I need to be rich.
Last night was a special ladies night at the Blue Jackets game (hockey for those of you who don’t know). We got hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a t-shirt, a seminar on hockey, and club seats for a sweet price. Note that I could probably never afford seats that good otherwise.
First we went up to the suite for the food, drinks, and seminar. I think the best part was the panel of referees who were the on-ice officials for the game. I resisted the urge to ask what it’s like to be the most hated people in the universe. Anyways, the refs were fascinating and most of them admit they are refs because they sucked at playing hockey. I’d never really thought about it, but since teams don’t have location specific refs, these guys travel all over the country for a week or two at a time. And they don’t ref in teams, so they are always working with something different. Anyways, they were also kinda cute and my single friend is already calling herself Mrs. NHL Lineman #50.
We also heard from an assistant coach and the team general manager, which was interesting since the head coach was fired last weekend. I was surprised when the GM addressed it head on rather than waiting for someone to bring it up.
We also got a talk from Lisa Chesson, an Olympic silver medalist in hockey (side note: a quick Google search tells me that she’s a year younger than me. I feel so unaccomplished). We stepped out for a bathroom break (for the pregnant lad) and drinks (for the not pregnant ladies) and found her silver medal from Vancouver unsupervised. I think we all know I have no self control and totally manhandled it. Oops. This reminded me of my plan to take up curling because I think it’s the only way my lazy butt could win an Olympic medal at this point.
Did you know club seats involve someone who brings food to your seat? I don’t know if I can ever go back to poor people seating (well, at least not until February when I have tickets with the other plebs). Chocolate cake brought to my seat! Which was good because I’d already eaten a plate of chili cheese fries and that made it hard to move since I’m already full of baby.
Oh yeah, the Blue Jackets lost, but they put up a good fight. We had a great time and will probably have to make club seats a yearly thing. Husband, you better start getting some promotions because I have expensive desires!
It was nice to get away from the dissertation/seminar I have to give on Wednesday. I’ll be spending the next three days prepping my butt off (I hate public speaking and tend to freeze up) and then hopefully the rest of the week churning out this paper. Wish me luck!
Any other hockey fans out there? How was your weekend? Any advice on not forgetting everything including my own name as soon as I get in front of a crowd?