The draft experience as awesome. John will have our podcast posted up sometime soon, it captures the crowd, the fans, the glitz n glamour and even the booooredom of it all – heck we stayed til round 7 baby! Tons of people there for the first round, we had to sit in the balcony until the Canucks made their pick then the place pretty much cleared out. We moved down to the lower bowl, right near the entrance/exit for the coaching staff (probably one of the only ways to the loo) so lots of old timers, record breakers and just-signed prospects were walking by us the entire time. The Devils’ table was right in front of us so we could observe the “process” a lil.
Highlights of the night? Seeing Gretsky, the new Canucks coach (Vigneault), ‘rookie of the year’ – Ovechkin and meeting Scottie Bowman (if I have to explain to you who this man is… gaw… only THE most winningest coach in NHL history – I don’t care if John doesn’t like a red wings, i mean come on!). Also – being there LIVE for trade announcements, hearing the fans roar (Everett Silvertips and their darn cowbells!) and sitting in front of professional autograph vultures – it really was a different kind of hockey experience.
We’re coming back down from the hockey-high and hitting the beach again today. Even though we didn’t get to meet up with other bloggers (J.J., OpEd), if I win the 1st round entry contest – prize being a night in a suite for a game – I’m sure we’ll be extending some invites…
Bertuzzi, Auld and Allen for Luongo, Lukas Krajicek and a 2006 sixth round pick from Florida (TSN). YIPES! I’ll have to let this marinate. Wow.
A defensemen and a goalie – not exactly what we were in dire need of. Sad to see Auld and Allen go – Bertuzzi? It was inevitable. The Canucks OpEd (post) has all the resources/info for ya. A point raised over there: Will Cloutier now be backup? So many questions…
If you haven’t noticed already, the 80s are “back”. Not necessarily in good way (come on, leggings? Why not go all out and break out the neon slouch socks!), they’re back in a re-hashed, ‘oh i remember that’ kinda way.
There’s a consumer focus on my generation. We are becoming parents (not me – don’t worry mom!) so the toys on store shelves are appealing to us as much as the kids. Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Cabbage Patch Kids etc. A leathery Hulk Hogan is wrestling again (when did this happen?) and Joey McIntye shows up on ‘Dancing withthe Stars‘ (every girl at some point was probably imaging herself married to him by now).
So here’s my question, you’ve got the popular Growing Pains and Who’s the Boss with the catchy opening theme music that everyone remembers, but what about the lesser-known shows that I KNOW people watched but barely talk about … (or even want to remember :p). Drop a name, lyrics to a theme… try me, it’ll make me smile.
So all hopped up on syrup and ice, John invited me into the “studio” for a special guest appearance on Radiozoom episode #98.
It’s silly, it’s informative, it’s packed with great music and even though I blabber on spoiling Jpod (for those who haven’t read it yet) it was a darn good time. Check it out on Radiozoom.net or via this fancy episode-specific link.
It was an announcement regarding the kick off of ‘Tourism Vancouver’s 100 Days of Summer, your Guide to the Best of Everything that’s Happening this Summer’. (site) Complete with things-to-do, special offers, suggestions for fun days out n’ about in the city, this is a useful tool for locals and tourists/visitors alike. Festivals, parades (fun, FREE things) as well as complete day-long adventures are all included (Participants’ Guide). You can pick up your own guide at the Touristinfo Centre, 200 Burrard, Downtown Vancouver or visit the website, www.tourismvancouver.com.