"Team Horgan finished third in this event last year. They'd like to improve on that this year."
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Looking forward to seeing Tony "Cashbox" Clement do the perp walk soon.
New Democrat MP Charlie Angus issued the call Monday based on new documents in which a senior federal bureaucrat contradicts Clement’s insistence that he was not involved in choosing which projects would get funding to spruce up his riding.
“He told the Canadian people, ‘If anybody could ever prove that I would do that, I’d turn myself over to the cops.’ Well, Tony, what about it?” Angus told a news conference.
Conservative cabinet minister Tony Clement was involved in choosing which projects were selected for the multi-million dollar G8 legacy fund, according to documents obtained by the federal New Democrats.
“It is my understanding that MINO [the Minister’s Office] advised Infrastructure Canada which projects should be supported under the G8 Infrastructure & Legacy Fund and their staff prepared the contribution agreements for them accordingly,” said a January 13, 2010 email from Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) official Tom Dodds that the NDP released to the media on Monday.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The ice in Markdale was the worst I have played on in a long time. We were throwing our normal board weight just to hit the house. The rocks were squirrely as well. Our lead was throwing one that was 15 feet lighter than the other, and it lost handle on every throw. Brutal.
I felt a little better when I saw the vice for the favourite team in the thing hog a guard in the 11th end of their game last night. That was typical of all the games across the four sheets.
Too bad a Regional has to be played under such shitty conditions.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Smallest daughter was grouching about school one day. She said that the class was learning a bunch of kindergarten songs, and that they all wanted something a little more "grown up" - something more in tune with the tastes of third graders.
F: Mr. C only teaches us stupid songs, like 'Poor little bug on the wall'.
Me: You sang that song in nursery school.
F: Oho! So you see my POINT, DO YOU?!?!?!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Welcome to The Twitter.
I'll be coaching a team at the 2012 Timbits Provincial Curling Championship in Parry Sound in April. To keep family, friends, schoolmates and school staff up to date on the team's progress while we prepare and while we're at the event, I've created a Twitter account.
Follow along as we practice and compete!
Monday, January 09, 2012
Smallest daughter was part of a "turkey shoot" at junior curling yesterday. Teams of four were throwing draws to see who the lucky winners would be. As it turns out, her team had three rocks in the house (two of hers, she was careful to make clear to us) and were the winners of four frozen roasting chickens.
Some years, by the time winter ends and BBQ season starts, the freezer is full of boxes with place numbers written on them. Generally, "4th" means pork chops, "3rd" means ribs, "2nd" means steaks, and "1st" is steaks and/or ribs. This year, there's a chicken in the freezer and the eight-year-old is sporting a big grin.
- p.s. - for the curious, "5th" and "6th" are usually ham, "7th" and "8th" are bacon. It's good bacon, but it's never as good as the 1st place steaks.
We were at Casino Rama yesterday to take in the final of this year's TSN Curling Skins Game. What a great game! Pat Simmons was on fire for Koe's team, making almost everything. Koe himself was a highlight reel, with big weight runbacks and many draws covering the pin.
The decision on the shot to win the game came down to either a draw for a carryover or a big weight triple. I was leaning towards the draw myself, thinking that it would be a good warmup for the carryover-deciding draw for the win. However, it was definitely possible to make the double and stick around, so even if the triple didn't work, the carryover would still happen.
Simmons put the broom down and told Koe it would work, no doubt keeping an eye on the clock that had them down around a minute left at that point. Koe gripped it and ripped it, and cashed a big cheque. Definitely a candidate for shot of the year.
Friday, January 06, 2012
Memory is the second thing to go...
[A] new study suggests that memory, reasoning and comprehension can start to slip as early as age 45."Cognitive function in normal, healthy adults begins to decline earlier than previously thought," said study author Archana Singh-Manoux."It is widely believed that cognitive ability does not decline before the age of 60. We were able to show robust cognitive decline even in individuals aged 45 to 49 years," added Singh-Manoux, research director at INSERM's Center for Research in Epidemiology & Population Health at the Paul-Brousse Hospital in Paris.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday she expected to live to see full democratic elections in Burma.
I wonder when the next democratic election will be held in Canada, without stolen domains, hoax polling station calls, snatched ballot boxes or fraudulent money laundering.
Could be a while...