Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
A beautiful night for a ride (as previously posted).
But also a beautiful night to attend the Winnipeg premiere of the new flick, The Road.
Cousin Tom and I scored some free passes (thanks Free Press!) and settled into our second row seats for the show. Don't sit in the second row. No neck rests at Grant Park. Sore neck.
As for the film...it followed the plot of the book quite closely. Which is good. And in my opinion, also bad. Since first reading this novel (by Cormac McCarthy) two years ago I have found myself drawn back to it twice for re-reading. I must say its vaulted into a safe place on my all-time Top Ten book list. Which is to say I expected a lot from the film and it kinda delivered. It stayed true...good. The book doesn't lend itself to being adapted into a movie...bad.
All in all it was a decent film. But the book, as always is better.
Tom may disagree, but we'd both like to hear from someone who saw the movie and hasn't read the book.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
ABES Alleycat Champs:
Halloween alleycat - Lorne and Steve
Who doesnt like Monopoly alleycat - David
Harvest conucopia meddellienjekaut - James and Dan
Oh Canada! alleycat - James
Sign of the times alleycat - Johnny
Star Wars alleycat - Gavin
Hope over fear alleycat - Mark and Giles
7 races, 9 different winners. Awesome times. James managed an extra half-win with Dan. Must be the stache.
It was an awesome race series that will be brought back for spring. The focus will now shift to the other season - winter. The nordic race series is an urban cross theme. Race organizers plan a race route and may or may not throw in any sort of absurdity they wish. Simple race or ridiculous options, single, teams or relay, food and/or beer. As long as there are ABES there will be FUN. The ABES Nordic Cross series runs from November - March. The first race of the series will be November 19 at 7:00. Clear your calendars, find your wool socks and get ready for our first winter of riding, drinking and drinking. Good times. JS