Saturday, November 04, 2006

Slow start

I'm having a pretty decent day, but one where my brain clearly wasn't expecting to be up early and is thus is paying me back by not thinking straight so far.

I'm in a curling bonspiel this weekend. I didn't have a team so just signed up as an extra. And I landed on not a bad team. We lost last night, but against one of the better teams in the tournament. That dropped us to B pool, which meant we had to play at 9 a.m. this morning. I don't like being up at 8 a.m. on a Saturday to get ready to play a game. Still, I managed, didn't suck too bad in my shot making despite the ungodly hour. And we won. If we win again at 3 p.m. (which means I have to go shortly), then we're in the B final this evening.

The tournaments are a bit of fun and there are normally some half decent prizes. There are a pair of tickets to Ottawa from First Air up for grabs this evening, so that makes it a worthwhile day and a half of playing for me.

Anyway, after the game this morning, I ran up to the high school where the annual Christmas craft show was happening. Myself and Cathy weren't that impressed last year, disappointed that it was more garage sale/flea market than real crafts. Well, this year we either had our expectations lowered or it was just better. There was some nice stuff there and we picked up a couple of things.

However, I was later getting there which meant I had to line up. And this is where the not bright part of the day comes in. It's been a pretty mild fall so far in Iqaluit, but with windchill today it's about -20. So after the game, still sweating, I walked to the school without gloves or a hat. And then had to line-up for 15 minutes in the cold.

So yeah, I suspect I'll have the pneumonia by Monday morning. As I said, not bright.

But we did buy this, which I'm rather fond of...




So not a bad day so far. Now we just have to go and win two more games...

2 comments:

Mireille Sampson said...

You're going to have yourselves quite the collection before long. Nice piece.

towniebastard said...

Our collection is actually quite small - four pieces. The whale, twin polar bears and a hunter in a kayak. We've bought more than that, but tend to give them as gifts. My dad and Cathy's parents have gotten carvings. Jaap and Charlotte got a bear for letting us stay with them.

We'll be buying more while we're here, I'm sure. It's just that we're trying to be a little more...discriminating. I think we're getting a little better and noticing the quality of the work.

I think we're going to save up and buy a nice, large sculpture. Some of the ones over $500, you can really tell the difference in craftsmanship.