Cover Your Ears -- and Maybe Your Eyes

Today's theme for the March Photo-A-Day is LOUD. Y'know, hockey is a loud game. The crack of the puck on a stick or of bodies on the boards punctuate the action; the airhorn or siren wail signals a goal or the end of a period. The crowd can be amazingly loud, especially home team crowds when they're cheering on their favorite team, exhorting the skaters to unleash the fury, or hollering at the referee for... Read more →

Hockey Talk

Holy smokes! The Habs are leading the Red Wings by a score of 5 to 0, and it's only the start of the second period! On paper, the Red Wings should be in charge of this game. Such is not the case so far. If this keeps up, I will not earn another hat trick in the NHL Hat Trick Challenge game on Speaking of hat tricks, how about that Matty Hatty last night?... Read more →

Baked and Decorated

Well, mroe or less. I still have a batch of cookies to bake. I am a little hinky about these cookies because they require rolling out and cutting with cookie cutters. The dough is currently getting nice and cold in the fridge. It tastes great -- maple-y and rich. I splurged and used some Kerrygold Irish butter, which is so tasty I have to resist just straight up eating it. See, I am not good... Read more →


Here are some vignettes from the past week. Once a Mom, always a Mom. Last Monday morning, it was 33 degrees. That is, in a word, cold. Most people with a modicum of common sense would wear warm clothes: long sleeves, jackets, hats, that sort of thing. Alas, there are those who do not possess common sense, like this young woman on the Metro: I really wanted to wag my finger at her and say,... Read more →

Busiest Weekend Ever

I have been tossed about by a veritable social whirlwind the last few days. Where to begin? How about Saturday? Joe and I picked up the lovely and talented Deb Siobhan and tootled off down to the Renaissance Festival. We saw many wonderful sights -- including the shows -- while we were there, including this satyr-ical fellow that we spotted while we waited in the medieval ATM line. We decided that he was not an... Read more →

The Past Week in Ten Bullet Points

Hey there. It's been a long week. Let me sum up in my favorite form, the bulleted list. I went to a dinner for Joe, who made the President's Club at his retail establishment. The management treated all of the honorees (and a few assorted other folks and management sorts) to dinner at Olive Garden. The honorees also got a goody bag with a new name tag, business cards, and a certificate for a day... Read more →

We Are Louder!

If you follow the Stanley Cup playoffs at all, then you know that my beloved Capitals recently played two games in New York, at Madison Square Garden. You also know that our jolly coach, Bruce Boudreau, dissed the venue in an offhand sort of way. He said it was kind of a dump (not a quote) and that it wasn't as loud as Verizon Center. This made for some fun fan dynamics as the Rangers... Read more →

Ten Reasons I Am Nervous

The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tonight, and I am nervous. Why are you nervous? I hear you cry. Here's why. 1. It's the Stanley Cup Playoffs -- the reason for the previous 82 games. 2. My beloved Capitals have not done well in the Stanley Cup playoffs. 3. Dennis Wideman is hurt! 4. Greenie is playing his first game in months -- he's been sidelined with a concussion. 5. We are playing the New York... Read more →

A Hockey Date

Joe had to work last Sunday, so I went to the hockey game with another handsome guy, my 12-year old grandnephew Carter. It was Carter's first hockey game, so I spent some time telling him about the game and filling him in on the rituals, like how to taunt the other team's goalie after we score (All your fault!) and how to cheer along with Horn Guy and Goat and how to holler C-A-P-S CAPS!... Read more →