Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fire and ice

I was determined to start out 2010 with some hockey, and what do you know? Last Wednesday I went to a hockey game. What's better than hockey? Free hockey! I've been going to firefighter games for almost two years now, but I haven't gone to many games in the last year because I started working the graveyard shift. Wednesday's game started at 6:30, so I was able to attend and still have plenty of time to get to work by 9:30. The Mountain View Ice Arena is not even 15 minutes from my work, just over the river in Vancouver.

I got to the arena just as the second period started (long story, don't ask). The Portland Firefighters Hockey Club was tied 1 -1 with the Pylons. I have no idea who they're affiliated with, but they looked a lot like the Flyers.

There weren't a lot of people in the "crowd," but as far as I can tell, that's the norm. I was one of less than a dozen people parked on those frozen benches. I was smart, though, and brought the blanket Rene made me for Christmas. My butt was warm, but everything else was cold.

Anyway! I'm exhausted, so I'm going to make this one short. Portland ended up winning, 9 to 1. It was pretty freaking sweet. Here's some (crappy) video:

The game ended a little before 8:00. I had some time to kill before work, so I farted around Target for a while, waiting for my friend to get done having her hair did, as we had plans to meet for dinner. It took longer than expected, so I just headed to work and ate the extra salad I'd packed.

There's another 6:30 game coming up this week, and I'll be going to that one as well. If they win this one, the firefighters get the number one seed going into the playoffs. Very exciting!

Okay. Bedtime for Bonzo. I took some expired Tylenol PM, so this might be my last update. Forever.

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