Sunday, May 24, 2009

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget

I'm a firm believer that best friends talk about everything. A best friend is someone you can talk about the tough stuff with and have fun with at the same time. I've had a few best friends, but the characteristics of being one has changed throughout the years. As you get older, you need different things in a friendship. I have found some really good friends in the past few years, and lost some as well. It comes with the whole growing up thing.
Even though it's often hard for people to express what they're really feeling or to talk about the hard things in life, when you find a person who makes it easier, that person is worthy of being kept around.
I hate even thinking about it, but in three weeks Sarah's husband will be out of the military and they will be taking a new step in life. Nothing is official yet, but they'll likely being moving away. Two and a half years ago, I wouldn't have thought that I'd make such a good friend. Apparently laughing at someone's stupidity in Biology lab is what starts an awesome friendship. Since the spring of 2007, we've been through a lot. Her husband's deployment, my Dad's cancer, stupid education classes, and lots and lots of hockey. She has become someone I can talk to about anything. She's helped through so much of the drama I've had go on with Scott. She's been a level head and a voice of reason in my often clouded mind.
Aside from all the mushy stuff, we've had so much fun together. From Predators games, poop books, and trips to Cici's to making fun of Delilah, Unforgivable, and Rick Rolls.
Sarah, you've been like a less bitchy sister to me. I'd trade Kaily for you anyday. :P I'm so happy for you and Jenry and hope that you're happy wherever you guys end up.
And if that happens to be Nashville, well I'd be pretty ok with that. And if it's across the country, I'll find a way to visit.
Can't wait till Atlanta this weekend.
Love you best friend :)

Friday, May 22, 2009


1) What's (Who's?) your favorite team? Nashville Predators

2) What's your least favorite team? Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks

3) Who's your favorite player? Shea Weber, Paul Kariya

4) Who's your least favorite player? Thomas Holmstrom and Johan Franzen

5) Favorite American team? umm The Preds?

6) Favorite Canadian team? Calgary Flames

7) Favorite International team? Canada :)

8) Who's your favorite goalie? Cam Ward and JS Giguere

9) Least favorite goalie? Roberto Luongo

10) Favorite fighter? David Backes ;)

11) Least favorite fighter? Darcy Hordichuk (Darshy Hordisuck)

12) Favorite jersey/uniform/outfit/sweater? St. Louis's third jersey, Carolina's third jersey, Nashville's away

13) Least favorite jersey/uniform/outfit/sweater? Penguins third jersey

14) Do you like home, away, or "third" jerseys best? So far, the away. Until Nashville's third gets released. If it looks like the mock ups I've seen, that may become my new fave

15) Who do you want to win the Cup? Carolina

17) Which player would you most like to sit and have coffee with? Patrick Marleau

18) What about a beer? Shea Weber ;)

19) How about just watch the game with? Ryan Getzlaf

20) Have an in-depth hockey conversation with? Paul Kariya

21) Do you collect hockey cards, memorabilia, etc? I collect memorabilia: pucks, pictures, giveaways, etc.

22) If so, what's your favorite card? No cards, but I do love my stick autographed by the 07-08 team. And my Shea Weber picture that Mike printed out for me and I had signed. :)

23) Which is worth the most, and what's it worth? My stick and autographed pucks may be worth a little. The jerseys autographed by Weber and Kariya may be worth a little more.

24) Do you live by any hockey players? No. I live an hour away from hockey. Doubt any of them commute that far. haha

26) Do you play hockey? I played roller hockey back in the day.

27) What do you wear to hockey games? Jeans and a jersey. Or if the jerseys have been deemed bad luck, some other Preds paraphernalia. Or if it's the end of the season and I'm doing reverse mojo, a Blues shirt. :P

28) Do you have any "watching hockey rituals" or anything anyone might consider weird? umm I used to have to stand on the ledge behind my seat during the whole 3rd, but I quit doing that. People might consider some of the stuff I yell weird, but me, Sarah, and Ciara always though it was funny. lol

29) What's your favorite hockey memory (as a fan?)
2007 playoffs vs. San Jose when Dumont scored shorthanded
2008 playoffs vs Detroit when Legwand came back on a bad foot and scored
2009 regular season vs Detroit when we WHOOPED Detroit 8-0
February 21, 2009 when me, Jenn, Britney, and Kelly sat behind the Predators bench in St. Louis and Weber scored the lone goal of the game to win in overtime

30) What's your favorite hockey commercial? Verizon--"Best baby in the world!"

31) Who's the nicest player you've met? Brooks Laich, Paul Kariya, Pekka Rinne, Shea Weber, Jarome Iginla. Hell most of them have been decent.

32) Rudest/meanest/most annoying, etc? Boyd Gordon was kinda rude. Ovechkin is a douche.

33) Who's the best looking (AKA 'off ice favourite') Paul or Shea Don't judge :P

34) Other off-handed/off-ice comments? The commentating is half the fun."Weber gets it in deep." HAHA

35) Why do you really like hockey? Its fast-paced, excitement when the goal horn goes off, hard hitting, non-stop action. The feeling I get sitting in my seat, waiting for MY team to take the ice. Telling the other team they suck. Telling the other goaltender he sucks. The hour long drive I make to have that experience. The heart and soul of every single player on that ice. Watching them give everything they've got to get a little piece of rubber past the goaltender. Fighting for them and their teammates honor. The gratitude they feel towards me, the fan. Feeling like my being there makes a difference. Knowing that my sadness at the season being over doesn't even match the feelings they have.But more than anything, the fact that it's unlike any sport on earth. Nothing is as physically and emotionally demanding as hockey.