Starry-Eyed

31 Jan

When Mr. Pants and I boarded our flight in Houston on Saturday, I had NO idea there would be individual TVs on the plane.  Then I saw the All-Star Game Skills Competition was on.  I may have screamed.  One swipe of the AMEX later, I was sitting an inch from the screen with a huge smile on my face.

Mr. Pants: “What are you so happy about?”

Obviously he doesn’t share my pain in missing a week of hockey and the ASG Draft, or as we prefer to think of it, The WUYS Bachelor Auction.  I’m sure it was great.  And I saw they put Letang in the front row because even he can only get away with tripping once.

The Elimination Shootout started as we reached cruising altitude.  Stamkos stepped up… and the pilot came on the PA talking about miles programs and tail winds and how, if you looked out the right side, you could see a chicken in Mississippi riding a bicycle.  He talked the ENTIRE TIME!   We almost had an incident with Homeland Security.  Plus the seatbelt sign was on forever and I really had to pee.

During the post-win interview, I lost it and said, “Stop touching him, Pierre!” really loud.  Unless Pierre has scissors, though it doesn’t look like he’d know how to cut hair.

Hands off the merchandise, Troll.

Also, it’s not easy to watch Nealmobile do Accuracy Shooting when it’s illegal for me to scream, run around or throw things.  As I watch back through the coverage, the ASG never fails to be a highlight of the season.  It brainwashes me into a maniac who thinks things like:

Red heads in pink shirts?  Sure, why not!  Too bad no one could straighten it out before shooting.  Unless Giroux’s going to tear it off, it shouldn’t be stretched like that.  My inner publicist cringes.  (Note: That plaid jacket still needs to go. Along with Neal’s. Were they on sale in Ontario at some point?)

Carey Price is funny.  And charming.  I didn’t think this could get worse.

Scott Hartnell + the Sedins = my nightmare.  Except it’s fantastic.

And some things’s don’t surprise.  Henrik Lundqvist puts everyone to shame, in every category.

If you didn’t think Patrick Kane would steal the show then you must be new around here.

My tights are underneath.

As always, the awkward prom photos.  Everyone is cringing about talking to fathers and having to

See you at the prom party, Segs.

Logan can pick us up in his new car.

 What did you guys think?  No Crosby, Toews, Green, Backstrom, zero Staals.  Still everything you hoped for?  And share your favorite bits, because I probably missed them!

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6 Responses to “Starry-Eyed”

  1. michelle January 31, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Welcome back, Pants, and congrats on your nuptials! you were missed!

  2. Veronica January 31, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Congrats! I do have a suggestion for the next Foxy Friday…Jamie Benn. He was interviewed after the skills competition…what a cutie!! And of course you can never go wrong with Jonathan Toews!!!

  3. Lindsay January 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    JOEY THE JUNIOR REPORTER! The NHL finally clued into the genius that the Hawks have known for a year: sassy children interviewing NHL players makes women SWOON.

    Joey spent time with King Henrik (Joey’s mom thinks he’s “dreamy” – smart woman), commented on Scott Hartnell’s hair (he’s a fan) and for a brief moment made us love the Sedins (what is life?!).

    Side note – I used to live in Ottawa and the shots of Joey in a Blue Line taxi and eating a Beavertail?? ZOMG.

    Here’s the full scoop:

    http://video.blackhawks.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=894&id=153076
    http://video.blackhawks.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=894&id=152970
    http://video.blackhawks.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=894&id=152643

  4. Lorelei6903 January 31, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    Nealer and Logan (I don’t know what his nickname is) are lookin’ pretty hott in their “prom” pics. The ASG has helped me to appreciate some of the other hotness that is NHL wide outside of the Pens’ universe! Plus these guys are really excellent athletes, too. haha

  5. Brittany February 1, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    It’s no secret. Geno is my life. So, my favorite part (or at least when I screamed the loudest) was during the hardest slapshot competition. When Chara was shooting, Geno was laying seductively on the ice…and I have never wanted to be ice more in my entire life.

    Can we please get a Geno Foxy Friday? He is every Pens’ fan ultimate fantasy right now. Male and female.

    I hope you had a GREAT time, Pants! 🙂

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