Sunday, June 30, 2013

entry draft 2013

good afternoon!!! we are eight minutes away from the first pic and luckily this didn't start at nine like we thought it did. present are kendra, rebecca and vanessa. jill is in osborne village, gsp is writing an essay.

rebecca says brian pulock is her fave, wonderful story about this guy. his brother died and he has persevered and developed a special relationship with his coach, who also had a brother who died on the same day. full story apparently appeared in today's free press. his shot has been compared to al mcinnis.

breaking down astrological signs of the top four picks,

seth jones, october 3rd, libra 'you may soon receive an offer that will involve a big investment on your part libra. this could be an investment of your money, but it could also be an investment of your time, your love, your tolerance and so on. but have you investigated it fully? have you weighed the pros and the cons? is there more to gain than to lose? you need to consider all the possibilities both good and bad. there could be some hidden challenges so be sure you know what you are getting into before you make a commitment."

nathan mackinnon, september 1, virgo. 'even when you want something quite passionately you can be very passive about aquiing it. it isn't that you don't have goals you are actually very goal oriented. you are ambitious too. but sometimes virgo when you face oppisition it makes you feel like running the other way. you do not like confrontation. you would rather set another goal than to face what you feel will surely be awkward or difficult. but there is something you want now that is worth fighting for. stand up to the opposition and take what is yours.'

jonathan drouin, march 28, aries (SAME BIRTHDAY AS KEITH TKACHUK AND MY DAD, THEO SCHULZ) 'grow old along with me! the best is yet to be...' that line is part of a poem written by the english poet robert browning during the victorian age. it is very hopeful. but in reality we don't know what the future will hold. that's why the balance of this poem asks the reader to 'trust god'. but whatever your beliefs, having faith that everything will be good or even better than it has been is never a bad idea. as you look forward to change in your life aries heed these words.

aleksander barkov, september 2, virgo also (see above)

i wonder if barkov and mackinnon will celebrate their birthdays together one day.

colorado first pick......joe sakic is still a babe. what are they chanting. nathan mckinnon number one!!!! they haven't made the playoffs in three years. they were chanting 'crosbys better' and vanessa loves the avs. i don't think the three of us have ever watched an avs game. 'i always think of the avs and st james punks and propagandhi. they've also legalized marijuana, there are lots of reasons to love colorado.' he is only 17! sakic refers to him as 'a difference maker'

florida with number two - missed the playoffs for 11 times. shouldn't have a team. they took barkov! woah. first european. 'this pic will be questioned for a few years. seth jones doesn't look happy but why not - he doesn't have to play for the florida panthers. interesting that the virgo's go first.

so this really makes things interesting.

tampa bay. steve y, another huge babe. took jonathan drouin, that was their plan. 'a human highlight wheel'. in halifax he played with number 27. how do they know he wants number 13?

aw poor seth jones. stuck in nashville? i wonder if they have a jersey ready for him and what happens to the barkov predators jersey, is someone wearing that in a foriegn country with the bruins stanley cup hat. seth jones to nashville it is. he looks very unhappy. he wanted to go to florida. he is very cute. the number 13 is for the draft we figured out, their number is still unknown. chip on your shoulder to the other teams? 'oh for sure!'. so seth vs the avalanche, panthers and lightning.

here come the hurricaines with the fifth pick. too bad there are no staal bros in the draft. they picked  elias lindholm, he is so so so cute. what great hair. 'his dad look like bruce willis!!'

flames pick monahan, seems like a good fit, nice kid. oilers pick nurse - first defence in ages. he is good looking too. his dad richard nurse was a cfl player! aw he is so happy to be an oiler. the oilers are obvs the team to watch in the future. looking forward to it. sign of teppo nummenin 'he is probably by a lake somewhere' 'getting ready to celebrate his birthday....happy pre bday to teppo and teemu. rasmus, what a fantastic name, reminds me of my cat erasmus. best name so far for sure. his bday is october 27th. not july 3rd. tsn mentions teppo as his potential 'good mentor', rebecca claps her hands. 'that was worth watching this draft, i don't have to watch it anymore'.

a trade happened between players we've never heard about.

the devils are the up next........wait what, new jersey gets schnider. big move. vanessa 'vancouver doesn't know what the fuck they are doing' -the buyout $ wasn't there for luongo. i don't want to see max domi on the canucks....let's see. pick coming up. Selected Bo Horvat, 'a can't miss pick' we think he kind of has a bit of a canucks vibe already in his step.

very interesting. dallas is up. mike modano, i actually hate the stars org. they selected an intriguing russian valeri. vanessa 'i wish someone would just squash gary bettman' 'the different green ties look so gross' 

flyers sam morin. / greg just returned 'good for cory, he's come a long way' - on the trade.

next pick, seattle. 'if phoenix takes tie domi's son i am going to lose it.' 'he's just like his dad' 's when he finished hockey he will promote telephone providers?' - greg.....

ok here is the PC pick coming up......they got max domi oh well. he is a diabetic.

jets pick next. josh morrisey who was ranked 28th? he is a defensman. interestingly his birthday is also march 28th, same day as keith tkachuk, my dad and drouin. we wonder if they are loading up on defenceman so they are getting rid of byfuglien?

gsp text 'i hope josh morrisey's mom is moving here. i didn't notice a dad in the picture.'

next columbus.

ok we've missed a couple as we were outside but buffalo just picked another defenceman.

senators up next. seth jones has also tweeted that he is happy. so did darnell. senators pic lazar but another trade is coming up lazar hockey 'it's fun'

san jose got mirco mueller it must have been who they really wanted. mirco is also a great name.

kerby rychel looks kinda like gsp. his father was also in the nhl.

now wings pick. they took anthony mantha. the only 50 goal scorer in the draft! and his sister or gilfriend he is with is wearing red and while. becca 'i wonder if she knew ahead of time'

leafs up. frederick gauthier, rebecca 'he looks awkward'. well maybe he is angry going to the leafs because he is from quebec.

calgary picks a #27.....

washington andre borokovsky, interesting. 'when ever the caps are in doubt they take sweedes''

canucks pick a guy named hunter. becca thinks they need an overall like goodbye sedins. 'there powers only work when they are together.' 'they don't play well with others' 'daniel played amazing when henrick was out.' 'i used to love the sedins'

we did a big tangent trying to research how the canucks got the second and third pick in that year and can't figure it out. montreal picked mike mcaon. 61 picks to go for montreal. most penalty minutes in the draft. 'oh ya you know' he says on bringing an edge to montreal very interesting. also he is an american.

vanessa 'this reminds me of the hunger games.'

no goalies yet.

on the ducks 'that logo looks like it would be better used for an airline'

luongo is still in shock he doesn't want to do any interviews apparently. we still all thought he would get along really well with tortorella.

dano is wearing leather pants and is from bratislava!

apparently free agent frenzy is on friday. still a chance for ron hainsey. rebecca and i like the mckinnon juice best, vanessa likes the jones juice. calgary picked klimchuk.

two more picks in the first round.  stars select jason jickenson, no photo.

ya we all hope chicago chooses a goalie. they hose ryan hartman 'looks a little bit like justin trudeau, and he walks properly' - greg.

first round over, have a wonderful day everyone. welcome to winnipeg morrisey. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

game six!

hi from the third period, inspired by fran 'why aren' you blogging?" at ruby, ness in a bruins shirt, kenny g and becca in brand new blackhawks shirts, jil (new fan) and the wink parents
game is tied 1-1
we also kind of want boston to win so we can watch game seven on beccas bday with karla and megan. jil just got some more wine.
boston miss goal and we are all sort of sad.
talking about ridiculous names.

not so funny.

bickells parents are the new malkins parents.

this will go to overtime, we think.

what jokes do we know, the game is starting wih fran doing a yiddish knock knock hnic related joke. comment if you know it.

jil wants to learn yiddish.

winkworth family opens windows and jill asks who in the room is jewish.

ten minutes left!


discussion of leslie hughes and greg is putting out fruit salad. amazing dinner btw.

very nice media angle tonight with j winz as our guest.

any thoughts on justin trudeau: 'no pierre' 'no tommy douglas' 'don't trust him' 'babe'

'i'd love kid rock for prime minister'

fran, 'i don't mind justin'

discussion of bob rae. eight and a half left.

jill announcement that she is going into politics and BOSTON SCORES!!! LUCIC. MILAN WE ARE IN TO THAT, VANESSA HAS A BUMPER STICKER.


the fruit salad is out, and cookies, :)

jill now brings the convo to mark stobbe, less than seven mins left. greg 'boston is going to win!'

greg doing donald duck impressions and jill being enouraged to eat all the baking we do have a replica stanley cup in chocolate 'we aren't going to need that til wednesday' and we have champagne chilling. WE CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU MEGAN AND KARLA.

chic on the power play,. chris kelly, warm it up. four minutes. jill anounces she doesn't like light 'nothing in this house offends me'

i have crazy hiccups and jill is hilarious. 'all chara has to do is touch people and they fall over'

fran not scared of clowns.

despite never owning the video game duckhunt vanessa has embraced violence and become a bruins fan.

time left: three thirty eight

vanessa shouts out 'so exciting' game seven already announced to start at 6:30. M AND K ARRIVE AT FOUR.

it's also good if they win it at home? who doesn't love a game seven, i stil have hiccups.

greg says whats up to cam neely.

why haven't they shown keith tkachuk in the crowd?

two mins left.




ness 'this game cannot go into overtime'

jil 'we need a lot of fruit salad'

chic scores again!!!!!!

jil 'is this third period'

don't say good luck bruins they can do it.



Saturday, June 22, 2013

Game 5 - Hockey in the Country

Ok guys.

It's game 5, Boston @ Chicago. We (Tracey, Nesse and me - Reb) are in St Anne visiting the Funk homestead (Reuben, Jen, Lois, Darcy, Smoko). 


We're a little late but the game seems exciting, fast-paced. Just like a 5th game should be.

Jen Funk just made burgers by herself for the first time. Jubilation! We brought buns from Delucas. And chips. There are so many chips.

The burgers are amazing. Mushrooms and carrots and onions. Oh my!

Kaner with the first goal of the game! 1:0 Chicago with 2 minutes left in the game.

The neighbour's dog is taunting Smoko across the street. "He's the new kid on the block".

The name of the Funk property might be "Simplify".

The name of the Funk truck is definitely "Edna". Discussion of women's names and whether they imply how good they can bake.

End of first period.

"I don't like Chara" - Jen. "I just think he's a bit 'slashy'".

"How can you not be slashy with an extra 4 inches of stick". - Darcy.

Second period fashion change. Jen is now wearing overalls.

How old is Don Cherry? 79. Born in 1934.

Tortellini is interviewing his pants off in Vancouver. "It's musical chairs with coaches" - Reuben.

Kane's mullet, once again, raises concerns. Talking about rat tails, skullet, or the Kerry Krishna. Most of the people who have skullets prefer black clothing.

Jen might be rocking a rat tail.

Who has tried honey whiskey before? We are drinking beer and cider. It's about 24 degrees outside and the birds are singing and fuck the weather man and his rainy forecast.

Second period fanfare!!!

Double penalty (Handzus and Horton) and it's 4 on 4 hockey.

Strippers are never free. They always take a little piece of your soul.

Will Kane get the hat trick tonight. hmmmmm. Vanessa emphatically says no. There's been a bit of a battle between the sisters tonight. I'm hopin in ends in either a foot race or some leg wrestling.

Vanessa is disappointed she doesn't have a change of clothing. Maybe she'll wear her pants as a shirt and her shirt as pants. We are now being regaled with stories of her shopping escapades when she was a raver for 2 months in grade 9.

Kane and Sharp seem to be speeded around the ice and Crawford appears to have his groove back.

OH and I don't need a twitter account #JenFunkneedstwitteraintgonnahappen

Speaking of wearing your pants inappropriately there's a little Kriss Kross.

Vanessa would like everyone to play like Marchand. But he's always pushing really hard and then he spins around and notices that the rest of his team are not there. And invariably falls down.

Wondering if one can use invariably whilst blogging about hockey.

Oh dear. We've started humming Inspector Gadget but inserting the name Tuukka Rask in sections.

Can we tell Jagr that he should stop dying his mutton chops. And that Vanessa painted a nail for him.

"Any team can win a Game 7" Vanessa.  "write that down!" Funk66.

If this series goes to seven games it will land on Becca's birthday. "we need a restaurant with TVs" "we better just order in."

Jen informs us of the ginger cure for hangovers and/or stomach flu...remember that one. "miracle root"- Reb.

Trending tonight, Corey Crawford Gloveside...did they just say trending?

Ruben has left us for the indoor screen. "Ruben's great!" everyone agrees. More honourable mentions.

Bruins really need to pick it up!! Everyone else is cheering for the Hawks except me (Vanessa).
So many rebounds but no goals.

GOOAAL!! Chara scores with the hard shot off the mark, Lucic assist, hoya. Here we are in the 3rd period and we've got a game...Crawford's Gloveside #trending?

Talking about the Winnipeg Jets. The fans deserve a better team, no? yes. maybe they just created false expectations at the end there? "that's so Winnipeg"

Rebecca would like Danny Briere to come here. There's great schools and childcare and family lawyers.

Munching on DeLuca's hazelnut wafers. Easily the most critical store in all of Wolseley.

Bergeron is on the way to the hospital for an 'upper body injury'. Bad news for Boston..."just keep calm and Bergeron".

Marchand might be a pest but he's also not afraid to take the beat down. "I love how everyone always beats up Marchand right at the bench when no one's watching" Funk66.

8:35 left in the 3rd.

Rebecca begins to make bird calls and other nervoustime noises...even she knows that the Bruins still have a chance.

Funk66 made sourcream cookies and let me tell you, they are delicious.

Chara and Lucic just about scored that same goal again. Topic of discussion: Chara's neck. 'the shaft'. 'look at that neck!'

The Hawks have special Go-Go Juice energy drink.  yes you do Honey boo boo child.

Empty net Boston. 40 seconds left. Nervoustime!

Empty netter for the Hawks.

"Sorry Vanessa" Darcy chimes from inside the RV.  Rebecca and Jen give their condolences.

5 out of 6 happy hockey fans, not bad.

"Look at the moon!" Happy supermoon everybody.

Love, Nervoustime xo