Time to Lace Up

”A fast body-contact game played by men with clubs in their hands and knives laced to their feet.” - Paul Gallico

Well tonight is the opening night of the 2010/2012 NHL season and I can guarantee that my television set will be tuned in to watch the big game. I wasn’t always the greatest hockey fan but I have learned to enjoy the game (almost as much as football). Plus, D is a season ticket holder now so I’d better learn how to carry a half-relevant conversation while cheering in the stands during home games.

But for those who have no interest in tuning in...

 Ten fun things to do instead of watching the hockey game:

(1)     Catch up on the latest episodes of Grey’s Anatomy
(2)     Go shopping for some fabulous fall boots
(3)     Take the dog for a walk along the river
(4)     Jigsaw puzzle, sodoku, take your pick
(5)     Take a relaxing bubble bath in the soaker tub
(6)     Try your hand at single-crust plum and apple pie
(7)     Catch up on your reading list
(8)     Dust off the old board games, or crack a new deck of cards
(9)     Open a bottle of wine (need I say more)
(10)  Go for a manicure/pedicure combo
(interestingly, I've never had one of these but I'm opening up to the idea).

Keep y'er stick on the ice!



  1. May I also suggest:

    11. Take up a new hobby. Crochet, knitting, painting, postage stamp collecting, scrapbooking.

    12. Learn a new language. Practice by cooking something from that part of the world and then watching a foreign film in that language (without subtitles for the brave...)

    13. Organize your clothing collection and create a look-book with photos of each item and accessory. Play with the photos and create some new ensembles.

    Great list!

  2. Fantastic additions. Thanks Meg!