Thursday, April 28, 2011

Calming the Nerves

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)

I have to admit that my girls who have never watched sports on TV (except during the Olympics)
have jumped on the bandwagon.
Go Canucks Go signs are waving in our house,
E. is having conversations about which goalie they should use,
L discusses their uniform colours
S is all about cheering
they constantly ask their daddy questions about the game
(which probably annoys the heck out him)
I love that they call a penalty a "time out"

Go Canucks Go!

1 comment:

  1. Love this post. So funny. I don't watch hockey very much, but I think everyone was watching that day. I don't know how people handle these games on a regular basis. I was on the edge of my seat. Like you I need to have other distractions.
    I was just looking for another good book read. I may be borrowing those from you!