A's game on Friday was good even though it was a loss. Haren pitched well (finally, I got to see the butt pat live! Not once, but twice! *sigh*), and I got to see lastcatastrophe!!! *snuggles* We got to watch fireworks after the game. I really enjoyed them and had a smile on my face the whole time! *12 years old* They can do pretty nifty things with them now, like they have thingies that go in squiggly motion instead of just falling or exploding, and they also have like... cluster bomb fireworks that divide and explode and divide and explode.
Had dinner with tersa at Spice Islands, which is a Southeast Asian restaurant in Mountain View. It was good! I'm happy that SE Asian food seems to be growing in popularity around here. :) Then we went to the Sharks game vs Calgary and it was so so so good to see all the boys!!! We went down to the glass for warmups and I saw Setoguchi close up. The boy has non-embarrassing facial hair, which is very un-rookie-like. I did get to see him make a nifty move but didn't get much time. Injured/benched in the 3rd? Goc flew. I hope he has a big season. JR was bad: turnovers, bad penalties, passing into skates, etc. Ehrhoff and Carle seemed like they were on the ice all the time, which makes me happy. All of them (except JR) make me happy!!! *bursts into tears*
The whole thing where I watch Other Sports now is seriously knocking me out of sync with hockey or something. Alex Smith separated his throwing shoulder and is out 4-6 weeks. :( :( :( This was supposed to be the season where I could watch games thinking, "Hmm, maybe with luck they can win!" instead of "Hmm, maybe with luck they can score a touchdown!" Zito pitched really well yesterday, which was completely useless, of course. Then he whined about guys not taking the (meaningless) game seriously. I haven't watched the A's game yet, which I recorded because Cheech and Clowe were there and apparently doing something with hockey sticks, and Cheech was supposed to be in the booth. I will upload to my stealth account.
I think it's funny that Pronger gets booed everywhere he goes, even London! The little Slovakian groupies were so adorable with their flag and umm, Slovakian flag-coloured jester hats (not making this up). I thought the first game had the feel of a pre-season game, because it was in a weird place and there were so many Kings babies. Still entertaining, though. The Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier was really good! I'm only halfway through the 2nd game, but I got to see a Thorty interview and his fight with Parros! The boy can still throw. *sheds proud tear*