Yesterday was definitely not my day. The rink schedule listed a Learn To Play session for 6:30. One of my friends went to Learn To Play last week, and noted there was very skating focused. That's exactly what I need! I'd been feeling pretty down on myself all day, and was looking forward to this.
I'm a nervous person. I definitely have anxiety issues. What was freaking me out was some shipping issues with my helmet, which finally arrived on Wednesday afternoon.
Hockey players are in phenominal shape. They're practicing and working out constantly when they're not playing. Take a look at the last few ESPN Magazine body issues and tell me Tyler Seguin and Hilary Knight aren't completely ripped. On the other hand, you have me.
Summer Hockey Twitter is a boring, vicious place. We attack each other, over analyze, hypothesize, and do really dumb things. Even hockey players are prone to being dumb and petty, with terribly formed insults. Really not sure what happened this afternoon but thank you @atrodorsus for getting a screenshot of everything before tweets were deleted and “hackers” were blamed.
screnshos bc im petty pic.twitter.com/nfXWVtzWdS— conrad (@atrodorsus) July 16, 2015
Nothing like spending Saturday night baking under the hot New Jersey sun at PNC Bank Arts Center. Friends and I trekked to the middle of the state to see Hoodie Allen, Wiz Khalifa, and Fall Out Boy take the stage and entertain us for a few hours.
To say we were the cranky old people in the crowd is unfair to me and more of a reflection on who Fall Out Boy appeals to. Silly me for expecting the crowd to be ages 15-35, the crowd was 7-17 with a handful of parents “supervising” and maybe 20 of us between the ages of 18 and 30. But that didn’t really dampen the show once Fall Out Boy took the stage.
But prior to Fall Out Boy taking the stage, we sat through some interesting moments.