Mar. 1st, 2010

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I wanted Gold for USA and there's no sense lying about it. But I'm not sad about silver. Not in the least. They said Team USA wouldn't make it past qualifying and look where they got to. They fought and battled and never gave up and they had hearts the size of someplace really big. I have never been so proud of a team. Or to be an honourary American. ;)

That aside though, these past two weeks have been the most fun I've had with hockey in years now. I remember why I love it. I remember why I admire those who play it. I've made new friends and reconnected with old ones. I've laughed and cheered and screamed and panicked and run the gamut of emotions. It has been wonderful from start to finish.

And I've watched these games with people all over the world. This game belongs to everyone, this game connects people, this game goes further than North America, so much further. Your game? Tonight it's your big moment and nothing can take that away from you. But hockey is loved the world over and that's something to be proud of.

Not a thing in the world can take away what's been achieved at these games. New fans have been made by them, old fans have remembered why they loved it.

It's a fucking wonderful thing. That and I got to see Chris Drury get his medal and my heart almost exploded with pride. So, so happy I got to see that for myself.

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On the one hand, Oh my god they look so fucking sad )

On the other hand there's this:


See that shiny silver thing? Yeah, you can't say it wasn't earned. <3

And I hear about Drury comforting Miller after the game? And him saying "No one knew our names. People know our names now"? I just keep on getting prouder.

And I'm done. Unless you know. There are even more photos or quotes or something. ;)

PS This just proves that Chris should ALWAYS be on the same team as Ryan. :P
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There's a meme going around. When you see this, post a poem. Any excuse to post this one basically, for it is wonderful.

Mary Oliver - Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

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Too many!

Mar. 1st, 2010 01:15 pm
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Someone asked, so: the updated list of jerseys I own. Some secondhand and went for beans, some gifts; I really didn't blow upwards of fifty quid on *all* of these!

Boston Bruins
~Black, main jersey, blank

Buffalo Sabres
~Blue, original jersey, blank
~Red, third jersey, Connolly (#18 instead of #19)
~Navy, Buffaslug, blank
~White, Buffaslug, Drury
~White, Cow of Doom, Miller

Calgary Flames
~Black Demonic Firebreathing Horse, blank
~Red, Kiprusoff
~Red 1989 jersey, Fleury *signed*

New Jersey Devils
~White, Brodeur

San Jose Sharks
~Teal, new style, blank
~Teal, new style, Marleau
~Teal, old style, blank (2XL, never worn, drowns me!)
~Teal, old style, Thornton
~Teal, original jersey, blank
~White, old style, Nabokov

Today I bought a Team USA jersey. It had to be done. <3 (it needs to be here now)

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