Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to yet another edition of THE BLOG.
OK, so things were a little slow today. Not a whole helluva lot happened, to be very honest. I don't even have any TV shows to comment on, really - although I will send out a big "hell yeah!" to Eva Avila, the Gatineau gal who took the Canadian Idol crown last night. (Stacy and I mentioned it in a comment related to last night's post, but I think she deserves a spot on the main page.) I wasn't as attached to Idol or Eva as I was to Rockstar and Lukas, but the girl made me proud last night. This would mean that two of the past Idol winners have been a product of the Ottawa auditions. (The inaugural King of Idol fame, Ryan Malcolm, was from Kingston). Not bad, considering they didn't even hold auditions in Ottawa during Season 3, because they felt the talent pool wasn't deep enough. That theory was proven wrong when both Eva and Ottawa native Steffi D. made it to the final five this season. Anyways, it was an entertaining summer, and I think the best girl won. (Nevermind that I was rooting for the hot boys. That's just what I do. I can't help it.) Congrats, Eva!!
The other bit of news that I managed to unearth on the Internet today was a story that really had me raising my eyebrows. Apparently, Conservative-turned-Liberal MP Belinda Stronach is dating ex-Maple Leaf Tie Domi. HUH????!!!!???? Now, I sure don't know much about politics, and I sure do loathe anything related to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but I had to click on the link to read this story anyways! I know of Belinda Stronach, because apparently she's the only long-legged blonde to ever get involved in politics, so her picture is in the paper every second day. Plus, one couldn't miss her much-publicized flip-flop of political parties last year. And as a Sens fan through and through, the name Tie Domi will forever send shivers down my spine. But never did I ever imagine the two of them could end up together! I just couldn't believe it!
First of all, I had no idea Domi was no longer with his wife. It doesn't seem all that long ago that the CBC was subjecting us to a way-too-long ceremony in honour of Domi reaching 1,000 games in the NHL, rather than showing a tribute to Boom Boom Geoffrion in Montreal on the day the man died. (I've always thought those Toronto-loving CBC execs were stupid, but that was low, even for them). Anyways, that night, Domi's lovely blonde wife (what's wrong with these women? ... just making all those "dumb blonde" jokes more relevant...) was all over my TV, smiling and wiping away tears of joy that her big meatheaded husband had spent 1,000 games being a complete goonie goo goo. (Thanks to Pat Carty for using that phrase in reference to many different people every day - it inspired me to call Domi that, because he epitomizes goonie goo goo-ness to the max.)
So here's how I think things must've gone down since then: Domi was benched for the remainder of that sorry-ass season for the Leafs, and after they failed to make the playoffs (HAHAHAHAHA!!), he was not offered another contract from the Leafs. Which effectively means that he played 1,003 games in the NHL or something like that. What a joke. His wife managed to hang in there until the 1,000th game so that she could be on TV, and then realized she no longer needed the chump, so she got rid of him and moved on to bigger and better things. (Anything would be better - and definitely bigger - than Tie Domi!) Finally, Tie, realizing that he's no longer in the Leaf Limelight and fearing that his days of media adoration are over (HA! again), turns to the only person who can get him back into the news: Belinda Stronach, the very woman who might as well be the punchline to every blonde joke ever told. I already mentioned her picture is in the paper every second day, didn't I? Well, guess what, folks - now we have to look at that ugly little pug posing next to her. Will the horrors never cease??
On a happier note, the Sens training camp is in full swing and apparently all is going well. Wade Redden is reportedly hot as ever, so as of right now, I'm very happy with the direction the team is taking. GO SENS GO!
And before closing, I'd just like to send out good luck wishes to everyone's favourite Pre-K teacher, Miss Sara, who tomorrow will kick off her third season - er, I mean year (too much TV and hockey talk for me) - at McDowell School. This year the Beers will be in full force, as Sara's little brother Matthew will be joining her in the Pre-K classroom. Have tonnes of fun and make lots of memories, Sara!
Take care, everyone!