Last November, I had the opportunity to visit the Los Angeles Fashion District (LAFD). It was a great experience that was very different from what I experienced in New York’s Fashion District (NYFD) in Manhattan. I visited both in search of fabrics and notions, not pre-made clothes that I’m not sure would better fit me or my small budget. It is in these contexts that I want to share with you what I found. And I wonder how different my perspective is from Evelina Galli who lives in LA. Evelina?
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If you were Canadian and alive on August 9, 1988, your life stopped at least for a little while, if not got changed entirely. I know my life got changed entirely. That was the day the Edmonton Oilers traded the greatest NHL player ever, to an American team, in the same division. It was the trade of the century, without a doubt.
Over 20 years later, ESPN produced a phenomenal documentary on that trade called Kings Ransom, as part of their fabulous 30 for 30 series of documentaries. It puts a lot of new perspective and filled in a lot of gaps to the story. Also, with time, we could follow all the story lines to their conclusions, some of which were quite surprising, from the destinies of Peter Pocklington and Bruce McNall, to Wayne himself, his marriage, and what he has done for hockey in the US, especially California area, as well as hockey in Canada and hockey as a business.
It was too bad this documentary hasn’t gotten more buzz in Canada.
Below is the documentary in 4 video clips posted by a YouTube user called HockeyWebCaster. Thanks for posting.
I hope you enjoy and recommend to others who may be interested.
I cried a lot that day when Wayne was traded. Watching this documentary, I did it again. I wonder what the guy next to me on the Air Canada flight to San Francisco thought.
Just three days ago, on Feb 21, Joannie was getting ready for the biggest competition of her life, the Olympics on her home soil. That was when her Father had to go to the Olympic Athletes’ Village and tell her that her Mother Therese passed away suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 55 (CTV).
It would have been easy for Joannie to withdraw. However, she drew herself together and delivered a gutsy and emotional short program of her life tonight in front of a packed house of her fellow Canadians. Joannie skated a clean short program to the famous tango, La Cumparsita, by Gerardo Hernando Matos Rodriguez.
It was her first competition skate without her Mother.
The skate was excellent, earning her 71.36 points. However, considering the circumstances, is one of the greatest and inspirational skating performances you will ever see. I was in tears the whole way through just watching, right when she posed to start, never mind doing as she was! Joannie understandably burst into tears after it was over, and is still in tears now as I write 10 minutes later. So brave, yet so heart touching.
We’re all so proud of you, Joannie… almost as much as your Mother is right now.
Joannie currently sits third overall after the short program.
Best of luck Thursday night in the free skate, Joannie. We’ll all be watching and our hearts will be with you.
Joannie Rochette has a big 6.5 point gap on fourth place Japanese Miki Ando. Mao Asada of Japan sits in second and Yu-Na Kim of South Korea is in first after just a dazzling skate. This was my first time seeing her skate and she stunned me, though did not move me anywhere near Joannie did, of course. Yu-Na Kim calls herself that way, in case you were thinking it was Kim Yu-Na. She calls herself that. It’s good enough for me!
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 6.9
Bridges in the elemental valley blog of shotblogstole this.
I created these tagging challenges for fans of North American professional football, or people who know lots of those fans. The tagging challenges can be done on Facebook, MySpace, LiveJournal or other platforms where you can tag people on pictures.
The idea is to see how diverse is the group of football fans you know, and how does that compare to your fellow football loving friends. It’s no fun if everybody supported the team you supported, you know!
- Pick a Facebook tagging meme of your choice based on the leagues below: National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL) and Arena Football League (AFL).
- Tag one person you know whose favourite team is represented by the team logo. It has to be that person’s favourite team as you can’t tag a person twice on the same photo.
- How many teams can you tag? And how does this compare to your friends who might have done this same challenge?
Here’s how to get these graphics for your tagging fun:
- Click on a picture below to get it at full size.
- Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
- Upload it to your Facebook profile.
- Tag your friends!
Fancy yourself quite the social sports fan, or this isn’t your sport? Try the same Facebook tagging challenges for:
Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.