Offseason bliss?


Training camp begins in 9 days! NINE! The end of this way too long summer, will come to a close, and my life will return! Some of the things we do to get through the long summer are very awkward at times. Here are a few of mine…

  • SCF done. My Flyers lose, so I am depressed and not a happy lady for a couple weeks….
  • Get over that, and here comes the circus of the NHL awards show… No Mikko, no good…
  • July 1, 2010 UFA signing day, Cullen aquired, BONUS day. Risebrough never did that…
  • Now comes the challenge, what do I do with my day….
  • I add a third job to my already demanding first job and easy second…
  • I run more in the mornings than ever before, it kills time…
  • I try to watch reruns on NHL Network, too fresh, except the Flyers making history, of course…
  • Top tens on NHL Network…
  • Memorizing Slapshot and Miracle… backwards….
  • Twitter me silly! Hardly any hockey talk, baseball all over my timeline… ugh…
  • Reading hockey books… again…
  • Teaching my 3 dogs new tricks, or I should say trying to teach them anything…
  • Staring at the TiVo that has no purpose anymore….
  • Looking at my beautiful HDTV, with nothing on, black screen, and wondering why I need it in the summer…
  • Going through terrabytes of TiVoed hockey games, only to find that even the past 5 years is still too fresh…
  • Tried to go curling, never again…
  • Took up tennis again, fun, but does anyone really play anymore…
  • Took up skating again, with the hope to play again, only to get concussed at work, I’ll be fine, but my offseason “true” bliss has been destroyed now…
  • My Droid had daily issues. This is not a good thing, but very fitting…
  • Went to meet a few players on the Wild road tour. Highlight of my summer, sad, just sad…
  • Sitting in my hockey room, in a seat from the old Met Center, great felling, but at the same time, it is was still offseason…
  • Watching as Mikey Mo signs with the Red Wings. Retire already dude….
  • Watching stupid movies on movie channels. These are 9 days away from being turned off, asthey are only good for the summer. HBO may remain on, only because of Boardwalk Empire. If it isn’t any good, I will see you in June again, HBO…
  • More twitter… Vikings talk now… ugh
  • Adding to my deck, only because it will keep me occupied for a while with the carpenters, and my directions…
  • Travel. I didn’t go anywhere this summer. I did make it Duluth and Rochester if that counts…
  • I did continue to teach myself some HTML. It shows well here if I do say so myself…
  • BizNasty. Enough said…
  • I cleaned out my air ducts myself. This took 4 days and my house is so fresh now. 4 days down…
  • Changed the oil and plugs in my car once out of sheer boredom. Hair full of oil, not happening again…
  • The Kovalchuk saga. Who cares…
  • Saw the dentist 3 times over the summer, because I could. Although I am paying her, she still seems a tad upset…
  • Listened to the Mikko Koivu interview after re-signing, priceless…
  • Staubitz and Nystrom signed, total win. Seeya Boogaard and Scott *fist pump*…
  • Concussed and cannot do anything physical, this summer is the longest EVER…
  • Planned a huge wedding for a friend. Would have done it any time of year, in the middle of the night, after hockey was over, of course…
  • Turned insomniac, again. When getting home late at night I need hockey, so no sleep was awesome. Words cannot capture the emotion in this one…
  • PMB news of skating again. Next…
  • Promotion at work. Looks like the travel to other cities games are now on my employer *fist pump*…
  • Is it October yet…
  • Love life zilch. who knew…
  • Shep hurt in ATV accident, dammit…
  • No dates yet set for open scrimmages during training camp. Dammit again. Some of us work for a living. Anyone else going?…
  • 2 new TiVos added this summer. I am going to get every Wild and Flyer game this year, and then some. Perhaps I can watch them in 20 years. You know, so they are not so fresh…
  • Went to both zoos one day. Yeah fun stuff…
  • Went to a few movies…
  • Went to one Twins game, only to walk around most of the time and eat. I wanted to see the new Target Field. Never understood the spectator part of baseball…
  • Went to only one concert, I know, bad me…
  • Had a new roof put on my house. Was going to paint my house red, with green roofing. Stayed with the blue house, and black shingles. I hope that doesn’t make me a bandwagoner, as it still bothers me…
  • I did put up Wild tiles in my kitchen. I feel better now…
  • The pink jerseys and glitter shirts have to go. I think they could just make some that actually fit a lady properly. Maybe that is asking too much, but us ladies DO GO TO GAMES TOO!

Be happy! Nine days. NINE DAYS! Count them, NINE!

Please let me know what you did over the offseason, I would love to be more prepared next summer…

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