6 Things

1.You know what sucked most about last night?   The damn Canucks didn’t bother to score on their unjust power play, and the Sabres DID score on their make-up call power play, so even though that whole Kerry Fraser episode was COMPLETE BULLHONKY, we can’t even claim that’s why the Sabres lost.  No, the Sabres lost because those creepy Sedins (particularly that one Sedin) are MUCH better at hockey than they are.

3. For the first time since I starting thinking about the Sabres in the Olympics, I’m a little bit worried about Miller’s involvement.  I mean, the Olympics are fun and all, but I don’t care AT ALL about Team USA in comparison to how much I care about Team Buffalo Sabres.   If Crunchy gets hurt, or comes home all bedraggled and not-so-fresh, I’m going to be irked.

3. I am going to FOUR Sabres games in the next two weeks.  How lucky am I?  WOO!

4. I’m surprisingly attached to Tim Connolly’s points streak.  Regular readers of this blog know that I barely cheer for Timmeh, so it’s weird to feel this gung-ho about his individual achievement, but I do.  TIMMEH!

5. I’m going to admit something to you guys because I feel I can trust you: I’m trying to be cool about the Sabres poopy road trip because that seems to be what the more experienced hockey watchers are doing, but truthfully, I’m kind of sucking my thumb, holding my Sabres security blanket up against my cheek, and rocking softly back and forth right now.   I’m not freaking out, but I am being a bit of a worrywart.  I don’t LIKE when they lose.  Losing makes me feel sad and mad.  *stomps foot like a brat* *also whines pathetically*

6. Those of you who follow me on twitter might have noticed that I had jury duty yesterday.  Jury duty was hilariously easy.  I got there at 9am, and at 10:30 I was in a pool of people who were released without having to answer a single question.  Sweet!  (Private to the State of New York: It’s time to freshen up that “Welcome to jury duty!” video.  It’s the same one I watched seven years ago, and while I DO get a kick out of your dramatization of the whole witch-trial If-you-float-you’re-guilty-if-you-sink-you’re-innocent situation, I don’t think your repeat customers should have to watch reruns.)

8 Responses to “6 Things”


  1. 1 Caroline January 26, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I had jury duty over the summer. By 11 AM, they called a small group of us to a little room and they were like, “Congratulations! Your case has been dropped! You can all go home now.” Felt like I dodged a bullet because I was practicing answers to say to try and get myself from getting chosen if I had made it that far to the selection process.

  2. 2 Heather B January 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Jury duty sounds like heaven right now. If I call and volunteer, will they take me?

  3. 3 SueInVA January 27, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I got a summons last year. I haven’t been a NY resident since 1994 when I got out of the AF and moved to VA. I thought to offer to serve if they could get me Sabres tickets!

    Re: #5: I am also working on not being overcome with “they will never win again”! I guess that’s what I get for the earlier January “they will never lose again!” !!!!! :D

    My biggest worry is that Ottawa will never lose again! My biggest hope is that the Sabres will defeat Ottawa in Feburary and that will spring board them to a final few month of total domination! Please, hockey gods, please!

  4. 4 Jaime January 27, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Am I the only one that’s noticed you used the #3 twice? 1,3,3,4,5,6

  5. 6 Jeanne January 27, 2010 at 11:09 am

    “3. I am going to FOUR Sabres games in the next two weeks. How lucky am I? WOO!”

    And I am going to my first regular season Sabres game since FOREVER (well, 1997 seems live forever – been living in Columbus,OH since 1986). Double WOO! This the first time the Sabres play the Blue Jackets during the regular season in Columbus. My 7 yr old daughter and I are having a girls night out. The movie “Tooth Fairy”, dinner, and Sabres! (Full disclosure – I failed as a parent and my two boys are Devils and Red Wings fans – or this would have been a family night out).

    The Sabres should have no trouble increasing there standings against the Western Conference when these two play on Feb. 6th. The Blue Jackets bring new meaning to the word SUCK!!

  6. 7 Kathleen January 27, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I too am very attached to the point streak, and uncharacteristically, and alarmingly, fond of Timmyho this season. Injury-free Tim Connolly is such a shiny new toy. Let’s see what happens if we keep putting quarters in him! Wheee!!!!

  7. 8 Kitten January 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I have been sweating number 2 (the first number 3 ) for a month.
    The Olympic coaches are looking at short term gain. At the very least they won’t feed him properly and he’ll waste away.


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