Today I saw a lady wearing these shoes. I snuck a picture, because of reasons.
History Lessons: The Point of the All Star Game by Ellen Etchingham. This is a great article about how the ASG got started and how far it has strayed from its roots since then. I love Ellen Etchingham. She is the greatest. I want to read a million more things written by her. You should go read this even if you don’t care about hockey because it’s insightful and educational and enjoyable to read and all right maybe I just really want to be her best friend, okay? That’s all I want! I won’t hide my feelings any longer!!!!!
Anyway… this is her third article for Backhand Shelf. If you read it and liked it and want to read more from her and/or learn more about hockey in general, make sure to check out her other articles, because they’re just as wonderful:
The Franchise of Theseus: A Rant on Relocations
History Lessons: On General Managers, Rats, and Art Ross’s Teeth
Also here is her personal blog. Yeah, I stalk it. (In a non-creepy way.) (Note: still all about hockey.)
Here’s a picture of my favorite thing to happen all All Star Weekend:
He still stopped the puck, by the way.
Downton Pawnee. My favorite tumblr.
And now here is a video of a Lego man going into space. (Thanks to Elizabeth for showing this to me.
I don’t know when I’ll next be updating. It really depends on the Avs. The All Star break ended today. Last year, this marked the beginning of the end, where after the break they won only five games the rest of the season. If that happens again… but it’s not going to happen again. It’s not. It just won’t. It can’t. Okay? It WILL NOT happen this year. Things are going to be DIFFERENT this year! Matt Duchene said they would!!! And we have Landeskog now, and competent goalies (relatively)! EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE FINE…
The point is, if I’m too busy being curled up in the fetal position sobbing over my hockey team, I might not post. Or if I do, it’ll be sad rants about hockey that nobody reads anyway. I DO know that I have a great Valentine’s Day post planned. Well, “great” meaning… um, you’ll see.
I will leave you with this performance by my current favorite, Drake, in Ottawa this weekend. (The best parts are of the players who left the locker room during the intermission to watch.)