Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Cheers and Jeers

It's been a while. Hopefully I remember how to do this. Keep in mind, you are welcome - nay, encouraged - to contribute your own entries for either list. So, here we go:

  • To everyone who ran in the just completed provincial election campaign. Regardless of their political stripe, I admire people who are willing to take a stand and subject themselves to public scrutiny.
  • Ken Miller. Despite the 2011 horror show, Coach Ken rides off into the sunset as one of the classier individuals to ever patrol the sidelines for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
  • Regina Pats. Chad Lang and Pat Conacher have done a masterful job building a playoff calibre squad. In fact, their plan may be a year or two ahead of schedule.
  • Regina Minor Football. Congrats in advance to the recipients of Coach of the Year awards tonight, and to the board and dozens of volunteers for another successful season.


  • Dwain Lingenfelter. I was going to flip the NDP leader a one-fingered salute after he cut me off in traffic Monday afternoon. But why make his election night any worse than it was already going to be?
  • Anyone involved in the cover-up of the sexual abuse of young boys at Penn State University. While we're at it, I hope Jerry Sandusky receives a little jailhouse justice, if you know what I mean.
  • Occupy Regina. While I suppose I have to respect their willingness to take a stand, I would suggest the protestors vacate Victoria Park at least temporarily for tomorrow's Remembrance Day ceremonies. Is that too much to ask?
  • My inability to wish my mom a happy birthday. A great lady would have been 79 today. I miss her.

1 comment:

Bev said...

So sorry about your mother. It's the birthdays and anniversaries that are the hardest days - that's what I find with my grandparents', anyway.


Pearl Lutzko, my great-great aunt who passed away last week. She was the oldest person in Saskatchewan, and arguably the oldest in Canada, at 112 years old. Rest in peace, Aunt Pearl. You led a great life.

Jack Whyte and the Canadian Club. I was allowed to sit in on the Canadian Club's lunch meeting on Tuesday, where author Jack Whyte was talking about what it means to be an immigrant to Canada (as of 40 years ago), and how blind so many Canadians are to the great country we have here.

A wee bit late on the ball, I'm afraid, but I also have to say cheers to the Surrey International Writers Conference board and volunteers, for a great conference which is always full of great information and opportunities. the conference was the weekend of October 21st.

And of course, the wonderful vets at Animal Clinic of Regina, who are so wonderful to my elderly dog, and so helpful to me. And this week, a special thank you to Shannon, a tech there, who so nicely cut Koko's bangs while he was getting his subcutaneous fluids.


The guy I saw trying to drive while talking on his cell phone at noon. The fact that he nearly ran into me while he was turning into the parking lane of a busy street may have something to do with it. If you can't keep your vehicle within your lane, something is wrong - maybe you should keep both hands on the wheel!

I'm trying to stay in a good mood before this long weekend, so I'll stop the jeers here.

Oh, one more cheer: To Pete! For coming back to Thursday's Cheers and Jeers! Welcome back!