Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Holiday Pictures

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

Oh, Canada!

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

One year later....

First picture is from the blog archive 2007.... second picture is from 20 minutes ago. Which weather do you think my face seems to say I prefer?

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year! Cabin Fever...

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.