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Month Since Monday – Hearthstone and Softball

It’s somewhat appropriate that I use today’s Zero to Hero assignment to not only launch a feature I’ve been kicking around for a while, but to get myself back into blogging gear – it’s kind of like a two for one special!

Today dawns the birth of the monthly feature, Month Since Monday, where I recap a couple of things I’ve been up to over the past month. While more a log for me to remember what I actually got busy doing – I can barely remember my way home these days – I figured it would also be a good springboard for readers like you to quickly gather if we have anything in common.

A collection of softball bats on a fence

A collection of bats – courtesy of leah g

Like Softball. Or Hearthstone.

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Zero to Hero – Who Am I?

Having just tied the knot (read all about it on Marriage in Maui), I thought it would be a blast to get back into the blogging game on a personal level. And whether it was by coincidence or good timing, I stumbled upon WordPress.com’s “Blogging 101 – Zero to Hero” post which aims to help beginning bloggers get their show on the road.

Kismet, right?

Well, today’s assignment is to tell you a little about myself and why I’m here.

A picture of Christopher Golden - me.

This is me!


Hi. I’m Chris! I like long walks on a beach at sunset. I’m also slightly addicted to social media. I’m in to sports, and while never played hockey (on ice at least), am very passionate about the Vancouver Canucks. I also dig the Whitecaps FC, BC Lions, Vancouver Canadians too. I’ve actually been in this blogging game for close to a decade now, though I’ve never really picked up the knack at publishing regularly, let alone having a focus.

That, I’m hoping to change.

I plan on discussing my thoughts on the local sports teams here, my addiction to social media, video games (yes, I’m a nerd), and a little bit on what goes on here on the Left Coast. Sure those topics will mean a broad spectrum of appeal, but that’s me and I’m not sure I’m really ready to settle down yet.

But if you were me, what would you do? What interests you the most? What would bring you back here more than the casual visit? I’d love to here your thoughts down the comments!

SportsPage 2.0

Growing up a rabid sports fan in Vancouver, my late evenings were not spent watching David Letterman or Jay Leno, but instead catching the latest news from the sporting world on SportsPage.

Whether it was hearing about Dave Randorf’s favourite ball player Jeff Kent, cashing in on some sweet loot during SportsPage trivia, or waiting all year to watch “Yulin’ with the Page” over the holidays, it was part of every sports fan’s lifestyle here in Van-city.

SportsPage Trivia Was Teh Bomb!

But as with all good things, the ‘Page was finally taken off the air with it’s last episode on September 2, 2005. It was tough to take, and I remember watching Dan Elliott (aka Jumbo) tear up when he signed off for the last time – I kid you not, I teared up too.

Anywho, over the past few weeks I’ve been tossing around the idea of trying to get SportsPage back on the tube with a few of the fine folks on twitter. Gladys (@gloomybb) in particular has been extremely gung-ho with the idea and got me thinking that I should start to harrass.. errr.. approach some of the hosts from the ‘Page in an effort to get the wheels on the bus moving. So thinking the best person on twitter to hit up was Scott Rintoul (currently of Team 1040 fame, but he cut his teeth on the ‘Page – @ScottRintoul on twitter), I gave him a holler and he said he’d be in. True, it’s simply a tweet and not a contract, but listen to him and Barry MacDonald talk about it this morning on the Team (hat tip to Gladys who got the audio):
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Ringing endorsement, don’t you think?

So where do we go from here? How do we make this happen? Let’s get SportsPage 2.0 back on the air! Lord knows we need to see more playoff beards like this:

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