Friday Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. Photos – no words – capturing moments from the week. Simple, special, extraordinary moments. Moments you want to pause, savour and remember. “This Moment” is a ritual found on  Life inspired by the Wee Man which I then kidnapped from Almost there by Sarah-Jane and snagged from Alejandro.

Canucks (hells yeah)

This year’s Stanley Cup Play-offs put me in an unusual position.  I could care less about either team.  The Panthers didn’t even come close to making it (go ahead, snicker) and then Tampa was out.  So, while I’m not vested in Vancouver or Boston, but, since I love hockey, I must watch.  I know, I know. . .I normally don’t root for Vancouver  (okay, I have NEVER gotten out of my chair and screamed for joy when they scored).  I am a proud American ya know.  However, I hate Boston (the bullies) so the Canucks it is.  Luongo rocked the net in game one and I’m hoping he’ll do it again Saturday night.  Comcast is actually televising the game so I’ll get to watch it in a comfy recliner, and on the big screen.   Let’s go CANUCKS!!!

 

Some highlights from Game 1!  It was a great game!

Some biting. . .

Some fighting. . .

 

 

 

Dun, Dun, DUN!

Dun, dun, DUN!  The message has been delivered devoid of hoisted flags, rolled parchment, and a wax seal.  The NHL has said, “enough” to Matt Cooke’s destructive elbows and other players like him.  His suspension could result in an over $200,000 pay loss (ouch).  Like many others have said, not the first time with Cooke.  The NHL, however, is “cracking down” (the irony) on dirty hits (okay, if not dirty, can we agree that the effects of said hits are bad?) in an attempt to reduce the number of head injuries.  The debate ensues about whether or not hockey is only worth watching if it’s left alone more as a type of anarchic sport (I say no).  Many Pens fans are disappointed in players like Cooke who end up possibly hurting the team with their suspensions (nearing playoffs). So, we, NHL fans, will be witnessing the changes as the season winds down.  Some of us are happier about the league’s enforcement and others not so much.  The bottom line is this:  blatant, unnecessary, hits with apparent intent to seriously harm another player won’t be tolerated.  Take it or leave it.  I’m sticking around and not blaming the violence on Metallica (Carl)! ;-)

Panthers’ St. Patty’s Puctacular!

Oh, yeahhh!  I’m on a hockey high.  My boys, Weiss and Santorelli played well tonight and Clemmensen rocked the net up close and personal ;-) !!! So exciting to witness a 4-0 shut out against the Maple Leafs! Maybe a wee bit of Irish luck but mostly great ice time. The night was complete (according to my son) because of  the couple fights that broke out (on the ice of course).  Family, hockey, yelling, and dancing?   Who could have asked for a better way to spend St. Patty’s night!  Go Panthers!!!!

 

This Friday Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. Photos – no words – capturing moments from the week. Simple, special, extraordinary moments. Moments you want to pause, savour and remember. “This Moment” is a ritual found on  Life inspired by the Wee Man which I then kidnapped from Almost there by Sarah-Jane.

 

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Friday Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. Photos – no words – capturing moments from the week. Simple, special, extraordinary moments. Moments you want to pause, savour and remember. “This Moment” is a ritual found on  Life inspired by the Wee Man which I then kidnapped from Almost there by Sarah-Jane.

Feel free to leave a link to your Friday Moment in the comment section!!! xo

Friday Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. Photos – no words – capturing moments from the week. Simple, special, extraordinary moments. Moments you want to pause, savour and remember. “This Moment” is a ritual found on  Life inspired by the Wee Man which I then kidnapped from Almost there by Sarah-Jane.
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Zambonis=Awesomeness

Okay, so you’re asking, why a post about Zambonis? I will tell you. Zambonis=hockey. Hockey=most amazing sport. See?

These truck-like cleaners were attributed to Frank Zamboni who was a U.S. inventor and an Italian-American (all the more reason to like him). He began in the electrical business, branched out to electrical refrigeration units, and then opened his own ice rink in 1940.

Eventually, he figured out a way to resurface his ice rink more quickly and the job went from 90 minutes to around 10 minutes. He patented his machines in 1953. While the term Zamboni is patented, it’s sometimes broadly used to refer to any brand of ice resurfacer (not exactly accurate). He was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990 for his contributions to the sport. I just think the machine is pure awesomeness (as do most 5 year olds).

A Zamboni works by shaving off the surface of the ice with a very sharp blade. Then an auger picks up the shaved ice while hot water is sprayed to create the new ice surface. Cool, huh? They have a maximum speed of about 9-10 mph so we’re not talking NASCAR here but it’s all good. They still have the cool factor.

Maybe, one day, I’ll even get to drive one around (highly unlikely due to my over-enthusiasm but a woman can dream)! In the meantime, although I’m impatient waiting the 6-7 minutes for the Zamboni to finish (so I can finally see some HOCKEY), I’ll enjoy watching it make its laps (yes, I am easily amused).