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Taylor and Me

So today was the big day – my chance to skate at GM Place *and* have my picture taken with Taylor Pyatt! (You know you are jealous!)

This is me, heading down the steps to go skate at GM Place:

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This is me skating:

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I have to say the ice is pretty damn nice. (Comparable, I’d say, to the Olympic-sized rink at UBC ).  It was also pretty cool to skate through the crease and think, “damn, this is wear Luongo stands!”)

This is me on the Canucks bench.  It was pretty much the same as any hockey bench I’ve ever been on before. (I don’t know why I expected it to be different, but I did).

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And this is the Canucks’ mascot, Fin, eating my arm:

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Of course, the highlight of the event was meeting Taylor Pyatt for a photo.

Our conversation went something like this:

Taylor:    Hi, what’s your name?
Me:           Beth
Taylor:    Hi, Beth. I’m Taylor.
Me:          I know.

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Thanks again to everyone who sponsored me for this event. I appreciate your generosity in supporting this very worthy cause!  (The Michael Cuccione Laboratory for Childhood Cancer Research, I mean.  Not that me getting to skate at GM Place and have my pic taken with Taylor isn’t a worthy cause.  Just the charity is a bit worthier.)

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More Thoughts On Taylor Pyatt

1.   The email I got telling us Skate for a Cure VIP fundraisers that we get to have our pictures taken with His Hotness Taylor Pyatt, it stated: “You will receive a pre-signed photo frame with your picture with Taylor. Please note that Taylor will not sign other items (jersey’s, shirts, etc.)”  Aside from the fact that the plural form of words should not have an apostrophe in them (!), the only thing I could think when I read this was, “Please note that Taylor will not sign other items (jersey’s, shirts, body parts…)

2.  A scale of 1 to 10, where 1 = “that’s totally appropriate” and 10 = “inappropriate beyond description,” how inappropriate would it be to tell Taylor Pyatt that I named one of my, um, electronic devices after him?  And then that, um, electronic device actually burned out?

3.  And, most importantly, what the heck should I wear on Sunday when I get my picture taken with Taylor? Remember, it has to be something that I can skate in, which rules out any of my funky skirts or awesome footwear.

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Taylor Pyatt, Taylor Pyatt, TAYLOR PYATT!

So, remember how I came around,Pyatt passing on his skills with chicks to the young lad by John Bollwitt. figurative hat in hand, shaking people down for moolah for the  Michael Cuccione Laboratory for Childhood Cancer Research as part of the Skate For A Cure fundraiser. And that those who raised enough cash get to skate at GM Place and have their picture taken with a Canuck?

Well, they just told us which Canuck it’s going to be.

You may remember Taylor Pyatt from such blog postings as the post where I declared I would have his babies and our babies will have hellabeautiful blue eyes and The Detox is Over. The Retoxification has Begun. Oh ya, and I Got a Free Drink Courtesy of Taylor Pyatt.

So yeah, Sunday. I get to skate at GM Place AND have my picture taken with Taylor Pyatt.

See.  Give and you shall receive.
Photo credit: Posted by John Bollwitt on Flickr.

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Skate For A Cure

When I saw Rebecca’s posting today about Skate For A Cure, I jumped on the chance to join her “Bloggers for a Cause” team.

Skate For A Cure is an event that raises funds for the Michael Cuccione Laboratory for Childhood Cancer Research at BC Children’s Hospital. As an incentive to fund raise, they offer a few perks:

  • if you raise $150, you get to skate at GM Place!
  • if you raise $300, you get to skate at GM Place AND get your picture taken with a Vancouver Canuck player!

OMG! I *totally* want to skate at GM Place!  And have my picture taken with a Canuck!  But, it’s first come, first serve, as space is limited!  So I quickly joined Rebecca’s team and sent an email to family & friends saying “please donate to this cause because it’s really important. And so I can meet a Canuck.  Space is limited, act now already!!!”  I mean, I don’t want to be scooped right?

So, did I ever tell you that my friends rock?  Almost instantly, I had raised $445! In fact, I appear to be the very first person to have raised the $300 required to get a pic taken with a Canuck:

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I wonder if this means that I get my choice of Canuck?

Anyway.  I’m telling you all about this because even though I’ve met my initial goal of $300, that’s just a drop in the bucket for what research costs these days (trust me, I’ve done lab research. It ain’t cheap!), so I encourage you to donate to this really important cause.  You can sponsor me here, or you can check out the Bloggers For A Cause team page and sponsor one of the other bloggers to help them reach their goal of getting on the GM Place ice.  Or you can join the fun and register to fundraise yourself!

And thanks again to my amazing friends who have sponsored me already. You guys rock my world!

About the Michael Cuccione Foundation:

Michael Cuccione was a pretty incredible kid. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 9 and he decided he wanted to make a difference. Which he did by writing songs and producing a CD (appropriatley named “Make A Difference”), which he sold to raise money for childhood cancer research. By the age of eleven, his CD had raised $130,000! Sadly, he passed away at 16 due to respiratory complications, but his dream of finding a cure for childhood cancers lives on through his foundation.