Friday, September 26, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away

Nor'easter! We are supposed to get rain solid through the weekend, from Friday to Sunday. I guess at this point it is better than a whopping snow storm - that is surely coming! Got to love New England weather. We will see how this all effects the leaves and such.
On another note, my folks are in town visiting and it is great to play host to them. I am looking forward to their time here.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Celebrate good times

Happy first day of fall! Those of us in New Engalnd can start thinking of the next 6 months of winter that is right around the corner. So enjoy the fall while it is here.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hoodie Sweatshirt part 2

Well, I found it! I am unfortunately unable to embed the video but I will provide the link for those of you who may be interested......


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hoodie Sweatshirt

Man, I love sweatshirt weather. The cool breeze, the fresh smell of the fall air, rockin the hoodie and jeans - outstanding!
It's funny how you can feel certain ways about temperatures. I guess its just the memories and experiences we connect with them. For me fall is new starts; back to school, sports, spending time with friends, marching band and rocking the hoodie.

My pup managed to destroy my newest favorite hoodie so I am in search for a new, new favorite. It's got to be soft and just the right size and fit. Again, funny to feel certain things about certain collections of fabric.

There is a song that can somewhat portray my feelings........
(I am working on the link and will post asap, think of it as an old timey cliff hanger!)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fitness Time

Since I have been skating more often I have really gotten the fitness bug. I got some stuff for my birthday (thanks babe!) and am eager to put it to use.

At the goalie clinic I attended we did an hour of off ice training including agility ladder drills, reflex drills and some cardio stuff. I found a couple of web sites that go through and give quick videos on different drills that can be done with cones, agility ladder and jump ropes:

I think the neighbors are in for a real treat. The only good place I have to do some of these drills is in the courtyard at my apartment complex. I will just have to get some folks to join in. Maybe we can have our own little fitness challenge......

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday


One more year till 30! I am actually looking forward to that milestone, 29 is kinda a lame age. One of the best parts of the Birthday is talking to friends and family on the phone, hearing my niece's sing "Happy Birthday". I used to have three years worth of Birthday songs saved on my old phone, it was the best pick me up for a bad day to listen to the serenade!
Party on.......

Saturday, September 13, 2008

America's Favorite Ball Park

Well I have been to four Major League parks as of today. It's funny, we have lived in Boston for 4 years and this is the first Red Sox game that we have been to. It was a lot of fun (even though they lost - to TORONTO!)

I have been to Tigers Stadium, Comerica Park, Wrigley Field and now Fenway. It's actually areally cool group of parks to have been to. They are all pretty amazing in their own ways.

Play ball!!! (and click on the picture above to enlarge - I took it this afternoon)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Doggie Time!

We are watching our friends dog, Russo again. Its great it keeps both him and our dog very entertained. They wrestle and growl and roll around. Twice the walks, twice the fun!
....and now twice the naps. Rock!!!!

I was looking for a youtube video of the "old" SNL sketch with Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon, "Dog Show". Dang! Couldn't find it it's probably on Hullu somewhere but you would have to go through a bunch of episodes. Great sketch - they are dog obsessed and dress their tiny shaking dogs in different clothing and talk about what they are thinking and doing over the coarse of the day. Fantastic.

SNL starts a new season this Saturday with what's his name the Olympic swimmer dude as the host. Should be interested, I am eagerly awaiting new episodes, uncorrupted by the writers strike this year. My DVR will be filling up quickly. Although I greatly miss Tina Fey (great on 30 rock). Lover her.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


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Summer, Out!!!

Well, I guess summer is winding down. It never ceases to amaze me how fast time flies. I was trying to think back on what I did this summer and I was able to come up with a (albeit to short) list:

  • Time with the puppy! We finally got a dog this summer, it has been a great and wonderful thing. We have spent many, many hours at the dog park and taking her for walks and adventures. She is a husky mix so we are really looking forward to her experiencing her "first" winter.

  • Moving! We had to move out to have our apartment remodeled. We now reside in a "luxury apartment". Wow. It was a definite hastle, two weeks - we had to vacate. We packed up all of our earthly belongings into a POD and headed for Michigan for two weeks only to come back and unpack. It's not all bad, moving always helps you get rid of your crap and really get reorganized as you unpack and move back in. We are still getting situated but it is a much better situation.

  • Hockey!!! I have had much more time lately and have been able to skate frequently. I got on a goalie board online and was able to start subbing for teams and that eventually got me a spot on a team roster for the fall season. I attended my first goalie camp, super fun - learned allot. It's just good exercise and one of my true loves.

  • Camping! We have gone for a few overnights here and there this summer, definitely not enough for my wife, the camping fiend :) But it has been fun and I think our pup really enjoys it as well. We went to a State Park on Cape Cod and one in Maine as well.

During our time back in Michigan we also got to see some Friends and family and that is always the best! Although we didn't take a big "summer vacation" this year we did pretty well with our numerous "stay-cations". I am looking forward to the fall, it is really my favorite time of year. Good time to bust out the hooded sweatshirts! (At least the ones that the puppy hasn't chewed up!)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

NHL is coming

For those of you who were not aware - the NHL is starting up in October. ( This years outdoor game is January 1st in Chicago. Wings V. Hawks in Wrigley!!! Outstanding. I recently signed up for Direct TV and now have the NHL Network. I am ready for the new season, BIG TIME!! Go Wings!

And welcome, I will do much better at keeping up on this daily. It may or not be that interesting but I will do the best I can.