I started writing a blog post on Tuesday during my lunch break. I continued writing it during some idle time at the office yesterday. Today I have quite a few more (more or less insignificant) things I could and want to write about. And some things I wanted to write about have changed dramatically. But I’m trying to post all this stuff tonight anyway, because I will be very busy again tomorrow and probably on Saturday as well. Does that ever stop? Anyway … I will not put all the stuff in one post, because that could bore some of you to death. Even seperate post might still do that just as well *g*, but here is the hockey post.
I’m feeling weird today. Maybe it’s the weather, which is weird around here as well. It was wonderfully sunny yesterday and now we’re back to cloudy :-( Which doesn’t really motivate me to do anything useful. Well, I did clean my dishes, finally updated the fansite I’m running. I should also sort some Greens stuff and work on my revising my parts for our electoral program. I might do that later today. “Might” is the key word of that sentence :-)
I’m also planning to revise all my work for the willingly failed paper for the Education course. And to sort out which of the dozens of books I got from various libraries, I can already return. In the desperate attempt to write this paper within a couple of days, I got so many books without having a real plan which books I really need. And because I couldn’t get some of the books I wanted / needed within the time I only had to write the paper. So with the additional time I have now to write the paper again, I can spend more time and serious thoughts about which book I need and should get.
I might be doing doing this tonight while watching the Detroit – Anaheim game tonight at 8 PM, because I actually don’t care which team wins this one. I don’t care about these teams / series at all. 2009 is the first year I really follow the NHL playoffs, because I can watch some of the games, thanks to my new digital cable. I was actually mainly rooting for all three Canadian teams, because they are… Canadian! :-) After watching the Washington Capitals for the first time, the Caps at once slipped into one of my top spots. So here is my current of favourite NHL teams (of the teams still participating in the playoffs). This list and reasons behind my ranking are totally totally subjective, but every like/dislike has to start with something, right :-)?
I almost forgot to post my project365 photos of this week, which I will do in an extra post. There is nothing much more to write about at the moment. My term paper is giving me a headache, because I’ve got the discouraging feeling that I don’t get the hang of some parts. I’m booked with meetings (Greens, Work) for every evening Monday till Thursday, so I have no idea when I should really work on the paper again. Maybe I can squeeze in some time at the office. At least to look up some stuff on the internet?
Oh, and then there is hockey of course. Germany lost the first two games at the World Championship, which was to be expected. They lost 0:5 to the current world champion Russia and 2:3 in OT against host Switzerland. They played rather well for the first and second period of the game against Switzerland, the third was ok, but that wasn’t enough. At least they’ve already got one point (from the 2:2 after the regular time).
I also watched the first two periods of game 5 of the NY Rangers – Washington Capitals series of the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Playoffs. Saturday morning at 1.00 AM. But I used the time till then working on my paper, so I was still awake anyway. The Rangers led 3:1 in the series and would only have to win this game as well to win the series. But they didn’t, they were run over by the Caps, which won 4:0. Yay. I went to bed after the 2nd period at the 4:0, which was a beautiful goal by Alexander Ovechkin. I was and still am rooting for the Capitals, mainly because I’m rooting against the Rangers. For the mere fact that they’ve got Avery on their roster. And rather ugly jerseys *g*. And since game 5 and the stuff happening after it, a third reason is their unbelievable rude coach. His behaviour got him banned from the bench for game 6 . Yay. Serves them right.
Game 6 is on TV right now and the Caps are leading 3:1. In New York and it’s a great game. Beautiful goals from the Caps and a very intense game. Nobody’s hiding from a fight, but that’s playoff hockey, right? And I will return to watching it with full attention in a minute. And have to squeeze in some study time after that, I’m afraid…
I’m so busy at the moment it’s not even funny. I go to work, I take care of some stuff for my local Greens and I’m working on my termpaper(s). So there is not much to write about, which wouldn’t turn into a long and whiney “OMG I don’t know how to deal with all that” post. I was trying to squeeze in some hockey on TV somwhere on the busy schedule, which might be another reason why my schedule is so packed. Staying up late to watch NHL playoffs or to wake up early (not to mention in the middle of the night) to watch some NHL playoff, messes with your sleeping schedule. But it’s fun to watch it. Well, most of the time.
I was/am rooting mostly for all three Candian teams, because… well, they are Canadian teams :-)! My favourite – the Montreal Canadiens – lost their series 0:4 to Boston. The Vancouver Canucks won their series 4:0, the Flames lost the first two games, won the third and fourth, so this series is tied. I don’t have a favourite team among the US teams, I’m rooting a bit for the San Jose Sharks, because they’ve got some German players and also for the Carolina Hurricanes because they’ve got another German player – Dennis Seidenberg – who was one of the nicest and best looking players on Team Germany at the world championship in Halifax last year. We met him at the Scotia Square mall once and had a chance to talk and take a picture and all… Oh, well good old times (a year ago *g*).
Talking about the world championship: This year’s started today and Germany lost the first game against world champion Russia. It was to be expected and Germany wasn’t playing that bad (even though the result 0:5 seems to indicate otherwise). But Russia was just a league of it’s own. We have to beat France on Tuesday and it can’t hurt to get a point or more on Sunday against Switzerland. We’ll just have to wait and see.
I haven’t watched much TV during the last two weeks, being busy and all. But of course I had to watch the latest Grey’s this morning. And I knew I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on my termpaper, if I didn’t write my review first….