Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Do they do this on purpose?

How many times have the Habs let a goal sneak in with under 20 seconds to go forcing overtime? I mean my goodness, I think I am going to have to send my massage therapy bill to the Canadiens for all the undue stress they have caused me! We are supposed to be impartial but I cant help but hope for the win especially with a 4-3 lead on the Leafs. Those late goals are just killers but I have to confess, I love overtime and most of the time I love the shootout. I am sure all the hockey purists are groaning out loud but I can't help it I love seeing the different moves especially when I am expecting something and they do something else. Perfect example; Alex Kovalev last night. I thought for sure he would pull some kind of deke and instead he roof s a beautiful shot over Toskala.
Feelings on OT and shootouts??

Also as the holidays are approaching I am in desperate need of a new book to read. Its so hard to choose books, I get way too overwhelmed in bookstores and every good book I have read is from a recommendation. So, here are mine for you:
BEST easy reading: The Curious incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by: Mark Haddon or Save Karyn By Karyn Bosnak

Just damn good books:
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Papillion by Henri Charriere
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (read it quick before they make it into a movie!!)

OK thats all you get for now! Send me in your top pics. Im also a bit of a movie snob so I will be putting together a list of must-sees that you can check out on vacation!


Arron said...

Hi Andie, I don't really like the shootout but accept it in place of a tie . But I also believe that the shootout loser should not receive a point and the player scoring the winner should be credited with a goal.

cesare said...

Hi Andie, have you read a prayer for Owen Meany? Based on your recent list, you'll love it. (

love the show!

kinda like the shootouts . .

Aldo said...

Love the shootouts, although I think the winners for regulation time should be credited with an extra point(3 reg. 2 o.t. or shootout) I think teams would push harder for that win instead of settling during the last 5 minutes of the game.

Can't wait to see your movie list. I have so many to catch up on.

Keep up the good work.


Paul said...

Hey Andie!

Holiday reading? Here's a few suggestions:

Pest Control - Bill Fitzhugh
Organ Grinders - Bill Fitzhugh

World War Z, An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks

Possible Side Effects - Augusten Burroughs

The two Fitzhugh books are very clever with a side of absurdity. Both have several laugh out loud scenes. Another good Fitzhugh book is Cross Dressing, which features the first recorded instance of actual paid-for product placement in a book.

The other two are on my must read list, and I've been told they are great page turners (especially WWZ).

JJ FRENCH said...

Life of Pi is fantastic. I still debate the reality fo the situation in my head.

Try also The Kite Runner, and We Need To talk About Kevin.

Then you can bite me.