Friday, February 20, 2009

end of ewhl

this is a big hockey weekend for hc slavia praha. we play the remaing two games of our ewhl season this weekend. croatia is making the drive to prague in what will be the ewhl clinching battle of the season. oh waaaaait. croatia still has no wins in their season, so the next two games will strictly be a formality. we'll still get to play, but it's never the same when you know you're going to win. it's kind of sad, actually!

after this weekend we have the national final series with Kladno (home of czech's own beloved hero, jaromir jagr) in a best of 7. the 4th game will be on march 8th, so that's when i'm pretty sure our season will end. we've heard down the hockey grapevine that kladno is stacking their team with girls from other teams who've already lost out. i really hope so, because that would make the games a lot more fun! maybe they'll even take one from us (you know it's bad when you're hoping the other team will win a game to make things interesting!).

last weekend the team headed to slovenia for our last road trip of the season. i stayed home, as i had the flu and ralph just wouldn't go away. it was a restful day at home, though i hardly remember it as i slept until noon, napped in the afternoon, and then went to bed early. i guess that's pretty strong confirmation you're sick!

the end of this month will bring some visitors to prague. ashley dejaegher, a former teammate with the cougs and good friend of arielle's, is coming to visit for a month and a half. she'll be taking off on some euro adventures during that time, too. next saturday jackie's brother, jarret, is coming for a week which will be intersected with the arrival of jackie's parents. i'm SO looking forward to having some parents around to hang out with! ;)

mom and dad... you can always make a last minute trip!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

i don't know what's with me lately... but i've blogged more in the past week than i did the past two months! maybe there's just so much to think about that i feel like writing it all down. or rambling it all down. sometimes that's the best way to think... rambling. then some poor, unfortunate soul gets to read your inner workings from the convenience of their home, office, blackberry??

did anyone watch nadal defeat roger (yes, we're on a first name basis) today for the australian open? i was definitely crying with roger during the award ceremony. what a guy. or hear about kobe's 61 points last night? ridiculous. maybe if both teams played some defense, that wouldn't be possible!

recently i ventured through the city with some friends, returning solo to my flat via tram. a few things cracked me up. firstly, there were only a few people on the tram to begin with, one of which was a girl sitting kitty-corner from me. apparently she was oblivious to the fact that i was sitting right there. unlike her oblivity, i was keenly aware of the fact that she was checking herself out in the dark, reflective glass in front of her. she wasn't just checking for food between her teeth, she was puckering, making model faces, adjusting her hat. i almost lost it. almost as tragic as her modelling was the fact that i had no one to laugh with. so i laughed alone. maybe we were a pair of crazies after all. a few stops later, a guy enters the tram and chooses the spot RIGHT BESIDE me, despite the fact that the tram is at this point basically empty. sits down, makes himself comfortable, doesn't think anything of it. i mean, maybe he was just seeking a little bit of companionship...? either way, also hilarious, though somewhat uncomfortable at the same time.

tonite i went to see a movie - it was horribly depressing, btw - with leo and kate. unlike their last cinematic duet, this one was not so heroic or romantic. it was highly disappointing, but not because leo and kate didn't do a great job, but just because their on-screen chemistry was wasted on an all around negative story. i guess i'm not a realist when it comes to movies, but i really prefer the escapism of fantasy, romance, the totally unrealistic films of the day. on that note, go see twilight... it's a no-miss!

it's midnight now and my mind is still going 100kms an hour...

...maybe i shouldn't have had that espresso post-movie after all.

Monday, February 2, 2009

who's hand are you holding?

we sang this song yesterday at church. it's simple, but profound.

i love it...

i will hold on to the hand of my savior
and i will hold on with all my might
i will hold loosely to things that are fleeting
and hold on to jesus
i will hold on to jesus for life