Night Owl

It is late in the evening, a little after 10 pm. I am at the office sitting and going through my unopened official emails. I enjoy the hour or so that I sit by myself to sort out various pending stuff at this hour. I can’t say that my current work schedule is the best but I am getting quite used to it and I do get to sleep late in the mornings. I am not a morning person by any strech of imagination but I can stay up till very late. No issue there.

Plus, we are waiting to see if it can be made a 5 day working week instead of the 6 we are currently suffering through. This is just not done. I wouldn’t mind working 12 hours if we can get two days off every week and I don’t mind working weekends if I can get two other days off. I have my fingers crossed.

So, another three hours to go before I shut everything down and go to search for the cab in which I am to go home today. I think I shall have some coffee now and go find something to do. You guys, have a good night!

Song for the day – “Soldier Of Fortune” – DEEP PURPLE

Scott Niedermayer to retire?

Having just lead his Anaheim Ducks to Stanley Cup glory, the captain is thinking of hanging up his skates for good. Scott Niedermayer, who will turn 34 before the 2007-08 season begins, is thinking about retiring early from the sport while at the top. Despite him having premature grey in his beard during the playoffs, defenceman Niedermayer was the driving force behind his team and was chosen as the recipient of The Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and by all accounts could play for another 5 to 6 years. However his former partner in defence, Scott Stevens, says that Niedermayer wasn’t planning on playing for that long. Scott is the only player in hockey history to have won the 6 championships any Canadian-born player cares about: Stanley Cup, Memorial Cup, world junior gold, men’s world gold, Olympic gold, and a World Cup of Hockey title. He has also captured a Conn Smythe Trophy and Norris Trophy to boot. And he also played alongside his brother Rob in winning the Stanley Cup (the fourth for Scott and first for Rob). It would be a double blow for the Ducks if he retires as forward Teemu Selanne is also contemplating retiring and heading home for Finland.