In the words of Doug Glatt, "It's official!"
I've never been able to sit ice row on the Flyers' side for warm-ups, but I somehow lucked into a seat there just to the left of the net last Thursday! Being so close was helpful because I have a fancy-pants-ish baby DSLR now so I can actually take non-shitty pictures! And it makes a fabulous snapping sound so I feel very important. The only thing is, I have to look through the viewfinder, so imagine my surprise when Talbot jumped into the glass in front of me!!11!!! Whaaat? I can honestly say that's never happened before, and I've been to a lot of pre-game skates in my day. Talbot then proceeded to skate away and bump into Read, all the while singing along with "Tonight Is the Night." Love. This. Man. Giroux was also hanging around our section, and one point, so was Coburn! And I actually managed to capture both!
In case you were wondering, this is when time slowed down and "I Think We're Alone Now" started to play.
Max giggling with Bryzy. Just 'cause.
For the game, we inadvertantly had AWESOME seats in section 123 which, FYI, is practically next to the Flyers' bench AND afforded us a fine view of the Flyers' end-of-the-year awards. I'm going to marry those seats. It was a fairly dull game but Read scoring the GWG on a third period breakaway was fantastic. Especially because these tickets were Moo's birthday gift!
Oh, AND in between the Tampa and Buffalo games, I went to Chicago with my friend Timmi. I would have dragged her on a 5.5 hour bus ride to St. Louis for a Blues game, but there was no way to make that into a tantalizing offer. HOWEVER, she had to go to a school event one morning, so I decided that the best use of my time was obviously going to see Goon at 10:15 AM! The six dudes in the theater with me at that hour seemed equally excited to be there. The last game is SUPER intense on the big screen, and when Ross the Boss is walking through the snow with the bagpipes playing in the background, I almost peed my pants. And, of course, Marc-Andre Grondin is even lovelier (though decidedly more unwashed-looking... hmm) on the big screen. On a related note, I'm glad to see that the majority of our recent blog hits have been from people trying to find out more about this mysterious petit chou! Have you guys seen his awesome French-Canadian movie C.R.A.Z.Y? The whole thing has been uploaded to YouTube (with English subtitles!) and features a less douchy Grondin (though clothing is still optional... eep!) as a gay teen in a conservative fam. The scene with "Space Oddity" just breaks my heart every time. "Can you hear me Major Tom?" ZOMGtears.
Come on girls! Do you believe in love?
Oh yeah and THE PLAYOFFS START WEDNESDAY. Love it.