I’m sure I’ve mentioned it here before, but I’m a hockey fan. In St. Louis we had partial season tickets to the St. Louis Blues. It’s been a rough couple of years to be a Blues fan too, lemme tell ya. But with the fabulous new ownership, a new coach, and some smart drafts and trades, my boys’ future is promising. So on Thursday night we went downtown to see the Blues take on the San Jose Sharks – my first hockey game of the season. And we had a lot of fun. The score, not so great. But we had fun.
Something that struck me as interesting is that you can tell San Jose is a “new market” team, as a lot of the gimmicks and entertainments actually reminded me of a minor-league AHL game (I mean, they were identical to stuff we have seen at Chicago Wolves games). And they had some cheesy faux-organ work. And on power plays they play the Jaws theme song and do this shark chomping hand gesture that cracked me up. But the giveaways, they were very Silicon Valley – they had tons of giveaways and they were largely all things like HP Photo Printers and Sansa drives and mp3 players. it was kind of crazy. In any case, I snapped a few photos with my trusty iPhone and put the best up on flickr.
I’ve also uploaded some Macworld 2008 photos, and various other snaps from the past few weeks. Enjoy!
NOW LISTENING TO: Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel