Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Gone for a month and what has happened?
Fuck all. I guess the plan is to go into camp, see who can play and then go from there. I guess the hope is that one of these #4-7 guys can make the jump to be a #2 or #3.
Looks like the Traktor Boy may be coming. That excites me.
And I love the newest Oiler site, Hot Oil. At Paupers for Game 6 Alana filled me in on her love for Roloson - good to see that she has an outlet for her lusty thoughts. Apparently Loxy and the Prez need multiple outlets for their passions (Mr. Reasoner and you know who).
Anyhow while I was whiling away the days beside various northern lakes I was tagged multiple times. At first I felt weirdly violated, like the time at Paupers when Chris! cornered me in the mens' room and ... never mind.
Anyhow, much like after that incident, I now feel a little funny and well, pretty good really.
So here goes - I've posted nothing in a while so beware, I've answered both of these deals that have been floating around.
Five Weird Things About Me
Actually these are five stories I like to tell to reveal that I am an ass with little sense but one who has a good time all the same.
1/ I once worked in the film industry. The movies I worked on were just this side of porno. I was not the stunt dick or fluffer but a camera assistant. One of these gems - Vivid - if you have seen it, well, you'll know what I mean when I say just this side of porn.
2/ When I was a camera trainee on Vivid I essentially had no money in my bank account and was working for nothing but food. Unable to afford my apartment I moved out and while I worked to find funds to finance a new place I lived at the Gladstone Hotel in Parkdale for a week. This was not the redone arty Gladstone of 2006 but the serious flophouse filthy dive of 1995 - it cost me $95.00 for a week's lodging. Good times.
3/ Around that same no money period I once drank a full bottle of ketchup at a bar so my buddy would buy me a beer. The beer tasted damn good but a little bit later I didn't feel so good. I would not recommend drinking condiments.
4/ I have no background in computers and got my present job nine years ago because I was dating the company president's niece. At the time I didn't even know how to turn on a computer. I'm still here but the niece ... long gone. I can turn on a computer now however.
5/ Two for one boring drinking stories. As someone who once was mocked for beginning every tale with "Once when I was loaded" I have a million of them, but one I am particularly proud of is the time I showed up with my best friend at a party with a case of Molson Ex, only to be told we were leaving for the bar in an hour. We finished the case in an hour, matching each other beer for beer. Then we went out. Ahh, good old Northern Ontario upbringing paid off that night.
And to prove that with age, wisdom does not necessarily come, just before my holidays a month or so ago, I took my nine month old son to my local and had a few pints while the patrons, a bunch of FOB Irishmen, passed my son and heir around the bar.
Fantasy Leagues in the past year
None - not a lot of time with the new addition
First Jersey/Sporting Item I ever owned
Not the foggiest but likely something to do with the Sudbury Wolves, our local Junior club in my hometown
Five Favourite Sports Books
Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby
Ball Four - Jim Bouton
Riding on the Roar of the Crowd - Hockey Anthology
I Play to Win - Stan Mikita
Eight Men Out - Eliot Asinof
Ten Favourite Athletes
Stan Mikita - boyhood hero
Ryan Smyth - favourite Oiler ever
Steve Larmer - the complete player
Robbie Keane - may actually get to see him play this fall
Alex Baumann - hometown hero
Honourable mentions - nearly any Canadian Olympian you can name, Derek Jeter, Dan Hampton, Mike Singletary, John Lynch, Mike Foligno (another boyhood thing)
Three Athletes I Admire Secretly but am ashamed to admit for fear of ridicule
Robbie Alomar - spitting incident and prima donna act aside, the greatest Jay ever before he got a big head (and I mean that not in the Barry Bonds/Sammy Sosa sense)
Tyler Dellow - his on ice antics make him a hated foe but I'd take him on my team anytime
Five People I Tag
Nobody - I think I'm the last one to get these damn chain letters
Three People I'd Pay To have Coffee With
Natalie Portman (sad I know)
One Thing I Would Change
Not a goddamn thing.
We all know the answer to that one.
Posted by Black Dog at 9:25 PM