Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Charlotte Checkers

Last night John, Megan, Ken and I went to a Charlotte Checkers game and the Checkers won! John played hockey in high school and college and while I have never been a huge fan of hockey last night was very exciting! They played the Florida Everblades, who by the way were very rough and scrappy! Our goalie got knocked out cold because the other team player whacked him in the head with his stick-making his helmut and a few of his pads fly off. Very uncalled for behavior! This is a rough sport but that was not a fair play and the guy was called out for the rest of the game. I really enjoyed the Checkers mascot named Chubby. He is a polar bear and he is hysterical! The kids in the crowd just love him and the adults love him too! Here is a picture of Chubby on his ATV throwing T-shirts out to the crowd.

I hope everyone has a great day-gotta get ready for work!

P.S. Thank you for all the prayers and thoughts for John getting the full time position at Best Buy-they decided to give the position to a young guy. Oh well better luck on another job. John is annoyed and tired of younger guys getting the jobs he applies for but I told him there is the perfect job out there for him and that's why these "lesser" jobs don't work out full time!


Mary said...

Sounds like you had a fun time at the hockey game. The mascot cracks me up :D
I'm so sorry it wasn't better new for John with the job. I hope an even better job comes his way very soon. It has to be so frustrating to see it go to a younger person. Sending you all positive thoughts.

Sherri said...

Thanks Mary! Yes, while it was annoying and frustrating it went to a younger person who isn't as well qualified, doesn't have as much experience or training as John does I still really feel it wasn't meant to be. I really feel there is something better out there. I just wish companies would start thinking about the so called "older" people and what wonderful gifts and benefits they have to offer. John is only 55 and he has management skills, dependability, knowledge, etc., etc. that this 20 yr. old guy doesn't have. We also have bills to pay and this young guy lives at home, has no loans, car payments, etc. Oh well better days are yet to come!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning, Sherri. I'm sorry John missed the promotion.

We have an ice hockey team here called the Ice Hogs. Their mascot is an ugly/mean looking pig:)

Sherri said...

Marnie-I had to laugh at your description of your mascot! I like Chubby, the Polar Bear way more than a hog!!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!