Monday, October 29, 2007

Ice, ice, baby

Saturday was a fun date night for us. Our wonderful neighbors (and their two boys) took Isaac with them to a nature center festival at 4:30 and watched him for the rest of the evening so that Vance and I could have a date night. We've had a lot of coffee dates lately, so the chance to get away before dinner and enjoy a lesiurely evening together was really exciting.
We went to our new-favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner, where we met a very chatty elderly couple who were rabid U of M athletics fans. They were decked out in all the paraphenalia. For a while I was afraid I wasn't going to get a date with my husband! :) But after they left we got a good chance to talk and talk and talk.
Then we went to my first hockey game. It was so fun! It was a preseason game, but still amazing for a non-hockey initiate to watch. For those of you who've never watched, I highly reccommend this very entertaining sport. Guys are crashing into each other everywhere, doing the craziest moves on ice, and when they're bad, they have to go to Time Out in the penalty box. As a mom of a toddler, it was too funny to watch these college guys dutifully trudge into their isolation station and wait out their two minutes. We had a great time.
And by the way, the U of M's chants don't hold a candle to NCSU's. Any chant that includes spelling the entire state of M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A just loses some of the momentum for me, especially when it's concluded with a rousing, "yaaaaaaaaaaaaay Gophers!" at the end. Give me the good old Wolfpack any day.
This also cracked me up. Iceleaders? Cheerskaters? I don't know, but I'd never seen them before. :)

Yes, we are dorks. We took our picture on our date, and we aren't even in high school. We were just having so much fun, we had to commemmorate the event!


Sarah Shingler said...

Looks like loads of fun :) I have never been to a hockey game either but maybe this year is the year !

Ellen said...

Glad to see you're getting into the blogging thing, Terri! Blogging about a date, and even taking a camera along for that purpose? You've succumbed, she said, as she rubbed her hands together with fiendish glee. =)

Jenn said...

What a great night to share together. Glad you guys had such a good time.