Tuesday, April 25, 2006

At the risk of turning this into a hockey blog, let me describe for you what happened last night at the memorial centre. Our team, the Petes, went up 1-0 early in the game, and were playing well, looking strong, but then gave up two goals near the end of the first period, to be down a goal. We gave up two more in the second, and entered the third trailing 4-1, skating slow, with our heads down. Then, with 10 minutes to go, we finally scored our second. The announcer wasn't even finished announcing the goal scorer when we scored again, igniting the crowd. Suddenly everyone in the building believed we could pull it off, most importantly the players. They were a whole new team; they looked like they were skating on fresh legs, not third period legs, and the opponents, Barrie, looked disorganized, tired, and worried. With a minute to go in the game, still trailing 4-3, we tied it up. The arena was going nuts! I lost my voice. Heading into OT, we were moving with a tonne of momentum, and the winning goal only took a minute or so. What an incredible comeback. It was certainly worth the price of admission.
In other hockey news, the Habs are up 2-0 in their series! They're looking like a playoff team. Huge.
In golf news, I heard Darcy Tucker beat Tie Domi by two shots on the weekend.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Lunch and Learn

One of the perks of my job is that from time to time an equipment supplier/manufacturer will show up at our office for a 'lunch and learn' session, where they provide us with lunch, while we learn about their products, why we should be specifying their equipment rather than competitors, etc. It's great. It's a win win situation. Today we learned all about Wilo Pumps.

I had a great weekend. A great mix of friends, faith and fun. BBQ's were enjoyed, coffee and beer were finally consumed (yay for lent!), and I had a chance to catch up with old friends. I got a call last night from one of my old housemates from Queen's, Tyler, who's parent's now live in Peterborough. He was visiting them and had some free time, so we met up for some food downtown. I can't remember the last time I saw Ty, but it's been over a year, which is definately far too long. It was so good to catch up, to talk about our lives and the directions they're going, and what we've been doing.

One of the other events this weekend was the 1st annual Good Friday Rock Golf Championship, held in Jackson's Park. I finished third, as the podium shot above shows. I lost my rock on the last hole, a long hole with a bit of a dog leg to the right. I missed the dog-leg with my tee-toss and landed in a bog. Maybe next year will be my year.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Happy Easter.
May all that Christ secured for you through his life, his death and his resurrection be yours in fullness and newness this weekend.

Monday, April 10, 2006


The New York Times has a thought provoking editorial about Jesus and politics which is well worth the read. Click here.

I got word last week that a friend of mine who was once a meat eater, and then a vegetarian has once again joined the ranks of those who eat meat. It'll be nice to share a pound or two of wings with him again.

Chivalry is dead. As I've written before, my desk is next to a window and outside of that window is a parking lot, and across the parking lot is a business called "Rocky Ridge Drinking Water Ltd.". All day long a variety of people stop in with empty jugs of water to fill them up. It's incredible how often a couple will pull up in a car or truck and the guy just stays in the car while his wife/girlfriend/mom/partner fills the jugs on her own. I just watched a pregnant woman carry two big 18L (40lb) jugs of water to her car, on her own, whilst her husband sat there watching. Maybe she wants it that way, to prove herself somehow. Maybe he's just lazy.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Spring ahead, as they say, tonight.