I realize I doom myself by even mentioning this on the blog, but I'm dating someone semi-seriously now, for the first time since roughly 1968. And accordingly, over the past few days, since I acknowledged to myself that this may be semi-serious, I've apparently turned into the most attractive man on earth. Cute girls asking bartenders about me, interrupting me to ask what I'm reading, etc. This after about 10 months that made the monastic life look action-packed. Someone, anyone, feel free to kill me.
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Hockey stuff: the Vancouver Canucks have signed Jan Bulis. As way too many people have pointed out -- Alanah's starting to get testy -- Bulis is a left wing (and center). This gives the Canucks about 45 left wings for next year, while the only right wings they have (according to vancouvercanucks.com) are Trevor Linden, Richard Park, and Tyler Bouck. Some people find this questionable team-building on Dave Nonis's part; I prefer to think that he's letting his political philosophy shine through, and trying to build a firmly left-leaning team. I heartily approve. We know who Hugo Chávez will be rooting for, once the NHL starts back up.