Gone Skating

Extra strong Maxwell House and an extra helping of blueberries in the hot cakes this morning, for it is the best possible morning on my calendar: the winter weekend affording a Maryland pond hockey skate with my beer league buddies. See you in blissful soreness this evening, with photos.

Update (7:05 p.m.): Am sore. But I’m middle-aged. But . . . I scored the shinny-winning tally today when we were knotted at 19-all in a first-to-20 game. There’s a bit of Bill Guerin still in me.

It was a spectacular day for shinny — cold and crisp and sunny; best of all, we had the pond to ourselves. Meaning, I’m not gonna tell you were we where, cause next weekend is a three-day weekend for some, and we wanna be back out there with the sheet all to ourselves.

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10 Responses to Gone Skating

  1. Hockey Barista says:

    Maxwell House? Really?

    You drink Boone’s Farm, too, don’t you?

  2. Heh… Barista, you are way off on Pucks’ wine tastes, though I too wondered about Maxwell House. 🙂

  3. I’d take Maxwell House over $5-a-cup bitter Starbucks any day; twice on Sunday. And Mike’s right — no reader is in any position to critique my post-skate liquid palate.

  4. Dave Johnson says:

    I hate to risk spoiling your serene pond, but where did you find thick enough ice for some hockey?

  5. Dave Johnson says:

    Ah, reading comprehension escapes me tonight. Too bad.

  6. Great for you.

    As much as I enjoy watching hockey – nothing beats actually playing. Take some ibuprofen tonight.

  7. Dave,

    I could tell you, but then I would have to confiscate your cooler full of post-skate libations. If you want to skate next weekend, message me off line. We could always use another passionate puck body.

  8. Eric says:

    I was looking at the “alcohol permit” rules after I got home…

  9. puckbite.com says:

    Nowhere do I grin so large as when I’m playing pond hockey. Sardines and Gatorade make a great pre-game snack. Any kind of doughy thing after hits the spot.

  10. Dave Johnson says:

    Any updates the pond hockey forecast for this weekend?

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