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21 January 2007

>Well, today was Hockey Day Minnesota. What did I do? I worked. So I missed the game. Or, more accurately, I missed all of the games, including the Bulldogs’ game.

All is not lost. I am going to celebrate by snuggling up on the couch with some Kleenex and watching Miracle. I know, I know, you probably thought I didn’t have a heart at all, or that it was black and shriveled. I don’t know where you’d get that idea… Anyway the following list of movie genres will make me cry like a little girl:

1. Hockey movies (but not Slap Shot)
2. Baseball movies (but not Major League)
3. Movies where animals die (i.e. Old Yeller) or almost die (The Incredible Journey)

So there you go. HOWEVER, games like FRIDAY NIGHT just make me ANGRY. VERY UNCOOL, GUYS. VERY UNCOOL. That’s all I have to say about that.

Saturday, we played better. CLEARLY. Since we got FIVE GOALS, which we rarely get even against bad teams. Very awesome. Also, SUPERB power play on Saturday, and NOT BAD on the PK either. I guess we need Gors on there MORE OFTEN. (See, Crazy Canuck, the PR machine is working. Also, don’t forget to vote for Gors as Cutest Baby!) Mason Raymond = 5 Assists = AWESOME. Bryan MacGregor = 4 Points = HOTTTT. MacGregor Sharp = 3 points = ALSO HOTTT.

(And, DAN KRONICK = 1 POINT. Good job, guys!)

No Gauntlet this week, since the next game is on Wednesday, and I SHALL BE THERE. HUZZAH!

Points Until We Surpass Last Year’s Total: 14 (barf)
Wins Until We Surpass Last Year’s Total: 6 (more barf)

My “Guys” Competition:
Matt Niskanen: 24! (Also, nearly ripped Nodl’s head off!)
Michael Gergen: 13! (Off notice!)
Mike Curry: 11
Matt McKnight: 6 (Mysteriously missing from the lineup…)
Jason Garrison: 2

Freshmen Competition:
Akins: 9
Fulton: 7
Stalock: 4
Gorsalitz: 2 (Yeah! PK!)
Palm: 1
C. Ryan: 1

On Notice:
Nick Kemp: GD 6 PD 4
Mike Curry: GD 8
Drew Akins: GD 9 PD 6
Andrew Carroll: GD 12 PD 9
Trent Palm: GD 16 PD 16
Jordan Fulton: GD 25 PD 5
Ryan Geris: GD 26 PD 16
Travis Gawryletz: GD 27 PD 8
Matt McKnight: GD 4
Matt Greer: GD 4 PD 4

8 Comments leave one →
  1. 22 January 2007 3:49 am

    >Thanks! It’s been quite a whirlwind January for me, but I think I’m coming back to Earth…I will be around for the DU/UMD series, I have yet to miss a home DU game for the last two seasons…The girls like to get together at Spanky’s pre-game and of course are in our seats in time for warm-ups ;), we like to hit Bennigans for post game as they’re opened late and we’ve had some sightings…you’re more than welcome to join us for pre and post game festivities…there’s also a chance of a visit to the Border….let me know if you’re interested!

  2. 22 January 2007 4:53 pm

    >RWD, thank you so much for continuing to promote my son for the babypicture contest. For all of those who read this a sorority has been sponsoring a baby picture contest for the last 25 years to raise funds for charible purposes. This year it happens to be the St. Mary’s Hospice. You see the pics, you make a donation, and then vote for the best baby pic. So go look at the pics, make the donation and of course vote for the kid,……. he really really really needs the money, and hey , he was cute as a baby.

  3. 22 January 2007 6:34 pm

    >What can the Wildcats expect Wednesday? Are the Dogs gonna back off in a non-conference game or bring everything they’ve got? From our side, I hear you just might get to fire pucks at Brian Stewart, the BCHL phenom…

  4. 22 January 2007 8:56 pm

    >You don’t see many “HUZZAH”s in the 21st Century. Well played.

  5. 22 January 2007 9:58 pm

    >had to look that word up and here is what I found:Huzzah (originally huzza) is an archaic English expression of joy or approbation. According to the Oxford English Dictionary it is “apparently a mere exclamation” without any particular derivation. The OED notes, however, that in the 17th and 18th centuries it was identified as a sailor’s cheer or salute, and thus was possibly related to words like heeze and hissa which are cognates of hoist.”Huzzah” is also the exclamation used by the slapstick villain Punch as he outwits the Devil in the finale of the classic version of the Punch and Judy show, which dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries in England.The word hurrah is a more modern form, also related to similar words in European languages. The OED states: “In English the form hurrah is literary and dignified; hooray is usual in popular acclamation.”Hooray comes from the Mongolian Hurree, used by mongol armies and spread throughout the world during the Mongol Empire of the 1200s. In Mongolian Hurree is a sacred praise much like amen or hellelujah.Weatherford, Jack (2004). Genghis Kahn and the Making of the Modern World. Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-609-80964-4. The term huzzah has been adopted, with no change in meaning, by modern gamers and those involved in the Renaissance Fair circuit both of which communities, admittedly, overlap. This was popularized by the comic strip Knights of the Dinner Table. Recently, the character Tobias from the television show Arrested Development used this expression.’Hurrah’ or ‘huzzah’can also mean the same as saying horay! It is the same thing and it doesn’t matter the way you say it. U.S. Navy sailors belonging to aircraft carrier airwings have also recently adopted the term. In this context, it is used similarly as a cry of cheer or salutation, but with a tone of mocking of the similar “oorah” of U.S. Marines, “hooah” of U.S. Army, or “hooya” of U.S. Navy Special Forces and Search and Rescue Swimmers. It is called as a blatant jest toward those similar exclamations.It is often associated with the cry of the British redcoats during the American Revolution.Though it is often pronounced with a soft “a” sound at the end (huh-za), a piece entitled Essay on Man by Alexander Pope suggests that it may originally have been pronounced with an “ay” sound (as in weigh, neigh, or away):So I am assuming that was a compliment!

  6. 23 January 2007 5:28 am

    >Yes, I am excited to go see tDogs. But damn, Stafford, I’m OUT of school. I don’t need any etymology lessons!!!

  7. 23 January 2007 5:49 pm

    >I wish you would quit throwing these big words at me cuz then i have to check them out, etymologyEtymology is the study of the history of words — when they entered a language, from what source, and how their form and meaning have changed.In languages with a long written history, etymology makes use of philology, the study of how words change from culture to culture over time. However, etymologists also apply the methods of comparative linguistics to reconstruct information about languages that are too old for any direct information (such as writing) to be known. By analyzing related languages with a technique known as the comparative method, linguists can make inferences about their shared parent language and its vocabulary. In this way, word roots have been found which can be traced all the way back to the origin of, for instance, the Indo-European language family.Even though etymological research originally grew from the philological tradition, nowadays much etymological research is done in language families where little or no early documentation is available, such as Uralic and Austronesian.The word etymology itself comes from the Greek ἔτυμον (étymon, true meaning, from ‘etymos’ true) and λόγος (lógos, word). The term was originally applied to the search of supposedly “original” or “true” meanings of words, on principles that are rejected as unscientific by modern linguistics. Pindar employed creative etymologies to flatter his patrons. Plutarch employed etymologies insecurely based on fancied resemblances in sounds. Isidore of Seville’s Etymologiae was an encyclopedic tracing of “first things” that remained uncritically in use in Europe until the fifteenth century. Etymologicum genuinum is a grammatical encyclopedia edited at Constantinople in the ninth century, one of several similar Byzantine works. The fourteenth-century Legenda Aurea begins each vita of a saint with a fanciful excursus in the form of an etymology.

  8. 23 January 2007 11:41 pm

    >Well, now the only words I want to use are four letters. I’m sure you’re well acquainted with them, too.


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