Sunday, June 19, 2011
Awesome!!!!!! Bruins with the Stanley Cup!!!!
It went down like this at the Reillys' - we had about twenty or so people over, some of them kids, who were so excited that they ran around like lunatics screaming "Bruins! Bruins!" and slamming down way too much soda.
The adults were edgy; this one was just ...for all the marbles. It was just too big!!!! We were about to explode!
We all gathered around the tv, the way we did as little kids for the first man on the moon, the difference being that this time people were taking pictures of plays and players on our big-screen and "mobile-uploading" them right on to facebook.
My husband and many of the guys went into the other room, one of my sons included - we were "talking too much" - the girls, that is. That's how we handle stress; we jibber-jabber!
Well, when the Bruins won, it was a freakshow - chest-bumping, beer-swilling, shouts of joy (and that's just the women.) Then, three friends and I jumped into the car and drove straight to Modell's - a tee-shirt shop in Medford, MA. There we stood in line for an hour and a half with all the Bruins gear we could scrape up; it was like the running of the Brides at Filene's basement. The atmosphere was sheer, joyous chaos.
Bruins, we can never thank you enough for all the thrills and chills of this run for the cup; we were with you winning or losing (although winning is easier for us, blood-pressure-wise.) Thank you for a time I will never forget!!!