But first! The winners of the very first Top Shelf Playoff Pool!
When reached for comment, Katebits marveled over her victory saying, "I'm an idiot!"
Vanek's Hair initially threatened to file a protest due to "irregularities in the scoring calculations" before finally begrudgingly admitting that Katebits wire-to-wire victory was impressive.
Team Five and Dime thinks it probably would've helped their chances if the GM hadn't forgotten to ice a line-up during the first week of the Stanley Cup Finals. The GM however would simply like to extend her congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated. (Seriously, thanks. There were some rounds where this was the only thing making hockey bearable for me.)
So now that's hockey's over where do we go from here? Darned if I know. I'm sure there will be some hockey stuff. I'm going to the draft in a couple of weeks and free agency starts a couple of weeks after that. There's sure to be much weeping and gnashing of teeth over Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville, and Paul Gaustad and why they haven't been re-signed. I also have a series of posts about why I'm optimistic for next season roughly sketched out.
There will also most likely be some other stuff mixed in to help pass the time though. I have a few sports books on my reading docket so some reviews might pop up here and there. I'll be moving on to baseball so some of that might show up here too. I'm sure I'll also occasionally go off on tangents about movies I've seen and TV I've been watching.
One of the things I'm definitely planning on doing this summer is getting out and about in Buffalo. I know, I'm actually going to leave the house on occasion. It's mind-boggling. Over the last few years Buffalo has really moved from that place I moved to because my husband was from there and hey, I was tired of Birmingham anyway to home sweet home. Despite the ups and downs of the city, I really love it here. I know there's a ton of stuff here however that I've yet to see or do so I'm going to try and get around to some of it. And honestly, I'm hoping you can help me out. If any of you have spots to see, things to do, places to eat around Buffalo that you love, please share them. If you wanted to show someone the best parts of Buffalo, where would you take them? And please don't worry about them being too obvious. You'd probably be surprised at how many popular spots I've never been to. I'd love to hear them all. Feel free to leave them in the comments or drop me an email.
Which brings me to the last bit of housekeeping. My email address has changed. I doubt this will affect most of you since you probably just look here when you need to send me a message but if you happen to have me in your address book, make sure you make the change to topshelfcookies [at] gmail [dot] com. I figure if I go with Gmail it won't matter when my internet provider inevitably changes again. The old Verizon address will work through Friday but after that it's kaput.