Welcome to Chicago, Lord Stanley

June 9, 2010

I am a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan.  I remember the first Hawks game my dad took me to in the old Chicago Stadium.  I almost cried because it was such a special moment.  Dad told me to watch the new player, #7, because he was really fast.  And that #7, Chris Chelios, became my favorite player.

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Tonight, I was filled with a lot of pride for these boys as they won Lord Stanley’s Cup.

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It was a fantastic hockey series.  Fast paced, end to end play, a really great series.  It was so exciting, I couldn’t knit a stitch during the games.

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The only bad thing was that it took about a minute to realize the Blackhawks won the game!  Nobody saw the puck go in so it was a delayed celebration.  But a celebration nonetheless!

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We did our part to cheer the Blackhawks to victory.  We ordered two pizzas from my favorite place in Chicago, and had them sent 2,166 miles.  The Hawks won every game we had that pizza for dinner.  I’m just sayin’.

Congratulations, Chicago Blackhawks!!


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Boston Red Sox

June 14, 2005

Bill and I spent 3 very fun and hot days in Chicago this past weekend. We have friends who are Boston fans so we planned on making it a long weekend if we got tickets, and we got lucky the day tickets went on sale.

We headed to the Friendly Confines for the Friday game. The atmosphere to this game was amazing. It was reminiscent of the NLCS games in Florida. Boston fans were out in full force. Everyone was friendly and in good spirits, though the Cubs fans ended up enjoying themselves a bit more. The only downside was the heat. It was sunny and hot and almost unbearable. My shoulders are still pink. The Cubs put on a good show and Bill and I enjoyed every minute of it. Our friends, not quite as much.

My girlfriend and I spent Saturday touring the city. What a great city. We started at Navy Pier where we saw Mia Garciaparra. It was definitely her. The city offers free trolleys which take a couple of routes through the city. Free and convenient, I highly recommend. We took a trolley to Marshall Fields on State Street, my all-time favorite store. Then headed down to the river and up to Michigan Avenue to check out the Magnificent Mile. We strolled down Michigan Avenue until we got to the John Hancock Center where we checked out the ovservatory. What a view. It was hazy so we couldn’t see Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, but a spectacular view nonetheless. We got some very good pictures. Before you get on the elevator, the staff takes your picture in front of a green screen and in the observatory they can superimpose your picture on a couple of different backgrounds. They also have a couple of other fun photo opportunities. And be careful, because they might put you to work washing windows on the 94th floor.

Being away from Chicago, I’ve forgotten what a great city it is. It was fun getting reaquainted with it.




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A few tidbits about me: I met my husband in college, flirting over tuba letters in the Penn Band. Our dog, CJ, and our cat, Sabrina, round out our family. I'm a sewist, knitter and needlepointer, and an occasional scrapbooker. I love organizing, reading, making jewelry, and hiking. A Chicago girl at heart, I am an avid follower the Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.

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