Thursday, December 18, 2008

Why Am I Only 20?

I really don't care much about not turning 21 until August. I'm not much of a drinker or a party girl, so it usually does not bother me that I still have eight months until I reach the legal drinking age.

Except today - today it bothers me a lot.

You see, today Ryan Miller announced the third annual Catwalk for Charity, which you have to be 21 in order to attend.

Look at this video and see exactly why I would want to attend:

There are about a million reasons why I need to go to this, especially this year, but I'll narrow it down to a few:

1.) I'm obsessed with the 1920's. Really, it's a problem. I wrote my first 20-page paper on the influence of flappers in American culture, which I'm thinking of writing my college Honors thesis on as well. My favorite book is The Great Gatsby. Ryan, you couldn't wait one more year for this theme?

2.) According to Sabres Edge, there will be a costume contest for best 1920s look. I was a flapper for Halloween last year and found an even better dress this year (at Target of all places). Maybe I'll just shell out the $35 bucks and wear it around my house pretending to be cool. It wouldn't be the first time...

3.) Also on Sabres Edge is the reveal that all of the guys will be taking part in this dress-up game as well. The image of Goose and Pommer in pinstripes with fedoras is enough to make me feel lightheaded right here. If any of you reading attend, I better see pictures!

Honestly, this event is one of the reasons I am most excited about turning 21 (is that sad or what?). I would love to see all of the guys just goofing off and being themselves, and knowing that the money goes to a great cause doesn't hurt.

I hope some of my fellow bloggers or readers will be attending this year, for the reasons stated above. I expect to hear some stories about Ryan getting his runway diva on and Timmy trying to pick up a scantily-clad girl in fringe.

In other, real news, the Sabres called up Matt Ellis and Chris Butler for tomorrow, with Nate Gerbe being placed on injured reserve. I can't wait to see Butler out there; he could be no worse than Paetsch was last night. Chris was also really nice to my little cousin on the red carpet, joking around with her and taking the time to sign her shirt.

Welcome to the big club, Chris (great hockey hair, by the way)!

Finally, yes, dear readers, I did go to the game last night, but I've decided to put as much effort into my recap as some of the guys put on the ice last night.

*The seats were great - Section 118 Row 13 (thanks again, Uncle Keith), and it was nice to be surprised by seeing so much of my wonderful family there.

*Kaleta scored, my father couldn't have been happier. Then, Goose scored, I couldn't have been happier. That was the first time I've ever seen either of them score in person, so it was pretty cool to see my favorite find the net right in front of me (well, on the other side of the rink...)

*My unsung hero for last night is Goose because he scored, he always looks like he cares, and the seats I had allowed me to see just how much directing he does out there. He really is a leader; he has a great mind for the game (if only his hands and feet could catch up - but I love him anyway!).

15 comments:

Mary said...

I'm so with you Katie, I'm not a drinker either, but why can't it be 19 and up? The 20's theme is awesome too, my friends and I went a day talking in speakeasy terms, ha. We'll just have to get good stories!

Rachael and Lucinda said...

Just think of how much fun you'll have next year! Or you can just get a fake id...I'm pretty sure we didn't get carded last year? ;o)

R

Anne said...

omg Pommer and Goose in pinstripes and fedoras............... can you imagine how suave patrick lalime will look?

Kim said...

"Why Am I Only 20?"

Because life isn't fair, I'm in the same boat I only just turned 20 and am dying to go, but alas it isn't possible.

Katie said...

I'm so with you Katie, I'm not a drinker either, but why can't it be 19 and up?

Seriously; we're not going to get hammered; we're going to stare at Goose! haha

my friends and I went a day talking in speakeasy terms

That may be the coolest thing I've ever heard!

Katie said...

Or you can just get a fake id...I'm pretty sure we didn't get carded last year? ;o)

I would be way too paranoid that I would spend all that $$ and not be able to get in - I'm a dork like that. haha. I'll just wait to join the crowd next year, but I can't wait for stories!

Katie said...

can you imagine how suave patrick lalime will look?

I can...it's a very nice image indeed. His wife is one lucky woman.

Katie said...

Because life isn't fair, I'm in the same boat I only just turned 20 and am dying to go, but alas it isn't possible.

Kim, we're just going to have to save up our enthusiasm for another year, and then think of how much fun it will be!

Jennifer said...

As someone who hardly remembers being 20, I must advise you to enjoy it. It will be long gone before you know it.

Katie said...

Jennifer, I'm usually the last one in a hurry to grow up, but the idea of the boys in those outfits makes me want to speed up time just a little bit. haha

But I am enjoying being young for as long as I can; life goes by too fast to wish it away (except for Goose in pinstripes - haha)!

Shelby Rose said...

18 and up, I'd prefer...I'm turning 18 next February (after the event, though). It just sucks that I have to wait five years in order to go to a Catwalk, if it still happens that far in the future. ):

Yeah, thanks a lot, it's not like I'm going to get blasted. I hate alcohol.

Katie said...

It just sucks that I have to wait five years in order to go to a Catwalk, if it still happens that far in the future. ):

And I thought I had it bad, Shelby! Ryan did sign that contract extension, so hopefully they'll still be walking the catwalk when you turn 21!

Shelby Rose said...

And I thought I had it bad, Shelby! Ryan did sign that contract extension, so hopefully they'll still be walking the catwalk when you turn 21!

You're right Katie. I do have something to look forward to, then! (Thanks Ryan!)

dani said...

21 IS SO OVERRATED SABRE SISTER!

Katie said...

21 IS SO OVERRATED SABRE SISTER!

Couldn't agree more, Sabre Sister!