It has been rumoured that the Sabres will be releasing a new team logo this fall. Apparently this was leaked as the new logo. This has *not* been confirmed by any official Sabres rep so it could be it, it could be nothing but a hoax. Anyway… I hate it. The Sabres logo should have a sabre in it. Additionally the colours have been altered from the traditional blue and gold. Ugh…not like the goat head was bad enough. Some of the more creative suggestion as to what the logo looks like (from Sabresfans.com) : barney rubble’s hair, donald trump’s hair, slug/snail, squirrel/chipmunk/gopher/other rodent, skunk, croissant, sonic the hedgehog…
It’s a bird…It’s a plane…No…it’s another Summer blockbuster movie. I saw Superman Returns last night with my co-workers. First we stopped for wings at the Wingporium…50 flavours of wings. They were good…I had Hot Honey Garlic. Yum! Back to the movie. Maybe my expectations have been raised over the years but I thought SR was good, not great and far from Super, man. I thought Spacey was great as Lex. The movie just lacked something, and it was real long…and it felt like it. I recall leaving the theatre before at the end of a movie praying it would continue another half hour or so… I was pretty happy to get out of SR. It was pretty solid and entertaining but not innovative or challenging in any way… You pretty much get Sups flying around saving the world. The movie offered many interesting questions but didn’t answer them. It’s a pretty typical summer action flick… I’ve seen some reviewers give it five stars… they much have been seeing stars. It hardly warrants that…to me five stars is a classic film.
Gah… Penalty shot in extra time in a knock out round??! I guess that is the only way the whiny Italians can advance. What a sad and embarrassing day for soccer. Italians flop around worse than fish out of water. Bah…Aussies were robbed. Fortunately Ukraine advanced as well. I think that penalty shots are an awful way to end a TEAM sport….
We spent a lot of time this weekend running around Brampton looking at furniture. We are trying to find couches for the living room. We found a few promising items at Sears. We were helped by a wonderful sales woman (don’t hear that every day) and she answered a lot of questions. Today we tried to decide on two colours, a gray and gold-tan colour. After much deliberation we went with the warmer tan colour. We decided on a Sassi loveseat and couch by Natuzzi with a microfiber. Apparently it is custom made in China (of course!) and will take *gasp* about three months to arrive at our doorstep. I think they will be striking additions to the living room and well worth the wait.
Did a whack of household stuff… you can see most of the basement floor now…
I’m loving the laptop. What a useful little toy. I can see many future uses for it both work and play. It has that fingerprint scan technology on it… it seems to work quite well. One finger swipe and I’m logged in. Pretty ‘coo. IBM does load it with a bunch of crap though… it will take awhile to determine what is actually useful.
B. and I have finally finished season four of Six Feet Under. Phew… what a great series. One more season left. 🙁
I bought an Xbox off one of my co-workers. My original Xbox was having issues playing DVDs (and games) properly. It constantly skipped. So… for many times less (cough) than the original cost of the Xbox.. I have another seven more games and two more controllers. It is mostly for getting together with the guys for easy multiplayer gaming, although I do have a few games on my Xbox I’d like to finish.
I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. My waist has been 32 for well over a decade. Recently I tried some shorts on and found… *gasp* that 34 fit nicely. Strangely I’m not heavier on the scale. Hmm…
Sabres to win Stanley Cup in 2006-2007! Say some reporters: Vail Daily, MSNBC and Sports Illustrated who said ‘Your 2006-07 Stanley Cup champs? The Buffalo Sabres. Remember, you read it here first.’ HUZZAH! I hope he is right!! Go SABRES!!!!
WOW! Laptop is in!!
I watched V for Vendetta tonight… I was quite impressed. A great story and entertaining film. Viva la resistance!
Some time ago nivek gave me an older laptop he had. It was on its last legs and died shortly after he gave it to me. I did however enjoy having a laptop and the portability it usefulness it brought. So… finally I decided to get one. I’ve ordered an IBM laptop. I’m not gentle on my possessions so a more fragile Acer or Asus with similar specs wasn’t in the cards. Shock resistance, impact bracing and solid construction sounded like a better option… I compared several laptops with similar specs and for a few bucks more decided on the IBM. I’m hoping it will suit my gaming, coding, surfing and multimedia needs. More on the new toy later.
Call me bitter, I don’t care. The Stanley Cup in Carolina makes me sick. What a let down. Sigh………….
Well it’s official. I won the hockey pool! Huzzah! The final numbers…(17 entered in pool)
1st drafted 9th Dave 119 pts
*tied* 2nd drafted 13th My Dad! 89 pts ~ YAA! ~
*tied* 2nd drafted 10th Ron B. 89 pts
4th drafted 5th John C. 84 pts
Happy Father’s Day to fathers everywhere. A special thank you to my Father who has always been the embodiment of what a Father should be. Thank you Dad.
The photo is of my sister’s bike. She was in a 50K bike race today… she got a tattered and torn up, but she won!. Congrats sibling.
Spent most of the day shopping. Gawd was it hot. Got some chairs for the backyard and finally decided on a plan for the deck and the sun-shade. The sun-shade is going into the corner of the backyard and the table is off the deck. These simple changes have opened up a lot of space. Had a nice day with B..
WOW! What a stomping the Oil laid on the Canes last night! It ends tomorrow. I think the Oil will take it! What an amazing turn around if they do…!
Yesterday we spent the early afternoon at Vizsla fun day. Twenty or so Vizsla owners get together with their dogs and have some fun. It was sickenly hot but most people appeared to enjoy themselves. The dogs always have fun. It is interesting how little other dogs respond to someone who isn’t their owner. I was trying to watch one of Tanga’s littermates but he wanted nothing to do with me. Curious. I was asked to help with their club’s website… so that should be interesting. I’ll make it a little more database driven to make updates easier.
After Vizsla day we drove down to Niagara to see my parents. It was good to see them. I haven’t in a while. We ended up getting Mandarin take out which I found to be very average and upset my stomach. Bah. It was good to watch a game with some hockey fans. My Dad, still hoping to do well in the hockey pool, was going for the Canes since he has a few left in the pool and is in a 1 point battle for second and third place in the pool. He wasn’t happy watching the game. He dropped from second to third. One more game. He needs two points. Oh… and guess who won the pool this year? ME! 🙂 after several years of being an also ran… this year I take first! 🙂 I put of the final scores after Monday’s game.