Monday, April 9, 2012

That shit cray

Two Flyers games in two weeks?! And both featuring exciting things during warm-ups?! That shit is, in fact, cray. First up, we had Flyers-Bolts on 3/26. I love Foxy Lady Byng lifer Marty St-Louis, so we sat on the Tampa side for warm-ups (though I legit know about five guys on Tampa right now... kind of a buzzkill). Sitting on the opposing side is so nice, you can walk down like two minutes beforehand and still snag an ice row seat! However, the real excitement came in the waning minutes of warm-ups when someone at Tampa's blueline lofted a shot that hit the netting above us, skittered through, and literally fell at Pops' feet! And surprisingly, there was no bevy of children and drunk guys trying to retrieve it. In our row, there was me and Pops, a college-age couple, and a high school kid with his dad. And we all looked at each other, dumbfounded, so Pops simply picked up the puck and gave it to me. I never cared about getting a game puck before, but now that I have one, it's kind of the coolest thing ever, especially because there is a chunk randomly taken out of it?!

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?



Flora Moreno de Thompson said...

I love Goon. Almost as much as I love Slapshot.

One of my favorite parts in the movie is when some guy is holding a sign at one of the hockey games that says "Glatt is Hebrew for 'F*ck You.'"

Jess said...

Yes! A fine moment indeed. Glad someone else loves this movie as much as we do! :D

joseph burrell said...
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joseph burrell said...

oh I just saw that and I've gotta say that I must have one of those, I will try to find it on eBay, wish me luck guys! ;)

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