Okay, so Craig Berube is the new Flyers assistant coach, and John Paddock is the new Phantoms head coach. Wow, actual hockey news.
When does training camp start again?
Not So Hockey-Related
As we close down the off-season, an informal "getting to know your friendly blogger" meme is making the rounds. Quite a few of the HLOGers have taken up the challenge of letting you know 100 things about ourselves. Here's my first 20 things to know about me.
1.) I am 5' 1.5" tall. Yes, that half inch is very important.
2.) Despite my lack of actual height, I have a habit of standing up straight, I wear heels most days, and - in the words of a co-worker - I carry myself well, so most people are shocked to hear I'm that short.
3.) I have naturally curly hair. It was a pain learning how to manage it growing up. These days, I just let it be and it - mostly - leaves me alone, too.
4.) In my family, I'm the oldest and the only girl.
5.) I have two younger brothers who are much taller than I. Eli, the former goalie, and Andrew, the mid-fielder and point-guard, are at least 6' 2" tall.
6.) I have never dated a guy under 6' before. I don't know why...it's not like I have a rule about it. I guess I'm just used to all the tall people in my family.
7.) I used to play violin. I still have one, so I guess I could again, but it would be one of those projects you start with the best of intentions and never quite work your way around to. (Maybe next year?)
8.) In high school, I was on the varsity teams for volleyball, indoor track and outdoor track starting my sophomore year.
9.) As a result of two facial traumas during volleyball season my senior year, I have a permanently displaced jaw. I don't have TMJ, but try getting health insurance companies to understand the difference! (It's.so.much.fun.)
10.) I am bilingual (English and Spanish).
11.) I am the only person in my family who is bilingual.
12.) I was a double major in college (International Studies and Spanish), spent my whole junior year abroad in Quito, Ecuador, and - somehow - still managed to graduate magna cum laude with 42 and 39 credits-required majors in four years. No wonder I don't want to hear tell of a master's degree!
13.) My honors thesis was titled "A Comparison of Sephardic and Ashkenazi Concepts of Zionism, 1850 - 1918." I earned a 98% for it. (I think that was the highest score for the history/poli sci crew that year. I may have been the only "girl," too. Of course, it was eight years ago, so my memory is a little fuzzy on the fine deets.) I am not ashamed to admit that it's a really boring read.
14.) Favorite course in college: Latin American Dances, while I was in Ecuador. Imagine spending a semester learning mambo, merengue, cha-cha, their histories and music, and getting a grade for it!
15.) I suck at numbers, but I rock at foreign languages. Freshman year, I had my two majors and studied Russian. I aced Russian and Spanish at the same time. I wish I could get paid to learn languages!
16.) I am a preacher's kid. Contrary to popular myth, that neither makes me a goody two-shoes nor a devil-spawn hellion. I am just a normal person who makes mistakes, acknowledges them, and tries to treat people fairly.
17.) I am a biblical non-resister. In plain English, I'm a pacifist for religious reasons. (Make no mistake: I'm still a hockey fan. It just means I won't hit you and I don't resolve conflicts through violence.)
18.) Yes, my Christian faith is important to me. No, I'm not pushy about it. It's just a part of who I am, like my naturally curly hair.
19.) I have been to Cuba...legally.
20.) I don't eat breakfast every day, or even most days. Unless an iced coffee every weekday counts, which I'm sure it doesn't.