goalie commentators

it seems like every ex-goalie is a NHL commentator. here is my list of them in decreasing tolerance:

  • kelly hrudey
  • greg millen
  • darren pang
  • helen keller (go with it - she is the control...i would rather have a deaf, blind commentator than the next two)
  • lisa simpson
  • glenn healy

glenn healy is terrible!!! guh try to watch a game he does without him mentioning: kovalev, 1994 ny rangers, smartening up, kovalev going top corner backhand on a breakaway (he used to do that against me in practice), or a general negative vibe.

Update, 2012 While the cliches of Healy remain the same, he has gotten a lot better. Some games I even make it to the third period before he irks me :P


2008 new years resolutions

here are my resolutions...(i'm making them up post jan 1, but who cares really? i'll try to put up more as i think of them)

  1. i know i will always be very ambitious and at the same time very laid back [but not concurrently]...and it drives me nuts sometimes...so maybe, i will try to remain ambitious, but more consistently instead of trying to do something that can't be done and then being lazy the next couple days: try doing less every day....rambling....summary: set goals on a day by day basis
  2. i am tolerant and i stand up for myself when i need be, but i would like to be less tolerant actually, so that i can propel desired change in my life quicker and be happier. i'm not saying that i'm going to be ignorant, just looking more out for number 1 this year. too much patience can be a fault.
  3. be more balanced
  4. consistent sleep cycle (good luck on this one)
  5. less alcohol, more exercise, healthy eating. i did pretty good on this last year and would like to continue this trend.
  6. this item will probably be the hardest for me to fulfill but i think it would be beneficial to practice daily meditation/breathing. (in all seriousness)

flashlights of the past and future

an observation: in sci-fi shows, whether made 30 years ago or in the present and whether set in the past or distant future, the technology of flashlights has not evolved at all...don't believe me? watch anything sci-fi...you would think that in the future we would learn to modify the dual nature of light somehow...nope just regular old flashlights down caves and abysses and underwater and in space...


Fare ye well, Guitar World Acoustic

i'm disappointed to hear that the only guitar magazine that i respected, Guitar World Acoustic, is no longer producing issues.

most of the issues were great and produced new songs that i had not heard of before and grew to enjoy. the magazine was only released bimonthly, an as such, it was eagerly anticipated and i have every issue of the last seven years (over 40).

on the bright side, now i have time to go back to the old issues and learn the songs that i didn't get around to.


doppelgangers

mike fisher and ethan hawke

ethan hawke on the right in street clothes, and in ottawa uniform on the left
tom hanks vs mark recchi

few NHLers have had the longevity of Tom Hanks
four generations

so, i saw "bullitt" for the first time a while ago...and i thought that steve macqueen looked familiar...then it hit me that he could be daniel craig's father...but i was not finished here. i tried to google two similar images, but they were mostly of the old macqueen compared to the younger craig. being hetero, and not wanting to look at too many images of the two, i realized that instead of making macqueen = craig, i could produce macqueen from craig and the simpson's moe szyslaks. further more, hockey great brett hull could be produced from craig and macqueen....

doubt it? take a look at the results...i think they speak for themselves (had i not given the lengthy, lengthy explanation)


Words of Wisdom

When one teaches, two learn.

Robert Half

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Ray Lamontagne - Jolene ()

...A man needs something he can hold onto
A nine pound hammer or a woman like you
Either one of them things will do
Jolene
I ain't about to go straight
It's too late
I found myself face down in the ditch
Booze in my hair
Blood on my lips
A picture of you, holding a picture of me
In the pocket of my blue jeans
Still don't know what love means
Still don't know what love means...



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