Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I Got Game

Last night I did it for the first time in 8 months.

I started out a little nervous because it had been so long. Frankly, I wasn't sure how I would perform.

I think about doing it a lot. Lately I just haven’t been that lucky. Don't get me wrong, I’ve done it occasionally by myself but it's just not the same when you’re alone. I just hoped when that when the time came I would remember what to do.

I'm not careless, so of course I wore protection. When I was younger I tended to be a bit brash, thinking mostly of myself. With experience I began to feel more confident in my technique. Although it’s a very physical activity, to perform well requires gentle hands as well as equal parts practiced finesse and blind passion.

I’ve certainly done it many times before but still, I was anxious. Will I remember what to do with my stick? What if I can’t shoot anymore? I hope I don’t say anything stupid?

As I started, my heart began to race and I could feel my face getting flush. Soon my body was glistening with sweat, every muscle tensed. The longer I kept going the heavier my breathing became. I could feel the rush of excitement building with every movement. I would not stop until I scored.

When I finally finished, my whole body went limp and I collapsed in a combination of exhaustion and relief.

Basking in the afterglow, I wondered why I waited so long and I promised myself to do it again as soon as possible.

Man, I love this game.


Anonymous said...

hey man~i just happen to come to your blog and see this
it's nice man if i haven't misunderstand what you mean
and good luck!to both you!

Christina_the_wench said...

I think I love you.

HOCKEY! *glazed eyes and drooling*

Meg said...

I knew that you were talking about hockey even before I saw the link. Aren't I smart? But I was kind of sitting two inches from the screen when I first started to read...

Sophia said...

Mercy. I need to take a cold shower now.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Great post! Great game.

When I lived on Lake Minnetonka, my children used to shovel and sweep snow off the ice to make a hockey rink.
The only danger was from snowmobiles, never thin ice.

kim said...

well ...of course it was hockey all along

ps: watch out for that christina girl

Anonymous said...

a Musician and a Hockey player...
Did I mention that I was single??? LOL ;o)
~ pulls out puck bunny costume~

Christina_the_wench said...

I saw that, kimberly. *throws used Kleenex at her*

Sven said...

You are indeed.

So did I.

Sadly, kids no longer seems to play pond hockey anymore.

Kim & Christina:
Don't make me stop this car!

Thanks for stopping by. You might not want to say that too loudly though, the bass player is single too...personally, I fear him.

Anonymous said...

So your bass player has a puck bunny costume? I really am confused...I hope you ment that he plays hockey...
~whipes up drool~
He's not so bad looking...does he like crazy female vocalist/puck bunnies? LOL ;o)

Kevin Charnas said...

Umm...I think I need a cigarette. And I don't smoke.

And actually, I LOVE hockey as well. Used to go to the Lumberjacks games on a regular basis.

Nikki said...

Sven, You shock me!

You have always been the good one.


Watch out for her man, watch out.

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