Thursday, February 24, 2011

Five things on a Thursday evening

1. I mentioned yesterday I had a great curling game. And I did. Tonight I had a game so bad I'm hard pressed to believe it actually happened. It feels like I had a bad drug reaction and the whole thing was a nightmare. I can only wish that was the case. I said afterwards it was the worst game I've curled in 25 years. I may be exaggerating, but not by much.

So why mention it here? As a reminder to myself. These things should be remembered so that you do better the next time. And we will. Through some miracle we finished fourth in our league play heading into the playoffs. Now we'll just have to do better. Because if we ever play like that again I'm impaling myself on my curling broom.

2. I got an email from a regular reader of the blog who comes from California, but who has a big time love of the Arctic. Apparently, Nunavut bloggers are not providing her with a big enough fix and I think she might be taking the whole "Godfather of the Nunavut blogging community" a bit too seriously. As much as it might be nice to have the power to whip Nunavumiut bloggers into shape, or leave a horse's head in their bed if they don't, alas I do not.

Still, it's nice to be have people want more of our writing, so we should all try and step up the pace a bit. However, to answer her question about why there aren't more updates, most Nunavut blogs tend to start off as observations by people new to the territory trying to explain to friends and family what this new experience is like. But after awhile you start running out of new experiences, or what seemed bizarre a month ago becomes commonplace.

I've been writing this blog for more than five years. I have no earthly idea how I'm managing that (I'm getting to 2,000 posts if it kills me. I'm about 100 away). But the lifespan of most Nunavut blogs tends to be a year or less.

3. I've been stuck at 99 followers for a couple of weeks now. Some nice person want to tip me over to 100?

4. It feels....uncouth to mentioned the Coldest Canadian contest still going on with everything happening in New Zealand, but the box is still up there in the corner, so if you could click on it and go and take a look at some of the videos, that would be much appreciated. There's only a few days left in the contest.

5. Adele's 21 is quite an album, it must be said. I'm just throwing that out there. Also, Hey Rosetta's Seeds has a song with throat singing in it - "Parson Brown (Upirngaangutuq Iqalunni)" - in case you were wondering. Good song, great album so far. I may do some album reviews this weekend because I think I might be sitting on a mother lode of great music right now.

Last Five
1. Mary - King's of Leon
2. English girls approximately - Ryan Adams
3. I saw her standing there (live) - Paul McCartney
4. Give me Novocaine - Green Day
5. Spanish Harlem - Bowling For Soup


blindacceptance said...


For the first time ever I also enjoy the musicians you have noted on your blog.

Sometimes I really like your blog, and other times I don't. But it always makes me think. Thus, I think you have a very good blog.


Simon Lono said...

I'm curling tomorrow. For the first time. Will be funny. . . for others.

me, just me said...

Hey, I love the entries about the day to day just as much as the "zomg new!" of it. I'm a bizarre critter, but I love the pictures and just random blurbs about things, even if it's commonplace to other people. XD

I just love views of living there! *cough* Sorry for putting you on the spot about it. *shameface*

Anonymous said...

Interesting comments about the blogging habits of the Nunavut blogging community. I too have found my interest waning in following the Nunavut blogs as several of "my" favourites have dropped off the radar and the mommy/newbie blogs just do not do it for me. I was sorry to see Larry Whittaker go, Jim Bell appears to have other fish to fry and where oh where is the ever entertaining Port Town Ghosts? Like you said, life changes, what was amazing becomes mundane, other activities take over. I did notice a certain lacklustre interest in the Nunies this year. Probably five years is a really long shelf life for any blog. Good luck reaching 2000th post.


Aida said...

i am one of those NU blog slackers and i agree its like a commonplace now. i just quite honestly too tired to think much about what to blog at the end of the day. In Arviat, it was a whole different ballgame, here..the only that I am *free* are Thursdays and I am cleaning my house 95% of the time on this day.

ADKinLA said...

I am in Cali and also follow your blog. I entered a contest to win a trip to the Arctic and started researching the heck out of it and came across your blog. I didn't win but I am a big fan of the Arctic and your blog is bookmarked!

Of course, I would love more updates from the blogsphere but any update is welcomed!