Ramblings of the Mad Cow

 
    

Super Allergy Girl is back!  

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I am back to sneeze all over you.  I even brought my little sneezelings and Congestion Man.  We’re all here to cover you and yours in super snot.  

Now if I could just find my cape and some Kleenex……

 
    
Come have BBQ for a good cause

Got this from a good friend, and a great hockey mom, Rebecca Sisco:

As most of you know, my nephew, Brayden Rydell, was diagnosed this summer, for the THIRD time, with leukemia.  He has ALL, which is the most common and most cureable, but he also has AML, which has a zero percent chance of survival without a bone marrow transplant. 

He has already had 2 sets of 5 days of chemo and he is preparing for a NINE day stint of chemo to prepare him for the transplant.  Since he has already had two transplants in the past, radiation is not an option.  His body would just not tolerate any more radiation.

A couple friends and I are putting on a BBQ dinner in Brayden’s honor to help pay for expenses.  My sister has had to quit her job, Brayden has had to quit his job, and my brother-in-law is working out of town.  He is a St. Jude patient, so medical bills are not an issue, but unfortunately…life is.  Bills still have to be paid and food still has to be bought.

Along with the BBQ dinner ($8.00 a plate), there will be a silent auction and a raffle drawing for a $100 VISA giftcard.  The dinner will be held at Horn Lake High School on September 5th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. 

If you are interested in going to the dinner or buying some raffle tickets ($1.00 each and you DO NOT have to be present to win) please contact me.  You can call me at 901-647-3282 or email me.

 
    
 
    

Yesterday, Will and I took Small Fry out to Logan’s Roadhouse in Southaven.  Not a place you would think a vegetarian would be dying to eat.  Normally I just munch on the chips and artichoke dip, but yesterday I felt like trying something new.  So I got the vegetable skewer.  It was amazing!  I loved it.  I haven’t enjoyed eating there since I went vegetarian, until yesterday.  Wow, great stuff.  And don’t judge it by the photo.  I took it with my phone, after I had eaten half of it, just because I knew it was yummy enough to blog about.

 
    

A Woman’s Perfect Breakfast She’s sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee. Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box. Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week. Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl.

And her husband is on the back of the milk carton.

 
    

RIVERKINGS TAB FORMER KILLER BEE STASTNY

After a brief foray into the Central Hockey League last season with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees, forward Dan Stastny is looking to make his CHL stay in Mississippi a much more lasting experience. Stastny has been signed to play for the RiverKings this season, according to Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Kevin Kaminski.

Stastny (no relation to the famous NHL Stastny family) jumped into the professional ranks with the Killer Bees last season, but played in only seven games. He earned an assist on the eventual game-winning goal in his first pro appearance against Corpus Christi on October 19th.

The Roselle, Illinois native played three seasons of college hockey at Robert Morris College in suburban Chicago and was offered a try-out with Rio Grande Valley prior to the start of last season. In his collegiate career, Stastny played in 72 games, scoring 16 goals and adding 23 assists for a total of 39 points with 68 penalty minutes.

Kaminski likes the up tempo energy that the 6-foot-4, 200 pound Stastny brings to the ice. “Dan is a very versatile player who is willing to do anything at any price,” Kaminski says. “He loves to hit, scrap and has good hands to chip in offensively. He’s a high energy guy who can do everything well. We look for him to fit into the gritty, greasy style of the RiverKings.”

Dan says he’s “pumped and excited” to be continuing his CHL career in Mississippi under Kaminski, and adds he’ll bring that excitement to the rink each time out. “I’m a power forward who will bring good size and good speed to the ice each night,” Stastny said.

 
    
Looks like one of my old jerseys just got stylish again

MARGESON RETURNS TO RIVERKINGS AS NEW ROSTER ADDITION

(Southaven, MS) — Long time RiverKings’ fans will remember the name Steve Margeson, and they’ll hear it again with the “good guys” this season. RiverKings’ Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Kevin Kaminski has signed the big defenseman to the roster for the upcoming CHL campaign, which begins October 17th at home against the Wichita Thunder.

Steve played four seasons for the Memphis RiverKings, beginning in the 2002-03 year when he was obtained in a trade from the New Mexico Scorpions. The Banff, Alberta, Canada native played the entire 2006-07 season under Kaminski with the Youngstown SteelHounds and started last season with the ‘Hounds, before being called up to the American Hockey League with the Lake Erie Monsters.

The CHL career totals for the six-foot-two, 210 pound blue liner feature 23 goals and 73 points in 223 career games with New Mexico, Memphis, and Youngstown. His best CHL season came with Youngstown, where he scored 17 goals, had 39 points, and was a plus-21. Three goals were power play goals and one was a game-winner.

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Somehow I was able to convince my bosses (fabulous men, all) that I need an iPhone. It’s true, I do need it. I need to be able to view real web pages where my ads or flash, etc might appear, one the fly. The mobile version doesn’t cut it. So there is a true need there. But I for sure didn’t think they’d go for it.
They did and it’ll be here tomorrow! So I get to hand in this crummy crapberry and get a fun, er, I mean business essential, phone tomorrow!

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