Where does the time go?

Well my time management lately has been WAY off.

 

I’ve been studying, working, training dogs, and going to class. Clearly I have lost sight of what’s really important here… Blogging!

 

Okay maybe it’s not more important than those other things… but I really need to start working it in better.

I can’t believe it is October already! It’s such a great month! The leaves start changing, pumpkin flavoring is in everything, its sweatshirt weather, and I get to scare the living day lights out of my roommate for the next 31 days. I’m not sure how it started last year, but I thought I would carry on the tradition this year as well. I think it is the best idea I’ve had; my roommate, not so much. She is a good sport about it though! I have also managed not to get punched in the face yet… *knock on wood 3x*

 

October may be my favorite month because I love scary movies, pumpkin pie, and Halloween. But I can’t leave out the most important fact of why this month is so great…

 

Hockey season has started people!!! Finally, I get a full season of this wonderful sport and even more thanks to the Winter Olympics. Seriously I don’t know what could be better. Oh wait, yes I do. To attend a game this year. I mean I can’t complain since I recently met two Minnesota Wilds players, but I mean when it comes to hockey I just can’t get enough. That adorable little girl from the Geico commercials knows what I’m talking about. “We want more, we want more!” Yes I do want as much hockey as possible!

 

I’ve had this strange idea to put my weird E.T. impression to good use and scare all the people heading downtown on the weekends. I won’t take my chances of getting hurt and wear my hockey gear of course, but I’m hoping to catch some good ones on camera.  If it works I will have to post some of the videos on here of course also.

 

Maybe this is why my time management is off. I’m too busy working on my E.T. impression, rather than writing.

Quick updates:

My Wednesday Standup Comedy night has yet to pick up. Maybe for good reason… I don’t really do standup comedy. I just have really good one liners in response to stupid people.  As long as my roommates still find me entertaining, I will just assume they are really good.

The cute guy from my physics class and I apparently have inside jokes now… I don’t even know what they are. I just laugh when he does since I can’t concentrate on anything he says…. I just try not to be my normal awkward self. It probably isn’t going as well as I imagine.

 

Oktoberfest was a mighty drunken success!! Partied all weekend with no hangover what-so-ever! I drank beer. Lots and lots of beer. I danced even more. My roommates and I sat on our front porch, drank, listened to music, and watched all the other drunk people pass us by while cars honked at us.

 

Well happy October everyone. Enjoy everything this month has to offer. Get out there and go scare some people!!!!

 

-tcbl

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The Why’s of my life right now

Why?

 

Why you should hate the fact that school has started.

Because I now have less time to come on here to grace you with my lovely, awkward, sarcastic stories. I also have even less time to read all of your wonderful blogs daily.

 

Why you should always check your pockets.

Because I randomly found 5 bucks in my pocket and was able to treat myself to coffee when I was running low on energy on a Monday while on campus for school. Talk about a fantastic surprise!!

 

Why I should probably be studying instead of writing this.

Because I most likely will have a quiz tomorrow in one of my classes and I’m not well prepared yet.

 

Why that cute boy who sits next to me in class should want to get to know me.

Because I’m awesome (and single)…. Who needs a better reason than that!?

 

Why I will not be partying this weekend with all my other friends.

Because I feel like I am 80 years old and need to study all weekend. Exams are coming up fast!

 

Why I enjoy smiling at strangers.

Because either A. they smile back and makes them happier or B. they feel awkward. Either way it’s a win-win for me.

 

Why I cannot wait for October.

Um, hello. Hockey season starts! With the shortened season last year I could not be more ready for this season to be underway.

 

Why I really have nothing to complain about.

Life’s good.

 

Why you should all have a fantastic rest of your week.

Because you deserve to that’s why!!

 

Why you should all have a drink at some point this weekend.

Because I won’t be able to. Plain and simple. Don’t forget to cheers to me!

 

Keep on Keepin’ on everyone! The week is almost over!

 

-TCBL

No One Cares in Wisconsin

59 days left until the NHL hockey season, and I couldn’t be more excited!!

I’m ready to see how the latest trades and drafts work out. I’m ready to see what new talent there is, and what records can be broken. And I mean the eye candy doesn’t really hurt either… But really, I’m mostly just ready for the Chicago Blackhawks to just not be the champions anymore.  I could have dealt with any other of the 29 teams winning (yes even the Capitals). But no it had to be the Hawks. The worst part is that people in Wisconsin jumped on the bandwagon when they won the Stanley Cup even though they never watched a hockey game in their life. Why pretend like you are a fan when everyone else knows you’re not. Plus since when was it okay for someone from Wisconsin to like a team from Illinois?

I mean you hear people say Fuck the Cubs, Fuck Da Bears, but not Fuck the Blackhawks? What? How does that even happen?

 

Whatever it wont matter anymore after this season. Plus its always fun for me to ask the pretend Blackhawks fans questions that I know they wouldn’t know the answer to. It just shows them and other people that they actually don’t know anything about the sport. Maybe it’s not nice of me, but I take the sport seriously. I don’t have time for the pretenders talking shit to me, so the faster I get them to shut up, the better.

 

I can’t wait for another road trip to a game soon.

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Minnesota Wild vs. Pittsburgh Penguins in 2010 @MN

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2011 Winter Classic Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

 

-TCBL

It’s that time of the year again…

Playoff beards, parties, and a very high blood pressure.

Well, I can’t grow a beard so I guess that’s out.

Wisconsin could give two shits about hockey so finding friends to celebrate this special time with has very slim pickings (By slim I mean none).

But hey, I have a blood pressure that will increase no matter what state you live in. At least I have one thing I can always count on: A heart attack.

It’s the one time of the year when I actually want to listen to “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” With a few select word changes of course, maybe a little something like:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the head coaches yelling
And everyone telling teams “Bring Lord Stanley home”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
It’s the hap-happiest season of all
With those bloody fist fights and hard hitting checks
When history is made
It’s the hap- happiest season of all

There’ll be parties for hosting
A Cup that needs hoisting
And smashing old records
There’ll be scary close moments
And tales of the glories of
the Greats from long, long ago

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
There’ll be a lot of goal scoring
And crowds will be cheering
Until one team is left
It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Or something along those lines any way….

Hey that song wasn’t very good. You know what, shut the hell up and make your own up then! Gosh give me a break. I never said I was an award winning song writer. I’m just a hockey fan damn it! I didn’t think your voice was “very good” so there! Yeah, I know you were trying to sing it along with tune to see if it fit.

I don’t know what’s so great about packed malls, spending hours looking for a parking spot, or fighting someone for that last “must have” gift left on the shelf, and someone’s grandma is always getting run over by a reindeer. It’s just a mess. Christmas is overrated.

But The Stanley Cup Playoffs… now THAT is something worth writing songs about. To say I’m a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins is a gargantuan (because big wasn’t big enough) understatement.

How’s little Cindy Crysby doing with that broken jaw? Really, like I haven’t heard that one before. Let’s try being a little more original here people. You’re probably a Flyers fan, so I gotta ask how are the playoffs for you? NON-EXISTANT

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Ah the shit-talking. Every fan does it. It just makes the game that much more fun. It makes the rivalries just that much more interesting. It also makes the fan of the team that ends up losing look like a complete idiot and is left to deal with the ridicule that follows. But the love and loyalty for your team still carries on. The time to be redeemed is put off until the next season starts all over again with new players, new teams, and more shit -talking.

Something I noticed today when I was walking to class (in my Penguins jersey of course): During playoffs if you see anyone wearing a hockey shirt that isn’t your team, you hate their stinking guts! You just give them an evil stare and contemplate maybe checking them into a brick wall or nearby tree. But, if you see them during the off season or even just regular season, you give each other like a little head nod that simply says “oh hey, you like hockey too, that’s cool.”

I only kid. I’ll dislike other teams and even players. But I am always happy to meet another hockey fan.

The Playoffs will be for a while, so I’m sure I’ll have more to say but there’s a game to watch people!!

Let’s go PENS!!!

-TCBL

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