I don't think I'd make a good sports fan. I don't watch the games regularly, I only know a few players. And worst of all, I detest close games. The type of game that has everyone else on the edge of their seat and totally engaged and invested in the game... Me, I like the type of game where one team, (hopefully ours but even if it is the other team, I'm OK with that), is ahead by a couple of goals. The pressure is not so extreme then. I can watch peacefully :)
Wednesday nights Canucks game was the type that causes me to worry and get all anxious and nervous. It was game 7, after losing the last 3 games, the pressure was high. I wanted to watch but I couldn't watch... so I compromised.
I cuddled up on the couch with a book in hand. That way I could hear the game and watch out of the corner of my eye. Worked great! Especially because the Canucks won in overtime (which for me meant another period of stress)
The book of choice was Hunger Games. Seriously good young adult book. It is high on my list of best young adult books ever. The other two being The Giver and The Maestro. All three are books that once you start you can't put down. I love the pace of the Hunger Games, it was fast paced and engaging. I like that the beginning was a bit mysterious and it took a bit of time to figure out. I couldn't put it down, and ended up reading the entire book last night. Which also meant a trip to the book store to get the next two in the triology. Just in time for tonights game :)
(PS The characters in the book deal with life and death situations much better than I deal with watching a hockey game lol)
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