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The MB Music Music Rocks bonspiel has left me mildly crippled (but it wa

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I should also not that it's in the weirdest place possible: behind my right kneecap.

It's also led me to the startling realization that my job isn't as sedentary as I would have previously claimed because getting up a million times to go of the fucking printer hurt like a bitch

But enough about my lady pains (wait what) here's photographic evidence of stuff we did yesterday:

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John used the booze phone on the ice.

(Best sport ever or what?!)


Other teams had amazing names.

(Ours was "Get Your Rocks Off" for those interested)

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Trophies were presented.

(We didn't win any)

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We also had a pose-off on the ice.

(And by that I mean John had a pose-off)

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Obligatory shot of the sheets.

(Not "lanes"!)

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The Sweeper Mario Bros won best costume.

(For obvious reasons)

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The House Burglars, who won the gold and played against us on the first draw.

(They were also AMAZINGLY NICE and I'm so glad that they won)

Props to Manitoba Music for organizing the bonspiel and the Granite Curling Club for being a fantastic venue to toss some stones!|

Now if you'll excuse me I'm gonna go soak my leg in a bath and read some Vonnegut. Oye.

Hurried hard yesterday

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IMG_0202Which is curling speak for "frantically sweeping the ice in front of the 40lb granite stone sliding down the ice so it gets to where you want it to go while your friend, the skip, yells at you".

It's ridiculous and a ton of fun, as I discovered when Tyrone, John, Bree and myself went to the Granite Curling Club to practice for the Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Bonspiel next weekend.

Because we decided to sign up to curl in a bonspiel without ever having curled before.


Luckily everyone involved with the sport is kind and amazing and the manager of the club let us use the ice and equipment for free, and the three older guys who had been curling for 40+ years and were there to practice for their badass team took time out of their day to teach us how to properly play the sport and not just mess around stupidly like we had been doing previously.


Even though curling is a Scottish sport it feels so Canadian.

Before you play you shake hands with the opposing team and say yr name, so now everyone's friends.

You don't yell or jeer at the other team to break their concentration.

Or otherwise be a sportsing asshole.

You drink before the game

during the game

and then after the game the winning team pays for drinks for both teams.


It's basically polite people being polite playing a nice game of sliding heavy rocks down some ice and one person on each team yelling stuff like


and others that I don't remember while getting outrageously drunk

It might be the best sport ever.

Big thanks to the Granite Curling Club and the fabulous gentlemen who made my introduction to the game such a fantastic one!

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