So there's this thing that's been happening to me recently. I can't explain it, don't ask me to explain it, it's just one of those things that is.
I am suddenly, irrevocably into hockey these days.
Well, the Chicago Blackhawks, to be more specific, but more on that in a sec.
I honestly couldn't say how it really started, other than I remember it ias a sort of a teasing, niggling little thought planted in my head by the folks on my fantastic Twitter feed, more specifically, the wonderful sometimesalways and zanzando . I think I noticed a lot of Hockey stuff being put up on my pinboard, and finally I just sort of gave up and read the primer, and then some of the accompanying fic.
I am in now caught in a swirling vortex of hockey times that I refuse to get out of.
Although the other people I talk to about hockey are waaaaay more knowledgeable about it support a number of teams, I think because it was the first team (and first ship) I was introduced to, the Chicago Blackhawks are it for me, really.
Folks, I give you my inspiration for learning any and everything about hockey--Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews:
I could go on and on and ramble incoherently about the two of them, which I do often, but there are amazing primers out there that could fill you in on everything Kaner/Tazer and the Blackhawks in general a lot better than I could. Just trust that these two are the shit, and also that they are dudebros in love.
Please, come in. Join my hockey mania, won't you?
This is just a taste, obviously. And I swear that now, my respect and admiration goes beyond the fact that Tazer and Kaner are so good-looking and squeal-worthy, and also happens to be about what a genuinely cool and awesome team the Blackhawks are. Toews is a wonderful, hardworking, super dedicated captain, and Kaner is a total natural talent. I still don't know enough about the sport to REALLY get into a conversation about it, but I'm learning, bit by bit. And you have to admit, it's not a bad way to get introduced to a sport.
Plus there's this. And this. And this. Also this.
'm just sayin', everyone gets into things their own way.