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!


  1. ooooh. no one told me malkin got the trophy. what did his parents get, hmm. i love you girls so much and miss you so much!!!! there is a bull fight tonight where i am. see you really really soon!!!!

  2. i hope that you are blogging about the bull fight!! miss you too!! can't wait till you get home!