Morning Free Association: Toews Out

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They’re dropping like flies. Yet another notable NHL player is unable to play because of a newfound medical condition. This time it’s not only a star of the league, but the longtime captain of a franchise.

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews announced yesterday that he would be unable to participate in training camp due to symptoms that have left him feeling “drained and lethargic” and would be out indefinitely while his doctors try to determine what is going on with his health.

“I am working with doctors so I can better understand my condition,” Toews said. “Until I can get my health back to a place where I feel I can perform at an elite level and help my team, I will not be joining the Blackhawks for training camp. I do not have a timetable for when I will rejoin the team. I am extremely disappointed, but it wouldn’t be fair to myself or my teammates to attempt to play in my current condition.”

There are so many health issues that could cause one to feel that way, so doctors have to perform myriad tests to figure it out. Hopefully, they figure it out and he gets the treatment that he needs. His health is much more important than hockey. After he takes care of himself, he can return.

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Guess who just found out they have a three day weekend? This girl!
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Woo-hoo!

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Good Morning!
A lil late this morn. Jo and I stayed up playing table top cornhole and laughing our asses off. Very cold in Monrovia this morn, but pretty. We drove along the river in the moonlight last night. So pretty!
Toews this time, eh? He’s a gritty guy. I wish him a speedy, full recovery. Much better to beat the ‘Hawks with him in the line up.

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That sounds like a good night! Laughing is always good for the soul. (Though it weirds Nugget out when I’m watching something and belly laugh.)

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Happy birthday to you!

I’ll have a bourbon in your honour (in among the six in my own honour razz )

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Also, what is corn hole? I would Google it but not sure it’s something I want in my search history! lol

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I was going to make a joke about “tabletop corn hole” but I had a rare moment of self-restraint! lol

Cornhole is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing 16 ounce bags of corn kernels at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the board scores 1 point.

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I read 16 ounces as 16lb! Was picturing people hurling big bags of corn around their lawns!

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Oh, the beans in the bags are dried corn kernels!
I never knew that. I was always confused by the name “cornhole” – we used to call it a bean-bag toss when I was a kid. The “cornholio” jokes in Beavis & Butthead never really landed for me, because “corn hole” wasn’t a thing .

We did have this:

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Oh cool! I always saw that ads for that and it looked really fun…and probably frustrating as hell!

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I mean, since you can’t share the bourbon with him you have to drink his portion! lol