· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · March
· · · · 29 (2 entries)

Jennifer vs. Bingyu · If you’re near a TV tomorrow (Sunday March 30th) that gets the CBC, you might want to take in the final of the world women’s curling championship; that’s 10:30 AM Pacific. It’s remarkably good TV, the contrast between the finalists is stark, and it could totally go either way. The semifinal between Canada and Japan this afternoon featured a big comeback and a hairbreadth finish. <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bingyu_Wang'>Wang Bingyu’s</a> China rink has beaten <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Jones_%28curler%29'>Jennifer Jones’</a> Canadians twice in the last week, but nobody thinks the final’s a foregone conclusion.<br/> <i>[Update: Well, it was kind of anticlimax; the Chinese switched their strategy from aggressive to defensive and it fizzled, they never really hit their stride, so Ms Jones and her teammates sailed through without much drama.]</i> ...
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Candlelit Quiet · I mean <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Hour'>Earth Hour</a>. Lauren lit a bunch of candles and we just sat there enjoying the silence. Well, until I got out the camera ...
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