Monday, December 26, 2005
IT'S BOXING DAY! I should be happy.....
HOCKEY FRIDAY EARLY
The PROVIDENCE HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT is now history, won by the host FRIARS in a huge upset over ninth ranked Colgate. But there are still ten tournaments to be played this week. Check them out HERE. There are four tourneys in particular that should be outstanding!
THE GREAT LAKES INVITATIONAL (thurs, fri) at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit looks to be a classic this year. With MICHIGAN missing four players due to the World Junior Championships, COLORADO COLLEGE , with Hobie Baker winner Marty Sertich and point a game defenseman Brian Salcido, would seem to be the favorites. But Michigan has some very talented freshmen desperate to show they deserve more ice time, and MICHIGAN STATE always plays like the Joe is their home ice. MICHGAN TECH would like nothing better than to spoil the weekend for one of the big boys, so it should be a great tourney.
THE OHIO HOCKEY CLASSIC (thurs, fri) in Columbus features the #2 MIAMI REDHAWKS, #19 OHIO STATE, RPI, and HOLY CROSS. This is a home game for Ohio State, but with half the campus in Tempe for the Fiesta Bowl, look for the throngs wearing red to be Redhawk fans. Still, the Buckeyes could make a statement in the CCHA and NCAA tournament bid quest with a win over the second ranked team in the country.
THE DENVER CUP (fri, sat) features defending national champion and tenth ranked DENVER, #4 BOSTON COLLEGE, PRINCETON, and FERRIS STATE. #10 Denver is red hot, having won 6 of 7, and looking to win a third straight national championship. A win over #4 BC would certainly be impressive come NCAA bid time. This should be a great tourney, and don't be surprised if one of the two top teams get caught looking ahead and is tripped up before reaching the title game!
THE SHERATON/TD BANKNORTH TOURNAMENT in Burlington VT (fri, sat) features #5 VERMONT, #15 CLARKSON, formerly ranked BEMIDJI STATE, and DARTMOUTH. Bemidji would love to fight there way back into the top fifteen. And Clarkson star Shawn Weller, who was snubbed by the US Junior National team, should be playing with a chip on his shoulder. This could end up being the most competitive tourney of the week!
HAPPY BOXING DAY EVERYONE!
I think every American should see BOTH these movies.
Now as for Rumor Has It, I've heard it's a bit of a disappointment. My daughter says it's one of those movies where the best part of the movie is the previews. So maybe you really were better off with your original choice!
Boxing Day is the following day after Christmas Day. Like Christmas Day it is also a national holiday in England.
The name goes back to medieval times, more than 800 years ago, when alms boxes were placed at the back of every church to collect money for the poor. Traditionally, it is on this day that the alms box at every English church is opened and the contents are distributed to the poor.
Historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with Christmas boxes.
There is MUCH more on the origins & traditions of Boxing Day @:
ck- maybe true, but I like Grandma Clarke's story better! One of my goals before I die is to make it to my ancesteral home (Leigh, Lancashire) and see how many distant cousins i can look up!
Small world.... I used to live about 10 miles from there....
Good Night and Good Luck was wonderful.
I saw Brokeback Mountain on Boxing Day. I thought the acting was first rate. I thought the first maybe 30 minutes were kind of bland. Nothing extraordinary. It was the later parts of the film that were really good. If you were told the backstory and then saw only the second half, it would have been an awesome film.
Tim and I are going to see Capote tonight.
Love your taste in movies and in dogs. I see that you must have a pug. We have a black pug named Duchess that we just spoil rotten.
Thanks! My boyfriend drew that pug for me for our anniversary one year. I used it as the main picture on my blog, but I just changed my template, so now I use it for my profile.
I live in a small apartment, so I have no dogs. But my dad and stepmom have had pugs for many years. Right now they have 3, a black male, a black female, and a fawn female. I love them. Once I can have my own pets I will get a pug.
And did i mention that her mother is drop deaad gorgeous to boot!
He said "It was too close to reality."
The woman sitting in front of me said at the end of the pic "That was the most complicated movie I've ever seen."
I liked it more than I thought I would. I was prepared for one of those car chase, blowing up in your face, special effects type Hollywood pic. This film isn't like that at all. There are four stories going on at once and you have to pay attention and, well, be an adult to appreciate the drama and the acting.
There were some teenage boys sitting across the aisle from me, and they got up in the middle and left.
Not enough "action" for them, I guess.
It's nice to go to see a movie that respects one's intelligence and assumes one can sit through a film without having to see something blow up every 9 minutes or be jammed packed with special effects.
I give it a thumbs up, too.
Oh, and Happy New Year, GWB.
My menu tonight for me and my special honey:
fillet mignon with shallot wine sauce
asparagus with parmesean cheese
Cline 2000 zinfandel
Chocolate mousse with butter cookies