There's something about having someone make you an omelette to order at the breakfast bar of your hotel that really just elevates your vacation to a whole new level. And having a fruit station of cut papaya's, white pineapples and passion fruits galore may just be resort heaven.

To put it into persepctive, I went to the store near my house when I got back and spent $4.56 on ONE papaya. And don't get me started on the passion fruits that are priced at $2.50 EACH. Clearly I still gave in a bought my one papaya...but had to pass on the passion fruit as I felt the grocery store was attempting to rob me of all my money. I'm happy to say that the papaya was well worth the $4.56 I paid as it helped me get through these last couple days of crappy rainy weather in Vancouver.

So that's where I was on my little blogging vacation away from hockey and the internet. I was on the beach with weather that I imagine that Tampa Bay has all year around, followed by some time spent with family back home. But I'm back now. all refreshed (I hope) and ready to get back into hockey. I've been home a few days now trying to get my grasp on all that has gone on in the world of the Canucks.

So I checked the standings...



And our record is an unbelievable 16-1-2!!! It just seems like it's so much more unbelievable to come back from a vacation to hear stats like that. And then you wonder, what is Tony Gallagher writing about these days? Can he even write positive articles?

You may have read a version of this post on my Lightning Hockey Blog, apologies since I didn't want to be creative twice