WE'RE GOING TO CHICAGO! WE'RE GOING TO CHICAGO!
Tony was able to wrangle some last-minute tickets to see a Detroit/Chicago playoff game, so we're pulling on our spontaneity pants and heading to Chi-town to catch a game in person. Even better, we're dragging the Seester and her hubby along so that they too can get hooked on hockey excitement.
(Can you believe that the Seester has never seen a hockey game in person? I know...so, so, sad. You tell yourself that it can't happen to those you love, yet here she is, woefully ignorant of the most awesome game in the world. Good thing I am flying in to remedy that immediately).
She asked me on the phone the other day how it was that I ended up being such a hockey fan. I guess you just have to see it to understand. I caught it on TV one night in high school when there wasn't anything else on, and I was totally hooked. It's like Nascar and football and boxing and speed skating and lacrosse and the cool parts of golf all rolled into one. (And I'm not even Canadian. How crazy is that?)
Of course, I'd like to point out that I'm not always this...fervored. This is just because the Hawks are in the playoffs, and are (at the moment) managing to hold their own against the reigning Stanley Cup Champions (booooo Redwings! Eat dirt and die!) I'll calm down once the season is over.
In the mean time, look for me on TV because now I'm off to Chicago to witness the wonder that is the playoffs in person.
And hopefully convert the Seester to the joys that is hockey while I'm at it.