Sunday, November 25, 2007

Check Please

After Sylvia's women's hockey team practice last week we got to talking with their coach and Sylvia mentioned that she's pretty scared of getting hit into the boards. Coach told her it's not bad at all since the boards really absorb most of the impact. Well Sylvia was a bit skeptical but at the next practice says:

Sylvia: I need to have you check me into the boards sometime so I'm not afraid of it anymore.

Phollower: OK. Do you want me to do it now or surprise you?

Syliva: Surprise me. (pause) I sense a Limpy moment coming.

For those of you not familiar with Limpy, he's a 4-time father-of-the-year (as voted on by an independent panel of his kids every December 23rd after being reminded that Santa only comes to kids' houses who love their parents very, very much) and the above link takes you to a post involving him throwing a baseball at his son. It's not his most recent link so be sure to read the rest of his stuff. He cracks me right up.

10 comments:

Maggie said...

I think Limpy's "surprise" would have looked like something from Slapshot.

limpy99 said...

-pause from putting on the foil-

Who me?

It's good to see my fame has spread to the mid-west co-ed hockey leagues.

Phollower said...

maggie: Fortunately for me, my marriage, and the sweet deal I have where I get to stay home all day, I figured out she was kidding. Even if she wasn't kidding I still wasn't going to risk it. I'll tell her it's because I care too much to take the chance at hurting her and hope for the best.

limpy: The night she said that was in the all chick league so that should make it hotter for you. I just help the coach run some of the drills. And check my wife into the boards.

Maria said...

That is like when I get the hiccups and I just KNOW that Bing or Liv is going to scare me. I HATE that....

Party Girl said...

I've nominated him a few times with the honor just as I've nominated you with hubby of the year.

One of these nominations is not sarcastic.

limpy99 said...

It better be mine PG, or you're going into the wall right after Sylvia.

o'butter said...

Don't fall for Sylvia's innocent "I'm afraid of being checked into the boards" crap for one minute. It's all part of an elaborate ruse to hide the fact that she's a killer out there on the ice.

Don't believe me?

Well, then ask her how she nearly gouged my right eye out in last night's game. She's so skilled with her stick she was able to get the blade of it up under my shield as she skated in front of me.

Then she tried skating off, dragging me behind her, screaming for mercy.

I was terrified. Worse part is, she acted all innocent and sorry afterwards, like it was some sort of "accident."

She's a killer on the ice, I tell you.

Party Girl said...

Limpy: Of course, of course it's yours.

Hold on. There seems to be a cough caught in my throat...

sylvia said...

O' Butter - your own teammate knocked my stick up and then you skated into it. I did not know you were there. And I can't help it if you do not watch where you are skating! Glad your eye was only ALMOST gouged out.

o'butter said...

Sylvia: You realized I was kidding, right? I knew it was not your fault. It was a total fluke--that stick had to be knocked up in just the right way for the blade to get up under my shield as far as it did. It scared the crap outta me for a split second, but it was 100% not your fault. :-)