Thursday, October 30, 2008
I was thankful for Halloween spirit tonight, since it was at least a nice diversion from an absolutely abysmal Kings loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Tonight at least, we remembered the days last season when our mascot Bailey was the most interesting thing about the game. And tonight he had his own costumes....
At least some of the fans had a sense of humor....
And luckily there was one bright sport! Gotta love a guy with awesome hockey hair. Meet hockey hottie of the night, Vancouver's #18 - Steve Bernier.
I still don't love Halloween, but thank goodness for hockey boys! And here's hoping for better luck for the Kings at their next home game this weekend....
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
John lost this one. Sully shoots and scores! I'll be at the Kings game.
Monday, October 27, 2008
- I can buy stuff even when the airport is deserted and everything is closed...how convenient!
- I wonder how Armadillo Droppings taste...
- Nice not to have to talk to anyone if I need a quick shot of Pepto...does that make me anti-social?
- Is this what the world is coming to? No human interaction? Just the swipe of a credit card?
- Wow, I'll bet this thing put a bunch of people out of jobs.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I've been looking forward to the Kings home opener all week. New team, new attitude, reunions with old seat buddies, seeing our favorite ushers again and of course, the end of my wait to see Patrick O'Sullivan go flying down the ice with the puck. I enjoyed all that and more tonight, although I suppose winning the game would be asking too much.....
Yup, Kings lost 1-0 to the dreaded San Jose Sharks. It doesn't help that our former captain Rob Blake now plays for the Sharks (although the crowd did an awesome job booing him). Or that our $47 million man Anze Kopitar lost his temper after a bad play, smacked his stick on the glass by our bench and broke it, earning himself a 10 minute misconduct penalty. Or that the Kings were denied not one but two legitimate goals on lousy officiating! Oh, and did I mention Jack Johnson, one of our key defencemen who plays huge minutes every game, has an "upper body extremity" injury and left the game after the first period. I mean, come on! What else could possibly have gone wrong?
In fairness, I shouldn't be all doom and gloom. Sully didn't play on the starting line (where he belongs), but he got in a lot of minutes and looks pretty good for missing all of camp on the contract issue. It won't be long before he's back on the top line again. Our penalty kill was good, and defensively we're head and shoulders above where we were last year. We just need to get some offense together and get the puck in the net. And bring Kevin Westgarth back to start some more fights...I miss his energy!
One bonus moment of the night was my "Welcome Back Sully" sign and I making it onto the jumbotron during pre-game! I'm hoping he saw it.
I guess we've got nowhere to go but up....
Saturday, October 11, 2008
After I got back from Starbucks, the house was still a little too chilly to walk around barefoot, which is what I usually do. Out came one of my favorite friend gifts - hand knit socks from Michelle! As Tanya would say, I think there's a business in there somewhere...I love these, and the color is soooo me.
And in with the new!!!
That explains the chill....it's hockey weather!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
During the season last year, I started watching Sully more closely. The guy got hit in the face with a puck and knocked out 3 more teeth in the first home game of the season. He actually came back and finished the game, only finding out later he broke a bone in his face! OK, so he's plenty tough. Then Nadine and I got passes to a post game reception and we spent some time talking to him. He's basically shy but totally nice, and has the best attitude going. He's had some interesting challenges in his young life, but he's overcome them by working his ass off for everything he has. LOVE that! Something told me then...this is the guy.
About a month later, the Kings Care Foundation had a signed O'Sullivan jersey available for bids during the game. I knew that was my moment, so I stood by the booth for 20 minutes and one-upped everyone who dared to put down a bid. I finally had my jersey!! So of course, it was time to take a photo....
Monday, October 6, 2008
- A tuba player inserts a fake red tongue into the tuba bell for a Halloween costume honoring Mick Jagger. A clarinet player sees it and cheers "Classic!!" (as in "What a cool costume! Wish I thought of it.")
- A group upperclass of housemates throw a party and some airhead freshman girls decide to crash the party, proceed to do beer bongs, then fall down the steps to the porch. The upperclassmen roll their eyes and mutter, "Classic." (as in "Freshmen are so stupid...they'll never be as cool as us.")
Classic can also refer to something so timeless that it never goes out of style. Like Randy Newman's sarcastic song titles. Or Beach Boys harmonies. Or singing "Sweet Caroline" in a group of total strangers at the Hollywood Bowl!
That's right folks, Neil Diamond is classic. Nadine got us tickets for my birthday, and we had a blast. I know what you're thinking. Neil Diamond? So 70's AM radio easy listening!! Sequined jackets! How is this man possibly classic? Because in my book, anyone who writes music that so universally connects with people (even those who weren't alive when the song was popular but know all the words) deserves to be classic. Not to mention the fact that women in the front row were ready to throw their clothes onstage for a 67 year-old man. Something about him must be cool, because 18,000 people can't all be wrong.
Even the LA Times liked it, and they're hard to please. Here's a link to review if you'd like to check it out.Buffett's "Margaritaville" and Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl," Neil' and his "Sweet Caroline" are "Classic" in the best way. I hope I'm that cool in 30 years....
Friday, October 3, 2008
Someone help me here....