Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sad News

The Doodle has closed its doors.


Man, in less than a year since we've left CCL became Bass, CAs became STs, the Doodle went under and now Ethnic Counselors might as well.

At least some things have remained the same: Yale football sucking it up at the Game and Yale basketball blowing at least one game to Brown in the opening of the season.

And there has been one awesome change: a female DM! Congrats are in order for Rosa Li!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

I thought the South was supposed to be warm...

Greetings from Biloxi, MS, home of the Sea Wolves and a Hard Rock Casino, which is awesome. The Devils are playing a lot better as of late, and its been a lot of fun getting to know the guys and travel.

Well, maybe not travel to Elmira, Wheeling, WV, Johnstown, PA, or several other hole-in-the-wall "cities," but this trip to Pensacola and Biloxi has more than made up for it!

Chris, Ali, and John, did you guys get a chance to help out outside of New Orleans? I'd love to know your thoughts about the other gulf cities hit, because its been two years now and while the casinos are back here in Biloxi, there's still a lot of devastation. The Sea Wolves just returned to the ECHL after taking two years off to repair the Biloxi Coast Coliseum, which had flooding as high as the top of the rink's glass (yeah, all the way up) for weeks.

The team's staying at the Hard Rock, and its been a lot of fun. I was nearly down 60 bucks at one point but rallied with two corners on 29 twice in a row to put me ahead by $36. I think that's where I'm going to stay; fate has let me get away with dabbling in gambling, but I feel the hammer ready to fall at any time if I continue. Even without the casino, the hotel rooms are gorgeous: flat screen tvs, three shower-head showers (big enough for four people), Bose speakers and the most comfortable beds ever.

I'm going to stop rambling now, but I hope everyone's having a great New Year! If you're traveling through Jersey you should let me know; I can definitely get tickets to a T-Devils game for you and even passes up to the press box with me. I miss you all and while the team's been fun, I definitely missed you during the Game (although I probably would have drank myself into a coma and/or gotten thrown into jail by halftime of that fiasco).