Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Depending on the size of your computer screen, pictures go either in a left-right order with two per row or a simple top to bottom order. Pictures from the holidays: heading home on the Confederation Bridge a week before Christmas, me with the parents having a pre-"M-Pub"-drink to McCartney's "Everybody Dance Tonight", Me and Santi on New Year's, my brother and Samuel, Samuel with his hand up telling me that I have taken enough pictures, and finally me and Thomas. The unshaven face says it all... time to go back to Massachusetts! "I need home for a rest!"- Spirit of the West
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Overtime winner!! (Photo Courtesy of Reuters via Globe and Mail)
It doesn't get old. Four years in a row I have come home and after Christmas, sat down and watched the World Junior Hockey Championships. Four years in a row, I have sung off-key "Oh, Canada" after watching the Gold Medal game. One of my speakers of a coaching conference I organized in Saskatchewan, Curtis Hunt, was one of the Assistant Coaches on this year's addition. And while I don't personally know any of the players, you sure get to know these kids watching them everyday during the holidays. And what a great performance they put on continuing a holiday tradition that also signifies that soon I will be leaving Canada and going back to the grind.
After a crazy Friday night/Saturday morning, I tested my liver again yesterday watching the finals at a local Sports bar. As the "Spirit of the West" song goes:
You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
These so-called vacations will soon be my death
I'm so sick from the drink I need home for a rest.
I need to go back to work for a rest! But first I am off to spoil the nephews in Ottawa! I shall see my Island home after the cows get out and in PEI historian David Weale's words "make it to the grass". Already looking forward to a great summer in 2008.
Friday, January 04, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
The picture from the Island Webcam is worth a thousand words. With my laptop back in Massachusetts, I am unable to download any of the great photos from my camera (mostly with a glass of wine in my hand). Regardless, it was a great Christmas and I have certainly enjoyed my time at home and I will add those pictures later.
Just finished watching "Brooklyn Lobster", a great movie and will watch "Bourne Ultimatum" later on. I plan on running down the street at midnight even with the snow up to my hips if I have to.
Off to Ottawa in a week to see Craig, Susan, and the Nephews before heading back to reality.