Friday, March 16, 2007

I Got a Puck!

Bonnie and I went to a Wildcatter's hockey game tonight. They're in first place in their division of the ECHL and they won tonight and it was a great game and that's all well and good, but the important thing is: I GOT A PUCK!
Of course, after years of attending more concerts than hockey games, when I dropped Bonnie off, I kept shouting, "I GOT A PICK! I GOT A PICK!"
She said, "You didn't get a pick. You got a puck."
"Oh, yeah. That's right." I said. "I GOT A PUCK! I GOT A PUCK!"

I bought Bonnie and I two seats on the glass (front row for you non-hockey people) which makes the game very exciting...IF the action is on your end of the arena. That's a big "if." Most of the action was not on our end of the arena. So, we spent a lot of time talking and watching everything except hockey.

Toward the end of the game, we weren't really paying attention to anything in particular when Bonnie looked to our left and said, "What's that?" It sort of looked like a bird or something skipping along the seats. In a split second, I realized that it was a puck that had been shot all the way across the arena and it was headed straight at us.

Before even thinking about what I was doing, I jumped out of my chair, ran toward where the puck had landed and stared down a guy who was also going for the puck. I had the advantage, however, because I could actually see where the puck had landed while he only had a general idea of where it was. I grabbed the puck with an "in your face, sucka" move that would have impressed all of you.

Below are some more pics and a few videos.


Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

"In yo face, SUCKAAA!" HAhahaha. You make me laugh. :)

Susan in St. Paul said...

Yeah Laurie!

Laurie said...

Jen - I think I'll make a necklace out of it. Perhaps wear it in your wedding. :)

Susan - Yeah, me!!

Anonymous said...

I bet that guy walked away and mumbled, "Mother pucker."

Laurie said...


Grimm said...

Get the puck outta here!

Great job! Those were seriously great seats. Wonder if I could score a pair that close around here?

Laurie said...

Grimm - It was so cool!