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Canada downs the USA 4-1 in best of 7

May 31, 2003

Game 5: A 3-2 victory by Crazy Canucks

It was a hard fought battle with the final game stretching into OT before the 2-2 tie was broken off a beautiful shot from the deep slot. That ended game 5 and sealed the fate of the struggling American team. Howver, it was game 3 where Canada really broke out with a 3-0 dominating win. During the 3 periods they allowed just 6 shots on net while managing to pound the USA net with 20 of their own.

"They had us scared for a while, but there was no doubt that we would take it", say Krishen, Canada's dominating offense, "after game 3 they really came out swinging with Ron throwing everything he had at the net".

"It was embarrassing", Jeff stated following game 5 in obvious disappointment. Ron adds, "the defense really let us down" blaming the rear guards for the problems. However, the problem was with the offense only out shooting the Canucks in the first game.

All told the 7 game series was an exciting match-up between two talented and determined teams. "We are looking forward to a rematch, playing the States is always exciting." states Cameron during the post game press conference.

Canada vs USA
Thanks to the Paddy Wagon for providing the great table-hockey game

Posted by csb at 12:24 AM


Glad you finally got some pics in there. Otherwise, this story is a tad bit confusing.

Posted by: John at June 3, 2003 4:35 PM

Peddle Power

May 30, 2003

So ... it took a few weeks but the bike finally got put back together after the move. And since I am within easy biking distance from work (about 2 miles) I figured I would save on the gas. So Monday came around and I biked in, well, this seems to be almost a new concept at the company. Well, maybe not a 'new' concept -- but apparently the last guy who biked to work got hit one day and no one has tried since. Here I am finding it no different than biking in Victoria, but hey ... I have not been hit yet :)

Anyways ... work has calmed down - mostly in research (now I have time after work). So ... I have also gotten to see the rest of my movie collection, visited the pool a little ... and one of these days I might even hit the gym (though maybe biking to work will allow me to postpone that a little longer). Life does seem to be settling into a pattern ...which is nice ... and a first for us in quite some time :) [ now ... bets on how long it lasts start at $20 ]

Posted by csb at 12:34 AM


... but the cat came back ...

May 27, 2003

Shot from's vacation in Florida

... and it only took a month. Trouble with my root domain was the cause of our blackout and I appologize for any emotional or physical harm that may have resulted due to gross neglect of our web site. The trouble can be traced all the way back to July when my registar orginally went out of businesses. I foolishly did not update my contact information before the companies shut off the power - and thus when it can time to renew I could not prove that I was the owner of the domain (since I was failing to respond to their contact attempts - all of which were directed to an email address that no longer existed).

The domain name took its first breath again sometime between yesterday evening and this morning. I had been (luckily) able to re-purchase the dead domain prior to some poacher swiping it, and after the usual registration delays it all came together. So we are back in business ...

... and so much has happened - the Canucks fought their way to 3 game advantage, but managed their first 3 game loosing streak of the year ... letting the Wild move on to the next round. Only going on to loose to the Ducks ... leaving us a final between the Ducks and the Devils ... think Disney is going to aquire the movie rights ??

In other news, the project at work is nearing completion ... I have been pushing builds to the testing department for the last couple weeks - and except for a couple minor issues the software is out of my hands. Development has been halted and further changes are considered customer support (bug fixes) - no new features ... and no long hours!!! "Well ... ", they say, " on that project at least".

So my weekends are again free ... and Melissa and I have been able to enjoy the beaches and surrounding area. We picked up a pair of RollerBlade skates for Melissa at the local Salvation Arm Thrift Store for like $26 (only pair in the store, fit her perfectly, and were completely un-used ... with tags still attached). we also managed to find several options to complete our living room, bought a washer/dryer set, and are about to purchase ticket back north for a couple weddings this summer. We tried a small diving adventure ... and it was just that ... an adventure -- low visibility and shallow water combined for a horrible first dive experience, though it was nice to be diving in just a t-shirt and shorts. Have we mentioned the water is over 80 degrees on average ? We figure snokeling will get more attention ( a deep shore dive here is 30 feet ) !!!!

All in all ... life did not seem to take a break even if the web site did ... so due to the lack of updates we have a small treat for you, here are some picks of Amanda with her little ones ...

Here is Adam, first born and smaller of the two

Not far behind was Kyle, the youngest of her three

And who forgets my little buddy Justin ... thats Mr. Big Brother to those other two

It should be noted that Adam and Kyle had their first full night sleep as Theresa and Mark announced that they are having another (Melissa is laying bets on it being a girl) ... so in recap ... Amanda has 3, Mark has a 3rd on the way ... and we are quite happy to report that NOTHING is happening on our front ... all those messy dipers, nosy mid-night wake-up calls, and endless responsibility .... yep we are enjoying our permenent vacation here in the Sunshine State

Don't worry ... we are thinking of you :)

Posted by csb at 11:43 PM


Sorry ... in a humble attempt to keep "some" of the site "mostly" safe for all listeners ... this comment has been removed.

Sorry Nessy ;)

Posted by: nessy at May 29, 2003 10:15 PM

Well ... there you have it ... I would like everyone to meet "nessy" our dear friend from Vancouver ... seems she is a bit jealous of us living down here is the warm southern climate. Don't really blame her ... I would be too ... if I wasn't here :)

But anyways ... it is nice to know that friends back home are reading it ... even if they have to take crack first :)

Posted by: cameron at May 29, 2003 11:55 PM

haha cam, as i remember you were indulging the habit recently. ;-)

Posted by: Krishen at May 30, 2003 3:11 AM

Explains so much doesn't it ...

Posted by: Cameron at May 30, 2003 4:08 PM