Hello Folks. I find myself half-cocked in some Internet Bar in the neighborhood of Sheperd's Bush, West London, updating the blog in what feels like 3 million years. Just wanted to drop in and note that BBC World in my hotel had some highlights of the the third Stanley Cup Finals Game, a remarkable thing considering that squirrel waterskiing is about as popular here as "ice hockey," coupled with the fact that I haven't seen a lick of action in almost a month.
Nice to tune in for a Chris Pronger cheapshot on Dean McAmmond, just in time -- if there's ever a year in which that giant pussy and his miserable Ducks team were to win a Cup, I guess it should be now, when I'm on the other side of the planet and when a Ducks victory can only cast an even darker shadow over the tragi-comedic fortunes of my once-pretty good Oilers team. But hey, forget that, it's cricket season! And besides, I've braced myself for a passing glance of Chris Pronger holding up the Stanley Cup in the back pages of USA Today walking by an Oxford Circus newsstand, so I guess I'm ready for the inevitable. See you dudes in a couple weeks...
(I refuse to apologize for any typos/non-sentences contained herein, since I'm paying for every Internet minute.)
Mike's European Fun Facts: British people have serious boners for fried chicken, getting hosed, and never (and I mean, ever) washing their hands in public washrooms.