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!