Now that Kelly let out my little secret last week about my Spandex wearing, I must say, while it helps with the beer belly, it can restrict your breathing if it is worn too long. I think maybe I ordered the wrong size. My tip of the week: Don’t order Spanx from ebay China.
I wonder what they put in NHL playoff water that has turned players into a bunch of thugs and crazy people. I don’t remember a first round of playoff hockey so intense, rough and controversial.
The Pittsburgh and Philadelphia series has been my favorite. Just beyond crazy so far, you couldn’t write a script like that if you tried.
As I write this on a Thursday, Pittsburgh is down three games to one after avoiding elimination with a 10-3 blowout win in game four. If ever there was a series that I want to see go seven games, it would be this one.
I suppose, just as easy as Philadelphia won three games in a row, why not Pittsburgh? With game five back in Pittsburgh and if they win that, then all of a sudden the pressure will be on Philadelphia to win game six at home. Then of course, game sevens are always a coin toss, and this would be a game seven for the ages!
Then there’s the Vancouver Canucks. Please, oh pretty pretty please, let them lose to the Kings. Oh all the things I’m wishing for right now, this is close to the top of the list. I just can’t stand them.
It seems you either love the Canucks or hate them, and it does not seem like they get much love, unless you are in British Columbia or Jim Hughson. But again, as I write this, they are in the same position as the Penguins and anything can happen in a seven game series.
Who know what will have happened in the playoffs by the time you read this?
I predict there will have been more 245 stitches.
Brendan Shanahan’s name will be mentioned at least 50 times on TSN.
Bob Cole will have mis-identified nine players, three of which don’t play with the current team and one who is long retired.
The Oilers will be undefeated in the playoffs, oh wait, never mind. That will be next year. But then again, it’s always next year. (Insert depressed face here)
If there is one thing you shouldn’t do this week, it is to google “elephant snack”. No, seriously, don’t do it. I know you are going to, so it’s not my fault. You were warned.
Who knew I could hear the word “panties” so much in one day at the office? Weird.
I know my readers are going to feel very proud of me this week. Why? Because I finally finished folding a fitted sheet I started working on back in 2003. Thanks, I’m proud of myself too.
Another quote to finish up this week...
“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.” - Dr. Wayne Dyer
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