Archive for the ‘The Off-Season’ Category

Anyone here?

June 12, 2012

So..It’s obviously been a while. Thanks to my shifts at work changing my hockey watching has gone to almost nilch. However, I am being laid off in less than 2 months so it looks like that will be changing. Hopefully I can return to blogging about those lovely Stars (who refuse to make the playoffs anymore it seems). I do miss it.

So..Anyone still around? haha

And congrats to the LA Kings for winning their first Stanley Cup EVER!

So it’s been a while

August 19, 2009

Summer is here, and I have become extremely lazy when it comes to keeping up with things other than work or World of Warcraft.

As much as I love hockey, I sadly am not that excited for this upcoming season.  This last season really hurt my hockey loving heart.  And with the losses of Tippett, Midget, Russian, etc… I am less than ready for this next season to start. 

Let’s add to this the fact that Heika is now reporting that there will be no icebreaker this season.

Um wut?  Let’s just add this to list of ‘reasons the 09-10 hockey season won’t exist’.

Peace out HullJack

June 1, 2009

So, one big move has been made already this off-season, the Stars now have a new General Manager; the fan favorite Joe Nieuwendyk.

I can’t say I’m not sad about this, as much as I think Jackson was fantastic as the GM job Brett Hull was definitely not. 

Now, make us proud Nieuwy and get Zubov and Lehts signed k?

The Off-Season: Day 64

August 7, 2008

Yes, another off-season post.  Because I can. 

I saw a movie about pants Tuesday night (hee pants).  It was a bit disappointing after the first movie, considering they tried to fit 3 books into 90 minutes.  Did not work too well Sisterhood people. 

I did get some fun though, I finished reading the new Georgia Nicolson book and it was fabbity fab fab.  What is not fabbity fab fab?  Having to wait who knows how long until the next book.  And no hockey yet.

The one, tiny thing that has kept me going during this off-season is a band.  And their promise of a tour, which is coming to town (and OKC and Tulsa, which I’m attending) in September.  Too bad the OKC show is the day training camp starts, but this year the band is getting my priority.  Because, um..2 free concerts?  I can’t resist!

Here is a video about said band.  I demand you watch it and love them.  Because if not, tons of kids in Africa are going to go without shoes.]

The Off-Season: Day 61

August 4, 2008

Only 50 more days until the first preseason game.  And that first game can not come soon enough, while I enjoy the unhealthy air here in Dallas with our orange air pollution day.  It is not fun.

At least the last 4 days were spent constructively; if by constructively you mean making a dick in a box, reading and getting drunk.

Yes, that is what my last week has consisted of.  Last Tuesday was Cat‘s birthday.  So after I went out with an old school friend (where I had 2 drinks and felt quite nice), I headed to her house so I could officially be the first person to see her and tell her happy birthday.  So we went to the bar and had more birthday alcohol.  Because we are that awesome, seriously.

Thursday, thanks to the fact that pretty much all my friends had already read it and talked about it a lot, I became enticed by the Twilight phenomenon and began reading Twilight while bored at the office.  That night, while me and Caitlin were finishing Cat’s birthday shopping, I purchased Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse.  I managed to finish Twilight that night and began reading New Moon

Friday, after work I headed to Cat’s, where we ate some of the most delcious Korean food ever (yes, I am obsessed with it).  Then we headed off to the bar, where we met up with some other friends for more drinkings.  Then after we went to Wal-Mart to get Breaking Dawn, because we are that awesome.  Oh the things we do when there is no hockey to be had. 

I literally spent all day Saturday reading, from 3pm until 7am the next morning.  I managed to finish New Moon and read all of Eclipse.  Then started Breaking Dawn and finished it the following Sunday.  The rest of my Sunday was spent catching up on ER and watching Beverly Hills, 90210.

Yes, this is what my life has become.

Return to me soon hockey, return to me soon.

The Off-Season: Day 49

July 23, 2008

Wow, can you believe it’s already been 49 days since the Stanley Cup has been awarded to that team that will remain nameless?  I do hope all of you are getting along without hockey.  I’ve managed to keep my life pretty full.

I went to development camp, which was a blast to see a bit of hockey again.  I keep going to the movies, I saw The Dark Knight Friday.  Everyone should go see it, now.  Call in sick to work, do whatever you have to do  JUST GET THERE! 

Video games have also helped keep me entertained.  Currently I’m jumping between Mario Party and Zelda on GameCube to Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Katamari Damacy, We Love Katamari and the various Guitar Heroes on PS2.  Of course, I am also playing NHL on PS2.  If that doesn’t take your time, I don’t know what will.

Netflix has also contributed to wasting time, currently providing me with reliving the 90s by watching Beverly Hills, 90210.

And of course, let’s not forget that Cowboys training camp starts Friday!!!!!

Development camp

July 10, 2008

So, this morning I attended the morning development camp along with Cat.  It was nice to see hockey, I was beginning to forget what it looked like.  Okay, so I might be exaggerating just a bit but still. 

There were a few stand outs.  Austin Smith, the Dallas native, was one of them.  Not only is he adorable, but he is pretty good with his puck handling and skating.  I was tres impressed Mr Smith.  Raymond Sawada was also a big big standout. 

A few others were Mike Bergin (who resembles Cindy Crosby in the face), Trevor Ludwig and new draftee Tyler Beskorowany, who I will now just refer to as TB so I don’t have to figure out how to pronounce his last name. 

I’ll be at the skills competition tomorrow morning as well, so I’ll have more to say after that.

The Off-Season: Day 26

June 30, 2008

So far I seem to be hanging on.  Just a little under 3 months until Hockey Season will begin again (I’m counting the pre-season). 

Friday I took another trip out to that movie theater thing to see Wall-E.  That is my favorite robot ever.  The Stars should get him on our team, really.  I’m sure he could do fantastic.  He could just..hide the puck in his little stomach.  No one will have to know.

Saturday me and Caitlin went to the Celebrity Baseball Game, which I already posted pictures from.  God it was hot.  After the Home Run Derby (which both Mo and Morrow failed miserably at) we took a little walk to the StarCenter, because it’s always freezing in there.  I ended up getting a new Morrownator hat, because I’m awesome like that.   Then we returned for the actual game.  There was a storm coming in, so that helped cool the temperature down a lot.  Sprinkled on us a bit, but a little rain never hurt anyone.  Not when you can watch and laugh at celebrities. 

Sunday, my entire day was spent playing Guitar Hero Aerosmith (which is way awesome, though really easy) and watching I Love the New Millennium on VH1. 

Now I just have to find something to fill my sad hockeyless nights this week…

The Off-Season: Day 19

June 23, 2008

Finding other ways to spend your time is proving to not be so difficult at this point in time.  But I guess that is what happens when you have 3 and a half week old puppies to bottle feed and attempt to ween of a bottle.  Spoiled little puppies, they refuse and I refuse to bottle feed them any longer!  Okay, so that’s a lie, but I am getting a tad sick of it.

Friday I spent my night shopping with Cat.  This proved to be a fun little outing, as we got a nice little gift for dear Caitlin.  I’m sure we all know of her love of Jeremy Roenick? (For those who don’t know, she hates him)  So while in the mall looking in a collectors shop, we found a magazine from 1995 with Roenick on the cover that was autographed.  I couldn’t resist, absolutely couldn’t resist!

The rest of my weekend was spent on the computer playing the Sims.  Yes, my life is just that exciting.

I also got caught up with a bit of TV.  I watched MVP.  That show is so amazingly awful, I love it.  I also watched my netflix DVD (The Monkees: Season 2: Disc 4) and caught up on Instant Star, one of the best shows ever.

Today I bought me and Caitlin’s tickets for the Celebrity Baseball game this weekend.  If anyone is going, drop me an email (theshootoutblog[at]gmail[dot]com), and maybe we can meet up or something.  We are 7 rows behind home plate.  This will be exciting.  I also pre-ordered Guitar Hero Aerosmith last week, so at least I’ll have something to do Sunday.

The Off-Season: Day 13

June 17, 2008

So it’s been 13 days since the Stanley Cup was awarded to the Devil The Red Wings.  What do you do during the hockey off-season?  I am still trying to figure this out.

While searching the internets last week, I discovered there are things called movie theaters, where they project ‘new releases’ onto a big screen.  So, I invited Caitlin into this world of ‘movie-going’ with me and we went to see The Happening.  Not too shabby, really.  Though I think I’m one of the few who enjoyed it. 

I have also discovered, there ARE other sports.  One in particular is having their finals right now, it’s called basketball.  Not sure if you’ve heard of it.  They throw an orange ball back and forth and shoot it into a hoop.  (Go Celtics!)

The US Open was also on, which I was forced to watch seeing as there was nothing else on TV while up at the office. 

Guitar Hero has lost it’s luster, as I’ve played it almost nonstop for 13 days now.  At least only 12 days until a new Guitar Hero will enter my sad, lonely life.