Monday, April 25, 2011

30 Days of pictures - Day 5: Memory

Day Five: A picture of your favorite memory

Picking one favorite memory is hard to do as they all hold special meaning. Picking one child’s birth over the other I just wont do. Abigail was my first born and holds special meaning in that; but Rowen did not put me though an emergency c-section in the middle of the night - that is special in it’s own right too.

So ruling the kids out I am going to have to go with something that has happened more than once and it is more the feeling at the moment than just the memory itself that has this win out.

The best feeling in the world comes to everyone at different times in different places for me it is that peaceful felling of being alone, in a kayak in Northern Michigan.

No noise of the city, no thought to the troubles awaiting at home. It is just me, the kayaking, and the sights and sounds of nature.

My favorite river is the Pere Marquette River in the Huron-Manistee National Forsest located in Northern Lower Michigan.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

30 Days of pictures - Day 4: Night

Day Four: A picture of my favorite night:

I can't say that i have a favorite night but I do love the aura borealis - a.k.a. the northern lights.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

30 days of pictures Day 3: Picture of the cast from my favorite show.

This actually took a little thought - what really is my favorite show?

There are a lot of shows that I enjoy: Criminal Minds, anything with Chef Gordan Ramsey, Law and Order: SVU, Top Chef, Iron Chef, NCIS, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, and yes even the Real Housewives… of every county…

So what is my favorite show?

I’ve decided to go with White Collar.

Friday, April 22, 2011

30 days of pictures Day 2: Me and the person I have been closest with the longest

Okay so there are three of us in the shot but clearly I am not close with Hockey Hall of Famer Larry Murphy; but I am close with my mom.

My mom and I are more than just mother and daughter - we’re hockey buddies.

We have been going to hockey games together for as long as I can remember and she had developed me into the woman I am today in every way.

When I was a kid we use to go up to watch the Flint Generals; as I got older we started going to see the Detroit to Red Wings.

A little over a year ago I had fallen ill while living out in Virginia and my mom drove out there to help take care of the kids. My husband was not allowed to come visit because the kids were not allowed in the hospital so they would trade on and off watching them and coming to visit during my two week stay with pancreatitis and a pancreatic pseudo cyst ( just a few of the lovely complications from what was suppose to be an out patient procedure).

A mother and daughter bond is something special that I now have with my own two daughters - and maybe one day I will also be yelling at them to “cover up that Wild shirt.”

Thursday, April 21, 2011

30 pictures in 30 days: Day One - ten facts about me

As hopefully the Phoenix Coyotes can rise from the ashes and shambles currently surrounding the end of their season (but for the sake of the loyal Yotes fans hopefully not their franchise) so to shall The Sin Bin Chronicles rise from the ashes once again.

To bring it back to life I am mainly going to use it as my place to vent about hockey issues and live as I see it.

To kick off the rebirth I am going to jump on the bandwagon and do the 30 pictures in 30 days… Enjoy…

Day One:

A picture of me and ten facts about me...

1. I am terrified of thunderstorms - especially those at night.
2. I hate having my picture taken.
3. There is a large scar that goes across my chest in a diagonal from upper right to lower left side.
4. I am left-handed.
5. My favorite thing to do in the summer is to go camping “up north” and go kayaking down the Pierre Marquette River.
6. I can speak some (read and write better) Swedish and Finnish; but Spanish and French confuse me.
7. Tom was best friend though high school and was diagnosed with cancer when he was 19 and fought off round after round of chemo. Tom had two goals in live: live to be 25 and graduate from college: he was five months shy of turning 25 and one month shy of graduating from college when he lost his battle with cancer.
8. As a kid my mom told me that learning to ice skate and play hockey was too dangerous so she put me in gymnastics and dance instead.
9. I use to sing competitively in a women’s barbershop chorus (Fenton Lakes Chorus of Sweet Adelines International) - I have sang: Lead, Baritone and Bass.
10. I enjoy laying out in the grass and watching the clouds move or laying on the beach listening to the waives.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Gr8 debate: Sid vs Ovi

As if this hasn't been played out enough in recent years we finally got the Sid vs Ovi Winter Classic match up. And guess what happened? Capitals won. That now puts each team in a win category for the Winter Classic.

So now every time these teams meet up that too will be brought up, along with Sid's cup and Ovi's he's-won-so-many-I-am-losing-count awards. They are both two great players. I was lucky enough to watch Ovechkin and the Capitals when I was living in the DC area going to school; and have no problem with his theatrics (his goal celebrations, his being out there for the fans, this passion and excitement for the game).

Now that we've had the Winter Classic between the two and all the hype I have one question:

Can we move on to some other players in the league?

There are so many other talented players (even on the Penguins and Capitals) that are not getting any recognition. Some recognition that the Western Conference exist would be great. I realize the Wild are not a great team but they are rebuilding; and doing it the right way - not by tanking for years to get 5 years worth of top 5 overall picks. So where is the love for Mikko Koivu? What about Chicago's Jonathan Toews? He won the cup - more recently than Sid the Kid - and was younger. Heck Toews is even a member of the Triple Gold Club. That's amazing and not just for how young he is. What about Matt Duchene out in Colorado? If it wasn't for the financial problems and the BizNasty2point0 twitter account I don't think people would realize Phoenix has an NHL team. Vancouver Canucks Ryan Kesler was the cover to NHL 2k11 but there was very little hype about it - nothing like Ovechkin being the cover of NHL 2k10.

Even Steven Stamkos from Tampa Bay Lightning would be a breath of fresh air into the NHL marketing plan. He did tie Crosby for most goals last season ans is second to him in points and goals this season. NHL wants to push these sunbelt teams and tell people that they have a place in the league yet a star player out of the south is mostly ignored.

Even with the Original 6 I don't think marketing was so limited.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Hyvää uuttavuotta! Gott nytt år! Happy New Year!

Goodbye 2010

Welcome 2011

It's a new year and a new start and with that new start I am "relaunching" The Sin Bin Chronicles.

I want to thank those of you for reading in my first year. Over 3,000 views and the site was only active from May until October. I hope you all have enjoyed the site and continue to return.

As for what The Sin Bin Chronicles will include for this coming year I don't know... we'll see where the hockey world takes us.