Tuesday, September 04, 2018

I See You #30๐Ÿ‘€

Slow Down as School Days are upon us again! Watch for kids๐Ÿ‘€

Celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary last month (August 13th)๐Ÿ’•
Love walking through life with my wife, Darlene! These photos were taken exactly two years ago today.


Here is me as a youngster getting the autograph of a future CFL Hall of Famer: "Dirty Thirty" Jim Young of the BC Lions. I'm placing the date as 1974 at Kelowna's City Park during training camp. 















The man in the middle on the right without the headset is former head coach, Eagle Keys. He lived to be 89, passing away six years ago.




I share the same birthday in March as the famous #30 who's signature is embroidered below on one of my hats.
It belongs to the two-time MVP of the three-time world champion Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Scoring Big With Tom Cruise and Toronto's Maple Leafs!

I haven't blogged twice in a month since July of 2016 - but I'm doing it again✔️
Like my last post, let's start off with the double-sided sign just up the street from us.
Did you see James Corden go skydiving with Tom Cruise a couple days ago?


Cruise's "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" is now in theatres๐ŸŽฆ

What was once thought impossible is a real possibility now in the NHL. The Toronto Maple Leafs could win their first Stanley Cup since 1967 after signing John Tavares. In fact, I predicted they will hoist the Cup in this Instagram post two weeks ago!

If you are a Maple Leafs fan, you will enjoy this Friday flashback featuring the number 27. Please scroll to the bottom to read the tweet so it makes more sense. I apologize to all the Buffalo Sabres' fans for tooting Toronto's horn๐Ÿ‘ฟ



Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Future's So Bright๐Ÿ˜Ž

You know how the song goes ๐ŸŽถ 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 Saturday๐ŸŽพ 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 store๐Ÿ• 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 ago๐Ÿ’’๐Ÿ‘ฐ

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 there๐Ÿ€

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 #FakeSantas๐ŸŽ…

We are in LAST place. Boo!

Remember, Santa travels with reindeer and NOT fire trucks๐Ÿš’
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 get๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ  #CancerSucks