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.