Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Job Opening: Oilers Mascot

The Oilers are offering a new job with the organization, on the heels of (much smaller) coaching announcements in the last 48 hrs:

We are currently seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help promote our team as our mascot at various events in the community. No experience as a mascot is necessary; however, preference will be given to those with some acting or public promotion experience. • Hours of work will vary, including mornings, evenings and weekends. • $12/hour. • Costume supplied. Training is provided for those who enjoy greeting/working with families and the general public

I have to say, the Oilers must be footing a lot of overhead these days, if all they can offer for the honor of dressing up in a fuzzy (?)  costume of a design yet to be revealed is $12/hr in Alberta's economy...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Alumni Gossip

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Rachel Hunter and former Oiler Jarret Stoll will marry this summer, in Northern California, according to People.  Congrats to the happy couple.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Properly Accessorizing Fanships

Back in February/March I traveled to Santa Barbara for a few weeks with D for his work. We did it as a roadtrip from TX, and it was pretty fun, except for the part where my wallet was stolen out of my bag on the UCSB campus at the end of the first week. 

I needed a cheap replacement to tide me over until I got home (Of course, ID and credit cards were another, hairier matter altogether), so I found myself glumly examining my options in The Saddest Target Store Ever(TM)  in Ventura, CA and was amused by the inadvertant shout-out to the Copper and Blue this seemed to represent.  Since I'd already had one wallet boosted from my current bag, a little zipper action would ease my paranoia.  Also, I'd have something to dig loonies out of the next time I was at Rexall Place and needed a hotdog.

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Finally, it seemed reasonable in the interest of parity, as this is my go-to carry-on bag when I travel.  (I sewed it myself, after spending eight years debating the best deployment of this now discontinued logo fabric.)

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Confess: What extremes have you worn or made in the name of representing?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Vampires blog?

I just discovered Google Reader and joined the 21st Century.  Now I know what Black Dog said seconds after he opined it!  I uh, also get a lot of nerd feeds. Because I am a nerd.  This confuses the "recommend" feature, which after I added 17 subscriptions in assorted categories, still can only come up with "Cult of Hockey" as something I might like.  Anyway.  RSS is teaching me new things!

Did you know this guy:

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blogs for

Yeah, neither did I.  Apparently he's been doing it for three years now. Huh.  In his most recent entry, this Flyers fan working in Hollywood shares this exciting, nay, suspenseful scoop:

I went to the San Jose / Anaheim game on Friday and this woman comes up to me and said that her father owns the team. She was really nice and invited us to go and sit in her father's box. At the end of the first period, my son Jay and my good friend went up to the box and met the owner. The owner's daughter had baked cookies for the team and she shared one with Jay. 

Yeah, I'm mean.  Other genre tv hockey fans, btw?  Michael Rosenbaum, a.k.a. Lex Luthor on Smallville.  Though he's buddies with CFP, if they're letting random celebrities do it I'd still like to see him blog for, especially if it was in the voice of Lex Luthor:

The Ducks played unacceptably tonight.  Though Chris has been a valued acquaintance for a long time, I simply can not allow things to continue like this.  Please make the usual arrangements.