Wednesday, June 4, 2008


The picture tells the story!!

Well in a very, very nerve wracking game 6, it's finally over !!! The Detroit Red Wings have again brought home "Lord Stanley" where it has been 10 times before.

What do you mean I can't buy any octopus in Pennsylvania?? Geesh, do ya'll not understand the significant history in this ??? Hmmmm......

This tradition started in 1952. Back then there was only two rounds in the Stanley Cup Finals - 8 games needed to be won to win the cup. [Eight legs - eight games] A store owner threw an octopus on the rink before Game 1 of the finals and The Red Wings swept the series that year to win their 5th Stanley Cup. And so the tradition began of throwing an octopi on the ice at the beginning of a game - they believed the octopus was a "good luck" charm.

I would just like to say congrats to the ENTIRE Red Wings Organization, from the owner, Mike Ilitch, all the way down to the members of the team who were on the bench, not playing, but rooting their team on. Thanks for an awesome year, YOU GUYS ROCK !!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Warm weather + Good friend = Good Times !

Well, what a weekend this was! My bestest friend Rachel came down this weekend and to top it all off, the weather was nice, FINALLY! Friday afternoon, we took Rach's 3-year-old niece & my boys to the park. A blast was had by all ! Then Friday night, we went to see Fireworks. This was the weekend of my town's festival. Saturday, we got up early and took the kids to a pancake breakfast put on by my town's fire department (hey, not only yummy, but for a good cause too!) before the parade. Dang, the kids got a TON of candy from the parade (great just what they needed!!) After the parade we went down to the festivities (carnival rides, elephant ears, games) and all had a blast! After that we just came back home and chilled out and watched some TV. Specifically the Red Wings game!! Whoo hoo, they won so now they are up 3 games to 1 in the Stanley Cup finals !!! GO WINGS !! Monday night will be game 5 here in Michigan - HockeyTown USA !!!!! Rach went home today (boo hoo) so I guess it's back to realility again! Yuck!!! lol Oh, and I got the new WiiFit game; can't wait to try it out !!!!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

3 more games....

Is all the Detroit Red Wings need to win the Stanley Cup..a.k.a. Lord Stanley ! Three more games!! And, as history has shown, the team that wins Game 1 has gone on to win the Stanley Cup 53 times out of 68 !!!

The Red Wings are playing the Pittsburgh Penguins this year in what has been billed the most exciting and most anticipated Stanley Cup final in YEARS ! And I do literally mean YEARS !!! These two teams are the best of the best, the cream of the crop and both have the numbers to prove it. But can experience (Wings) win over youth (Penguins)?? I guess we'll see ?!?!

This is also the first ALL-AMERICAN line up since 2003. That's right.. we sent them Canadian teams back home crying like babies...hehehehehe

Our local paper couldn't have said it better. "Red Wings draw first blood in Stanley Cup finals" The score ? 4-0 !! That's right, we shut them down ! Whooo hoooo !!! It would have been 5-0, but they have some gay ass refs who are bound and determined to knock us down (goalie interferance my ass!!) I'm so geeked. That would be awesome if the Wings could bring back Lord Stanley to the Joe Louis Arena. Did I mention that this would be the Wings' ELEVNTH Stanley Cup Victory??? 11 Stanley Cups !!! The most in US franchise history !

Here's a little blup from the article in today's edition of The Flint Journal...

Sidney Crosby managed only a handful of shots.
Evgeni malkin coughed up the puck in his own end, leading to a goal.
Marc-Andre Fleury stumbled and fell coming onto the ice before the game.

Where were the high-flying Penguins who rolled to a 100-point season and a 12-2 playoff record?

The Detroit Red Wings can have that effect on a team. PERIOD!

In other SPORTS news... The Detroit Tigers bat Twins around in 19-3 victory !

Ahhhhh.... with the exception of the Detroit Pistons (who by the way were also playing their Eastern Confrence finals in Detroit).... Last night was a good night in Detroit...Hockey Town, U.S.A. !!!

GO WINGS !!!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Chattanooga Lookouts

Is the minor league team for the Cincinnati Reds. We went to the game and had awesome seats...Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans! Ugh !! We managed to see 4 innings before the sky opened up and let loose..ugh.. oh well, we still had a great time....

Looie & I

Mike & Janie

My new Chattanooga Lookouts shirt

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Nighttime sky over ... well

Hola from Tennessee

Leaving Chicago

Friday, April 18, 2008

I can't believe ....

...that I am sitting outside in shorts and a t-shirt as I type this! April 18th and it is 76 degrees outside. In Michigan, no less! I love this weather and I have been waiting for it since... well... since October..LOL. I'm not even going to jinx myself. I love this weather and the best part? This is just a preview of the kind of weather I'm going to have on my vacation!!! TGIF !!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Who's your Tiger?

Comerica Park Detroit MI April 2007

Who's yourTiger?

Mine is Magglio Ordonez#30 RF

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


...does everyone in this house feel the need to drive me as insane as possible? What have I done to deserve this kind of madness?? I'm so glad that the weather is finally warming up (dare I even say that, knowing that tomorrow it could... *S*, I shudder at that thought!) and I can send the monkeys outside to go crazy and hopefully wear themselves out. But in a week, I will be heading south to TN for a LONG OVERDUE vacation. I'm hoping I'm not cursed and take the cooler weather with me.