Last night was the annual Teddy Bear Toss hockey game. Luckily Carter’s cub scout group was going so we were able to go with them and get nice close seats. (Side note: for a true hockey fan like me, I prefer to be much higher so that I can see both ends of the ice well and watch plays develop, but close is fun sometimes too.) These games have fairly simple rules: as soon as […]
As I’ve mentioned once or twice NHL hockey is back this week. Yesterday (Wednesday)was the first day of the season. I can’t begin to imagine being a rookie. Most of these guys were skating before they were walking and most likely grew up in a small arena somewhere living on slush puppies and hockey nets (criss-cut french fries) from the snack bar. Now, as they take the ice they are basically experiencing their life-long dream. I […]
Two days ago Mr. Hockey died. For those unfamiliar, Mr. Hockey is the loving nickname given to Gordie Howe, who was a hockey legend and widely considered one of the best hockey players ever, if not the best. If you ask Wayne Gretzky who he looked up to and who his idol was, he’ll tell you it was Gordie Howe. If you were previously unaware, Gordie Howe wore number 9 on his jersey. Wayne Gretzky chose 99 in […]
I’m getting a wee bit tired of it. I’ve now read the following: Never tell someone with a disability that they can do something because then it seems like you are not validating their disability or you don’t believe it. Never tell someone with a disability that they can’t do something. That’s not for you to decide and you shouldn’t put limitations on someone. Those two rules contradict themselves, so basically just never talk to […]
In the continuing effort to be a grown up and take care of my body as best I can I went to the dentist yesterday. Now, I have to point out that I hadn’t had a cleaning in over a year. I was supposed to go in Fall of 2015, but Fall of 2015 turned out to be a teeny bit busy with the hospital and doctors and testing and passing out and throwing up […]
I’m adjusting to having oxygen available in the house. It’s really nice to have it, although I feel terribly old anytime I use it. I know that is silly, but I just feel very unattractive and self conscious using it. I’m getting used to the wheelchair a little bit out in public. It’s still a bit hard to swallow (TWSS) at times that over the course of 8 months I now have a wheelchair and oxygen. […]
I’ve seen it all over the internet. Everyone’s bracket is busted. I just want to point out that I have not missed one yet. So, basically I’m untouchable. Check out my winning bracket. Also, on an unrelated note, NHL playoffs start soon and the Penguins won today with 29.5 seconds left in Overtime. I know I’m not the only one smiling tonight!
Today the Pittsburgh Penguins played the New York Rangers. Let me set you up with a little back story. 1. The penguins are my favorite team since the days of Mario Lemieux. 2. The favorite team of my brother is in fact the New York Rangers. 3. It’s always a good day when they play each other. 4. My team won today, oh and the last time they met as well. #Penguinsarebetterthanrangers #Allhailgreatcrosby #FleurybeatLundquist? #myteamisbetterthanyoursjosh […]