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>Shiver Me Timbers!

27 October 2010

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Holy hell, I just got back from my seat selection, and before we get to that, we must discuss just how rotten the weather was. It rained the whole drive up (and morons were driving without their lights on! Huzzah!) and on the way back it snowed, then rained, all while gale force winds practically blew me off the road. This ranks up there with my Worst Hockey Drives Ever. Other worst drives include:

Driving back from Houghton with MEg monstrously hungover on an hour of sleep
Driving up to Duluth with FHG and Kleiner and hitting unexpected swirling snow and annoying traffic
Driving home from Duluth with MEg in a whiteout

Anyway, I picked my seats today. I waited for probably 20 minutes for my turn in this little lobby right by the Champions Club thingy. It was kind of lonely because everyone else there seemed super grouchy. One guy was really mad about how low he was on the priority list. Sir, perhaps this was something that could have been remedied months ago when you got your selection date, when it wasn’t necessary to invent a time machine in order for you to be made whole. I bet your head would have exploded if I had mentioned this was my second year as a season ticket holder and we were picking at the same time! Great Scott!!! 1.21 Jigowatts!!!

I had my first and only foray into the Champions Club to get a hard hat, and then a person named Butch was assigned as my personal guide. He asked if there was anywhere specific I wanted to go, like the ends or the sides. I said “Between the ends and the sides?” Because I am an idiot. I showed him more specifically where I wanted and away we went. I got seats pretty much where I wanted (Section 216, Row 8, Seats 20 and 21) and I hope Biddco can pick right next to me on Thursday. Sorry to everyone who is in my vicinity.

Here is a view from my seats:

You can totally imagine this as a game. Look, that large blue crane thing is Dan DeLisle. And then those two things right on the point are like Montgomery and Olsen, and then the cones are the opponents.

Ciskie roped me into coming down to some sort of radio promotion thing, and then ambushed me by trying to force me to discuss the Vikings AND did not allow me to use my alias, Penelope von Streuselbottom. I refused, so then he got me to talk about the new arena and I said I took the last two good seats, which was not what I was supposed to say. I am sorry, I did not get the script in advance. If you were listening, I am also sorry. I hope you were not, because it is 45 seconds of your life that I have ruined, in addition to any time you spent on RWD.

Lots of stuff coming this week!! So, more time to waste on here!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 27 October 2010 12:29 pm

    >Looks like you're up in the clouds a ways, you will be able to see the action real good though.

  2. 27 October 2010 4:34 pm

    >Interesting, I picked a few days ago and had a guy pissing about his priority and a friend picked last week and had a couple complaining to the staff about thier priority. Must be like a time share presentation where they always have someone celebrating their purchase so you want to buy. tUMD hires actors to portray upset ticket holders so we don't feel so bad about our low priority.

  3. 27 October 2010 5:16 pm

    >Haha! That is funny!I was like 1199/1200. I should have complained. 1198 or bust!

  4. 27 October 2010 5:23 pm

    >Looks nice, I can't wait to see it in person once Bemidji makes the trip there. I like the steepness of the seating, that would be one thing I would change about the new arena in Bemidji (not that it is bad to begin with).Millsy

  5. 27 October 2010 6:09 pm

    >Millsy, I will be at the BREC/Sanford&Son Center on Saturday to see it in person, so I will see how I like the slope of the seating.Goon, it's not too far away. Probably no farther away than I am now, in the top row of my section @ tDECC.

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