But I probably should have been.
I hope that when I die, someone tries to summarize my life like a MasterCard commercial...
Flights, trains and roadtrips to every country on earth: 2,450,347.56$
Cameras, film and photo developing: 20,994.21$
Making the Matthew Good Band laugh hysterically after sneaking backstage at a show at age 15,
Negotiating my way into the US with a visa-less Mexican diplomat whose passport had
been stolen in UNDER AN HOUR,
Nearly drowning in the North Sea on my 21st birthday,
Meeting John Tavares *before* he got drafted,
Seeing Tom Petty from 10 feet away,
Watching sunrise over the Rockies along the Athabaska river,
And a million things that haven't happened yet,
And never regretting it for a second:
I'm flying to NYC on February 25th.
I'll probably be in Philly on March 5th/6th.
I think I'll be in DC from March 6th/7th to the 10th.
I'm telling myself this is a research mission. And it is. It's also an excuse to get out of Vancouver for a couple weeks so I don't lose my mind. And I want to go see Stefan Legein play. And I miss my family (yeah, I'm a sap).
I've never been to an NHL game, and I've always said my first would be a Sens game... but I may need to get tickets for the Pens-Caps game on March 8th: springing 100-200$ to see Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin, Sykora, Karl Alzner, and MAYBE (*pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease*) Colby Armstrong may actually trump seeing the Sens. Sorry Heatley.
I know some of you live in the area. If you want to go to the game, let me know: I'd LOVE to make a day of it (since it's a matinee game). Seriously. It would be kind on insane, but kind of wicked to attend my first NHL game with people who love the game as much as I do.
Now, all I've got to do is go renew my passport :P Yeah, I just realized it expires in March. (Better to realize it now than when they won't let me through security in four weeks...)