Monday, September 19, 2005

Catching up...

Well it's been a few days since I wrote anything, and I'm trying desperately to stay awake for the last 3 hours of my shift at work, so....

Let's see, what did I do on my days off...

As per usual I spent a plurality of the time in front of the computer playing some online poker (digital crack) big scores of note to report on but I didn't manage to lose any money either so that's good enough for me.

Went to our friendly neighbourhood casino on Saturday to play in a live poker tournament. I do this every couple of weeks and have fared quite well in their tournaments over the last 12-18 months. But fortune was not smiling on me this day and I was out of the tournament in a speedy 1 hour and 40 minutes.

The early exit gave me time to wander past the friendly neighbourhood comic store on the way home and pick up my weekly pile of funny books. Haven't really had time to read through them all but so far out of the stuff I have read I was most disappointed with All Star Batman and far this book has been all kinds of suck, if something interesting doesn't happen next issue it will probably be removed from my pull list.

Then I got to finish off the weekend with one of the best football experiences of my life. The much beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders were locked in a pitched battle against the evil Edmonton Eskimos. The game was a see saw battle that saw many impressive offensive drives and many equally impressive defensive stands for both sides. The game came down to the final minutes when the Eskimos, down by 1, drove most of the length of the field seemingly headed towards a last second victory. With 7 seconds on the clock they lined up their kicker to attempt a relatively simple 27 yard field goal to give them the win, but that's when something magical happened. The crowd came to life . It got louder in that stadium than I've heard it in ages. At first it sound like a roar, but slowly the sound became more unified. A chant broke out...block that kick...block that kick....BLOCK THAT KICK! Edmonton's rookie kicker hesitated for a split second as he stepped towards the ball, but that little amount of hesitation gave Omarr Morgan the split second he needed to leap into the path of the ball and knock it down. The stadium erupted. It will be a moment that will live in the memories of all the fans in attendance that day. It was simply amazing.


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