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all hail! welcome to my interblag!!!!

yay! after my inital page went live back in 2007 (or earlier?), i got constantly picked uppon by my friends for not having any content except the gallery (see for yourself).

so i decided to put some nice CMS up, so i can at least pretend to have content here :-)

surely no one cares about my posts here, but in times of twitter and facebook where everyone just blows out into the cosmos whatever is on her/his mind this is no issue anymore *g*.

Czech-ing in?

After the game against Canada, I was worried a bit: Did the Swiss national team use up all energy against Sweden and Canada already or will they be able to continue like this and maybe get out some important points form the game against the Czech Republic?

A few hours ago I got the answer: They were and it does not look like as if they can't keep up that pace.

Switzerland opened the game by scoring 2 minutes before the end of the first period and raised the score to 2:0 in the middle of the second.

annoying the canadians

The second game and the second big team: Canada tried (one more time...) to make up (again...) for that disaster at the Olympic games in 2006 in Torino.

But the first Goal belonged to the Swiss when Trachsel, Walker and Hollenstein with a few precise and quick passes broke through the Canadian defence and scored in the 7th minute.

It took Canada 20 minutes to even the Score in the middle of the 2nd period. Now the Game was on. Both teams managed to more or leass neutralise each other for yet another 20 minutes until (more or less out of the blue) Canada scored again.

Could it be...?

- "Sweden 2, Switzerland 3."
- "Come again?"
- "Sweden 2, Switzerland 3."
- "I'm sorry, could you repeat one more time?"
- "Sweden 2, Switzerland 3."
- "I beg your pardon, but it sounds like you are telling me that Switzerland beat Sweden"

What a game! Contrary to what I expected the Swiss Team did not just play defensive. They actually tried to "make" the Game and kept fighting for every puck.
Sweden did have more Chances and the Swiss were saved by the Goalpost or the bar two times in the first Period. But also Switzerland managed to hit the Goalpost one time in the same period.

An Ice Hockey festival

Around Christmas 2012 I decided that this time I would follow the IIHF World Championship not just on TV as I usually do, but visit Stockholm and attend the Games on location instead. Natsu would accompany me (maybe more because of Stockholm and less because of the Games, but then again: she genuinely is interested in Ice Hockey following the Swiss National Championships)

After a quick survey I booked the flights and Hotel and went on to study the Game Schedule.

skating and rules test

We had the skating and rules test this morning. As the skating test always involves the same exercises and you can check the time measured immediately, I know that i did well enough.

But it will take a moment until i will receive the result of the rules test. But I do have a very good feeling.

[update] by now I got the results. besides the 26:15 for the 5 Km fitness test I mentioned before, it took me 122.12 seconds for the skating test (previous year 124.15) and I managed to get 48 out of 50 questions right in the rules test.

5000 m

"The same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?"
"The same procedure as every year, James!"

On Saturday, September 1st it was time to do the yearly Referee training course in Frauenfeld.
Like every year, this included the 5 Km fitness test. And as every year, I struggled reaching the goal I set to myself.

Last year it has taken me 26 Minutes and 21 Seconds to finish, and I surely did not want to be slower than this.
But whenever I went jogging in July and August, I barely made it under 29 Minutes :(

It's that time of the year again....

Hope I can keep this pace...

*pant, pant*

rest in peace

Chuck III
2009 - 2012

Happy 10th Anniversary!

I was on the way to a ref meeting a few weeks ago and was fumbling on my in-car MP3 player when I suddenly realised that i own and operate this piece of hardware since 10 years!

Happy anniversary, dear DMP3A :-)

the letters DMP3 may be not as easily readable as they used to be, the case may have some scratches, bumps and bruises... but this little device is still offering reliable services after 10 years :)

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