shots 25-7 since the first and it’s the end of the third period. the score is 1-1 Carolina vs New Jersey
— 22 seconds left and the Devils score. they’ve been outplayed the entire game, their goalie has been keeping them alive and they pull ahead 2-1. things looked glum for the Canes but 3 seconds left in the game they score.
We just finished dinner and tuned in. Ottawa was already defeated by Buffalo earlier this evening
and Edmonton/San Jose
is coming up. they’ll have those shark fins out floating around the ice any minute now – then the players will spill forth out of the big huge shark’s mouth and onto the ice.
Tonight we also have game 3 of the WHL playoffs, Vancouver vs Moose Jaw. For any of those frugal canuck fans who want all the action (and more) they should have checked out the Giants’ first two games at the Pacific coliseum – 12-24 bucks for a seat. Should there be a game 5, they’ll be back here but we all know the Giants are gonna sweep 😉
so much hockey, so little time – this is great! the only thing better would be if our darling canucks were involved in the playoffs this year (no, im not going to get into WHY or HOW or anything). john just asked me when the cup was in vancouver last – um i guessed the 20s… i looked it up – the Vancouver Millionaires won it for 1914-1915. Which made him gasp and reaffirm something he’s said before ‘My god! being a canucks fan IS like being a Cubs fan!”
Today we sat in on CBC RadioOne’s Book Club session with Dr. David Suzuki. It was a remarkable experience – to be exposed to such knowledge and passion – and to see John look around the studio and just know he totally misses working in radio :p
This is in tandem with ExplorASIAN – celebrating Pan-Asian arts and Culture. As Wynne wrote on Metroblogging Vancouver:
There are more than literary events on the chockful schedule like movie screenings, seminars about Zen and feng shui, and surely kid-oriented events like karate and origami demonstrations.
It would be great to check out some of these events going on in the city, click on the schedule link for full details.
Um so the San Jose/Edmonton game
comes on this afternoon and we are sat there on the couch, listening to the national anthems and I say to John – you’re rooting for SJ right? He replies, yep. I confirm, ya me too – stinkin oilers. I get up, walk over to the computer and check out the blog post I made with my round 2 picks
. I gasp. I look at John – I gasp – was my mind somewhere else? Is my heart trying to tell me something? Is my brain? … If you check it out I picked Edmonton to win. I’m not sure why – I was the most ANTI-Oiler last week and wanted Detroit to win – and for a VANCOUVERITE to want Detroit to beat out a Canadian team… that means business. Stinkin Oilers ruined the nucks’ playoff chances
when it came down to the wire – why would i type that name in there as my pick? I even announced my support for Detroit during the last RadioZoom couch cast
Looking at these teams play now I realize Vancouver was not up to snuff, and the oilers just put that last nail in the coffin, but still. I’m torn. I’m not going to edit the blogpost. Ya know it’s like typos I make sometimes. I sit here and type so feverishly my fingers auto-complete words for me. Like when I type “sometimes” my fingers automatically go for the “h” when I get to ‘s-o-m-e-t’ because they want to spell “something” instead. Okay now I’m just rambling like a crazy person. A crazy person who officially picked Edmonton in a blogpost to win round 2. *sigh* what have I done?
We had a great margarita-filled night on Friday. Gus & Russ came over to our place to sample our homemade selection – I used John’s recipe and poured everyone a glass – we made a toast, i’m not sure why or about what, and our night officially began.
Once my sister and friends arrived we made our way to the best lil mexican restaurant in the west end, Poncho’s. We got there about 830 – the time of our reservations – and the place was PACKED. We had to wait about 15 minutes but they still catered well to our party of 9.
The food was excellent (we swear the salsa had a lil more kick this time) and the margaritas were plentiful.
Poncho’s is definately worth checking out, not only based on the menu but the atmosphere/character of the place is incomperable around here. Live music, laughter, pleasant wait staff and of course the Poncho’s Special.
When you order this drink Poncho himself bring out a little cart equipped with a coffee pot, candle, and about 4 different kinds of liqueur. It’s quite the display and smells extremely yummy – like sugar and liquor. He does a few tricks, lights it on fire, fills it up with coffee, covers the drink in whipped cream and tops it off with anothing liqueur poured from a flaming ladel. I owe John one the next time we go.
we’re heading out to our fave hole-in-the wall mexican restaurant tonight to celebrate
and have some excellent food. we’re meeting up with my sister and some friends who will probably want to totally go all out on the town afterwards. i think the plans are still in the works.
i don’t think we’ve gone ‘out on the town’ since my birthday. well, he and i have been out and about
– to concerts and such
, but not with my sister et al for a while – it should be totally fun,
especially if laura
gets off work in time and isn’t too busy doing work for our toronto office.
as you may or may not know (depending on how long you’ve been reading my blog) john makes a mean margarita – i still can’t wait to get back to Monticello, sit around his mom’s kitchen – eating pico de gallo and talk about life with the family.
as for tonight, we’ll see if we have any stories to tell later on…. :p