Drop a week here, skip a day there - it always adds up faster than it should. It's something I've struggled with since my second & third concussions, and it gets worse when I work a 7-day schedule. Then, the days really blur together. 14 days without a breather of any kind didn't do great things to my sanity, I'll admit that. A lot has gone on in the 6 weeks since I've poked my head out of the sand here on RTC, and most of it has been good.
I'm well aware that I've missed my shot at going into detail regarding many of the events in the recent period, so instead I'll sum things up below the jump. Contemporary thoughts will be forthcoming separately.
|Chris Bourque, Keith Aucoin, & Boyd Kane of Team East.|
All Photos Credit: M. Richter
- Got some great shots at both the Skills Competition and the ASG itself.
- Ms. Conduct used one of my Aeros shots for an article over on Hockey Wilderness!
- Recorded a guest appearance on the Power Play Post-Show (thanks, guys!)
- Met some fantastic people, both professionals and fans.
|Garrett Mitchell & Christian Hanson compare jersey notes.|
In addition, Hershey does the Specialty Jersey thing with an occasionally disturbing regularity, so there were Hershey Kisses jerseys for Valentine's Day.
The best news of the month, however, has to be that the Bears managed to defeat the WBS Penguins for the first time in 10 games at Giant Center. That win brought an enormous sense of relief, and bought the team a bit of breathing room - something that can never be undervalued in a market that's so accustomed to winning.
|Philipp Grubauer, Goaltender Extraordinaire, visited from SC this Sunday.|
At least I've had enough to know the signs, and how to handle it in the aftermath. It's never a good thing when you realize you can't function with the TV on quietly in the background, or that the headaches you've been chewing Advil over aren't just a result of exhaustion & muscle strain. That's mostly better, at least, but it was definitely a factor in me falling off the grid so atrociously.
Oh, and for Tuukka Rask's groin/abdominal issue to be resolved ASAP - that would be fantastic. [/Momentary Lapse Into Fandom]