Thursday, June 4, 2009

Self-Inflicted Groundhog Day

Tonight is a pivotal game in the Stanley Cup finals between the reigning (and lame) champions Detriot Red Wings, and Sooperserial's beloved hometown Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins are down 2-1 in a best-of-seven series, and tonight's game at home is essentially a must-win situation.

In addition to praying for at least 5 minutes before the game (not kidding), I had the idea of basically Groundhog Day-ing (yes, it's a verb now) myself and trying to do exactly everything that I did on Tuesday, when we won game #3 at home. So, what do I need to do in order to repeat Tuesday?

-Go to work: Check
-Write TPS-esque reports for 8 hours: Check
-Drive to school after work: Check
-Park in the same spot in the same parking garage: Check
-Go to class for 2.5 hours: Check
-Stop at Qdoba for dinner............. RECORD SCRATCH

Hold the phone. Qdoba?! The SAME place where Penguins coach Dan Bylsma eats a lucky burrito before every game? My stop on Tuesday was completely random. This was seriously my train of thought: "I have 25 minutes left in the garage before my parking fee goes up. I might as well stop somewhere for dinner, because I hate all of the food I have at home." I was going to go to McDonald's (classy, I know), until I saw a line almost out the door, so Qdoba it was. Little did I know that I was contributing to some serious Stanley Cup magic.

So you'd better believe, that even if I don't have time left in the garage today, I will be stopping at that exact Qdoba and ordering the exact same meal as Tuesday. And when I get home tonight, I will sit in the exact same spot on the couch and wear the exact same outfit I wore while watching Tuesday's game.

And since it can't hurt, here is a tribute to the all-around awesome Evgeni Malkin. Russian dance breakdown!

Let's Go Pens,


A.Jaye said...

Ah. The self-curse of the sports spectator. I know it well.

Manchester United Football Club crushed my dreams on May 27. The season's over now but I can't wait for the next one. Like child birth. I'm told.

Good luck for tonight and the next week. But nothing will ever make me try to replicate my days.

Unless her name is Kelly Rowland.

Alicia said...

I do the same thing for OSU games and my mom thinks I'm nuts. I have to watch the games by myself because my mom and pets are bad luck. I also wear the same OSU outfit until we lose and then, and only then, do I wash it cuz washing it will remove all the good luck. And doing all of this works (unles we're playing USC, an SEC team, or anyone with a spread offense). Go Pens.

Dave said...

Hope you are doing it all again tonight!!

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