5 Things

1. You guys need to brace yourselves, because TWC will be doing a little fund raising in the next week or so.  It’s for a very worthy cause, but I still feel a little shy about asking you guys to fork over your hard earned cash.  This post is a little “head’s up” warning: I will begin begging you for money in the next few days and I will not relent until you comply.  There will be a few prizes (hookers, blow, handguns, a couple autographed Sabres pictures, and my undying gratitude), but mostly your motivation will be a combination of “doing something good for children” and “please shut the HELL UP, Katebits”.  Heh.

2.  I am not the type of person to toss the word “miracle” around a lot, but this story about the plane that landed in the Hudson river has really gotten to me.  The pilot is a hero, and the fact that every single passenger survived is, well, nothing short of miraculous.  There have been many amazing images of the rescue, but I’ve been staring at this one all day:


At the risk of sounding very, very cheesy- The way the passengers are standing on the wings makes the plane look like a giant bird cradling the people until they can be rescued.   It’s beautiful, and I’m so happy all those people survived.  Sometimes amazing things happen, you know?

I think this is a breathtaking picture of a truly remarkable event.

3. I was going to do a post about Goose and how much he rocks, but then I saw that Ryan had already said exactly what I’ve been thinking, which is basically, “Goose is pretty kick ass…right?”.  So, I left a long comment about my Goose appreciation on The Goose’s Roost.  If you want to read it, head on over.  I hesitate to heap a lot of praise on Goose because he’s so tall and foxy that sometimes I get confused about why I like him so much, but more and more he seems to be emerging as a real on-ice leader.  Just because he’s tall and foxy, that doesn’t mean he’s not also a genuinely great player to have around.

4. I’m going to the Bandits game tonight.  Hooray!

5. Thanks to a Twitter tip from the fabulous Jennifer, I bought an ABSURD amount of discounted meats and cheeses from Hickory Farms today.  I happen to love salami, but normally I wouldn’t spend my money on this type of thing.  I’m hear to tell you that there is a sheer, absurd GLEE in buying something called the “All Day Celebration Gift Box.”.  Even if I hate every single item in that gift basket, the giggling I’ve already enjoyed over my “discounted meat haul,” is TOTALLY worth the money.   I’m going to be a good guest at the Super Bowl party this year.  :D


6 Responses to “5 Things”

  1. 1 Caroline January 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    There will be a few prizes (hookers, blow, handguns, a couple autographed Sabres pictures, and my undying gratitude)

    Well now I’m in intrigued! Hookers, blow, guns, Sabres autographs, and your gratitude are the only things that this gal needs to make her world go ’round.

    And that plane story really is amazing. I spent some time today online looking at photos of the whole ordeal…it was a great ending to something that could have ended very tragically.

    I think we all love Goose because he just goes out and does his job every night. He’s sometimes looked over by the reporters and the media, but the dude just goes out there and works. I can never say enough good things about him. And yes, the fact that he is tall and foxy sure helps too.

  2. 2 elise January 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    kate, will we be funding the bow-dancing mice’s Union? i certainly hope so.

  3. 3 Shari January 16, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    There was an angel for sure on the wings of that plane. Those people must have been frozen, as cold as it was here, I can’t even imgaine.

    I heard on 550 yesterday, someone asked Lindy what he thought about the execution of his team and he said “I think it’s a good idea”. I found that low, funny as hell, and really scary! What a coach! I’m just glad he’s ours!

  4. 4 Matt January 17, 2009 at 9:51 am

    In before LizzieB can say it: HOOKERS AND BLOW!!! HOOKERS AND BLOW!!! HOOKERS AND BLOW!!!

    (That was the entire contents of our Christmas lists this year)

    Also, that crash was pretty cool. It happened like 10 blocks from my apartment. I honestly don’t know how I managed to completely miss it since it was so close and I was outside walking home when it happened.

  5. 5 piece_of_etc January 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    You know what I see in that picture? a crowd of freezing, terrified Sabres clinging to a piece of broken machinery amidst a mighty, unstoppable ocean of Bruins.

  6. 6 Katebits January 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Ha! You know what I can’t wait for, piece_of_etc? When the Sabres meet the Bruins in the first round of the playoffs and then knock them out. 3 of the Bruins 11 losses were delivered by the Sabres and we are winning the season series 3-2 at this point. The Sabres may be freezing and terrifed (they totally are), but they are not the passengers on the plane. The Bruins are the plane, and the Sabres are the flock of innocent looking birds that brought it down.

    The passengers are Patriots fans waiting for Eli Manning to bring his ferry over so they don’t drown.

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