I don’t know how things went for you guys, but yesterday and the night before (aka, Christmas Eve) were a complete blur. And I mean blurrier than how things normally are for me. You know what, throw Monday in there too. I realized that Christmas has become a giant pain in the ass!
The first thing I did on Monday was get in the car and drive to Salem NH. (Why on Monday? Because naturally I hadn’t done ANY shopping yet) This turned out to be a not-so-original idea. I walk into TSR, and I see Rich Devaney. Walk into Buchikas, see Paul Harty. Walk into Sports Authority, see Asst Commish Bob Landry (and his lovely wife Lynn). Walk into the NH State Liquor store, see EVERY GOD DAMN PERSON IN THE STATE. Seriously, what the hell was going on at the NH State Liq store. There was no place to park and when I walked in, the scene reminded me of what the streets of Los Angeles must’ve looked like when the Rodney King verdict was announced. It was complete Chaos. Somehow I managed to get all my shopping done amongst this rioting chaos. Amazing what a Badger can do when he sets his mind to it. After the Liquor store, I went to Barnes & Noble…. saw no Badgers there. (Shocking)
So the wife and I went through our routine on X-Mas eve, wrapping gifts last minute and trying to keep the kids in bed so they’d have some surprises in the morning. Plus we had to get to bed before Santa came. Obviously. And when the morning came, we had three excited and appreciative kids down by the tree. (Well two kids excited and appreciative. The other is now a teenager) Good times, and all somewhow worth the pains that had to be endured.
Tonight marks the return of EL Toro, aka EL Capitan. I think I’ve been away from Badger hockey for 4 weeks now, so despite how eager I am to return, it won’t be pretty. I HAVE however been conditioning myself in over indulgence, so the apres portion of the skate is where I’ll once again excel.
I hope everyone had a great Chistmas. Of course, I should be “PC” and say “Happy Holidays” to cover all those who are Jewish (do we have any Jewish Badgers?).
Anyway, I know you guys must be excited about my return. The same kind of excited you see 32 seconds into the video below. See you tonight.