Insight Into Curious George
By Bud Holloway
Well another two weeks have rolled by since my last blog. It's crazy how so many large events can take place in such a short amount of time. I'll explain that last part in greater detail by walking you through those weeks and sharing some of the thoughts that roll through my head.
You really never know what's going to happen in the course of a hockey season, and this one is no different. There have been call-ups to L.A. like "Scooter" Parse, Segs (Segal) and Lokty (Loktionov), and now we have been hit by the injury bug. Azey (Azevedo) has a “lower body” injury and will be out for a while. Now all he does is lie in his room and listen to "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." It's hard to get to sleep with him crying over how well written the song is. And we had a few other guys go down that will be sidelined until well after the new year, along with other bumps and bruises here and there. But that is to be expected, and so you deal with it and push on. It happens at every level of hockey, and to every team. The guys in the locker room know that and they know that we have the character to push through it while continuing to win hockey games.
I'm sure a couple of people were confused when the heading of the last blog contained the name George. I suppose I should explain myself on why they call me Bud. It all started when I was a young jet fighter pilot still trying to deal with the death of my wingman...never mind, that’s the plot of Top Gun. Like I was saying, there are three George's in my family: Grandpa, Dad, and myself. It got very confusing when someone would say "George" because no one really knew who they were talking about. When I was just a little guy, my babysitter, Aunty Margaret, started to call me Bud and it's really stuck. I was known as Bud so in school, that’s all I ever wrote down. The only thing I write George for is legal stuff to keep me out of trouble. Although, I have introduced myself as George Edward Holloway lll - Prince of Wapella.
It’s late November and still no snow. I know there are many people who hate the cold and snow but I am not one of them. But it hasn't even been close to snowing yet with the 10 - 15 degree days (50 - 60F for the Americans). I walked out of the rink the other day and Westy was catching some rays. I know the female readers are probably picturing a Fabio type image as I say that, and let me be the first to tell you it was. Except there was no white horse, just Cliche. My point being that Christmas is right around the corner and I'm not even going to be able to take the ski-doo out! Other than seeing family and friends, that's one of the best parts about going home for the holidays. Cruising out into the country looking for moose, deer, saskquatch, or whatever my Dad and Sis and I may find is awesome. Especially because Dad always lets me ride the new sled when I'm home! Thanks Pa.
Well that’s all for this week. I hear rumors floating around that Elkins may be doing a little write up on some of the flicks he has watched so look out for that next week. Well I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!!
P.S. I know everyone has been dying to know...... Edward or Jacob.... and the answer is Edward.