my archives are not working properly, half of may is gone and june is non-existant. i have however added categories to the sidebar. you win some, you lose some. i am not happy with blogger.
it touches me personally on many levels. my great uncles were killed in the war and my grandfather was forced into the army at 15. my other grandfather was stationed in africa and italy – they were fighting against each other. my great grandmother was killed in the blitz in london and my grandmas have amazing tales of where they were when this all took place. i actually have an auto-biography my great aunt wrote, telling of what she and my grandma encountered during those years but i have yet to get it translated. this part of history touches us all in one way or another.
even though today the big news is about it being 6/6/6, we should remember the historic significant of this date and try to fathom the hell on earth it was fighting in that war back then and what the world would be like now if we hadn’t.
As Wyn noted on an earlier post of mine, there are 5 girls from BC and none from Eastern Canada. um… why? I’m sure there are pretty girls back East – maybe they just didn’t know about the show.
If Jay is just a ‘guest judge’ this week how will the other judges be next week? He seemed like the only one with a ‘good’ opinion last time. Hopefully they don’t go all soft like the judges on Canadian Idol (compared to American).
I think as Canadians we just expect more – when will it be time to break away from the ‘since it’s Canadian (& made for Canadians) that means it’s low budget’ thing? I think we’ve almost overcome that so perhaps that’s why we all expected a lil better… or maybe I’m just making excuses for a crappy spin off – but of course i’m going to continue to watch religiously regardless, i’m a sucker like that :p
it’ll be great to hear Oh Canada at the playoffs but I can’t say I’ll be cheering for the Oilers. I know that’s a sucky neutral way to go, but as stated in John’s podcast and in previous posts, I’m just looking forward to the action. And although as a somewhat recent vancouverite he doesn’t quite understand a Canuck fan’s possible resentment toward the Oilers this season, John and I are pretty much on the same page when it just comes to watching good hockey – and yes, begrudgingly – the Oilers are playing some fantastic hockey.
With that said. I wanna be in Raleigh tonight for some hockey tailgate action! Even though I have yet to experience some ‘real’ football tailgate fun… hmm I hear the Hawkeye fans know how to have a good time :p
it’ll be a bummer low-key weekend but seeing as how last weekend was so incredibly nuts, maybe it’s for the best. i’ll be hanging out with my sister tonight – we did a trip to the states on wednesday but only to pay our bill and quickly check out some deals, not much time for a big shop.