They're crazy and quirky. They have to be. They have rubber pucks being shot at them. They also have to be pretty flexible in order to stop the pucks coming at them as a friend pointed out awhile ago when talking about her favorite goalie ;) They're also the most important part of the team - you could have all the best forwards in the league, who can get all the goals in the world, but if you don't have a good goalie to defend your team's net, you are nothing.
So, I give you, ladies and gentlemen, Jonathan Quick - probably one of the main reasons the Kings were able to make it all the way to the Finals to win the Cup.
Congrats on winning the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe - you earned it!
Slowly but surely, we are approaching the end of the technicolor dream scarf.
The skeins are getting very small, I estimate I have a few more rows before it's done - and now that the Stanley Cup Finals are over with (YAY KINGS!!!!) I can complete the scarf without having to worry about frogging every other stitch.
If my writing would let me, that is. It's been influenced by all the hockey going on lately, and it doesn't seem to want to leave me in peace any time soon (which is perfectly fine by me.)
Since everyone else is reading it, I decided to break down and start 50 Shades of Grey. It's okay. Not horrible like I was expecting, but not fabulous either. You can definitely tell at times that it started off as Twilight fanfic since Christian Grey does resemble Edward Cullen in that he's controlling, too good looking to be true, and seems to prefer monochromatic clothing. Anastasia is a clutz, and is far too forgiving of Christian's behavior because she loves him just like Bella.And they have that unhealthy dependent relationship - just like in Twilight. But it is a bit more understandable given their roles in their sexual relationship, though still so not healthy. I'm all for doing what you want in the bedroom as long as you don't seriously maim or kill your partner, but breaking down in to tears because they have to leave because they have to work in the morning? REALLY?!? Ugh.
The emails and texts between the two are probably my favorite parts - they're fun and flow well, and are full of flirting and teasing. Now if the author could have only let Anastasia could only open up like that in conversations, it would have made the book a lot better.
As for the naughty bits? Well those are definitely fun. As George Takei would say... Oh, my!
I have come to realize that knitting and watching the Stanley Cup finals do not mix. I lost count of the times that I knitted when I should've purled, or purled when I should've knitted. Thankfully I always caught myself before I completed the next stitch.
I have also come to the realization that there are portions of my scarf where the yarn is a bit thinner than others... so it's ribbed in more ways than one!
And, as always - Check out Tami's Amis for more Works in Progress!
I finally saw the Avengers yesterday. It was pretty amazing. It restored my faith in Joss Whedon doing anything comic book related (he lost me there for a bit when he let Kitty Pryde just drift off into space in a giant bullet), it had great action scenes, great lines, and it made my inner Marvel nerd pretty happy.
Plus it had some pretty awesome eye candy: I mean there was Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, and this guy...
Jeremy Renner. I've had a bit of a crush on him ever since 28 Weeks Later...
And to find out that he was playing Hawkeye?!? Well, that certainly didn't help matters (I've had a bit of a crush on Hawkeye ever since he and Iceman exchanged some jokes during the Onslaught story arc back in the 90s...)
Welcome to Meatlocker, sir - I can't wait to see more of you in the movies!