2014 Brier Canadian Men's Curling Championship: Tweets and Wrap Up

Here is my usual wrap up post! Catch up my thoughts and photos of the 2014 Brier:

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Kamloops was a great Brier. It was the perfect mix of work and curling and friends and food and relaxing and friendly folks. I'll miss all the great people but I'm sure I'll see some of them down the road. I'm glad the CCA let me join them!

But I have a niggling feeling that this might be my last gig as an IT intern. And I think I'm ok with that - it was a good run but I think I'm ready for a change. As mentioned earlier, I have a few ideas about what I can do as a curling volunteer going forward, and I definitely want to be at the 2015 Brier in Calgary! I let you know how I get there...

Below are my tweets to archive my adventure. As is the twitter way, oldest is at the bottom

Sunday, March 9, 2014

#Brier update 5 - the final weekend: http://t.co/G9dhKJEinY 

#Brier hangover day 1. Lonely. Travel day. 14 hours till home! 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Just teared up during a cat food commercial. I need to go home. I miss my cats. #pathetic #crazycatlady

The sad part is saying good bye to all the friends I've meet and seen this week. Hopefully I'll see them all down the road! #brier

Organized chaos. #brier http://t.co/zAEnlEpZG7

Whoohoo! #brier http://t.co/OXHohjPZVR

Volunteers about to go out on the ice. They've been awesome all week - THANK YOU! #Brier http://t.co/8UHecnyxzQ

Congrats Team Alberta!! #Brier http://t.co/GtZu4IZqRQ

Getting crowded backstage. And yes, there is a pipe band! #brier http://t.co/2G8JtidOWT

Granite houses. #brier http://t.co/3hVXTPwUnW

Tankard about to be carried out. Teams must play 9. #sotheytellme #brier http://t.co/7vme4xaQog

Duelling flags. Still anyone's game! #brier http://t.co/lKsuJP9ITk

Draw to the button made the 12 foot for $10,000. Not bad for a new curler! @CapitalOneCA #brier

About to throw for the million dollar @CapitalOneCA draw to the button! I'm hoping for a mascot race too... http://t.co/I6gyD58OsS

Standing room only! Luckily got me a pillar. Building is busy and loud! #brier http://t.co/1uoJKzsCmC

My last @CCACurling game live for awhile? Exciting, but bittersweet - it's been a long week, but a great week! http://t.co/I43Tx2dAv2

Train. Detour. Police closed the traffic circle. Detour. Longest ride to the arena yet. But very scenic. #brier http://t.co/I0bBpymwEm

Closing reception. All star teams coming soon! #flyonthewall #brier http://t.co/0Ix8ByXpoV

Sitting with the media guys at the Awards Reception. More formal than I expected. Shoulda changed my shoes. #brier

Woman in crowd yelled "Where as that yesterday?!" after great shot by Mead. He took his shoe off and pretended to throw it at her. #brier

Possibly the only one really awake this morning is #brier bear. #lotsofenergy #igotahug 

OH at the #brier: "I thought your go was a whoa." "Oh." http://t.co/QE84kTomIW


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Nope. Just one "boom". Good game tonight! #brier

Potentially coming up: "le boom boom"... #brier http://t.co/IoN55RLJgj

Hanging out at the #brier with @emthemonkee! #distain http://t.co/aQdDPYDVdB

#brier bear goes #curling... http://t.co/sk1lMHtptY

Gotta love the @SociableBrier gang! http://t.co/y3hMORgT7w

Just watched #brier bear give the littlest girl the biggest hug and she was so happy and excited I might've teared up a bit.

Had one last tasty meal from @EatsAmore! Thanks for feeding me! Support your local food truck folks!

Woe is me. I screwed up media scrum footage. But I learned a new skill and fixed it. Not pretty, but fixed. #oops #pleasedontfireme #brier

Stu is interviewing the puppet guy!! #brier http://t.co/OXwkYZsJgk

Here's @PhotoVagrant taking a photo of his Lego self! @LEGO_Curling #brier http://t.co/XRmdzVDRDS

I love this so much. I want a #curling me minifig!! @LEGO_Curling is awesome! #brier http://t.co/0Xa5Eacr83

Gold medalists media scrum backstage now... #brier http://t.co/bUUHulzvdG

No #curling either! #Brier http://t.co/JJZYNcgIjE

Saw this on my way out of the arena last night. Vintage. #brier #curling http://t.co/eDTAlLnnGv

Friday, March 7, 2014

Just heard The Patch is a 90 minute wait to get into!! #brier #have1forme 
#Brier update 4! Mostly it's about food with a bunch of photos... http://t.co/YX7kYA5yU4

It's my fault. I wore my tshirt again today. #brier http://t.co/NyK9MwY72W

A happy Johnny Mo is heading to the #brier final http://t.co/oLY43gsU4B

Here's Cotter! He's going to the #brier final! http://t.co/EqjkOac2a3

Koe after the loss. They have another life tomorrow in the semi! #brier http://t.co/PAw4GWWtZ2

Arena is packed. First time this week I haven't been chilly while watching the draws. Bet it's affecting the ice? #brier

The @SociableBrier gang is back! #brier http://t.co/tKv5UUhkH0

Rock hats made out of duct tape! Gotta get them in a score update next end. Follow @CCACurling to see if I can do it! http://t.co/AkA4TAdv1l

Two pipers and a trophy. Must be playoffs. #brier http://t.co/7UinksL4Px

Could've spent no-tiebreaker walking river trails. Instead: reading a good book & dreaming about roller derby. #weird http://t.co/JCqMe0BR3a

One of my favourite things about Kamloops has been delicious food from @EatsAmore! If you're local check them out! http://t.co/csfLAYXfcm

So here's where we ended up. Did your predictions come through? #brier http://t.co/LZhkVnfb0C

No tiebreaker! What am I supposed to do all afternoon?? #brier

Wondering if this is the last time we'll see the Koe brothers together at the #brier? http://t.co/PbNIGliDCv

Aw, now one game is 5-4. 4-4 4 way broken! #brier

All 4 games are currently tied at 4 in the 7th! #brier

In case you're wondering how much gas is in Kamloops... #luckyalberta http://t.co/n3xntnxtNx

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The week is almost over. I'll never get tired of this view though. Watching 4 games at a #brier is a special thing. http://t.co/hWsZOpkWkQ

It's that time of the event when everyone backstage is speculating about tiebreakers & who's in 1-2 game. Everyone's got an opinion. #Brier

Photographers confirmed puppet is a ventriloquist dog. There's also a westie service dog in the building. #Brier is going to the dogs!

Old guy way across the arena has a puppet. Was just feeding it beer. It's "watching" the #curling. Weird. Must inspect closer later. #brier

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Musician is practicing on the ice. I'd expect a live performance at some point. And he's got a #curling song! http://t.co/nNVdtlVb3g

Here's #Brier update 3! http://t.co/8tsKe4LX5Z

Took a walk downtown earlier tonight. Nice to see some local businesses decorating their shop windows #brier style! http://t.co/nSLnrIbzgJ

That thing where all the teams are on a 5th end break at the same time. #brier

Lost my nice water bottle somewhere in the arena, but this is my office so... #brier http://t.co/jR6Z6pgdQh

Bought a super cute #curling rock at High Country Stained Glass, just a block from the Patch!! #brier http://t.co/tw4cFMBDFE

Did you miss this last night? #goodtimes: "The Morris/Balsdon interview from earlier. Highlarious. http://t.co/JQXxbzvOpe #brier"'

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Morris/Balsdon interview from earlier. Highlarious. http://t.co/JQXxbzvOpe #brier

So this is happening now... #brier http://t.co/MAFN3KjIIu

Gave my @CCACurling pin to a kid with like 40 pins on his jacket. Training up a new generation! #Brier

Chatted to 2 @TCDDs derby girls selling 50/50s. Convinced me I'm not too old or out of shape to try derby when I get back from the #brier!

Maybe I can't be a statistician - I can't even see the other end of the ice! #brier #70yroldeyes http://t.co/RGsGmdzbgN

Monday, March 3, 2014

Good night! #brier http://t.co/XNyzzzxGm2 

#Brier update 2. So far the people are friendly and the #curling has been fun to watch! http://t.co/U8jucjBJJ7

Clothes lining oneself with ones headphone cord is perhaps not the best way to impress media men. #oops #ouch #brier

Monday morning. Got to sleep in. Instead of staring at my computer in my office, this is my view. #goodtimes #brier http://t.co/DEIU1VHHMI 

I'm supposed to be unbiased when I work events, but I'm secretly wearing this today. #Brier http://t.co/C99dM8YFfn

Sunday, March 2, 2014

My sister thought it would be fun to bring her kitten over to meet my cats. Kitten had fun, mine not so much. http://t.co/TwgnCXrpnq

My favourite curler sayings of the day: "That's a peach!" and "You don't want to cheese dog it." #brier

Tried to talk myself onto 2015 #yyc #Brier Directors team. Should I try out for Brier Bear? Or get trained as an official or do stats?

Spotted coaches bench trying out Zoomies! #brier http://t.co/KD6o7GCDkt
Another delicious lunch from @EatsAmore! Pumpkin mac and cheese! Can't wait till they come back later in the week... http://t.co/rsHGiFxOWn

My first update from the #Brier! http://t.co/cIBm2n7wmO

Mr. Koe & his polar bear flag are in the house! Think I'll sit in the Koe section for the AB vs NWT game! #brier http://t.co/yFY4AzqkMe

It's only day 2 but I've already lost all concept of date/time. In this case that's a good thing! #brier http://t.co/XgQkaqzVUK

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Menard/Crete (QUE) are by far the best yellers on the ice tonight! #brier

TSN FM radio signal is working in the arena! Bring your FM tuner or buy a radio from the merch booth! #bliss #brier #curling

Best idea ever? Parking a food truck outside the venue. Wondering if I should hit up @EatsAmore for dinner - lunch was delicious!! #brier

Just like riding a bike. I am a media scrum editing machine! #brier #curling #loading http://t.co/Qp0oG8B0fn

Here we go! #brier #curling http://t.co/rKgcx726zn

The piper is practicing outside our IT office. One of my favourite parts of these event! #brier

Just ran an errand for a rock star. Yep I love working these events! #swoon #brier

Final rounds of Ford Hot Shots on now. Fun to watch if you're ever at an event! #brier #curling http://t.co/PvtyjlxUIL

We broke it. #brier http://t.co/juwMTqXIM6

Maybe instead of joining roller derby I should join a pipe band? I could at the big drum! #brier http://t.co/8UShQsGKZi

Is this the final 4? Who do you think is going to win the year's #Brier #curling?? http://t.co/LtEB1NllrU

Ladies and gentleman I can confirm we have a pipe band! #Brier

I hear bagpipes. I see Mounties. I smell doughnuts. Must be #Brier time!

Friday, February 28, 2014

I have arrived. I do love this view! #brier pic.twitter.com/kEhXiJMrBo

Arrived in Kamloops. Might as well be Mexico: it's 30 degrees warmer here and there's no snow. #brier pic.twitter.com/OAskwVvKqB

Well they let me check in so Kamloops is a go! Eavesdropping on group of fans picking their winners while waiting to board. #Brier