Daily Archives: December 12, 2010

Fans throwing waffles. Wallet-buying. A movie review. And nervous Jets fans

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So I’ve heard of hockey fans throwing all kinds of crazy stuff on the ice when they’re mad.
But this is a new one on me. The other night in Toronto (which is so much more fun to hear out loud when a Canadian says it; it comes out “Tronno”) the Leafs fans were so disgusted by their team that they threw waffles at them.
Yeah, waffles. Who brings waffles to a hockey game? Was this a mass protest sponsored by Eggo? And were the waffles frozen since they were in a hockey rink?
The mind boggles with questions:

**Because this is how my mind works, that story reminded me of the great waffle scene from the late, great TV show “Ed.” Fast forward to 2:10 and you’ll see what I mean. Such a great show.

**So I bought a new wallet Saturday, which for me is a big deal. I hold onto wallets like the people on “hoarders” hold on to furniture. I use them till they’re falling apart, because to me, a wallet is an essential part of who you are. It’s with you every day, in your pocket, and it has to feel right. And once you break in a new wallet, giving it up for another one is really tough.
But today I finally cut the cord. My poor little black leather wallet was through; it put up a good fight for a few years but now it was throwing in the towel.
I don’t like to change wallets much. But today I made a big change:

I got a brown leather one.

**World’s shortest movie review: I saw Harry Potter 7, Part I on Saturday. It was fantastic. Faithfully followed the book, great acting by Hermione, Harry, Ron trio, and really good scenery and costumes as always. Can’t wait for Part 2.

**Finally, I go to my pub to watch the Jets today with great trepidation. 24 years ago, they were in the midst of an amazing season, then got blown out 45-3 on Monday Night Football, and then lost their last five games.
This year, yeah, exact same thing so far. If they lose to the freaking Dolphins today, I go into full-blown panic mode, thinking it’s 1986 all over again.

So please Jets, for the few remaining hairs on my head, win this damn game. Thank you.