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Tonight, in honor of the Flyers' assault against the Penguins, I decided to abandon my solitary ritual of a livestream and GChat and venture out into the wilds of my city's only hockey bar.

THIS TURNED OUT TO BE AN EXCELLENT DECISION.



So, protip for any females venturing out into hockey bars: if you know even a little bit about hockey, men will buy you drinks. For serious. I bought myself two beers, and was bought two shots and a beer. HOCKEY BARS ARE WONDERFUL, or at least Houston's is. Hell, one of those beers and one of those shots' was on a PENGUIN'S tab, and the other shot was on a RED WINGS' TAB. AND I MADE NO BONES ABOUT MY FLYERS/BLACKHAWKS ALLEGIANCE. For serious, tits transcend the boundaries of rivalries.

I got to the bar just as the Pens-Flyers game was starting, and the first period was honestly just me sobbing into my beer while the Pens scored three. SERIOUSLY, FLYERS, PULL YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. But during the first intermission, I bonded with the people around me, including a Flyers fan named Brandon and a Red Wings fan named Mike, and got my first free beer when a Penguins fan mistook me being a klutz and knocking over my beer for him being a douchebag and causing me to knock over my beer. WHATEVER, FREE ALCOHOL. Mike and I bonded while he was busy sobbing over Nashville's domination of their side. We got into an extensive discussion of first Doctors vs. which Doctor was best in Doctor Who during intermission. (Regrettably, his first Doctor was McCoy, while mine was Eccleston, but he agreed with me that Tennant was the best.) This is also the point at which he agreed to buy me a shot if the Flyers won, a decision which he would later REGRET DEEPLY.

The second period was V.V. EXCITING, as it was the period when I single-handledly convinced a Penguins' girlfriend named Kelly to root for the Flyers based on the strength of Claude Giroux's face. (It is a very god face! You have to admit that!) Anyway, after the Flyers scored to bring it up to 3-2, she decided to buy me a shot on her boyfriend's tab, and between the placing of the order and the delivery of the shot, THE FLYERS SCORED. THIS IS TOTALLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO MY PERSUASIVE SKILLS/OUR DECISION TO GET MORE DRUNK. We did our shot of victory, and the game went to the third period.

The third period was boring, and mainly spent with my arguing with Mike about how the Red Wings were old and feeble and the Blackhawks were totally gonna rise to power, but then overtime happened! AND THE FLYERS WON! And Mike bought me a shot and Mike and Brandon and Kelly and I are totally meeting up again on Friday to cheer on the Flyers, and real world hockey interactions are AWESOME.

THIS HAS BEEN A DRUNK PLAYOFFS POST, I HOPE IT DIDN'T SUCK TOO MUCH. GRACIAS Y'ALL. BLACKHAWKS MANANA POR VICTORY.

Date: 2012-04-12 04:11 am (UTC)
tei: Canadain flag on face! (Misc: Canada)
From: [personal profile] tei
BAHAHAHA I'm not even a hockey fan and this post makes me grin.

Date: 2012-04-12 06:38 am (UTC)
jedusaur: A hockey stick with the paddle wrapped in rainbow-colored tape next to a puck, lying just above the blue line on a rink. (ovi flashing green)
From: [personal profile] jedusaur
if you know even a little bit about hockey, men will buy you drinks

Maybe in Texas! The clientele of the bar I was at today was about 1/3 women. :P It was awesome despite the lack of free drinks, though. I foresee blowing a good deal of money on beer over the next few weeks, since I don't have a decent-size screen to watch on. WOOOOOOOOO HOCKEYYYYYY

Date: 2012-04-13 06:30 am (UTC)
labellementeuse: a young, conventionally goodlooking white guy is hugging a shorter, older black woman. it's adorable. (wc: adorable hugging)
From: [personal profile] labellementeuse
Hey congratulations Flyers fan! Between your Bryz post and 24/7 I was still going into Flyers/Penguins pretty neutral but they totally won me over by the end of the game, so rooting for you guys pretty hard now!

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