November 2004
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Its a ...

November 30, 2004

So, yesterday we enjoyed our last expected ultrasound and our little baby __ played a little with us. First __ was lying on __ front snuggling into mommy. Then __ crawled around the belly a bit before rolling onto __ back for all to see.

Everything looked to be in working order ... 5 digits (update: per hand - happy John), 2 legs, 2 arms, a head, etc ... we will get a better assessment after our appointment with the doctor next week.

Now, several of you don't want to know the sex - which is fine. We know and that is all that matters. A few rules, if you know - try not to say anything on the comments. Also, if you are looking at baby stuff ... we really prefer more uni-sex cloths and toys anyways - that is not why we found out.

So why did we ask? This has been the most common question. Really it is because we wanted to put ourselves in the right mind set. We found ourselves desiring both a boy and a girl for different reasons ... the longer it was the more we invested into those "plans" and the more disappointment is felt - don't think it matters which way the coin flips.

If you would like to know send me an email and I will be happy to inform you.

Posted by csb at 9:31 AM


 

If s/he only has 5 fingers, you might want to have your sonographer do a recount. ;-)

Posted by: John at November 30, 2004 10:59 AM

Ahh ... we only saw on hand :) ... but the other arm was there so I guess we can assume 8 fingers and 2 thumbs :)

Posted by: Cameron Bahan at November 30, 2004 5:43 PM















Happy 19th

November 28, 2004

I big HAPPY 19th BIRTHDAY must go out to my brother and sister - guess this means I can actually buy them a round this holiday season. Though I suppose since we are going to be in Calgary I could have done that last year (if I was home) ... well guess I will have to buy 2.

Hope you had another wonderful year ... see you guys in less than a month.

Posted by csb at 5:45 PM


 















Turkey burn-off

November 28, 2004

Well, turns out it was time to burn off some of that added weight at the 1st annual Lakewood Ranch Digestive Hat tourney. It was a good tournament with several of the young high school up-and-comers and the home-from-school ringers - thus a great chance to get rid of some of the calories.

Side note:- but how can this be an 'annual' event (?) ... this is the first year. I am putting forth a new rule; don't use the word "annual" until you hold it for three consecutive years. Let the first year be the inaugural, the second be the second-consecutive, and then use the word annual for the yearly events. I hate the 1st annual x/y/z that never happens again ... good intentions but no follow through.

But ... anyways ... back to the sore muscles and scraped knees :) Thanks Paul for a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.


The team: Tripods


I'm not going to fall ... not going to fall ...


Never give up ...

Posted by csb at 5:21 PM


 

Nice shots!! Glad to hear it went off well.

Haha... nice to see you getting fired up about the misuse of the English language. :)

Posted by: Krishen at November 29, 2004 2:54 AM















Late is better than never

November 27, 2004

Thursday was thanksgiving down here in the U.S. of A. and we once again joined in on the Johnson family dinner. A night full of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and murder. What's that? Murder ... yes ... and turns out the Melissa is the best at it too (note to self: sleep with one eye open). After a fantastic dinner we all (about 11 of us) gathered in the living room to play a role-playing game called Mafia. To some up, you are all dealt out a single card to keep things secret. One person becomes the doctor, one the sheriff and one the "mafia" or "murderer".

The whole "town" then goes to sleep and the "mafia" takes one of them out. Then the doctor gets a chance to "save" a town member followed by the sheriff getting a chance to investigate (points at a person (is he the killer?) and gets a yes/no answer). The whole sequence is controlled via a narrator who informs the town on what is happening and responds to the sheriff. Each night a new member of the town dies (unless saved by the doctor). It is the role of the town to find the murderer and hang them ... just be careful you don't hang the wrong guy!!

Through the whole night Melissa was the only one to kill everybody, while a couple managed to whittle the town down to just 3. Fun game for a large group ... but then it was off to bed ... read: all the pie was gone

... for the next day it was off to Myakka Park to enjoy the sunshine and wildlife ... enjoy the pictures of the 2 day pre-weekend.


Comma sets in


Alright ... who done it?


Melissa snagged maddy right away


I got a little practice in


Mother and daughter; sharing a moment


Dad take Maddy on her first hike


Back to the tree tops


Shot of the ferns growing up in the canopy


Birds were out on the hunt


Managed to get up nice and close to this heron

Posted by csb at 10:32 AM


 















Different is good

November 23, 2004

So ... its Thanksgiving week down here. Little late by my calendar, but hey ... Turkey can come at any time. It is also a much more important holiday for the Americans, focusing more on the pioneers. Where as back home, in Canada, we would celebrate the harvest and the coming of fall (man, I miss the colours) and would, for the most part, ignore the history. It is hard to explain since there is so much overlap ... pumpkin pie, turkey, and Mom's famous gravy. But there is a difference - beyond just the fact that it occurs over a month later :)

This year I am suppose to get both Thursday and Friday off work ... a full 4 day weekend ... though on the flip side are a couple looming deadlines. Black clouds just rolling in over the hills and the storm shutters are fully up yet. Month 11 through month 2 are always the big ones at work where things seems to go non-stop. So one must take these vacations as they come ... and if all goes well I might actually see some of it.

But until then ... it is movie night. The Ines, Patricia, and Octávio came over with Kai and Krishen for a nice relaxing movie. Tonight we put in October Sky, the good-feeling true story of a coal-mining town and a group of their high-schoolers during the dawning age of rocketry. If you have not seen it ... it is definitely on my recommendation list.

[On a side note: Melissa is famous. Her name is now plastered in the frames of time ... or at least until they update the picture again. Check out the pictures (#5 on page 1) from Krishen's latest trip to the park]

Posted by csb at 11:06 PM


 

Cone mining? Nuggets, rocks, gems, ores, even oil I've heard of but cones...that's a new one. I guess it explains the crunchiness of the ice cream cone.

Posted by: Jeff at November 24, 2004 8:24 AM

I honestly don't know how that got in there.

Posted by: Cameron Bahan at November 24, 2004 8:31 AM

www.krishenblog.com? Dude! I had no idea that domain even existed! ;-)

Posted by: krishen at November 24, 2004 11:59 PM

Alright ... enough of that you two. This is the reason you don't try and put a blog up with written content in just a couple minutes. Geezzzz ....

Posted by: Cameron Bahan at November 26, 2004 12:17 PM















Mom ... it hurts

November 21, 2004


Missing just Jack ... here was our team.

So, as some of you may know. The last season of ultimate ended several weeks ago ... then at the UPA championships I went and snagged my toe on someone's heel ... and seemingly snapped it in two. Well ... I have rested and felt it was time to get back into things. So last Thursday I was back for my first game ... and since it went well I signed up for the "Florida team tournament" - a fun tournament for Florida teams. There were 12 teams that showed with 4 games per team. What fun ... it was probably the most fun I have had in quite some time ... but I am paying for it today. I think every muscle I have is telling me to lie on the couch and relax for the next week ... Melissa is not that nice to me though. So instead we went christmas shopping. It is nice to know that the toe can be used once more ... though the knees, back, neck, arms, legs, etc don't agree :)

Krishen has a great write up on yesterday, but for those too lazy to visit his site; we went 2-2 over the day. This was our first tournament as a team and I think we did quite well. I look forward to next time.


Chris looks long


Chasing down the opposition for that big D


Alpha-Omega played a fun game to end the day

Posted by csb at 4:35 PM


 















A time to relax

November 18, 2004

Posted by csb at 8:58 AM


 

nice shot! that would make a nice desktop. i especially like the tiny reflection in the water just before shore. neato. what's that just to the right of the sun?

Posted by: krishen at November 18, 2004 1:04 PM

The boogie man :)

Personally, I like the orange glow that seems to come off the horizon. The sun I find a little to bright and direct for a desktop ... but it would be a great 'self improvement' poster :)

Posted by: Cameron Bahan at November 18, 2004 4:37 PM

I dunno, man. That's a sunset, doesn't that kinda mean things are OVER?

Posted by: Krishen at November 19, 2004 1:19 AM

Oh Krishen ... stop being such a PESSIMIST :-) A sunset is a chance for a beautiful new day!

Posted by: Melissa at November 19, 2004 7:52 PM

Oh, I feel all sunny now! :)

Posted by: Krishen at November 19, 2004 11:57 PM

Hey Cam nice pic.

Email me your phone number and I will give you a ring.

Posted by: Keith at November 20, 2004 9:36 PM















Submissions

November 15, 2004

Well ... it is November ... and I am late getting MY submissions for MY challenge ... but none the less it is here. Putting this out there has created a great learning experience for me. One, you can't have this kind of thing stretch on too long ... people forget. Two, smaller is better ... one picture for each category would have been easier. Three, I really need to get a voting system together ... just adds to the fun. However, I do hope you all enjoy.

So far I have also received Krishen's submissions ... anyone else?

Action


Wildlife


Scenic


Urban


Artistic

Posted by csb at 8:40 AM


 















Easterly Trek

November 15, 2004

This past weekend Krishen, Hugo, Ines, Patricia joined Melissa and I in a camping extravaganza. We headed out to the space coast on Saturday, pitched the tent, started the fire and enjoyed the roasted marshmallows. We had a minor hiccup with Hugo's plane getting delayed due to a Boston snowfall ... but everyone made it for a late dinner. And for those "first timers", they even experienced a little rainfall thrown in at the end of the night. So we all huddled in the tent to play UNO before hitting the sack (literally this time).

The next day Melissa and I headed back along the southern route and spent a little time exploring Arcadia, a little town hit hard by the hurricanes this year. Downtown was like a ghost town, but it has some great historical buildings. After we got back we called up Darren ... our adventure was not over ... nope :) It was time to strap on the skates. $6 for a 2 hr. public skating session on Sunday nights ... 6-8pm ... and we were not missing it. In the end I have a whole new respect for players that still play on broken feet, toes, etc ... cause while I was on the ice I was by no means 100%. It was, however, a great ending to a great weekend ... thanks to everyone. I have a perma-grin going today. I leave you with some shots from Saturday night.


Oops ... not much more I can say


Yummy delights on the grill


Works just like an oven ... only better

Posted by csb at 8:28 AM


 

Love that first shot! Amazing, turned out much better than the ones I took (and well, I didn't have the foresight to take a shot of a roasting wiener, it conveys the atmosphere pretty well).

I've got a great shot of a wall of fire though!

Posted by: krishen at November 16, 2004 8:32 AM















In Flanders Fields

November 11, 2004


Rememberence Day Cowbridge, thanks to Ray Anderson Photography

It is that time of year again where everyone needs to stop and remember. Remember those who gave their lives to protect those rights and freedoms we have today.

On Remembrance Day take a moment to reflect on the past ... but also take a moment to dream of the future. A future where our children will walk in a world that we shape ... much as we walk in the world that our fathers and grandfathers laid before us.

Thank-you, I live today through your sacrifice yesterday.

Posted by csb at 9:43 AM


 















Honey, can I get one?

November 9, 2004


"Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a "home computer" could look like in the year 2004. However the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home. Also the scientists readily admit that the computer will require not yet invented technology to actually work, but 50 years from now scientific progress is expected to solve those problems. With teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use.", 1954 Popular Mechanics (passed to me via Mark)

Posted by csb at 2:15 PM


 

Reminds me of an old FarSide cartoon where the door-to-door computer salesman is trying to convince mom and dad to by a mainframe for Timmy so he will do better in school.

Posted by: John at November 9, 2004 2:51 PM

My favorite part is the steering wheel.

Posted by: Krishen at November 9, 2004 4:11 PM

That is just awesome, hilarious! Probably still works better than mine though!

Posted by: Darren at November 10, 2004 7:58 AM















The big question

November 8, 2004


Melissa snagged a new ride for a couple days

This past weekend at work I have spent hours tweaking code and configurations to obtain the 'perfect match'. Essentially I was reading in a stream of data that, when plotted, forms a wave. The code needs to recognize characteristics of the wave (incline and decline) and trigger events based on those characteristics ... sounds easy right. Well, the snag is that there are segments of the wave where I did not want to trigger (a 'bounce' that needed to be ignored) ... so went the data collection - graphing- calculations - tweaking - repeat ... all weekend. Adding sampling buffers here, trend monitors there, and sprinkling in some baseline averaging calculations for good measure. And the most fun ... dealing with the annoying behaviour of Excel (can it be any more complicated to do simple charting?)

So the doctors appointment today was a much needed break ... a short moment to help mend the soul ... surprising how much a pitter-pat of a heart beat can lift your spirits eh! But then he, the doc, put us on notice ... we are closing in on crunch time ... three weeks from our next ultra-sound ... and the big question ... does it or does it not "have one"????

And while the doc will know ... we have to figure out if WE should know?? So ... the question of the day is ... should we find out? Should we tell you?

... but tonight my brain is fried, though I believe the problem to be essentially solved, so I think we should go back to having some fun :)

Posted by csb at 10:07 PM


 

DON'T it will ruin all the fun of the birthday!

Posted by: Kari at November 8, 2004 10:53 PM

nice ride! :)

by the way, what happened to technobabel?

and who are you kidding, as if you'll be able to wait to find out!

Posted by: Krishen at November 9, 2004 12:38 AM

Well the way I see it. It's really not HIS choice. :) JOKE JOKE Please don't kill me Melissa.

Posted by: Jeff at November 9, 2004 5:35 PM















Visits

November 6, 2004


Nathan and Sarah enjoyed a short trip down the river

My cousin (mothers side) and his fiancé came into town this week before heading off to Panama City, up on the Panhandle. They flew into Orlando on Tuesday and drove (out of their way) down here to Sarasota Friday night for a short visit. We spent the evening by the pool and this morning we headed to Myakka River park to see some of the local wildlife.

I hope they had a nice visit, we enjoyed having them ... and please don't believe them when they claim we tried to feed them to the gators ... it just isn't true ... honest!


The greeting party.

Posted by csb at 1:39 PM


 















Cold snap

November 4, 2004

So, I heard it was going to get a little cold down here in the next couple days so I thought I would prepare ... a freezing 18 degrees Celsius as a low and 25.5 degrees Celsius as a high ... oh well :)

I have been looking to get back onto the rink this year. Have to get back into the swing of things ... I have a kid on the way and all. Sure playing disc is fun ... but we are talking hockey - completely different league ... heck its an entirely different sport!!! The hope is that we can introduce the little one to the frozen game even down here ... so it is time for me to get back into things. So ... if you are stuck on what to get me this christmas - the simple solution would be padding for me (I am just not as springy as I use to be) ... and maybe some skates, sticks, pants, shirts, etc for the little one. Hey, Kurt ... you still have your old gear hanging around ... I am sure those cooperalls could be used again ;-)

[By the way, Krishen has some great pictures up of this past weekend ... dialup conections beware]

Posted by csb at 11:52 PM


 

I really like the second shot, nice focus/composition!

Posted by: krishen at November 5, 2004 8:48 AM

I've definitely got some padding that I can spare, and in fact it keeps getting more plentiful!

Posted by: Darren at November 6, 2004 12:23 PM















And the winner is ...

November 3, 2004

The incompetent
Posted by csb at 6:07 PM


 

As opposed to the indecisive.

Posted by: John at November 3, 2004 6:34 PM















Election Day

November 2, 2004


Cover the of The Economist, thought it was a great cover

It is once again the peoples chance to vote down here in the U.S. of A. At time the everyone gets a say in how the country will spend the next four years. And it looks to be shaping up like another great election ... well, at least entertaining from the side lines. The problem is these elections effect everyone ... globally ... just ask those folks in Iraq. Thus this is something the global community is watching with a very close eye.

What frustrates me the most is that if the world actually "had" a say I don't feel it would be very favourable for the current president. Now what United States citizens should be asking themselves is why? With the world in such strong and united support of the states after September 9, 2001 ... how was it that public opinion dropped so fast. What it comes down to is respect. Respect for citizens of the world. Respect for the cultures of the world. Respect for differing opinions.

Yes, the President is concerned with internal affairs such as the taxes, education, and jobs. But being what they like to call "the leader of the free world" means that you must take the "free world" into account every time you act on the international scene. It means that organizations such at the U.N. and the World Court need to be treated with respect. They are the voice of that "free world" and if you want to be a leader in it then you have to listen to what they are saying. That does not mean that you have to agree and it sometimes means acting without their support. However, you better respect their opinions and have very good reasons for acting against their wishes.

As for the internal affairs of the country ... that I feel a little less able to speak on. Yes, I live here. Yes, I pay taxes. Yes, their decisions effect me and my friends. However, I am not a citizen and if I don't like it ... I can move.

So President Bush ... Senator Kerry, good luck to both heading into the polls. The next fews hours and days should prove to be interesting.

Posted by csb at 10:00 AM


 

Nice post. Echoes my sentiments pretty closely. If I were able to vote, I'd want a president who would could react, and not just in a dogmatic way, AND do so in a respectful fashion.

Results from GlobalVote2004.org

Posted by: krishen at November 2, 2004 10:49 AM

My first question is why would everyone rally (or not) around the president on September 9? I can't remember what happened that fateful Sunday.

Your diatribe regarding "leader of the free world" is very interesting. I wonder how much the rest of the world really respects him/the US, especially considering past and current foreign policy. The fact that the US was attacked, at home or abroad, about every 2 years (embassy, USS Cole, WTC the first time...), leads me to believe world opinion was not previously high of the US and their policing of the world. How much should our new leader respect and listen to those others in the "free world" who have no interest or concern about what said leader opines? In any leadership situation I would think the elected/appointed person has a primary responsibility to those directly underneath him (in this case Americans) and their best interest. The only "very good reasons" (to use your words) he needs is that he is acting in the best interest of the USA.

Now, that is not to say that I AGREE with the aformentioned leader and his actions. But I don't think it would serve the Americans well to become a country of battered wives. Continuously being beaten/attacked, and hoping by doing nothing some significant result will come. I think the best answer eludes many (if not all) of us.

Posted by: Darren at November 2, 2004 2:12 PM

The popular opinion of the US was much higher globally following the 9/11 than it had been in a while. Though even before that, while people were not always fond on the US, they were more the butt of jokes than actual resentment. However, in the last 2 years following 9/11 the global opinion of the US has degraded substantially ... and I believe this is due to a policy that seems to disrespect other opinions. The whole "if your not with us ... your against us" -- at that moment he was playing with a lot more than just the interests of US citizens.

That is where the problems lie. Internal affairs are just that ... internal, a reason I did not get into them. And, yes, he has the responsibility to do the best he can for them ... even when playing on the international field. However, if the US want to be part of the international community they have to be part of that community. If you disregard the opinions and interests of others in that community you are failing the entire community. And if you are expecting to be the "leader" of that community ... you HAVE to take their interests into account. That is the role of a leader. And it is true, they may not always like the path ... but you can not shun then, you can not disgrace them ...

In the end, the US ignored the opinions of other members of a security council ... and essentially went it alone into Iraq. The whole point of that council is to ensure that each nation acts within the ideals of the entire community. Ignoring those opinions discredits the entire system and sets a unsettling precedent for other nations. I don't want to discredit Britain or the other nations that joined the "coalition", but the US was going to act with or without allies.

It is this slap in the face that you want to avoid. And if you do have to break from the mold, as often "leaders" do, you have to have win everyones favor or at least back up your reasoning with evidence ... and then admit failure if you don't succeed. And remember, if you are acting on the world scene ... then you are dealing with the world, not just the US. Invading a country is risky business ... you affect more than just your citizens at home, but all those in the region, racial and religious affiliates, trading partners ... and of course those who live there.

The world does not react well when nations "push" their ideals on other nations with force.

Posted by: Cameron Bahan at November 2, 2004 7:10 PM

I don't remember seeing anything that showed the world opinion of the US after 9/11 was any more favorable, but I bet much of the rest of the world was sympathetic to some degree. I don't think being resented or the butt of jokes has been, or will be, the primary concern of any leader. But I can understand how being the repeated source of violence so unilateral and hateful, the likes of which had not been seen since Hitler targeted the Jewish (except for what goes on in the Middle East on a daily basis to one another), would be cause for extreme measures.

No matter what, I still don't think that the most recent, or any, election on US soil is primarily for the title of "leader of the free world". The blatant disregard for the opinions and best interests of the rest of the world aside, no political or corporate leader should ever have to answer to his neighbor/competition first. Although that would be a very funny adjunct to capitalism as we know it. Therefore, our past/current leader does not "HAVE" to do anything in that regard.

You talk about "having to win everyone's favor", but that is contradictory to "breaking from the mold". The very reason we have leaders is to assume such responsibility without having to rely on everyone else. Whether or not a leader looks back and regrets a bad decision may depend on not only what the decision was based upon at the time, but what is known afterwards. I can't seem to get a pulse of whether or not world/local media is totally against the move into Iraq. I hear and read new reports every day about how some things have changed for the better. Uday's rule of the athletic program for example. You're right in saying that pushing ideals on others is not always warranted, and in fact I don't always believe that just because our ways seem best to us (democracy for example) that we should impose them on others. But if you're implying that a leader should wait for the consensus (world) opinion, then you are suggesting that democracy IS the only way. What then of those nations who have dictators and autocracies? Do you think we should allow that to occur, when it flies in the face of your argument that we should have public opinion rule?

There is still no perfect answer, nor do I ever hope to have to be the one to make the decision. My hat goes off to anyone who even suggests they would throw theirs into the race for such a position. Back to the work I could have been doing for the past 5 minutes...

Posted by: Darren at November 3, 2004 10:08 AM

First off, clarification. I agree the leader of a nation should be first concerned about their citizens. All actions should be taken in the best interest of their citizens. Just some actions need to be 'controlled' due to the opinions and interests of your allies, neighbours, ... and enemies. Why? Because that IS in the best interest of your citizens. If you ignore and disrespect the interests of your allies you will lose your allies. If you ignore and disrespect the interests of your neighbours you will lose your trading partners. And if you ignore and disrespect the interests of your enemies you will promote conflict.

Now, the "leader of the free world" is not a term I coined. It is a term that is often used in reference to the US presidential office by that office. I am just saying that if you take on that responsibility then you have to act accordingly. It was not a title that was offered or presented ... but more accepted on the basis of being the largest military and economic force today.

Now, the US has been attacked several times ... well before 2001. They have used their weight (both militarily and economically) to get their interests fulfilled for years (prior to 2001) ... and some people were fighting back. Don't worry, the US is not the first to see such problems ... Britain, France, and other colonial nations experienced the same thing over the last few hundred years.

In accordance with their interests and the protection of their citizens, the US had the right to strike back ... especially post 9/11 and did so with the support of many nations. Quite frankly, terrorist activities should never be used as a means to get the point across. [I define terrorism as: an attack on civilians during an undeclared war for a political means] (Here is where we must be careful now ... war has been declared ... where does that leave terrorism? Are both sides fighting a 'military' battle with civilian casualties? ... but that is a little off topic)

However, they then used this same situation to invade a second, and unrelated, nation using the spread FUD to drum up support. And this is where they did not respect the views and interests of the nation or the world community ... and it has left then with less support (both militarily and politically), less sympathy, and less respect ... has that been good for the citizens?

The point I am making is that if you are going to use force to invade, occupy, and instill a new political system in a nation other than your own you better have support. And I am talking international support not just a 'few allies'. The nation being invaded will respond, their allies will respond, and if it goes against the interests of the global community then they will respond.

There have been a few nations that felt the interests of their people created a need to invade another nation ... Germany (looking for "breathing room"), Japan(looking for resources), and Iraq (1991 - Oil and ocean front property) are just a few. And what did we do with those nations? The world told them "no" ... and when push came to shove - the world shoved.

When you act out against another nation you need to take the interests of that nation along with the interests of the world community into account. Ignoring those will just bring resentment ... and a world resenting your nation and your citizens is not in the best interest of those citizens.

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Anyways ... as Krishen pointed out ... this could be a book.

Posted by: Cameron Bahan at November 4, 2004 9:05 AM















Sticks and Stones

November 1, 2004

... and running shoes. After a day of enjoying the sun down at the Polo fields I joined a game of 'walking ultimate', something I first tried back in Savannah. The disk had to fly inverted, you could only walk, and if available ... be holding a beer. So under the setting sun (and well into the twilight) we played ... and sometime in the tense moments of covering Krishen I corked his heal with my barefoot. Ouch! But the game must go on ... by the end of the game my baby-toe was feeling no better - if not worse. By the time I got home, it had turned black 'n' blue ... and is most likely broken ... gah! Time to tape it up and let it heal. Funny how within a couple months both Melissa and I broke our first bones - both toes though hers was on the right foot and mine on the left foot.

But as for the day on the fields, it was the final three games ... and Seattle completed a sweep. A new northwest powerhouse. It was nice to see Vancouver's Prime play, they will be back next year looking for a little revenge. The men's final was once again plagued with fouls ... but the skill, the height, and the endurance was just incredible to watch. It ended with the mixed final, an OT thriller that had everyone on the edge of their seats. Then it was time to party, but you have already heard about that so I will just leave you with a couple pictures ...

Posted by csb at 10:13 AM


 

Some great shots in there, especially that last one! I'm going to try and get my shots up tonight. Thanks again for the use of your card reader. I think I'm going to get one, it was much easier than trying to fight with the Auto-off feature in my Canon Powershot G3.

"Sticks and Stones", eh? "Sticks and Heels" is more like it!

Posted by: krishen at November 1, 2004 2:19 PM

Don't forget the (shameless) plug that Prime and Furious are each the defending WORLD champions (won this past August) both over their American counterparts.

Posted by: Darren at November 2, 2004 1:55 PM