Im not one to mention it to random groupings of friends, but I say it here because the fathers on here have helped me be a better father. I've learned a lot from you guys on fatherhood and just being a better person, and felt it right to say it on here and say thanks for making me a better dad. And that goes for many of you on here, not just the Dads.
No need to reply, but please send positive thoughts or the equivalent in what you believe in.
Can't hurt, right?
So, the day before I got rear-ended by a drunk driver, the doctor informed us my youngest had a mass on her spine. She had been complaining of a pain for a year. We had tests done and nothing was found at the time. The doctor thought it was just a knot so we tried massage therapy a couple of times, but my daughter said it hurt too much. It gradually got worse and we had more tests done...MRI, cat scan etc...
The diagnosis is an osteo blastoma. It's a benign (PHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!) growth on the bone. It's about 13 mm in size. We are expecting a call from CHEO in the next day or so and she'll go to Ottawa to have it removed.
I'm going to breathe now for the first time in almost a month.
Still thinking and smiling about being at game 5. I was really conflicted if it was worth all that money, but some good friends convinced me to do it, and frankly I had won the money in a hockey pool, so it was easier to justify.
Hours after this game, we all heard the news about Bourdain, and his books in many ways changed my life+my desires to reach for experiences in life.
As a good friend said to me last night, life is pretty much fcked 8 ways until Sunday. Find any happiness you can.
Life is way too short guys, the next time you have a decision like I had, just go for it. Enjoy it while you can!
I think Fleury has been great, and the last thing I want to do is take something away from him, but no way this is a case of a team riding a hot goalie to wins. This team is ridiculously good at.....I dont know, but they are just so good as a team. They forecheck, they skate, and they play so so hard, and they just outwork you. And yes, like even the best of teams, they need their goalie to play like an MVP to go far in the playoffs. Would be hard to pick anyone but Fleury for MVP of playoffs, but this team just is outplaying others.
This was the first night in a long time I was betting against them, and they even got me now too. I really don't know anymore where this ends, maybe they win it all. Why the hell not?!?!
up to 6k on the treadmill, about 5 times a week. this plus watching what I eat is working well.
Looking forward to being able to run outside now, the only problem is that treadmill in front of tv watching hockey/basketball makes it easier to "pass the time"
Your points can be validated without the condescending tone and remarks..I am well aware of who Tom Wilson is...It was a general hypothesis that is held by a lot of old school hockey people led by the likes of Don Cherry. I understand most of you dont like Don Cherry and his beliefs and views are antiquated...Having had a lot of these conversations intimately with a player that was an enforcer and one of the toughest guys that ever played, the views are validated by a lot of people..It doesnt necessarily mean that you have to agree...Its a viewpoint that may or may not be supported by statistics..I would argue a lot of the stick fouls, head hunting and general bullshit that is prevalent in the game today that is instigated by the cowardly acts of certain players might be less prevalent if there was a sort of policing that was done by the enforcers.
Granted this part of the game has generally gone away. Probably for the better, as we dont see too many players that's sole purpose is to fight and defend the stars on the team. Brushing it off to say its not a thing, or maybe it was never a thing, is irresponsible by the person making the argument. In my humble opinion.
- I was referring only to Tom Wilson, not disagreeing with your instigator rule theory in general. That is who we were talking about, and you brought up the instigator rule. I pointed out that he fights a lot, and that you may not be aware of this, since in regards to what he did last night, you brought up the instigator rule. Feel free to re-read and let me know where I "say its not a thing, or maybe it was never a thing", as you said, about the instigator rule
- I don't have a friend who played in the NHL that I speak with "intimately", so I will defer to you and the views that are somehow "validated by a lot of people". You win?
- I apologize for being so "irresponsible" with my remarks. I'll try to do better in the future, I know I have a tendency to not take my role as an FCP poster with the level of maturity and accountability that I should. I just take this stuff way too lightly!