Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Let Me Say This First, Honking the Internet, and Maybe?

Before I update everyone on the "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" campaign, I must get this off my chest first....... Plow the friggin' roads NYS! Whatever happened to the bare pavement policy? I was driving through 6 inches of wet, slick snow for about 8 miles at about 25-30mph and I was still sliding and paranoid I was going to go in ditch! And this has nothing to do with you NYS, but the employee bathroom at my works reeks to high heaven! It's smells like roadkill got stuck in the plumbing for two weeks while everyone went the bathroom on it! Why is that? huh? *deep sigh* But I'll stop there, because this situation is infuriating me, and well, I don't want to be infuriated..... so onto bigger and better news....


So, there has been a small set back in the t-shirt making, me and Harley had to cancel on last night, okay, well I had to cancel. Harley was ready to make them, but things went a rye in my household and the t-shirt making had to be postponed. The only problem, due to Thanksgiving, Work, a wedding I have to attend on Saturday out of town, and my dance students Christmas Show being next week, we may not get to making them until next week-end. So, the taking the campaign to the streets is on a wee bit of a hiatus. But, I'm thinking of making a sign to hang in my car, so people can read it as I drive by and I have been posting on here, facebook, and myspace, how people should go and vote for Goose.... so the t-shirt making is at a standstill, but the campaign is still in motion. Any people want to join the campaign, give me a holler via here or e-mail

Skate Vote

Onto the total number of votes for Goose today... *drum roll please*..... 212! Slow and steady wins the race, am I right? I mean the votes are steadily going up and slow for that fact, but in the long, run this campaign will make sure Goose makes it to the NHL All*Star game. (or at least there is going to be a darn good effort) So, keep honking the vote!

According to, Max and Hank are back in the lineup, but they are scratching Paetsch and Paille. Does this seem right? I mean I don't like to question Lindy's intelligence.... but.... Paille always plays well and plays well with everyone on the team. He can play any line with any linemates. Does he make sense to scratch? Not in my book, but "In Ruff We Trust"! Awwww... and I like Paetsch, don't scratch him...... he works, really, really hard and deserves to be there. I mean Hank is great and all (gotta love those Swedes and according to a recent bachelorette party I went to they invent the best sex toys and c'mon who doesn't love ABBA?), but he doesn't appear to be working half as hard as Paetsch, but looks can be deceiving, so maybe he is working really hard and I just can't seem to see it? maybe? 

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Honking Grows!, I'm Loving It, and Dancing Men or Simon Baker?

So, me and Harley have a had a little snag in our "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" t-shirt making, but not to worry we are back on track. Yesterday, we purchased the t-shirts for our "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" campaign, but then we were unable to find anything to write, paint, mark, spray, etc.... with to make our t-shirts because yesterday was Sunday and all the stores in our little town were closed. We currently have two white t-shirts with nada on them, but we are back on track, because we have rummaged together arts supplies and the plan is to make our t-shirts tomorrow during the DWTS finale and wear them to our favorite pub on Wednesday night while we watch the Sabres game. Cari from the awesome blog Sabrechaser has informed me that her and her fellow writer of their blog will join the "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09" campaign and make t-shirts. Myself and the rest of the campaign (which only consists of Harley) thanks you. Don't forget to e-mail me a pic at This goes for anyone who wants to join the campaign and makes a Honk the Vote! t-shirts, signs, pins, bags, pillows, etc...


Also, the total count of votes today are *drum rolls please*..... 187! I think the Honk the Vote! campaign can do better with votes! So Wed. night me and Harley are taking it to the streets in our Honk the Vote! t-shirts! Keep Honking!

The Bills won yesterday! 54-31! Yes!!! That is exactly what we needed, but this was brought to my attention by Harley, Trent Edwards is a snazzy dresser. Check out that video, he all superfly! Did he just get done playing a football game or off the Baby Phat runway? *whistles* Whew! Looking good Tredwards, looking good. I'm loving the pin stripes, swirly tie and the perfectly folded three triangle silk hankerchief in the right breast pocket. Very Suave. Also, the perfectly placed hair and the right amount of facial hair really makes you look debonair. Basically the McDonalds slogan paraphrases it very nicely, "I'm loving it!".

So, I lied in the first paragraph of my blog, Me and Harley won't be watching the DWTS finale, we'll be watching, "NCIS", "The Menatlist", and "Eli Stone". We'll be taping the DWTS finale. I just can't miss Simon Baker in the Mentalist, he's too easy on the eyes and one of major crushes in life (not mini-crush, major crush!) and what eye candy would I be watching on the DWTS season finale? Lance Bass, he clearly isn't interested in my gender, Derek Hough, a cutie, but no Simon Baker, or Warren Sapp..... hmmmmm... just doesn't quite do it. So, my love Simon Baker it is....... *sigh*

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Honk the Vote T-Shirts, Patch Up the Sabres Suit, and "Everything's Up to Date in Kansas City..."

I'm spending my Saturday evening being what Drew Stafford would call a mouse potato. Thanks to the weather at my house, I am staying in the house tonight with the laptop on my lap watching tv and typing away. I currently feel I am the self-designated campaign manager for the "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" campaign. I am unable to check the leader polls on this computer because it takes too long to load with this connection, but yesterday aroun 2pm EST, Gaustad had a whopping 161 votes. Thank you for all of you who took the time to write in (or more accurately type in) Paul Gaustad. Once again, it is greatly appreciated. Me and Harley are contemplating making "Honk the Vote" t-shirts, so if anyone is interested let me. Since we are making them, I'm sure they will be a high quality t-shirt made with great care and craftmanship. More likely we'll be lucky if we spell everything correctly and the event doesn't contain too much cursing, but they'll be made out of love, so we'll get an A for effort. So, support the "Honk the Vote" campaign by making your own t-shirt or sign! (if anyone actually takes the time to do this, please e-mail me at And Keep voting!

I was unable to watch the Sabres game last night, but I know the outcome wasn't what fans or the Sabres organization would have liked. But...... (there is a but), I'm super happy that Nathan Paetsch got to suit up and play. I'm a Paetsch fan and I'm stilling voting him for All*Stars (But more of my energy is going into Goose's campaign, I'm only human and can concentrate on one at a time). I like how Paetsch never complains of not being able to play, but is always ready when the team needs him. He works hard, even if he doesn't get the reward of suiting up. I'm glad he got a chance last night and I hope he can keep playing for awhile.

The Bills play Kansas City tomorrow and I can't help but sing, "Everything's up to date in Kansas City...."...... aawwwwww...... I love the musical "Oklahoma!", esp. Gordon MacCrea as Curley. I used to watch that movie everytime I did dishes and have googles eyes for Curly, but I digress. I'm really not sure what to say about the Bills, but I will say this, I am still a Trent Edwards fan. I know he didn't play his best game Monday Night, but ...... (yes, there's another but)....... even though he didn't play his best, he still took the podium in front of the wolves which are the media, and gave a mature and professional speech and answered their questions. I was watching the post game on WKBW with Jeff Russo and after Jauron took the podium, Russo said, "I don't think Edwards will be taking the podium, tonight..... oh, wait, apparently he is....". Trent could have hid in the dressing room and tried to run from his mistakes, but he owned up to his mistakes and took the bumpy road, which couldn't have been easy, but it was the professional thing to do and for that I have a lot of respect for Trent Edwards. He took responsibility for his mistakes and as I said in prior blogs, to error is to be human, and it's okay to be human Trent Edwards, I just thank you for being a responsible, respectable one.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Keep Honking!, Disney On Ice, and You Say Chara, I Say Charo

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me in support of the "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" campaign and said that they would write-in and vote Paul Gaustad for the 2009 NHL All*Star game. Your votes are greatly appreciated. Today's total votes for Goose at quarter after three EST is.... *drum roll please*.... 144 votes! That is 15 more votes than yesterday. At least the votes are going up and  not staying at a stalemate, but I would like to emphasize that they need to go up a wee bit faster for beloved Goose and I can not stuff the ballot box alone for him. So, please, vote  now and vote often for Goose and the rest of the Sabres.

Honk the Vote

Moving onto last night's game, since most the people reading this are avid Sabres fans, you already know the outcome and there is no need for me to reiterate it. I would like say something about the attack on Andrew Peters by a good four or five Bruins' players last night. It's like they all decided to gain up on Petey for reasons that are unannounced to me and try to take down the big, fighter on the Buffalo team in the first period. It reminded me of the scene from the Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast", where the Beast goes out to save Belle after he abolished her from his kingdom for being in the West Wing and seeing the rose. Wolves are surrounding Belle and the Beast swoops in to save her and then all the wolves gang up on the Beast and he is this big goon trying to fight off the wolves all by his lonesome. The Beast = Petey, and the Wolves = the Bruins. I found a clip on youtube of the scene and maybe other people can see the correlation.

You have to watch about 2 minutes into the video to see what I'm talking about. Has anyone else noticed this minus Harley, that Petey has been skating much faster this season. It looks like his speed has improved greatly, he looks in great shape. Married life is agreeing with him nicely.

I don't want to bring up too many issues about last night's game, but that Chara on the Bruins was getting on my nerves, I kept wanting to call him Charo the crazy cuchi cuhci girl from the Love Boat and the Surreal Life. I kept mixing up the two names. But is there really that much difference between Zdeno Chara and Charo.... hmmmmmmm.... I pondered this thought for a moment and this what I saw.....

Chara Charo 3

The resemblance is uncanny..... Chara/Charo, Potato/Potatoe..... I almost can't tell the difference.........

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Honk the Vote! (Gaustad in '09!), Buffalo Sports Bloggers, and Life is Good With Peanut

All right, I think I need a better PR strategy for Gaustad's '09 campaign for a roster spot on the NHL All*Star team. I recently voted and discovered that they have this cool little gizmo on the bottom of the screen when you check out the leader board that tells you how many votes each player in the NHL has for the All*Star. Seeing I'm really trying to get Goose on the All*Star team, I checked out how many votes he has collected..... *drum roll please*...... 129 votes! He's only 39,141 votes behind the the person who has the lsat roster spot in the east, which is Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins, by the way. Now this may seem like Goose is out of the running, but there is plenty of weeks of voting left and if anyone can rally people together for a good cause it's the Gaustad. So, to help him out, I will continue to write him in when I vote and I will keep telling people to vote for via this blog.


To answer Kim's question from the wonderful sabrechaser blog. I got the amazing photo from my last blog of Gaustad from There's a user called crosbypommer and she has a lot of great photos of the sabres and other hockey players. I jut photoshopped in the words Gaustad in '09! Thanks for asking and thanks for actually taking the time to read my random rabbles. I have to give a quick shout-out to all the Buffalo Sports blogs because not only have I throughly enjoyed reading all your thoughts on the Sabres and Bills, but Harley has too. The other day, while watching the Sabres game of course, she told me that she never thought she would ever read fan blogs and now since I have started writing one, she has ventured onto reading everyone elses and now has become an addict. She doesn't write one of her own, but she has checked everyone else's on a pretty regular basis. So, keep up the good work, Buffalo Sports Bloggers, keep up the good work.

My week hasn't exactly gotten off on the right foot, first with me and Harley in a confused frenzy trying to complete our church's monthly newsletter (I don't why in the world I let her talk me into helping her with doing the newsletter, pay back's coming Harley, just you wait), then on Sunday night I wasn't feeling so hot, but my puppy Lib, had to go to the Animal Hospital and we discovered that she ate concrete and stones and that's why she was in such grave pain. To top it off it's November, so I shouldn't be surprised by this, but where I live in WNY we got about a foot of snow and our snowplowed died, leaving us to pray and hope we didn't get stuck in the driveway and last night all the parents of my dance students decided that their little minuet problems that I don't control but the director does, needed to be my problem to fix, no it's not you need to talk to the director and if you already did, I can't override her decision, no matter how much you complain to me. *sigh* But all these little nuisances have been trumped by the fact that the Jeff Dunham Very Special Christmas Special came out on DVD and I own a copy! Yes! Oh happy day! It also contains an extra hour of unseen footage that wasn't on Comedy Central. Could life get any better? I think not! I don't have cable, directTV, or satellite, just two rabbit ears on the top of my tv. So, I do not get Comedy Central and was unable to watch the special on Sunday night, hence my excitement for being able to buy the DVD yesterday! I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but it is on tomorrow's night agenda because tonight I have to watch the Sabres game and last night I had to teach. So, tomorrow, I will be curled up on my couch with a pillow and blanket watching the Jeff Dunham Very Special Christmas Special while laughing my butt off and hanging with my dear old pal Peanut.

jeff and peanut

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gaustad in '09, The Amazingness of Air Hockey, and More Than a Feeling

I am currently very disheartened. I just got finished vote for the fourth time for the NHL All-Star game and only Ryan Miller is on the leader's list for the Sabres and he's fifth for the goal tenders! Teppo, Roy, and Vanek aren't even on the leader's list! My plan is to keep voting through out the day and all the way through until the polls close, but I can't do it alone. Sabres fans need to vote often. Since, I have never been one to keep quiet about who I am voting for (everyone obviously new who I was voting for in the Presidential election), so I'm going to state who I'm voting for inthe NHL All-Star ballot. Obviously the four Sabres chosen, Miller, Teppo, Vanek, and Roy, but for the rest of the Eastern Conference I did write-ins. I wrote in Paul Gaustad as the other forward and Nathan Paetsch as the other defenseman. Why you may ask? Because being a die-hard Sabres fan, I can't vote for other teams other than the Sabres unless absolutely necessary (like the western conference teams, Sabres players weren't an option) and I feel the Sabres players are the only ones who qualify to NHL All-Stars. Now choosing which Sabres players to write-in, that was the hard part. I was going to go with Pominville as my forward write-in, but then Goose came to mind. Defiantly both worthy candidates for being NHL All-Stars, both hard working, kind, good looking, tremendous hockey players, great leaders, respectful, it made it very hard for me to choose which one to write in. The reason I opted for Goose is because well he's a year older than J.J.Pom and so that gives Pommers an extra year to make All-Stars, plus Pommers got to go to the World Championships and Goose had to miss because of surgery. Also, Pommer's has gotten to be Captain of the team and is alternate Captain and well Goose hasn't been rewarded really in anyway for all the hard work he puts in. He's always sort of over looked. He also tries to save Western New York, by getting today's youth up and moving (with the help of his mom), saving the environment, and making kids smile at Camp Good Days (I'm sure there's more that I'm forgetting). I think Goose deserves a reward of some sort and why not a chance to go and play for the NHL Eastern Conference All Star Team? So, faithful readers, I ask you to not only vote for the Sabres that were nominated, but write in Paul Gaustad as your third forward choice. I'm sure he can earn a spot with write-ins. Come On Buffalo, he's done so much for our community let's say thank you with an NHL All*Star Spot. Gaustad in '09!


My second write in vote went to Nathan Paetsch. I really like Nathan Paetsch. I've heard good things ie he's very nice, funny, and hardworking, all admirable traits. I only wish he would get some more ice time. I feel like he really goes out there and tries, but they only play him if we are out of other defensemen. I guess that would make him the 7th defenseman, butI feel like he's done his time and deserves some recognition and more ice time, yet I don't judge Lindy's decisions because he is the Sabres head honcho and he has a master plan to bring the Stanley Cup back to Buffalo in '09, so I don't question, I just trust in Ruff! Yet, I am a Paetsch fan and I think he deserves a chance at the All*Stars, so if you could write him in that would be fabulous!

As for the Western Conference, I could care less who anyone votes for, no Sabres to vote for in the West except for players who have left and well, they no longer wear the Blue and Gold, so they are old news. I did all write-ins for the West, because I didn't like the player who were nominated. I could've voted for Soupy, but eh? He had his chance at the All*Stars twice and since he would be going as a BlackHawk and not a Sabre, no vote. My Forwards were Brad May (voted for him because he was a former Sabre and for the mere fact that it was his name that created RJ's famous "May Day! May Day!" call), Todd Marchant (originally from Buffalo), and Andrew Ladd (I'm really not sure why I voted for Ladd, he's like one of those movies that you wouldn't expect to like, but you do, but you normally wouldn't, and you can't explain why you liked it you just do and that's why Andrew Ladd was my third write-in vote for the West). My two D-men for the West were Bret Hedican (because his wife Kristi Yamaguchi was my hero when I was in 1st grade and I wanted to be Kristi and win a gold medal for the USA in figure skating one day, well, I have yet to this day ever go ice skating, so I think I may just have to let that dream die, but I will always admire Kristi has one of my heros esp. since she won DWTS last season, so Bret you can thank your wife for my NHL All Star Vote) and John-Michael Lilies (because he's a friend of R.Mil's and well let's face it, Miller has great taste in everything he does, so I'm assuming his taste in friends is just as high class. Also, he's not too shabby looking). My vote for goal tender for the west Josh Harding (I went for a back-up and I'm not gonna lie he's kinda cute).

Did anyone notice the profile pictures of the guys who got nominated for the NHL All*Stars. They look like a mug shot. except for Roy, Teppo, Miller, and Vanek. The Sabres are smiling and look like they enjoy being NHL players and playing for Buffalo. Maybe the other players are upset they don't play for such a wonderful organization and city, so they won't even smile. I mean Buffalo is the city of good neighbors! Why wouldn't you have a smile on your face when you're here.

Last night's game against the Blues was intense! Kudos to Peters for throwing down the gloves twice in 12 minutes. I'm not sure who hit him, but MAN! That was quite a hit and Peters is a big guy, if you can knock him down, you know there was a lot of force behind that hit. At the end of the game, Peters looked like he had been through the war. He earned Winston the game pigeon fair and square. And according to Pommer's he kick arse at air hockey, so Winston should spend the next two days in his locker. Aahhhh.... memories of air hockey, playing Chi Chi at Chuck E. Cheese's for my 22nd b-day and her getting her butt beat by a 6 year old who decided he needed to help me win and threw the stick like thing at Chi Chi's head so she would have to duck and he could score a goal... aaaaahhhh memories or all the times I played air hockey in Fallon's basement and she would get very violent and cheat or the time she decided she needed to slap my boobs in the middle of an air hockey game, aaaaaaahhhhhh memories.... so, Peters if you are amazing at this sport you deserve Winston, even if you don't rack up points in the NHL, your fighting is much appreciated, just like your air hockey skills.

pigeon of the game

Tim Connolly.... what can I say, I don't want to rag on him for the mere fact that he seems to be injured 99% of the time, because hey, it's not his fault and believe you me being injured and having to sit on the sidelines and watch is the WORST! But it appears that he is injured again. I saw him get that hit last night when I was hanging out with Harley at our local Pub. I was going to assume it was a head injury because he took a nice hit to the noggin. He seemed to be okay after the hit, he just skated away, I looked at Harley and said "That's #19! Connolly! He took a hit to the head!" She goes, "I know! The worst one to receive a hit from the head!" My response, "He seems to be okay, he's skating, but they can't do that to him, that's too scary!" Last night I left the pub thinking Tim has skated away from disaster, but according to, he has not and did not practice today due to a chest injury..... *sigh* poor Timmy!

On a good note the Bills are hosting MNF for the second year in a row against the Cleveland Browns, this Monday @ 8pm! I have to teach until 7:30, then I am racing home to watch. I have a good feeling about this game, I think Tredwards and the rest of the team are going to step it up and win! I had a good feeling last night about the Sabres and I think my good feeling will carry all the way through to Monday night. Because I still believe this is Buffalo's year for both sports!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cheap Drugs Calming the Gong in My Head, Stuffing the Ballot Box if the Internet Allows Me, and 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

It feels as if there is a person standing on the inside of my cranium with a big giant hammer just pounding the front part of my skull like a gong. I've already taken some aspirin and hopefully that will kick in very, very shortly. Ah, cheap drugs, there are some days I can not express how much I truly love you! You numb my pain and put a stupid smile on my face and I have no clue why, I just know that my spirits are suddenly lifted. Thank you chemistry for finding pain relievers I can digest and rid the physical pain in my life.

Moving on....

I've tried to vote for the NHL All-Stars, but I couldn't get it to load. I'm not sure if it's just my computer or is anyone else having these problems? I'd like to be able to stuff the ballot box for the Sabres nominated and then two write-ins.

I am truly enjoying "68 seconds with Langston Walker" on the bills website. I especially like in this week's episode how it's all about outtakes and Langston starts singing "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12" from Sesame Street. High Quality Educational Television right there. I'm glad a key part of the Bills OL knows how to count to 12 thanks to Sesame Street.

Antwan Odom #98 of the Tennessee Titans works to get around Langston Walker #68 of the Buffalo Bills at a preseason game at Ralph Wilson Stadium August 24, 2007 Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, November 7, 2008

Rekindling the Flame, We're All in This Together, and Brutal Practice Makes Perfect

I've rekindled the flame of an old mini-crush! Ben Affleck! I watched Daredevil Saturday night and fell in love with Ben Affleck all over again, just I like I had in such movies as "Pearl Harbor" and "Jersey Girl" (yes Jersey Girl, I love the scene where the little girl sings a song from Sweeney Todd, classic!). I really wasn't planning on Daredevil being that good and since it was 10pm when it started, I figured I would fall asleep during it anyway. Oh no, I couldn't be anymore wrong! Ben Affleck in that red leather suit, kicking ass and taking names in the name of all that is good and just like a modern day blind Robin Hood. The reason why I have a mini-crush on Ben Affleck came back quicker than the speed of light. I'm sure it will only last until I see the next picture of Robert Redford or my ultimate crush (not just a mini-crush) Rob Lowe. But for the next week or two you have a nice place in my dreams, but only if you have the red leather crime fighting suit or pilot uniform, otherwise no deal!

Daredevil Pictures, Images and Photos

Since it is Friday and elections were Tuesday, I am sure we are all aware of the results. I'm not pleased with them by any means, but God does everything for a reason. I am glad to say that I don't have to watch any of the annoying political commercials anymore. Not that I really did anyway, because I would flip the channel or take a much needed potty break, but in any event, I'm glad they're done and I'm glad the elections are over, even if I don't like the outcome. Yet, at the end of the day we're all American citizens and all route for the same country, so now we need to stay together and do what's best for the country.

Onto a lighter topic. Sabres game tonight. Could that Ryan Miller be any hotter! (and I don't mean physically, even though he's not shabby) But two shut outs in a row! Not just one, but two! Amazing. Also, the team has played really well the past two games or so I've heard. I was working Monday and unable Saturday to watch the games, but my boss said the Sabres couldn't have been anymore on their game. It was a very well-played game. Hopefully, they can keep it up tonight against the Thrashers. I especially like Vanek's latest blog entry and the last paragraph where the "drills normally aren't that brutal". hahaha Oh, you know that the Ruffinator was beating their arses into the ground because of the previous two loses and it worked because the last two games were phenomenal. I shouldn't laugh that the Sabres got an booty kicking, but it reminds me of my college dance classes when the professor got mad and would just run our arses into the ground. There were days I thought I was gonna bite the big one at the ripe young age of 20, but you know the old saying, "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger".... must be the Ruffinator's motto.