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:
This is me skating:
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).
And this is the Canucks’ mascot, Fin, eating my arm:
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?
Taylor: Hi, Beth. I’m Taylor.
Me: I know.
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.)
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.
So, remember how I came around, 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.