Thursday, June 16, 2011

the sad truth...

There is no Santa Claus.

So the Vancouver Canucks discovered last night!

For those of you who are not from this part of the world...
where everything seems to have revolved around ice hockey for the past few months...
let me explain.
The Vancouver Canucks had a chance to bring home the coveted Stanley Cup last night...
 and failed to deliver.

We are all disappointed...
but found the loss easier to accept knowing that the majority of the Boston players  are Canadian.

And since we thought there might be something to celebrate...
we made sure we had good food and good friends to share the evening with.

Did you know that disappointments are easier to swallow in the company of friends?

Now that hockey is officially behind us...
we are ready for summer.
It must be just around the corner!


  1. I am from Boston. So, while I am sorry that some one had to lose I'm awful glad it wasn't the Bruins. One of the goalies on your team is from my home town of Marblehead, MA.

  2. I'm not a hockey fan, but since you and other Canadian bloggers I read have been posting about the Stanley Cup games, I've been keeping an eye on them this year. I was sorry to see that your team lost last night. I'll tell you the same thing I tell my husband every year when the San Diego Chargers don't make the Super Bowl... "there's always next year"!

  3. I agree...disappointments are easier to take with friends around. Summer. What a concept. Hope you get some good weather soon and that will put all this ice business behind you for another year. Is that Ryder in real time? Awwww...

  4. I know everyone was very disappointed but I was sad to see the news of what happened in Vancouver after the loss! :(

    Sports teach a good lesson that sometimes even when you try your best you can still fail, but you never give up! It is am important lesson for young people to learn that and to know that there is always "next year."

  5. We were very distracted by wee ones so we couldn't even begin to wallow in the dissapointment. I was fine until I saw what happened after the fact.

    Next year!

  6. Yes, we're disappointed we lost but nothing like how disappointed and saddened we are by the hooliganism displayed by the few who came prepared to create mayhem last night. Please don't judge Vancouver by those few who caused so much trouble. Most Vancouverites were appalled and disgusted by what happened.
    Judy, your positive post about losing the Cup is how most fans felt - our team played hard and there's always another year.

  7. Until the ugliness, we were all pretty upbeat about the loss here because it was a great series. We got to watch some pretty exciting hockey!

  8. Sorry for your loss. My Italian relatives back in Boston were going crazy last night!

    I don't watch or follow sports...but it sounds like there waere some poor losers last night, that's too bad, it only takes a few to ruin it for others.

    Have a good day Judy!

  9. A long time ago the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series in baseball and then the fans went on to disgrace the town with their shenanigans. There is that element to every championship that is completely unnecessary!

    I feel for your Canucks' loss but as others have said, they will play again next year and hopefully, they will get back to the Finals!

  10. I'm with you..summer must be coming..but which corner?

  11. Come on summer! We are all ready for you up here!

  12. The aftermath of the game will likely be longer remembered than the loss of the Cup. It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
    Maybe they'll win next year!

  13. Cute photo!! Did Santa come to console?

  14. I'm sad for you, but thrilled for us! It was a great series, as I said in my post, I love it when it goes the entire 7 games instead of a sweep. Well, as they say, there's always next year . . . and who knows, we may be in last place in 2012! Ya just never know!

  15. Disappointment is part of a game someone wins and someone looses. How sad when people can't face a lose with dignity. How nice it would have been for us to congratulate the Bruins on their win and the Canuck's for their great effort this season. I'm sure the riot acts were cause for great sadness for the teams.


'The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.'
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson