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Two for Three

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As my more frequent blog readers know, between (and sometimes within) my hockey tidbits, I tend to slip in posts about animals, stand-up comedy, and the occasional Nannerpuss commercial:

 

One for three, check.

Let me go for a second one.  Today is new-mini-Newf day for the Gillies, making this their third Newfoundland (four if you count Clark).

Their new Newfoundland, Cash, is 13 weeks old and roughly 40 pounds.  In an earlier blog I posted pictures of these happy, cuddly beasts, but pictures don’t do their size justice. 

This one is of impressive stature for his age, and likely to be the largest of the lot (recently departed Hogan was pushing 150 lbs).  Pam, Brianna and I picked him up this morning and tossed around names (Diesel, Crosby and Jethro among the contenders), but all loved Cash – a tribute to how he was bought, spare change saved over 15 years.

As Kevin Croxton did for me, allow me to fill in a blank day on your April schedule:  April 18th, between noon and 8 p.m. on the eastside, NYC SNUGGIE WEARING PUBCRAWL.  God I want to go.  http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/2009/03/25/2009-03-25_revelers_ready_for_new_york_city_snuggie.html

I’m heading up to Boston for the weekend to spend time with Bri’s sister/brother-in-law, and to apartment hunt (anyone got any leads for me?).  That means I need to get some writing done early.

Surviving the locker room got a great response, I just wish I could have written it with a little more, um, spice; less PG.  So what’s next sports fans?

 

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Part two of my series on A Hockey Player’s Life is up on www.maxhockey.com now (and echl.com, apparently).  Due to the massive amount of stuff that goes on any given game day, it was tough to narrow it down to generalizations, so I hope it’s still a fun read.  Next week I”ll take a look at the sweaty-suited world of team travel days. 

Yeah, nothing prolongs the life of my $150 dollar dime-store suit like sleeping in it on a bus for four hours, thanks for ruling out track suits, coach.

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12 Responses to “Two for Three”
  1. jtbourne says:

    As usual, other hockey topic suggestions are welcome, including the ones I left off from the previous poll.

  2. sullyfan says:

    Crosby looks like a winner! And I LOVED the locker room blog so much I forwarded it to all my hockey buddies. They agree you nailed it. Thanks for doing what you do, and good luck in Beantown…hope you’ve got a lotta cash. That place is expensive…but a great town.

  3. P. Deezy F. Baby says:

    Goal cellys please! You have a good amount to choose from as your Sr. year was awesome goal cellys 2K6! I still laugh about them and tell tales of their gloryness. Mainly because they were witty and I had a bit of say in a few that you did and a few you were going to attempt but chickened out at the time of celebration.

  4. jtbourne says:

    Haha, I’m just looking for an excuse to describe them/embarrass my father. Clearly, I sided with Ovi on the 50th celly, because I felt like I was defending myself. I didn’t realize there were so many purists around…

  5. P. Deezy F. Baby says:

    I thought Ovie’s was funny because I remember telling you to do one almost exactly like it. My all time favorite was the one timer PP goal, top of the circles, snipe, and then directly into the Capt. Morgans pose. Classic!

  6. Amanda says:

    ovies celly was awesome! we got in so much shit from our coach when we tried on goal celly.. the was the last time we did that one :S

  7. Hockeyman says:

    I’d be interested to see a post about life on the road. I met a pro ball player once and listened to him complain about the amount of cheerios in a box and how bummed he couldn’t buy it cause he couldn’t finish it all during the home stand and would have to throw it away before the road trip. Guy made $3 million that year and was complaining about chucking a partial box of cheerios. I dunno, the story was interesting.

  8. jtbourne says:

    Well you’ll be happy to know that travel is the topic of my next part for my Max Hockey series.

  9. Sally says:

    Yes! Nannerpuss is BACK!

  10. ms.conduct says:

    *goalies are nuttier than squirrel poop*

    FTW.

    What I don’t get are goalies who DON’T want that image perpetuated. I kinda like my opponents to think I might start throwing milk crates…

  11. Paul says:

    If you are apartment hunting in Boston, I’d highly suggest looking in the East Cambridge area. Perfect area to be close to everything and good for finding a cheap place with all the amenities.

  12. patlynch says:

    Hey Justin try south shore of Boston much cheaper and only a train ride away from city these days a house might be cheaper than apt. Blog is awesome !!!!

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