<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/kesler_blog.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=2 hspace=6>Okay, so I never actually read any of Burr’s blogs last year but I’ve been told my name’s been mentioned a couple of times. Well let me tell you something that I’m sure he’s never mentioned in any of his blogs. Just recently, I bought him tickets to the Justin Timberlake concert and every time I ask him, it seems like he doesn’t have any money on him. In the past, he’s got the alligator arms because he can’t reach his wallet. He’s the cheapest guy I know – just joking. He’s a good guy but seriously, the Justin concert was last week.
My wife and his girlfriend went to the concert and they gave it rave reviews. I’m kind of mad I didn’t go because I had tickets but I didn’t end up going. I had testing the next day and I was tired so I decided it was better that I skip it but now that I think about it, I should’ve gone. I’m a huge fan and I think he’s a great performer.
<a href=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sep1407_camp16_b.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sep1407_camp16_t.jpg border=0 align=right vspace=1 hspace=4></a>While I’ve never really thought about being a performer, it seems like such a glamourous job but there’s always perks and there’s always downsides, you just don’t get to see the dark side of it. It’d be fun to try but I wouldn’t want that to be my life. That seems like a hard lifestyle to live. I mean, it’s hard as a hockey player too but here you can get away a little bit, there you can’t get away from it. There’s always someone writing about you, taking pictures, or talking about you and everybody knows you. I think it would tough for sure to deal with all of that all the time. I'm definitely glad I do what I do.
I mentioned to Mason that I was doing a blog but that was pretty much the extent of our conversation. He didn’t have much advice or anything to say to help me but he’s a great kid. I remember my first training camp and it was tough so we just talk about that and try not to talk too much about hockey. I try to tell him to take it all in because it is his first training camp and it just flies by.
One thing you might not have known about him is that he’s a neat kid. I know that if I was living in that room by myself for a week, that room would be destroyed with clothes everywhere. I came in the first day and everything was nice and neat, I was pretty impressed. Normally I’m pretty messy, I hate to admit it but I am. But right now it’s not so bad, I’ve got all my shirts hung up in the closet and it’s not like we’re here that long so the mess can’t get out of control or anything like that.
<a href=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sep1407_camp09_t.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sep1407_camp09_t.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4></a>We went downtown and went to Cactus Club for dinner last night and then we just came back up to Bear Mountain and crashed. Just a nice quiet night after the first day of camp. I went to bed a little later than Mason but he falls asleep early. I can’t get that much sleep – I remember when I as that age, I need that much sleep too. I know I’m only a year older but the first year of training camp is always the hardest.
As for plans for the rest of the today… maybe the pool, maybe golf, and there’s fishing too. I haven’t made up my mind yet but I’ll just talk to the guys and we’ll probably just play it by ear.</td></tr></table>