Friday, February 8, 2008

Date Night

We just got back from a lovely night out. First, dinner at a place up the street and then a stroll onward to see the San Jose Sharks. Date nights are fantastic. I recommend them.

The restaurant we went to has good beer and also live music on the weekends. I would like to say for the record that it's probably a good thing that I was a teetotaling goodie-two-shoes in college or I'd have drunked out and lost myself in the blues clubs of Chicago. Seriously. Don't tell my parents, though, or they might worry...

The last professional hockey match I attended was the Wolves back in Chicago, and that was long before Elise came along. Andy is luckier, as my dad took him to see the Sharks when my folks were visiting back in January.

Wow, are Sharks games fun! To start, there isn't nearly the freaky security at the Pavilion that there is at the United Center in Chicago. Second, there's a giant shark blimp that they fly around the lobby while people are walking in. And, it's a pretty decent and family-friendly crowd. My favorite tradition is the making of giant chomping shark jaws with arms and hands when the Sharks have a power play. Om nom nom nom.

The Sharks weren't looking their finest tonight, but somehow managed to pull it out in overtime. Exciting!

And, even more exciting was getting out for an evening, just the two of us. Not every date night can include a hockey match, but it was great that this one did!

3 comments:

The COG said...

I am glad you enjoyed the Sharks. But, shouldn't you be supporting a real team like the Oilers? They could play on natural ice - if they wanted to. And, I know in my heart that they are poised to make a historic comeback.

Joe said...

I recently took my wife to the hockey in Stockton. Yeah, its "minor league" but I can't really tell the difference and we had a good time.

SWE said...

Probably not going to support the Oilers. The Sharks play on natural ice, created by water and cold, just like everyone else. ;) Our season would be pretty short and on top of a mountain if we wanted to do it outside, though...

The only hockey I ever saw before our date night was an AHL Wolves game when we were back in Chicago. To be honest, I like the minor league stuff better because there's more silliness. (At least in baseball-minor leagues are waaaaay more fun!) The allure of the Sharks is that the Shark Tank is a 10 minute walk from my front door. Hooray for date nights by the ice, and go Thunder!