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Archive for April, 2007

Hockey Night in Canada

by on Apr.13, 2007, under z-Old Posts

I admit, I haven’t watched a lot of hockey this year, but there’s something about the playoffs that really makes you pay attention. Even though the Leafs didn’t make it, there are plenty of other teams to cheer for. Actually, without having a primary team to cheer for makes me follow the playoffs even more, because I can just enjoy great hockey – not stress over how my team is doing.

Tonight on the plane ride from Calgary to Winnipeg, I watched Hockey Night in Canada with Ron McLean and Kelly Hrudey. I’ve always liked Kelly Hrudey, even when he was playing goal for the Kings.

I really liked the interaction between Ron and Kelly. Ron really seems more animated, and I enjoyed that. To be honest, I wouldn’t be that sad if Don Cherry wasn’t around anymore. The novelty of his harshness has really worn off, at least for me.

So for now I say GO CANUCKS and GO FLAMES. The big question is, should I go see Game 4 of Vancouver vs Dallas in Dallas on Tuesday night? I don’t really want to go, but I’m not sure I’d get another opportunity like that. I’ll probably decide that day.

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Drive Thru Etiquette

by on Apr.12, 2007, under z-Old Posts

This morning, as per normal morning routine, I stopped at the Tim Horton’s drive thru beside work.

The speaker is usually very quiet, and today a soft spoken girl was working the mike.  As if that didn’t make it bad enough, two cars behind me there was a big diesel truck rumbling away.  So that’s my first etiquette point – loud vehicles – please do not use the drive thru.

The other issue is space.  I suppose drive thrus are built strategically to allow a certain number of vehicles between the window and the speaker.  But, as we all know, vehicles can be all sorts of different sizes.  So, please, when between the speaker and the window, please pull up as close as you possibly can to the vehicle in front of you – this may allow the person behind you to get those few inches closer to the speaker.  After all, unless you’re right in front of the speaker, you won’t be able to hear thanks to Mr. Diesel Truck behind you.

Finally, avoid ordering things that take a long time.  For instance, at Tim’s, please don’t order a bagel or sandwich through the drive thru.  Not only do they take longer, and therefore hold up the drive thru line, they also seem to get priority over inside orders.  Very frustrating when I choose to have a bagel, go inside, and proceed to have to wait for all the drive thru orders to get their bagels before I get mine.  I’m doing it for you people!!

That’s probably it for now.  I am certain I will think of more later.

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Dropping the ball

by on Apr.05, 2007, under z-Old Posts

Oohh, and I thought I’d gotten so good at remembering to update my blog.

It’s been a busy past few weeks.  Thanks to the start of spring break for Calgary’s elementary school students, I was unable to get a flight to Winnipeg last weekend.  Instead, I ended up at home in St. Catharines. It was a lot of fun, I had a great time with my parents and my sister and her boyfriend.  But it was really really hard being away from Dave for so long, and I had a little meltdown when I got back to Calgary Monday night.  So, since not many people were in the office, I decided to come home to Winnipeg on Tuesday night, and work from home on Wednesday and Thursday.

What a great decision.  Except no work got done thanks to a nasty bout of food poisoning or 24-hour flu or something.  I was able to do a bit of work, but not very much.  Because of being sick, Dave and I were not able to fly to Toronto tonight for Easter weekend, but instead we will fly to Hamilton tomorrow morning.  On Monday night, Dave will fly back to Winnipeg and I’ll fly back to Calgary.

I will post more about the weekend when we get back.  I don’t really expect to post much this weekend, so y’all have a nice holiday!

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