Sunday, June 11, 2017

playoff update

Hello, this is Kendra just doing a quick blog post to say I was going to watch game six today but I decided to go for a walk outside. I just spoke with my neighbour who thinks Pittsburgh will win tonight with the right bounce or a little luck, I think Nashville will win tonight and don't mind if either wins, for Nashville we love PK Subban and of course for Pittsburgh there is Crosby and nervoustime faves Malkin and who doesn't want to see Ron Hainsey win a Stanley cup.

But really I haven't watched a single playoff game (I spent some playoff time in Myanmar, here is one photo below) and this post is just a reminder to go outside and to let everyone know the nervoustime crew will be back next year hopefully with more to say.

Beauty on, xo

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Jets vs. Bruins, live from Ste. Anne

Hi from Ste. Anne Manitoba. Jen and Darcy are back from down under and hosting the crew at their rural homestead. Rebecca, Matt, Eric, Trevor, Jen, Darcy, Tracey, Gene and myself, Kendra are all in attendance.

'there is a band playing tonight at the Ste Anne hotel'.....

we have the game paused because it took awhile to come together. We did acknowledge this is our first blog since the election of Donald Trump.

Rebecca on her Evander Kane jersey 'I don't remember if I threw it in the garbage because I didn't want anyone to have it or if I gave it to the goodwill. I knew when I was moving I didn't want that energy in my house.'

Tracey and Jen are both wearing their nervoustime jerseys. Eric wearing the funk 66 jets jersey (borrowed)

Trevor - 'are you working?" unaware of our blog or potentially what a blog is

'if you would have googled eric wahl before you started dating you would have found our blog trevor' - rebecca

no score. highlight so far the description of puck handling 'feathered it ever so ginergly'

discussion of pronunciation of laine and ehlers names 'its lane to me' - j. funk

delicious food all around tho including red potato hashbrowns and sobeys chicken wings, 'they are very meaty'

'is anyone else excited for save on foods' - 'they have people making perogies in store'

it's a powerplay for winnipeg.

matt actually built the save on foods.

moving on to a spirited discussion of movies / tracey has gone to two movies in the last two weeks, arrival and dr. strange - recommends 'dr. strange if you had to choose but go see both'

rebecca on petan wearing 19 ' it's too soon to take slater's number'

Slater Jim we miss you xo

Discussion of whether or not a goalie can receive a penalty. Verdict? Yes.  Something about a Trapezoid rule.  Seems bogus because the goalie doesn't actually serve it.

Smoko has strong feelings about someone. Turned out to be prophetic, as Smoko was right on the money.

That one player is unreasonably tall for a hockey player. 6'9".  And what kind on name is that anyway? Serbian?

Food was EPIC. Shoutouts to the Pakora from Charisma, which Eric feels would be a good name for a gay bar, but isn't sure why.

The sartorial Don Cherry wore a white suit emblazoned with black moustaches.  Very editorial. Must be a Movember thing.  Don Cherry says you can't beat guys from WPG for toughness.  Scar prevention tip of the night, "Rub some cocoa butter on that and it'll come right out."

Tracey tells us about Pilot Mound's senior citizen fundraising calendar and the oldest model is in his 90s. "We need to get that to Don Cherry to plug on his show". Doug Collins, 68, posed in his corn field for the calendar. Collins, who is retired, sits on the town's municipal council and sells his sweet corn at roadside stands.
Doug Collins, Pilot Mound resident 


Finding Dory is "very nice".

Question: is it impolite to "lean" while at a hockey game? Someone asked Grant to lean back at the Tuesday game. "Unbelievable."

2nd period. back to matters at hand. According to Matt the 1st period was "flaz├ędah". Marchand: everybody hates him. "Little ball of hate."

Boston scores. Beleskey with the first goal of the game. 1:0 Bruins. Silver lining of it all is that the organ player is incredible.

4 minutes into the period and the announcer is wayyy negative: "what a conundrum".

Talking about Hellebuyck and the names we call him: Clutterbuck, Huckleberry, Knuckleberry, Clutternuts.

Spelling bee time. This period has been a bit lack lustre. Jets power play but nothing.

Marchand scores and Boston leads 2:0. I'm blaming Ste Anne's internet for losing a bunch of blog content that will forever be lost into the ether. RIP blog content. It's getting scrappy.

There's been another Boston goal- Bergeron scores. Will Clutternuts get the nod?

27 - 7 shots on goal. Discussion of lowest shots on goal in a game. We consult the internet:
  • "I really have no idea but I once saw a game where one team only had 7 shots on goal. That was quite freakish but it wasn't in the NHL it was in the SEL"
  • "Toronto was held to 6 shots on goal once in the playoffs vs. New Jersey.
    That's the lowest I can think of, and I believe is the record for a playoff game."

Consensus on Reddit is that 6 shots is the record.

Sorry Jets, this has become a pretty boring hockey game as Rebecca has mentioned regarding the shot, Jen blogging now.

Discussion on whether we should go to the spelling bee sometime at the Good Will. 

Now this guy has just strolled in and scored a goal. 4-0 We would like them to pull the goalie but it looks like. Time to get Clutternuts back in there.

The announcers have actually stopped calling the play at5:12 left in the third. But we now have shots in the double digits. It could be that the Jets are trying to lull Rask asleep in order to score a goal. "there called microsleeps" Eric. 

Holy cow! It worked. I highly doubt the sleep of Rask with come again for the last 2 minutes though.
Legible autographs or good penmanship is a great quality.

Monday, May 30, 2016

stanley cup final game one!

"i have been so preoccupied with my own relationship this past year that i haven't been able to focus on my first love, hockey" - rebecca / "NO KIDDING ME TOO" - kendra

so begins, hopefully, the start of a better era here at nervoustime. hello from arlington. we have some pizza here, our delivery guy had a positive attitude, rebecca has a new amazon fire stick and it's 2-0 pittsburgh.

This definitely brings back memories of the first year of nervoustime when pittsburgh won the cup.

we don't even know who scored because we spent the first period focusing on our relationships, 'we had to catch up.'

but here we are. rebecca is engrossed in dairy queen cake options and we are pretty sure don cherry is cheering for the penguins. here he goes chirping about canadians. what does don cherry think about hockey teams that don't have winter, i wonder.

ron tells it like it is 'san jose has 11 canadians, pittsburgh has 9'

san jose scores

have you seen malkins parents, anyone ?

'they are really active on facebook......

great pizza combo - jalepeno and sausage, what a dream!

rebecca loves big joe and little joe so we both agree this series is a win win.

the arenas look so big compared to ours. 'it's so hard to get out at the end of the night' - i can comment that in new york there is lots of room in the madison square garden and tons of washrooms.

second period and rebecca is doing a collage.

consensus on the penguins uniforms are 'too much like boston' and 'even a little nashville.'

great description of 'a human pinata'

oh right, eric fehr is playing!

marleau scores! we had him on our fantasy hockey team!

final thoughts! hope we get to a full game sometime in the playoffs. 'the newscasters should have playoff beards'

xoxo nervoustime

Monday, April 25, 2016

playoff post! blues v. blackhawks

hello from arlington!

'i don't think we have blogged all year so we have a lot to catch up on' - rebecca

this is kendra and rebecca watching the blackhawks / blues game seven, we just ordered burittos from skip the dishes and are waiting for our courier to be matched.

what a year of highs and lows, terrible year it turned out for the jets and andrew ladd, former captain and new dad has a chance for a stanley cup. i am certainly cheering for him and if the blackhawks are eliminated tonight may not watch another playoff game.

we have lots of chips and sauces on the way.

i can't watch the blues without remembering the time i was in st. louis watching them play anaheim and the most animated the crowd got was when there was a blimp dropping down mcdonalds coupons and the crowd was chanting 'we want big macs'

i guess the blues don't have a lot of luck with playoffs, here is a great destroyer song 'your blues'

Our courier has been matched - Anikkunle - we are their 1157th delivery - totally the Jagr of Skip the Dishes, what a vetran.

It is too bad about Jagr, I would have liked him to win another Stanley Cup however I still believe hockey shouldn't be played in any area that doesn't have winter.

I'm not sure if we ever mentioned Rebecca's cat Smoky but she is totally lovely and here for the game.

first actual game related comment 'great voice' on the anthem singer.

they did a shot of the arch which is actually fantastic.

2-0 blues. yuck. our food is here and we will likely go to bed early.

have a great playoffs everyone!


Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from Nervoustime

Jets vs. Islanders, great electric guitar anthem woke us all up. first nervoustime event for rebecca's new cat smokey - who is not physically in the room but hopefully she will check out the game at some point.

Jets currently undefeated and I'm wondering what their longest season start streak was.....

Matt's friend Kyle arrived wearing a jets jersey (33 Buff).

rebecca has created a spreadsheet reflecting astrological signs of the current top fantasy players....this is available to all nervoustime fans if you comment - we can get this to you. we are also thinking of getting an email address. She has discovered Roman Josi (Nashville) who is actually quite the babe...and a gemini.
Roman Josi, Swiss and loving it!
Eric has arrived with news that the liquor store is open. The cat also came into the living room! Discussion of the new 3-3 overtime. discussion of mark stuart 'all about the community"

it's 1-0 for the islanders. apparently the jets have been doing well in the second periods this season so let's see what happens.......i wonder how michael frolik is doing...

power play coming up. thank goodness the ref is wearing number 27 as the goal looks like it has been waived off / what is the yellow ribbon about? predictions of who will score for the jets, schifle,  petan...

another goal for the islanders...three points for john tavares. quick review of jim slater's adventures in switzerland, we miss you jim! schiefele scored, kyle called it.  "he could be the next teemu" - rebecca on ehlers.

Clutterbuck and Byfuglien just had the collision of the weekend. Buff's fine but Clutterbuck is in the dressing room.

Regardless of what happens today, it was a great omen to win the first two games and you can sense the camaraderie on the ice this year between the Jets.

"Clutterbuck sounds like a kids name" - Matt. "Well, at one time it was" - Eric <deadpan>

The Islanders have a great organ player story (and look at that organ!) We should really petition to get a real organ player in Winnipeg.

Ladd with the tip for the goal! Or it might be Buff.  3:2 Islanders. Clutterbuck having issues with his skates.

"That's the second time Clutterbuck has killed the energy after we scored. He's messing with us." - Eric. I really appreciate that kind of hockey insight. Don't you?

3 minutes left and it's Nervoustime. Tavares with a penalty shot. PAVS WITH THE SAVE.

New moon in Libra: Opportunities abound so let’s summon patience and kindness for all.

1:30 left empty net. "Not terrific ice". Empty net goal and the Islanders take this one. The Jets burned too much fuel during the start of the season. Tomorrow's game will be the test. Get some rest, boys.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

St Louis in Winnipeg. Capricorn in Aquarius.

St Louis @ Winnipeg. It's 6 degrees, North wind 15km/hr. We're a bit late watching the game due to technical malfunctions. Present: Nesse, Eric and me (Reb). Shout out to Jay in the basement!

"This would be a great game to win." Amen, sister.

We just had a hell of a time ordering from Skip the Dishes. It was my first time ordering online because I don't trust the internet and I prefer to talk to real people over the phone when ordering curry. But there's a major silver lining - we can track the gps of our driver, who's named James. And we will be his 99th. I suggest we make him a sign in case he has a delivery before ours "Happy 100th Delivery, James!"

Can we just talk about the electric energy in the arena on Tuesday night? The "Who's your captain" chant will go down in history. What a smart crowd we are. Poor Big Joe. Dude deserves the C. Seniority counts for shit in professional sports, doesn't it? I made a sign for Buff on St Paddy's Day but he wasn't playing so here it is, if you read our blog Buff this one's for you:
James is on his way and we are, in fact, his 99th delivery. 
This living room is a Ru-Paul-Drag-Race-spoiler-free zone because I haven't watched any episodes yet. Eric's talking about Carson Kressley and I'm ignoring him.

It's been a scrappy period so far. Is Stuart hurt? #MarkStuart4Life Good penalty kill by the jets. Now we've got a power play and it doesn't matter. End of the 1st.

We're waiting outside with the sign for James. He looks surprised, we get our soup, give him the sign. "Deep down, I think he appreciated that". We hope someone makes him a 100th sign at his next stop.

Not including empty net goals, these two teams have only been playing 1 goal games "for the longest time" according to Dennis Beyak.

The soup is outta this world. Tom Khat from Thida's. I can't describe it without using colours.

Adam Lowry goes to the box "that was a bullshit call".  Replay, okay maybe not. But uncharacteristic of Lowry. Usually an incredibly smart and articulate player.

Captain Backes gets the 1st goal of the night and we couldn't be more upset over here. Reeves gives Halischuk a dirty hit to the head. Camera scans to Papa Reeves in the stand. At first we thought the camera guy might be racist, but they're related. It's cool, people.

"Thorburn backforms"

Trouba hits the post and that ping can be heard throughout the galaxy.

St Louis has 3 players with birthdays on December 23rd. "That's a lot of Sag, man". No, it's Capricorn! Michalek, Oshie and Lehtera. In fact, over 25% of the team are Caps. Incredible, no wonder they're leading in the west. We have more feelings on our team. Lots of Aquarians. And that's fine by me. They would actually make great lovers, these two teams. "Instead of a shoot out they should have a scissor-off", Eric. "They are lesbian lovers?"

Aside from the inappropriate commentary, this period is actually really exciting! TJ Oshie gets a shot and Pavs dives to make the save. Amazing save by Pavelec. Back in the other end, Scheifele with a short-handed chance. No goal yet by the Jets. Back to our end and Pavs saves the day. The crowd chants "Pavy, Pavy" and I love chants of encouragement.

2nd intermission and we're going for a walk.

It's beautiful outside, you guys. Poke your head out. Do it. The wind has lightened to 11km and I'd bet it's coming from the west now.

4 minutes into the 3rd and it's sitting at 1:0 Blues.

We're commenting on the new Dodge Caravan commercial with the mom giving her kids some hands-free attitude. "Naw ah, you can't come in the car you filthy children."

There's a Passover movie coming out. About Moses. "And Batman?" "Adam West? I want to see Exodus starring Adam West", Ness.

FU MAN DREW! Stafford ties it up with a beauty goal. We have a hockey game, ladies and gentlemen. "The hero of the moment" - hockey/love analogy.

The crowd keeps chanting Pavy and my heart goes pitter patter. Who thought I'd be calling Pavs the underdog? Well, I am. And I'm rooting for him.

Halischuk looks like he's been stuck in a bunker in the woods since he's been back. Amish much? THAT BEARD.

31:19 hits for the Jets. There are those feelings coming through. 

Text from Jen Funk 66.

Stempniak, our newest Aquarian, nearly got away with a get away. But the refs have stuck their whistles in their pockets. Are they paid OT? The clock is running out and we are going to the 4th period.

Lots of chances, but it's all down to the goalies. Shootout. Nervoustime.

Wheels: No.
Oshie: Yes.
Stafford: YEAH!
Tarasenko: Denied.
Ladd: YES!
Steen: Game on the line, and Pavs with the most territorial save ever.


Everyone's packed up their leftover soup for lunch tomorrow. Btw, tomorrow March 20 there's going to be a solar eclipse AND a supermoon. New moon in Pisces and that's all good news for the Jets.

Love, Nervoustime

Thursday, January 29, 2015

They're looking Beardy out there.

Welcome to an impromptu meeting of the Nervoustime gang to Ste Anne, Manitoba!!

Present tonight, Vanessa, Rebecca, Jen, Smoko(the dog), and Thunder and Francis (the cats).

Shout out to Darcy at work, Kendra at home (who sadly had to cancel her visit), Eric in the air and all other nervoustime members with busy, busy lives.

Almost 5 minutes in the first period without a whistle. Maybe this will be a fast game. We've started late so are watching a little behind time. AS soon as we catch up we'll be making homemade pizzas. Seems like pizzas happen often when I invite people over to the house.

Come guys. Hutchinson is in the net. No need for all the defensemen to also be in the net. Vanessa gets really pissed off when players try to sell being hit. Players at this level should not let this be a part of the game.

Vandevelde scores. Not liking the chaos of the Jets defence so far.

Andrew Ladd certainly is getting pretty beardy. Nothing on Thorburn's beard though.

Sweet rebound as Mathieu Perreault ties it up!!

Watching the Safeway Goal and win contest we are reminding that thanks to Mathieu someone was one goal away from winning a million dollars not so long ago. I feel like her first name was Gail. there we go. Gail Macdonald from Brandon.

Let's talk about how great Chris Thorburn has been doing. 3 goals in the last 3 games. I'd say that his was the best line in the game against Pittsburg on Tuesday.

Power play for Philly. Could have sworn the announcer just said 2 minutes for interference but no. It is of course interference.

Great save Hutch, with 2 guys in your net. Probably couldn't even fit a puck in there.

Mention of the all-Star game. We are all in agreement that it was the most boring game of hockey we've ever watched. Although I was trying to learn a new crochet technique for a border on a baby sweater so that was probably quite helpful.

Wayne Simmons scores. I have never liked that guy. He's just always been a really dirty net player in my opinion.

Jets powerplay!!! Goal Pereault. Apparently we haven't scored a powerplay goal since he's been gone. We sure are happy he's back.

Period 2 no purpose.

The pizza distracted us mostly till now. 6 minutes left in the second. Just witnessed some Hutchison Gold on this recent penalty kill.

It appears that Pavelac has put his laces back in. Very interesting. Whenever Pavelac is winning and not saving like a mad man, I like to shout, "Laces out Pavs, laces out." As support. What will I do now?

We all may have just had a sing along in Buff's honour. "Every day I'm Byfuglien"
I like when he passes the puck in front of Philliy's bench so they have to wait a couple more seconds to change shifts.

Third period.

If you know me you know I wear a Sweatshirt that has a bright orange crest on the left that says loser. I find that often when I wear a combination of my loser sweatshirt and Jets Jersey at the home games, we win. Vanessa suggests it's my superman Clark Kent Combo.

Shoot. That was a gorgeous goal. alone in the slot. You really should never miss those.Way to Schenn. Fuck.

Michael Hutchison saves the day and a big Buff moment. The fire is there. 14:37 left. A lot of nervoustime here.

13:07 very aggressive penalty kill by Philly. Gosh when is the last time Wheeler, Little of Ladd scored a goal?

2:28 and we're happy to see Perreault is still out there.  Empty net. Damn. Another empty net goal.

I feel like it would be a better ending at least if we could use this 1:21 to score a goal.

Just realized it's our old goalie in net for the flyers. Ok. Game over. Oh no. Sorry it's Steve Mason. Never heard of him.

Good night from Ste. Anne.

Wait hold on. If I drop Denis Beyack's name people will thin I'm freinds with a god. Free shit here we come.