Morning Free Association: January 30

The NHL All Star Game happened this weekend. Did you watch any of it? No? Well, I watched some stuff to see Brad be an All Star, Tuukka, too.

The Skills Competition was, well, BORING AS ALL HELL, NHL! I saw no slapshot dunk tanks! No tent building using only broken sticks and ugly composite Sabres/ Canucks jerseys.

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I saw no Goalie Stick Breaking skills!

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And no Dog Hockey either.

What I did see was the new boring Four Line Challenge which took the place of fun Breakaway Challenge. The only notable thing that happened during this competition was that Mike Smith scored a goal from 200 feet away.

As for the games themselves, I didn’t see them.

Anyway, we have another night off from hockey. Enjoy the rest of the break.

Just in case you missed it: Intentionally Widenberg wrote up a piece on the NHL Top 100 Players celebration from Friday night.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I picked up a new kayak this weekend, to just make the whole thing sweeter. It’s not new. I think I’m the third owner. I traded Jo’s old playboat for a Wavesport Project 62 playboat and I’m trying to post a picture of one like it

phonymahoney
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Sweet!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Here’s a picture of something I won’t be doing in it (at least, not on purpose!).
throwing a loop

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I would hope you don’t do that. His posture looks awful.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

It worked!!!!! Mines more of a royal blue and a little less wear and tear. I’m already working on customizing the outfitting. Can’t wait to get it in the pool Friday night!!!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I watched the Metro-Atlantic showdown. I enjoyed it.

Holy fuck I am tired. I need to start going to bed earlier–even on the weekend.

I have a chance to get some ice time cheap with friends! Basically be $15 a session for 90 minutes. The downside? It’s at 5:30am on Fridays. Yay or ney? (I’ve gone to bed at 5:30 more than I have gotten up at 5:30)

phonymahoney
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Definitely an emphatic yay.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

The only way I could ever do those early morning skates was to stay up all night! Conversations were like “Are you hungover?” “No, I’m still drinking”

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I am tempted to just do it. The rink is right next to where I work. I could play hockey, shower there, go to work early–meaning I would get to leave early!

phonymahoney
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carvinbass18
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Good morning everyone.

  • Went home from work at 9. I am super dizzy & lightheaded. I will likely be passing out here on the couch.
  • Had a great weekend. Cards against humanity on Saturday night, lunch with Em & her step dad Sunday, then hung out with a friend Sunday evening.
  • Did not watch any ASW coverage. I love the skills comp, but without the breakaway challenge I had lost interest. I don’t like how the shootout is set up either with a time limit on it & shooters just going all the time to get shots in. Dumb.
  • The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    That vertigo attack sounds nasty – is that something you’re prone to?

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Good Morning!!!
    Demolition weekend was fun!!!!
    There were surprises. Opened a ceiling and said “Oh wow! Cathedral ceiling covered up. Cool”. Opened some walls and said “Oh shit!”. There are a few structural issues. Nothing I can’t deal with. We weren’t sure we wanted to take all the sheet rock, plaster, what have you down, but now I’m glad we did/ are doing it. And, I came away from the weekend optimistic. It could have gone the other way!
    Coffee!! Hockey, please.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Cathedral ceiling covered up.

    Why would someone cover that up? It’s like people who used to put linoleum over hardwood floors.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    We found that, as well.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    Love me some hard wood

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    I almost had a fun demolition weekend. One of the heating elements in our oven is broken. We ordered new elements and I opened the thing up, but could not do what the helpful youtube video told me to. (There was a ‘knock-out’ panel that wasn’t actually partially cut out). So I figured I could work around it by completly disassembling the mother effer. Unfortunately it just isn’t possible to remove the necessary panel without destroying it.

    This is when I considered throwing it off a balcony.
    I’m only 80% sure that I reassembled it correctly.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    I managed to set off the smoke alarm replacing a thermostat once. And the furnace wasn’t even on!

    I’ve also threatened many a printer with a free flight out the nearest window.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Awesome about the ceiling!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Yes, ditto that!

    phonymahoney
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    Related: I would really enjoy a slapshot dunk tank.

    phonymahoney
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    Good morning!
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  • I watched zero all star game coverage. I’m still grouchy about the breakaway contest, too. Me, Grouchy?
  • Still training my new guy. Hopefully after today and tomorrow, we can throw him to the wolves on Wednesday. I’m tired of having someone in my personal space! Haha!
  • Got a little something done at the rink last night, apparently all I had to do was wear shinguards and elbow pads to public skate like a weenie, because I AM a weenie! Ha!
  • While at the rink, I swear I didn’t punch this guy. Or crosscheck him.
  • Things not to wear at a hockey rink two blocks from TD Garden: Bobby Orr Hawks jersey ✅ Ass. pic.twitter.com/ROUieeXHJF

    — phonymahoney (@phoneymahoney) January 29, 2017

  • My oatmeal is delightful this AM.
  • My mother won a gift certificate to a pretty expensive personal trainer gym place, and since I am a porker, she decided to give it to me to use. Anyway, I go there tonight for ass kicking numero uno. Yikes! (I actually enjoy working out, I just have no desire to talk to anyone because I am awkward, haha)
  • My mother sent me a picture of my pal Tinsel this morning. Awwww!
  • This girl pic.twitter.com/TYRuT2M5ae

    — phonymahoney (@phoneymahoney) January 30, 2017

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    I only caught second half of PAC-CEN game and first half of MET-ATL game. Was disappointed I wasn’t going to see Rask in net or Marchand do anything. Turns out it was a good thing.

    Did have to laugh at the Central getting shelled like they were (and PK’s bad math skills). You’d think a team that had 1/3 of it’s roster in the NHL TOP 100 would fare better than that…

    carvinbass18
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    You’d think a team that had 1/3 of it’s roster in the NHL TOP 100 would fare better than that…

    fart

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Monday.
    Zero All Star coverage – check
    Congrats on your self control (you have to know when to punch, when not to punch to be effective!).
    I need to be eating oatmeal this time of year!
    I’d love to do the personal trainer thing – just lack the do re mi.
    Awwww!

    phonymahoney
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    I’d love to do the personal trainer thing – just lack the do re mi.

    Me too, I figure I’m doing the free month just to get a handle on what kind of routine I should be doing.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    That’s a great opportunity. I feel like if you have a trainer, you do the stuff. It’s hard to motivate without a trainer or a buddy.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    There are these classes at the “Y” I go to labeled as “Boot Camp” which is basically a cardio/strength hybrid class. It works as a great way to keep motivated because you have someone handing you a routine and others than to keep you motivated.

    Depending on the instructor, you also sometimes get a thorough ass kicking and hurt for 2 days.

    carvinbass18
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    amen to that

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Mondays. Yuck. Is it nap time yet?

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Ugh how I wish it was nap time. Had a horrible time falling asleep last night thanks to a monster headache.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    ASW was so disappointing as a Bruins fan.
    Tuukka & Marchand won the shootout competition for the Atlantic, giving them the chance to choose their opponent, so team captain Carey Price chooses the hardest opponent at the less desirable time. The coach was Therrien. Tuukka & Marchand weren’t effective in the actual game. And most of the Atlantic skaters played like crap in the defensive end. I wanted Nielsen shot out of a cannon by halfway through the 2nd period. I know it’s a stupid exhibition game, but could you please try to make it fun to watch?

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    ASW = not watchable for actual hockey fan.

    phonymahoney
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    I know it’s a stupid exhibition game, but could you please try to make it fun to watch?

    This is why I don’t bother with anything other than the skills competition… which I didn’t bother with this year.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    I watched the skills competition and it was very very very very very boring. Only think that kept me from falling asleep was the Twitter conversation with the B2B crew. YOU FAILED NHL BRING BACK THE FUN SHOOTOUT BECAUSE AT LEAST THAT PART IS ENTERTAINING!

    phonymahoney
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    Seriously, like
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    The London Bear
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    Hello folks,

    Didn’t see a lot of the All-Star weekend except the highlights the league put on social media, which to be fair to them they did a pretty good job of. Although, it’s getting hard to go on Twitter without seeing something that destroys your confidence in humanity…

    It was also the Slovakian Extraliga all-star weekend – Team Bondra v Team Satan. I didn’t see any of that either.

    Have there been any updates on Carlo? I haven’t seen anything.

    Off to a local pub tonight for a game of darts. Someone put a post on the village Facebook group asking for players and I went along last week. Was worried I wasn’t making myself very popular when I won my first five games, but it was much more even after that and good fun.

    On Thursday I’m going for a blast round a go-kart track, so it’s a week of quasi-sports action for me!

    Hope everyone is bearing up.

    carvinbass18
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    I haven’t heard anything on Carlo either. I’m guessing no news is good news?

    On Thursday I’m going for a blast round a go-kart track

    like, legit karting or the slow ones for kids & tourists?

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Twin-engine four-stroke hobby, about 60mph. At Rye House, where Lewis Hamilton started!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    What is Twitter?

    Satan 81's Sister
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    It’s where fun conversations happen that include me wanting to have a pretend baby with PK Subban.
    (Other than that, Twitter is a festering cesspool which makes you give up on humanity.)

    carvinbass18
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    I love hate twitter

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