11 March 2007

Someone take me shopping in Finland, I want that hoodie.

(Now with 100% less typos in the subject line!)

I refuse to talk about the Oilers game. SO!

To finish off my last couple days of Spring Break, I went so far as to forsake one last night of HNIC in Detroit and return to Kalamazoo a day early so I could stop by Gibraltar where Dan Cleary and Valtteri Filppula were signing autographs on my way. Behind the Jersey's Christy couldn't be there, so I promised pictures, and pictures I will deliver! It was a lot of fun, though I only got to chat with Filppula for a couple minutes. I met a guy in line who made fun of me when I mentioned Conklin (go figure) and chewed out a Blackhawks fan running a booth who told me I could do better than a shiny glossy of Hemsky.

I also SOMEHOW resisted a purchase of a set of Red Wings glasses (like, you know, the sort you drink out of) with the logo, Dom on one side, and MANNY on the other. If they could have been bought separately for half the price that $10 would have been gone so fast I would have forgot I ever owned it.

And of course my spoils!

Also bah, 6-3 to the Bruins? Fine, I see how it is, hockey doesn't like me today. Wow did Thomas ever look solid, though. Nice to see that despite that Kings victory the other day, we still make a habit of losing to teams we shouldn't.


Christy Hammond said...

I'm very very jealous. I so wanted to go, but I couldn't afford 2+ hours of driving plus up to 3 hours of the actual autograph signing depending on the wait.

Thanks for posting the photos though! Hopefully, we'll be able to meet up (for real) one day.

Steph said...

Yeah, I got lucky that I could stop on my way back to school - normally a trip all the way back to the west side would have been way out of the question. The wait was actually less than I expected though, I don't think I was in line for too much more than an hour.

And you're welcome! I'm sure I'll be able to run into you at a game sometime or something!

hockeygirl said...

Wow, that really is a nice hoodie.

I think that if they had glasses, as in spectacles, you should have got them.

Nice new shiny layout, btw.

Steph said...

Isn't it!? The second he walked past me (with this horribly confused look on his face like 'what are these Americans and why are they crazy?') I fell in love with it.

And if they really had spectacles with Manny Legace on them, I don't think a $20 price tag could have stopped me.

And thanks! (Elly has already yelled at me for the presence of Darcy on it...I imagine this will only escalte.)