Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Quick Odds and Ends

A few random thoughts. Just a few.

- Listen, I'm all for Sabre pride but I don't know how that pile of puke Derek Roy got on the All-Star ballot. I love him. I really do. He's on the short list of players I'll almost always defend. But he's been pretty awful so far this year. I can only assume he's starting to develop a reputation as a good young player with the selection largely based on the way he ended last season but still, come on. I'm officially giving his spot to J.P. Dumont who actually deserves it.

- Despite the above complaint, I'm perfectly fine with Teppo Numminen taking up a spot and will gladly vote for him a few times. It's a double standard, I know. But at least Teppo has played well unlike someone else. Okay, I really just wrote this one to give me an excuse to post this totally awesome photo of baby Teppo that I stole from Anne at Sabretooth's House. She dug up pretty cute pictures of all our All-Star nominees and I highly recommend checking them out. The scuttlebutt over there is that Teppo was pretty foxy back then but dude, come on. Teppo's foxy now. I guess the young'uns just can't appreciate it.

- So Saturday night a bunch of us blogger types are getting together to watch the game at Fat Bob's. I know possible attendees include Anne, Kevin from Bfloblog, Ryan from the Goose's Roost, twoeightnine, and the boys from First Time, Long Time and the Ultimate Sports Road Trip. The best news is, if you're reading this you're invited too! Yes, YOU! Okay, not you, Bucky... But everyone else! (Just kidding. Bucky can come too if he wants. I'm just not sure a night with potentially rowdy, drunken bloggers is his idea of fun. He might get fan cooties.) I can't testify for the company - I've never met any of these freaks sure-to-be wonderful people in real life - but I can attest for Fat Bob's mashed potatoes and mac and cheese. Both are masterful and have made Fat Bob's one of my very favorite Buffalo eateries. I have, in fact, written about the potatoes and mac and cheese before and even provided photographic evidence of their excellence.

I was planning on being there to enjoy the festivities but in the course of writing this entry I found out my grandmother died and unfortunately, I'll now be in Pittsburgh for her funeral this weekend. Please try not to sit around and mope about me not being there. I'm sure you can find it in your hearts to have a little fun without me.

- Just for the record, I'm leaving first thing in the morning and will be staying at my grandmother's. Her house is located in a wireless black hole so things will probably be quiet around here until Sunday or Monday. You'll have to come up with your own wit and wisdom about the Sabres' performance against... let's see... Atlanta and Boston. Oh, I'm missing a Boston game? Daaaarn. How ever will I go on?


Anne M said...

Heather, I'm sorry for your loss and I'll miss your posts over the next few days.

S.A.M. said...

Heather, sorry to hear about your grandmother. :(

I was thinking of checkin that gathering but maybe I'll wait until you are around again. I'd really like to meet you (and others).

Then I remembered I won't be here this weekend either- my sis comes home from Iraq on Saturday!

Another time perhaps. I hope everyone has snazzy, striking reviews of the game on Saturday. But it's Boston.

TheSharpie said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

toontom said...

My condolences, Heather.

Chaz said...


I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. :(

I hope this won't be the last blogger shindig, 'cause I'd love to attend one. (and can't on Saturday)

Anne said...

Awww :(

for both your grandma and you not being there on Saturday.

Vanek's Hair said...

My condolences to you and your family on your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

amy said...

Heather, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

And Teppo is definitely a stone cold fox now. Like a fine wine, he just gets better with age.

Heather B. said...

Thanks for all your well wishes, guys! It was a bit of surprise since she wasn't sick but she was also almost 91, most likely died quickly and did it living by herself in her own house which is what she wanted. So it's a happy ending too!

Please complain loudly about how boring Boston is for me on Saturday!