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Fireworks, hockey and basketball

Random Ramblings for a mid-June Wednesday.

  • I got to bed at a reasonable hour Saturday evening, just before 10 p.m. I didn’t get to sleep right away, which may have turned out to be a blessing in disguise, since around 10:30 there was a series of explosions.

I thought about it for a second, then remembered the Relay for Life was taking place not that far away from me, at Exhibition Park, and the Luminary Ceremony would have just wrapped up, which meant fireworks.

I lay in bed for a while, waiting for the noise to end, then had a pretty good sleep.

Such was not the case, apparently, for some pets in the area. Their owners had either forgotten or didn’t know about the fireworks, resulting in some seriously frazzled nerves for their pets.

  • So the NHL and NBA seasons ended within a day of each other last week, with the Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup on Thursday and the Golden State Warriors repeating as NBA champions on Friday.

The NHL final pitted two teams which had never won the Stanley Cup against each other in Washington and Vegas, while the NBA championship, for the fourth year in a row, was Golden State against Cleveland.

Guess which one a casual sports fan would have watched, given the chance?

  • At what point does summer arrive this year? Or did we already have it a couple of weeks ago and we’re now in a long autumn?

It sure doesn’t feel like we’re only about a week away from the official start of summer. Overnight lows approaching the freezing mark probably have a lot of local gardeners unsure what their flowers or vegetables are going to look like this year.

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