Tuesday, December 23

BIRTHDAYS, BICEPS, AND NATHAN GERBE IS NOT A FAN OF SANTA

So if any of you are friends with me on Facebook, you may have noticed that my status as of last night after the game read like such: "Carianne is really sick of Sidney Crosby, the biased referees, and the anti-Buffalo NHL. But thanks for the birthday wishes!"

I think that pretty much sums up my day.

No, really. It does. I had a fairly decent birthday, if you look past the fact that while I was driving home from work (my Monday shift) around midnight, my windshield cracked. And then Kim and I didn't go to the Sabres' practice or Chef's yesterday, because we figured the streets would have been horrendously snow-bogged. So I missed the possibility of having the guys serenade me with the birthday song over some delicious chicken parmesan. Sad.

Instead, we went to visit our friend Karina (who is home from school in Pittsburgh) and her sister Andrea (who is home from school in Chicago) and we played some Guitar Hero, and they're both terrible, but Andrea's singing made it all worthwhile.

Then we sat in the waiting room at the glass place for almost 2 hours, and then it was game time.

Psh. Bullshit. There is no way in hell that the height of Crosby's stick was less than that of the crossbar. No way. Thanks, Sid. You ruined a perfect pretty good birthday.

I was happy with the play of the Sabres (excluding some glaring mishaps by Numminen, Afinogenov, and some other turnovers and such), but the officiating just blew.

And I'm too angry at the refs and the War Zone operators to say anything else.

I'm just glad Patty K doesn't have a concussion.

But since my birthday was pretty shitty hockey-wise, I hope Ales Kotalik's 30th birthday is 1000 times better than my 20th.

SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIG AL!!


Aww, shucks. We're nine years and 364 days apart. Ain't that sweet? No, not really.

But, while I'm in the mood to post pictures, here's a beauty for the Christmas lovers in all of us:


That's right, kids. The toddler-version of Nathan Gerbe is tearfully afraid of Santa Claus. Now that is sweet.

And do you know what else is sweet? Tim Connolly's biceps.


To steal a phrase from Caroline, ZANG BABY BOY!!! Hot damn... I knew there was a reason I found you attractive! (Oh, and I stole this picture from the wonderful Shelby Rose's Facebook.)

Hmm... I suppose I should get to cleaning, since I have a ton of it to do, and it has to be done by 2 pm tomorrow when my Aunt's flight lands. If it lands. I hate it when relatives stay at my house, because the houses in my area of Kenmore are not that big, and we have a three bedroom house. I live with my parents and my brother, so obviously all three bedrooms are occupied. But who gets the boot every time someone visits? This girl. Fair? Hardly. So I'm going to take up residence on the futon in my game room until Sunday. I hate futons. This is going to be a really uncomfortable week.

So I probably won't be back until Friday after shopping(!!!), so I hope you, my dear lovelies, have a beautiful holiday season, and if you go out to snow blow your driveway, don't pull a Joe Sakic and stick your hand in the blades, please!! xoxo

16 comments:

Jill said...

You have a great holiday too! Yes... I told Jay that before he snow blowed or is it blew the driveway the other day... Don't pull a Sakic! He didn't find me very funny.

Sorry you lost your bed! That sucks!

Anne said...

I hate it when relatives stay at my house, because the houses in my area of Kenmore are not that big, and we have a three bedroom house.

Especially because there are like 5 different kinds of houses in Kenmore and tehy just like rotate them among the blocks. There are seriously like 4 identically built houses in a row on my block. We have an extension on our house so its not quite as bad but my sister has to sleep in my bed with me on Christmas Eve because I turned her room into my room and my old room into an office. Gotta love the holidays.

Sorry I didn't see you guys last night! Aisle 12, 300 level, I'm there every game, haha. happy belated birthday!

Cari said...

There are seriously like 4 identically built houses in a row on my block.

My block? 6 houses, including mine have the same interior layout. Across the street? There are like, 10 duplexes in a row. It's way too uniformed.

We looked for you during the first intermission, but there were too many people around, and we had to find Kim's mom. But we'll be there on Saturday again, so we'll come find you then.

Cari said...

Don't pull a Sakic! He didn't find me very funny.

If I were there, I would've laughed my ass off.

Defy Gravity... said...

WHOA! Why have I never noticed Tim's biceps before? Where in the world has he been hiding those guns? DANG!

Cari said...

Why have I never noticed Tim's biceps before? Where in the world has he been hiding those guns?

THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

frostee said...

OMG I LOVE NATHAN GERBE!! now if i ever see him i'm probably going to make some lame joke about santa claus.

Don't pull a Sakic!
that sentence is most likely the reason i am not allowed near the snow blower.

Cari said...

OMG I LOVE NATHAN GERBE!! now if i ever see him i'm probably going to make some lame joke about santa claus.

THAT WAS MY PLAN ALL ALONG. I swear, if I ever see him, I'm going to make some crack about being terrified of Santa as a child, and making a picture of my bawling on Santa's lap my Facebook picture.

that sentence is most likely the reason i am not allowed near the snow blower.

And also why I don't want a snow blower; a plow service instead.

Shelby Rose said...

Merry Christmas, Cari! And happy late birthday!

I'm sorry Sidney ruined your b-day. What a jerkface. Actually, I want to use a stronger word, but I won't.

And you know, I'm proud of myself for taking my picture. My girlfriend (the girl in the picture) wanted me to get a picture of her and Timmy, and after I saw it I was like 'Hellllo, biceps!'

Jill said...

We have three or four types of house in my entire neighborhood... its the biggest neighborhood in our area... its funny driving past the houses seeing how many ways you can change the cookie cutter houses.

Cari said...

I'm sorry Sidney ruined your b-day. What a jerkface. Actually, I want to use a stronger word, but I won't.

Thanks, darling, and you're more than welcome to use very, very, VERY strong words here.

My girlfriend (the girl in the picture) wanted me to get a picture of her and Timmy, and after I saw it I was like 'Hellllo, biceps!'

When I saw that picture last night, I literally screamed. My mother was like, "WHAT'S WRONG?!" My response? "I FIGURED OUT WHY I'M IN LOVE WITH TIM CONNOLLY!!!" Ahahahahahah, good times.

Cari said...

We have three or four types of house in my entire neighborhood.

That's pretty much how my area of Kenmore is. It's funny, though, because when you drive down the streets, you'll see these houses that are physically the same right next to each other in little clusters.

Jay said...

I didn't recognize Gerbe without that growth under his lower lip. Hopefully now that he's made it to the NHL, he will have enough money for the surgery to remove it...

Cari said...

I didn't recognize Gerbe without that growth under his lower lip. Hopefully now that he's made it to the NHL, he will have enough money for the surgery to remove it...

AHAHAHAHAHAHA. <3

Anonymous said...

Holy crap...Tim is welcoming the kids to the gun show! Where and when was that picture taken?

Cari said...

Holy crap...Tim is welcoming the kids to the gun show! Where and when was that picture taken?

Puck Drop '08. Awesome, right?