the dodge avenger 500 will be run tomorrow weather permitting.

Monday, May 07, 2007

detroit in conference final

with a 2-0 win in san jose, the red wings are in the conference finals against the anaheim ducks starting friday, while the senators and sabres start thursday. now we'll see whe the best teams really are.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

sunday musings - a lot of them

jimmie johnson won the crown royal presents the jim stewart 400 (i guess fans competed to put trheir name in the race) by beating out kyle busch. he is now the new second place driver after jeff burton finished dead last. pts leader is still leading. and dale earnhardt jr is now in the top 12 with a 13th place finish. the buffalo sabres are in the conference finals with a 5-4 win over the rangers and will face the ottawa senators. that'll be a good series. more musings at a later time.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

an interesting saturday

the race supposed to be for tonight in richmond was postponed to rain. it will be run tomorrow. in new jersey, the senators beat the devils 3-2 and will go to the conference finals against either buffalo or the rangers. while the pistons start round two by killing the bulls 95-69 to go one game up, and the rockets/jazz game is in progress. winner goes to play golden state.

update: utah wins game 7 and series 4-3 with a 103-99 win. they start at home against golden state

Friday, May 04, 2007

sabres win and nets move on

the buffalo sabres win game five 2-1 in overtime to go up 3-2 in ther series over the n.y. rangers. quite a great game tonight. game 6 is sunday afternoon in new york. meanwhile, the new jersey nets beat the toronto raptors 98-97 to win their series 4-2 and will face the cleveland cavaliers in the second round. close games all around i say

Thursday, May 03, 2007

a california day

the anaheim ducks knocked out the vancouver canucks with a 2-1 win in 2ot to win the series in five games. they will face either san jose or detroit. they play game five saturday afternoon. meanwhile the golden state warriors knocked out the top seed dallas mavericks 4 games to 2 with a 111-86 win. thew will play either utah or houston. that seris will play game 7 saturday after utah tied the series with houston earlier tonight. the raptors and the nets play game 6 tomorrow with the nets up 3-2 in games.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

spurs take out nuggets while sens one win away

the san antonio spurs move to the second round with a 93-78 win over the denver nuggets and win the series 4-1. meanwhile the ottawa senators are one win away from the eastern conference final with a 3-2 win over new jersey. that series is 3 games to 1 for ottawa. right now, the sharks lead the red wings 1-0 after one period. the sharks are up 2 games to 1 in that series.

update: wings win 3-2 in overtime to even the series at two while the phoenix suns knocked out the lakers in five games with a 119-110 score in game five

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

baseball frame of mind

the cracker cats start their season this month. their first home game is friday may 25th and their season opener is thursday may 17 in fargo-moorhead against the redhawks. the complete schedule and other things is at hope you enjoy. they need fans to the ballpark this summer.

Monday, April 30, 2007

cavaliers make wizards disappear and end of april

cleveland produced a third sweep in the nba first round with a 97-90 win over the washington wizards. somehow i find that mindboggling. the nba playoffs are some of the action that went on this month. the nhl playoffs are into the second round (ottawa leads new jersey 2-1 as does buffalo leading the rangers and anaheim leading vancouver. detroit and san jose have begun game three as i write this. series tied at one). baseball season is in full swing (ouch) and nascar is a quarter way through the season now. wow all of that has given me a headache. may ought to be interesting. more hockey, baskeball, baseball nascar and a weekoff coming. more of that as may goes along.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

aarons 499

can you believe the finish? jeff gordon wins under caution after a crash under "overdrive" or the green-white-checker finish. he also passes dale earnhardt sr for career wins, now with 77, on what would have been dale's birthday and on his track. wow. next race is saturday in richmond
nba champs are toast

yep, the chicago bulls knocked out the miami heat in four straight with a 92-79 win and will play the pistons in the second round

Saturday, April 28, 2007

pistons move on

in the nba, the detroit pistons ore the first team to go to the second round with a four game sweep of the orlando magic. the pistons won this afternoon 97-93 to wrap it up.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

the beijing torch unveiled today.
heres what they look like. the relay starts and ends in beijing and goes through parts of the middle east, taiwan (i read theyre not happy), san francisco, rio de janeiro (if i remember right) and other parts of asia. the story i read stated it will be the longest relay ever. wow i say

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

wkrp in cincinnati
i now own the first season of WKRP IN CINCINNATI. the only downside is the generic music that was put on the episodes to replace the actual music (the costs of music licencing is quite alot and the reason for the generic music). on 'turkeys away' an entire scen gets cut out (the scene when johnny is playing dogs by by pink floyd and mr. carlson visits). other than that, its okay.

Monday, April 23, 2007

vancouver vs dallas game 7

vancouver moves on with a 4-1 win over dallas. they will now play anaheim starting wednesday, while detroit will play san jose in the other west semi final.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

devils move on, wings vs flames game 6

the new jersety devils took out the tampa bay lightning 3-2 to win the series 4 games to 2. the eastern conference semi-final matchup are: #1 buffalo sabers vs #6 n.y. rangers and #2 new jersey vs #4 ottawa senators. meanwhile the red wings can eliminate the flames with a win tonight (detroit won yesterday to go up 3-2 in the series). update of that game later.

update: detroit 2 calgary 1 (2ot). detroit moves on

Saturday, April 21, 2007

subway fresh fit 500

jeff gordon beats out tony stewart to win his first race in phoenix. tony battled and had the lead, before jeff came back and passed him for good. his win ties jeff gordon with dale earnhardt with 76 wins. next race is in talladega on the 29th

Friday, April 20, 2007

islanders out in buffalo and devils bolt lightning

the buffalos sabres BARELY - i mean BARELY - beat the islanders 4-3 and took out the isles in five games. buffalo had a 4-1 lead and let up long enough to let the islanders back in it. meanwhile the devils beat the lightning 3-0 to go up 3-2 in the series. right now the sharks and predators are playing game five with the sharks leading 1-0.

update: san jose 3 nashville 2. san jose wins series 4 games to 1

Thursday, April 19, 2007

ottawa moves on

the senators knocked out the pitssburgh penguins 4 games to 1 with a 3-0 victory tonight. pittsburgh tried, but couldnt get anything going. detroit @calgary starts momentarily, while dallas at vancouver begin in half an hour. updates later.

update 1: calgary 3 detroit 2. series tied at two
update 2: dallas 1 vancouver 0 (ot) vancouver leads series 3 games to 2
update 3: anaheim 4 minnesota 1. anaheim wins series 4 games to 1

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

a rangers sweep and a no-no

the new york rangers knocked the thrashers in four straight games with a 4-2 win tonight. they're in the second round. meanwhile mark buerhle of the chicago white socks threw a no hitter against the texas rangers. quite a feat

Sunday, April 15, 2007

samsung 500

jeff burton passes matt kenseth on the last lap to win the samsung 500. points leader finished 4th. jimmie johnson loses a cylander, crashes and ends up 38. dale earnhardt jr got involved in a crashed after getting rearended by kyle busch. he ended up 36. tony stewart spun twice (first one caused the rearending and having jimmie johnson bumping him) he was 25th so the two jeffs are 1-2 in the points. gordon leads burton by 8. next race is saturday in phoenix.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

road wins rule the day

four playoff games today and all the road teams win. pittsburgh beat ottawa to tie that series at one, the rangers beat the thrashers to go up 2-0 in games, the lightning beat the devils to even that series and the islanders just beat the sabres to even that series. and sadly no late game tonight. im sure i can find something on - maybe.

Friday, April 13, 2007

doubleheader playoff hockey.

just finished watching anaheim win 3-2 over minnesota to go up 2-0 in games. earlier nashville beat san jose 5-2 in a reall chippy game. fair bit of rough stuff and the coaches trading a few words. lost in this, dallas beat vancouver 2-0 to tie that series. some decent playoff hockey so far.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

2007 nhl playoffs have begun

theyve started and so far the game of the night has been san jose beating nashville 5-4 in 2ot. so far dallas and vanouver is a near second. its a 4-4 tie at the moment with less that five minutes to go in the 3rd period. ottawa beat pittsburgh 6-3 earlier tonight. minnesota and anaheim at last report is 1-1. updates later.

update: vancouver beat dallas 5-4 in 4ot and anaheim beat minnesota 2-1

Sunday, April 08, 2007

new york islanders in, toronto maple leafs out

the islanders got in with a 3-2 shootout victory over the new jersey devils. they will play the buffalo sabres. the schedule will be out probably tomorrow for the first round.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

a truckload of hockey

14 games in the nhl tonight and there are two left in progress: nashville at colorado and edmonton at calgary. these games could decide the 8th seed tonight if calgary wins or colorado loses. tomorrow the n.y. islanders visit the devils. an islanders loss and theyre out. an islanders win and they get the 8th seed. the rest of the playoff matchups are already set. in the west: #2 anaheim vs #7 minnesota; #3 vancouver vs #6 dallas and #4 nashville vs #5 san jose. #1 detroit will play either colorado or calgary. (calgary and colorado play tomorrow if calgary loses and colorado wins tonight. its the makeup game from december). in the east: #1 buffalo plays either toronto or the islanders; #2 new jersey vs #7 tampa bay; #3 atlanta vs #6 ny rangers and #4 ottawa vs #5 pittsburgh. playoffs start wednesday.

update: nashville 4 colorado 2. calgary is in the playoffs and will play detroit in the playoffs.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

a frenzy of afternoon baseball

lots of afternoon baseball the last couple of days that could make your head spin. or not. watched toronto @ detroit this afternoon. detroit scored 8 runs in the 3rd inning only to have toronto score 7 in the 8th. and the tigers still won 10-9. just insane. an intriguing start to the 2007 season and its only four days old.

Monday, April 02, 2007

florida gators national champs.

the florida gators just beat the ohio state buckeyes 84-75 to repeat as ncaa champions. they are the first team to repeat since duke in 1991 and 1992. ohio state looked like a tired bunch at the end of the game. thats that for another year int the ncaa

Sunday, April 01, 2007

goody's cool orange 500

jimmie johnson barely beat out jeff gordon to win in martinsville. margin of victory was by half a car. jeff gordon still leads jeff burton and jimmie johnson by 28 and 60 pts. dale earnhardt jr, with a 5th place finish moves to 12th in the pts. denny hamlin finished 3rd and kyle busch was 4th. next race in two weeks in texas.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

championship game decided

it will be the florida gators and the ohio state buckeyes for the ncaa championship on monday night. florida beat ucla 76-66 and ohio st beat georgetown 67-60. tipoff on monday night will be approx. 7:20 mdt

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

the beijing medals
here are the beijing gold, silver and bronze medals for the summer olympics. they were unveiled at the 500 days to go mark earlier today. there is jade in the medals, which i think is cool.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

food city 500

wow, can you believe the end of this race. kyle busch beats out jeff burton to win the food city 500 in bristol. jeff burton race him clean to the end. oh yeah, it was a green-white checkered finish. tony stewart had a fuel pump problem while jimie johnson had a blown tire. jeff gordon finished 3rd and now leads the points by 3 over jeff burton. jimmie johnson is 3rd, 75 pts back while tony stewart slides to 12th. next race is in martinsville.
the rest of the final four set

#1 florida beat #3 oregon 85-77 and georgetown who beat #1 north carolina 96-84 in overtime. so on saturday it will be florida vs ucla and ohio state vs georgetown (i may have inadvertantly put ohio st vs ucla yesterday. obviously its a lie).

Saturday, March 24, 2007

one final four matchup decided

#1 ohio state beat #2 memphis 92-76 and will face ucla who beat #1 kansas 68 -55. the other matchup to be determined tomorrow

Friday, March 23, 2007

down to eight + a lenghty streak over (woohoo)

8 teams left in the ncaa tournament. tomorrow, its #1 kansas vs #2 ucla and #1 ohio st vs #2 memphis. on sunday it will be #1 florida vs #3 oregon and #1 north carolina vs #2 georgetown (the latter on the 25th anniversary of the title game between the same teams involving some guy named jordan).

on the hockey front, that loud cheer in edmonton was the oilers FINALLY ENDING A 12 GAME LOSING STREAK with a 4-3 win in a shootout over colorado. their last win was exactly one month ago tonight in detroit.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

first full day of spring

the full beginning of spring and it got to +2 and it's supposed to warm up by the weekend (can you say +12 for saturday). time for the snow to go and grass to pop out.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

kobalt tools 500

jimmie johnson wins his second race in a row with a pass on tony stewart with 3 to go and won it. stewart finished second. they are both in the top 10 in points (johnson in 4th and stewart in 6th) mark martin still leads the points by 8. next race is in bristol next sunday and the first use of the car of tomorrow (the new rear spoiler in use). cant wait to see it.

Friday, March 16, 2007

day two of MARCH MADNESS produces another upset

another upset with #11 winthrop beat #6 notre dame 74-64 and will play oregon sunday in round two. i am watching virginia tech vs illinois at the moment and illinois is leading in the 2nd half.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

the beginning of MARCH MADNESS

the ncaa basketball tournament has begun and so far no upsets to speak of - YET. don't worry, one's about to happen. loads of basketball tonight. so a good and busy night ahead.

update: upset #1. 11 seed virginia commonwealth just beat #6 duke 79-77. vcu played solid defence and wore out duke.

Monday, March 12, 2007

early morning sight

walking out of the house to go to work, i saw the northern lights. they werent strong, but visible enough to see. a nice sight to see.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

uaw daimler chrysler 400

jimmie johnson ran away with this one after the last caution with 11 to go. jeff gordon had led the most laps and ended up 2nd. mark martin still leads the points, even though he's on a limited schedule. the way hes going, i doubt it.

Friday, March 09, 2007

early time change

tomorrow night, canada and the u.s. set their clocks ahead one hour 3 weeks early. it was decides in 2005 to move it to an earlier date. whether it will work or not who knows. im guessing the sun will rise an hour earlier sunday morning and it will get dark an hour earlier. whether that actually happens, well we'll find out sunday.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

spring is back, but for how long?

its warmed up nicely. the snow and ice is melting, and the nice weather is to continue into the weekend. its +3 now. i hope it stays. i think a lot of people are sick of winter.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

oilers autograph session

the oilers had their autograph session today at the mall. the most popular event and the lineups were long. i didnt get any (curses had to work). but i did see jason smith and dwayne roloson. a good time for sure.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

on the road again

global is 'on the road again' starting tonight at the stollery childrens hospital. good way to begin march. now that exhibition baseball is in progress, its a good time to think spring. and central canada got hit with a nasty snowstorm and is supposed to continue into tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

trade deadline

many trades today. the surprising one was ryan smyth getting sent to the n.y. islanders for a couple of nobodies and a draft pick. many fans uderstandably furious (myself included). smytty will talk pubically tomorrow. i think he got traded cause of his salary. just a personal opinion.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

auto club 500

matt kenseth wins the auto club 500 after kevin harvick finds a flat tire on the last caution. jeff gordon finished 2nd, jimmie johnson 3rd and jeff burton 4th. next race in las vegas in 2 weeks

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

long weekend over

it was the family day long weekend. another useless weekend where half the people still had to work the whole weekend. it was busy. thankfully im off tomorrow. its needed.

Monday, February 19, 2007

something worth hearing.

heres a song that was sent to me by Katie (met her on crossbonez). the song she sang is my world and heres the link: i hope you like it. doesnt she have a wonderful voice?

Sunday, February 18, 2007

the 49th daytona 500

quite a finish in the race. i caught the final couple of laps and kevin harvick edged out mark martin at the line to win it. behind them, a crazy wreck that edned up seeing clint bowyer sliding across the finish line on his roof, finishin 18th. tony stewart, from what the fox crew was saying was in a crash that was eerily similar to the one that took dale earnhardt's life (that was 6 years ago tonight). next race is next sunday and the auto club 500 in fontana, california

Thursday, February 15, 2007

lacking hair
as you can see, i dont have much hair. ive been bald before, but this time had something behind it. there's a valentines day hair massacre at the mall on the 13th and 14. its where you put in a minimum 25 dollar donation to shave your head. i didnt think much of it till my supervisor put me up to it. hence the lack of hair. money went to the stollery childrens hospital.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

february 14 a.k.a valentines day.

i suppose ite that time of year. im not too fond of it myself. personally, i wish it didnt happen. i know it sounds depressing. that just who i am.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

budweiser shootout

tony stewart won the budweiser shootout on a gutsy bump pass on kyle busch. rookie david gilliland finished 2nd, and kyle busch 3rd. quite a start to the season. and boy was gilliland good tonight or what.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

brrrrr cold

another cold snap. has most of canada and the u.s. in a deep freeze. yesterday it snowed AND had freezing rain on top of that. driving still sucks cause the streets are still being plowed. what can you do?

Sunday, February 04, 2007

super bowl XLI

the indianapolis colts have just beaten the chicago bears 29-17 to win the vince lombardi trophy on a soggy dolphin stadium in miami. tony dungee became the first african-american coach to win a super bowl. peyton manning was named game mvp

snoopy's icy fun
heres snoopy having a little fun at lucy's expense. makes ya want to go for a skate.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

an interesting site

coming home from work was a site you dont see too much. getting to westmount on the bus was a whole shitload of water on the street. the side street by the bus terminal had water coming from it. im suspecting it was a water main break. would have made for a swim that would keep you up for awhile.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

the beginning of february

the shortest month of the year (no wonder it feels small lol). makes me wonder how theres so much going on in such a short month. the nascar season starts on the 10th with the budweiser shootout, the daytona 500 on the 18th, super bowl 41 on sunday, loads of hockey, players reportin to spring training in florida and arizona. my head is spinning thinking about it. isn't it fun? i say yes.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

talladega nights: the ballad of ricky bobby

thats the movie im watching at the moment. its okay so far. good way to get into that nascar season. the budweiser shootout is the 10th and the daytona 500 on the 18th. im excited for the season already.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

the last 24 hours

yesterday, i had my hard drive cleaned out from 3 viruses infected. also mark recchi scored his 500th goal in a 4-3 shootout win in dallas yesterday. today toronto beat montreal 4-1, while ottawa beat boston in the first two games of the cbc tripleheader. right now the oilers lead the kings 4-3 getting late in the 3rd period.

update: oilers 4 kings 3. another saturday done

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

55th all star game

the western conference beat the eastern conference 12-9 in dallas tonight. daniel briere had 5 pts in the game. first all-star game since 2004.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

good friends

sadly Dayana and i broke up. the positive thing is were still good friends. she had a rough weekend and i never heard from her or even knew she was on until tonight. when we started talking it wasnt the same as before. we both noticed it wasnt the same. we both decided to stay friends and build in that and hopefully havea better relationship down the road. im still hopeful of that.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

conference championship sunday

the chicago bears are in the super bowl with a 34-19 win over the new orleans saints in the nfc championship game. right now in the 2nd quarter, the new enland patriots lead the indianapolis colts 21-3 in the afc championship game. the winner faces chicago in miami.

update: big comeback. the colts are in the superbowl with a 38-34 win. biggest comeback in playoff history. so it will be DA BEARS vs DA COLTS in super bowl XLI (41 if you cant read roman numerals) on feb. 4th

Thursday, January 18, 2007

loving back to back days off

no complaints about that. the rest is much needed too. after the busy christmas season, i think everyone there needs two days off. watching the rest of simom & simon season one. what to do later will be one of those spontaneous things. anyways, thats it.

Monday, January 15, 2007

the afl/nfl championship game anniversary

40 years ag today, the green bay packers beat the kansas city chiefs 35-10 in the first championship game what is now the super bowl. it was then known as the afl/nfl championship game because of the afl that was formed in 1960 and the nfl. the two leagues merged in 1970. the super bowl name came from lamar hunt, the founder of the nfl and the kansas city chiefs, who had seen his kids play with a super ball. the vince lombardi trophy was named after the packers legendary coach. super bowl XLI (41) will be february 4th in miami.
nfl divisional games

a couple of close and exciting ones to finish the divisional games. chicago beat seattle 27-24 in overtime and will face new orleans on sunday in chicago. in the afc, new england will face indianapolis with a 24-21 win in san diego. the afc championship is sunday in indy.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

hockey day in canada

today is the 7th annual hockey day in canada on cbc, this time from nelson b.c. the first game of the triple header had ottawa beat montreal 8-3. right now has vancouver leading toronto 2-1 in the 3nd period and edmonton visits calgary at 8pm. meanwhile on the nfl front indianapolis beat baltimore 15-6 putting them in the afc championship game. philadelphia vs new orleans is close to kicking off. updates later.

update 1: vancouver 6 toronto 1. after a slow first, it was all vancouver. plus four powerplay goals on top of that. as don cherry said, its hard to come back from that.

update 2: new orleans 27 philadelphia 24. new orleans makes first trip to nfc championship in team history.

update 3: calgary 3 edmonton 1. the last game of the night and the end of hockey day in canada tripleheader for another year.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

wild weather wednesday

had a major snowstorm, and still continues a bit. blowing snow reducing visibility. streets are bad. good thing for day off today. no use for travelling anyways. im watching match game. the 4 disc set of the best episodes of match game. hosted by gene rayburn with regular celebrity panelists brett somers, charles nelson reilly and richard dawson.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

wild card weekend

this afternoon the new england patriots beat the n.y. jets 36-17 and will face the san diego chargers in the divisional playoff. the philadelphia eagles, and this jsut happened, beat the new york giants 23-20 with a game winning field goal by david akers and will now go to new orleans to play the saints. yesterday the indianapolis colts beat the kansas city chiefs 23-8 and will go to baltimore to play the ravens. while the seattle seahawks beat the dallas cowboys 21-20 and will face the chicago bears in chicago.

Friday, January 05, 2007


canada beat russia 4-2 to claim their third straight gold medal - all at the expense of the russians. great game today too. meanwhile the u.s beat sweden 2-1 for the bronze.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

semi final wednesday

canada just beat the united states in a shootout. they win it 5-4 in the shootout and 2-1 in the game. up next: the gold medal game against either russia or sweden. that game is coming up shortly.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

oilers record 1000th win

the oilers recorded the win with a 4-1 win over the florida panthers. they got it in the third fewest games (behind montreal and philadelphia) with 2115 games. a historic night
steve yzerman night

steve yzerman had his #19 retired tonight in detroit. his number joins gordie howe's #9, ted lindsay's #7, terry sawchuck's #1, alex delvecchio's #10 and sid abel's #12. great scene .

Monday, January 01, 2007

a quiet new years day

a quiet day needed. it was payday today to, so i picked up my paycheck and got one of my printer ink cartriges filled up. now im chatting with my lovely girlfriend.
HAPPY 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR and to all a great year - i hope.