i played in a tennis tournament over the weekend - my first one ever.
i lost both games but had fun. i entered the wrong event - the open, instead of the 4.5 rating and under. good practice though. my first match was 1-6, 0-6 against a man from cranbrook, bc who was the tournament pro.
my second match was 2-6, 2-6 against a tournament veteran. it was a better match than it appears though, as a lot of the games went to deuce.
i have not blogged in a long time. amongst events that i can recall - went to a great "tv on the radio" concert, holidays with tressa, tim's bachelor party, bought a wii, won a street hockey tournament, went to a wedding in tisdale
last friday, july 24th, a crew of my company's finest hockey players competed in the stantec sticks on 23rd charity street hockey tournament. i am not sure the number of teams (though math would tell me 16), but we somehow came out on top.
there were some solid teams - like a U of S Husky squad and a Saskatoon Blazers team. we went 4-0 to become A Side Champs and win a nice Stanley Cup replica (for the year) which we carried around proudly.
each team had one WHL or NHL player - including Colby Armstrong and Luke Schenn. Our representative was tampa bay prospect blair jones - who was a big component in us winning, though our entire team played solid and i potted my share of goals.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)
This album has been a staple of my music collection since it's release in 2008. I think it is one of Nick Cave's best albums. The album is moody and full of lyrical imagery. Dark, trancy at times such as on the track "Night of the Lotus eaters". The lyrics of this album are very strong and is what draws me back to it time and again. The track "Midnight Man" is an absolute gem:
Hold that chrysalis in your palm
See it split and change
It won't do you any harm
It's just trying to rearrange
It was born to live a day
Now it flies up from your hand
It's the one they call your ever loving man
Wolves have carried your babies away
Oh, your kids drip from their teeth
The nights are long and the day
Is bitter cold beyond belief...
...Close your eyes, sleep in him
Dream of your lost sons and daughters
Me, I'll raise up my dorsal fin
And glide up and down the waters
The closing track "More news from nowhere" though just under eight minutes could go sixteen and I would be quite happy to listen to it all.