I got this awesome award from Jill at the blog Is This My Life Really? and I'm not going to lie it made my entire day. I'm glad that my random quirky thoughts and ramblings bring a smile to someone's face. Following the rules of the award, I must name 10 people's blog who bring a smile to my face. So, here it goes...
~ M.J. (even though she's on hiatus for the time being)
I enjoy reading all your blogs greatly and thanks for making me smile.
Continuing my thought from my last blog and I am aware that I am looooooooooong overdue for a decent blog entry. Sometimes life's events just get in the way of the really important things like blogging. Anyway I digress.
I promised to touch on the topic on why Ryan Miller makes me laugh greatly. Ryan Miller does not have the obvious frat boy, I'm only being funny so people notice me humor like ie Andrew Peters. I'm not putting Petey down for this and stating that this is a character flaw, because it's not I love Petey's in your face sense of humor, but Miller's humor does not follow this route at all. Miller's is the more intellectual type, dry sense of humor that you have to listen closely to and he's not going to repeat his punchline if you don't understand the joke or pun, he's just going to move on because the moment has passed. He's also funny because he's so dang serious sometimes that when he does make quips or jokes it catches you off guard and it's funny because he said it. If someone else said that same exact thing it wouldn't be funny at all because you might expect it from them, but coming from the serious goaltender that eats, sleeps, and breathe the game of hockey, it's rather roll on the floor until your eyes water hilarious. I'm not even going to give an example because if you are a Sabres fan, you know from Miller's interviews and blog what I'm talking about. I just wanted to point out that every time Miller updates his blog, it makes me chuckle, well I should say giggle, that sounds more feminine.
A little side note to Ryan, I'm a wimp to when it comes to getting inked too. I've always said I would get the Bon Jovi Have a Nice Day Smile tattooed on my low back to the right side (so I wouldn't have an official quote unquote "tramp stamp") for two reasons. 1) I LOVE Bon Jovi. and 2) I try to be a glass is half full kind of girl even though the world throws many obstacles my way and people can try to tell you that it's impossible to follow your dreams, but I like to live by a few motto's... Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. .... and one from the Big Guy, "If you think you can you can. If you think you can't you can't." ... The Big Guy also gave me some really important advice in my life, "If never cost anything to be nice" and "Kill 'Em With Kindness" (basically it's hard for some to be mean to you if you're being nice to them or if they are trying to get on your nerves don't let them, just be kind to them, it will drive them nuts even more.) My favorite line from the Bon Jovi song Have a Nice Say is "When the World Gets in My Way, I Say 'Have a Nice Day!'" I love it! The joke was if I ever got that tattoo and someone ticked me off I would just smile, turn around, flash my Bon Jovi Smiley Tattoo and walk away all the while waving and saying have a nice day. But this will never happen for the mere fact that I am too a wimp like Miller when it comes to having my body inked.
The bittersweetness of playoff hockey this season. I love play-off hockey and the grit and intensity involved, but disappointed the Sabres are not apart of it again this season. Next year, it's going to be our year. From the interviews on sabres.com, I think the Sabres realize that they have to do something, what that something is I don't know, but hey that's why I'm not pay the mucho bucks by the Sabres organization to figure it out. I'm just a fan. I do believe that the Sabres' roster has out of this world talent, they just need to find a way to click. I was really glad to hear Derek Roy say that the excuse of these guys being a young team just isn't cutting the mustard anymore because a lot of them are filling into the roles of the experienced players. (Those aren't Roy's words verbatim) He has a point. Look at teams like Chicago where Toews who is 20 is their captain and they are in the playoffs. Although I do get really irked when people say that would should have never let players go like Drury, Briere, or Campbell. Those three didn't single handedly get us into the Eastern Conference Finals two years in a row or win the President's Trophy. Miller, Pominville, Gaustad, Roy, Vanek, Spacek, Lydman, Tallinder, Paetsch, Paille, Afinogenov, Hecht, Mair, Peters, Stafford, and Lindy all helped us accomplish those achievements and they're still here playing for us. (Okay, maybe not Max for much longer, but that's beside the point.) I especially get P.O.'ed when people say Ruff needs to no longer be the Sabres coach. That's just a big pile of malarky! Ruff works so hard for the Sabres and he maybe a part of the reason for the results of the last two seasons, but he's also a part of the reason for the prior two seasons before that. He can only do so much before the rest lies in the hands of the players. I'm glad that the players weren't blaming Lindy and standing up for him and I'm glad he'll be back again. Because I might just boycott Sabres hockey if they got rid of Ruff because in Ruff I Trust.
I'm shocked that Pominville, Gaustad, and Miller aren't playing in the World's. Were they not asked or did they decline? I can't see them turning down an invitation, but maybe they wanted some down time from hockey. Who knows? I will say this, has anyone seen Mr. Drew Stafford's World's Bio Picture. All I have to say is, "Looking Good, Staff. It's about time you got a hair cut. You were looking pretty unkempt by the end of the season, but I rather have you concentrate on your game than your appearance, because let's face it your being paid to score goals and play a solid hockey game by the Sabres organization, not be the next model for GQ."