Office Party!

14 06 2012

That’s right. We’re throwing an office party.

IT’S S’ BIRTHDAY TOMORROW! HAPPY BIRTHDAY S!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 

Of course since everyone in the “office” is in a different part of the country — we’ll just have to make it work somehow. Skype, Phone calls, texts, etc.

I sent S a card on Sunday with SPECIFIC birthday instructions since I’m not in town to celebrate with her. I told her I’d be disappointed if she didn’t follow through. I mean, who wants to sit at home in their apartment by themselves on their birthday? I’d much rather sit at a bar by myself on my birthday. I have to admit, I smiled evily (is that a word?) while writing it. It went a little something like this:

1. Get home from work.

2. Throw on sweats.

3. Walk to Bleachers (a restaurant/bar down the street from her apartment)

4. Order Onion Rings & some form of an adult beverage. (Preferably that drink you had on our pub crawl that got you wasted — I forget what it’s called. I, too, was intoxicated)

5. Watch some sort of sporting event (i.e.- baseball, soccer, tennis, WHATEVER.)

Now, I do realize that her birthday sounds a little lonesome. Much like this:

Peanut Butter & Jelly for one?

But I was hoping it’d transform into something beautiful. Like this:

Pong anyone?

And then this:

Champagne shower!

And maybe this:

The idea is to walk into work hungover the next morning.

S is probably reading this and cursing under her breath. I told her my birthday instructions were harmless …. which they are. But she had no idea what evil thoughts were going through my mind while writing them down.

So. S. If I find out you’re sitting at home in your apartment tomorrow, I will jump on the next plane out to the Windy City. And if that happens — YOU KNOW your birthday party will not end with onion rings & an adult beverage. You’re better off just listening to what I said. :)

Send all your birthday wishes this wayyyy! She deserves them!

Love,

*L

xoxox





You would think I would learn…

9 06 2012

Every year I say “OMG! It’s the F1 in Montreal this weekend! WHY AM I NOT THERE?!”

And you want to know why I want to go so bad?

…No…not because I LOVE watching cars race (although, F1 is SICK) but because of this…

pure perfection.

Again, I’m missing it.

So right now, I’m putting it in writing.

NEXT YEAR — I will go to the F1 weekend in Montreal. It’s set in stone. I’m going. Who’s in?

*L

PS — A little joke for your Saturday afternoon … maybe it’ll relieve your Game 7 anxiety.





Stop making me NOT hate you.

30 04 2012

Seriously, I’m one belly laugh away from jumping on the Scott Hartnell Bandwagon and laughing off into the sunset with everyone else. S has been a member (and quite possibly the leader of this group) for quite some time now and I think she’s secretly trying to bring me over to the dark side with her. The dark side is always more fun, no? And the dark side has Max Talbot in it…

Hmm…

*stops*

*thinks*

To the dark side I go!

Not sure when this video came out — but S sent me a link FULL of goodies for the off season that we be sharing periodically to keep you all satisfied. Anyway, I’m not going to lie — this video confused me the first time around. Then I realized the guys were just ragging on each other the entire time. You get to watch Hartnell stuff his face with a Meatball Sub while at Boston University (WOOHOO!). Other appearances made by: Talbot, Giroux, Jagr and a few others.

The more and more I see from this team– the LESS I hate them. They just seem so fun. The kind of guys I’d like to go grab a beer with. Keep it up Flyers! You’re turning us into fans over here…

Click [ here ] and enjoy :)

Scott -- can we have some?? Sharing is caring.

Flyers lead the Devils 1-0! Good job boys! 3 to go!

*L





Here We Go Again

18 04 2012

I honestly never thought I’d see this many suspensions handed out during the playoffs.  Yes, there’s something to be said for the fervor and passionate playing that gets kicked up a notch at this time of year, but this is completely out of control.  I don’t even know where to start, but let’s go with the most covered of them all:  everybody and their brother on the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers.

I know this might not be a very popular opinion with everyone, but hear me out.  As a hockey fan that does not like the Flyers in the least bit, I’m honestly so disappointed in the Penguins for their behavior during that game.  You know what Philly is going to bring to the game:  grit and aggression.  They’re known around the league as a team and organization that likes to push its opponents’ buttons.  With that said, Pittsburgh gave an uncharacteristic and inappropriate reaction to them.  I mean really?  You’ve got Sidney Crosby picking fights with Claude Giroux now?  Kris Letang and Kimmo Timonen both got tossed out of the game before it really started.  It seems like Pittsburgh wanted to let their fists do the talking instead of their skill, which only hurt them in the end.  Philly instigated maybe one or two of those fights.  They sat back, chirped, and let the Penguins come to them and take the fall.  Now you’ve got Asham out for 4 games, Neal is suspended for 1 which, to be honest, could be the last game of the Penguins’ season if they don’t clean up their act.  It’s just disgraceful.  And again, I know this might not be the most popular of opinions, but that’s what it is.  Take it or leave it.


New York Rangers vs. Ottawa Senators

Matt Carkner got into it with Brian Boyle in Game 2 in New York to start his team out with a little more energy.  However, I don’t think this was the right way to do it.  It’s a completely one-sided fight.  Carkner takes down Boyle, who doesn’t respond, and throws these sucker punches at the bottom of an 8 player pile-up.  I understand fighting and its place in hockey, but I thought there was more of a mutual respect between players in terms of fighting.  If Boyle doesn’t respond, you let him go.  You don’t take him down to the ice and start punching him around.  I didn’t think there should be a suspension here, I just thought it was uncalled for and inappropriate.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Phoenix Coyotes

So I have two bones to pick with my team:  one in favor, one against.  This hit by Andrew Shaw on Mike Smith wasn’t, in my opinion, dirty in any way.  However, I completely see how this hit requires review by the league and, ultimately, a suspension.  If this had happened to Corey Crawford, I’d expect a suspension too, strictly because goaltenders are like the quarterbacks of hockey:  you can’t touch them.  And no matter how much I like Andrew Shaw and think he isn’t a dirty player, if anyone else did this I’d expect to see the same punishment for them, too.

Now, on a more serious note, I was absolutely furious last night when I saw the hit that Rafi Torres laid on Marian Hossa.

If he doesn’t get at least 4 games for this hit, Brendan Shanahan needs to have his head examined, because this was dirty in every sense of the word.  Torres left his feet, targeted the head, and is a repeat offender.  Hossa was carted off on a freaking stretcher, and there was NO PENALTY CALLED ON THE PLAY!  I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.  Torres did this last year too, with Vancouver, on Brent Seabrook.  This feels like last season when Aaron Rome laid that hit on Nathan Horton.  But, in case you forgot, here’s a video:

There is no way the refs can play ignorance on this.  Skip to 2:48.  The ref, who is standing right in front of the hit, lurched back as a reaction, then did NOTHING.  Absolutely disgraceful.  I’d like to think that players were past this, but it seems that Torres missed that memo.  I would love to see what the league does with this, because I think they need to treat as they did Matt Cooke.  He was a repeat offender, and after being suspended repeatedly, he switched up his game.  Torres needs to do the same.

What do you guys think of the scrappy nature of this first round of the playoffs?  Let us know in the comments!

-M





Things I learned.

30 01 2012

I realize now that picking last week as my week long “computer break” was probably a poor decision. So much happened. And I learned a lot.

I can’t cover it all…but lets do a little recap.

1. PKane makes a sexy Superman. I’d put myself in danger if I knew he’d come save me. **HINT HINT– I’m talking to you Patrick.**

2. Stammer is a beauty. I bet he practices this every day.

if that goal isn't beautiful, I don't know what is.

3. Kris Letang looks adorable even when sneezing. (Or “snotty” as S says)

*le sneeze*

To give you a little back story if you haven’t seen it: Neal is doing an interview and around the 0:20 mark Kris bolts into the background–sneezes–and then proceeds to yell “I DON’T KNOW WHERE MY PHONE IS”. Not quite sure why I laughed so hard. But I did. So if you want to laugh with me (or judge me, you choose) go ahead and watch it here.

4. Giroux is continuing to grow on me…and I don’t know how to handle it.

*heart stops*

What is it about a player taping their stick?? I think it’s the look of concentration on their faces…

5. Team Alfredsson should win the “Best Hockey Flow” Award. Henrik Lundqvist. Kris Letang. Scotty Hartnell. Stammer (even though his flow sucks). Karlsson. Just to name a few.

6. NBC FAIL! Can you find the mistake?

7. S & I have found ourselves admitting to new loves

Hartnell & Price

We wont say who likes who….just for our safety.

8. Chara & Segs look SO ADORABLE when hugging it out.

9. Hockey Players can be Fan Girls too. I no longer feel bad for blatantly pointing a camera at their faces, since they don’t mind doing it to other people. Circle of Life, I guess?

"GUYS! It's DRAKE! OH EM GEE!"

10. Drake looks AH-MAZING in a hockey sweater.

Also, check out this adorable video of Drake visiting the locker rooms before the performance. He calls Chara “Big Dog” — I knew I liked him. Watch here.

So, I think I covered all the major points. Who’s ready to start off the second half of the season?! I AM! Pens come to Boston this weekend. Guess who’s NOT going….. –>this girl<–  Guess who’s SUPER upset about it…… –>this girl<–

*L