Monday, May 30, 2011

Vancouver Pizza

Has a pretty good sound to it doesn't it? Wonder if it tastes the same and yes, that would be with a
P I  zed zed A... not zee zee. Some say it's named after a little town in B.C. called Boston Bar,
maybe it's where the owner came from, whatever, changed to Vancouver for now anyway, a pretty nice gesture by the owners who run nice restaurants with very good pizza also available in Rogers Arena where our first playoff with the Bruins will be Wed. 5P.M.

Go Canucks!
Addendum.....the town of Boston Bar has now changed it's name to Vancouver Bar!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Game 5 in Vancouver the Canucks win in Dbl OT 3-2

1st period   1 - 0 Canucks.  Alex Burrows from the Sedins

2nd period  -  Henrik Sedin gets a penalty and seconds later Ryan Kesler joins him in the box for so it was 3 on 5 but we lived through it with no damage incurred until Kevin Bieksa gets a penalty and San Jose scores to tie it up 1 - 1

3rd period  - Lu lu, lu! whatcha doing out of your crease again?  2 -1 for San Jose and now we've got to face the facts. If SJ dosn't win it'll be suddenly summer for them. If we don't win we can still stick around. But why not get on with the process.....

AND THEN - With 14 seconds left to go in the game Ryan Kesler ties it up score now 2 - 2

1st Sudden Death overtime - very intense but no goal. Luongo was spectacular as was SJ goalie

2nd Sudden Death overtime - Suddenly Kevin Bieksa combines will with skill and the puck bounces into their net and that's all that was needed. 3 - 2 for the Vancouver Canucks


Kevin Bieksa

Roberto Luongo

Celebrating Ryan Keslers goal

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Game 4 over - Canucks 4, San Jose 2

Vancouver now leads 3 games to 1 in this series.

We are ONE game away from competing for the ultimate prize. Looking forward to playing either Boston or Tampa Bay.

SJ coach said of game #4 "Our passing was off, our receiving was off and our rhythm was off"

Canucks coach said "4000 Canucks fans were in the shark tank for this game and i thank them for their support" Some of them drove 15 hours to get there.

Heres #33 Henrik Sedin with his backhand control and pass to the waiting for it #14 Alex Burrows

Alex knows what to do with it; obviously an easy goal

#17 Ryan Kessler, #22 Daniel Sedin, #6 Sami Salo, #33 Henrik Sedin, and #14 Sami Salo celebrating Sami's second goal in the 2nd period

Thanks to Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Photos

Next game in Vancouver on Tues May 24 @ 6p.m.

Game 3 ended San Jose 4 Vancouver Canucks 3

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Canucks 7 San Jose 3

Game # 2 of the Western Conference finals is in the bag. It started with fun in the sun with smoke,snow and sparks on the ice and then it sorta ended the same way.
Period 1 started with San Jose stopping 2 goals in the first minute of play. It looked like it might be a good game. No, wait, before that was a SJ player picking on our Kevin Bieksa before the first puck was even dropped leading me to think this game is going to get rough. Yes it was that as it looked like SJ was frazzled and couldn't keep up and the period ended 3-2 for the Canucks. Then in the 2nd period the real poor sportsmenship of team SJ really went out of control with slashing,fighting, chopping, high sticking, too many men on the ice etc.

By the 3rd period it was all tied up again but SJ couldn't handle our speed and soon it was 5 - 2 Canucks with the poor sport goon sitting in the penalty box again. Then he gave our goalie a snow shower and stood over him taunting him. What an idiot! You don't do that to our goalie especially on our ice. So we got another goal, and another.
That one SJ player pretty much single handedly destroyed his team with his ugliness as NHL brass watched and with 10 seconds left to go SJ became totally unravelled. It was an unbelievable spectacle.
Can't hardly wait for game 3 in San Jose Friday night. If they're this bad on our ice what are they going to do on their own?


Monday, May 16, 2011

Emotional evening - Canucks 3 San Jose 2 and then there was Survivor

The night started off great with spaghetti that i didn't have to cook and then an exciting game. I thought i was either going to have a heart attack or come out of it with an ulcer but it was totally fun and a great game either way and thinking you're going to have a heart attack or get an ulcer is all part of a hockey fans life. When all was said and done we came out on top with Henrik Sedin scoring the winning goal Thank you God for bringing Henrik out of his playoff slump.

And then there was the Survivor finale. I am not a Boston Rob fan; never have been and never will, it's as simple as that. But i could tell right from the start that he was going to win. No, not because he's such a great player but because i don't like him. At all. Do not like him. But of course he won. Not only the million dollars but Sprints favourite player or whateveritscalled for an another 100 thou as well.

I am so mad. This ruined the nice evening i was having even though anyone could see it coming from the start. As in yes, i'm saying i think the show was rigged in his favor right from the get go. How can they do that? Well, i dunno, don't know nutting 'bout rigging but why were there no swimming/diving challenges? Because Rob dosn't do well in those? Why were there so many word/scramble type puzzles? Because Rob does well in those? Jeff  Probst even revealed his favor wayyyy back and it was obvious the producers favoured him for the ratings and for the fact it was Robs 4th time to many chances did they give the guy? FOUR times! And they advertised it 4millions times! It was soooo obvious he was going to win, they practically advertised it as such and he did, dam it.

Now in all honesty, how can a fireman take off and be gone all these times? I seriously don't think the guy is a fireman, probably never was but if he used to be i don't care. He isn't now.

How or why did those ditsy girls fall under his spell? Why are people so stupid that right down to the final cut they were still saving the crispy bits of rice for Rob, why? Because Rob liked the crispy bits! Nobody else did? OMG! He had them all quivering in their bikinis, telling him every word that had been spoken when he wasn't around. And he used them all as his pawns voting them off one by one and the strange thing is - nobody seemed to mind giving Rob the win and the other win, like they had been paid off or something? Is it possible that they all played from the start knowing they wern't going to get no million bucks, it was Robs?

He is the most arrogant man alive and he's already a millionaire for petes sake. Gawd! He referred to them all as idiots! And they were. None of them were already rich, except for Russel but they got rid of him asap. Matt was a nice guy but spent most of his time on Redemption Island. I starting rooting for special agent Phillip way back weeks ago as he was more deserving than Rob. He was honest and kind, never said a bad word against anybody, never stabbed anyone in the back, did what he was told, never won a challenge or immunity and just quietly went about being helpful while his pants were being buried in the sand and everyone snickered and made fun of him.

Most if not all the players called Phillip names, said he was weird right to his face, didn't believe in him and laughed openly at him, and so on revealing themselves to be the real idiots. It was disgusting to see people really doing this, like bullys, even the big football player did it and so did the girls. I hoped that the phone in people would at least give Phillip or Matt or iforgethernameblondgirl the $100,000. But no, they thought Rob should add it to his already millionaire status. I can hardly stand it. People. Wake. Up.

I watched painfully when Rob played Survivor for 4 seasons, i watched as he hooked up with Amber when she won the million. I watched them marry in a billion dollar wedding at Atlantis on Paradise Island and come home to a fabulous brand new fully furnished mega bucks house and i watched the two of them try to win the Amazing Race as they travelled around the world like a royal couple. I'm sure between the 2 of them they have plenty of $ from endorsements, commercials or whatever rich people do to get even more $ and it just ain't fair.

Call me a spoil sport or sore loser, whatever, but please do call me.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Can this circus get any more colourful?

Jose Baez and Casey Anthony’s defense team are now working with a woman who’s married to a killer sitting on Florida’s death row.
The latest revelation came during jury selection this week, when mitigation specialist Rosalie Bolin appeared at the defense table with Anthony. As a mitigation specialist, her job is to find information about Casey Anthony’s life that could help the defense in the event she’s found guilty.

Anthony is thrilled to have a new best friend
Bolin’s well-known in the Tampa Bay area, not just by attorneys who turn to her expertise in death cases, but for her personal life.

She used to be married to a Tampa attorney — until she met murderer Oscar Ray Bolin Jr. who waits on death row after viciously abducted, torchered, raped and killed three women. Ms. Bolin divorced her husband and gave up custody of her 4 daughters to marry this guy over the telephone, much to his delight I bet.
As of Friday the jury count stands at 12 possible or probables. More people are summoned to appear this next week including homeless people from the shelter next door to the courthouse.

I’m hoping to see a fair trial with a competent jury of Caseys peers and all evidence discussed in the order of the timeline of the case. But with Baez at the helm for the defense it likely will be as slow and as complicated as he can make it.

Attorney Anne Finnell has started sprouting lies and excuses for Casey already, as if theres any excuse for killing a child. How Anthony will stand up to the scrutiny remains to be seen.

People cover up murders to look like accidents, they do not cover up accidents to look like murder.

The trial of the century

The trial of Casey Anthony. Anthony (born March 19, 1986) faces murder charges for the death of her daughter, Caylee Anthony. Caylee was last seen in June 2008, but the search did not begin until a month later, when she was reported missing by her grandmother, Cindy Anthony. Remains were found near the Anthony home on Dec. 11, 2008 that were later identified as Caylee's. Jury selection for Anthony's trial began on May 9, 2011 and the trial is expected to last 6 weeks.

I began watching this horrific case unfold on the Nancy Grace show back when Cindy Anthony called 911 asking for the police to come and arrest her daughter Casey. Other words Cindy said at that time were that her grandaughter was missing and that “it smelled like there was a dead body in the dam car”

The 911 operator asked to speak to Casey and when her mom told Casey to pick up the phone she could be heard in the background asking “what do they want to talk to me for?”

A lot has happened since July 2008 when Casey spoke to that 911 operator and admitted that her 2 year old daughter had been missing for 31 days. She later told police she had been conducting her own investigation and that the nanny had taken the child. Casey claimed a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalas had been babysitting the child off and on for a couple of years while she worked at Universal in Orlando as an events coordinator. The nanny, the apartment where she lived and the job evaporated as lies eventually and the one real person with that actual name is sueing for deformation of her character. At one point Cindy Anthony said to her “you’re cute but you’re not a ten” as Casey had described her. However, the description was found to be similar to a woman that Caseys father had been having an affair with. George Anthony then holed up in a cheap hotel and wrote a suicide letter but he was found and returned home. Some think the reason that he wanted to die was because he was the one who killed Caylee.

 By then the police had confiscated the family computer and found Google had been asked how to break a neck, how to make weapons using household goods as well as how to make chloroform. Four people in that home had access to that computer. Later traces of chloroform were found in the trunk of Caseys car leading people to think that Casey had been using the sleep drug as a babysitter at least once but most believe it had been used frequently so she could party with her friends.

One theory is that Casey used it once too often or maybe too much at once. An expert will testify the strength of the chloroform was 10,000 times stronger than he had ever seen and an accumulation could cause brain damage or death. Some think Casey may have been drunk or wacked out on drugs and slept in after a night of partying and failed to retrieve Caylee out of the trunk where she may have died in the heat of a 104ยบ Florida summer day.

Either way Casey tried to slow down the search by saying she felt that Caylee was alive and nearby. She was the daughter of a cop and probably knew the more decomposed the body - the more difficult it was to determine the cause of death and the more chances of the body not being found at all.

Meanwhile cadaver dogs were sent in to the Anthonys backyard where they hit on 2 spots.

A neighbour came forth with the info that Casey had borrowed a shovel from him around the time that Caylee went missing. As well, telephone pings to the Anthony home came in fast and furious the afternoon that Caylee was last seen alive by her grandparents. Presumably the child was dead within hours of her leaving home and Casey panicked and called her parents several times but they weren’t at home.

During this time Casey got a tattoo applied on her back that said “Bella Vita” (a beautiful life) and although the tattoo artist asked about Caylee she didn’t tell him that her daughter was missing. To her parents she said “she’s with the nanny” and to the friends she said “she’s with my parents” and she made sure they would'nt communicate with each other and compare notes.

Casey Anthony was in jail when a meter reader stumbled upon the body, triple bagged and with duct tape covering the mouth area. Directly over the mouth was a heart shaped sticker exactly like the sheet of stickers found in the Anthony home with a few missing.

Added mysteries to this case is that the meter reader had previously called 911 twice prior to this claiming to have found a body in the same location. His ex wife testified that her husband had used duct tape on her before she divorced him, casting suspicion upon him. Searchers claimed to have searched that area and there was no body there at the time.

When Anthony was first arrested for stealing money from her grandmother in the nursing home and cashing stolen cheques a bounty hunter named Leonard Padilla took an interest in her. He decided to help. He and I believe his son or nephew bailed her out and although she was free for a week he says she never once asked to go out searching for her daughter. She never spoke of her daughter or even looked at pictures of Caylee except to point out herself in some of the pictures in the room. He does not speak well of her to this day, instead referring to her as a cold callus psyco.

Authorities also found a hair in the trunk of Caseys car that dna proved to be a hair from little Caylee Anthony. The hair had a “death ring” near the root area proving that it had fallen from her head after she was dead. This is a natural occurance after a person is already dead and an expert will testify to this during the trial. A death stain was also photographed of what looks like a small child in the fetal position in the lining of the trunk.

Another expert will testify there were coffin flies in that trunk as well as another type of fly that comes from a wooded area and not normally found in a city driven car.

The evidence seems overwhelming, but much is circumstantial or “junk science” just as dna was considered to be just a few short years ago.

I’m sure I’ve left out some details; I’m writing this from memory.

I’ve been watching the jury selection unfold for the past 3 days. During this time Casey Anthony has gone from a happily smiling woman who continually flirts with her lawyers to a sullen sick puppy.

The selection of suitable jurors is growing slimmer by the day and yesterday 50 prospective jurors were sent packing when one of them spoke openly to the press regarding the case. She had been mistakenly summoned for jury duty although she had been amongst the group who had searched for Caylee and had been removed from the Anthonys property by George Anthony so shouldn’t even have been on the juror list.

Another possible juror was fined $450. for attempting to get out of jury duty. And then there were a lot of other excuses as nobody has up to 6 weeks to devote to being sequestered in a hotel with no tv or computer.

Some admitted they had already decided that she was guilty.

Judge Belvin Perry mentioned trying to find homeless people who have a drivers license which is the requirement to serve on a jury in the state of Florida.

Anthony appeared to be having a little tiff with her attorney; some say a lovers spat. Jose Baez, her attorney was overheard saying to her “you’re acting like a 2 yr old” which were unfortunate words since her daughter was just 2 when she disappeared. She replied “really?” and he said “really” Strange conversation of a lawyer and his client who is facing the death penalty.

He may have been referring to her constant primping and adjusting her hair or the fake crying and later that day they were seated apart and differently.

Then she began to feel ill and apparently she was unable to unclench her hand and so was escorted out of the courtroom for 15 minutes.

Some say she was crying but I don’t know how anyone can cry without tears. She dabbed at her eyes and nose with a tissue as though she was crying but I think this girl is a liar and an actress through and through.

Maybe it’s all just finally getting to her. She refused a visit from her mom on mothers day and her parents havent been in the courtroom with their usual support this week. Her brother hasn’t been around either since she accused him and their dad of sexual abuse. And now her lawyer is angry at her, possibly because of the fake crying routine she does only when theres a packed courtroom.

It all seems like a slam dunk but guess it’s more complicated than that.

Jose Baez claims that all the answers will be heard within the first minutes of his opening statement. Some think Casey is going to throw her dad under the bus with accusations that he’s the one who did it, which I believe is just plain crazy.

I’ll be watching this trial every day hoping for justice for Caylee.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Canucks - 2 Nashville - 1

Borrowing words from Nancy Grace....*BOMBSHELL* TONIGHT!

For the first time in 17 years the Canucks have made it to the third round of the playoffs.

Luongo was sensational and Kessler got two assists. It was a great game although scarey at times. After a few days rest we'll meet San Jose or Detroit in Vancouver.

Go Canucks!