Monday, June 01, 2009

Wii and iPod giveaway

The CPF blog is hosting a Wii/iPod giveaway to celebrate their 2 year anniversary. You can find the details here:

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"What's an ip od?"

Can anyone guess where that quote is from? Sorry no prize other than the satisfaction of being right.

Moving on... The iPod touch is without a doubt the coolest little gadget I've ever seen. The touch screen interface is slick, the apps are cool and the wi-fi is awesome.

But that actually belongs to Dirkey. I'm still using the antique.

Friday, September 12, 2008


My baby is in the arms of another man.

I have sold my motorcycle. This is me driving away to meet her new owner

Ringing in my ears

So Dirkey and I have been going through our cd collection and importing everything we have into iTunes. Because of that I've been listening to a few records that have been gathering dust on a shelf for far too long.

Current obsession:

Monday, September 08, 2008

Looooooong overdue vacation


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Confessions of a lonely Schmoop

July 24th - Stranded alone in my house. Dirkey has been gone for days. I have been surviving on hotdogs and english muffins. (and Wednesday is pretzel day at work) No sign of a homecooked meal to be found. I fear that i cannot hold out much longer.

Through my television i have watched the the natives play some form of sport on a diamond shaped field of grass and clay. They take turns wielding ghastly wooden clubs while one of them hurls round, white rocks at him. They appear to use the club to repulse the attacks. This intrigues me, I will have to study it further.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Yes it's been a long time but this page is back in business. (for now) So Uncle Hat and Princess Dirkey are married and living in a lovely little castle. There's not moat or drawbridge but I've got plans for that. ;-)

So we've been married for a year and Dirkey decided we should celebrate that year by going to the most magical place on Earth. THE HOCKEY HALL OF FAME IN TORONTO!!! Ok most people don't care but to me it's like Mecca except i don't pray facing towards Canada.

We also went to Niagara Falls. Enjoy the pics

The Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) has a room that is a mock up of the Montreal Canadiens locker room. This is the Mask of goaltending legend (and one of my personal favorites) Patrick Roy. I was so excited when i saw the mask I reached up and tried to pull the mask off the shelf. I very quickly discovered there was a thick steel cable holding the mask on the shelf. I think I actually would've put the mask on if not for that stupid cable.

The equipment of Team USA goalie Jim Craig. Do you believe in Miracles?

Dirkey and I with Lord Stanley's cup. I tried to drink Champagne out of it but they got really mad and wouldn't let me do it.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Joy in Schmoopland

Just in case you didn't hear

Uncle Hat has a castle

In which He and Princess Dirkey

May live happily ever after.

And of course everybody wants to see the Bling.


The wonderful Princess Dirkey (soon to be McDirkey) has bought Uncle Hat some new goalie gear for Christmas so he is obviously itching to get back on the ice. Unfortunately it was the wrong size (well technically it was the right size but CCM makes their medium goalie pants smaller than other people). So while i wait for the exchange to take place, I'm chomping at the bit to play. To hold us over until I can post pics of Uncle Hat on ice I'll post the greatest moment in Hockey. At least one of my favorites anyway.

Ron Hextall becomes the first goalie to score in an NHL game!