July 3rd, 2005

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Never, EVER leave a football game early

In the 30+ years that my family has been attending CFL football games we have had one simple rule - you never leave a football game early. And here is why:

Ottawa scored first in the game last night, but by the end of the 3rd quarter it was 33-10 for the Als. Not so unusual when you consider what a powerhouse Montreal is, and how poorly Ottawa has been playing.

We had wanted to head back downtown to watch the fireworks, so we left the game with 5 minute remaining. At the time we left, it was 33-23 and we figured, yep it's been a good ride, but there is no way. Boy were we wrong. They tied it up. That's right, they scored 23 unanswered points in the 4th quarter.

To add insult to injury, they won in double overtime - 39-36. The way I look at it is that if we'd stayed they would have sucked, (yes, I do keep telling myself that) and the fireworks were worth it.

But I've broken the rule once, and felt the wrath of the football gods.
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Small world - wouldn't want to paint it.

Canada Day celebrations were lots of fun. I spent a quiet morning at home while hubby was off scuba diving. Around 2 we headed down to stella0017's and Willy's for their annual get-together. They have a pretty cool place, right downtown. It is a loft built in an old beer store. They always have a great spread and the Q was going full force. This year's special treat were cilantro and pepper burgers. Met a friend of Stella's from university, Mich, and her hubby, Dale. They were going to the 'gades game too, so we offered them a lift at around 5. In the car we started talking about the company I work for and the people I work with.

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So, game was miserable for the first three quarters, and as I already lamented, the last five minutes (you know - the ones we skipped) really made a difference. But if we hadn't left, we would not have been able to see the fireworks. We made it back to Stella and Willy's with time to spare. Hung out for a bit more, ate too much, then ambled over to our favourite viewing spot. The show started about 15 minutes late. It was moderately breezy and I believe they were afraid to let them off. In previous years we have had ash and embers land on us, this year the wind was in a different direction. After much ooohhing and aaahhing, (pictures will follow as soon as I receive them from the official photographer)we headed back for more party. Hubby made a date to go diving again today and he and Matt decided to kick Stella out of the squid crew after catching her having a butt.