Fall Typing this entry, I observe that today has been perfect fall day outdoors -- cool, sunny, and a gentle breeze. It is the perfect time to do an English Corner about fall/autumn memories. But doing the corner, I discovered the students had few autumn memories other than constantly going to school. They couldn't match my melancholy memory of being at a lake in the fall, and thus the off-season, all the while thinking that I had to go to school the next day. (The other memory I have of Canadian Autumns is of it being a cool, windy day about 4 p.m. and my sensing that the end of something was near -- a lonely, and again I say, melancholy feeling.)
Security Guards Four of them were wearing gray uniforms, police style hats, and yellow arm bands. They looked like a bunch of thugs though some of them were of a slight build. They seemed a remnant of the 1960s and 1970s. I don't think you would see four security guards together on a Canadian street.
Sporting Concerns Is following sports a fetish? Is it soap opera for guys? Who can say? I need something to blog about so I make this entry. I do follow sports here in China even though I can't watch them on television. I make a point of daily checking out the results and standings of many leagues. I am following the major league baseball playoffs where it looks, right now, as if there will be a Giants -- Rangers World Series. I see this as a match up between a conservative Texas state and a goofy-political-progressive-leftist San Francisco city. Of course, I will go for the Rangers. The National Hockey League season has started, though it is far too early for me to care. I just want my team to be in a playoff position. I don't get uppity about the winning of division titles and what not. In the National Football League, my Jets are 5-1, and my Seahawks and my Vikings have mediocre records. In soccer, the Tottenham Hotspurs are 1-1-1 in the Champions League. The NBA season starts -- yawn!! And finally I have developed a fetish desire to see the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League make the playoffs. Right, the Bombers are 4-10 and have the worst record in the league. But, they still have a chance to make the playoffs in a league where six of the eight teams can qualify. There are two teams currently with a 5-9 record that the Big Blue could overtake.