Thursday, February 18, 2010

Some Random Notes Before Our Trip

So has anyone been watching the Winter Olympics? I've caught bits and pieces of it here and there. Shaun White was ridiculous last night in the Men's Snowboard Half Pipe. I do not see how anyone can top his dominance. I also caught a bit of the men's speed skating, but in reality, here in Canada, is there any other sport that matters more than the Men's Hockey? No, not even close. That is the one sport I will not be missing! This year Team Canada has the looks of the most complete hockey team ever assembled. Our selections this year were so deep, that you could make an equally strong second team. So now our nation waits, with it's collective breath held as we hope our boys can bring back the Gold to Canada on home soil. Our first test cam up against Norway, and it was an absolute walk. My man Jerome Iginla Lit things up with a hat trick (3 goals in one game, for those not familiar with the sport), and was absolutely dominant. He was teamed up with Rick "Nasty" Nash, and Sidney "Sid the Kid" Crosby. This formed an absolutely lethal first line for the Canadians that i think we'll see a lot more of as the tournament wears on. I love it! I can't wait to see how this tournament wears on, it's going to be the most exciting hockey since the '72 Summit Series. And I have a feeling Jerome is going to be the major force behind Canada's road to victory.

Ok, enough hockey for now. On to other things, a little later today me and the fam are hopping a plane to go visit Jody's family out east. I gotta say, I'm not looking forward to the plane ride. Over the last few years I've been flying a ton, and at first it was all neat and exciting, but now, I just dread it. The cramped seating, the boring entertainment, people climbing over one another, turbulence. I really don't enjoy flying anymore. But it will be good to get back to see friends and family in Ontario. I'm dying to visit Guelph again (where we lived before moving to Calgary). I miss that little town, and the people there. If we end up back in Ontario again, that's the only place I think I'm willing to go. Out of all the towns we lived in when we were out there, Guelph was the one place I actually felt "at home" in. It was a wonderful little place that holds a special spot in my heart. Another cool thing though was that you were never too far away from anyone or anything in Ontario, because of the highway system there. While we lived in Guelph, we were never more than 45 minutes away from family and friends. So needless to say, it will be nice to visit the old stomping grounds again.

Well, I will be offline until I get back home on Monday, so have a good weekend everyone. Keep your sticks on the ice, and GO Canada GO!


Jan, Nick and Sienna said...

You guys havw to come see us!!! FOr sure next time! plus Sienna is getting a puppy!