Hi everyone. It's another Monday. Where did the weekend go to?
Some of you who stop by often might know that this past Saturday we had a little family rivalry going on. My husband and I (we met in college) enjoy watching our college men's ice hockey team play. We both went to the University of Maine. My daughter and her boyfriend went to our rival school, the University of New Hampshire. And this past Saturday night the 2 schools ice hockey teams played each other so the 4 of us took a little road trip up to Maine to watch the game.
Now the basis of the school rivalry goes back to 1999 and something called the Border War. It's called this because our 2 teams were playing for the National College Men's Ice Hockey Championship and the 2 states are next to each other. At the end of regular play the teams were tied, and since a championship was at hand, they had to play until someone scored. And the University of Maine scored, giving them their second National Championship. The University of New Hampshire, still waiting to get a national championship, feels cheated out of that win. This story always creates some great hockey when the 2 teams play.
We drove up early in the day as it is a 3.5 hour trip, and that meant my husband and I had a little time to check out how the campus had changed in the 35 years since we graduated.
Thought I would show you a few photos.
This was painted on the floor of the bookstore, which was luckily open. It meant I could get myself a new college sweatshirt.
None of the students were back yet from winter break as the on-campus dorms were still closed, and that made the campus really quiet and empty. (They all came back yesterday for classes starting today).
Here's a few views for you.
This is called the mall, and there are lots of classroom buildings all along it. On one end is the library, which is in the photo above this one. On the other end is the fieldhouse and gym.
I love the big blue M on the fieldhouse.
And here's a few other views.
Below is a dorm I lived in and where I met my husband.
And here's a stairwell in the Memorial Union that I went up and down about a million times. This is where they showed movies, had a few restaurants, a bowling alley and some other social places to hang out in between classes and studying.
So the game looked like it was a sell out. The hockey team is a big attraction for locals, alumni and students. That's Maine in the white and light blue jerseys. New Hampshire is in the dark blue.
The other exciting thing was this was the 40th anniversary weekend of Maine having a hockey game.
Although not a great photo (look at that double chin!), here's my daughter on the right and me in my 40th anniversary jersey. The hubby gave me that for Christmas. We're each wearing our teams jerseys.
So first New Hampshire scored, and then Maine scored. And then New Hampshire scored, and then Maine scored. One more time. New Hampshire scored, and then Maine scored. Final regular play score was 3-3.
So just like the national championship game in 1999, with the tie it meant we had to go into overtime. Because it is just a regular game, overtime lasts no longer than 5 minutes or until the first team scores. The crowd was going crazy. Since we were in Maine, most of the crowd was cheering for Maine. We had 5 minutes to see who could score, and if not, then the game would end a tie.
Maine skated down towards the New Hampshire net, and then New Hampshire skated down towards the Maine net. Back and forth. Shots were hit, and the goalies were protecting their nets doing their jobs trying to keep the pucks out.
The 5 minute buzzer went off, and no one had scored!
Unlike last year, when New Hampshire won, this year it was a tie. Better than a loss, but at least no one could boast.
And it was a good game and fun was had by the 4 of us.
But a tie seems a little anticlimactic. :)
And I also have another page for Art Journal Journey and this month's challenge New Year: New Adventure. This page has nothing to do with hockey.
Today's adventure is something I think most of us have considered at some point, changing how we look.
I painted the face and added all these little face sticker bubbles that I won over at Tag Tuesday. Aren't they great little faces? They inspired me to make this page.
One thing I still don't feel comfortable doing and that I want to practice this year is drawing faces! So that is my arty adventure.
So I have a busy week ahead. Today I told one of the teacher's I work with I would go with her to the wake for one of our students who died in a tragic sledding accident last week. I'm not looking forward to that, but I had him in class a few years ago and I have his girlfriend right now so I guess it's good to go. Besides, I know my friend wants someone to go with her, so more than anything it's good to be a friend and go with her.
Plus this week I have end of class exams and a few other things going on. Good thing I have enough pages already made for posting to Art Journal Journey because I don't think I am going to have a lot of time to play. :(
Thanks for visiting today. Hope I didn't bore anyone.