Sunday, May 20, 2007

80 Years in the Making!


Go Red Go!!!
Our God who art in Scotiabank Place, Senators be thy name.
Thy puck come, Thy save be done in the air as it is on ice.
Give us this day our Stanley Cup and forgive us our slashing,
As we send out Neil for those who slash against us.
And lead us not into golfing, but deliver us from injury.
For the Senators are the team, the power and the glory,
For ever and ever,
Amen.


So, for those of you who may not be lucid, we are now entering the most exciting part of the North American hockey season. I know, in most places North of the Equator, this is not the time to be dwelling on ice...unless it involves those cute little paper umbrellas decoratively floating next to it. However, we Canuks get a little revved up when the most coveted trophy of the year is up for grabs. Especially by a Canadian team and even more so when said team was the first team ever to win Lord Stanley's cup and has not done so since - a period of 80 years. Well, 'first' aside from the years spanning the meandering beginnings leading up to the formation of the NHL as we know it today. But I digress...

In the coming days, please do not become alarmed when you see various Canadians painted red, running in the streets dressed as Gladiators (because they look a tad bit more fierce than actual Senators...something about men in shiny chest plates, tin skirts and sandals with bare legs, me thinks). Of course, there are also the team flags that are cropping up on all manner of vehicles and the much-coveted shiny, red pom-poms cropping up in all manner of fists. All in all, the Senators + the Stanley Cup playoffs = a great excuse to be festive.

Please stay tuned to your favorite Canadian blog...whichever one it may be. Any Canuk worth their passport is going to be watching the Sens with rapt attention, blind faith and their toes permanently crossed for good luck.

2 comments:

Goddess in Disguise said...

Well... I'm not sure what set of prying eye's from Oregon you were talking about... but I'm here .. and reading.... =) I know nothing of hockey, and little about bats... but I'm very curious about what your book for basic dog training entails... and if you find anything regarding dog farts... and trying to get them to NOT do it when they walk up and sit/stand next to you... then walk away and leave you gagging.... Please fill me in.... it would be a GODSEND. /hugs to you and the family. It's good to see you are all doing well. ~Kell

jugglingpaynes said...

You are with hockey like my parents are with baseball. I think the Mets are the favorites this year. When I was a kid it was always the Yankees. Tell you what, for you, I'll cross my toes for your hockey team, but I'm not painting my face red. :o)

What happened to the comments button on your last entry? It said that new comments for this entry had been disabled by a blog administrator?? I wanted to tell you that I also have a UK regular that never comments! Don't these people know I live for comments? Ever check the referrals? I get hits from some very odd google searches!
Peace and Laughter,
Cristina