That. Was So. Awesome.

My first hockey game pretty much exceed all expectations by, oh, TEN MILLION percent. I’m still all worked up, and freaked out, and in LOVE with hockey. I don’t think I have the emotional energy to delve too deeply into the experience right now, except to say that the Ookies are every bit as hilarious in real life as they are in the computer, and seriously, that was the most fun I’ve had in a long time.

The Sabres clearly knew we were there and wanted desperately to impress us. Sadly, they were acting all nervous and out-of-sorts for the first two periods. (Actually, the Ookies claim the first period was pretty good, but I had a hard time following the action without R.J. explaining what was happening. By the second period I had gotten comfortable enough to tell all by myself that the Sabres were sucking.) The third period was completely out of control, with non-stop momentum shifts and lots of screaming, and jumping out of our seats, and general chaos. The arena was crawling with Leafs fans which made the back and forth of the game even more fun, especially since WE WON thanks to the Leafs Bryan McCabe scoring the game winning goal FOR US. Heh. The third period was a wonderous debacle, really.

Somehow I got through the evening without getting a single picture of Pookie which is not that weird because I only took five pictures, but still, I really wish she was in this one:

This picture sums up the night. Schnookie is howling with laughter, I’m looking developmental disabled, and Sabretooth is like, “Dudes. Chill out.”

Here is a video of the ecstatic fans draining out of HSBC arena. Everyone was just hollering with joy.

I don’t really know what else to say except that 1. Hockey rocks, and 2. Ookies rule.


5 Responses to “That. Was So. Awesome.”

  1. 1 kms2 October 16, 2007 at 11:29 am

    I think he’s saying, “WTF IS HAPPENING?!” Looks like all of you had a blast. Once again…wish I lived near a bunch of other crazy female hockey fans. Did the -ookies force you to get popcorn?

  2. 2 elise October 16, 2007 at 11:36 am

    kate! the boyz will not be as nervous and intimidated next time. takes a while. but again, they must get used to it….for when you are the COACH. looks like you all had FUN…happy to read about! can’t wait to join you on the bench when you are IN CHARGE. i will hand out towels and water. and pez.

  3. 3 Pookie October 16, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    That. Was. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Awesome!

    kms2, no we did not force Katebits to get popcorn because she snuck some pistachios in.

    Sabretooth was so thinking “WTF?” particularly since Katebits called him out on not being the real Sabretooth. We were lucky to get out of his lair in one piece.

  4. 4 Pookie October 16, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    And yes, I did just leave that comment while sitting 4 feet away from Katebits in her living room. The interwebs are the coolest thing EVER!

  5. 5 Patty (in Dallas) October 16, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Such great fun! I love the exodus after a win. I wish I could whistle like whoever was whistling in your video.

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