A new NHL is upon us and I'm pretty excited! I'm in 2 fantasy hockey pools and I am sleep deprived as most NHL games do not start until 1am here in Norway. I mostly watch Ottawa Senators games (my hometown team - see banner ) but I also like to watch a great game between 2 top teams in the league.
I was lucky enough to attend the NHL Premiere in Stockholm on Octoer 5th where Ottawa played the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins are the defending Eastern Conference Champions and they have 2 of the top players in the NHL: Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby.
I never realized how much hockey was a big part of Canadian culture until I went back to Ottawa in February for 3 weeks. Hockey is in our commercials, coffee shops, and it's even on our $5 bill
I came across this awesome video that was featured on Canada's top sports station's web site. It's like ESPN, but you know, better
As I came into work Monday morning and opened my e-mail, I noticed the subject line of one of my e-mails from my colleague Nuno was: Jason/Dragonfly. Since this e-mail was sent to a mailing list, and there is another Jason in the office, AND that Opera is releasing Dragonfly soon, I figured that this would not concern me for a few reasons.
1. I'm not working on the Dragonfly project 2. The other Jason in the office is a lawyer, so people tend to want to talk to him more then me. 3. People around here usually call me dude, you, or stupid Canadian, instead of Jason. 4. Who the HELL is Nuno?
So here is what I saw when I opened the e-mail:
Apparently Nuno thought that this Tom Cruise impersonator looks like me! ME! Well, he wasn't the only one. A few people around the office actually thought it was me in the video
Although it isn't me, we do have a few things in common as I do fly and eat planets
I'll let you be the judge. Here is a recent photo of me:
Winter is pretty much over here in Oslo but it seems that it is only starting in my hometown of Ottawa. This past weekend over 50cm of snow fell in the city. This has been the 2nd snowiest winter in Ottawa's history. About 407 cm (13.4 feet) of snow has fallen in the city so far this year, which approaches its seemingly invincible record of 445 cm, set in 1970-71. That is one thing that I do NOT miss about Ottawa. Don't get me wrong, I like a little snow at winter but that is just ridiculous!!!
My dad is sick of shoveling snow and he is thinking about investing in a snowblower. This made me wonder why the HELL would our ancestors say "This city would be a nice one in which we could settle down"? Oh well, it's my city and I love it snow or no snow. Ah, good old Canadian winters!!!
I leave you with a few pictures of my parents home covered in snow. Thank to my sister for this, Enjoy
Well, this is my first ever blog post here on MyOpera which is pretty sad since I've been working for Opera for over a year now. I've been mostly blogging here to keep my family and fiends back home in Ottawa, Canada updated on what's going on in my life.
Since I've been in Oslo, I've had many great times and one of them happened last month when I attended the Nordic Artic Challenge with my friend and colleague Espen. The Artic Challenge is a huge snowboarding competition that features the best in the world. The competition was amazing with most of the boarders flying over 6 meters in the air off the quarter pipe.
After the competition, there was an Akon concert at the same venue. Now, I'm not a Akon fan, but me and Espen stayed to watch the start of the show. It started with Akon's Dj who was constantly saying "Akon's in da house" over and over again. Which lead me to believe that maybe he wasn't "in da house" after all. Why would someone say that so many times? Yes, we get it, he is here... SHUT UP! Anyway, Akon finally made his way to the stage. The first words that came out of his mouth were "Wazzup Oslo? Anyone here from da ghetto?" Cleary Akon has no knowledge of Oslo and Norway in general. THERE ARE NO GHETTOS HERE!!! Espen and I left soon after those words left his mouth.
Enjoy more pics of the event in my photos section,
Hopefully it won't take me another year to post something on this blog.