First, the Catwalk for Charity III hosted by Ryan Miller and his charity the Steadfast Foundation. I was not in attendance at this event due to the lack of funds to buy tickets and I was already had a prior commitment of chaperoning about 50 dance students ages 4 - 17 at a dance competition and entering the young ones playing duck, duck, goose or as they like to call it toilet, toilet, flush. My how things have changed since I was a kid. I had a blast at the competition with my kids and am very proud of their performances, but R. Mill's event sounds like it was quite an evening. From what I can deduce from other people's blogs, facebook, and other internet sources the Sabres themselves had a good time and a few of them may have consumed a little too many alcoholic beverages and acted in ways they normally wouldn't have (nothing bad, they were just relaxed and acting like regular guys would after consuming alcohol and being at a party). I love the fact that Tim Connolly did the worm! I get picked on by my friends for having crushes on guys because of weird quirks, and one weird quirk I find extremely attractive in guys is if they can do the dance move "the worm". I had a crush on a male cheerleader from another school when I was a sophomore in high school because he could do the worm and displayed his talent during a cheerleading competition on time. It also helped that he was well built, had amazing blue eyes, gorgeous wavy, blond, surfer locks, and he looked like a male model, but that is completely beside the point. I might have a mini-crush on Tim Connolly until about Friday because he busted out the worm at the Catwalk for Charity.
THE WORM! Look at those guns! Dang!
Apparently he was happy with his moves.
Pominville didn't seem to be the most entertaining Sabre of the evening, actually what I can figure out he flew below the radar minus his strut on the Catwalk with Ryan. I found this picture and noticed that Pommer's left hand is a little heavier than usual. Did he get married and I missed it? Not that I would expect to be invited or even notified, but the other Sabres that got married or engaged recently have made it publicly known or it was leaked out. (ie Vanek, Peters, Paille, and Paetsch) Either Pommer's is really good at keeping him private life, well, private or he flew to Vegas during the All*Star break and tied the knot with Kim (that was her name wasn't it?). Or maybe he's not married at all and he's like the Jonas Brothers and it's a purity ring. I've never heard of a professional athlete wearing a purity ring before, but I guess stranger things have happened.
All I have to say is when did that happen and what does it mean?
Drew Stafford, where do I even begin with this guy? First of all Drew reminds me of the guy on the team who is very laidback and makes the smartass remarks without caring who he may offend and the remarks he makes usually goes over people's head that should be offended by them. He also reminds me of the typical college frat boy. Most of the guys who have joined the Sabres roster after playing college hockey try to give off this professional persona and make it seem like their college days are behind them. This does not seem like Drew. He seems like the guy who wakes up 5 minutes before he is suppose to leave for the rink throws on clothes that have been on the floor for a few weeks and have only been worn twice, so they are still considered clean because they smell the least and have no stains on them, maybe brushes his teeth, takes a quick swig of milk or OJ out of the carton, grabs his keys and gear and is out the door. I could be way off on this theory, but he just gives off that vibe. He's the type of guy, that not only is he athletically gifted, but he probably didn't have to work that hard at school to pull slightly above average grades. He reminds me of a guy in my public speaking class in college that got all A's on his speeches, but never actually prepared one before hand. He just knew what topic he had to talk about and just ab libbed his speech, but he was so relaxed and a natural public speaker and naturally funny, he pulled it off. I on the other prepared the entire before, but got so nervous when I got in front of the class, I was lucky if I pulled a C and I hated that guy for being able to naturally give speeches, but he was so charismatic and good-looking, my hatred would turn into a mini-crush. That reminds me of Drew, I have never met him, but again he gives off that vibe. So, back to the Catwalk for Charity, according to Drew's Monday morning interview with Larry Norton and 97 Rock, he stated that he normally isn't the kind of guy to wear nice clothes, but since it was a charity event, he wore a nice shirt and pants and found out he wasn't dressed properly because everyone else was sporting Zoot Suit (little factoid about me: I LOVE Zoot Suits!). So, he had to come up with a quick outfit, which in his words he looked Amish. I know plenty of Amish and none of them wear anything like that, the word I would use to describe Drew's ensemble, Hobo. He reminds me of the Hobo in The Polar Express. That Hobo irritates me because I have no idea what relevance he has to that movie other than to creep the main character out. Pointless, I say.
Drew's many looks for the evening.
I don't know how in the world I missed this, but Patrick Lalime is very good looking. He looked extremely handsome at the Catwalk and I just realized I love his smile.
I think Mike Weber may have not understood the theme of the Catwalk was the Roaring '20s and not Disney's greatest movies because what other reason would he dress as Aladdin?
I'm only posting this picture because being immature and corny as I sometimes am and Paille's pink feather headpiece looks absolutely lovely! (I am aware of the fact that it is one of the models, but the angle is just perfect to assume it is his.)
Speaking of Paille, I'm glad to hear his fiance, Dana (right?), won the bid on the puppy, Capone, after losing to T-Bo's wife last year. Speaking of T-Bo, whatever happened to him? And whatever happened to Pratt? And you never really hear anything about Briere anymore do you? Interesting....
Apparently in the off-season the Sabres are going to tour as the Knox Plaza Band with Miller on Guitar, Lydman on Drums, Stafford playing either guitar or drums and Derek Roy as the lead singer. I think Derek is jealous at the fact that Larry Quinn and Ronan Tynan have asked Miller and Stafford to play at Ronan's Christmas Concert and not him. He was just seizing the opportunity to flex his golden pipes at the Catwalk in hopes that fans will call Larry and vote for him (American Idol Style) to participate in Ronan's next Buffalo Concert.
Andrew Peters' Zoot Suit is something to behold and he reminds me of Robert Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond. The episode where Robert and Debra go swing dancing and Ray gets jealous. When Brad Garrett is wearing the Zoot Suit in that episode it reminds me of Andrew Peters' and his flashy attire at the Catwalk.
Bryce Miller's attire makes me think he should be slinging newspapers on Michigan Ave. and saying, "Get Your Newspapers! Sabres Crush Senators in 10-0 Shut Out! Miller might as well be a Brick Wall!" I was justing wanting to see a video on youtube of Bryce singing "I'm the King of New York" from the Newsies.
I love the fact that for the Catwalk the entire Miller family is involved, including Ryan's grandparents. (No Drew Miller, but I'm sure if his grueling hockey schedule would allow it, he would be there.) I must say they are a good-looking family at that. I mean my family is pretty awesome, but we can't really compare to the Millers. They're doing good and being fashionable all at the same time. My family does good, we just aren't fashionable. We all can't have our cake and eat it too, well, unless you are a Miller, then you can, because you are talented and kind enough to do so.
I loved the pictures of the Sabres' cut outs in gangster attire. I need one of these, actually I want one of Lindy that can stare at me and intimidate me into working out, when I feel I deserve a lazy day. I would be sitting on the couch with a box of cheesy whale crackers from Wally World ready to watch the VH1 marathon of America's Next Top Model and the Lindy cut out in gangster clothes would be giving me the "I will kick your ass from here to Timbuktoo, if you don't get off your lazy arse and work out". And because you don't mess with the Ruffinator, I would get up and work out, that or turn it around so it wouldn't stare at me. Probably the latter. Speaking of which, where is Lindy during these Catwalk events? I never see pictures of him at one? hmmmmm...
Last, but certainly not least, Goose. I'm still campaigning that he should be chosen for the US's 2010 winter olympic hockey team. I mean, he has an upper body injury and he still came to the Catwalk to raise money for charity. This guy just has a heart of gold. To top it off, he also showed the crowd a good time by throwing caution to the wind and chug-a-lugging a drink right on the Catwalk. This guy is awesome, no doubt in that.
My conclusion on all this that I have observed via internet is I need to save some funds so I can go next year. I mean it seems like a grand old time and it helps raise money for charity and that is the best reason of all.
Disclaimer: None of these pictures are mine and were borrowed from various people who attended this event. If any of these are your pictures and you would like them taken off or credit, just send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!