Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Seriously, I love Chicago

I love it so much, that I'm going for two weekends in a row! That's right, I forgot the U2 concert is the 13th of September, not the 20th. So since we got preseason tickets and bought our hotel through Hotwire (which allows no changes WHATSOEVER) for the 19th and 20th, we'll be heading to the Windy City twice. I'm a doofus.

That's alright, because I otherwise may have not gotten to go to the first home preseason game, and I can finally enjoy Navy Pier when it's not freezing or blistering outside. Huzzah! Not to mention we'll be in town when the Hawks are away at Minnesota and can maybe catch a game on TV somewhere with other Hawks fans. Now I have to find out if they televise the preseason games in Chicago. Come on Comcast!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Okay, I officially bought my preseason tix today for the first game against the Caps. I just so happen to be in Chicago on Sunday for the U2 concert, so why not just stay a night before and see the Hawks? Like I need an excuse. I fucking love Chicago. Favorite city EVER.

Besides Louisville, of course.

I think this season will be even better than last. Sure, there's been some off-season, erm...."tension"? Hasta la vista, Havlat. Hello, Hossa. Kane got booked in Buffalo and Khabi said До свидания! (That's "goodbye," not "Go fuck yourself!") Onward and upward. Toews leads the way. We could almost taste the cup last year. This is our year.

Detroit sucks!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dear Patrick Kane

What a weekend! I had a blast Saturday night dancing my drunken ass off in a Louisville club, and who knew all the while you were probably feeling the same in Buffalo? I left the bar in the wee hours and even decided to hit up Jimmy John's for some food after we left. Great fun. (But we had a designated driver, and didn't take a cab, so we couldn't have had the kind of fun you were having.) Isn't it fun to just have a good time with friends in your hometown?

I was celebrating my 30th birthday in the early early morning on August 9th. You were celebrating...? Well, there's lots for you to celebrate, but not a birthday yet. That's not until November. Hey, you'll be 21! That will be awesome for you to go out on the town and drink and...oh wait, you've been maybe doing that since signing with the Hawks and winning the Calder? Well, boys will be boys.

Hey, guess what my husband gave to me for my birthday before we went out that night? A Blackhawks purse with your name and number on it, and a big flag to hang up in the classroom I teach in with your name and picture on it. I was so excited I jumped up and down. Another friend also gave me a puck signed by Bobby Hull. What a great player. The Golden Jet. I wonder what your nickname might be after you get out of your awkward early years and get some bulk? Oooh, I hope it's good. I hope it's not Hurrikane, as I hear your dislike for that song.

The truth is, Pat, I like you. You have a lot of potential, you're a great player when you're on, and you seem to have a real love for the game. I'm not going to burn all of my Kane stuff. I'm not even going to change my pic because I'm wearing your jersey. We all fuck up. And I don't believe all the details of the incident anyway. People do stupid things when they're drunk. Not saying you were drunk, sorry. Your mugshot is awesome by the way. Feeling a little cocky, were we? You look good in black and white.
I think this off-season has enough craziness in it for the Hawks, don't you?

Okay, sarcastic lecture over. Get to the gym, get ready for the season. You're still my favorite current Hawk, but let's never speak of this again. I'll find a spot in my room to hang the Kane flag tomorrow. Keep your ass out of trouble and maybe we'll get to see another picture of you that looks more like this:
Bobby Hull looks good in black and white, too.

P.S.- Tazer called, he said he wants to have some words with you.