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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Good Times

My dad got me tickets for the Sabres game last night -- Sammi and I had a girls night and went together, and it was amazing. They FINALLY got two more points (15 now. woohoo), we won 4 to 1, for anyone who doesn't know that already - and if you didn't know that already, let me just say... how sad.
Anyway, I'm not really here to blog about the game, but about the Canadiens fans. I have to say, they are very entertaining people. I do realize they were mostly all drunk, and that makes pretty much anyone entertaining. But as I'm sure I don't need to tell you, alcohol can make people mean too.... especially hockey fans....especially hockey fans whose team is getting their ass kicked. But the Habs fans were just FUN!! They were shiny happy people! lol. Even though their boys were getting an ass whooping from the Sabres. Jeff & I took Sammi to a game in March vs. Toronto and the Leafs fans,  for the most part, weren't too bad. Actually, Jeff practically made friends with two of them who sat right behind us. But some others were loud & mean and one got forcibly arrested on the floor of the lobby after the game. You know, Leafs fans, what can ya say? But last night there was a giant group of Habs fans a few rows behind us, outnumbering the Sabres fans in our section, and they were just making everyone laugh. Maybe because they were losing? Who knows. But I saw a lot of high-fiving and chest bumping between them and us.... kinda strange, but funny. I even got some on video. The best part was when they were yelling at Sabretooth and Sabretooth turned around, bent over, lifted up the cape he was wearing, and shook his butt in their face, and they cheered. lol. I tried to get that on video, but I'm not fast enough.

Anyway, all I'm sayin is I was impressed by them - I can only hope that Sabres fans are as fun and entertaining when they go to away games. For some reason though, I doubt it...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

My Crazy Mind

I had a dream last night that I met Ryan Miller. It was AWESOME!!! I was somewhere....maybe the Pepsi Center??... with my kids & a bunch of people, don't know who else exactly... and the Sabres were all walking down this hallway together all dressed in their suits, and they were stopping randomly to take pictures with fans... I saw Millsy at the end of the line, so I ran and grabbed my camera and came back and gave him a dollar to take a picture with me. lol. Suddenly my dollar was a five dollar bill and he said something about the team needing fans to donate money so they could buy equipment or something. So I told him he could keep all $5 but he laughed and said "No, that's ok". And then he stood with me for a picture. And I was happy. Incase you didn't already figure that out.

Then he started talking to my little boy and they were on a stage together...don't know where that came from... and they started making all these funny faces so I took his picture with him too. Then I woke up. That's all.........I wonder if it means anything. hahaha

I know, I'm crazy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My New Toy

So today while I was at work, I got an email from my husband, telling me that he was having a bad day...he had a headache, the kids weren't getting along, and to top it all off, our biggest and most beloved fish - Gill - had jumped out of the aquarium and died on the living room floor while Jeff was out at the store with David today... So I was feeling kinda sad and was a little worried about what I was gonna be in for once I got home....

I walked up to my house after work and unlocked the front door, walked into the living room and looked at the fish tank........and Gill was there....swimming around as usual.................. and I started to wonder if I was losing my mind.......! I think I stood there and stared at him for about 30 seconds before I finally walked through the living room and panicked when I realized my house was dark and very quiet - I did not know where my family was, and I really started to freak out for a second - this was getting very bizzare. But then I walked into the hallway and looked into Samantha's room and found Jeff, David & Samantha standing in her room holding a pizza and a paper bag of chicken fingers....and they yelled "surprise!"... I was VERY relieved, and VERY confused. So we walked into the kitchen and I expressed my confusion about why the hell Jeff told me that Gill died when he was really perfectly fine -- WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THAT?? And he said well, he hoped he could find a way to make it up to me... and then he walked into the living room and picked up a carrying case that looked suspiciously like a LAPTOP CASE! I GOT MY BIRTHDAY GIFT!!!!! It's a beautiful HP Pavilion laptop computer, and I am so excited, as you can see.... I have to get up in four & a half hours and I'm still on this thing. It even has this adorable little pink & silver optical mouse to go with it so I don't have to screw around with that little finger pad on the laptop itself.... and it's black....and pretty... and I love it. hahaha. Our five year old computer fatally crashed ON my birthday back in July and I have been hoping for a laptop ever since, but I never expected today to be the day. He had me totally snowed. He saved up for this thing and he really did an amazing job of picking a perfect one for me, and keeping it a secret from everyone in the process. Is he awesome or what???!? THANKS AGAIN BABE, I LOVE YOU!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

My Brush With Greatness

So, Saturday I took the kids to the Pepsi Center to see the Sabres practice.... and I gotta say I couldn't have picked a better way to spend the day!! We got there in time to see them practice for about an hour, and we got to sit right behind the bench this time. But the best part was after practice.........
As we were walking outside, a lady behind me told me that she heard that some of the Sabres were signing autographs out back as they came out to go to their cars. So, we followed her back there, and on the way Pominville drove past us in his beautiful car. When we finally got back there, I almost died when I saw Andrew Peters standing in a swarm of fans, signing autographs one after the other, not missing a beat. He was SO nice to everyone - he was talking to the kids, and making conversation with people... it was awesome to see, and now I have a totally different opinion of him than I did before. He did not say no to one person who approached him for an autograph or picture, even though he did say about 100 times that he had to go because he was supposed to go to a wedding. Awesome guy, I love you Petey!
So a few minutes later, I was standing there with the kids, thinkin about giving up and going home, and I turned around to see Derek Roy standing about 10 feet behind me with a group of people around him. So we hurried over to him (I never realized how short he really is!) and I asked him to sign the front of my jersey (the yellow "mullet" part), and he said "oh, sure!" and he signed it while I was wearing it  You'd never know what it says, but you can make out the number 9, which is his number. See?
THEN, about ten minutes after that, I was standing with the kids right outside the back door where they all come out, and suddenly MAX appears in front of me and everyone freaked out and swarmed over to him, pushing me right up against him.................yep.  And the kids too, they were pressed up against his leg. I managed to back up enough to pick up David so he wouldn't be squished. I looked up at Max and said hello and asked him to sign David's jersey, and he did.... and right away David screams "DID HE SIGN IT, MOMMY?!!" It was so cute! So... we were kinda stuck against him for a while because no one was about to move and let us go anywhere, they were just all trying to get closer to him... so I waited a few minutes, the kids & I all staring up at him (I never realized how TALL he is! lol.) And then I asked him to sign my jersey...which he did, right next to where Roysie signed it. Again, you'd never know what it says, but you can make out his number - 61 (see picture above ;-)  I thanked him and he said "you're welcome" in that awesome Russian accent he has that Jeff imitates perfectly!
So, as Ross says.......IT WAS THE BEST DAY... lol
The bad part was that I didn't get anything autographed for Samantha. I offered to get her one from Max, or take her picture with him, but she said she wanted to wait for one of the other guys. So I said ok because I was sure other guys would be coming out. But half an hour after Max left, we realized no one else was coming out. Miller had left a long time before we even got back there, so there was no hope of seeing him, which really upset her. We waited a while longer until one of the trainers came out and confirmed that everyone else had already left. So, we have to go back sometime and get her something really special. I felt so bad!! But all in all, the three of us had an awesome time and I will definitely never forget it, that's for sure  Sorry, but I've never been that close to any of my boys before. lol
Only 11 more days until SABRES SEASON!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Edible Flowers

I just wanted to tell you all about the amazing dinner my husband made for me the other night... I came home from work, my kids were at my in-laws, and my husband was in the kitchen, pouring wine (the bottle Kelly gave me for my birthday -- amazingly sweet!!!) into glasses on the kitchen table which also had candles and some beautiful pieces of steak (yummy), baked potatoes, and this very pretty salad with edible flowers in it! I've never even heard of such a thing! I can't remember now what kind of flowers they were... but they tasted like flowers. lol. And they were purple! Pretty awesome, and very unexpected, and I dunno, I guess I wanted to brag a lil bit
 

Thanks, Babe! I love you!

Monday, September 3, 2007

9/3/96

So........ I was just thinkin' about what September 3rd means to me... There are a couple things, but this sticks out most in my mind...
11 years ago today, I was driving to Nikki's house trying to cross over Sheridan at Loretta, and I (literally) narrowly escaped getting killed...and also narrowly escaped killing an old man.... I just wanted to say that I am very happy to still be here with all you crazy people....

Hooray for seat belts!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Goodbye, Cookie Monster.

So, I pretty much feel that I've been shit on as a fan in the past few weeks. First the Sopranos, and now the Sabres. Can no one make a decision anymore?!?


Three weeks ago, David Chase & HBO wimped out on deciding the fate of my beloved Tony Soprano... while the Sabres' powers-that-be sat on their asses & wimped out on keeping at least ONE of our captains. Go ahead and laugh at me, but I am so depressed about losing Briere and  Drury! Especially after reading the article in the Buffalo News today, quoting Briere as saying "Tell the fans that I was sincere when I said I wanted to stay in Buffalo". Read the rest of the article - I dunno, I think he was sincere...until the Flyers started throwing money at him, that is. But you know what? Who can blame him for that?? He saw no signals from the Sabres that he was wanted here any longer, and we insulted him with the offer we finally did give him, and that is just unbelievable to me! I will always love you, my Buffalo Sabres -- but you fucked up big time with this. HOW COULD YOU LET THEM BOTH GO???? Next season is gonna be so very, very different... So ok, what's the plan??? We have signed no one, other than Adam Mair... which is great, yay - he's staying - but I think we all know that we need something huge to fill the void left by Danny & Chris. And we definitely need Vanek. Thank God Miller is stuck here. Connolly - I'm having a hard time liking him right now since apparently he (his salary) was a factor in how much the Sabres were willing to spend on Drury or Briere. WHY???? Connolly -- you better be phenomenal this coming season, and well, basically you better not hit your pretty little head on anything. What do you think the chances are of that?

So, yes in case you're wondering, I still am and always will be a Sabres fan, but I am the first to admit that what management allowed to happen - or should I say, not happen - in the past six weeks is disgusting! And yes, before people start biting my head off, I do realize we still have a lot of great players - but please be realistic and think about how much Danny & Chris meant to the team. Think about how many games we would have lost, guaranteed, if they weren't there to save our asses at the last minute. All the overtime wins they got us, the goals they scored in the dying seconds of a game in order to tie it up and give us another chance to win, the way they kept up the morale of the rest of the team, all the shootout goals they scored, Drury diving to the ice and letting himself get beaten to hell in order to block shots... that's all over with. I'd really like to know who the Sabres think they're going to find to step in and fill those shoes.