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  1. I lost track of time. Haven’t liked popular music for years.
  2. I suppose now the guys who listened to those failed bakers of ten plus years back are now dads, so technically they’re now “Dad Rock”. I listen to grandpa rock, btw.
  3. Not going to apologize for the thread title LOL yes, today is the day I am back in goal! It’s been a long, long, long road back, but I’m back and I’m going for the title!
  4. Had to add aging to the control knobs:
  5. LOL I just added a set of Warrior GT Classic Pro legpads. I liked the ones I modded for my friend and former employee so much that I had to get my own. I probably won’t mod mine quite as radically, but you will NOT mistake them for a stock set. Yep- I love white gear, what can I say?
  6. Mental and physical health are hand-in-hand. What ended up destroying my colon nearly made me cash in my chips. And every day with no colon can be a different challenge. I have yet to have it interrupt a game, even when I had an ostomy bag. But it has interrupted workouts, shortened bike rides, and made permanent changes where I simply can’t do what I used to do. Taking charge of my physical fitness has been helping, but I still face challenges on a daily basis and sometimes it can get me down. In essence, I had to get my meds right, then reinforce what I was doing by doing more physical activity and changing my eating. I remember a kid I used to play with. He was struggling mightily in goal, getting shelled in 10-4 games in college and worse in drop in. I confronted him. I asked him what was keeping his head out of the game. It turned out he was soon to be an accidental dad. I congratulated him, then I told him to try and figure out his happy place on ice. The next time I saw him play, he looked better. His (now) wife had the little baby in tow. He was over the moon! We often forget that this is a game. Hockey should be your happy place.
  7. At the rate the Hawks are playing in front of him, MAF could end up retiring. Those games look like my drop in games!
  8. Not enough fights, particularly goalie fights.
  9. I overslept this morning. Instead of getting up at 3:30, I woke right around 4:45. I just got my tasks done this morning, and as we speak right now, I’m on the treadmill. There are always going to be these type of days. This is when you try to figure out how to turn into a positive.
  10. Getting ready for wet sand on polish on this conversion. Making this into a fictitious repair took the pressure off making it perfect. In all, I am pretty happy with how it’s turning out. I added yellowed lacquer to the head stock, and it makes the pearl logo pop nicely. Also installed a rare tailpiece with fine tuners.
  11. Weirdly, in my odyssey of attaining better mental health, I am trying to live more like the rabbit in goal than in real life. When I let in a goal, my reaction is anywhere from nothing to even laughter. My mind is there and nowhere else. Hockey is my happy place, after all. Self talk can either hurt you or help you. When I let in a goal, I will even say aloud “At least I won’t get shipped to the third tier farm team 200 miles away from a major airport.” Do I want to play well? Of course, but I am not obsessed with it. I have never slammed my stick in frustration. It’s just a game. Now that I am attaining better mental health, I am much easier to get along with. Self-compassion is what most of us need. We can say things to ourselves that we’d never say to another human being unless we wanted them out of our lives! Be compassionate towards yourself.
  12. But does your garage smell like a PIAS?
  13. Wouldn’t the hinged boot Bauer is testing both stiff AND flexible?
  14. Getting close to finished. Going for a repair vibe:
  15. I would tend to agree that the lower end boot is more flexible. If there is little to no carbon in the boot, it will be by default more flexible. I know there has been the occasion where a player had their heart set on a top of the line skate and ended up walking out of the store with second or even third tier skate.
  16. I decided I will be Uncle bunnyman in the hallway closet. My cremains will forever be in a box in the hallway closet until someone either accidentally throws them away or puts them in an attic and leaves them for the next occupant.
  17. Queue the Stevie Wonder song isn’t she lovely:
  18. I am in the “add gear” category. I did retire my Protechsport mask when I got my bell rung. The mask probably is still good, but I lost faith in it when my ears rang for well over an hour and I felt kinda pukey. I am not in the “this helmet is bad because I got a concussion” club by any means. I replace sticks often. I mainly replace jock straps and cups. Now it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to find an old school jock strap, so I gotta baby those. I upgraded to a Nutshellz Law Enforcement rated cup, and it has taken BOMBS. That cup will probably not be replaced. I still have my first chesty. I am actually going to “Frank” it out so it can be used again. This was given to me for Christmas many years back, and it’s decent. It’s a senior Vaughn. Slap new arms on it and it will be fine. I rotate through a LOT of gear. Some I sell off, others are given away or even just forgotten. I also have a boneyard of sorts, with parts ready to be installed onto gear for modding or repairs. I am always trying to come up with the “ultimate” whatever, so I like having stuff on hand.
  19. Just don’t want to take the time LOL I hate being cold on a bicycle!
  20. That Campy BMX kit was legendary. Please share pix!
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