Hockey Talk 06/26

June 26, 2006


…just a friendly game of hockey…

Only one undefeated team was left in our hockey league, the mighty Puckhogs, and we had to play them last Friday night.

It was a tight game and somewhere in the second period while changing lines the puck zipped by me as I came out for my shift. Two of our guys snagged it and headed for the net. I jumped in behind them as a trailer, a risky move for me because I am a defenseman, but it gave us a 3 on 1 break. Unfortunately, we did not bury the puck in the net, it popped out, the other team grabbed it and roared back towards our net.

This was not a good thing. I had gambled as a defenseman, it had not paid off, I was totally out of position, and now the other team was working a 3 on 1 on us. I sprinted all the way back to the other end of the rink, they took a shot (which our goalie kicked to the corner), I swerved and headed for the puck.

At this point I had just used every ounce of strength I had to get back and had no energy left to stop… so I stopped by slamming (really hard) into the boards in the corner. My crash into the boards was so loud that everyone watching in the rink went… oooohh. Unfortunately, a guy from the opposing team who had the puck at the time got caught between me and the boards and the ref gave me a two minute penalty for roughing. Oh, well.

When the game was over I was talking to a couple of guys I knew on the opposing team. They said they did not see the play, but when they heard the huge crash in the corner, they just looked at each other, shook their heads and said, ”…we know who that was.”

…and they were right!

By the way… we won the game 3 to 2. HOO HOO!

The Comments

Don Jones

Man, that’s good stuff. Risks, board crashin’, out-of-control… sounds like your illustration style too! YOU”RE NUMBER ONE! YOU’RE NUMBER ONE!

Doug Jones

BAD refs! They should have given you a 5 minute penalty… then you could have rested more…


Hoo Hoo? So does that mean that your name, “Water Maccasin Annihilation”, is bye owl? Congrats!

Dennis Jones

…that’s our dog, Moo, (in the picture) yucking it up with some stray cat…

Don Jones

This post made me do some scripture referencing… The verse from Proverbs makes this illustration that much better. Den, I bet you consider your opponent body-checks into the boards just friendly little induced wounds.

Dennis Jones

…absolutely, and I always try to apologize afterward just in case I hurt anyones feelings…


Updated And Clueless

April 29, 2009


I just came across this little video. It was one of the last movies I made on my old computer. I recently upgrading systems and my new computer came with the prized 09 I-Life programs. I fired up the new I-Movie and quickly discovered it was completely different than the 06 version that I had been using. I spent 45 minutes just trying to figure out how to import a video into it. (curiously enough, you use the “import video” button to do that) I’m pretty sure this new I-Movie program can do most anything, including making toast, but until I figure out what slot to put the bread in, I’m clueless as to how to use it.

The video is below in the “comment” section.

The Comments

Dennis Jones

Doug Jones

there seems to be an optical illusion working on me with Mr. Camel. I keep thinking he has like 6 legs, but I count them and there are only 4….

Don Jones

I’m speechless. REally like that soundtrack…


The bread goes in the C.D. Rom slot i think let me try it out first.. Yup. My computer is TOAST…problem solved

Dennis Jones

…a most excellent post, Jeff. You coaching any hockey these days?


The soundtrack sounds like the Elevator Smooooooth Jazz Stylings of the Rippingtons? Am I correct?

Dennis Jones

…the Rippingtons is correct… great music to wind down to… or if you’re a Jones, to wind up to…


No no hockey going on here, We just have the Stars. They specialize in snatching a defeat out of the jaws of victory.


Another DJ Masterpiece!

Dennis Jones

…tis disappointing to be a Stars fan these days… last season they looked to be on the verge of making a serious move forward, got lots of hype as this season began, and then just imploded… oh well… Bernard, your Pens better get someone besides Crosby scoring for them or the Capitals are going to jump all over them in this series… ahhhh… hockey talk…