In the fine journalistic tradition that I still hold proud, I'll report the most important news first: Lily started walking last night. She'd been taking tentative steps for a few weeks now, no more than three or four at a time, but generally she's been satisified with a combination of crawling and walking while holding onto furniture. But last night, when we tried to get her to walk, she finally did it. Walked right across the room, in classic Frankenstein fashion. And then she did it again, and again, and again. Pretty cool stuff.
And the rest of the blogitudinousness:
- The Queens of the Stone Age show Monday night rocked most steadfastly. Josh Homme and the gang laid down their patented brand of twisted grooves for two hours. Mark Lanegan was there to contribute his classic ragged vocals to several songs, providing a good counterpoint to Homme's higher voice. The sold-out show attracted a wide range of fans, from indie to college to dorks to metalheads. I even saw a few dolts crowdsurfing like it was 1992 or something.
- Check it out: A thief that Beavis & Butt-head would love. The lead says it all.
- Being a native Canadian, I love that country. That being said, and keeping in mind that I'm not a member of PETA, this is just messed up.
- Played in what could be the last hockey game ever at the Waltham MDC (i.e., state-run) rink last night. The city is buying the rink and there's some uncertainty as to what will happen with it. At the very least, after six years playing there, our group of friendly hackers may have to look elsewhere for ice in the fall. I actually scored the final goal, although there was no goalie in net, but why quibble over details? The group will continue playing next week in a different rink for the spring and summer.
- For the first time since 1992, there will be no representative from Hockey East playing in college hockey's Frozen Four. UNH, BC, and Maine all lost in the second round of the NCAA playoffs last weekend. UNH was knocked off by last year's defending champ, Denver. Bah.
Will blog more tomorrow. Later.