This dates back to when virtually every player's card photo was taken during a standstill in the pregame warm up or a break in the action. These rare Superaction cards depicted actual hockey action, something that for some reason seemed incredibly hard for photographers of the era to do.
I am back from 3 weeks of vacation, and ready to go back into Superaction myself. I climbed to the summit of a Rocky Mountain. I survived camping with four teenage girls, who were more upset about the lack of electricity for their hair straighteners than falling trees in the midst of a wicked Edmonton thunderstorm.
But I am most relieved to have survived the best man wedding speech I gave at my brother's wedding on the weekend. Public speaking is never fun at the best of times, especially in front of a group of mostly strangers, my brother's friends several of whom all admittedly know him better than I do.
Yet I was best man, and I had to give a speech. Naturally, I compared marriage to hockey. Here are the highlights:
- Both hockey and marriage are contact sports. That being said one is definitely better played on ice than the other.
- There will be inevitable amount of face offs
- In marriage fighting penalties last longer than 5 minutes
- The side with the best power play almost always wins
- In marriage there is no Zamboni to smooth things over every 20 minutes.
Now that that is all over with I will be back to posting regularly. I do have a weekend getaway to the Okanagan in a couple of weeks, and a return camping trip to the Rockies at the end of August. I will be busy arranging for pre-scheduled postings for that. I also have three new hockey books to review for HockeyBookReviews.com, and tons of projects to get ready for the upcoming season. I promise this website will be updated daily, and I have some real exciting projects coming up.