November 30, 2005
She Shoots SHE SCORES!
The Devils pulled it out with a stunning goal right out of the face off with literally 30 seconds left in regulation to break the tie. I'll have to make it up to The Beantown Girls this weekend. Sorry honeys.
Georgie and I had a really fun night. I've been to a lot of sporting events in my life and I have to say, hockey is the absolute best to watch in person. On TV, not so much - very hard to keep track of the puck. But there's nothing like the smell of the ice, the cold, the collective gasps and cheers of the crowd. G used to have a job that allowed us lots of free hockey games - especially in Philly. We had great seats - right behind the Flyer bench and man those games were fun. BEST.SPORTS.EVENT.EVER: We were there, Game 7, when the Devils beat Anaheim in 2003. Oh my god. Never have I had more fun. The screaming didn't end! There is nothing like Lord Stanley's Cup. Nothing. I always cry when they bring it out on TV - in person - it was just spectacular.
In the early Seventies, my grandmother was the book keeper for the Philadelphia Blazers. They didn't last long as a team, but when we were growing up whenever we went to my grandparents we would play office with all of the stationery and stuff from the team - what memories this logo has for me!
There was also this amazing picture of my grandmother and Hockey Legend Bernie Parent. Awesome. I found a Blazers Jersey on ebay - signed by Parent. Hmmm. My birthday's awfully close - except G says you can't wear it because you can't wash it.
The other thing I love about hockey is the ice skating - this may seem kind of obvious, but I defy you to be there, in person, watching those men, so graceful and FAST, and not want to strap on a pair of skates. For awhile I considered taking hockey skating lessons - and maybe joining a league, but I never did. It's nights like tonight that I really want to again.
Georgie let me knit during the intermissions at the game and guess what? I love my Jaywalker socks. I forgot how much I love the pattern, and especially the yarn. I'm back to the Carbon Socks and it's just wonderful. The thing that's so obsessive about these socks for me, as I was telling Jen today, is that is so easy to hit those markers - you know - look how far I've gotten, why not keep going? I cast on and do my twelve rows of ribbing and next thing I know I've got ten pattern repeats done. Well it's only another fifteen pattern repeats before it's time to start the heel. And once you start the heel, you've got to finish the gusset. And once you finish the decreases you're at about 37 repeats - and then it's only 20 more until you start decreasing the toe - and well - then you're done. You see what I'm saying? You're always hitting the next step and how can you stop then? I'm hoping to have this pair finished by the weekend. I want to wear them out with the girls.
I'm blogging tonight, it's technically Wednesday, because I'm driving G to an appoinment REALLY early tomorrow and when I get home I need to concentrate on classwork. So no blogging for me tomorrow. Besides, by the time FUCKLINES updates me it'll be around noon anyway!
Have a great day!
Posted by Cara at November 30, 2005 12:50 AM
Nope, it's already up. I notice that Bloglines seems to hear when you complain about it and it temporarily cleans up its act.
Posted by: Colleen at November 30, 2005 07:16 AM
I had no idea that you were a hockey fan too! Kris and I adore hockey. We are Pittsburgh fans... and they are one of the Devils rivals... but that is okay. I like Marty Brodeur ;) We should do a road trip up to NJ sometime and catch a game together!
Posted by: Lolly at November 30, 2005 07:34 AM
Fucklines is a perfect name!
Posted by: Carole at November 30, 2005 07:58 AM
Go Devils! Hockey is much better live than on tv.
Posted by: Kat at November 30, 2005 08:06 AM
Any time the Bruins loose it's a good thing. We are Canadians fans in our household but seeing the bruins loose is just as good as seeing the Canadians win.
Posted by: Kate at November 30, 2005 08:33 AM
Georgie let you knit? wtf? quick set the record straight before we all show up at your door carrying sticks and torches!
Posted by: ann at November 30, 2005 10:05 AM
Fucking Fucklines and Typepad sucks today, too. Ya just can't win.
The only place I like to eat hotdogs is at a ball park or arena. Consequently I don't eat hotdogs often.
Take care of yourself today and hope G. is OK.
Posted by: margene at November 30, 2005 11:28 AM
Ah, live hockey. I take my nephew to the IceCat's games (UA college team) and always sit behind the opposing teams penalty box. It is the cutest thing when a 6 year old heckles the players, and they can't do anything because he's 6!
Posted by: Cerridwen at November 30, 2005 12:12 PM
C - game sounds like a ton of fun. You guys go to the best events! Way cool that your grandma was the book keeper for the Blazers - Dave will be so impressed. GL with the classwork...
Posted by: Jen at November 30, 2005 01:23 PM