Monday, June 26, 2006

I don't know how to quit you

I finally got around to watching "Brokeback Mountain", which I've been meaning to see for a long time. It is fan-freaking-tastic. The movie was filmed in Alberta, so the mountain scenery was gorgeous. It made me want to go camping. And, you know, have sex with men.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Athletic Prowess

It's funny. I've played rugby and never sustained a serious injury. How did I hurt my arm earlier this week? Playing darts at the Black Dog.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Hockey

Well, the Oilers lost, which sucks, but they had a great run and the city should be proud of them. I disagree with those who believe that, not only should Carolina not be a Stanley Cup champion, they shouldn't even have a franchise. Canadians love hockey, and tend to get uppity when people abroad don't share their taste for their sport. If people in the States can enjoy the sport and put together a competitive team, all the power to them. It's worth remembering that the Oilers were an expansion team at one point as well. And if we followed strict policies of "sport elitism", there would likely be a dearth of baseball, basketball, soccer and rugby in our neck of the woods.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Convocation

I attended my Convocation last week. The history of it all, the pomp and circumstance is wonderful. I am now Roman Kotovych, B.Sc. (Spec.), LLB. A fun note is that my immediate family now has 12 University degrees. In a year it will be 13, and a year later will be 14.

Partook in Whyte Avenue celebrations last night. We watched the streets below from the roof of the Black Dog. I saw people getting arrested for stopping on the sidewalk to talk on their cell phones, and people getting arrested for stepping off the curb to avoid gluts of people, gluts, ironically enough, created by the police. While I certainly understand the city's concerns, particularly after the post-Ducks hooliganism, I think the police crackdown is starting to get out of hand.