Blackhawk Down

27 04 2010

Dear Chicago,

You’re screwed. It has been approximately one year since we last saw you in the playoffs, and we have been patiently waiting to get you back on home ice and seek revenge. While we appreciate the effort that Kane, Sharp, Toews and Hossa have put in, we regret to inform you that their capabilities pale in comparison this playoff season to the Sedins, Samuelsson and Kessler. Our advice to you would be to sleep with ear plugs in. It would be unfortunate to be woken up at 4am on game day to five semi-trucks driving in front of your hotel in Vancouver, honking their horns consistently.

We mean no ill will, we certainly do appreciate the match-up you’re about to give us, and it’s not like we don’t like you. We just LOVE the Canucks a whole lot more. You see, up here in Canada – us girls – might like good hockey hair and think that Sidney Crosby is the hottest thing since Brad Pitt, but we also appreciate a good plus/minus record and goals against average. Ok, so maybe Niemi has made a couple good saves, but OUR goalie isn’t called LuonGOLD for nothing.

So you see, you can go helmets and gloves in an attempt to stop Burrows and you can hope that The Windy City has your back. But when it comes right down to it, The Canucks are going to eat you for breakfast. And as for us fans, we don’t have 8 white towels, 4 car flags, 2 jerseys and 1 dream for nothing…we’re going all the way.

Team Canucks

Post Script: To wish the Canucks good luck when they’re playing at United Center, FAX your letter to: (312) 455-4683


The Buried Life

27 04 2010

Four of my future best friends from Victoria, BC started a project a few years back called The Buried Life. In a mission to live life to the fullest and help others do the same, they made a list of all the things they want to do before they die, and set out with a video camera in hand to capture it. These rockstars now have their own show on MTV, just finished their first season AND appeared on Oprah. These guys are beyond inspirational and, if you look up the definition of cool in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of these studs!

 Remember: “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years”