A couple weeks ago there was a big fundraising night for my son's high school baseball program. Fundraising is critical to public high schools in California. There is no other funding for extracurricular activities anymore. At the fundraiser, there were lots of varied, donated, items we were encouraged to bid on. The proceeds, of course, went directly to the baseball program.
While Briefcase was busy drinking socializing, I bid on four seats to an Anaheim Ducks hockey game.
I was so excited, because I never win anything.
Of course, I had to pay to win, but still – I won.
The seats were center ice and just a few rows up. Fantastic seats! If I had bought them, they would have cost substantially more than what I bid on them. It turned out to be an amazing deal.
I'm such a winner!
The game was last Friday night.
I like going to sporting events and I hadn't been to a hockey game in a long time.
The Ducks were playing the Vancouver Canucks.
The Ducks lost 5-4 in a shootout.
It was a really exciting game.
This is what I can tell you about the game.
This guy is a VERY good player and a Big Important Duck:
He's also my neighbor.
Just kidding sorta, but he does live in Money Town.
(So do a bunch of other professional and/or retired professional athletes.)
That makes me practically famous (and a great athlete too).
This guy was very drunk and obnoxious:
Of course, Obnoxious Drunk was seated close by. He was "talked to" by the ushers and bouncers more than once, but he somehow avoided being thrown out. Too bad for the rest of us, don't you think?
Some nice people did come by with a mop and they not-so-happily cleaned up the beer he spilled everywhere.
There was a big fight between players on the ice. My husband and my son were very impressed. They laughed. They thought the fight was really funny.
Men are totally different than women, aren't they?
Anyway, after the fight was over this Duck ended up in the Penalty Box:
The other thing I noticed?
Those hockey players are really good ice skaters!
If I were in charge of hockey, however, I'd make a few changes to the sport.
For one thing, I'd get new, and prettier, red lights for all the rinks.
Also, I think I'd change the name of some of the teams. I kept watching the hockey game and thinking of the game "Duck, Duck, GOOSE!" I used to play as a child.
Except, "Duck, Duck, CANUCK!" rhymes even better.
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