Saturday, May 06, 2006

It’s Saturday morning (for another 46 minutes). I have been up for half an hour and I am now enjoying a big old cup of coffee. Today I am drinking Starbucks Columbian that I bought at the Safeway the last time Joan came to visit. It is reasonably good.

I have been trying to decide these past few days what I want to write in my blog. It is so hard to decide what format would be best, so I will probably mix it up a little with some diary elements, some news, and some commentary. I really hope that I have the time to dedicate to it because I want it to be good and to appeal to a range of people. I am sure millions will visit :)

I woke up two or three times this morning before finally being woken up for good by a call from Joan who arrived in Amsterdam this morning. I had checked earlier, when I woke up for the first time at 7:30, and saw that her flight had arrived safely. It was nice to hear from her in person though, and I hope she has a really good time over there this week. Someday I will travel with her…

I have been doing this lolling about in bed thing more and more lately. It seems to go in phases. I realize that staying up late makes it hard to get up in the morning, so I start going to bed earlier and find it easier to get up. Then I gradually start staying up later and later, and it becomes harder and harder to wake up early. I have found that waking up really early and having time to at least make coffee before I rush off to work is a nice thing, but despite that, it only happens once in a blue moon for me. A morning person I am not. Plus, it is so nice and warm in bed, it is just hard to get out.

I got a TV recently. I haven’t had one for ages, but thought it would be nice to occupy some time since I am living alone. Every time I turn it on at night I think of the Emerson Drive song “I Should be Sleeping”. I don’t watch it very often late at night, but these past few weeks I had been watching the Calgary Flames games. One nice thing about living in Calgary is that you don’t have to stay up until the wee hours of the morning to watch hockey during the playoffs. Growing up in Nova Scotia, it was hard to stay awake even to see the end of the Eastern games, let alone the games out west. Anyway, it is common knowledge now that the Flames disappointed we Calgarians this past week with their lackluster performance in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. They came out strong (OK, Game 1 they looked a little rusty, but still managed a victory), but by the end of the series, it was looking like we could have subbed a peewee team and had better success. It is kind of funny though, because with Calgary’s loss ALL the top 4 seeded teams from the Western Conference are out of the playoffs. It is the battle of the basement now.

Now that I have blown half of my Saturday sleeping, I must get on with the rest of my weekend. I don’t have any grandiose plans, but I do have my first softball games of the season tomorrow. The team’s first games were last weekend, but I was off on my Vancouver / Port Alberni / Uculet tour, so I missed it. It was a dandy too, the team went down 25 – 1. I am sure if I was there it would have been 25 – 0.

Enjoy your days, wherever you are!

Andrew

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