Day: August 19, 2011

Pittsburgh, Part 3: My First Hockey Game

On Sunday afternoon, Date #7 informs me that he has a hockey game later that evening and that he’s debating whether or not to “drag” me along. “No, I’d be happy to go,” I assure him.  I’m not particularly enthused by hockey (okay, I’m not at all enthused by hockey) but I imagine watching Date #7 bash people over the head and ram them into those sides of the rink will be quite thrilling, plus, I’ve been preparing for this moment. Last week, you see, I received a text from Date #6 inviting me to join him for lunch as he had the day off work.  We went to Bridget Foy’s on account of my customer loyalty Happy Birthday Gift Certificate and proceeded to get completely plastered.  Remembering that Date #6 plays hockey, and that Date #7 plays hockey too, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to educate myself. “Tell me something intelligent to say,” I’d instructed Date #6.  “Something about hockey.” To his credit, he did try and to my credit I …