Tuesday, February 28, 2012

daytona afterthought

i saw the highlights after my last post of the daytona 500.  wow.  from a lap two wreck started with elliott sadler taking out jimmie johnson then more cars got collected to juan pablo montoya rinning into a jet dryer causing the jet dryer to catch fire, which caused a two hour delay there.  then there was the green-white-chekered finish with matt kenseth beating dale earnhardt jr to win.  next race is sunday in phoenix and the subway fresh fit 500.

Monday, February 27, 2012

daytona 500 a night later

it was a day late, plus it was ran under the lights, yet matt kenseth wins the daytona 500 under a green white checker finish.  congrats to matt.  i wish i could have seen it.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

weather after effects in more ways than one

today was the clean up beginning after yesterdays snow storm left 16cm on the ground.  oy.  loads of digging out vehicles and shovelling sidewalks and driveways by residents and plowing by the city.  we have a parking ban on bus routes as a result

meanyhile in daytona, the daytona 500 was postoned to monday for the first time ever when persistent rain hung around causing the postponement.  it will be run tomorrow at noon eastern time (10am here).

Friday, February 24, 2012

friday midday musing a little snowy

got a friday off (got last friday off with tuesday hmm) and liking the snow on the ground.  it's moisutre on the ground which has  been needed.  its been a mild winter thus far.  its supposed to snow starting tonight, all day tomorrow and into sunday.  i have an australian friend (she came in december and is working at the mall.  she is here for a year) who is enjoying the snow and the weather.  she wants to experience a snow storm.i got to admire her for coming here and being a long way from home.  she is definitely enjoying alberta.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

sayanora long weekend.  good riddance

the family day long weekend is over and i couldn't be more happier.  the mall was a damn zoo and it was stressful as hell.  alot of my coworkers were wiped by the end of the day yesterday.  we were all quite happy the long weekend ended.  saturday night was the budweiser shootout as well and kyle busch won.  the daytona 500 is this coming sunday.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

hockey day in canada

it's hockey day in canada.  this years host is from prince edward island.  the triple header games feature:  edmonton at ottawa at 12 noon, montreal at toronto at 5pm and vancouver at calgary at 8pm.   winnipeg is playing today as well.  they visit pittsburgh at 12pm.  gonna be a good one this year.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

super bowl 46 in the books

the new york giants won 21-17 in a close one.  eli manning completed 30 of 40 passes, threw a touchdown and was named super bowl mvp.  ahmad bradshaw scored the winning touchdown when trying to stop at the one yard line and fell foward into hte end zone to score.  thats another season in the books.  see you in september nfl.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

a heck of a night for sam gagner

in an 8-4 win by the oilers over the black hawks, sam gagner scored 4 goals and had 4 assists in an 8 point night, tying wayne gretzky and paul coffey for the team record for points in a game, and became the 13th player to score 8 points in a game.  the record for points is darryl sittler with 10 points (6 goals and four assists).

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

beggining of february

ahhhh the beginning of february is here.  a day off from work is a good way to start february.  got tomorrow off as well.  with the weather being nice, it going to be enjoyed.  cant wait till sunday and the super bowl.