Thursday, March 20, 2008

Obsessions

Today - let's talk about my obsession with hockey - more specifically, the Dallas STARS hockey team. When they first came to Dallas in 1993, I had never been to or even had watched a hockey game in my entire life. I'm sure I might have caught shots of a game on the news and there was that storyline in Love Story about Oliver being on the Harvard hockey team - but that was the extent of it. I mean, I had heard of Gordy Howe, and I had heard about Slap Shot, the movie starring Paul Newman (but mostly because of Paul Newman).

In 1993, some friends gave us some tickets to a STARS game. I remember watching the guys skating around from one end of the rink to the other, and all I could think about was they resembled a swarm of bees to me. They seemed to skate around in a pack, kinda crouched over with their rounded helmet heads, their noses leading the way, and their sticks pointing out in the back resembling the stinger of a bee. Then, there were those fights! I really thought that they were totally staged, because surely, grown men didn't behave that way. I thought the way the crowd would cheer it on was a little barbaric, because sometimes, there was bloodshed, or even worse!

Flash foward to today: After being seduced by The Face of Dallas STARS Hockey (Mike Modano) into taking a closer look at the game (ch'yeah right!) - I am so into it. Since the refs tend to stop most of the fights before they get out of control (sometimes), I'm one of those people standing up and cheering my guys on!!! Why, yes I am.

Unfortunately, my STARS are not playing their best these days.

So ends the first installment of my obsessions. I have to leave you with pics that I took the day after the big snow storm, because I am pretty obsessive-compulsive. I starting feeling badly the night of the storm, and was pretty ill all last week. Apparently, I was fighting a viscious sinus infection. I did go to work, but when I came home, I just laid around like a wet noodle. So, I did not post any pics or happenings. Sorry. Anyway, as you will see, there was quite a bit of snow left.


From the front door...















This one too...














From the front window...














From the back door...














Yep, back door again...













The Kid's truck...











Merry Karma out.

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