Hockey, hockey, hockey
*Or her pocket, of course, but I'm not buying most of this stuff even if I win the lottery. If I bought anything, it would probably be the Bruins Tervis tumblers (in many different sizes, yet!). But I think I can live without even them.
Among the Bruins items available are some wonders, including a Bruins-specific Mister Potato Head, Bruins-garbed rubber duckies, and my personal favorite, in the I-would-never-buy-it, but-am-amazed-it-exists sense, Bruins Tiffany lamps. Seriously. Take a look.
And why was I looking for pet gear from the Bruins? Well, it just so happens that my beloved Bruins are facing Kate's beloved Flyers in this round, so it's wager time, and we're working out a bit of a deal. That is, Kate threw down the gauntlet, and as a loyal Bruins fan of very long standing, I have to pick it up. The thing is, though, what fits the criteria of mailable Boston delicacy? If Philly wins the series (ouch), what should I send Kate? I'm drawing a blank so far. Even when I lived in NC, I can't think of any really-Boston-specific thing I craved. (Mum, do you remember anything?) Boston is known for lobster, chowder, Boston cream pie, Boston baked beans ... either not mailable or not (in my opinion) delicacies. What am I forgetting? Do I have to go to a tourist trap to jog my memory?
Meanwhile, as I'm not knitting for my cats (I have too much yarn in my home to want them to learn that yarn can be for cats to play with), I was curious what else might be out there, hence the search above. I wasn't really planning to buy them anything, so I'm not worried that the answer was Not Much.
Meanwhile meanwhile*, Game One was this afternoon. And the Bruins did really well, coming out strong, not letting up, and winning 7-3 in the end. The power play is still powerless, and they took too many penalties themselves, but otherwise it was a good overall effort and fun for a Bruins fan to watch, with a cat on her lap and knitting in her hands.
*which is the equivalent of saying, "On the other other hand..."
And if I sound pleased but not exuberant, it's because in a 7-game series, fans usually get to wear both masks. We enjoy the smiling side, but don't expect it to last forever. Enjoy today.