Firstly, I used a lot of semicolons in that last entry.
Secondly, it’s a day of anniversaries! (Or is it “an anniversary day?”) In chronological order:
- Thursday, February 5, 1998: Our Lady Peace at the Fort William Gardens. My second arena rock concert (the first was the Who)…great seats, courtesy Al…BTK…”Automatic Flowers” opener…hearing both “Let You Down” and “Neon Crossing” for the first and (presumably) last time…”Dear Prudence”…Raine Maida getting into it with an audience member during the first verse of “Clumsy”…friends scattered all over the Fort William Gardens.
- Thursday, February 5, 2004: Toronto Maple Leafs 5, Ottawa Senators 4 (O.T.). Fifty–fifty!–Walkhome staff members at Corel Centre…Ottawa jumps out to a 4-0 lead…Hossa gets a taste of his own medicine…Sens start falling sick…Leafs start chipping away…Sundin ties it…at 4:29 of overtime, Owen Nolan puts a slapshot through Patrick Lalime and into the net…5-4 Leafs win…delirium.
And tonight? I’m home alone watching the Leafs and the Devils, but waiting for my fetching blonde to appear so we might try Spoon Me! for the first time. You win some, you dominate others.