I was walking through the grocery store parking lot in the centre of my small and slightly isolated west coast town of Powell River when I saw a guy wearing a Hamilton Bulldogs jersey putting groceries in the trunk of his car.
Out of curiosity I went up to him and asked if he was a Habs fan, which of course he was, and I mentioned I had a Habs blog he could read if he was interested. Turns out he reads it often.
So I was happy.
The other night I ran into a guy who cheers for the Vancouver Canucks (although he says they’re overrated), and he’s a guy I always enjoy having chats with because he’s a friendly and interesting fellow. He’s now retired from BC Ferries and he and I joke that we were the two hardest workers there. He told his lovely lady sitting beside him that I have this blog, he reads it every day, and he likes it even though he’s not a Habs fan. “I mostly read it because I like the comments,” he told the two of us.
And it made me happy. I think.
And one final happy thing. What did I do to record the moment before VCR’s and PVR’s and PC’s? I grabbed a camera and took a picture of my TV with Serge Savard holding the Cup high after a Stanley Cup win sometime in the 1970’s.
It’s not the greatest of pictures, but there’s no question I was pretty darn happy at the time.