In the comments to one of my previous posts, Laurie sez/asks:
“Tonight low 18, winds 15-25.
Clipper coming through. Tomorrow, high 19. Don't you miss it here?” Alberta
"Here" being Rochester, NY. It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words; if that’s true, then my 2,000-word essay on snow is just above this paragraph. Those two pictures aren’t of the highest quality, to be sure, but that’s my car stuck in my driveway, waiting for the tow truck after about 30 minutes of me trying to dig it out. And that’s my deck, too.
January 19, 2000. 24 inches. Draw your own conclusions.
Today’s hockey game was OK. Just OK. Congrats to the Czechs, who were nothing like the team that lost to
yesterday. They completely dominated the Russians, who end the tournament with two straight shut-outs. Today’s score was Czech Republic 3, Sweden 0. The last goal was an empty-netter. As a side note…I surprised myself today. Although I was sorely tempted to go to the Olympics web site and check the final score before the televised game was over, I didn’t. Watching the first period was hard, because I already knew who did what, and when they did it. Russia
Tomorrow’s Gold Medal game begins at 0600 MST. I can’t decide whether to (a) go to bed very early (an unnatural act if there ever was one) or (b) go to bed after the game, which is more my style. I don’t own an alarm clock, or any other sort of timing device other than my bread pantry, which does double duty as a microwave. I’m undecided at this writing.
NBC’s hockey analysts are split on tomorrow’s game. Ray Ferraro is predicting the Swedes will win, 3-1. Bill Clement says the Finns will win, but declines to predict the score. Clement has been consistently wrong in his predictions throughout the tournament; so much so it’s embarrassing, actually. I’m going to subject myself to some potential embarrassment, right now. It’s an old NHL adage: Defense wins Cups. I don’t see how it’s any different in the Olympics, and the Finns have the best defense I’ve seen during this tournament, bar none. I predict
will win, 2-0. Finland