Hello from beautiful Chicago!
Here’s a quick update on today’s games for all you hockey fans:
My son, Gabe, is playing for the Colorado Thunderbirds, which is the national championship defending team at the U16 AAA level. The Tbirds had two games today against their opponents in the Midwest Elite Youth Hockey League.
The Tbirds came from behind in this morning’s game to tie the L.A. Junior Kings 3-3, and came from behind again this evening to beat the Chicago Mission 3-1. Gabe had an assist in the first game, and a nice sniper goal in the second game. He has laid too many hits to count, including a couple of bell-ringers that probably gave the recipients rather unpleasant headaches. He received one penalty in each game, one of them bogus, but also pulled three to four penalties.
On Saturday, they play two more games. I worry about Gabe because he’s a very physical player, and a two-game-day schedule is hard on his body. On the other hand, it’s also hard on anybody he comes in contact with, proving once again that the universe has a way of balancing things out.
My wife, Kerry, and I are having a great time here. We love watching the games, seeing our old hockey friends, privately ragging on those parents who are assholes (there are plenty of them in competitive hockey), and boasting about future NHL star.
I’d tell you more, but I’m trying not to spend all my time on the computer. I lieu of words, I drew a cartoon for you. I know many of you will be surprised to learn that I can draw about as well as I write. Not to brag, but I am a successful graduate of the Evelyn Wood’s Speed-Drawing Program.
Enjoy your lives. Each day is precious, and filled with new and exciting experiences.
Well, not really. That’s bullshit.
But it is true that some days are better than others.