Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye OK 2008, Hello Fabulous 2009!, In Ruff I Trust, and Goose the Best Choice to Represent the Sabres!

This last day of 2008 isn't going as well as I expected, I have been feeling under the weather since Monday, coughing, congested, sore throat, so I decided to take Night Quil last night to knock myself out to sleep. Leaving myself 10 hours to sleep, well that plan didn't go as smoothly as I planned and I would wake up and cough uncontrollably. So, I have a terribly sore throat today, I'm still congested and drowsy and I sound like a man. Sexy, I know. To top it off I got a text message that I wasn't pleased about (won't bother everyone with the personal details) and the Sabres game last night was anything but fabulous. Even worse, I have good friends who live in DC and we have a friendly competition going on about who's NHL team is better. My Sabres or their Caps, said to say, they are currently winning. I got a nice reminder on facebook today about how the game worked in their favor last night. Luckily Cari, from the blog Sabrechaser, is helping me get my hands on a copy of the 2008-2009 Sabres Yearbook and that is the only reason I am smiling right now. (I know I've said it a hundred times already,  but thanks again!)

The way the Sabres played last night was just sad, I'm not going to elaborate because most of you reading this already know and listening to the Sabres post game interviews, they already know, no reason to beat a dead horse. I will say that some players were trying to make for the lack of effort given by others and played exceptionally well (ie Goose, Mair, Clarke, and Ellis). Me and Harley were at our regular Sabres game watching spot last night, the Pub, and the bartender, who is a Sabres fan, but calling it as he sees it, said after the first that we were playing like crap and going to lose, the only one trying out there was Gaustad the way he was hitting everyone last night. I said "yeah, Goose always gives 100%." Harley goes, "Hey! The fat lady hasn't sung yet, we still could win!" The bartender laughed and we made a deal with him that he couldn't complain about the game until it was officially over because me and Harley went to the March 19th game last year, where the Sabres were down 3 goals into the 3rd and they got six goals in the 3rd to win it 7-4. So, Harley and I always believe in Sabres comebacks. The bartender laughed at our Sabres Comeback theory and walked away, I yelled, "Hey! It can happen! In Ruff I Trust!" Harley just looked at me and said, "Nice, way to throw that one in there." Lindy knows what he's doing even if he has to beat his players into the ice. He may not want to do it, but he will if it's necessary. He's naming names and threatening to have players sit out, and in his own words, "They're not idle threats". I like how he was fair and gave credit to the players who did work hard and said if they are want to compete harder then they'll get to play. Sounds like a good plan to me Ruff, give the players the ice time that deserve it. This is why in Ruff I Trust. Lindy I think was royally p.o.ed because usually he gives at least a 5 minute interview or sometimes 8 or 9, but yesterday his interview was only 2 minutes and 15 seconds. I really wouldn't want to be the Sabres who gave the half-assed effort last night, I'm sure thy have a new bum hole by now thanks to the Ruffinator.

Goose also seemed very frustrated in his interview saying it was unacceptable and the team must be held accountable (I agree, Goose, I agree) starting with himself. (WAIT! Goose I don't agree! You were out there giving 110%! You always play acceptable and accountable, I know you don't want to point fingers at other teammates, but don't lie and say you need to lpay more acceptably and accountably, because it just isn't so!)

Speaking of Goose, the "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" campaign is giving it update for how many votes Goose currently has for the NHL All*Star game..... *drum roll please*..... 431! After watching last nights game is there anyone on the Sabres team who deserves to go to the NHL All*Star game more than Goose? I mean I'm not saying Vanek's stats aren't incredibly and shouldn't vote for other Sabres, but c'mon Goose works so hard, he deserves some sort of reward, like a chance to play at the NHL All*Star Game! So, please vote for Goose, I think we can all agree he deserves it!



Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Universe is Trying to Tell Me Something, Late Night Nostalgia, and News on the Buffalo Front: Pornstache, 12 Days, and Bossy Soup!

I've come to the conclusion that the universe just wants me to have a crush on Bill Pullman, it's inevitable. About two months ago I purchased one of my favorite movies, While You Were Sleeping, at a Flea Market for one whole dollar. I then proceeded to watch it as I went to sleep every night for a month, my love growing for Jack Callahan aka Bill Pullman. About two weeks ago I chose my favorite movie of all time, A League of Their Own, to be my bedtime movie for awhile, forgetting that Bill Pullman stars in it as Bob Hinson. Oh, he looks good in a WWII uniform! On Saturday night, Independence Day, was on and I always have a thing for responsible, courageous, good-looking, all- American boys in suits or military uniforms and well, Bill Pullman playing President Thomas J. Whitmore fits the bill. He's being added to the list of my permanent major crushes along with Rob Lowe, Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Pascal, and of course I can't forget Robert Redford. Pullman isn't a bad choice to be added to my growing list of major crushes, because only the finest specimens make it on the list.

Bill Pullman

I didn't get a chance to wish everyone a Merry Christmas on here, so here it is..... Merry Belated Christmas everyone! I hope it was absolutely fabulous. My Christmas was excellent this year. I got Mamma Mia!, Baby Mama, and the Sex and the City Movie. Along with a bunch of other things. I watched the Sex and the City Movie Sunday Night into the wee hours of Monday Morning and I really loved it, but it made me feel very nostalgic. It made me miss all my wonderful friends who are scattered across the Eastern Coast. *sigh* I sat there watching it, hugging my Bills pillow, and wanting to be with my friends. I almost called Chi Chi, but it was 2:30 in the morning and I thought that wasn't the best of ideas. Good Thing I'm going out with Harley tonight to watch the Sabres Game at our favorite pub. I need some girl time.

Update on the "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" Campaign. Good News if all my information is correct, Goose should be playing tonight! He listed in the depth chart on, so I'm taking that as a good sign. He's playing fourth line center with Paille and Ellis. As for the campaign, well, we need some more votes for our beloved Goose. He currently has..... *drum rolls please*..... 420 votes. Not bad, not bad, but he needs a few more to get there, so please vote for Goose and the rest of the Sabres. I'm a little shocked to see Vanek off the leaderboard list all together. He's had a tremendous season! So, while your taking the time to vote for Goose, take the time to write in Vanek as well.


I stumbled across an article online today that might sadden Drew Stafford a wee bit. Apparently, the pornstache was a great fashion faux pas of 2008, committed by Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Orlando Bloom, and of course Buffalo Sabres forward, Drew Stafford (only when he's rocking out and his doesn't appear to stay on the whole time, well, because that's ho he rolls). Even though Drew only wears his when he is personating his alter ego, the lead guitarist of the Rock Group Invisible Children, it still does make the pornstache fashion and it is still a great fashion faux pas. Sorry, Drew, but those looks only work for Ron Jeremy or Super Mario and in all reality the only one that looks good is Mario.


Super Mario

I'm not going to discuss the Bills/Patriots game on Sunday, well, because it was just depressing. So, we are not winning the Super Bowl in 2009, but you just wait until 2010, that's going to be the Bills year to win the Super Bowl! I did however appreciate the episode of 68 seconds with Langston Walker and the Bills singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Oh, I don't even know where to begin because I laughed so hard my stomach hurt. Leodis McKelvin sounding like the line of "9 ladies dancing" should be in a Kayne West song, the fact that Trent Edwards looks like a little kid at an elementary school chorus recital who is in his white buttoned up shirt and black tie and slacks who is taking his solo very seriously why all the other kids look scared poopless with stage fright or completely bored out of their minds, or Blake Constanzo not even attempting to sing, but just saying, "6 geese A-Layin'!", or Marshawn Lynch not even knowing the song and Langston feeding him his lines of camera,  or Jusin Jenkins' very off-key, but longly held note of "5 GOLDEN RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGS!", or my favorite Robert Royal smiling everytime after he finished saying, "and a partridge in a pair tree". I am aware of the fact they used the same clip over and over again, but still, it was fabulous.

This story just bring a lot of warmth to my heart. I love the fact that a true Bills fan won the ultimate prize of meeting Trent Edwards, absolutely fabulous and just in time for Christmas! What an awesome gift. I especially love how his daughter, who's a senior in high school, said, "I just met my future husband." That a girl! Way to dream big.

In honor of the Winter Classic on Thursday, I was checking out the Blackhawks and Red Wings' websites, when I came across this video of Brian Campbell aka Soupy, mic'd up on

Now, if memory serves me correctly, I don't remember Campbell being this vocal or bossy in Buffalo. He's especially riding Patrick Kane's butt and Kane doesn't argue back, maybe he thinks it's disrespectful to argue with your elders. I also don't remember Soupy being that much of a whiner or a whiner at all in Buffalo, look at 40 seconds into the video where he is whining to the ref. I seriously expect him to throw a tantrum five seconds after they stopped taping him. Apparently Chicago isn't agreeing with him as well as Buffalo did. Oh, well , you are the one that chose to leave Soupy, now we have to deal with the consequences of our decisions. Harley pointed out the other night that it's kind of ironic that Campbell has to play in another Winter Classic and maybe karma has kicked in for him leaving Buffalo, but he is the one that proclaimed at the microphone at the Bucking Buffalo while Miller when accompanying him on guitar, that "They were gonna freeze their asses of at the Ice Bowl" and complaining about having to play in it. Karma! Buffalo is the place to be, once you leave, your life goes down the shitter. (I tried to locate the video on youtube, but I think the person who posted it took it down, drat!).

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Chocolate Buddy, Say It Ain't So!, and Applause for Reggie Corner

Aahhhhh... the holidays, you gotta love them, right? The insane people at the stores, the Christmas Parties, Hearing from people that you haven't heard from in a REALLY long time, the food, yes all the glorious fattening food that I tell myself it's okay to eat because I'll worry about it after January 1! (I know, what's my excuse the rest of the year?) But I really do love Christmas, I love watching all the Christmas movies and spending time with loved ones. I had my dance studio's Christmas party last night and even though there was about 50+ children and teens running around, I still had a blast. I love my little guys. One of my favorite little dancers decided that we were going to be "Chocolate Buddies" because as she put it, "She LOOOOOOOVES chocolate and I LOOOOOOOOOVE chocolate, so we HAAAAAAAAAVE to be chocolate buddies!!!" Hey, no complaints here. Anytime I get to eat chocolate without any problems what-so-ever is a-okay by me! She's only 5, but her logic made complete sense to me. When it was dessert time we both went up to the dessert table together with our empty plates and she was holding my hand, walking in front of me and one of the older students was dishing up this awesome looking chocolate cake, pudding, whipping, and chocolate bar concoction and she asked my little chocolate buddy if she wanted some and she said "no" (She was eyeing the chocolate cupcakes with nutcrackers decorated on them.) I said "Oh, I'll take some, that looks AWESOME!" My little chocolate buddy goes, "Then I'll have some, we need to eat the exact same! We're chocolate buddies!" That's all I really wanted from the dessert table and as me and my chocolate buddy were making our way down the table I got stopped by another 5 year old to help her pour a glass of pop. So, I put my plate on the table and as I'm pouring the glass of pop, I see a chocolate chip cookie get placed on my plate and then I watch my buddy place one on her plate. I hand the other little girl her glass of pop and pick up my plate and another student's parent stops me a second to talk, as I'm talking and holding my dessert plate, I feel a plop right on my plate, it was my chocolate buddy placing one of those Hershey Kiss cookies on my plate and walking away and putting one on her plate, by the time she sat down and I got a chance to eat my dessert, I had much more dessert on my plate than I anticipated, but then a deal is a deal. I did agree to eat whatever my little chocolate buddy agreed to eat for dessert. I have to be honest my little five year old chocolate buddy put me to shame, she finished her first helping of dessert, which we both equally had the same thing, and she went up for two more cookies and a cupcake, I only finished the original Chocolate Cake, Pudding, Whip Cream, and Chocolate Bar Concoction, that I had plan to eat and then had to wrap all the little chocolate sweets my chocolate buddy had so kindly placed on my plate in a napkin and take them home. I just can't eat like I use to I guess. After words, my chocolate buddy and I decided to join the Dance Director's 8 year old son in a game of hockey in one of the empty dance studios. My little chocolate buddy wanted me to play with a baseball bat, but I'm really not sure how well that would work, but to be as innocent and imaginative as a 5 year old again. If only I were so lucky.

Being the campaign manager of the "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" campaign, I feel I must come up with excellent reasons on why people should vote Goose for the 2009 NHL All*Star Game. Well, I have stated in previous blogs the many of reasons why, but doing some research via internet, I've come to realize that Goose is greatly unappreciated, take the Sabres Red Carpet Event a few months back, now I was not there so this is something I red on someone's facebook page, but hey facebook doesn't lie, esp. with someone's relationship status, am I right? But apparently he arrived with my favorite All*Star goalie Ryan Miller and everyone was so excited about Miller's arrival, they forgot to announce Goose! WHAT! ZAAAA! SAY IT AIN'T SO! CRAZINESS! :-O!!! How sad is that? I mean they announced all the rookies, schnookies, and schmelts, but not a hardworking, nice, does so much for the community and people of this world, good looking guy like Goose! Something is terribly wrong with this world today and I don't like it. Here is a pic of the horrific incident.....


I know, I know, not the best pic, but it's all I could dig up. *sigh* I know Miller is a great guy and all, no arguing that, he created his own ice cream flavor and as a grown adult who has her own 5 year old chocolate buddy, I can certainly appreciate how kick arse that is, but c'mon Goose deserves just as much respect! So, Goose fans everywhere unite and go and Honk the Vote! Vote for Goose for the 2009 NHL All*Star Game! Because as of 3pm there was only..... *drum roll please*..... 402 votes! That's fabulous and all, but we need a wee bit more to get him there, so jump on your (which you already are on if you are reading this because this blog doesn't come in paperback) and go to and write in Goose for the Eastern Conference Forwards!

Goose Ace & Blades

I'm glad to say that I received an early Christmas Present. The return of Trent Edwards!!! :-)!!! Yes, Tredwards was back as the lead signal caller of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at 4:00pm EST in Denver at Mile High Stadium against Jay Cutler and the Denver Broncos and the Bills.... WON! I know the Bills are out of the playoffs whether they win or lose their last two games, but if we can't go to the playoffs why should we hand it over to the teams we still have to play. We might as ruin their chances to play into the post-season if we can. Hey if we can't be happy in Buffalo neither can you in Denver and New England, if we can help it. I must say not only did Trent play fairly well there was a couple of other players who were really earning their paychecks ie Fred Jackson and Reggie Corner. Fred Jackson has been playing tremendously for a good amount of the season, but Reggie Corner? Where did he come from? I'm not gonna lie, I didn't even realize he was a player on the Bills, I don't recall hearing that name. I will say this, I'll remember his name now. He was playing with such gusto and every fiber of his being he deserves an extra round of applause because he was just tremendous. *taking a moment to applaud Reggie Corner* With that being said, I'm really glad the Bills one, Buffalo really needed a nice Christmas gift and I think they got one.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Don't Forget My Blue Cheese, That Would Be Goalie Interference If I Do Say So Myself, and All That Jazz!

I haven't written a blog in eons and I feel so much has happened in Sabresland and 1 Bills Drive, but there is not enough hours in the day to write about them, so I will only touch on the this I remember and want to comment on.

First and foremost, The Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09! campaign. Me and Harley did wear them to the bar that evening and the only one that really took note was the bartender who are slowly becoming friends with because we are becoming regulars at this particular pub because we like to watch the Sabres games there. He looked at our shirts and asked if we made them, I replied, yes with masking tape and spray paint and he laughed and walked away, I hollered after him "Don't forget my Blue Cheese!". I like to dip my fries in Blue Cheese, it's one of my many weird eating habits. So, I don't think taking the campaign to the streets has gone quite as well as anticipated, but hey maybe our bartender friend went online and voted for Goose. Every vote helps. Sad to say though our candidate for who our campaign revolves around is currently injured *sad face* with an upper body injury. Hopefully, he will get well soon.

The video below is highlights from the December 17th game against New Jersey. I know we lost, but I like Goose's screw you goal in third after New Jersey got their fifth goal, but goalie interference should have been called and it shouldn't have counted. Goose got a goal right after that and it looked like take that! Look are 4:18 into the video. Also, I love how Goose was ready to throw down the gloves with Martin 2 second left in the game. AWESOME!

So, the number of votes Goose is up to today is *drum roll please* 377. My new objective for this campaign is to break a 1,000. That would be fierce!

Goose Green

I think Miller is taking some fashion advice from Goose....

Miller Catwalk Promo

I know, I know, this is a promo for Miller's Catwalk for Charity and I think that is Kaleta on the left, but who is the guy on the right? I couldn't figure it out. Is a hockey player or now? I like how miller is trying to be all 1920s Chicago, I don't think Buffalo was every gangster like that. All I can think of from this pic is one of my favorite movies and musicals "Chicago". I wonder which one of the Sabres would be Billy Flynn? My money's on Derek Roy. It just seems fitting, just one of those things in life you know is right but you just can't explain why.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Campaign Lives On!, Booty Grabbing in Sabresland, and Miller Doesn't Cry Wolf Unless It's Warranted!

The "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" lives on! Me and Harley did as we promised and made our Honk the Vote! t-shirts. It only took us 4 1/2 hours, but it was well worth it. We spent about 3 1/2 hours masking taping the blank t-shirts before and during the Bills game against Miami. The Bills weren't playing so hot, so all my attention was focused on the t-shirt making of the Honk the Vote! campaign. I personally think they should have let Gibran play the second half, seriously, what did we have to lose? Losing the game? I mean at least we could have seen how he played under the pressure during a true NFL game, but I'm not the coach, so I guess Jauron knows best. Hopefully Trent will be back for this Sunday's game. Hopefully, *crosses fingers*

Back to the campaign.... After the 3 1/2 hours of masking taping our t-shirts, we went out in the 10 degree or less weather and spray painted the shirts for about an hour. We were in my garage mind you, so at least we were blocked from the wind, but it was still colder out there than a penguin's butt! We brought my hair dryer out to dry the shirts so we could spray the front and back of the shirts, we also used it as a hand warmer, because at one point I couldn't feel my hands and I don't think Harley could either. So the process went, one was spraypainting, the other hairdrying, I'm sure we were quite the site if anyone was observing us. But after all that, we have Honk the Vote! t-shirts to wear to the pub tonight! Here are some pics of our awesome shirts....


Front of Harley's T-shirt!


Front of my t-shirt!


Back of my t-shirt!


Sleeve of my t-shirt. #28!

About $10 worth in supplies and 4 1/2 hours of freezing manual labor = priceless because we get to support one of the hardworking hockey players NHL and try to get him a spot on the NHL All*Star team.


The total number of votes for Gaustad today are..... *drum rolls please*... 300! An even 300! Not too shabby. I will say I'm a little nervous about any Sabre being on the Roster because Vanek, Teppo, and Miller keep sliding down the leader board, so they need votes too.

I was unable to watch the game on Monday against Pittsburgh, because I had to teach, but when I came into work on Tuesday my boss was talking about how awesome it was the hit Goose had on Lovejoy..... "Welcome to the NHL Lovejoy!" It was a really awesome hit and I was able to track it down on youtube. Actually it's highlights from the entire game, but if you watch at about 4:18 you can see the awesome check by Goose. Absolutely, amazing! (Another reason why you should vote for him *wink*) I also like the save where Miller looks like he's grabbing I think it's Sekera's butt, of course I laughed at this because of course it was completely unintentional, but I didn't expect it and I had a good little chuckle. (It's at about 1:40, if you want to check it out).

Apparently Monday nights game had a lot of verbal abuse between the Sabres and the Refs. I read that Gerbe had a penalty for abuse to the officials and of course, I'm sure we all know how the Ref. told Miller to go F himself. Craziness! I would like to know what Gerbe said to receive that penalty and what in the world possessed the Ref. to say that to Miller. According to the Buffalo News and the NHL there is  no Miller incident. I've always had a lot of respect for Miller and he really doesn't seem like the type of person to make false allegations. He doesn't seem like the boy who would cry "WOLF!", just to receive some extra attention. The NHL could be trying to cover it's booty and making this statement and making it appear like a miscommunication, but my gut instinct says that Miller's telling the truth. The Ref. may have been stressed (I will agree with Lindy and Rivet that an officiator's job is never easy) and said something that he may now regret, but if it did happen the NHL and the Ref. accused have to own up to it. I really honestly doubt Miller is lying, I just can't see it. He's a smart guy, he knows that making false accusations could make him lose his credibility as a player and a person. He's got too much to risk if he loses his credibility, as a hockey player, business owner, and of course his charity. My brain just can't grasp the fact that Ryan is making it up, I just can't see it. I will say I love the fact that Danny Paille skated over to Miller to see if everything was all right. That shows great team chemistry for the Sabres.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Soupy's Campaign Vs. Goose's Campaign, 28 Years Old and We Haven't Learned It's Not Okay to Harass Your Fans, and Lovin' the Wooly Mammoth Look!

Brian Campbell must be paying more for his campaign manager for the 2009 NHL All*Star Game than Paul Gaustad is for me. (Which is Goose Egg by the way, no pun intended, okay maybe a little pun intended) I recently came upon this commercial for Brian Campbell's campaign.

Now before you start feeling bad for Goose that I haven't created one of these finely directed and acted campaign video's for him, you have to take a few things into consideration, A) I don't even know Goose and he doesn't know me, so I wouldn't be able to get his permission to approve this message, B) This is pretty much an underground, boredom preventer campaign, which myself and Harley (and a few other Goose Fans) have decided to try and get Goose voted in for the 2009 NHL All*Star Game via write-in votes. C) Since I have never once backed down from a challenge in my life, I have now taken it upon myself to get Goose voted into the NHL All*Star game, but the financial means for such fabulous advertising like Soupy's isn't there. D) I could create one of those videos or not to toot my own horn an even more kickass one, but I can't figure out how to download videos to youtube, go figure.

So, there you have it, my list of reasons of why I can't be as good a campaign manager as Soupy's. The odds are against me. I try really, but I just can't seem compete with that. I will say this, is Soupy's campaign manager writing a blog about voting for Soupy and leaving photoshopped pictures that have a catchy slogan on why to vote for Soupy or are they and their best friend making t-shirts with said slogan and wearing them to the bar while watching Soupy play. I think not and that's where Goose's campaign beats Soupy's. Online commercials, who needs them? Not Goose, that's for damn sure.


Speaking of the campaign the total number of votes today are.... *drum roll please*..... 265! Slowly, but surely, we're getting there, slowly, but surely.

Sean Avery, I never liked the guy, my favorite moment with him was when Derek Roy tripped him in the 2007 playoffs during the Rangers. Classic. I will always respect Derek for that. In any event apparently he is seeking counseling for (it's been rumored) anger management. All right, I'm all for counseling and receiving help mentally, emotionally, physically when you need it. Anyone who is trying to better themselves, kudos to you. With that being said, shouldn't he have still known how to behave like a human being? I mean, he's 28 years old, he's played 7 seasons in the NHL, and if he had an ounce of common sense, he should know you don't harass you fans, media, or pretty much anyone because you're in the spotlight and you can get fined or suspended by your organization. Especially repeated times. I couldn't do that to costumers at my job, one time and my boss would fire me and give me a don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. So, why in the world did he think he was above the mere mortals of this earth and could treat people this way without some sort of repercussions? It's beyond me. What kills me most about this article is that Brett Hull (ugh! That name still infuriates me "NO GOAL!" your foot was in the friggin' crease! But I digress....) makes it seem like every pro-athlete acts like this and it's cool for him to be suspended a few games as long as he is seeking help. All for him seeking help,  but really? He didn't know the difference between right and wrong behavior by the time he was I don't know say 5? *rolls eyes* Well, hopefully he will learn how to behave like a decent human being. Good Luck Sean, I have a feeling you're going to need it.

Reflecting on the comments from my last blog, yes I agree Goose does look a little Wooly Mammoth-ish, but I must say it works for him. I usually like my guys clean shaven, but Goose is one of the few guys facial hair works for him (another reason to vote for him, facial hair doesn't work for Soupy). And Harley, Dec. 10th is Wed. and not a Monday, I do teach Monday nights, so I won't be able to watch games then, hence why I said the 10th, which is Wed, because I don't teach that night, look at a calendar, Harley, look at a calendar. GEESH! ;-)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

L is for the Way You Look When You're Busting that Egyptian Solider Boy Move at the Roxbury, Give Gibran a Chance, and Slacking on the Campaign Trail

It's been awhile since I last posted actually I started to write a post on Black Friday, but stopped midway through. Basically it was me venting about my Black Friday experience and how I don't function waking up at the ass crack of dawn. I'll spare everyone the elaborate details.

I went to my good friend Tallie's wedding this week-end and it was a blast! I had the best time (something  I really needed). This wedding has to be one of the top weddings I ever attended. The reception hall was gorgeous! Grand staircase and all. The bride and groom's first dance was to the song that goes, "L is for the way you look at me...." and in the middle of the song the started doing the Night at the Roxbury head bob into the entire dance, the Solider Boy dance, Walk Like an Egyptian, The Apache Dance, and I think a few more, finishing with the song they started with. No one expected it, not even the maid of honor, which was Chi Chi btw. It was great. I told the groom afterwards he did an excellent job and he said, "Yeah, it was two weeks worth of practice and me going, 'Ok, I'll do it..... No I can't!.... ok, I will.... Wait! I can't!.... Ok, I will....".... haha.... awesome. It was a lot of fun and a great time to catch up with friends I haven't seen in awhile.

While, I was at the wedding Harley texted me the scores of the Sabres/Canadiens game. When the final score of the game text came, I was said a crap outloud! and my good friend Luan, goes, what's wrong? I go the Sabres just lost, she said oh, like you and your sabres, when we were in rehearsals during the 2006-2007 NHL playoff season, you were constantly talking about how your Sabres were kicking ass and taking names and going to win the Stanley Cup and you are the stereotypical crazy Buffalo Sports fan. Her roommate during college was from East Aurora and a HUGE Sabres fan as well. She understands how I bleed blue and gold during hockey season, that's why I'm friends with her and love her. But I digress, so after an amazing season start for both the Bills and Sabres, it appears they are both running out of gas to win the race. hmmmmmmm...... being the die-hard fan that I am, I still am going to say that this is still Buffalo's year and we are still going to win the Super Bowl and Stanley cup! I still Billieve! This is just a big pothole in the road. Nothing we can't overcome.

I am not liking Trent Edwards being injured though! This means Losman has to go in..... after his performance in the second half of last Sunday's game, this makes me a wee bit nervous, but maybe he can get his act together this week, maybe? Can we skip over him and try and see how well Gibran Hamdan plays? I mean we already know how Losman plays, so why not give Gibran a chance? He never has had the opportunity to play in an NFL game, so let's give him a shot, shall we? He is Trent Edwards right hand man, maybe some of Tredwards talent, work ethic, leadership, and professionalism rubbed off on Gibran or maybe he already possesses all theses qualities. Personally I don't know because we never really hear anything about him. Heck, if Tredwards can't play on Sunday, why not give Gibran a chance, in all seriousness what is there to lose?

Since, I have pretty much slacked on my campaign duties for the "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" campaign, I am going to try and make up for it. All right who am I kidding, believe it or not I actually do have a life, well a professional life, my social is slacking and my personal, well let's not even open that can of worms, this campaign isn't going to receive my undivided attention, but it's a nice time filler when am a wee bit bored and well I honestly do believe Paul Gaustad should play in the 2009 NHL All*Star Game. So, the updates no the campaign front are as follows:

~ Sunday after Church, Sunday School, and me running the Sunday School Christmas Program Practice me and Harley will be making the "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" t-shirts and will be wearing the t-shirts to the pub we watch the Sabres game at on Dec. 10th games and will officially be taking the Honk the Vote! campaign to the streets that day!

~ Goose currently has *drum roll please*......260 votes! Once again, this is campaign is going slowly, but surely! I'm hoping for more votes once we take the campaign to the street.

~ I  have also sent my friends messages via facebook and myspace about voting, but most of them aren't hockey fans, so they may not be voting.....

That's the latest update from the "Honk the Vote! Gaustad in '09!" campaign. Thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign and keep honking!