We're going to the Brier tomorrow morning!
How can you not go to the Brier when it's being held in your hometown this year, when all that hurrying hard and whoaing is going on not a half hour drive from your house?
Tomorrow is the final day of the round robin, and while we will not be seeing the awesome lung power of Russ Howard in action, we will be seeing four great draws:
Sheet A: Manitoba vs Newfoundland & Labrador
Sheet B: PEI vs Northern Ontario
Sheet C: Nova Scotia vs Ontario
Sheet D: Yukon/Northwest Territories vs BC
The game on sheet A is going to kill me, as it is my two favourite teams playing each other. How will I decide for whom to cheer? Newfoundland & Labrador is a great young team, fun to watch and Olympic Gold medalists, but the Manitoba rink curls out of the Charleswood Curling Club in Winnipeg, right next door to my old high school. Charleswood represent!
I may just plotz.
And since neither the Spousal Unit nor I have ever been to a Brier before, we may pop into the infamous Brier Patch for a quick lunch and a wee nip after the curling. I just hope we don't get ambushed by the Morning Class, who are a bunch of Thunder Bay senior citizens who have been forcing gin collinses on innocent victims for the past 48 Briers. At 7:30 in the morning.
I'm planning to stick to Tim Hortons coffee myself.