Archive for April, 2007

This cheered me up a bit!

April 11, 2007

Not enough to make me forget the Habs’ being out of the playoffs, but the Canadian women winning the World Championship – and in such an emphatic fashion – goes a long way!

Read all about it: http://www.tsn.ca/canadian_hockey/news_story/?ID=203676&hubname=

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Send soothing whisky, please

April 8, 2007

The Habs (the Montreal Canadiens, for the unitiated) lost 6-5 to Toronto last night and are, thus, out of the playoffs.

A real roller-coaster season comes to an end, with big highs and even bigger lows.

Highs:

  • the play of Chris Higgins and the whole “CAT Line”
  • Saku Koivu is still the man
  • Sheldon Souray setting the record for power-play goals by a defenceman
  • Jarolslav Halak showed the makings of a good goalie

Lows:

  • we’re out of the &!^#%! playoffs
  • Souray is likely to leave the Habs in the off-season
  • Alex Kovalev played like a twit for a great deal of the season

Oh well. I’ll now be cheering for Canada’s team in the World Women’s Hockey Championship – go get ’em!

A couple of photos of today’s Maidan, around noon

April 7, 2007

I took these today, as I ambled down to the Main Post Office to check my mailbox.

The first shows what looks like a pretty even split between the supporters of the Party of Regions and Socialists.

This one shows the Yanukovich supporters drawn up in ranks, getting ready to march off somewhere (I think they went to the Central Electoral Commission.) They were well marshalled by party activists, who had them moving off in sections. One older fellow was well drunk, but he was the only one I saw. All in all, I found it very hard to tell them from the supporters of BYuT or NSNU that one sees, as a great many seemed to be of university age.

Most importantly, it seems as though the supporters of all sides have been very well behaved.

I couldn’t tell what was happening on the stage, but there were sounds emanating from it akin to Tuvan throat singing. From where I was standing, the sound quality was very poor, but if that was a speaker, he should be nominated for Boring Drone of the Year.