Sunday, July 19, 2009

Final numbers

We lost the semi-final 2-1, and a missed PK and a struck crossbar didn't help. The last half was thrilling, though, with Aidan out of the net for most of the last 5 minutes and only a defender on the half line, but couldn't break through.

As noted in my previous post about the team, I'm donating to a charity based on wins, shutouts, and goals scored. The total, after $50 from the PK competition win and $7 from fines on the boys, was $250 even. The boys took a vote at the end of the last game and the money will be going to Right to Play, a worthy international organization to help kids learn what it's like to be kids.

Anyhow, here are some of the numbers from the season, including preseason and tournament games:

Won 21
Lost 7
Shutouts 8
Shutout by other teams 2
Goals for 109
Goals against 38

12 of 14 boys scored at least once, and three, maybe four scored their first goals ever. The leader finished with 25 goals, followed closely by another boy with 23. Aidan, our main keeper, scored 8. A successful season!

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Today's Insane But Obviously Necessary News Article

Apparently, it's that psychics and numerologists have important things to tell us about Michael Jackson's life. When I went to CNN, this was the 3rd story down from the top on the "Latest News" feed. Thank goodness I know now that Jackson led a "six life path." I probably couldn't have made it through the day otherwise.


Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Very Definition of Me


An epithet Jo can cast upon me on some future day.


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Doing the Right Thing

Delaware finally gives legal status to equal rights for everyone, and Fred at Slacktivist has an excellent take on things here. An Alaskan protest over a similar issue is mentioned in the comments and worth noting for some of the photos.

This has relevance to me because my local MP, Brad Trost, has denounced federal funding for Toronto's Gay Pride parade. I have no dog in that hunt, as the saying goes, and can't speak to whether or not the money is well spent, at least as far as bringing in tourist dollars goes (although the fact that this is the largest North American gay pride event outside of San Francisco says something towards that). This obviously has nothing to do with the right to a job or the right to rent a place to live, but it does go to my MP taking his time focusing on a silly little issue to play to his base while ignoring everything else to means something to the vast majority of his constituents. Maybe Chalk River and the Tories refusal to deal with fixing that when it first came up? Or the economy?

Whatever. Saskatoon appears to have a plethora of idiotic MPs, and I frankly don't foresee any changes to that in the future. But good for Delaware, I say!

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