Archive for ◊ October, 2005 ◊

26 Oct 2005 Kings to the Stanley Cup!
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Ok, maybe a little early for this but they are off to a nice start. 14 points in 10 games. Last night, they beat the Ducks after losing to Calgary. What is most annoying about the Calagry loss is that the Kings could’ve won or at least received one point. The winning goal came with less than 30 seconds left. Arrrrrrg. Annette and I will be at the game this Saturday.

26 Oct 2005 SBC Hell
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Ok, I’m in SBC hell. Annette has started a flower business and wants to have an 800 number for it. So, about 3 weeks ago, we ordered an 800 number through SBC. We were told that it would be done on 10/14/2005. So, on Monday, 10/24, I called to ask why it wasn’t working. After 40 minutes on the phone, I was promised it would be done by 5pm on Monday. So, today, when it didn’t work, I called SBC. Another 35 minutes and counting, I still have no resolution.

Phone companies. Gotta love them.

22 Oct 2005 Kings and other thoughts
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So, the Kings avenge their 5-4 loss open night with a 7-2 win in Dallas. Unfortunately, my Tivo didn’t record this game right so I only saw highlights. The strange play of the game had to be Luc’s goal that pass through the net. I guess the goal wasn’t credited until 90 seconds later.

This is a good win since the Kings played the previous night in Colorado. I’m cautiously optimistic about this season since it seems that the Kings are putting it together. The question is whether or not they’ll be putting it together in April.

I’m going to the Kings game on Sunday against the Calagary Flames. I’ll get to honor my mother’s heritage during the playing of the Canadian National Anthem. “Oh, Canada……”

18 Oct 2005 Random thoughts on a random day
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Its been over a week since I last posted. Annette and I went to another Kings game and they won. Of course, in between, they lost to the Detroit Red Wings. So, for the season, the Kings are 4-2 and doing well. They are doing much better than they ended the 2003-2004 season.

I’ve decided to take a flower arranging class because Annette is in the process of opening a flower business. Or, should I say, two flower businesses. One is Business Blossoms and one is Very Bridal Flowers. Between my Pepperdine MBA program, flower arranging, and the hockey games, life has been fairly full. Maybe someday I will not have a list of things two pages long that I need to do.

No new pictures because I’m doing this blog from work at lunch. Maybe I’ll create another post tonight when I get home.

11 Oct 2005 Our First Game of the Year
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Last night was our first game of the year. This year it is especially exciting since we bought 11 games worth of tickets of our own and this was our first chance to sit in our seats. Although in the last row of one of the 200 sections at Staples Center, we have good site lines since we are at the corner of the rink. To make it better, the Kings skate twice towards us during the games as well as the overtimes and shoot-outs.

Pavol Demitra made the low scoring game memorable. He scored with under two minutes left. I like the looks of the standings right now with the Kings on top. Maybe it will look that in April.

The positives: a win, good seats, spent time with Annette, free T-Shirt
The negatives: flat Pepsi, almost missed third period because of the food stand worker

Maybe I’ll take a picture of our free shirts from last night.

08 Oct 2005 Kings Win
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So Thursday night was much better for the Kings. They beat Phoenix 3-2 and looked really good doing it. Our first game is tomorrow and we are looking forward to getting our Kings Rule t-shirts.

06 Oct 2005 Kings Lose
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Ok, what the hell happened last night? The Kings skate out to a 2-0 lead two minutes into the game and a 4-0 lead at the end of the first perion yet lose 5-4. Egads! I thought the Kings were going to be the new look Kings and win more handly since they acquired new talent. Let’s hope tonight’s game against the Coyotes turns out to be much, much better.

Go Kings Go!

05 Oct 2005 Hockey
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So, tonight is the big night. After almost a year away, hockey is back with the Los Angeles Kings playing Dallas tonight in their road opener and against Gretzky’s Coyotoes tomorrow in the Staples Center. Annette and I have bought an 11 pack of tickets for the upcoming season, sitting in section 218, a little further back than we’ve had for the last two seasons. Of course, since we bought these tickets directly from the Kings rather than another season ticket holder, we’ll see more marquee games than we have in the past. We’ll see how the season shapes up but so far, I think that the Kings will be a playoff team this year. If not, Jeremy Roenick will entertain us.

Go Kings Go!