Private note for Sultan Fagstein

That was me playing France. I meant to introduce myself as Webs, but forgot in the heat of battle. Still, you should have recognized me by that profile picture.

Bonus note for all:

The Panthers produced what might have been their most solid effort of the year to gain a 10-0 victory over a team we only beat 3-0 the first time around. Child Three got the shutout by stopping the other team’s shot. He did have to make the nice save on a puck headed for the corner.

Geek out!

This morning, I took Child Three and his sleepover friend to the park for some shinny hockey. He had a good workout, with several skill-appropriate players taking shots and breakaways.

He spent the rest of the afternoon at another friend’s house while Child Two, the wife, and I attended a Geek Montreal get-together for an afternoon of gaming. I spent six hours playing Diplomacy while the wife picked up Child One, then Child Three, and played Illuminati in between.

Child Two enjoyed her time there, even though every time I saw her she was working on a school project. She wants to officially join the club.

Tomorrow is a busy day, with hockey to coach in the morning, errands to run in the afternoon, and an Oscars party in the evening. Monday, I start work in an actual TV writers’ room. I’ll be spending the next three weeks as a TV writer(‘s assistant). The odds we’ll actually make it to production are about 50%, but even if that doesn’t happen, this will be a valuable, if very moderately lucrative, experience.

Video Vednesday

While I wait for the SPVM to get back to me on a research inquiry before I have a science fair to judge, let’s look at some videos.

First, there’s a ride in a Spitfire Mk V.


Don’t forget part two, linked at the YouTube page.

Next, we have video of our hockey archrivals, the NDG Novice B Cougars. With two games to go, we are in first with a record of 14-2-0 and they are in second at 13-2-1. We both have games this weekend and meet in the last game of the year on Tuesday (6:30 at Bill Durnan arena). Unless the Cougars lose this weekend, that last game will decide first place. Come watch the Brawl of West-End Montreal. (There will be playoffs, which renders this battle for first moot but it will still be an emotional contest.)

Now, the Cougars appear in a number of YouTube films, not because my scouting team has been busy, but because, I think, the Cougars may outclass us in technogeekery. Regardless, I bet our Panther families have more advanced degrees. So there.

Rather than post the numerous Cougars films here, I’ll post links to the three YouTube user accounts with the films.

• dverret: Three videos, two of them from the all-star game I coached.

• jor2good: Eight videos.

• JimWyz: Head coach of the Cougars, with one post-tournament-game video.