Saturday, March 22, 2014


Happy Saturday! It's Hockey Night on Arlington. Carolina @ Winnipeg (helllooo Hainsey and Staal bros!)

This is Rebecca and I'm cooking up a storm for my favourite Nervoustime ladies. Shout out to J Funk and Darcy and Smoko in the country (where nobody has to DD). I was hoping to watch this game with everyone all together, but trying to organize my friends is like herding cats sometimes (I love you all).

So I decided to cook, which is what I do when I don't know what else to do. I have a new famous chicken recipe (famous IMHO) and I'm roasting potatoes. Brussel sprouts are also on the menu.

It's March 22 and it's -30 out for chrissakes.

I spent 25 minutes watching Salt N Pepa music videos after work today so I'm feeling pretty good right now. The rads are blasting and it may turn into a no-pants party tonight.

Monty's in net (Pavs still hurt). 1st period good pace. It's Byfuglien bobblehead night, thank goodness he's back in the line-up.

Ness and I went to the game on Wednesday against Colorado and it was the most exciting game we've been to this year (Jets won in OT). I love our seats so much, we're so close to the team you can smell them and/or read lips. We only go to a few games during the season and boy oh boy are we ever grateful for the few times we go. We relish every part of the experience: from getting frisked by an overzealous security guard, to savouring our $9.25 beers, to crafting inspirational signs and kibbutzing with our usher, Darren. But I do have to say that the fans in section 119 are kinda shitty fans (with the notable exception of Neil and his GF). The majority of our section doesn't stand up when the Jets score and nobody joins the "Go Jets Go" cheers. Too rich to engage? Maybe. Interestingly, the 300 sections are always the most fun places to sit and that is usually where the wave starts. That being said, I always encourage/shame our section into participating and by the end of last game even our emo neighbours got up off their butts to celebrate Wheeler's goal.

Frolik with an almost-so-close goal! Miraculous save by Cam Ward.

Oil pulling update: I kind of stopped for a few days. Then started again. Not sure the findings are indicative of anything. But I do feel like a I have more energy since I started doing it. I asked my doctor what she thought of it and she had never heard of oil pulling before but that it sounded "harmless". Thanks, Doc!

PEOPLE ARE BOOING HAINSEY!? Shame on you, Winnipeg.

If Hainsey scores a goal, we're ready.
Nervoustime would like to congratulate Jim Slater and his wife on the arrival of their first baby who they named Wyn.

Jen Funk is loving Coach's Corner, "Rollin' in it, LOL". #JenFunkNeedsTwitter #NotReally
Ron and Don are wearing matching ties.

Kendra arrives with gingerale (the real shit).

Kendra is jealous of Vanessa and my middle names (Spring and Sky, respectively) so I've decided that the Winkworth parents will have to christen Kendra with her "Hippy Middle Name". When I suggest River, Kendra's eyes pop out of her head and she really likes it "Kendra River Goertzen". She hopes the Winkworth parents read this blog post.

this is kendra now with the fantasy report for the week which is we are going to lose. currently down by 9 points, great comeback week however from daniel alfredson. not sure if the wings could make the playoffs but i would like to see alfredson win a stanley cup. my sister karla is hoping for st. louis (what's up tj oshie) and her least preferred are anaheim and colorado. we agreed neither of us would like columbus or dallas. of course there we all root for the blackhawks but karla said she wasn't sure they could make it without my fave blackhawk patrick kane.....'he's an emotional guy'.

i'm wearing my pj stock tshirt in honour of the bruins being the first to make the playoffs and becca just told me i left white wine at her place last time!

Now Nesse's here!

Jim Slater scores and puts the Jets on the map. Go Jim Dandy!

But time has passed now and both Staal bros scored making it 2:1 Carolina. And then Nash scores bringing the tally to 3:1.

If you can't tell who's blogging, and there are caps being used it's usually Rebecca. I would never date anyone who uses "LOL" in text messages. "Well here's a question then: how do you properly show inflection without using those kind of things", Vanessa. You could say it differently, that's how. Y'know, by using your words. Kendra wonders if everyone has dumbed down the english language as a result of poor spelling.

Never ever use 2 spaces after a period. Here's why:

Love is in the air on Arlington.  New love blooms and old love turns into detritus: It's the circle of life and it moves us all.

End of the period interview:
"We started moving our feet and we were rewarded for it" - Jordan Staal. Hockey/love analogy.
Sage advice from the TBay Wonder.
Vanessa asks the question 'do the jets have a mathematical chance to get in the playoffs?' the answer is about 1.9 percent.

Little from Frolik!? frolik navidad, i appreciate the announcers keep talking about him, which we have been doing all season.


none of us understand that. he never said anything bad about winnipeg and never asked to be traded. we cheer for teemu!!!

oh ya so we still haven't had dinner. third period. winnipeg has 'lots of jump'.

playoffs 'a tough mountain to climb' - the toughest mountain i've climbed was sigyria in sri lanka. it was super hard. and then second was not a mountain but a volcano - in nicaragua where i didn't know i would be climbing a volcano so i had lunch wine and wore flip flops.

discussion turns to letting go. jet goal and a MARK STUART FOR LIFE CHANT ERUPTS IN THE LIVING ROOM.

no goal. still 3-2. vanessa filing her nails. they are six dollar nail files she bought at canadian tire 'i will never use an emery board again'.

happy upcoming birthdays to the following people: ron hainsey, keith tkachuk, tracey.

tracey and i are having a joint birthday party next saturday at rae and jerry's. hopefully after we can go to taco bell. hopefully also karla and megan will make it out.

zach bogosian left the game but there was a jokinen chance!

three mins left in the third but dinner is almost ready. brought to the montreal game for a moment and they are leading 4.3.

we are going to eat now. we will pause the game. we are actually way behind the actual time.

"Nobody check their phones!"


so the jets lost. great last minute tho. also - amazing dinner by rebecca! brussel sprouts (currently on sale at food fare), chicken, baked potato.

good night everyone. i think there is prob still a 1% chance the jets can make the playoffs.

By the way, any movie that has a spelling bee in it is a movie I want to see.


Monday, March 10, 2014

first jets game of the year together, jets v. colorado.

hey from arlington. vanessa has returned from the nightshift, becca and kendra are also here and so is the springtime. temp went up to six degrees in winnipeg and the snow is slowly melting. current discussion of strombo as the new host of hnic. 'ron was the guy who kept everything together''george is not a peer to anyone like pj stock or kelly hrudey is'

you have to at least be a referee.

'they are hockey players without a stanley cup trophy'. so yeah, we aren't happy about this. vanessa specifically notes george went down in her books as soon as he started referring to himself as 'canada's boyfriend'

who would we say is canada's boyfriend. vanessa: 'david suzuki. he is the land's boyfriend. or william shatner.' i say jt or sidney crosby.

it's actually 7:42 and we ordered food from thida's thai, devastated that spicy noodle is closed on monday. looks like the food is here. there is a pretty low chance that we will stay up for the whole game as nervoustime supports an early bedtime. but we are going to do our best to rock it for the first two periods.

speaking of rocking it we finished first place in our fantasy hockey division!!!! currently in the playoffs playing tonight against the bangers, hi scott. score was 5-4 last i checked, for scott. nervoustime real life is we have three avs on our team (mackinnon, barrie and landeskog) but we also want the jets to do well obviously.

the jets have a 9.4 chance of making the playoffs. thanks to nervoustime's fave accountant, tom, for informing me of the (i wish i could say rise and) fall of these stats on a daily basis.

also thanks to rob rouseau for letting us know this restaurant is good.

ness feels like the strombo thing is a punk as does the missing malaysia airline.

'it started with the theme song.'

'ron mclean is worth it.'

so game story. montoya is in net. paul statsny is out. i have bet on the avs, actually.

we should talk about mark stuart - 'that's the happiest deal' - becca. 'he has such a good prescence on the team.'

soup time.

seeing as this game is in colorado, i wonder how many jets smoke weed?

becca 'this is the best soup i have ever had' the soup is super good. announcers describe landeskog as mr everything which is also how becca feels about her soup 'this can do no wrong'

anthems. anthem singer is a mennonite! slight 'true north' heard. so game on. so far no score. so great to have jim slater back tho hey? rebecca is making cookies and john albert is playing! PA parenteau is hurt....second injury against the jets this season. penalty coming up. colorado on the power play.

'don't be afraid to take the hit because it might hurt less than trying to avoid it' - hockey love analogy from rebecca. 'i am going to write a whole book about hockey love analogys'

too many men on the ice is our fave penalty. jets keep the avs to one shot on that penalty 'totally dominating' second power play of the game for colorado. rebecca 'who is mark stuart's girlfriend?' ness: 'better question....who should be mark stuart's girlfriend?'

better question 'can you smoke a joint outside this game like as if it is a cigarette?' 'do they have a dispensary in the arena?''can you bring in your own food?' soooooo many chances there but bogosian is in the box for penalty #3 of the night for the jets

there has been a 4th penalty now and still no score but we heard about rich peverley and we most def send our thoughts to you and your families and all the dallas stars fans out there. hopefully everything works out okay.

that was a great play by kane. how did that not go in. frolik needs a goal.

ness comments how frolk's gf having used to date petr nedved as 'like going from bruce willis to ashton kutcher'

breaking: oh ya so there are mysterious snow shapes on arlington, like far away for a person to reach. we think it might be magic.

the q and eh on the jets fave music was great, interestingly tho becca thought mark stuart made all the jets playlists and wondered why he didn't get interviewed.

becca's cookies are DELICIOUS. vanessa 'i bet i could eat these cookies faster than you can make them. and then announces she has to go.

this game is so late. she has to wake up in seven hours, 4:30. i should personally wake up at 5:30. neither of us has folded our laundry.

the masters is beginning on my birthday and apparently it is this year on a wednesday.

MACKINNON SCORES cue the whitney houston the jets need a pick me up.

new health ideas: gargling with oil, juicing banana peels. so vanessa is going......rebecca loves the music in colorado 'ccr! fuck yeah!

cute that they just said 'tyson barrie loves the jump in'. power play coming up for the jets. fantasy hockey update, bangers: 7,  nervoustime: 6. next batch of cookies are ready.

byfuglien scores. little gets a career points high with that assist.

oh i forgot manitoba's slogan was 'canada's heart beats' remember how great that song 'heartbeats' by the knife is? amazing save by montoya, who doesn't love that guy and why isn't he our starting goaltender but i am tired.

and there is another goal for byfuglien from frolik. ooooooooh. brian little just broke his earlier record with an assist as well 'a little goes a long way'tsn announcer just begins discussing evander kane's energy....well. that let's not get too magical.

one min left in the second. oh ya credit to the penalty killers in the first period. does anyone remember the women's can us hockey games in the olympics 2002 where the canadian women would play almost entire games on the penalty kill, something to look up for sure.

woah. eleven second left in the period and colorado scores.

alright. i'm going home. becca will update for the rest of the game.

So everyone's left to go to bed. Moonchild here, as per usual, reporting the last part of the game. I'm taking this opportunity, now that I'm alone, to attempt oil pulling. Has anyone else tried this crazy fad? They say it cures everything: gargling oil (sesame, coconut, olive) for 20 minutes. So far, so good. 2 minutes in. My jaw hurts a bit.

Beginning of the 3rd period. 2:2. Parenteau's out for the rest of the game. Trouba gets sent to the box right off the hop.

I went to Costco today and spent $70 on matzah, coconut oil and an orchid plant. You won't find matzah any cheaper, people (5 boxes for $10.49). And Manischevitz, no less. Why is matzah so expensive? I'm going to make my own this year (declaration).

Ok, it's only been 6 minutes, but I really want to spit this oil out. How can this be good for you?! What am I doing and maybe I should have researched this a bit further.

Whoa, distracted by scuffle on the ice. Keep swishing. Don't swallow.

Disco music is now playing in the Colorado arena and the playlist keeps getting better and better.

11 minutes left of oil pulling: 15 minutes left in the 3rd.

MacKinnon loses credit for his goal (and thus a blow to our Fantasy Hockey team). Things are getting busy on the ice. Enstrom just got save of the game. Great game for Toby-don't-call-me-Tobias. We're shorthanded again. There have been too many penalties this game.

5 minutes left of oil pulling and even though I want to stop, I'm inspired by the pace of the game and will stick with it. WWTD?

Vanessa and I watched a hilarious movie the other night called Bad Milo, all about guy and a pintsized demon that lives in his asshole and, when triggered by excessive anxiety, forces his way out to kill all the people who've pissed him off. It had a campy 80's vibe, and it was super funny and  everyone needs to see it and the chill the fuck out.

The organ player is playing Green Day. Amazing. Let's all move to Colorado.

8 minutes left in the 3rd and it's getting desperate.

I can spit out the oil now! I rinsed and brushed. My teeth feel slick and I had to blow my nose right away. Those are positive signs, right?

I love Jim Slater.

I'll keep with this oil pulling for a week and see what happens.

Is there anyone who works harder than Michael Frolik? No.

3 min left in the 3rd. It's nervoustime.

Breakaways, off the posts, all the excitement is happening. We're going to OT.

Oh shit Matt Duchene slips one in past Montoya and Avs win this one. 3:2 Colorado.

"This game had a little bit of everything". But not enough win.

Stay positive out there. Leave your oil pulling comments and suggestions at the bottom of this post!

Love you guys, xo nervoustime