Friday, December 31, 2010

the rio de janeiro 2016 olympic logo

this logo was unveiled an hour ago on copacabana
beach in rio de janeiro in fron of 2.5 million people.
the unveiling was part of the new years celebrations there.
another new years eve thriller

this ended up a pretty damn good game. sweden ended up beating canada 6-5 in a shootout and won group b and a bye into the semis. canada will play in a quarter final game sunday vs the trird place team in group A, pending the result of the u.s vs switzerland game. result later.

update: u.s. 2 swtizerland 1. u.s. wins group A and got a bye into the semis. canada will play switzerland in one quarter final matchup with the winner to play the u.s. in one semi. finland and russia play in the other quarter final matchup with the winner playing sweden in the other. quarter finals are sunday.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

world juniors in full swing.

we're four days into it and canada is sitting at 3 wins and no losses after beating norway 10- 1 tonight, 7-2 vs the czech rep. yesterday and russia 6-3 on boxing day. the last round robin game is new years eve against sweden. by then the playoff rounds will be decided.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

boxing day madness - except at westmount

the usual boxing day madness all over the place. stores crowde. malls jam packes. westmount mall was quiet as usual. just like any other sunday. westmount doesnt have any of the bigname stores. plus its a smaller mall and suited for seniors mostly. boxing day is overrated anyways.

Friday, December 24, 2010

merry christmas

merry christmas everyone. best wishes. i hope all is well.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

first day of winter with a dash of luner eclipse over night

its the first day of winter. okay it acually starts at 4:38pm today. this coincided with the lunar eclipse last night. last time a lunar eclipse happened on the first day of winter was in the 1630s. next time that happens will be 2094. with today being the shortest day of the year daylight wise, the sun will slowly stay out longer.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

our own snow storm

we got our own snowstorm here on wednesday. got anywhere between 10-30 cm of the white stuff come down. plus the 40-50kph winds and there were some drifts galore. i dont know if all the major streets and bus routed got done yet, but they were bad. it wasn't fun shovelling either. by christmas, temperatures will be to normal average -7.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

mass snow creats chaos for some christmassy for others

bigtime snow storm went through the midwest united states. the new england patriots played the bears in chicago in the snow there and won 36-7, while in minnesota the n.y.giants and vikings had to move theier game to tomorrow night AND to detroit when the weight of the snow caused the teflon roof to collapse. theres a video of it on the msn page. while here no storms like that, but it snowed a bit the last tree or four days. with the cool weather and christmas lights up, its looking good. snow much fun eh.

Monday, December 06, 2010

the red green show

i got the red gren show - the toddlin' years (seasons 4-6) last month and im enjoying it immensely. almost finished season 4 already. of course i had my bag of m&m's. the m&m's go back to when the show first startedup in 1991 and it seemed like when the show was on i had a bag of m&ms. i have the first 11 seasons of the red green show. now i wait for the last four seasons to come out.

Sunday, December 05, 2010


not much happening lately here besides the hockey. got most of the christmas shopping dont already. saw a christmas play last night and on the way home listened to a hockey game (no surprise there eh). jimmie johnson got his 5th trophy at the awards ceremony in las vegas 48 hours ago. cant forget the world junior hockey championship starts boxing day. not bad for the first five days of december. oh yeah my room is decked out.