So on my spring break I went to Toronto and met up with the Pension Plan Puppets crew. @jaredoflondon and I went to Leafs and Thrashers game. The Leafs lost. Whatever. But Stalberg had two goals! And I got a Luke Schenn shirt.
It really sucks the net is in the way. But we have here: Kaberle, Kessel, Bozak, Schenn and Kulemin. The complete gutting of the team really hit me when the current Leafs experience broke down like this: Kaberle has about 800 some odd games as a Leaf. Number two is John Mitchell with around 130. WHAT EVEN.
It was wonderful. I was so happy. And I proudly sang the Canadian anthem. That’s Jonas Gustavsson in net for the Leafs.
I had a fantastic time in Toronto. @archizuber was amazing and let me crash at his place. I met up with @bkblades, @kessticle and @fergus30 and we went adventuring at the zoo. There was also a night of drunken karaoke after the Hockey Hall of Fame. Somewhere there is video (god I hope it never sees the light of day) of Ferg and I doing the Spice Girls’ Stop. Complete with the dancing. @eyebleaf sang George Michael’s Faith. The whole lot of us did Summer Lovin’ from Grease. The trip was wonderful and I love and adore you all for being so great to me.
Getting out of Toronto was a bit of a headache. Apparently I set off a bunch of red flags. I was traveling alone. I don’t look like my passport picture apparently. I was going to Portland to meet the boyfriend then we’d drive home from there. So I was searched by customs. My bag was flipped open in the waiting room and everyone could see my undergarments and a box of Tampax while my bag was searched and I was grilled some more. I looked like a druggie since I carry benadryl and ibuprofen in my purse. But those weren’t in the original bottles. Oh on top of all that. They didn’t believe I came to Toronto to go to a hockey game and do tourist shit despite numerous receipts and pictures on my camera. They questioned me liking the Leafs. Apparently I should like a team that is in my own country and closer to me. How I managed to not snap, I’ll never know.
Portland was rad and the weather was terrible. I discovered that Korean BBQ is amazing. The Muse concert was stunning and fantastic. I feel like any concert I go to after that will be worthless. Here is a rough vid of when they brought the lasers out. When Matt Bellamy talks, he sounds like the Cookie Monster. But drunk.