Thursday, October 30, 2008

Snow day and curling

You know, for a snow day, it turned out to be a reasonably eventful day. Granted, I still ended up going to work in the morning because I made this mistake of listening to Raven Rock instead of CBC. And Raven Rock never announced work was closed because of bad weather. So in I went, only to discover no one was there.

Which would be annoying enough, except in the process of getting to work, I managed to break the door handle to the truck (the door was frozen, I pulled on it and it snapped off in my hand) and the passenger side windshield wiper also broke.

So yeah, a touch grumpy when I got home.

On the upside, I got a nice chunk of the book edited today. So I'm now about half way through the editing process. The book is currently 228 pages long, I have 115 pages done, so that's not bad. Of course, the hard work is ahead. The book started to go off the rails around page 175, so we'll see what it's like when I hit those pages.

And the other nice thing was finally being able to throw a few curling rocks this evening. The ice is finally down after a few delays. I curled eight ends, which was fine. I will suffer tomorrow. I always suffer after the first few games, but it was still nice.

Next week is when things start to get silly. We take over the hockey arena on Tuesday and begin transforming it for the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. I've been pretty good about not beating that championship to death on the blog, but I suspect that's going to change next week when the Mixed begins to take over my life. Especially since I'm the head of the media committee, which means I'll be dealing with reporters on a regular basis and having to be nice to them. I may well rupture something.

Anyway, if you're in Iqaluit and want to help out, more warm bodies are always welcome. Or if you can't do that, then swing by and catch a game. Tickets for each draw and ridiculous cheap ($2 a game) and a week long pass is also silly cheap ($35 allows you to see all the games). Here's the draw schedule.

Anyway, off to bed. More tomorrow, especially on the big political news of the day for Nunavut.

Last Five
1. Fade together - Franz Ferdinand
2. Bandages - Hot Hot Heat
3. Twisted logic - Coldplay
4. Marys of the sea - Tori Amos
5. Godspeed - Ron Hynes*


Anonymous said...

I'm only now entering the Townie Bastard loop. What is the book about?
I'm also in the editing process now and I'm afraid I'm going to have to re-write a fair chunk.

towniebastard said...

It's not a loop, it's a cult...;)

The novel is about a journalist working at a community newspaper and trying to redeem himself for a spectacular mistake he made a decade earlier when he was a student journalist.

It's not autobiographical, which some will suspect. But lord knows people in the know will be able to spot characters and situations that will seem awfully familiar.

Next month I will put up a couple of exerpts. And then god help me...

Dooner said...

Are you coming out to thrown any more rocks on Saturday?

towniebastard said...

I'll be there on Saturday, but probably just to practice my time-keeping and stats-keeping. I don't think I'll be throwing any stones. But by all means, you should show up. Get some practice in.