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Soooo...Beta, your guys lost the hockey game to the U.S. eh? Wonder how that's gonna go down in the "mother of hockey" country? :D

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Canadians want to be part of the US anyway, so its OK. ;)

 

Have we killed anyone in game yet?

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Super Sunday at the Olympics is now know as Black Sunday.

 

Miller was fabulous in goal for the US. Brodeur stank. And Canada should have gone with a few fewer 'legacy' (read "old") players, and stuck with youth. You don't need someone who played in the Olympics 12 years ago to explain to the younger players that this is big.

 

Canada has had some really iffy performances so far, especially given the expectations. I heard an interesting stat yesterday - Canada has almost as many top 6 finishes as the US. Unfortunately, they only give out 3 medals. Pretty much says it all.

 

That being said, I still enjoy the winter olympics, and in particular, some of the events where Canada has little or no presence - Biathalon, Nordic skiing, and ski jumping.

 

And it looks like, despite the warm weather, the Olympics themselves are quite successful. Vancouver is a beautiful place. So, as a Canadian, I am still proud of the games. :)

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Canadians want to be part of the US anyway, so its OK. ;)

 

 

No, that's Quebeckers who want to join. All yours. Not sure you could afford them.

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The Olympics have been fun to watch, especially since the U.S. is doing pretty well again this year. Damn Germans are hot on our tails in medal count though (sorry Harovan ;)).

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I don't really care about sports, including even Olympics.

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The Olympics have been fun to watch, especially since the U.S. is doing pretty well again this year. Damn Germans are hot on our tails in medal count though (sorry Harovan ;)).

 

Yep. One of the highlights for me was Lindsey Vonn's victory in the woman's downhill. Beautiful day. Tough course. Great race.

 

The US Alpine Ski team results were fabulous.

 

And yes, the German's are doing well. Finished gold-silver in the two man bob sled. (where the Canadian, who was sitting in second and favoured for a medal, flipped his sled on the second run. :( )

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That's what you guys get for building the death trap track from hell.

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That's what you guys get for building the death trap track from hell.

 

Yep. :( Not sure what the organizing commitee, the engineers, and the different federations were thinking. Or drinking.

 

That track will always be stained by the death of the Georgian luger. RIP.

 

Totally unnecessary accident. I suggest they do major modifications to it after the games.

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Speaking of tracks, though, the local one (from the 2004 games) is allowing any random folk to go down it in a 4 man sled now. But, you don't get to push start, just sit in, they release a break and off you go down the bugger.

 

I'm absolutely terrified of such a thought (scared of heights, get motion sick), but am trying to piece together a 4 man team to do it.

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Speaking of tracks, though, the local one (from the 2004 games) is allowing any random folk to go down it in a 4 man sled now. But, you don't get to push start, just sit in, they release a break and off you go down the bugger.

 

I'm absolutely terrified of such a thought (scared of heights, get motion sick), but am trying to piece together a 4 man team to do it.

 

Team Apocalypto! I'd fly out for that. :b:

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I think our team is cursed.

 

I've broken my foot, but there's differing opinions on what/if anything can be done about it. So, I'm just coping with the pain while they decide. (specifically the proximal phalanx and first metatarcel if anyone cares)

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Ouch! :(

 

No bobsledding for you!

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I still don't fully understand how it happened to be honest. But, it amounts to: I fell in such a way that the top of my food came down on concrete with enough force to fracture the bones. Somehow managing not to break the ankle I've broken twice.

 

Both are hairline fractures, and not in danger of moving or anything. The doctors explained a cast really wont do anything but ease the pain, so I'm just muddling through. There's a specialist that wants to see if pinning is needed, but will meet with him today. Taped the hell out of it to control the swelling overnight and jammed the thing into my steel toes this morning. Feels half decent in the boot.

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Ok Uno. That decides it. You get to drive. The rest of us will push.

 

 

Hope it gets better soon. Sounds sore.

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Ouch, hope it improves soon.

 

I think our team is cursed.

 

I guess I better watch myself. :scared:

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Possibly shaping up for gold medal hockey games with U.S. vs Canuckland for both men and women. Go U.S.!

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Yep! :b:

 

What a game last night against Russia! :D

 

And this afternoon - Canada vs USA - woman's final. :)

 

Canada won 4 medals yesterday, including gold and silver in the woman's bobsled.

 

Also, Clara Hughes won bronze in a long track speed skating event. That gives her a total of 6. No big deal. Others have done it. But .... her fisrt two medals were from the summer Olympics in Atlanta in '96. She is the first Olympian ever to have multiple medals from both the summer and winter games. :)

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Oy, what a day. Our new chocolate lab Mason is a handful. We've had him for a week now. He's house-trained and crate-trained, which is great, but he is otherwise not well-trained. He's only a year old so he has a lot of puppy in him, and apparently spent a lot of time to himself before we rescued him (as part of a lab rescue site).

 

It's been a long time since I've had a dog, and almost the same since my wife has had a dog, so it's taking us a while to get used to having a dog in the house, especially one as large as Mason. I think the main difficulty we're having is that he thinks everyone has food for him, which means he follows people around constantly and also knows the kitchen is where food is made, so tends to wander out there and occasionally try to put his paws on the counter to search for food (trust me he's well fed with dog food according to the recommendations; we're not about to give him people food). My wife had to make 3 cakes today for a charity benefit and when he was in the house he was constantly trying to head into the kitchen. We had to put him outside a lot today.

 

Must call a trainer ASAP. :D

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Good luck Jared. Training is the key. Persistence and consistency. Drive it home.

 

We have two dogs here - and the 8 month old, Keala, (Aussie Shepherd)is coming along fine. She and her older brother graduated from beginners class a couple weeks back and we are now onto intermediate. She is doing well.

 

Wyatt - the older guy (border collie cross) has graduated from the advanced class a couple years back, but for the sake of reinforcement, and going to class together, we are taking him to Keala's classes as well.

 

(But a chocolate lab - what were you thinking??? Best of luck! And kudos to you and your wife for the rescue.:b: )

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On an unrelated note, anyone notice the gold medal count at the Olympics. We won 3 today. :b: And apparently that is the way the IOC determines who won the games. :)

 

Big game tomorrow. 96.7% of all Canadians will be glued to the TV. The other 3.3% will be crossing the US border to shop.

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Good luck Jared. Training is the key. Persistence and consistency. Drive it home.

 

Other than the house and crate training we don't think he has had any training, based on the way he acts. He doesn't even know his name (we kept the same one he came with).

 

(But a chocolate lab - what were you thinking??? Best of luck! And kudos to you and your wife for the rescue.:b: )

 

My wife grew up with large dogs like labs and had her heart set on one. I wanted a smaller dog like a cocker spaniel. Hopefully it works out and he trains into a dog that isn't constantly searching for people food and nipping when excited.

 

Andy likes him, but he is still getting to use to Mason's size as well. He got used to a small poodle mix at my mom's house, so right now he prefers smaller dogs too.

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On an unrelated note, anyone notice the gold medal count at the Olympics. We won 3 today. :b: And apparently that is the way the IOC determines who won the games. :)

 

Congrats on the golds. U.S. still has more overall medals though, the best we've ever done as of getting the gold in hockey tomorrow. ;)

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Typically, labs respond well to training, and are easy. They LOVE to please, but can get a little overexcited.

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