L'oeil Du Tigre

Author: george Posted: October 6, 2008

That’s french for ‘The Eye of The Tiger’, which is Rocky for ‘It’s time to get pumped.’

As the first week of October comes to an end, with it comes a chill not only in the form of a temperature drop, but from the looming presence of the oh-so-close nationals as well.  I literally got chills today when I thought of something new to add to my performance while practicing tonight.

So yeah, you could say I’m pretty excited.

The score sheets arrived last week and I finally got to look at what went wrong – and more importantly what went right – back in August.


Reading the judge’s comments and scores was enjoyable, and it was nice to see so many extra comments and helpful suggestions from the judges along the sides of the papers. From my 2 days of judging the JJ Bean In House (and only the technical side of it at that) I know how fast things move and how mentally draining it can be, so kudos to them for doing that.

The sensory judges only had good things to say for the most part – while my technicals were a bit lacking.  That’s cool though – it’s a much easier fix than my espresso would be.  Plus, there are a few rule changes now that put even less emphasis on the technical score.

Spencer and I have been doing lots of training together, and it’s been as fun as it has been educational.  Some late nights over at Powell St. are definitely in the cards, and some even later nights here in Crema.  Which reminds me, if you’re ever in the West Van area late at night and you drive by crema you might see me through the windows talking to no one.  I’m not crazy, or on a bluetooth headset, but rather just talking to an invisible audience and judging panel.  It’s all part of it.

I’ve got some new things planned – one of which I don’t think has ever been done in competition, and another that’s just new to my first routine –  and as well some old things that are tried and true.

My signature drink has one new twist, too – but I’m not telling what.

4 Responses to “L'oeil Du Tigre

  1. J says:

    those look delish, I’ll take two!

    Spencer looks absorbed.

  2. robert says:

    nice shirt george.

  3. Linda (George M's Secretary) says:

    This is a beautiful post – both the story and the photos. (That last shot is gorgeous… I’m looking forward to trying whatever that is!)

  4. The Godfather says:


    Give me the names and addresses of the judges…

    Looking good… Enjoy it!

    The Godfather

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