The Weekend Part 2 – "jolly hockey sticks!"

Sunday saw Bill and I almost on a date. For really only the second time since Sam was born, the first being when mum and babysat so we could go for a curry in England back in August, we left Sam at the house and ventured out without him. Aunty Mary came over to look after the boy while hubby and I went to an ice hockey game.

Thanks to a local forum I’d been given free tickets to the Thrashers vs Carolina Hurricanes game. A whole bunch of us from the neighbourhood met up and enjoyed the game from a fabulous vantage point of quite low behind one of the goals. The view was great and I think it was actually better than had we been sat in the middle at the side. It was super easy to keep track of the puck, very exciting when the players were fighting it out by the goal and we didn’t get neck ache from having to turn our heads to watch the action all the time. Wonderful!

Hubs and I took Marta over to the arena and it was so weird to be out on out own together after such a long time. I think we were both very excited and just revelled in each others company and undivided attention for the afternoon.

The game was fabulous. I made the most of being able to get out without Sam and had my hair cut and done up real nice beforehand. Real purty ain’t it?

Bill and I had a blast at the game. It was only my second live ice hockey game and I began to understand the rules a bit better this time. Bill and I yelled and hollared and beat our thunder sticks together. I treated myself to a stupidly expensive beer and we kicked back and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Atlanta won, 3-1. It was an exciting game. Hossa almost managed a hat trick despite knocking himself out against the glass at one point. He went down hard and we weren’t sure he was going to get up again. He did eventually though so all was well. Good job he didn’t score a hat trick, I’d have been very angry with Bill who refused to let me take one of his hats Hashing yesterday, but then told me that if a hat trick had been scored he’d have tossed it onto the rink just like that. Bah.

Oh okay, okay, so the first 8000 fans got a free mullet wig sponsored by Hair Cuttery. It actually comes with a tasty Hair Cuttery/Thrashers blue head band too, nice. This provided extra game revelry as all the fans were wearing them during the match and every time the game cut for a tv advert break we’d be entertained by silly mullet trivia and antics on the big screen. Sadly, I did not get a barnet upon entry and so sniffed sadly throughout the game until I spotted that the family sat in front of us left one still packaged beneath their seat when they exited. Several others had been eyeing it too hoping it would be forgotten but I managed to pounce and snag it first. Muahahahaha!

16 Responses to The Weekend Part 2 – "jolly hockey sticks!"

  1. Anonymous March 6, 2007 at 6:33 pm #

    ah. ice hockey is the best…. and if it is mario hossa who plays for atlanta, i remember watching him when he played jr hockey for the portland winterhawks.

    woo hoo.
    free time away from the kids == great fun.

    tg.

  2. ashridge March 6, 2007 at 7:04 pm #

    Is it? or isn’t it? That is the question!

    Love the syrup mate 🙂
    One in 8000? …Pinky is one in a million…..simply priceless is you.

  3. ashridge March 6, 2007 at 7:06 pm #

    Love your vest mate 🙂 🙂 🙂 XXXX

  4. strangepixel March 6, 2007 at 8:12 pm #

    *lol* That clearly is the best haircut ever… 😉 It reminded me of that Liverpool FC photo’ where everyone in the stadium has a perm and a shell-suit.

  5. Anonymous March 6, 2007 at 8:21 pm #

    Mullet Day

    Hey PinKaboo

    My name is Joe Salome. I am the region marketing coordinator for Hair Cuttery here in the Atl market. I found your blog entry by doing a search with the key words mullet and Atl hockey. I wanted to first thank you for blogging about my company-and not negativly. Second I would love to get your feedback on the promotion from a fans perspective. Did Hair Cuttery make an impression? Did you receive a coupon at the door? way and it seems like we made an impression on you from our game sponsorship with the Thrashers! Will you be visiting us at a salon?

    Hope to hear good news. thanks

    Joe Salome | Regional Marketing Coordinator-Atlanta
    Hair Cuttery
    (404) 455-4681
    jsalome@ratnerco.com
    http://www.haircuttery.com

  6. Anonymous March 6, 2007 at 6:33 pm #

    ah. ice hockey is the best…. and if it is mario hossa who plays for atlanta, i remember watching him when he played jr hockey for the portland winterhawks.

    woo hoo.
    free time away from the kids == great fun.

    tg.

  7. ashridge March 6, 2007 at 7:04 pm #

    Is it? or isn’t it? That is the question!

    Love the syrup mate 🙂
    One in 8000? …Pinky is one in a million…..simply priceless is you.

  8. ashridge March 6, 2007 at 7:06 pm #

    Love your vest mate 🙂 🙂 🙂 XXXX

  9. strangepixel March 6, 2007 at 8:12 pm #

    *lol* That clearly is the best haircut ever… 😉 It reminded me of that Liverpool FC photo’ where everyone in the stadium has a perm and a shell-suit.

  10. Anonymous March 6, 2007 at 8:21 pm #

    Mullet Day

    Hey PinKaboo

    My name is Joe Salome. I am the region marketing coordinator for Hair Cuttery here in the Atl market. I found your blog entry by doing a search with the key words mullet and Atl hockey. I wanted to first thank you for blogging about my company-and not negativly. Second I would love to get your feedback on the promotion from a fans perspective. Did Hair Cuttery make an impression? Did you receive a coupon at the door? way and it seems like we made an impression on you from our game sponsorship with the Thrashers! Will you be visiting us at a salon?

    Hope to hear good news. thanks

    Joe Salome | Regional Marketing Coordinator-Atlanta
    Hair Cuttery
    (404) 455-4681
    jsalome@ratnerco.com
    http://www.haircuttery.com

  11. Anonymous March 7, 2007 at 1:16 am #

    If you where 40 pounds heavier you would look like many of the girls I went to high school with! Martha

  12. vilehelm March 7, 2007 at 3:43 am #

    Re: Mullet Day

    I was at the game, it was great … the fans were totally into it. It was a great atmosphere at the game with the playoff run etc. (Atlanta taking over 1st place with the win). Good job, no clue about actually going there ourselves but definitely know the brand now.

    btw – I work for an advertising agency. 😛

  13. Anonymous March 7, 2007 at 1:16 am #

    If you where 40 pounds heavier you would look like many of the girls I went to high school with! Martha

  14. vilehelm March 7, 2007 at 3:43 am #

    Re: Mullet Day

    I was at the game, it was great … the fans were totally into it. It was a great atmosphere at the game with the playoff run etc. (Atlanta taking over 1st place with the win). Good job, no clue about actually going there ourselves but definitely know the brand now.

    btw – I work for an advertising agency. 😛

  15. missbumpkin March 16, 2007 at 5:57 pm #

    Love the hair! Looks like a Launceston haircut to me.
    Almost as scary as Lynsey on her rugby tour in Dublin this week dressed “pink and fluffy”. Yup, Lynsey in bright pink sequined stilettos, pink tights, pink tutu, big pink pants decorated with glittery stars, pink vest top like yours, trimmed in pink fur, pink fur cape, and flashing tiara. Is this your fault for hanging around her in pink all those years? ;p
    All this running around the countryside sounds very energetic, you must be mega-fit now bird. I went for a night walk on Dartmoor a few weeks ago. It was supposed to be by moonlight, but too many clouds changed it to torchlight. I managed 5 miles in my wellies, legs turned to jellies and felt like I needed to sleep for a week. Twas fun though.
    So what are have you got planned for your upcoming “Big Day” of 20th March?

    Speak to you soon.
    Love to all the Allens
    xxx

  16. missbumpkin March 16, 2007 at 5:57 pm #

    Love the hair! Looks like a Launceston haircut to me.
    Almost as scary as Lynsey on her rugby tour in Dublin this week dressed “pink and fluffy”. Yup, Lynsey in bright pink sequined stilettos, pink tights, pink tutu, big pink pants decorated with glittery stars, pink vest top like yours, trimmed in pink fur, pink fur cape, and flashing tiara. Is this your fault for hanging around her in pink all those years? ;p
    All this running around the countryside sounds very energetic, you must be mega-fit now bird. I went for a night walk on Dartmoor a few weeks ago. It was supposed to be by moonlight, but too many clouds changed it to torchlight. I managed 5 miles in my wellies, legs turned to jellies and felt like I needed to sleep for a week. Twas fun though.
    So what are have you got planned for your upcoming “Big Day” of 20th March?

    Speak to you soon.
    Love to all the Allens
    xxx

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