Six full days off. Just when I was getting used to this whole winning thing! It's been a rough season for loyal fans of the Buffalo Sabres. Trust me, it's been just as rough trying to generate meaningful posts about the team as well. Sometimes I just stare at the keyboard, as the tears fall to my desk. The end result is usually some whacked out piece like a fictional Christmas story about Ryan Miller, or Christian Ehrhoff meeting David Hasselhoff. You see? This team has literally driven me to insanity.
So with that said, I think my brain is looking forward to a week or so off, simply to regroup and catch my breath. How my winter plays out can usually parallel what the Sabres are doing. If the Sabres are winning, driving in the snow and shoveling the damn driveway don't seem too bad. If the Sabres are tied for last place in the Eastern Conference, however...well, let's just say the empties next to the fridge are starting to pile up. This is starting to feel like it's going to be one of those long winters.
So the main question is, how do you plan on spending your six day break from watching this train wreck of a hockey team? I'd like to hear about it in the comments, but take the jump to hear from the Sabres themselves!
You'll never believe this, but I had a press pass to the game in New Jersey. What was even weirder was that I woke up during the middle of the night and found it on my night table. I was worried I'd be late for the game, so I just decided to fly out my bedroom window to get there as fast as possible. Luckily I took some notes before I woke up:
After the great reception I received regarding my comment on telling jokes in the locker room the other day, I'm looking to branch out. I have a meeting with Bill Cosby to discuss a new pilot: "German Hockey Players say the Darndest Things."
I'll be spending a lot of time alone in a dark room, listening to Animal Collective records and developing some of my pictures. My latest series is titled, "Hockey: Deconstructed." Leave me alone.
Did you forget I'm actually going to the All Star Game? That's okay, I sort of did too. Hey wait, do you want my plane ticket? You could totally pass for me during the game. No one watches it anyway.
Chippewa Street, bro!! C'mon bro, you should totally come with me and my bros!! Bro!!!
I'll be following Derek to Chippewa to make sure he doesn't get into any fights. Last time, a 19 year old threatened to throw down with him because Derek hit on his girlfriend. You think Derek is a fast skater? You should see him run.
I watch a lot of Discovery Channel usually. Hopefully there's a "Gold Rush" marathon on. But oh man, if only the All Star Break lined up with Shark Week...
Like Cody, I like to relax and watch some tv too. My DVR is pretty jammed up with episodes of Grey's Anatomy and The Bachelorette episodes I need to catch up on.
Kassian and I usually take a day to watch all the Mighty Ducks movies back-to-back. After that, we go out in my driveway and pretend we're the Bash Brothers. The kids in the neighborhood love it. Sometimes Zack gets a little rough though. The game usually gets cut short by a kid crying.
I will be spending the break in a secluded cabin in the woods with no phone and no television - basically cut off from the outside world. I can't think of anything Mr. Pegula would need to talk to me about over the break anyway, right?