Surprise! Shinny!

I was walking home from work just a short while ago and found that a street spanning the width of downtown had been closed down for what looked like a shinny tournament for the munchkin set.

shinny 1

They ran around in thunking boots screaming and swinging hockey sticks while their parents stood curbside and shivered under blankets. I could hear coaches yelling at the younger players to remember to cover someone.

shinny 2

I wanted to take a picture of the row of hockey moms with window seats in the coffee shop so that I could show you the true spirit of toque hair, but my picture-taking was raising suspicion.

shinny 3

I decided to pretend to be one of the moms and yelled "Hurry!", but then I realized that that is for curling. Me and hockey have never been very close.

Also, I didn't make a very convincing hockey mom when I knocked that kid over on the sidewalk. Oops.

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The above photos were taken with my iPhone using ShakeItPhoto, and then they were run through the Magazine setting in CameraBag.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.