Chicago Blackhawks 2017

Tonight is the first preseason game for the Blackhawks. Normally, I’d be excited about this and call my dad and grandpa to see if they’re going to watch it, but not tonight. My dad and I decided not to go to the home opener, but rather watch it at his house, with my uncles, with my grandpa’s jersey on the chair he sat in. For the first time my dad will have to watch a game knowing he can’t call his dad to celebrate a win or pick him up to watch the game. Some of you may think that this is being over dramatic, but the Blackhawks were a bonding experience that was passed on through generations. Some may have memories of baking cookies with their grandma, or perhaps fishing with their grandpa, mine was celebrating a goal. As the Blackhawks take the puck past the blue line and slip the puck past the goalie, this celebration will be different, this celebration will be with tears. 318309_10150344824679326_13401254_n

Hawks Win Hawks WIN

We sure do love our Chicago Blackhawks. No, not a bandwagon jumper, been a fan since 92.

 Finally met Eddie O and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask him for a favor. lol

 After not making the playoffs for 5 years, I surprised my dad with Game 1 Round 1 tickets against the Flames. Boy was it loud!

 

11/7/14

It has been a little bit since i’ve written on here.  I want to try to do it every other day, but for some reason or another I don’t have time.  Along with my regular job, I now have a part time job.  So between two jobs, school and my wife, my time is crazy.

When my uncle passed away a few years ago I made a little tribute movie about him for my family and put it on Youtube. For some reason I started to think about him today to the point i had tears in my eyes.  I went to the youtube channel to watch the video and wouldn’t you know it, those ignorant fucks deleted it due to copyright terms.  This copyright shit is a joke.  Why would you want to block someone who was using your music where there would be no financial gains.  I look at it as free advertisement.  Anyways, I do have the video still on my home computer so i’ll just reupload it again.  So, since I can’t watch the movie, I’ll just play my Santana cd which was most of the video soundtrack anyways.

It’s kind of weird how when you lose someone, they pop in your head at the most random of times.  I wouldn’t say we were close as in we saw each other everyday, but we were family.  He was an alcoholic since I was a kid and I remember when I was younger when he would hold me or come up to me and all you smelled was beer.   I’d like to say he was a sober drunk.  He was there for family, he went to work, he was there for his grandchildren, but goddamn it he just couldn’t put down the beer.

Perhaps that’s why I think about him more now than when he was alive…you always figure that that someone is just a call or small drive away.  So while he laid in the hospital bed, unresponsive, you think of the woulda coulda shoulda’s in life.  We shoulda got him help sooner, I coulda been a better nephew. But that’s all it is…woulda coulda shoulda.

On a change of subject, I’m going to two blackhawks games next weekend.  One is in detroit,while the other is in Chicago.  Talk about a hell of a drive just to see a hockey game.  Today I’m going to give my dad his christmas present early.  He already knows what it is, but owell lol

10/13/2014

Hawkoooo So the other day, my dad and I went to the season home opener for the Chicago Blackhawks.  As I posted prior, I was going to wear my Hawks mask and pancho to the game.  Well the mission was a success.  I was at the red carpet ceremony with people asking to take pics with me.  I wore it during the pregame and ended up on TV.  Throughout the night, people kept coming up to be for pics.  At the end of the game though some dumbass drunk chick came up to me and growled. I was like…wtf are you doing? lol

Of course Im at Starbucks, which is where I usually come to write these post. It’s actually dead for a Monday night.  Granted it’s only 5:20 so I assume people will start to come in from work.  I don’t only come here for Things on My Mind, but also to do school papers.  I get too distracted at home and figured, I can’t look up goofy shit at Starbucks.

You know how there are some things that you just think can’t be played using the race card?  Well our good friend Jesse Jackson has found a way to flip that race card over.  Jesse is that friend who sees you yawning and saying how tired you are, but still doesn’t get that it’s time to go.  He is a disease worse than ebola.  This dumb shit is trying to play the race card due to the role of the hospital in the death of the US first infected Ebola person, Thomas Eric Duncan.  I can’t understand how people today can follow this man’s lead?  He and Al Sharpton need to buy a one way ticket on Malaysia Airline.

How do we stop this dangerous disease?  How about stay the fuck out of Africa!  It’s like freelance journalist who travel to the Middle East and then their families get made at the US when their heads get cut off.  Stay the fuck out of the Middle East.

The dumbshit award doesn’t just go to Jesse Jackson, I’ve got a shiny award ready for President Obama.  Yes, I voted for him twice so I could probably be in the running for that award too, at least i admit it.  Why..or better yet how does he expect 3900 of our troops to be able to go to Liberia and help fight Ebola?  This makes no goddamn sense.  You know who can’t chop my head off…Ebola. Go after ISIS you fucking tool.

I took my nephew to see his first WWE show a few weeks back.  It wasn’t raw or smackdown but a house show which sucks but he didn’t care, he just got to see his favorite wrestler john cena.  It was cool taking him to it because it kind of made me see what it were to feel like if I was able to have a kid.  I remember my dad taking me to my first wrestling event and how excited I was to see Hulk Hogan.  It’s funny to me because that was damn near 30 years ago. Growing up a wrestling fan and seeing Hogan, warrior, Jake the snake, British Bulldog, etc, it was so cool seeing my “heros” in person.   Now here I am, buying my nephew an autographed Cena picture and a Hustle Loyalty and Respect foam hand.  Seeing his face when his hero John Cena came out, was priceless.  I can only think that it was the same feeling my dad had when he saw me look at Hogan for the first time in person.  As a wrestling fan today, I hate John Cena the character, but respect Cena the person for all he does for kids.  It sucks now that I’m older seeing my “heros” pass away at such a young age.  Look at Warrior, only 54 when he died.  Of course the wrestlers I grew up were part of the steroids and drugs period. When Eddie Guerrero passed, it was due to a heart attack, but wrestling fans knew that his heart was weak from drugs.  Back to my nephew, I’m glad he enjoyed it as much as i did seeing his excitement.

PS…Cena you owe me $30.

09/29/2014

Wow, it’s been about two months since i’ve been on here.  I am now working again, thankfully.  However I have been sick since last Tuesday and have had to call in twice. I think that we can all agree that twice in a one month period is too much, but i’m damn near dying over here.  I have an upper respiratory infection and have been put on antibiotics.

When i last wrote, I spoke of my wifey and I going to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  It was not too bad except if we were to go again, I would not book the Hilton.  I’ve stayed at the Hilton before, but this place was not up to par.

Thank god hockey starts in about 10 days.  My dad and I are going to the home opener for the Blackhawks.  I’ve never been to a home opener so it should be fun.  We are also going to a game on Nov. 16th along with my bro in law. My dad is trying to convince me to go up to Detroit for the Hawks Redwings game on Nov. 14th.  Which means 6 hours of my dad driving to detroit, staying the night at my uncles, then heading to Chicago early Sunday morning.

So I learned that my ex supervisor that I had at CADS walked out.  Happy for him, they treated him like shit.  When an organization has people resigning or walking out, maybe the board should take a step back and look at upper management.  Also, it has come to my attention that the CEO looks at my blogs here.  Well Sir, you keep running your mouth, expect a Defamation, Libel and Slander lawsuit.  That also pertains to your yes men in HR.

Big ups to Whitney Houston, she’s been clean for over 2 years now.