I've been slowly moving things to Larissa's place over the past couple of weeks while I prep to move out of my place and into hers. She'll be going over to Langley a week before the wedding to oversee final details, so during that week I'll be finishing off my move and handing over the keys to my old place.
This morning Larissa's at work, and I've been doing a bit of moving stuff. I packed up three boxes of books (and I think I'm going to need at least five or six more boxes), and I did some tidying up, taking out the garbage and recycling, etc.
Then I grabbed my guitar and a bag of miscellanea and walked over to her place.
Just beside the front porch, by her door, I found this:
It's a dead crow. I don't know what to do with it. I don't want to deal with it. Gross.
But I totally had time to stop and take a picture of it with my phone, tweet about it, then write a blog post about it. I love having an iPhone.
Everybody does it... And I am, too. Because I am susceptible to peer pressure.
Actually, most of my family makes predictions every year, and we compete to see who picked things the most accurately. So this can also be an opportunity to make my victory a matter of public record!
Here are my selections:
Vancouver (1) vs. Chicago (8)
Vancouver in 5.
San Jose (2) vs. Los Angeles (7)
San Jose in 5.
Detroit (3) vs. Phoenix (6)
Detroit in 7.
Anaheim (4) vs. Nashville (5)
Anaheim in 6.
Washington (1) vs. New York Rangers (8)
Washington in 6.
Philadelphia (2) vs. Buffalo (7)
Philadelphia in 5.
Boston (3) vs. Montreal (6)
Boston in 6.
Pittsburgh (4) vs. Tampa Bay (5)
Tampa Bay in 7.
It's almost playoff time!
The last games of the 2010/2011 NHL regular season will be played on Sunday, so as soon I know which teams are in, and what the matchups are, it's going to be prediction-making time.
I'll probably share some thoughts on how things are going as the playoffs progress. There are several teams I'm interested in seeing go far, but of course my two big favourites are the Canucks and the Lightning. I'd love to see Vancouver beat Tampa Bay in the finals.
First the Canucks have to stop losing to teams like Edmonton, though. They clinched the President's Trophy, so it's not like it means anything at all, but it's still a little disheartening to lose twice to the worst team in the league.
As for the Bolts, I want to see Stamkos pick up his game. It's great that Lecavalier has been stepping up big time, but they need all of their top scorers to be rolling, and Roloson to stand on his head, if they want to go deep this year. It's going to be tough for them, I think, but they have the tools they need. It's time to put it all together, though. Now's when it really matters.
Stay tuned for lots more hockey talk over the coming weeks!
Oh, also, I'm getting married in 24 days. Huh.