Have you been watching the Olympics? As I write, I am watching Canada (my home team) play Finland in men’s hockey. I know there has been quite a lot of controversy surrounding these Games, but I can’t help but tune in to cheer on my nation’s team. This is Canada, after all, and hockey is a huge part of our culture here – I can confirm the cliche is true!
During the last Olympic gold medal men’s hockey game in Vancouver 2010, I was stuck at school working on a team project that was due the following week. Yep, at school all day on a Sunday… gotta love grad school. Anyway, there were quite a few of us there so we took over one of the empty lecture halls at the University and streamed the game live on the huge screen.
Did any of you watch that game? Canada vs. the USA: with Canada leading in the last few minutes, the USA managed to tie it up with something like 20 seconds left in the 3rd period. The collective gasp followed by stunned silence in that lecture hall when the US scored was incredible – none of us could believe what we were seeing. Luckily for us, Sidney Crosby scored in overtime to give Canada the win and the gold medal. The hall erupted in cheers of joy, and we celebrated for about 3 minutes before dragging ourselves back to our schoolwork, wishing we were out drinking beer like any other good Canadian.
Alright foodies, no more hockey talk! Here’s what happened this week:
What I posted:
- Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes are one of my favourite things to eat in the whole world. Try them and I think you’ll agree!
- Cherry Berry Vanilla Tea Cake is soft, delicate, and studded with sweet cherries and strawberries.
- Chicken Delicious is a one-dish wonder meal whose name says it all.
What I read:
I am currently reading Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. For someone who is used to breezing through books in no more than a week, it has been strange to be reading the same novel (and only one at a time!) for a number of weeks. I am about 75% through, and although it’s taking me a long time to get through, I am enjoying it very much and looking forward to the big payoff at the end when all the loose ends are tied up.
The only negative is that since it’s such a classic and well-known book, I have to try really hard not to accidentally read spoilers. For instance, I spoiled a small part of the plot for myself when I Googled a character after being a bit confused about who he was. Whoops. It’s like trying to watch a really famous TV show from the beginning – if you try to talk to someone about it or look up a plot point, you run the risk of giving away its most important secrets.
Well, the hockey game is tied and I need to knead some bread before the 3rd period starts. That’s all for now.
Until next time,