Again with the hockey

Way to go, Seamus!

Sunday, April 17th, 2005 | Again with the hockey | No Comments

The Admirals’ backup goalie becomes the 8th goaltender in AHL history to score a goal. One of the others was another (now former-)Admiral, Chris Mason.


Thursday, April 14th, 2005 | Again with the hockey, Life in Czeltistan | 1 Comment

I’ve been in training all morning, so I missed this news. Thanks to Hockey Buddy for letting me know we’re keeping hockey in Milwaukee! Hooray! A local owner for the Admirals. Cool. Couldn’t ask for better. (Well, we could, but it would involve me winning the lottery.)

Well that news totally made my day. Not that the day wasn’t starting out fantastic to begin with — it’s Paul Westerberg day. I’ve heard rumors he’s doing 2-hour sets. Hope he does one tonight. Wish the Rave would let us bring in cameras, but whatcha gonna do?

Shoutout to another hockey pal

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005 | Again with the hockey, Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments has a nice shoutout to friend and fellow hockey season ticket holder Ian Pritchard and his fine photographic skills.

I’m quite partial to his photos of Renaissance Place, Diamond Tower’s reflection, the Art Museum/Hiawatha (looks like the museum’s bris soleil is blowing in the wake of the train) and the rainy day in Dublin image (and just this once, we’ll forgive him for including Dublin in Scotland).

(For images above, you’ll just need to scroll until you find the pic on the page.)

8 square pixels of fame

Monday, March 14th, 2005 | Again with the hockey | 2 Comments

I was going through the multimedia section of the Admirals’ site earlier. (DO NOT try this at home if you’ve got a slow connection! You’ll be there all day. Their webmaster needs to learn the difference between downsizing an image and just using the HTML to make an image smaller. I digress…)

Anyhow, I came across a photo of the barn, and lo and behold, Hockey Buddy and I are in it. Oh, sure, we’re only in it for about 8 square pixels of the photo, but it’s 8 square pixels we’re using to wave to you. (Hey, it could be true. There’s no way you’d ever be able to tell we weren’t.) I’ve saved a small-ish version of it with us circled in red. (Section 202 Row P, represent!) Original gi-normous image can be found here.

Some weekends are better than others…

Monday, March 14th, 2005 | Again with the hockey, Life in Czeltistan | 3 Comments

…but it’d be pretty hard to beat this one.

Got in a little ice time at the Pettit on Saturday afternoon, and then caught the Admirals’ OT shootout win later that evening followed, of course, by post-game revelry at the Harp. (Additional Harp goodness: My Girl Scout cookies were waiting for me at the bar.) (What — you don’t order your Girl Scout cookies at the pub?)

Sunday’s small joy was finding out that my favorite local bookstore was giving away as many galley proofs as you wanted to take when you made a purchase. I picked up two books I was going to buy anyhow and walked away with three additional galleys, one of which was another book I was thinking of buying. Yay for free books!

Sunday’s major joy was the Interpol show at the Rave. I still don’t know how they did it, but they’re the first band I’ve ever seen there that’s been able to make that room sound good. They were outstanding. It was rhythm section heaven. And the light show…ahh, the light show. Pure stagecraft porn. Heavy on the backlighting (like such). Very Big Rock Show Experience™. Added bonus: The keyboard player had a Powerbook. (Hooray! They’re Mac users!) I only wish I’d thought to bring my camera. Ah, well.

Hmm. Looking at the Rave’s site, it looks like I’ll be back there again in April, since Paul Westerberg’s coming to town. Yay! St. Paul!

He’s a star!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004 | Again with the hockey | No Comments

Well, that’s cool. One of the Admirals, Darren Haydar, is Bauer’s new poster boy. I believe that’s also MSOE’s new Kern Center featured in the video. Grand opening on that baby is this weekend. I’m thrilled. It means there may be a place with open skate a mere 2 miles from my apartment. Sweet.

(I don’t think it matters which country you choose on the Bauer site. The Darren section appears in all I tested and the video’s always in English. Sorry, dial-up folks, this one’s a slow load.)


Thursday, July 8th, 2004 | Again with the hockey | No Comments

Looks like our star goalie won’t be an Admiral next year.

Ok. I didn’t really think he’d stick around, but still… foo.

On the other hand, congrats for him. Good to see him back in the NHL.

On the boards, then hittin’ the showers

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004 | Again with the hockey | No Comments

Wanna see how to get chucked out of a hockey game?

Bye bye, coach.

Too bad they didn’t get the money shot a couple seconds later when he took the swipe at the ref.

Rule #1: Thou shalt not touch the man with the orange stripes, lest he smite you.

Suffice it to say the game was a bit chippy last night. Can’t wait for the weekend.

Must my head spin this much?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004 | Again with the hockey, Life in Czeltistan | 5 Comments

Just wanted to give you all a heads up that entries may be few and far between for the next week or so. Busy, busy, busy.

First there are the Calder Cup Finals, which start tonight. That means hockey at home for the next two days and a trip to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA over the weekend. (So what’s to do there? Anything besides touring coal mines and hockey? Anyone know?)

Secondly, over the weekend, Mom & I put an offer in on a duplex in my neighborhood, so we’re currently making ourselves nuts dealing with financials, wrangling various inspectors, etc. My, but it eats up the free time. Inspector comes through on Thursday morning, so we’ll know after that whether or not it’s a go.

I’m not moving if we get the place. The place is strictly an investment property. (Check me out — I’m gonna be a landlady!) But it’s a decent price and the upper unit is in fantastic shape. The downstairs needs a bit of work, but it’s largely cosmetic and we’re confident we could whip it into a really nice unit with not a huge amount of work. (Finally! A use for all those Trading Spaces/Changing Rooms episodes I’ve watched!) Plus it’s only 3 blocks from my apartment now, so I’ll be close by. (Heh. I’m gonna be the landlady from hell if they make a lot of noise and disturb the neighbors.)

So that’s where any of my free time is going this week.

Only other real news I’ve got is that I’ve gone and managed to pick up a head cold. Good times. Good times. Who doesn’t love a cold in June?

On to the finals!

Thursday, May 27th, 2004 | Again with the hockey | No Comments

Admirals win! Admirals win!! Woo hoo!!

Now we just sit back and wait for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hartford to duke it out. Finals start Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, depending on who wins that one.

Interesting twist for me if W-B/S wins: My favorite former Admiral (and the guy whose name graces my jersey) is playing for them this season. Still, it’ll be good to see him on the ice again. I miss the chippy little guy. I just wish he was playing for us.

That’s some “office casual” policy

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004 | Again with the hockey | No Comments

From my rowmate at last night’s hockey game:

“If I have more than two beers tonight, remind me I have to wear pants to work tomorrow.”

Well, crap.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2004 | Again with the hockey | 3 Comments

I’m a bit depressed today. The Red Wings’ season is over.

Ok, Admirals. All you. Don’t make my hockey season end in May, ok?

I shouldn’t say that. I’ll still be watching the NHL and cheering for the Sharks, though there’s a part of me that wants to do something uncharacteristic (for me, at least) and cheer for the Leafs. They’ve got Owen Nolan these days. Hmm. Decisions.

Real smooth, slick

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002 | Again with the hockey | Comments Off

Maybe the on-ice entertainment near the end of this game should have gotten himself acquainted with those socks that have no-slip treads on them.

Hockey, anyone?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2002 | Again with the hockey | Comments Off

While at lunch yesterday, I saw a guy wearing a Junior Admirals jacket and riding one of those sidewalk Zambonis. It was cute — junior hockey team, junior Zamboni. I had to smile.

Only two weeks until the Admirals’ season opens. Can’t hardly wait. Seems like a million years between seasons when you don’t make the playoffs.