End of the Curling Season

March 28th, 2006 by Potato

Well, the curling season finished with a bang, as we came in 3rd place for the hospital bonspiel (of 10 teams in our division). The prize was a keen gym bag with this neat side pocket that allows you to expand the space inside. I’m not quite sure what to use it for though, since it doesn’t create enough room for something like a curling broom or hockey stick, but is more than you’d need for a pair of shoes. Despite the fact that it didn’t go so well this year (lots of absenteeism), I’m really excited for next year. It’s one sport that not only am I vaguely good at, but I’ve also managed to keep it up fairly regularly for a while now (unlike touch football or basketball, where I haven’t managed to get a game going for several years now).

I’ve been at a point lately where I’m really afraid I’ve run out of interesting things to say here; perhaps 3 entries a week was a pace too ambitious to maintain. It’s not that I’ve run out of things to say, it’s pretty obvious that I can just ramble on about any old thing to fill out at least three paragraphs. The problem is that I’m getting close to the point at which this no longer becomes interesting for anyone else to read. I couldn’t even come up with a good curling pun. While the blog format is great for being relatively unstructured and easy to fill in and publish content (easier than using notepad and HTML tags like I used to), it’s a little too easy at times. There’s no point in having it turn into a sort of private journal that just happens to be connected to the internet. Who — except the voyeurs who just want any old random peek into someone else’s daily life — would want to read that?

Anyhow, the last leg of thesis corrections is going pretty slowly, but I’ve still got a week (exactly!) to get it finished, print them all off, bind them nicely for the examiners, etc. I’m thinking of it like the bonspiel: we started off getting completely smoked in our first game. Then came on fairly strong in our second, and dominated the third as well, leading to a very respectable finish. Plus there were 3 games, and my stupid master’s has taken 3 years! Ok, I have to end this before Rez gets in my face about facile metaphors again.

2 Responses to “End of the Curling Season”

  1. Ben Says:

    “a sort of private journal that just happens to be connected to the internet” Isn’t this the definition of a blog??

  2. netbug Says:

    Well it’s not really a private journal if other people read it.

    But I like reading most of your excessive blither on topics.

    If I might suggest some topics for future entries:

    Vampire Bunnies
    Why I can’t read anything on yesterdays parking ticket
    Movie ideas
    Jedis and Lightsabers
    Commander Keen and the evolution into Doom 3