Monday, July 25, 2011

A Quick Introduction

Hello, everyone!  My name is Rachel, I'm 27 years old, a Gemini (although I don't put much stock into astrology), and a soon to be hockey wife.  Oh, yes.  I'm one of those girls.  You know, the ones who saw the first few hockey wives blogs and jumped on the bandwagon. I didn't do it to be like them.  In fact, I used to blog pretty consistently back in college for a few years, but ran out of things to say and quit by graduation.  There's only so many times you can write about being hungover at an 8:30 am class because you went out drinking on a Tuesday night.  However, reading all of the other fabulous blogs out there kind of rekindled my desire to blog again.  For now I'll just write a quick little intro about me.

I grew up in a small town in Upstate NY.  For those of you not from NY, upstate does not include Buffalo.  That's Western NY.  I grew up 5 hours east of there.  There's a whole other section of NY called Central NY between my town and Buffalo.  Also, being from NY does not mean I'm from the city.  It's actually a nice 3.5 to 4 hour drive to get to NYC from where I grew up.  It would take me much less time to reach Montreal than it would NYC.  Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.  Just a pet peeve.

Things I love: Family, my fiance, my friends, my dog Bauer, animals of all varieties, laughing, smiling, sunshine, most sports, shopping, shoes, puzzles, math equations, chocolate, peanut butter anything, wine, occasional thunderstorms, cuddling, hazelnut coffee, sushi

Things I don't love: Liars, cheaters, intolerance, snow, rude people, bad drivers, death, clowns, spiders, packing, bad drivers, cruel people, people that abuse animals

I can't promise this blog will be unique, but it will be about me and my life.  However what you can expect is stressed out wedding planning posts, fun nights with the girls posts, the annoying fan passing their phone number to my fiance in front of my face posts (yes, it's happened), the my dog did something incredibly hilarious posts, the Mike kicked ass in net tonight posts, and the regular old this was how my day went posts.  I hope I'm not boring, but I can't promise anything.  Maybe this will be an underwhelming year with nothing much going on.  Maybe I'll be writing every day just trying to keep up with a whole lot of crazy.  Either way, I'm going to enjoy the ride, and I hope you will as well!  I look forward to getting to know all of you!

Oh, and I can't forget.....LETS GO SENS!!!!!


  1. You like math?! Can I hire you as my math tutor for the GRE? :)

  2. Hi, Rachel. I look forward to following your blog. I'm also a fan of goalies (I just didn't marry one...found my true love off the ice. ;o)

    The way you talk about where you are from vs. NYC is how I always talk about where I'm from (rural central Illinois) in comparison to Chicago. Yes, people, there is a whole rest of the state outside of Chicago. ;o)

    Anyway, best of luck with your wedding plans and the blog.

  3. Welcome back to the wonderful world of blogging, my friend! Glad you're joining us!

  4. Welcome to the world of blogging Rachel! I'll read for sure!

  5. no censoring? so I can post links to my scary clown pics? ;-)

    here's a question, did you have a favorite NHL team before Mike got drafted by Nashville?

  6. Kylie - I majored in math in college so if you need any help I'll do my best!

    Joezayfan - I know, obnoxious, right?! People just have no clue when it comes to geography. Granted, I was one of those people before I moved to St. Louis. I thought Missouri was in the south!

    Hockey Wife - Thanks! I'll try to live up to the standards you all have set, haha.

    Erin Rae Mac - Thanks and congrats! Pass Mike and my well wishes on to your now husband!

    Wayne Chow - I see one clown picture, and I may ban you. Just kidding. But seriously. And I grew up a New Jersey Devils fan so last year was certainly an experience!

  7. hey, glad to have found this blog.. always interesting to see the "other" side of the hockey world! I'm actually from binghamton so I'm definitely excited to see how things go with mike this year! :)

  8. Rachel,
    I'm found your blog Thanks to SwampHockey and some of her blog recommendations :)I was born in Amherst NY and lived in Corning NY for 14 and a half years. I know Upstate NY well :) My grandparents lived in Rome NY. My Brother has been playing hockey since he was 3. I currently live in SWFL but I still follow the Sabres and everything hockey. Cornell is still my favorite team to watch at home. I'm lucky to see them every December in our College Classic here in Fort Myers FL. Looking forward to reading your blog.
    I'm also in the middle of wedding planning.... our date is set for March 4, 2013 ( I'm finishing my Bachelors Degree)
    Good luck with everything!!!
    (Twitter = DoubleBookz)

  9. Great Blog Rachel, it's nice to see you and Mike reaching out to the community and fans. Binghamton is one of the most passionate hockey towns in the AHL, but I think Mike will be able to handle it just fine.

  10. One more questions, sorry. Will yoyu be attending the season ticket holder party Saturday night?