December 5th, 2007

Torrey Mitchell

Torrey Mitchell article

From When a parent's dream comes true:
"If my arm was 3,000 miles long, I would have hauled him through the phone," Steve Mitchell said in recalling the call he received from his son, Torrey, in late September, telling him he had made the San Jose Sharks roster.

"It was just a joyous moment," added Mitchell, who lives in Greenfield Park, a Montreal suburb, and is the athletic director at Selwyn House School in the city Westmount area. "It was emotional ... I was fighting back the tears. Torrey said: 'Are you there, Dad?' I finally said 'I'm here ... I'm all right.' "

Mitchell is your typical hockey dad, who for years spent countless hours working on the backyard rink where Torrey honed his skills as a youngster.

"At age 7 or 8, Torrey would get up early in the morning during the Christmas holidays when the world junior championship was on, put on his Team Canada sweater and go out there by himself," Mitchell recalled. "He'd put a chair on the ice and deke the chair, spin around the chair, put the puck through the chair's legs and score and lift his hands and run on his skates. He'd wake us up with the sound of the puck hitting the boards. We (Steve and his wife Sheila) used to sit in the bedroom window and watch him."

Payback for upstairs neighbours' early morning squeaky mattress sex?

My copy of Karaoke Revolution: American Idol edition arrived yesterday, thus starting me and my roomie's reign of terror over our neighbours, muahahahahahahaha!!!

Seriously, we were having too much fun with it. It's a good thing there's a built-in time limit to how long you can play that game before my throat gets sore so I have to stop. Anyway, I've been searching YouTube for the songs in the game so I can listen to how it's sung properly (before I butcher it) and... I found an acoustic version of Straight Up. Bonus points for tossing Opposites Attract in. Seriously, YouTube exists just to be a source of amazement and horror.

Why is You and Me a highest difficulty song?
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