We Are Heading for the
For the next 10
days or so, my updates will be coming directly from California. I have confirmed
that I have internet access in each of the three places we are staying. The
first update will probably tomorrow evening (don't forget the time difference).
Our first goal is to beat the Los Angeles exodus and head for the hills. We
should be in checked in to our 'resort' in Temecula by (7pm eastern time). I
hope to have enough 'free' time to update the site every day. If not you know I
am having fun.
Our first highlight is a Saturday morning golf game with Scott Martin at Redhawk
golf course about 5 minutes from our hotel. Scott certainly knows golf, so we
will see what we can unlearn him. He's in for a treat to be playing with two
hackers when he's been surrounded by pros for the last 6 or 7 years. Stay tuned
to the full trip by pressing the golf ball
in the COM above. You can send me e-mails and I will answer them through these
pages if I can. See you in a week or so......
Sorry peoples - I changed
one answer and the friggen thing reset all the votes - Please do the poll again.
I modified one answer on my 'Where are you from?' survey (I had forgotten to put
Alberta in with BC) and the polling tool reset all the votes. If you don't mind
could you please answer again. I had 51 votes just today including the Australia
one. Sorry and thanks for redoing it. Click
here or on the green button above.
Please Take the 'Where are
you from?' poll above
Although I get stats from my web provider, I would like to have a better idea
where my readers are from. Click on the green button above and choose the button
that describes where you are from, then press vote. You're only allowed one vote
so make sure you have chosen something before pressing Vote. If you press the
results underneath, that will simply show you the poll without voting. Thanks
for taking the time to vote.
North American Cup Lives
Yes folks, it's official the 33rd edition of the North American Cup will occur
on Canadian ice for the first time ever. Mark your calendar for April 14th 2007.
The game will take place at the Bonaventure Arena on Cote de Liesse in Montreal.
As a result, the final Friday night game will be moved ahead to Good Friday
(April 6th) instead of April 13th.
The LTHC team will consist of players that
have supported the Boston trip over the last 32 years. This game also replaces
the annual invitational tournament will held its final event in 2006.
spirit of the Boston trip lives on.....
Ron And Paddy's Early
evening, we had an early celebration of Ron Rose and Paddy Dore's birthdays. I
was glad to be around since on their real birthdays, I will be losing golf balls
at various courses (See article below). Anyway a good time was had by all and
today is recovery day and a day to get recharged for Super Bowl (If you haven't
make a Super Bowl prediction there is still time
here). Click on Ron's picture to see a collage of the
evening and early morning.
California (Golf) Dreaming
Many of you know this already, but on Friday February 8th myself and Ronnie
Potter are going west to play a few rounds of golf as well as going to the
Nissan Open at Riviera Golf Club. Obviously, we will be hooking up with Scott
Martin and probably even getting a game in with him on Saturday. As I did on my
last California trip, I will try to update our progress with pictures and
stories. You simply have to click on the golf ball in my 2mopaul.com logo and
you will be virtually transported to California. Once there, clicking on the
date in the calendar, will give you a day by day blow of the voyage. Obviously
this is contingent to having proper internet access in the three places we will
be staying over the 10 days. Most hotels we stayed at last year in CA had free
internet access except for Pebble Beach which is a joke considering the price of
the room. Hope you can visit but don't forget the 3 hour difference. I will
probably be only updating late in the day.
Here for a 2mopaul Super Bowl Prediction Poll
Tartan Pub Goes HD
Just in time for Super Bowl XLI (41), the Garold has upgraded the bar with a
large 42 inch flat screen with an HD feed from Videotron. When tuning into
TSN-HD channel 660 (not 60) last evening, even the Leafs looked good. Only
immediate problem with the setup is there is only 1 HD TV instead of the two
that used to be behind the bar. Let the fights begin. Last night's fight, "I
want to watch figure skating" anonymous. "No, I want to watch HD poker.". The
big Tartan Super Bowl party will start with food at 4pm and the game starts
around 6pm. There is a Texas Hold'em game starting at noon sharp.
Need Break in the Action?
Many of you know Hannes Lamothe from almost 2mo. He owns a little
Inn-Spa-Restaurant called Beaux-Reves (Nice Dreams) in Ste-Adele in the
Laurentains. There are currently some specials at the Inn. Check out their web
site by clicking at the top left. It might just be the break you have been
Mark Tonks Passes Away
Long time Two Mountains resident and avid softball/Baseball player passed away
last Monday at the much too young age of 50. Mark had moved to Airdrie Alberta
many years ago. The picture on the right is from the 1998 LTM reunion. My
sincere condolences go out to his family. He will be missed by many. To view his
Herald obituary click
here. From here, you be able to view or sign his
Still Nothing Much Going On
So here's a
couple of more links to pass the time. Want to know how long you should expect
to live? Click
here to find out. Since I have first posted this site, it has changed
somewhat, It used to ask many pertinent questions, now it's short and sweet..
And here is a scary site that been feature on TV lately. It's a place where you
can rate your doctor. It's like Trip Advisor for doctors. It has been really
popular lately with lots of Quebec entries in the last few days. I don't know
who screens these reviews but you can just imagine how things will end up. It's
worth a look anyway but I think this is getting a little much. If you have ever
read Trip Advisor reviews you will know what I mean. One's paradise is another
man's dive. Here is the link:
Here's a Couple of Links
You Can Enjoy
there's not much going on in 2 mo these days, here are a couple of links that
you might get a kick out of. The first is apparently from Dutch talk show where
the host is trying to talk seriously to a couple about sexuality and drug abuse.
He just can't seem to get over the man's voice.
Here is the link. There is another version that is subtitled but with a made
up story. The second video is probably the shortest appearance of someone on a
game show, Watch
Finally, for you people who are not retired yet. I have a little
spreadsheet that will tell how many work days you have left until you do retire.
Save this link and try out the
calculation. Warning: You may be depressed.
Happy 2007 to Everyone!
Just got back from the GTA (Toronto for people that don't know). Had a great 3
days. Went to the musical Wicked, which is sort of a prequel to the Wizard of
Oz. Its last performance in Toronto is today December 31st. It was a great show
in a great venue, the Canon Theatre. Also celebrated ex Two-Mountainer Chris
Wood's big 6-0 birthday on December 29. Happy birthday Chris and many more. It
was the first time taking the train instead of driving or flying to TO. Not a
bad mode of transportation especially Via One class. They don't give the tickets
away during the festive season but it's a fine way to travel. You can relax
unless you have someone blasting an I-Pod in the next seat. Compared to a plane,
the train is very quiet so you can easily hear people in other seats. If you
have your own headphones on, you can survive. There is still no snow to speak of
in TO and I guess the little we have here will be melted with the upcoming
Also welcome an addition to the Goyetche family -
Harrison Joseph Cartman born on
December 29, 2006. Congrats to the
proud parents Lynn Goyetche and Stewart, as well as the equally proud 'new'
grandparents Bernie and Jackie Goyetche.
Wednesday - 19th Annual
Mixed Fun Dart Tournament
This Wednesday December 27 will be the 19th annual WDNL mixed fun dart
tournament at the Tartan Pub. This tournament has been going on since 1988 when
we decided to have a unofficial dart night because some people could not attend
the regular league because of the holidays. The tradition has continued.
Everyone is invited to attend this fun evening of music and darts. The evening
usually kicks off with a supper at the bring your own wine Coin D'Asie (the old
Two Mountains restaurant) at around 5:30pm then we head off to the TP to start
at 7:30ish. Entry fee is $6. See you there! - Update
- Results - Paddy
Dore and Paul Goyetche defeated Casey and Stan Rose in the final. Thanks to all
For all you people who were dreaming of a White Christmas,
it came a day late. Check out my picture of the month by clicking on the POM
Need a Break From the Christmas Rush?
Help Santa drink his eggnog. Click on the link and use your
arrow keys to get Santa drunk.
The link is now working
the train track! Oh what the hay touch the track it is hilarious!
Santa's Eggnog Hunt. My score was 1004.
New Two Mountains Landmark
Holy Family Church will now stand a little higher in the community as the new
steeple was raised this week. The old wooden one had been down for some time as
it became dangerous to its surroundings. The new one is metal and much taller
than its predecessor. How can HF afford such a prominent structure you ask?
Technology is the answer. Rogers Telecommunications is behind the whole project
as this mast will not only contain a new set of speakers for the church bell
sounds (bells are a maintenance nightmare and expensive) but will hold many
antennae for the cellular network. Since church steeple are among the highest
structures in smaller towns across Canada, it's not uncommon to see telecom
equipment on existing steeple. The equipment on the church steeple in
St-Eustache is not noticeable at a quick glance but take a look
at this picture. If you click the picture on the right, you will notice
another strange thing. Green grass on December 15th. Yes, people were playing
golf yesterday as the temperature reach 13 degrees Celsius. It might be a green
Christmas once again like 1979. It is certainly a green Christmas for the snow
removal contractors. It sure is hard getting into the Christmas spirit. Tree
vendors still have lot's of trees when usually they run out on the weekend
before. The original forecast for Sunday was 13. It's now at 9. You can see the
latest one by clicking on the Environment Canada logo at the top right.