45 days in a row meme! )

day 09| something you’re looking forward to

I want to get this one in before tomorrow (tomorrow is my real D-Day). I really don't have that much to look forward to this summer, which would be "awesome" and "relaxing" except, I always have the bug inside of me that wants to be doing things and have things figured out and a set list of shit to do rather then general crap. I think normal people call it "anal" though. And not the fun kind either. Anyway, things that I am looking forward to; Ami's wedding in June - the Rufus Wainwright concert in July with Joe - and trying to weasel out of doing another summer trip with my aunt (she wants to go to Baltimore. This, the same woman who said: "Woah, there sure are a lot of black people around here. Are the doors locked?" when we drove through Camden on the way to Philly. Ugh. Seriously? Yes.)

Oh by the way since I am no longer paying attention to the NHL -- the Czech team won the 2010 IIHF ice hockey world championship -- beating Russia. I am pleased.
Tomas Vokoun is, at 33, and as an established NHL goalie, one of the leaders on the Czech team. After the semi-final, the team stood on the blueline, arms around each others’ shoulders, singing the national anthem, then resuming the jumping and hugging they had done for five minutes right after the buzzer. Jaromir Jagr said that he was especially happy for the young players on the team.

“Our team spirit is unbelievable. I’m in the same boat with (Jagr) and I don’t know if I’m going to get another chance like this, probably not, but we have a dozen rookies in the tournament, and some of them wouldn’t even be here had more NHLers joined the team. They deserve this. They prove it on the ice night after night,” Vokoun says.

The Karlovy Vary native is also making sure he appreciates all the good things while they happen. And he’s having a time of his life.

“The older you get, the more you enjoy these tournaments, and the team life. I won the world championship once, but it was a stressful time and I didn’t enjoy it. This time I do,” he says.
He is an established NHL goalie, no matter what the Florida fucking Panthers might say or do. And from this article:
“We knew this is the last game of the year. Coming into the tournament, if I had one wish, it would be to win my last game in a Czech uniform. This is probably my last game. This is a great moment for me and an unbelievable moment for all the guys in the locker room. We were doubted from the beginning to the end. Now, nobody can doubt us.”

The Czechs, who had just four NHL players compared to 14 for the record 25-time world champs Russia, faced plenty of do-or-die situations coming into Sunday’s final in Cologne
<3 <3 <3 <3

Oh, PS: One of my very good friends thinks she might have a tumor (and no, it's not just you, Ami), so if you do so, please pray for her and all that stuff that it's something easy, breezy, beautiful and treatable if it is a tumor. =/

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