Very impressively the team managed to find a way to lose twice tonight!

With only five skaters confirmed to be at the game we had to take a technical playoffs forfeit and lock up dead last before even getting to the rink. But, at least it allowed us to pick up some subs to have enough people to play.

Then we wound up losing a close but high scoring game, 4-5. You know, just in case there was any doubt about us being the worst team in the league.

Personally I felt I had a decent game. I played defense the first two periods and made some good plays and no major errors. Then I got switched up to left wing because of some complaints about one of our subs being a bit higher skilled for this league. I can’t argue that he was more skilled but I can argue that every other team in the league has at least one more skilled player on their regular roster and we certainly don’t.

Anyway, I finished the game on offense and made a couple half chances was all. I can’t fully remember the sequence with so many goals and the game not mattering at all in any way, except we gave up the last one with about 2 and a half minutes to play. I think I ended up as a minus one but personally was not directly responsible for any scoring play either way.

It seemed to be an appropriate end to the season which was fun despite a number of issues and problems. And at least it can only go up from here, right?

mintyfreshreblogs:

laughingsquid:

LEGO ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary Set Passes Review, Should Release in 2014

YES

If this had existed back when I was in first grade or so I would’ve considered myself the most lucky person in the entire world if I was able to own it and likewise the most unlucky person if I didn’t.

mintyfreshreblogs:

laughingsquid:

LEGO ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary Set Passes Review, Should Release in 2014

YES

If this had existed back when I was in first grade or so I would’ve considered myself the most lucky person in the entire world if I was able to own it and likewise the most unlucky person if I didn’t.

"Excuse me, that’s mine."

I, for one, appreciate the reminders that I could be more pathetic if I really, really tried to like these people obviously are.

wittlewyatte:

Blurry post bath baby booty.

Pretty sure the dog taught him the importance of running around like a fool right after you take a bath.

wittlewyatte:

Blurry post bath baby booty.

Pretty sure the dog taught him the importance of running around like a fool right after you take a bath.

I was tagged in the last picture thing by snapthistiger

It has been unclear to me since I first starting seeing these posts if last picture means last in time (most recent) or last in storage (least recent). So, especially as one of the two is one I’ve already posted, you’re getting both.

Totally awesome mystery injury right above my right knee. And test selfie when I got a new memory card for my phone after the old one crapped out.

Tagging five people randomly as they pop into my head (sorry if you’ve already participated): dafuqismahalohightechnicalkaonicks, knottedsnowflakes, trynottosuck

The Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
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I Am The Man Of Constant Sorrow - The Soggy Bottom Boys

From one of my favorite retellings of the Odyssey.

Playoffs game one means we play the best team in the league since we finished dead last.

So, it was no big surprise when they came out playing really strongly and had the better of the play. But our guys seemed to be working hard and showed great hustle, I added some good saves and after one period it was scoreless and we’d even had a couple decent chances.

A bit before half way into the second one of our guys had a great shot with a screen and we were actually up one. They pressed harder then and I had to make a good number of saves that even I was getting impressed by. We also managed to make some good chances on the other end and put in a second one. That was when it really started to become obvious they are a faster and more skilled team overall and they were really working hard to get back in it. The shutout bid ended late in the second with a spectacular shot over my glove and into the top corner but we kept working hard and finished the period with the one goal lead despite facing heavy pressure.

The third was more of the same, with them coming hard, including a handful of breakaways. I was playing really well though and we managed to have some good pressure early in the period that resulted in another very well taken goal for us on a great shot with a huge screen in front. After that we may have had a shot or two for the rest of the period, but probably not more than that. They managed to pull a second back on a bit of a mistake by one of my defenseman that I nearly managed to save anyway. Then as time ran out they threw everything they had at us and I had to come up big a number of times. I felt I was moving well and being able to give up fewer rebounds than usual and most importantly, of course, stopping the puck.

In the end we were able to withstand all their pressure for as long as the clock had on it and we walked away with an amazing and very improbable 3-2 win. I was really, really happy with it personally. It’s not horribly often as a goaltender that you are able to steal a game against a clearly better overall team (even though you try every chance you get). I’m also one to play down my own accomplishments more often than not but I have to admit I was a huge part of the result tonight and that felt great.

Next week I’m not sure which team we will be playing for the championship but I suspect it will again be similar to tonight in that they will likely be at least a bit better than us.

The top pic is of the weird bruise that showed up after my game last week. Still not sure how it happened but it’s not looking all that great even though I know it’s just part of the healing process. And at the bottom there you can enjoy my great post hockey game photography skills.

abqryanarchive:

On 9/11, from New York, goodnight all.

This is from three years ago now.

abqryanarchive:

On 9/11, from New York, goodnight all.

This is from three years ago now.

Nine years ago

abqryanarchive:

Nine years ago today I was woken by a simple phone call telling me to turn on the television.

Nine years ago I could not find the remote, I remember kneeling down in front of the TV to press the power button on the front of the set. I remember that the pain in my knees when I got up hours later felt very right and was far from the worst I was experiencing.

Nine years ago I watched my television as all the news came in. When I turned it on there had been one plane that had hit one tower, I watched everything after.

Nine years ago when my phone rang I was upset at the early hour that someone would call me (I was in the mountain time zone, two hours earlier than where things were happening). I remember feeling tired as I first kneeled in front of the TV, a foot and a half from the screen. I don’t remember feeling tired again for a number of months after that. There was no space to feel tired or hungry or things like that, I had nothing left for such mundane emotions after feeling everything else.

Nine years ago today I went to classes. I took notes, I turned in parts of homework assignments that were due. I had some classes where we just talked about New York and DC and some where it wasn’t mentioned at all. I don’t remember details of those classes, aside from one moment. I recall one of my professors telling us that we will forever remember this day, that what we are doing now will forever be in our minds. The irony of course was that he said it hours after it should have been said and I remember nothing else of that class. I was a shell, I think many people were.

Nine years ago my thoughts were not in class, they were not in New Mexico, they were not learning, they were mourning, they were angry, they were in New York, they were in Washington, DC, and they were in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Of the three, I had in person only ever been to DC but my lack of personal experience of those places was not important because they are American places and I am American.

Nine years ago today I was woken by a simple phone call as just another college student. I could have been anywhere in the world. And nine years ago sometime early tomorrow morning when I finally went to sleep, the TV on to the news in the background, I was an American. 

Nine years ago the world changed, my world changed, I changed.

And one year from now I know where I will be. I will be in New York, I will be in Washington, DC, and I will be in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. I am going there as a proud American and as a lover of life and of overcoming terrorism. I will make my own sort of pilgrimage and I will see those three important sites in person. I will remember a day when evil attacked, a day when America was damaged and changed, a day when average people became heroes and fought back, a day when everything changed yet remained the same, a day when our way of life was threatened but survived. I will remember nine years ago and I will cry, I am man enough to admit it and embrace it.

My first tumblr 9/11 post.

A year later I went to Somerset, Washington, and New York and they are places I know I will be on this date again in future years.

And, yes, I cried.

reallythisguyles:

jewlesthemagnificent:

"My best day had to be the day after I wrapped Guardians of the Galaxy. I was very homesick and coming home to my wife, and my home, and to my son, who was at the time 13 months old. My wife told me there’s a chance he won’t recognize you—but that’s okay that happens all the time. He doesn’t know, he might be a little shy…"

THIS MAN IS PERFECT AND HE MUST BE STOPPED.

Jesus that is beautiful

The sub rules for the playoffs are different than the regular season, they are more restrictive. A good team captain would know that or at least look into it when he learned there would be only seven guys available to play. A less good captain just throws his hands up and says there are no subs in the playoffs. This team has a less good captain.

So, I got plenty of ice time and a very good workout. We had only two guys on the bench so we just rotated through positions, though some of us switched with other guys already on the ice to keep certain people certain places as much as possible. I wound up playing mostly defense but also some wing and just a touch of center (zero for two on faceoffs).

The other team had plenty of people, odd how being ranked number one instead of last with zero wins on the season tends to get more people to show up. We had a sub goalie who played well and was especially good at covering the puck instead of giving up lots of rebounds and that was a huge help.

We actually started out not too badly, getting out played just a bit but holding our own. Then we surprisingly took a lead. I was on the wing and trailing our center who was taking the puck in. The D got it off our guy and it was loose around the faceoff dot. I came in and shot it first touch, toward the open five hole. Amazingly it went where I wanted and beat the goalie and went in! That was a really cool moment and I may have gotten a bit overly excited.

After that they seemed to turn it on a bit more and we just got more and more tired. They tied it up and then went ahead by one before we managed to get a goal off some garbage in front as I was playing D.

They got more and more dominant as the game went on but we were holding onto a 2-2 tie until just a couple minutes left. I was on defense and they came in pressuring. I was totally exhausted and didn’t take the extra energy to skate around my guy on the side of the ice away from the play. So, when there was a shot and a rebound it came right to him and I was in the wrong position to do much to stop him (made me even personally, on ice for two for and two against).

We tried to tie it up again in the last couple minutes but just had nothing left by that time.

Everything considered it was a pretty impressive performance and I was really pleased with my goal but the outcome was far from shocking. Next week we play for third or fourth place (out of four teams). I just hope more people bother to show up, it’s more fun to play with at least a little bit of energy.

That’s no moon. It’s a space station.
I’m guessing that luck just might be the bad kind, especially if you’re on Alderaan.

That’s no moon. It’s a space station.

I’m guessing that luck just might be the bad kind, especially if you’re on Alderaan.

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Ron Funches (x)

Has he ever actually seen Muppet Babies?

It’s about the Muppets when they were babies, one of the earliest prequels if you will.

Also, it’s not a little weird, it’s a lot awesome.

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