Saturday, November 14, 2009

hockey day: november 14

earlier today: sherri's first shootout, it was difficult for me (kendra) to decide who to go for when my current favorite team the new york rangers was going one for one against my old favorite team ottawa, like i have a picture of myself on parliment hill holding up a blow up version of the stanley cup back in the sens mile days. ultimately new york won on shot five or six and that settled that.

currently: leafs vs. flames. sherri loves the flames particularly the fact that they scored two goals within a minute. currently 3:1 with seven minutes left in the first. sherri is making pizza, rebecca is making a drink and graham is at his cousin's birthday party (expected to arrive for the second game, vancouver vs. colorado).

since the last blog entry both sherri and i have seen theo flury in person and graham has contemplated changing the name of his cat to theo.

rebecca arrives, 6:49 with flat club soda, multiple other mixes, and gin or vodka.

sherri shouts from the kitchen "kippersoff is a really good goalie."

(discussion of the h1n1 shot)

sherri mentions chemical warfare for the first time in nervous time history, 7:01 pm

coach's corner: general excitement over kissel's exposed inner thigh.

rebecca- holla out to our eleven facebook fans!! 7:20

disscussion of theo fleury and his greatest.

discussion of hockey players signatures...keith tkchuck's is voted the best ever!!

toronto scores! stajan 3 to 2 calgary

kiprusof is declared god by sherri and another player who's last name that i won't be able spell by kendra

sherri: shout out to new non smokers! holla!!! 7:30

discussion on the name of graham's cat "he looks like a teppo!"

sherri- did anyone mention that it is 80's jersey night?

(starting to plan a trip to las vegas)

second period over "it couldn't end faster for the calgary flames" shots 20-4 for the leafs. yikes.......

sherri "look at how slow they were walking to their dressing room. non smoking commercial, that's karma."

rebecca, "there are always more of them as we approach the new year."

debate about the snuggie, kendra pro, sherri against. "just wear a blanket"

talk of "snuggies" kendra- "the blanket you can high five in" rebecca- "i'll be honest, i knew i wanted one the first time i saw one" sherri-"no" shaking head

talk of temperture of apartment, measuring of fish to see if they are growing and how long it takes for the "snuggie" to arrive.

discussion of whether the blog should just be about "snuggies", discussion about crocs with the snuggie sherri-" i would de-friend you"

becca-" they will be great for pub crawling in vegas"

linking to snuggie website now

calgary scored 4 to 2 we missed it as kendra and becca were too busy talking about snuggies.

kendra-" this is a weird game for the flames, the leafs goalie is no kiprusof"

NHL players names that are difficult to spell: khabibulin, numminen, kiprusoff, ovechkin. this list is not over. next list: list of things i can't wait to do when i get my snuggie 1) high-five sherri 2) smoke a million cigarettes 3) text entire contact list how awesome snuggies are.

back to players names difficult to spell: hrudy, oakes. 8:20

known fact as of today: mike fisher is dating carrie underwood, americian idol ( very popular in americia!)

kendra has hiccups

graham has arrived! 8:35

calgary scores! boowester...another name added to names we can't spell

power animal discussion ensues...sherri is still without a power animal.

first mention of teppo 8:45

final score 5 to 2 calgary!

kirupsoff named #1 star!! of course!

don cherry's jacket give sherri the same shiver that she thought only the "snuggie" could.

discussion of the anethems...everyone agrees the vancouver guy is the best!

luongo added to list of names we cant spell

talk about graham's cat maxim...rebecca-"did you see his picture with teppo smith-peliquin
over top of it?"

vancouver scores! sedin! everyone tries to remember if we have him in their pool.

rebecca moves off the ball and on to the chairs.

sedin scores again! 2 goals in less than 3 minutes...sherri has decided that vancouver is also in her top 5.

nightly check of twitter...scott oake something about the vaccation bowl and nothing about his age...kelly hrudey is still "having dinner with 2 really good friends from the hockey world wat

3 nothing vancouver!!!! hansen! yes!!! high fives( kendra mention how great high fives will be with the "snuggies")

kendra-"is there are 80's television making any appearence in the city tonight?"

rebecca delares french onion soup will be served the next canadian nervoustime.

kendra wants to watch a new jersey game...aherri starts thinking about "new jersey" type foods.

"the voice of scott oake"...still doesn't tell us how old he is.

" not sure if hendrik is missing his brother" "awe!!!" from the crowd

call for justin birthday party...wrong number.

vancouver scores on a screen goal!!! kendra wants one more sedin goal. high traffic goal. good job!!

4- nothing vancouver

names we will always spell wrong...petza( see can't spell it!)

discussion of bowling alleys...the states have the nicest ones.

end of second period still 4 nothing vancouver. sherri notes that she is the only one left final thoughts tonight!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

introducing: teppo smith-peloquin

oct 27: flyers and caps

present: rebecca (currently reading "asking") sherri (quitting smoking tomorrow), kendra (drinking wild rasberry juice)
regrets: graham (buying a new cat), mark (breathing problems)

first minute of play so far emery has not let any goals in..........yay emery.

ooh there is a schultz on the capitals.

hockey pool discussion "should sherri trade teemu" - "teemu selanne is not my teppo numinin" sherri to rebecca

discussion of possible names for graham's cat : numinin spelt incorrectly (as seeen), tempo, how old are you scott oake, malkin, (sherri: "is his girlfriend going to go for any of these names?), we recall he's a canadian's fan "why can't you name our cat roy?" rebecca, sherri "what about patrick" rebecca "but that could be any patrick it could be patrick swayze." sheri "but she's like the's perfect. that's why it's the perfect name especially if she runs fast." rebecca notes if this one is named teppo she would name her cat teppo the thrid as she has already had one by that name.

6:24 flowers delivered by rebecca's mother.

future discussion: sherri's power animal

sherri notes ovetchkin is great this year

emery is making saves.....

"long jump in.........."

discussion of special popcorn......

discussion of buying a hockey magazine "it had all the hot picks and stats, i should have got it"

offside against the flyers

note that teppo was mentioned even before started blogging

kelly hrudy still hasn't updated his twitter

period is over zero is the score...........

philedelphia goal

sherri: "i like that they're showing more parents this season"

nice quote from the tv : one nothing flyers on the road, ray emery likes to keep it there

food (squash soup and bread) was awesome! just a little better than emery's away record, interestingly a lot lower than his home....discussion ensues, is he single etc? conclusion is that we all love ray emery.

discussion of grand theft auto. rebecca "i will never be part of that video game underworld."

out of the powerplay - another flyers goal

"it's a thing of beauty when it works that easy and that well."

ugh ovechkin. "no shut out for emery"

rebecca thinks he's cute and here is a quote about him: Whenever he saw a hockey game on TV, he "dropped all his toys" and ran to the TV, protesting strongly if his parents tried to change the channel

backstrom scores tied game

1:41 left in the period

70's hair spotted

7:43 first mention of the heat in here, first mention of how graham woud have mentioned the jets wives carinval by this time

7:44 mark by text..."this game is looking alot better", consences of the group is that he's going for the caps

discussion on graham cat name..."it's patrick, he just bought life insurance" by far the best cat name ever!

sherri doesn't know how she feels about the in between period guys on tsn. kendra misses scott the group does too.

becca's doing intermission dishes

7:54 1st picture of graham's cat!! patrick is a keeper!

graham text "what about teemu?" as a name

3_2 washington

penatly shot, we were all busy one was making popcorn

vanessa on her second beer, 8:21

vanessa arrived just at the start of the second and brought mini eggs and corn syrup

where does scott oake live?


come on philedelphia pick it up, seven mins to go!!!

vanessa " every time i hear teaminin i think of teppo numinin"

four and a half to go

"it's setting in" rebecca, "washington might take this thing."

good chances by the flyers they are tryyyyyyyyyyying

"they should have been playing like this all game" rebecca

"i think we're going to be seeing these two teams in the playoffs"

vanessa "i'm always silently rooting for colorado"

six skaters on for the flyers

empty net

seals the deal

final thoughts:

kendra: still loves ray emery

rebecca: refer to profesy these teams will go far

sherri: ovetchkin is freaking on fire

vanessa: boooooo

goodnight from nervoustime, xo

Saturday, October 10, 2009

nervoustime regular season debut: october 10, penguins vs. leafs, oilers vs canadians

first game watched together as the nervoustime collective this regular season, we watched a preseason game at mark's and ate some fantastic deluca's food there and bought a nervoustime ice cream cake but we were too full to eat it. had been blogging and then lost one period of comments as the computer started and stopped.

quick overview of things discussed in the blog that was unfortunately deleted: mr. belding, malkin as ugliest guy in the nhl (says mark), teppo numinin, graham engaged to be engaged, sherri drunk, gogol bordello, folk fest line up 2010, flaming lips, pat quinn, helmetless players and hair gel, how much people hate the leafs, how graham has an emotional investment in the canadians, neil young and bob dylan, how we were supposed to be at this game, matching ties, wilco or calexico, chilli with ketchup, how we're watching the next game.

present: mark (meditating), sherri: having another drink, mark: as well, kendra: more club soda, graham: thought we were at sherri's, rebecca: in a pens shirt, vanessa: phoned at 8:17, on the way, agreeable to sit on the floor.

vanessa arives : 8:24, mark comments on her sexiness. "you can't be sexy all day." vanessa in new earings. possible competition to graham's ring for "bling of the night". vanessa also brought gingerale, sourpatch kids and cheezies.

happy thanksgiving.

graham is on his third beer. "you guys, we will be at hifi tonight"

sherri "it is a little early for the snow."

8:41- club soda spill of the year!! 5 person clean up! blackberry currently in a bowl of rice.

8:57- sidney crosby talks about that greatest game this season...yep, he;s talking about this game!

final score: pittsburgh-5, toronto-2

8:58-ritualistic gatorade shaking by random hockey player

9:00- yes it took me 20 minutes to type this....rebecca: "but you spelled ritualistic right. so it's alright".

9:01 - sherri almost lights the place on fire.

game 2: montreal at edmonton.

scott oake is looking especially creepy tonight.

final score predictions: mark 5-4 oilers, vanessa 6-4 oilers, kendra 4-3 oilers, sherri 4-2 oilers, rebecca 5-3 oilers, graham smith-peloquin 3-1 montreal.

khabibulin injury discussion. groin injury? std?

oilers powerplay........"not alright" graham

nice montreal shot

"who's helmet's on the floor" sherri / mark "who wore a helmet tonight."

discussion of barchet's grocery, stale candy?

mark is talking about the devils "they were so well rounded." gsp "lots of depth, yeah."

no shots on goal on that power play.

very close one for the oilers "i thought it was there." mark

rebecca's eyesight is improoving.

"are you wearing contacts under your glasses?"

mark on the new scotia bank savings account "i kind of like this commercial."

graham leads discussion about cd they made when the jets were about to leave.

graham is only ever buying coaches like this in the future "i feel like i'm in bed right now"

"that's some new jersey devils hockey." "they do play the trap now." "there is a lot of hockey talk going on."

sherri: drink four

graham: also on his fourth

sherri: "keeping up with graham, yes!"

lets' talk about khabibuelen caving under pressure (led by sherri)

graham: he's won a stanley cup

mark: he willl never cave again. i think the oilers goalies get too much critisism. they need to play as a whole team.

graham: so we're all going to see mr. belding later

mark: i'm going and setting him up with my friend sherri sugar

on hi fi: sherri says "i feel creepy." graham on die machine "that seems like a bar that would be in wayne's world."

still no score 5:25 left in the first, interesting considering our predictions of a high scoring game.

"you don't yell at rebecca when she's making you a drink."

mark on sherri's drink: "that's one for the ages."

9:43- first period over. kendra and mark want to go to on a double date with hilary duff and mike comrie.

9:49- first kelly hrudey sighting...thoughts of him naked cause for a moment of silence especially with the tie..." room agrees they like kelly hrudey.

10:01- score 1 nothing edmonton

10:02- roar of disappointment from the crowd...sherri is the worst blogger

mark: i forgot to wish jr and ziggy a happy birthday,

sherri: i wish them all a happy birthday


2-0 edmonton

mark: everytime a goalie makes a good save i think of the jets. GREAT SAVE ESSENSA.

graham mentions the jets wives carnival for the first time, 10:12


notice a super cute tanned oiler


goal post! 10:19

montreal goal, we also have whipping cream (organic) the canadians are on fire

"that's right mark, you can't donate the puck in this league"

my favorite part about winter is when apartments get super hot: kendra

sherri opens the window

mark on his 5th beer

graham: only brought 4

scott oake interviewing scott gomez

mark is in pie mode

the pie was awesome.

sherri: price is pretty good for a goalie

vanessa: it would be a sad day to be traded to the canadians

mark: the only thing worse would be traded to toronto

13:19 to go.........

haven't figured out the super tanned oiler

montreal goal (?)

mark: i told you edmonton can choke

graham: they're going upstairs

didn't go.....into the corner/out of the corner?

"did you see him look at the camera and wink? i got it."

pat quinn: tie of the night

no goal

"that was a beautiful save"

"he's a choke" sherri

anyways, montreal scored, for real.

sherri: what can he do, he can take a drink like the rest of us

mark: watch the goal though his own player tipped it in

sherri: in the playoff's he's a choke

rebecca: they're still going to win

mark: it's not khabibuelen it's the whole oilers they are all chokes

sherri: he does that every playoffs, he chokes

final two minutes

get it out of there.......

oilers trying to hold this lead final minute of play here we go empty net in his own corner over the top blocked right back in come on guys says graham gomez at centre these are the guys you want out there, two devils, hal gill, tipped in front, around the boards ten seconds one last chance...................

just missed the empty net (where's zetterberg?)

what a finish!

mark: that was fantastic

graham: montreal canadians are just too tired that's the only reason they lost.

sher: anyone want to do high fives with me

rebecca: i don't know if i have any final thoughts this game

graham: anyone feel like going to lo pub

vanessa: still picturing kelly hrudy and scott oake naked in those ties

comrie interview coming up but we're out......kendra as tired as the canadians

xoxo, gray, kendra, mark, ness, becca, sher

nervoustime regular season debut: october 10, penguins vs. leafs

started watching after the first period, two nothing penguins.

present: rebecca, sherri, mark, graham, kendra

early announcements: mr. belding appearing later at club hifi, sherri encourages all to quit smoking on october 28th, mark plans to meditate all night, matching ties for cherry and mclean, rebecca notices calgary's uniforms bleed on the screen.

mark on the meditation chair: fantastic! i dig it.

the teppo numinim card is on the table, graham reminds us he was the one who broke the story of the retirement. discussion on gogol bordello, eugene's blog, how minstry alledgedly played behind a sixteen foot cage.

sherri still hasn't picked a team for the year, becca is wearing a penguins shirt, kendra is going for the canucks, flyers and oilers (in that order), mark came in a new jersey hat, graham is going for montreal ("i have such a strong emotional investment in the montreal canadians, you can quote me on that.")

this is the game we were supposed to go to! so far we haven't seen sherri's parents or malkin's parents although both could be in the house.

leafs score.

discussion about fleury's book.

nice goal. that's a graham smith peloquin goal. graham "i was never a superstar. i scored goals like that. andrew paskevich was my linemate."

penalty, toronto. powerplay, crosby.

"the difference between good teams and great teams......"

none of us have crosby in our pool.

"you don't win the stanley cup with a little bit of luck."

sherri's drunk: 7:18 "i only ate celery today, and hummus. i had a muffin too."

rebecca notices graham's ring "nice bling there, on your wedding finger". "thanks. it's an engaged to be engaged ring". "oh". "like saved by the bell, y'know".

mark mentions "ugliest guy in the NHL: malkin"

discussion on power animals. mark is an owl. kendra is a crow. graham is a deer. rebecca is a dodo bird. sherri needs to sit in the meditation chair. we wonder what teppo numminen's power animal is. "bison or a yak", says rebecca.

continuation of discussion on power animals. mark: "i don't know who to listen to, the shamans or the unrainian catholics."

check in on scott oake's twitter reveals the ties are to support cancer research, he will be wearing one as well and does not have a shirt that matches.

food arrives: chili and garlic bread. secret ingredient: ketchup.

pittsburgh back on the powerplay!

discussion of ray emery: "it's only a problem when i don't like it anymore."

another crosy goal!!!

kendra believes in comebacks and ray emery. mark thinks history repeats itself "look at grant fuhr."

decision made to watch the second game: 7:43. regardless of mr. belding.

graham: why don't you just wikipedia scott oake? you're just spelling his name right.

rebecca: i do this everyday. i know about entries that have been removed and added and when. i've googled age. i have done a lot of research.

discussion of jets coming back. now quebec city getting a team. the guy is so rich it doesn't even matter. they are all wearing the same tie.

discussion of pat quinn and craig mctavish. the hair that doesn't move. "i swear the gel made him faster" mark.

Friday, June 26, 2009

relaxtime:the dating blog

the hockey playoffs are over. some of us are in crosby shirts, others of us are in love. ultimately, now that crosby has won his first stanley cup the consensus at hockey night on arlington is that relaaxtime should be where it is at. 

so to start, before we get into our mysteries of life and of life, are the secrets to nervoustime dating:

1) honesty: this sounds like an easy one but when you aren't used to it it's pressence is a dream. you can say you like malkins parents to someone who hates them. hey, maybe one day you will be like malkin's parents.

2) billy joel: the song "tell her about it" is the only thing a mediocre dater needs to hear. seriously, tell her about it (how you feel) don't tell her about the following: you ex girlfriend from six years ago, how drunk you got at halloween 2005, how badly you miss farrah fawcett (just kidding, tell her that one.)

3) get sick: when boys get sick they become needy in a way boys don't like to admit. it's good. if you're nice she will probably realize how nice you are and like you enough to stick around to stick around to hear you start quoting billy joel. if you aren't she will probably break up with you and you will find another girlfriend who will. 

this is just a preliminary list. please contact us with your questions. here at nervoustime we are hoping to make everyone's non play off season as non-nervous as possible. we want to be loving you loving yourself while mostly just loving ourselves. 

catcha soon, sher, becca, vanessa, kendra 

Friday, June 12, 2009


present: sherri (gin), nesse (keith), rebecca (lychee cocktail pt.2), angie (in transit)

pregame sentiments: 

sherri:  all i can think is nervoustime, nervoustime, nervoustime, go penguins!  your earrings are cool in the computer light.  don't say that in the blog.

vanessa: i just got a front row seat to the don cherry gun show!  (referring to pregame clip of don cherry holding an octopus in the michigan river wearing a tank top).

rebecca: i love it when talbot & fleury have their 'moment' before the game.  i wonder what they're talking about...

7:12 - mario lemieux looks nervous up in the corporate box.  sherri thinks the penguins need to shut down datsyuk.  this is not cool with vanessa.

7:13 - cbc commentator: toss out all the statistics, forget all about the previous games, it's all down to one game now, one game, one game that we've all played in our driveways and in our minds, it's the only game that matters now.

7:14 - the traditional swinging of the octopus.

7:14 - GAME ON!

7:15 - zetterberg has a chance.  vanessa is once again warned about loudness.

7:17 - rebecca: fleury has to be a rock this game.  solid as a rock.  is humming ' solid as a rock' in her head.

7:20 - cbc commentator: crosby's being smothered by zetterberg.  sherri: it's zetterberg's flowing hair that's smothering crosby...his beautiful flowing hair...

7:22 - hugo is floating on his back.  rebecca: yep, he's got a swim bladder infection.  vanessa: that's super freaky.  sherri: he's just hanging out sunning his belly.  he's fine!

7:23 - pure disbelief over game seven. 

7:24 - sherri exclaims to rebecca:  i heard that cricket games can last for hours!!!  no, DAYS!!  oh yeah, didn't you tell me that?  

7:25 - disappointment that muhammad ali is wearing a detroit jersey.

7:27 - the return of datsyuk has had quite the impact.

7:32  -sidney crosby's favorite player is steve yzerman.  yet another interesting fact but still no age fact for scott oake.

7:33 - just found out that the pens have changed hotels every time they've lost.  this is their third hotel in detroit this playoff series.

7:34 - stuart 8:34 slashing PITTS POWER PLAY!!!

7:35 - angie arrives!!  and may be exhibiting signs of stigmata.

7:48 - the penguins are laying it on.  


7:50 - sherri claims she is half(editor's note)-drunk.  rebecca: you are not.  vanessa: we'll tell you when you're drunk.  sherri:  i am declaring that i will be passed out by 11.

7:51 - COACH'S CORNER - don cherry's jacket is a magnificent magenta silk floral.  sherri thinks it's the best thing she's seen.  don cherry is completely infatuated with sidney crosby.  he holds crosby's stick-taping in the highest regard.  don says pittsburgh's jumping right now.  rebecca likes that don calls satan (shay-dan) SATAN.  stanley cup winning goal montage.  it all comes down to this. 9 months of WAR for one game!  are you ready?  we're going in!  WE'RE GOING IN!

7:59 - hugo's still floating.  sherri: it's a parlour trick.  

8:02 - dinner is served: homemade chicken fingers; yam fries & couscous greek salad courtesy of ms. tower.

8:07 - TALBOT SCORES!  HE FOUND THE FIVE HOLE!  rebecca warned for loudness. 

8:09 - both detroit (holmstrom) and pittsburgh (staal) get a penalty.   FOUR ON FOUR!

8:10 - everyone agrees dinner is delicious.

8:12 - keith tkachuk's is still sherri's favourite player.

8:13 - rebecca: well we can't talk about keith tkachuk without talking about teppo numminen.

8:14- rebecca goes to get her teppo card.

8:16- detroit power penalty, gill, ? (sherri acknowledges that she might not be the best person to be doing the typing right now...!)

8:17- crosby went off ice hurting, looks like a knee injury!  rebecca and sherri are nervous.


8:23 - TALBOT SCORES!  AGAIN!  awesome high five between the penguins fans.  penguins fans warned about loudness.  rebecca thinks her teppo card is a good luck charm.  

8:25 - sherri: i can't believe it's 2:0.  i just can't believe it.  i need another drink.

8:26 - vanessa feels empathy for hossa.  

8:28 - angie looks confused.

8:29 - rebecca and the camera guy lose track of the puck.

8:31 - shout out to carolyn! 

8:35 - angie administered honey for stigmata-like symptoms.

8:36 - crosby's still not back from that knee injury.  
8:38 - we drop in on scott oake's twitter: 
"Just invued Mike Babcock. Asked him to start all answers with: Scott, what a brilliant question! Wouldn't do it but I bet he was thinkin it!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

june 6, 2009 - game 5 pittsburgh at detroit

present: becca, sherri (lychee cocktails)
in transit: nesse
regrets: kenny g & graham

pregame sentiments-
becca: the new hockey night in canada song sucks arse.  i bet if you play it backwards there'd be a message from satan.

sherri: just thinking about pittsburgh (rebecca has a hunch sherri's still thinking about being cross-checked by malkin).

6:35 - scott oake interviewing mike babcock.  rebecca's distracted by mr. oake's hairplugs.

6:36 - uneasy cbc interviewer elliott friedman talking to marc-andré fleury.  rebecca thinks he's undressing marc-andré with his eyes.  sherri: he's that guy who never gets referred to by his real name...last game the other commentators called him 'scott'.

6:41 - EXTREME CLOSE UP OF SCOTT OAKE!  he's definitely had a little nippy-tucky.  sherri: he's showing his softer side in these interviews.  i wish kendra was here to see this.

6:42 - inside hockey brought to you by viagara.  5 min. discussion about viagara.  sherri: i can't believe we're talking about boners.

6:47 - secret #1.  vanessa calls.  she is en route.

6:47 - scott oake chats with zetterberg.  *swoon*  sherri: look at his hair, how it flows in the wind, when he's skating away...wait, we're not supposed to be thinking about the enemy like this...  rebecca: it's very shakespearean, the whole star-crossed lovers thing though...

7:02 - vanessa arrives.  vanessa: ozzy! ozzy! ozzy!  rebecca: that is NOT the password.  discussion about the return of datsyuk.  rebecca: here we go...

7:05 - appreciation around the room for elton's 'saturday night's alright'.  

7:07 - sherri switches to a plastic cup.  everyone wins in this situation (1- ability to pour doubles and triples, 2- better stability, 3- no broken glass)

7:08 - sherri confirms: yeah, it's a double.  also, i'm having a shot every goal.  who's gonna do shots with me?  it's alizé's super easy!

7:12 - don cherry's first appearance.  his jacket is incredibly understated this evening.

7:13 - le petit pow-wow between fleury & talbot.

7:14 - sherri: i do have to say that cbc's coverage tonight has been pretty pro-red wing.  

7:20 - puck drops.  this game is on!

7:22 - can't malkin die already?!  sherri: malkin is my LOVER!  

7:28- PITTSBURGH POWERPLAY!!!  7:19 cromwell tripping

7:31- vanessa talks trash; though power play over and no goal.  detroit played well.

7:35-zutterberg has a good chance, but blocked. 

7:36-no rebound off osgood.  shots 6-4 pittsburgh.

7:38 staal wants to meet bobby oar and is the fastest 20 metre 200lb sled sprint leader of the pittsburgh.

7:39 clearly scores.  6:15 nice shot...sherri won't high five vanessa but will do the shot.

7:43- pitts can't get outta their zone "looking like the redwings in the earlier part of the period."

7:44- sherri admits that she wasn't very good at her apps duty this week...chips and store bought salsa.

7:48- detroit powerplay!  19:39 

7:53 - coach's corner: canadian troops are the best and watch the celebrations after scoring young hockey players...

8:02- dinner is served!  amazing goodness!!  tasty enchiladas!  vegan sour cream in the house!

8:08 - sherri needs a drink
8:09-ravi arrives.  bring shrimp, dipping sauce and organic wine.

8:10-detroit scores...sherri has a shot with vanessa.

8:14-discussion of crappy construction job on arlington

8:16- lots of action for fluery. discussion of whether fluery does hot yoga.

8:18- ick explained to ravi.  the goldfish update: one still has ick, but recovering.  other one is still swimming upside down.

8:19-detriot goal kronwall 6:11 powerplay goal

8:24- detroit powerplay kinda misses who and what.

8:25-detriot scores.  raflaski

8::28 -"drapper goes deep"

8:29-4-0 detroit.  sherri is glad that she has a drink because no goals=no shots though she had that one with vanessa because "sherri never lets her friends drink alone".

8:33- great pitts start discussed.  why can't they do that again.

8:34-vanessa discusses the accuracy of this blog. sherri acknowledges that she is a little behind.

8:36-pitts penalty.  roughing, boo.

8:39-detriot scores.  shot, pass, zetterberg!

8:40- pitts pulls fleury.  3:30 left in the periond.  matthieu garon.

8:42- sherri recalls that her first boyfriend was named kenny geron.

8:43- sherri can't believe that pitts is losing 5-0.  unbelieveable!

8:45-sherri needs a shot.  is thinking she might have to take one for the team...

8:45- crosby penalty. detriot powerplay.  slashing

8:46-" detroit is making pitts pay for the sins of the first period."

8:47- another pitts penalty. talbot slashing.  2 man advantage for 1:30.  vanessa:lets see what this second string goalie is made of.

8:49- nice save by geron.

8:50-penalties over.  peroid over.

8:56-discussion on hi fives.  

8:57-vanessa: i hate little goatees on men with big faces.

8:58-discussion of "the hot stove", how it's all hockey business, quite boring.

8:59- drinks and lychees are declared "divine".

9:01-room agrees that "the hot stove" is the most boring part of cbc hockey night in canada.

9:02- discussion about how the guys in toronto should just drive down to detriot!

9:04- conversation on the goonies flagged as dead.

9:08- 3rd period starts.

9:11-detriot changes on the fly.

9:11-detriot penalty.   hossa, roughing.

9:12-pitts HAS to do something with this powerplay.

9:13 - the action log: sherri has gone to second base with the plant and third base with the laptop.

9:15 - sherri's a frustrated penguin.  

9:21 - shrimps with spicy sween sauce 

9:22 - hangovers in gimli museum 

9:24 - battle with skilled experience of loosing confidence

9:25 - pa pulling flurry

9:44- one minute left in the game.  still 5-0 detroit.  

9:45-game over.  detroit 5-0.  disaapointment for sherri and rebecca

final thoughts

vanessa: i'm just a small town girl in living in a lonely world...

rebecca: we're going to take it in the next game.

ravi: pitts and crosby are going to make a comeback.

sherri:  my final thoughts...oh pitts, i work on tuesday night and i really don't want that to be the last game...malkin, sherri loves you baby!!  is also glad kenny g didn't see this game!!  nervoustime for til tuesday!

***don cherry has changed his prediction...he now thinks that there WILL be a seventh game.***

also, sherri would like to mention she has a little crush on pj stock also thinks he may be the way to finding out scott oake's age.

9:56- FIRST mention of teppo! finally!!  there nervoustime can now officailly call it a night!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

may 30, 2009 - game 1 of the finals

disclaimer: we're missing kenny g (the heart & soul of nervoustime) & graham (the testosterone of nervoustime).  none of us have ever blogged before.  and we've already started drinking.  however, we will try our hardest to maintain the utmost level of professionalism and accuracy throughout this post.

present: rebecca, nesse (vodka slurpees), sherri (advil cold & sinus, green tea ginger ale)
in transit: izzy (bringing fresh slurpees)

pregame sentiments:

sherri: still wondering how old scott oake is.  screams "PITTSBURGH!!!" intermittently.  tells rebecca that she's overthinking this blog.

nesse: eating nerds.

6:55- neighbourhood  bagpipes make there first appearance of the night.

becca: dusting tv.

7:08- slurpees ordered (that's exactly why cell phones were invented).

7:09- sherri remembers getting hammered last nervoustime.  good times...

7:10- rebecca is worried about potential physical altercations with her sister (going for opposite teams).  

7:11-coldplay?  wtf?!

7:11-first mention of teppo numminen.  also: first time teppo numminen has been spelled correctly on the blog.

7:12- no, really.  coldplay?!

7:15- don cherry prediction: detroit in 6 games.   rebecca strongly disagrees.

7:16- detroit's own karen newman is no donnelly.

7:20- slurpees and izzy arrive!

7:22- game finally starts!

7:30- pittsburgh changes lines...they need to get something going!!

7:31- detroit is going hard to the net.

7:35- half the period is over.  hardly any whistles.  rebecca in the kitchen making the snacks, though the chessies and slurpees are tasty!

7:36- osgood favorite band is the eagles.  sherri loves that cbc gives us these interesting facts but is more interested in scott oake's age.

7:38- snacks serviced.  quesadillas and fixings!!  yum!!

7:41- goldfish has a swim bladder infection and the other one has "the ick".  they will be getting peas for dinner tonight.

7:43- refs aren't making calls, they are "just letting the energy flow".

7:44- detroit scores.  staurt.  "harmless looking play."

7:45- sherri: pittsburgh needs to settle down.

7:48- vanessa: that should've been a penalty right there.  he totally cross-checked him.  
sherri: they should've been called offside.  and the refs are 'letting it flow', remember?  malkin can crosscheck me anyday.

7:52- PITTSBURGH SCORES!  malkin to fedenko with under 2 minutes left in the first period.  high fives around the room and an air high-five to kendra in barcelona.

7:59- coach's corner.  why is don cherry calling tie domi 'tie dawmie'?

8:03- discussion about don cherry's jacket.  nesse: it's making faces at me.  izzy: it's hideous.  he should stick to plaid.  sherri: not his best.  

8:05- discussion about hallowe'en costumes: vanessa and izzy are going as fraggles.  sherri is going as an irish pirate.  vanessa thinks rebecca would make a perfect fraggle.  rebecca doesn't know whether to be offended or flattered.  rebecca contemplates going as don cherry.

8:09- plans are made to attend the world cup of cricket (june at the u of m).

8:13- second period begins.  

8:17- sherri and rebecca agree that it's nice when hockey players flick the puck up to the ref with their sticks.  it's good sportsman-like conduct.  teppo used to do that all the time.

8:18- malkin breakaway!  and osgood makes the save.  

8:20- pittsburgh power play!  detroit called for slashing, dirty mo-fos.

8:22- detroit killing the penalty brilliantly.  shite.

8:23- major intensity at detroit's end.  commentator: 'how the heck did that' stay out of the net?'  sherri: hell yeah!?

8:25- sergei federov is malkin's favourite player.  another cbc factoid.

8:26- yes!  another pittsburgh powerplay.  sherri: this is it, pittsburgh.  now's your chance.  vanessa: come on boys (detroit), you can do it again.  sherri thinks vanessa may be sitting too close.

8:28-  discussion about farm boys.  sherri wonders how the mennonite staal brothers 'party'.

8:38- detroit powerplay.  

8:40- intensity at the penguin's net.  commentator: fleury didn't see anything but the red seat of holmstrom's pants.  

8:42- rebecca: the ref's have lost their whistles during these playoffs.

8:43- commentator: osgood's worried that any rebound might be a juicy one.

8:50- boo.  detroit scores.  cleary.  50 seconds left in the second.

8:51- sherri: i want to kick cleary in his box.  nesse: where's his box?  

9:15- detroit scores.   vanessa cautioned about "loudness".

9:18- planning a "mighty ducks" movie marathon.

9:19- vanessa talks trash.

9:20- pittsburgh taking shots but nothing going in.

9:22- goldfish are fed peas.

9:28- sherri is impatient for a pittsburgh goal.

9:30- izzy falls off stool.  discussion ensues about the crookedness of that stool.

9:31- rebecca changes shirt.

9:31- detroit calls a time out.

9:32- rebecca comments on how sherri spelt (editor's note: 'spelled')  her name wrong and how she hates spelling mistakes.

9:36- rebecca comments on how tim hortons doesn't have soy milk.  also, why is it so hard to find vegan sour cream in this city?  

9:37- vanessa wants to know how old scott oake is.  rebecca: thanks for jumping on our bandwagon.  we've been talking about that for, like, a month.

9:38- holy crap.  fleury was miles away from the net.  sherri recalls her days back at goalie school and how they teach you to stay in the net.  goalie 101.

9:40- 2:30 left in the third.  this is it.  time to shine, penguins.

9:41- pittsburgh pulls fleury.  

9:43- detroit almost scores on an empty net, like, 27 times (editor's note: we are drunk).

9:46- 15 seconds left.  cue journey.  

9:47- game over.  final score: 3-1 detroit.

final thoughts:

izzy: my final thoughts are strawberries and chocolate!

vanessa: shot-pass-zetterberg!

rebecca:(while licking the chocolate off her fingers) we'll get them next, we'll get them tommorow, it's not a sweep....(she rambled on for a few minutes and i'm not that quick of a typer) shout out to teppo, my love.

sherri: i hope mario went down to the locker and gave them a pep talk and they get it together for tomorrow's game!!

big shout out to kenny g in spain!!  you were sorely missed tonight!!  but you're having fun watching neil young in barcelona.  

Saturday, May 23, 2009

may 23 - game three pittsburgh v. carololina

present: sherri, kendra, rebecca (gin), vanessa (keiths), graham (standard)

early comments: kid singing the anthem (graham "that was a twist")

all attendees confirm they are going for pittsburgh

sherri: when they have the puck they can do anything

everyone is also going for malkin's parents - make out of the year, game 2

graham: is the theme actually single in chicago cause i tried to get chicago beer

sherri: well, we have pizza

discussion turns to khabibulin, did he storm out or was he kicked out, rebecca comments on his temper, sherri notes he was a winnipeg jet

cole's beard is actually pretty good. 

graham still talking about malkins parents

oh no, carolina goal, 6:45. "they are all of rebounds at this point" rebecca

we all start talking about our hockey card collections graham says he may have kelly rudy, kendra's are in a binder, rebecca's are shared with her dad and sherri only has the one card - keith t rookie.

power play for pittsburgh coming up

dusting the tv 650 /  graham gets his second beer

POWER PLAY GOAL MALKIN! "i like him because he takes chances and goes for it" sherri

(no shot of his parents) - probably because the game is in carolina

graham: did you know that cam ward is super religious, checking where he is from.

cam ward is from sherwood park alberta. other interesting things are that his older sister is named kendra and that he owns a hockey team called the red deer jets who wear winnipeg jets jerseys. we obviously are planning a trip to red deer, details to follow. 

pittsburgh power play coming up.  penalty to cole 

fire alarm, 7:08 rebecca: i give that evacuation a 3 out of 5

fire alarm still going on and off, 7:13. rebecca: everytime i think it's done.....

second pittsburgh goal crosby

(interestingly on google search 'sidney crosby girlfriend' comes up as a preselected search but 'scott oake age' doesn't)

rebecca's parents drive by on motorcycles honking, 7:14


"he's full of himself but deserves to be"

graham: i don't like the teams from the south like with the weird names and stuff

mark text (on the pittsburgh goals): i hate them    >:->

question to cullen: have you recovered? answer: we have no choice but to do so

another penalty for carolina, 7:40

andrew pask on the phone: watching the game, says it's good

announcer: i'm not sure how comfortable fluery is in this game, he his hanging on by a thread

pace was crazy in the first few mins of the 2nd

the drums outside are back, it sounds like a parade

vanessa: this is the best food i've had coming to a hockey game

graham and kendra's moms both also like sidney crosby

kendra wants to announce she went to her first lemonade stand of the year. 

rebecca mentions teppo numinin for the first time 8:15

they do get their goal: carolina with two

sherri lights a candle, 8:25

malkin breakaway, good save by ward

kendra loves the way the announcer says "however" during the busy times

the pace has changed. 

carolina power play "it may not have been intentional, but was that a hit"

vanessa: every picture they show of malkin has his tongue hanging out

YAY! another pittsburgh goal, high fives all around, the cake rules too!!! 

it's getting rough out there, the goalie for carolina has gone to the bench for 3:26 remaining

graham: there is a new way to sharpen skates where they won't cut skin

square vanessa brought is amazing, rice crispys great addition

carolina penalty

empty net from greg adams off the faceoff 

another one off the rush, 6-2 

kendra announces this is her stanley cup game since she is unable to watch any other play off games

final thoughts

becca: i thought it would be a closer game

vanessa: oh i hate this stuff

kendra: that was a stanley cup win in my mind. five to go!

sherri: i think pittsburgh is going to win the stanley cup

rebecca: i know pittsburgh is going to win the stanley cup and good night teppo numinin

graham: i really like rice crispie squares or these squares. 

nervous time out.

love, sherri, graham, rebecca, kendra and vanessa. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

may 13: we belong together, now.

the hockey blogging has taken a bit of a downturn with our fitness and drinking and working schedules. the canucks lost and graham and i watched together but the computer was in another room. 

today i caught a bit of the pittsburgh game at paradise restaurant and saw it was 5-0! i was with my mom, who said this about the playoffs:

"are vancouver still it it? oh now, they aren't? well i'm going for pittsburgh. i like that sidney crosby. he's a good man. i like people with good character. like him. and the flames captain. igninlia. i was waiting all season for the oilers to fire their coach. we all were. well, me i'm just a fairweather hockey fan."

in sidney crosby news, at least we know how old he is, like what years was scott oake called the kid anyways.

for rebecca, my mom and all the pens fans, here's to victory and the third round:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

may 7

sometimes you get sleepy cause you end up staying up past ten pm too many nights in a row. maybe this is because of your blogging or because you've met a cute blackhawks fan (what?, true story...)
in any event, you might forget hockey is even on until you check and text "oh no" to your blogging partner who texts back "overtime" you text "nervous" he texts "for vancouver?" you text "yes."
but back to what you what you were doing, you remember that it is unlikely scott oake will announce his age tonight on his twitter account or elsewhere and even if the canucks lose they will win the rest and you got to rediscover your favorite band from grade five and remembered the song that makes you happier than anything else. 
so for the nervous time watchers and blackhawks fans and everyone tired, here is a good night from the moody blues:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

oh right, the detroit game.

anthem: 9:39

playoff beard of the night: teemu


cinco de mayo: game three

drinking: kendra, rebecca, graham: pacifico, sherri: gin (first graham attendance)

fact: out of the roster of 23 blackhawks, 20 are single "they all go out together" (source, cbc)

4 on 4 in the early part of this game

scott oake sightings: 1

reason late: kendra had to carry a bowl down the lane.

rebecca early announcement: it's not looking good

graham: i really like l. cohen but i heard he was just doing that tour to pay off debts

shots: 5 to 1 chicago, 7:23

fish update: almost died since the last time but is now okay.

rebecca reveals she is reading other hockey blogs, 7:34

kane had the flu along with another four

announcer just referred to buffalo taking a penalty, kendra again realizes we need to get the announcers jobs

graham genuinely cheers for the hawks for the first time: 7:36

how he does it: "awww" after a luongo save

just one shot on goal and two blocks for vancouver's penalty kill

discussion of donut ref from the jets era, hated the jets.

pentalty over

vancouver goal: raymond

graham refuses to high five

"that was a well played period and they totally deserved that:" rebecca

"i wonder what scott oakes thinks" sherri

another van powerplay, 7:42

rebecca mentions teppo numinin for the first time: 7:45

food: chips, guacamole, vegan bean dip

another penalty against the blackhawks: kane for a little hook

theory: as the playoffs go on things get more sexual. sherri "i heard shaft at least ten times in one game."

coach's corner
vancouver playing sissy up until now, no more fog.

you gotta be able to whack a guy down whose standing infront of your goalie, ie "canadian justice"

you gotta have a lengthy stick to wear em like joe corvo?

a real smacker? this is a beauty? this is on the lips? blatant sexual overtones

power play goal by vancouver, 8:06, two nothing

eating: papusas and tamales, so sos so good

rebecca: thinks she ha a dream about hockey, that she was plaing or in the player's eye view

house of pain on commercial: brings us back

the guys that wore their close backwards. kris kross will make you jump jump, what are kris kross doing now

turning up the volume: 8:17

pretty quiet building, it's also pretty quiet here, "well we just finished eating" sher

turn on the lights: 8:19

goal vancuver

chicago scores, 3-1

rebecca: cbc doesn't believe in replays

sherri: this end of the 2nd period, boring "i'm going to be honest:"

dc: kids, if you're ever going to play in the national hockey league don't do that to a guy's skate, on chicago being dead in the water since that hit on the skate

scott oake interview: soo good

becca: 58

graham: 54

kendra: 60

(age predictions for scott oake)

this period isn't that interesting yet either (kendra: four seconds in)

just about another goal, chic

another good penalty kill for vancouver

horrible taking out of alex burrows

power play van

rebecca "the eyewear makes this even better"

we've said it before: chicago's biggest weekness the way khabibulin leaves the net

chicago: dead tired, they ice the puck

sherri: they played good

rebecca: that was exciting in the replay

kendra: see, they do do replays

sherbert: coming out (key lime)

ohlund's stick just exploded!

reason we don't post our blg until the end: we want you to watch the game

2:15 left in third period. pulled the goaltender

40 seconds left

mark crawford sweet talk to the players

luongo a really good goalie, sherri: "i believe it in my heart"

game is over. van takes it

rebecca: pondering for a minute

sherri: i think vancouver is lucky that their goalie is really good cause sometimes they make mistakes. but i love them. and i want to party with them.

graham: i have no comment.

kendra: about the game or about sherri partying with the cancucks?

rebecca: you gotta comment. chicago could have had at least two goals. i think it was thier mindset going in, laid back.

sherri: this is a lot of final thoughts.

all our love, YAY CANUCKS, xo, becca, sher, gray and ken

Sunday, May 3, 2009

sunday mornng.

didn't watch the game and actually am pretending it never happened. nervous time will be back in full effect tuesday and so will the canucks!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

april 30: round two!!!

vancouver v. chicago, round 2, game 1

at sher's, kendra arrived after 2nd period (moving!!!), drinking out of a travel mug (nervous time secret #2), sherri: drinking ginger ale, becca, at l. cohen (corresponding by text)

GOAL VAN, 9:16 "a twin kiling daniel to heinrich" - no texts, my cell is charging in the kitchen

first period summary: vancouver scored a goal

scott oake, in the house, however, becca's fave anthem singer was also there "did this crazy thing at the end where his voice cracked. it wasn't his best" sherri.

rebecca calls from l.cohen "i'm cheering for vancouver in this series...i made that decision before vancouver scored the second goal. the concert is REALLY good!" (kendra comment: the fact that rebecca called is so far my favorite part of the night)

food: homemade chicken fingers and yam fries, excellent.


"penalty problems again"

a four minute power play for vancouver COMING UP

rebecca text: i'm proud of vancouver, i bet lenoard cohen would want vancouver to win. i'd like to take this moment to give a shout out to teppo numinin", 9:39

the period is over. "that was a quick period" sherri

"you were on the phone for part of that period but vancouver is playing good, luongo is kicking ass and maybe taking a few numbers." sherri

"i got a flyer from madison square safeway today and totaly thought of ivan." kendra

first appearence of don cherry on the nervoustime blog 9:51 (he's wearing a purple plaid suit for those who are wondering)

first scott oak's age prediction...sherri has deduced that scott is at least 50 years old.

kendra discusses sherri, rebecca and herself being hired by cbc. sherri notes "perhaps first we need to get a few more fans to our blog."

"i think it will help with your positivity" (sherri, on a topic secret for now)

third period:

chicago goal "out of the penalty box, into the action"

sherri: opening a window, 10:06

"this is the danger of momentum"

"chicago has definitely picked it up", sherri

a petal just dropped: 10:10

khabbulin is playing good, kendra observation. "he is a great goalie, we all knew that" sherri.

picture looks good "the best it's been in awhile, still hard to see that puck" sherr (no cable tonight)

sherri texting

"i just realized the vancouver goals are usually when i'm on the phone. someone should phone me" kendra

kendra relization: there will be no hockey at my yoga retreat. sherri "i will text you but you will get them at the end. there will be 100 in your inbox."

vancouver penalty 10:19

chicago score 10:20

all begin to text 10:20

sherri wonders aloud " why is george s. now called "my boyfriend"? 10:22

kendra responds " i don't have a boyfriend" 10:23

sherri "me neither!" 1st high five of the night 10:24-10:27

6 minutes left in the game, kendra confident that vancouver will hold their lead. enough of this kane (while typing, chicago scores) tie

NERVOUS TIME with 5:29 to go

(both of us texting)


seriously, this is why the playoffs are awesome....

sherri notes rebecca hasn't texted back, "concert must be good. we need a vancouver power play"

kendra remembers that horrible lead the canucks blew to the stars a few years ago and remembers why she shudders whenever hearing the name "gaborik"

also: missing markus nasland

"this is exciting at least" kendra

"this is much better than the rest of the games we watched last week" sherri

rebecc text: sheeit


one minute left

and the arlington crowd goes wild! and possilbly one fan at the mts center

there was another goal, an empty netter.

salo wins first star of the game: sherri and kendra agree with that completly. vancouver didn't have the same spunk in the third period but were able to pull it off.

"hoping to have a final word from rebecca, it's probably an encore or something...."

ok, good job canucks, note they've played 5 now and lost 0. total favorite team of the nervous time.

we're celebrating the vancouver victory. you should be too. xoxo, sherri and kendra