1) hockey existing
2) the Blackhawks doing really, really well (and the Bruins and Chicago Wolves improving)
3) anyone who reads/comments on/links to this blog
okay, so 3) needs a LOT of work. I didn't do much today except spend a little time in downtown Chicago. and now I'm settling in with fancy hard cider and possibly a sweet potato-macaroni & cheese combination, and watching some of The History of the Boston Bruins DVD I got cheap from Amazon recently.
oh and happy 92nd birthday to the NHL today, as a few sites informed me it was. (image above was a somewhat random one posted on nhl.com as a Canucks-Blackhawks preview) and apologies to the NHL that I kinda ignored it for its first 91 years. I'm making up for lost time...