Got an email Saturday that changed my
life blog: It was Melanie Karlik, taking over as JABS' Official Blogger of the 2005 Grey Cup Game.
Melanie spent the weekend driving 12 visiting Toronto bar owners around Vancouver in a Lincoln Navigator. And blogged the heck out of it. Go here for pictures and commentary. It looks like she avoided having to wear the dreaded "Baby" T-shirt that was part of the deal off the top, but she and fellow chaperone Heather did manage to run into Pam and got the photo to prove it -- well done Mel.
"Dropped over 2 grand on just dinner"
"flapjack breakfasts are always on the itinerary but there is ZERO chance we'd have breakfast before noon"
"There was a great energy in the crowd and a lot of great dancing Homers."
"The weekend has kicked my ass. Even giving my keys to the valet to park the car tonight was a task that was far too complex for my meager football frenzy mind."
Good job Mel. Now go get some sleep.
And a postscript: Mel complained briefly about the halftime show, noting that there were sound problems. Lenore Leitch from Qualicum Beach, B.C. had trouble with it too, contacting us to echo some complaints over at the CFL website's message board:
"The performance was horrible in itself -- basically it was the vocal equivalent of Janet Jackson exposing her breast -- but why in this country of such huge talent are we importing the BEPs?"
Umm, because we're insecure, perhaps? I thought it was a kinda lame show, but nothing to get sneezy about.