Saturday, September 29, 2007

We Eat Sports At Every Meal

Today is a most EXCELLENT day. First of all, regular season hockey begins (actually, it's already started and I'm watching the game as I type). LA and Anaheim are playing IN ENGLAND (of all places), with the Kings up 1-0. Kind of strange to hear God Save The Queen performed before a game.

My guys (Canucks - duh) are still in the pre-season schedule - they beat Calgary (3-2) last night with rookies and young guns (yea). I expect we could beat them with babies and squirrels in the line up (booya). Barb?

Tonight my Lions take on the other Calgary team (Stampeders) in CFL football action. I expect to take that one as well and go 2-0 against the red teams (so that I may rub it in the face of my cousins, who deserted us to move there many moons ago). Yes, I admit, I DO have relatives in Calgary. And Fiona's originally from there. How did this happen?

Anyhow, a quick hello (as it's horse racing day today).

Hope you all have a fabulous day and I want to read about it when I get home.

For now, I'm off to get mayo and make clubhouses before we go.

Cheerio (that's English for goodbye. I think).

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Blogger Ropinator said...

good luck for the canucks but my heart is for the leafs

12:28 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

I'm not that well up with Canadian sports or American sports for that matter...
baseball... we used to call it rounders but baseball sounds cooler!
football... we call it rugby but wear no protection at all!
soccer... well we call THAT football
hockey... only girls play it and not on ice
basketball... not taken seriously as a sport though badminton courts often double up for basketball...

if i had to play one i would opt for the hockey... it's the skating thang that appeals! ;~>...

4:19 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

oh ps i forgot to say i found an "air powered table ice hockey" game on the street... no idea how good it is but it's a miniature version of the one next to the pinball game in the arcade where the puck "floats" until your money runs out... know what i mean? well I have a home version... just gotta get batteries!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

You used two of my most favourite phrases!

"Most excellent" and "Cheerio" ...except you get more Cheers! here.

Hope you're having a grand weekend Deb :)

5:20 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

Babies and squirrels it is, Deb. Sorry, I may live in Calgary but am a half-assed Flames fan at best. I imagine the NHL game confused the hell out of Londeners. I know it did me.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Toccata said...

Hope Linds is feeling better today. I'm in a chipper mood because the Roughies have managed to stop their slide and won! Yay!

7:52 PM  
Blogger Deb said... on the west coast the Leafs aren't too popular. Although, before we had a team, they were our team too.

gled...we're invading your country with this new style hockey on ice. And I always find it weird when people talk of "football" games, yet are referring to soccer.

Oh, we used to have a full sized air hockey (& shuffleboard) as those games. Great find gled!!

Al...I'm speaking that language just for you. And I sent hockey over for ya, to remind you of me. Hope all is well (oh yeah, note to self---go to Al's blog after this)'s hard to hate Calgary knowing that you're there. I just can't do it're too special.

tc...good on your green guys! Although I'm not "allowed" to support them in this house because we're battling with you for the west. Linds is so so...not really that great. But it's sure going around here - back to school always means lots of germs floating around. Happens every year.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous gledwood said...

cheerio is posh English for "goodbye"

5:15 AM  
Blogger aka k said...

Yep, with the rugby world cup in full flight its dinner in front of the box, goggle variety of course, not "The Box". Well maybe that too. Toodle-pip.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

gled...oh, well I'm not very posh, but I still like saying it. ;)

aka...hey, how have you been? And that's a new one for me? What does that mean?...I like it and would like to use it.

My coworker (female) lives and breathes rugby and just made it to the Canadian team (I didn't know we had one!).

8:25 AM  
Blogger whitenoise said...

Clubhouse sandwiches with mayo... hmmmm....

Right, then. Off we go...

9:41 AM  
Blogger aka k said...

I found this explanation courtesy of google - Old fashioned upper class slang for 'goodbye'.Toodle-pip is a variant of 'toodle-oo', from the French a tout a l'heure, 'see you soon'.

I've always thought it meant "goodbye for now" and think I first heard on Jeeves and Wooster, spoken by the wonderful Hugh Laurie.


6:08 AM  

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