WEEKEND UPDATE

So, the much anticipated weekend is almost over. My, how time flies when you’re doing homework.

Well, I actually did a few things other than work over the weekend. On Saturday, I woke up at 11am and per my usual routine, one of the first things I do is to dial-up CNN to see if Iraq and North Korea still exist. I think I may still have been half-asleep because for about a second, I was wondering why the main photo featured seven astronauts. Shuttle landings are never top stories any more I thought.

As I read some more, I became dismayed that another shuttle was gone. I was eleven when Challenger was lost and space accidents aren’t really something you see very often. I think that is part of the reason why people take space travel for granted now.

I have no doubt that the engineers at NASA will find out what happened, correct what needs attention, and move forward in space exploration.

I had planned on doing work on Saturday afternoon, but I was glued to CNN for a while. Before I knew it, I had to go prepare for my second ball hockey game.

This time we had another addition to our team, Matt Farish. He’s tall so that something we were looking for on our team. We were going to play a Dentistry team called the Drillers.

When we arrived for warm-up, we noticed they only had four players and a goalie. That meant that had no line changes. It was a bad break for them, but possibly a good for us.

Well, to make a long story short, we got ventilated for nine goals I think, while we managed to tally one. They only started playing tired with around three minutes left, when the outcome was hardly in danger.

On a personal note, I had my first shot on net! For reasons to complicated to get into, I was playing defense during the game. They dumped it in on a change, and I needed to get off to, so I sailed one in from my end all the way to their goalie. Of course he stopped it, but hey, a shot on net is a shot on net when you’re down eight.

Speaking of hockey, what a hell of an All-Star game today! I think it was the best one I’ve seen in a long time. For once the goalies were awesome. The only reason it went into overtime was the play of Patrick Lalime. He was a wall for the final five minutes in regulation. When it did go into OT, I was so hoping it was going to end in a shootout. It was nice to see Naslund and Kariya get their goals.

Well, I have to get back to work. Stay tuned later tonight for a new addition to erwintang.com!

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