Two weekends ago, my friend Jeremy, had a birthday blowout at Idle Rich. I think this picture shows how Jeremy feels about getting his drink on....so, Idle Rich was definitely the appropriate place for this shindig.
I spent too many hours that day at the pool hanging out with Elizabeth (in for a week from Boston), Colleen, Robin and Barbie. Below is our drink cooler...need I say more?
Everyone knows that I'm fair-skinned, but, with floaties, that awesome cooler, some damn good chip dip, and gossip - I was set for four hours. However, I did show up to the Idle Rich looking like a lobster (good news - it mostly faded by the next morning).
For some reason, Idle Rich = jagerbomb shots.
Not sure why it happens EVERY time I go there, but, here I am with Elizabeth.
Barbie, Robin and me...gossiping in the corner. Why am I the only one who is so red?
I convinced Tom to ride with a bunch of us in the Mesquite Bike Ride that was held last Saturday. He had never ridden these types of rides that we were all used to doing for our training. Not only did he have to get up at 6:45am - he had to ride his mountain bike 33 miles. We all had a great time, even though, it was extremely humid. Here are some pictures from our ride.
Since December, Tom has been educating me on all things hockey. He loves the sport...watches it religiously and even plays twice a week. Because of this, I thought that I better learn what the heck cross-checking, icing, and offsides mean, even though, he's told me at least ten times.
So, for all you non-hockey fans:
cross-checking: a minor penalty which occurs when a player holds his stick in both hands and drives the shaft into an opponent; a stick check where a player has both hands on the stick and no part of the stick on the ice; if serious injury is caused or blood is drawn it becomes a major penalty and a game misconduct.
icing: a violation which occurs when the team in possession of the puck shoots it from behind the red center line across the opponent’s goal line into the end of the rink (but not into the goal) and a member of the opposing team touches it first; results in a face-off in the offender’s defensive zone; a shorthanded team cannot be called for icing.
offside: a violation which occurs when both skates of an attacking player cross the opponent’s blue line before the puck is passed or carried into the attacking zone; this is one of the most common calls made in a hockey game and results in a face-off.
Does that help you understand hockey better? Me, neither.
Here's what I learned. You have to continue to watch hockey over and over again and have someone tell you over and over again what things mean. I'm just starting to understand that Ribeiro is a Dallas Stars Player and not a move where one player elbows another player in the ribs.
FYI, here's Mike Ribeiro.
I'm just now able to follow the puck as it flung from one end of the rink to the other!
Alas, the season is over. I will probably forget all things that I've learned so far this year. Fortunately, they start back up in November.