Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Future's So Bright😎

You know how the song goes 🎶 on this longest day of the year.
The summer solstice officially started at 3:07 am PST.

Future excitement:

  • The NBA draft is tonight!
  • The NHL draft begins tomorrow night!
  • The Kelowna Futures Tennis tournament begins Saturday🎾 Couldn't do it without the sponsors!

Monday, May 28, 2018

A Best-Of-Seven On The 28th: Family First

I had my sons on my last blog post so no better time to be a proud Dad than with my daughter on her 27th birthday today!

(2) I finished up my 7th script today for a client I began working for in Greece in early April. Born on Maui in 1996, XTERRA has grown into a worldwide series of off-road triathlons and trail runs.

(3) #23, LeBron James, keeps proving the doubters wrong. Another game 7 win last night vaults the CleVeland CaVs into the NBA Finals!

(4) #NHLalphabet Give me a V for Vegas in the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final beginning tonight in Sin/Stick City against the Washington Capitals! Who could have predicted that for an expansion team? Give them credit though. You have to love the unpredictabilty of sports✔️ I'm picking Washington to win it all!

(5) Happy 73rd Birthday to John Fogerty! #MusicMonday He will be playing in our area (Penticton) on Saturday, July 14th.

(6) Let's limit the fires please in our beautiful province of British Columbia! There was a close call at a local winery a couple of days ago. Kelowna firefighters remind the public that campfires and outdoor wood burning appliances are not allowed within city limits at any time.

(7) Game 7 tonight with Golden State in Houston. I'll go with the Rockets to advance against LeBron in the NBA Finals. I think they will win by 7 points.
No problem for Houston...

Friday, February 09, 2018

Congrats Philadelphia! Can't Top or Pop That P!

My pigskin pick came true last weekend!

A few days before Super Bowl Sunday, I pledged my allegiance to the Eagles✔️

In voiceover, it's NOT good to pop your P's✔️
This headline was in the Capital News today.

One more P worth noting today. It's National Pizza Day and that is our son's specialty as he runs his own store🍕 Nice work, Justin! PS Don't forget the bacon!

"Sometimes I place orders at multiple Domino's just so I can watch them race on the pizza tracker." 
Stephen Colbert, The Late Show #MidnightConfessions

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hockey Dreams and License Plates

Yesterday, our son, Justin, and a friend drove down to Vancouver to see his favorite team - the LA Kings! It was his first NHL game and it was NOT the road team's finest effort - losing 6-2.

My team, the Sabres, are in Vancouver tomorrow night after last night's 5-0 shutout win in Edmonton! On Monday, the Sabres won another in Alberta - beating Calgary, 2-1, in overtime.

I noticed last night at the first stoppage of play in Vancouver that they played Tom Petty's "Runnin' Down A Dream." Tied in nicely with the banner on Justin's car!

Justin's younger brother, Jordan, has a license plate that is a nice reminder of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 15th.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote: I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.

I once had a cool license plate that started with NHL in the late '80's when I worked in radio. But unfortunately they were stolen while I was doing a shift. As I recall my next license plate wasn't as cool with NRD.

My wife has an interest in license plates. Here is the story that has inspired me and many others:

Monday, December 11, 2017

Dreaming of a (St. Louis) Blue(s) Christmas?

The big day is two weeks away!

Our daughter had a pretty big day just about two years ago💒👰

I wanted to thank the St. Louis Blues for helping me have a great week in Fantasy Hockey✔️
Did you know I have never done Fantasy football? #Truth

Too bad St. Louis doesn't have a football team anymore. The Rams in LA are 9-4 - a game up on those Seahawks from Seattle at 8-5.

Looks like Seattle could be getting an NHL team!
I would prefer the NBA Supersonics returning there🏀

Monday, December 04, 2017

Beware of the Fakes!

A third of the way through the NHL season has me warning you to beware of #FakeSabres and #FakeSantas🎅

We are in LAST place. Boo!

Remember, Santa travels with reindeer and NOT fire trucks🚒
But sometimes you just have to make a grand entrance!
#KelownaSanta, Ralph Hass, on the left and Captain John Kelly (right) of the Kelowna Fire Department seeing if the beard is a fire hazard.

I met this kind 86 year-old yesterday at London Drugs in Kelowna. Cancer has taken a toll on his family and he told me a daughter in her mid-50's recently received a terminal cancer diagnosis.

My beautiful sister-in-law, Sandra Johnson, lost a five year battle with cancer on November 18. She was a brave warrior and we miss her terribly. Sandra was as REAL as they get💜💜  #CancerSucks

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Betting The Hou$e on the Buffalo Sabre$

Hockey IS (on my) back!

You may have noticed here that I joined Instagram. This happened last month and I posted a #SignAday in September. That photo in my last blog post was my fourth #SignAday.

  • Thanks to those of you who are interactive on social media! Like voiceover blogger extraordinaire Paul Strikwerda! Read his helpful blog post: Help, I’m on Instagram! Now what?  
  • Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada this weekend!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What's in a Name? Going Hollywood, Hot Dogs & Baseball

I asked that question three years ago yesterday with a blog post that said Cue Weird Al Yankovic!

Recent examples of the Name Game saw me make it to Hollywood Park in Kelowna last night. The shirt pays tribute to the former stadium named for the late Hall of Fame owner of the Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson.
I think a lot of cities have a Hollywood in it. What about yours?

We are also close to a Winfield here in British Columbia. There are a lot of Winfields in the states - including in Alabama, Kansas and Missouri. Then I found more with Google.

Baseball has a Hall of Famer named Dave Winfield. The Toronto Blue Jays couldn't have won their first World Series without him in 1992! He was over 40 years old, yet batted .290 with 26 home runs. His run-scoring double in the top of the 11th inning of Game 6 saw us take the championship against the Atlanta Braves!

On Sunday, Miguel Montero was catching his first game for the Blue Jays when Miguel Cabrera drew an RBI walk to win it in the 11th for Detroit. Rather interesting that both teams also had Joses and Justins in the lineup. Anibal Sanchez started for the Tigers but Aaron Sanchez did not for Toronto. He IS tonight though in Boston - a team he has beaten four straight times.

Meanwhile on this Wednesday, Aarón Sanchez is back as one of the three judges on MasterChef. Even though it's National Hot Dog Day, I see they are cooking as teams with eggs in a restaurant.