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2 minute penalty for being delicious

There are very few rules I tend to stick with when I write on here. The number one golden rule is no picture of Lushie (only if approved) unless I want to die. She’d rather stay off this thing and I can respect that. Well unless she wants to rant.

Last night the 2 of us were invited by the Pens to have Christmas photos taken on the ice at Mellon Arena. Yet another reason why they treat their season ticket holders better than any other sports team in the city. We started with a picture on the Zamboni followed by the goal on the south end, penalty box, players bench and finally the moment of truth… center ice.

I have to admit that actually standing at center ice and not just where it may or may not be because of flooring was pretty freakin cool. I had chills. This was like stepping up to home plate at PNC Park. I had to take a moment to reach down, touch the ice with my hands and absorb the moment. I’ve played hockey and even curled for a bit so I know what it’s like to be on ice but when it’s the one of the team you love, it’s special.

We have a nice collection of pictures that the Pens have given us a chance to make into greeting cards. The one above is from my camera phone so trust me when I say the quality is hella better. We’re probably going to have some made for family once Lushie finds the one she likes. After that I may post them online.

Tonight is Pens vs Flyers at the Mellon Arena. Drew is probably already drinking in Philly to numb the pain of the impending doom. After the comeback in Detroit is there really any question?

cheers!

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  1. November 13th, 2008 at 10:07 | #1

    Wow. I am jealous. We need to revisit that whole season ticket thing!

  2. November 13th, 2008 at 13:26 | #2

    I’ve had them since 00 and wouldn’t give them up for anything.

    I just realized I need to update my blogroll and get you on there! That thing is out of date.

  3. pam
    November 13th, 2008 at 19:29 | #3

    Damn… We’ve had season tickets (set of 4!) for over 7 years now and I don’t recall getting the photo invite for Christmas pictures. Waaaaah. Going to cry now.

  4. November 16th, 2008 at 14:18 | #4

    Pam, I got in from the season ticket holder email a few weeks ago. I was actually surprised Lushie wanted to go since she hates getting her pic taken.

  5. sunshine
    November 17th, 2008 at 21:47 | #5

    hey can i add a rule?
    haha no more pics of me at the reception.. anything else sure… haha i cant complain though i laughed when i seen it on the old site myself… and i have a feeling this comeing year in july will be about the same way… cheers bro

  6. sunshine
    November 17th, 2008 at 21:48 | #6

    by the way im also jealous its not fair i get the crappy teams down here..

  7. November 18th, 2008 at 00:20 | #7

    I would like you to post pictures of you curling. That would be awesome.

  8. November 19th, 2008 at 14:32 | #8

    Sunshine – oh OK. I’ll wait until you do something stupid in front of Debbie again and she repaints you :)

    mindbling – I’ll have to dig for the pics of me curling. The mobile blogging site I had them on before was sold so I need to find archives. I had a lot of fun doing it.

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